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History of the Club

Foxrock Golf Club is one of the longest established golf clubs in Ireland. Located in the quiet suburb of Foxrock village in Dublin, and in 2018 we celebrated our 125th year in existence.

Our 9-hole course course was originally laid out in 1893 by a well known golf professional Brown and was redesigned in 1914 by golf architect Harry Shapland Colt.

Colt advocated moving away from the traditional links courses and instead went for heathland and parkland locations. As a result, our elegant clubhouse, set on tranquil grounds, offers a haven to the members where they can relax afterwards in a house full of history and grace.

We recently developed a new Short Game Academy area and installed new bunkers on the third and fourth holes to complement the existing mid iron practice area. Innovation and progression are important to us – we want to provide a top-class facility for both our current and future members.

Keep up to date with developments, events and news about the Club in our Latest News section. Read more here about membership at Foxrock or corporate bookings. Book tee times or check out our Golf Events Calendar.

We have also included a short history appendix on the notable events and personalities in our club over the last 125 years, we hope you enjoy this section.

A detailed look at Foxrock history

 

Clubhouse
Foxrock has had only two clubhouses in its 122 year history. The first one stood at the present 13th tee and was accessed from Leopardstown Road along a roadway which bordered on Glensilla and continued across what is now the second fairway. Find out more
 
Henry Harry Shapland Colt & C H Alison
The forefathers of Foxrock had the vision to employ the services of some excellent golf course designers/architects. Find out more
 
J Lindsay Bonzo Crabbe, 1897 -1970
James Lindsay Crabbe, affectionately known as Bonzo, won the West of Ireland Championship in 1924, the same year he also won the South of Ireland. Find out more
 
Florence Walker Leigh
In 1897 when Foxrock joined the I.L.G.U, the first Southern Branch to become affiliated to the Union, our representative was our Lady Associate Florence Walker Leigh. Find out more
 
Pat Fletcher (neé Sherlock)
Pat Fletcher won the Irish Close Champion at Portmarnock in 1934 when only 22 years old. She was also a semi-finalist in 1931, 1936 and 1938. Find out more
 
John O'Leary
John joined Foxrock as a junior member in the 1960s, from his earliest days made a mark for his exceptional length and power. Find out more
 
Mungo Park
Not many Irish golf clubs can claim an Open Champion as their Professional. Mungo Park was the second professional appointed to Foxrock Golf Club in 1894, at almost 60 years of age. Find out more
 
Exhibition Match, 2nd October 1955
A crowd of approximately 5,000 watched the international exhibition fourball, in aid of the Christmas Toy Fund, at Foxrock yesterday, when four Ryder Cup players treated the attendance to an interesting 36 holes of golf. Find out more