Course History

Founded in 1896, Dullatur boasts two well-maintained and picturesque parkland golf courses and modern practice facilities. The Carrickstone Course is the senior of the two layouts and was designed by James Braid and recently modernised by Dave Thomas.

The new holes, designed by the Welsh former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas, who also laid out with Seve Ballesteros the neighbouring Westerwood course, are scheduled to come into play in June, but not as a complete entity.

For convenience of layout, there is the old play-the-land-as-it-lies type which has been influenced, among others, by five-times Open champion James Braid, who designed the extension from nine to 18 holes in the 1920s, and partly modern with expansive bunkers and land sculpted by mounding.

We have one called the Carrickstone course after a landmark at the east end of the course, and begins at the old fifteenth, taking in six new holes and 12 from the old course, one of which will combine what are now the fourth and fifth.

The Antonine course, so called because of the nearby Roman wall, will comprise 13 new holes and five from the old to give a further element of antiquity to Dullatur itself which, according to David Kerr's club history, takes its name from a corruption of the Gaelic phrase dubh leitir, or, in English, dark hillslope.

The Carrickstone course, at its full length, is 6309 yards and the Antonine 5940, both par 70 the latter's greater difficulty factor making up for its relative shortness.