Blacklion Golf Club is a beautiful 9 hole parkland course established in 1962, with coppices of woodland and mature trees. The lake comes into play on four holes and there are some magnificent views of Lough MacNean, its islands and surrounding hills. It has been described as one of the best maintained nine-hole courses in Ireland, and one of the most scenic.
Facilities include a clubhouse with trolley hire, chipping/putting practice area, changing rooms, snooker table, and a licensed bar serving hot food and light refreshments.
There is normally no need to pre-book. During the week it is very much a walk-on type of course. Even though our diary may look busy with club competitions - which are held generally on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays - they do not take up much time at the first tee.
There are plenty of opportunities for the visiting golfer to find a suitable tee-off time. If in doubt, please contact us in advance to arrange your preferred date and time and we are sure we will be able to accommodate you.
McPartland wins May Monthly Medal
Barry McGrory’s purple patch continued when he returned a net 68 in the May Monthly Medal. However, he had to settle for the runner-up spot when Kevin McPartland, playing off a handicap of seven, shot a scintillating 66 to take the top spot.
1. Kevin McPartland 66
2. Barry McGrory 68
3. Michael McGuigan 68
Gross. Paul Ferguson 82
Front Nine. Michael McAloon
Back Nine. Ashley Sheerin
Darren Boyle led his Lawson Cup team to fine victories both home and away against Enniskillen Golf Club to advance to the next round.
Prizes for all competitions from the start of the season will be presented at 10pm on Friday 31st May in the clubhouse.
Blacklion G.C. is holding Open Competitions from 9th to 23rd June during the period of the G8 summit. If you would like to escape the hassle of the G8, come and enjoy a day out in Blacklion. Meals are available throughout the fortnight of competitions. Full details next week.
(Pat Gallery's Ulster Four Ball team had a magnificent victory in Ballyclare, where they got 2.5 points out of a possible 5 - after winning 4 - 1 in Blacklion. They now meet Fortwilliam in Round 3. And on Saturday 25 May, the Blacklion Ladies travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon to take on the much fancied Athlone in the second round of the Connaught Junior Foursomes and came home delighted with success: congratulations to Geraldine Creamer, Yvonne Cullen, Ann Doonan, Margaret McCafferty, Pat Alston and Cathy Mccabe. They now meet either Ballinasloe or Boyle. Unfortunuately, Philip Maguire's Conway Cup Team were not so successful in Newtownstewart where they lost 13.5 to 2.5.
The Farrow Cup almost qualified this year, losing out for a place in the Knock-out stage by just two points. However, they came away from Omagh, on Monday 27th, with the top prize for the best 'individual' score: 66.5 by Rosie Dolan and Jimmy Donovan. P. M.)