History of Sandfield Pitch and Putt

Do you remember this view of Sandfield Pitch and Putt back in the mid 1980’s and can you help us to build a history of Sandfield Pitch and Putt course so we can create a page on our website?

History of Sandfield Pitch and Putt
John (Sean) Connaughton Opening Sandfield Pitch and Putt

Do you have any old photos, stories, memories or historical information about Sandfield Pitch and Putt under the previous ownership of John ‘Sean’ Connaughton (1983-2002) or Tom Finn (2002-2021)?

We would like to build and document a history of Sandfield Pitch and Putt and create a history page on our website to commemorate the course and it previous owners from its creation in the mid 1980’s through to the current day.

If you have any photos of the course or people, stories or memories you are willing to share or have any historical documentation, paper cutting and/or information about its history please contact us on 087 161 4343 or email to: sandfieldpitchandputt@gmail.com

Course Update 14th March 2024

The is the Sandfield Pitch and Putt Course update for 14th March 2024.

We are very sorry to announce that the course will NOT be open in time for Easter this year.

Following the persistent and heavy rain since September the course remains very wet and waterlogged in places. We are currently pulling new drains to try and get the course dry.

Once again we have suffered some serious animal damage to some greens that will need repairing and some dry growing time to get them repaired.

Please check back regularly for updates on the potential opening date for the 2024 season.

2023 Season Closing Date

The closing date for the 2023 Season will be from Tuesday, 26th September 2023.

We would like to thank all our Patrons and visitors who have played Sandfield Pitch and Putt this year. We hope you have enjoyed your days here.

It has been a tough year. Both from weather wise perspective in what has been a record wet year. Also with the various challenges we have faced in preparing and maintaining the course. We look forward to delivering new challenges and new holes in the coming years as well as upgrading the facilities here at Sandfield.

2023 Season Closing Date

Check back on our website and the Opening Times page for details of the opening date for the 2024 Season. You can also check us out on out Instagram and Facebook pages.

2023 Season Closing Date – Tuesday 26th September

Leaderboard Update 17th August 2023

A Busy day on the Sandfield Pitch and Putt Leaderboard yesterday and here is the update for 17th August.
We have a new low score of 5 under par 49, recorded by Manus Friel with 6 Birdies and 1 Bogey. He was part of a very competitive and low scoring 3-Ball along with John Friel posting 53 (1 Under Par) and Darragh Friel 57

Congratulations to Manus who now heads our Leaderboard.

Leaderboard Update 17th August


Unrelated this was followed by a personal low score of 51 for Paul Whelan bettering his previous best of 53.

Congratulations to Paul.

Can you get on our next Leaderboard update post? Check it out to see all the lowest scores and Holes in One on our website at https://www.sandfieldpitchandputt.ie/leaderboard/

Leaderboard update 17th August.

Time Out Podcast Interview

Sandfield Pitch and Putt was pleased to welcome Tony McGettigan from the Time Out Podcast to do an interview with owner Michael Allsop on 8th July 2023.

Time Out Podcast Interview
Click above to Listen to the Interview

Time Out Podcast Interview – Episode 80

“Michael Allsop hails from Nottinghamshire in England. His wife hails from Ardara. In the spring of 2021, they re-opened Sandfield pitch and putt in Ardara as the new owners.  Michael tells the story of how this came to be,  buying the piece of property from the now late Tom Finn.  We look back on the course’s early history as well, which dates back to 1983. Michael has exciting plans for the future of Sandfield pitch and putt which he and his family run.  He talks about the cost to play a round, best scores submitted and famous names to have stopped by for a round. I hope you enjoy the interview.” — Tony McGettigan.

In order for you to find out a bit more about us, the course and our plans for the future. We recommend you listen to the interview to you.

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Leaderboard Update 11th July 2023

Here is your latest Sandfield Pitch and Putt Leaderboard update for 11th July 2023

Another a low scoring day at Sandfield Pitch and Putt yesterday. When we had two players posting a new low score for the 2023 season.

First up was Nicholas Wehrley, who posted a 4 under par 50 with 5 birdies and one bogie to go to the top of the leaderboard. Only to be tied later in the evening by Mick Mullin who also posted a card of 50 missing a birdie putt on 18. His card again had 5 birdies and one bogie.

We also had two more Holes in One recorded this week. Kieran Carr got an ace on the 6th Hole and Jack Doyle on the 18th.

Whether it is an Under Par round or a Hole in One. The Sandfield Pitch and Putt Leaderboard is hotting up, can you get on it! Check it out the latest Leaderboard Update by clicking here.

Leaderboard Busy Day

We had a busy day on the Sandfield Pitch and Putt Leaderboard on Saturday.

Firstly Frank Dorrian ended up posting a 2 under Par 52 score after having a 4 under first 9 holes to tie Barry Gallagher with the lowest score. Barry Gallagher then posted a 3 under Par 51 later on in the day containing 5 birdies to be the sole player with the lowest score.

The challenge to post the lowest score of the 2023 season is hotting up, are you in the race?

Check out our Leaderboard page for all the lowest scores and all the declared Hole in Ones