Brief Background

Since its establishment in 1976, Stackstown Golf club has grown into one of the most well respected and attractive venues to play golf in Dublin, Ireland. Set amidst the Dublin mountains, panoramic views of Dublin Bay and City and its unique wildlife, Stackstown has a uniqueness of its own.





















While Padraig Harrington is its most famous son, the ladies and gents of Stackstown have won honour in most national competitions including the major provincial championships in Ireland. It was founded as a Golf Club for Ireland's national police force, the Garda Síochána, and is now happy to welcome visitors from all over the world.








Padraig Harrington played his amateur golf out of Stackstown Golf Club, on the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.  He had an illustrious amateur career, having played in three Walker Cups; he won the Irish Amateur Close Championship at Lahinch in 1995 and the West in 1994.  He first came to notice when he won the Leinster Youths at Delgany Golf club in 1991 with a fine score of 266.  Padraig has left a formidable legacy behind him at Stackstown, with the likes of Mark Campbell and Michael McDermott following in his footsteps.

Padraig turned professional after the European victory in the Walker Cup at Royal Portcawl in 1995.  By this stage, he had qualified as a chartered accountant.   His first win on the European Tour was the Peugeot Open de Espana in 1996, on only the tenth start in his professional career.


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 'The Clubhouse'  The way we were - from humble beginnings - multi-purpose unit c.1976  'The big break' Club officials and members watch attentively c.1982  'The cottage on the hill' Cottage view from the 3rd in the distance and is that the 4th in the foreground?


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 'Admiring his prize'  Paddy Harrington  'The First of Many' Captain Paddy Shovlin with Breda and Padraig Harrington c. 1988  Teeing off
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 'The Left Hand Drive'  'The JCB Men' Circa 1976