Who are we?
The only P.P.U.I. affiliated course in the North of Ireland, or indeed Ulster, Cloghogue Pitch & Putt has been widely recognised as one of Ireland's premier courses, not only because of its range of shots and inspired lay out, but also because of its prime location and the majestic 360º views to be had.
Since our foundation back in 1967, we have hosted 5 National Championships – 3 inter-counties, 1969, 1982, both won by Dublin (with the local Down ladies recording a famous victory in 1982), and 1992 when Louth pipped Cork in a play off. The All Ireland Matchplays in 1994 when Sean Downes and Marian Marks took the honours, and more recently the National Mixed Foursomes in 1999, when Noel Joyce and Brid Ryan from Hillview finished 1 hole clear of locals Marina O’Rourke and Paul O’Hagan. We have also hosted the Gents Leinster Strokeplay and the Leinster Inter-county and numerous regional championships.
The view over Newry City from the 4th teebox
Where are we?
When the pitch and putt is not so good, players can get lost in their surroundings. The beauty of Newry and Mourne and parts of neighbouring Co Louth are visible where ever you look. Cloghogue holds a position high over Newry, and the whole city and surrounds can be seen from its northerly boundary. On the East the mountains of Mourne are seen, while on a clear day Dundalk bay can be seen between the famous Cooley mountains on the southern aspect of the course. Turning West players look unto Slieve Gullion, and in the not too distant past, the now dismantled Army watch towers which oversaw this part of South Armagh.
Established behind the Church by the local priest Fr Devlin, the club enjoys a good partnership and relationship with the clergy and parishioners, and it forms a large part of the sporting and social activities of the parish of Upper Killeavy.
Getting here -
From the South -
The course is situated 4.5 miles north of the border with the Republic of Ireland, behind Cloghogue Chapel, on what was until recently the main Newry to Dublin road. Coming from Dundalk, the course can be found within a short distance of the first roundabout as you reach the outskirts of Newry, some 10 miles from Dundalk. Take the third access (for Newry), under Cloghogue Bridge and within 30 yards, turn right through the church gates and continue up through the Car park up through another set of gates. The course is to your left and clubhouse to your right. A sharp turn past the clubhouse brings you into the Car park.
From the North -
If you are on the Newry by pass- come to the Cloghogue roundabout, take the first exit towards the Bridge and follow as above.
Take the main Dublin road from the town passing the entrances to the Buttercrane and Quays Shopping Centres and up the hill towards Dublin. Before you approach Cloghogue bridge you turn left into the Church grounds as above.
View over the 16th green towards Fathom mountain and the Flagstaff
Want to play? - Green Fee Information
When not in use for competition, our course is open to all members to play.
Non-members may also play on payment of Green Fees. Green fees for 2008 are £6 per day and are at the discretion of the committee and grounds man.
Those paying green fees are expected to abide by the rules of the club and any restrictions in force.
Juveniles - Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to curtail juvenile green fees. Whilst we encourage juveniles to join the club, for health and safety reasons, we can only permit juvenile greens fees while in the company of an adult.
Why not join? - Membership Information
Cloghogue has members from both North and South, with membership hailing from all over Newry and Mourne, South Armagh and the wider Dundalk area.
There is an adult membership of over 120 men and women, and a juvenile membership reaching 40 during the summer season. Within the adult membership there is a strong senior citizens group, who whilst playing at every opportunity, also have their formal social and competition day on a Thursday. The Gents competitions take place on a Tuesday night while Ladies play on Wednesday nights. Weekend competitions also take place regularly.
The club is open for new members to join. Members enjoy unlimited use of the club facilities and are eligible to play in all competitions. Fees also include registration with the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland which enables you to enter regional and national competitions and opens.
Membership runs from January to December. Types of membership and fees available are;
Full Adult - £110 (€130); Senior Citizen - £90 (€110); Full time Student - £45 (€55); and Juvenile (10-16 yrs) - £35 (€40).
For safety and insurance reasons, under 10's are not permitted on the course.
Members are also expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct for members which is as follows:-
Cloghogue Pitch & Putt is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, administrators and those associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Club Captains or Chairman, in a calm and respectful manner.
As a member of Cloghogue Pitch & Putt club you are expected to abide by the following members code of conduct:
· Members must play within the rules of the game and respect officials and their decisions.
· Members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all fellow members and visitors regardless of gender, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation or religion.
· Members must display and encourage good behaviour and correct actions at all times. This includes not using foul or offensive language or the use of threatening behaviour towards any person or property.
· Members must wear suitable clothing whilst at the club, as outlined in the club dress code.
· Members must pay any fees for membership or competition entry promptly, within timescales, and without quibble.
· Members are not allowed to smoke in the clubhouse nor use banned substances of any kind whilst on club property or representing the club.
· Members must respect the decisions of the elected committee, whilst highlighting any concerns or complaints in a calm and respectful manner to the Club Captains or Chairman.
· Members must respect the club premises and course. This includes the surrounding church property and its visitors.
If you would like to become a member, please complete the appropriate application form by clicking on the link below and return it with your payment to the club.