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Course History



Since 1994

For  a relatively young course, we are steeped in history, spanning from War time through Amelia Earhart’s landing and the eventual opening of the course in 1994.

Foyle Golf Timeline


1916 Gallagher Family moved from Ramelton, Co. Donegal and set up farm at Springfield
1932 Amelia Earhart landed her plane in a pasture, having flown from Newfoundland, USA
1962 Dairy Farm Fresian herd sold, and land let
1973 Rob Gallagher established beef fattening and arable farming enterprise
1991 Beef herd sold, the idea for a golf course was born, and extensive drainage commenced on the land
1992 Golf course construction began in earnest, spanning almost three years
1994 Foyle Golf Centre opened its doors to the public
– March: 9 Hole opened
– July: 18 Hole and Pitchers Restaurant opened
– November: Driving Range opened
2001 £1m extension completed on clubhouse extension and Pitchers Wine Bar & Restaurant
2002 Driving range extended with extra 6 bays, video analysis teaching facility and reception area
2004 4th and 5th holes altered to include what is now arguable the most challenging hole on the course
2012 3,000sqft extension to driving range with Golf Store Europe and major facelift to bays and entrance
2013 Golf Reception renovated



After independent assessment of our course and facilities, we are proud to have been awarded the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Quality
and Assurance Mark.