Course of the Month

September 2019

Ryston, Ireland Ireland

Part of Ryston Sports and Social Club, Ryston Pitch and Putt club in situated in downtown Newbridge, Co. Kildare and has played host to many major championships over the years. Irish Ropes factory was a massive employer in Kildare and the Irish Ropes Sports and Social club was formed to provide sports and social activities for its workers.

The Pitch and Putt club was founded in 1960. It was one of the first clubs to be affiliated to the newly formed  P P U I (1961) and has remained continously affiliated ever since. 

Over the years, the thriving club has hosted all the Kildare, Leinster and Irish championships. In the 1990s, the Irish Ropes factory was sold to the Barlo Group and in 1999 the land at Ryston was given to the members.  At the same time it was decided to change the name of the course to Ryston. The red setter had been the emblem of Irish Ropes also used as the crest of the club so the members decided to retain it as the crest of Ryston.
 
The Ryston championship course measures a total of 880 metres. Longest hole on the classic parkland layout is the Index One 9th, which plays 68 metres over a deep front left bunker. The 3rd, 5th and 10th all measure just 35 metres to be jointly the shortest tests on the course.
 
The club runs weekly competitions and coaching is available. The state of the art modern clubhouse (built in 2007) has a full bar facility and can cater for a variety of functions.
 
Throughout its storied history Ryston has produced a succession of top class players and shrewd administrators.