Over the years Sutton has had three clubhouses all of which have been situated on the same site. The first of these was built shortly after the foundation of the club. Thanks to many additions and renovations it served the club well for almost 75 years. Its passing and the construction of a replacement were recorded in the minutes of the AGM in 1965 – “After 65 years of being home to Sutton sailors and golfers our clubhouse is reduced to a memory. In the last 20 years of its life it has become one of the best known clubs in the world. Outside of our shores this has been due to one man, J. B. Carr. At home all who have played in our senior team have contributed to making this the outstanding club of the period…..we trust the new clubhouse now taking shape will not have cause to envy the old one in this respect”.
The new clubhouse was soon to be joined by the opening of Connor’s Field and more success for Sutton teams and individuals. It also ushered in the celebration of Sutton’s centenerary in a fitting manner in 1990. However, after some 30 plus years it was showing it age and in 1994 the decision was taken to set up a sub-committee to to look into the future development of the clubhouse. Following an extensive survey of the existing clubhouse it was concluded that it could not be improved or extended in a cost effective way to deliver what was needed. Architects O’Mahony Pike were commissioned to design a new “fit for purpose” clubhouse and their design was submitted to Fingal County Council for planning permission. Planning was duly received and the proposal to go ahead was passed at a meeting of the members in December 1999. Work commenced in March 2000 and the new clubhouse was completed in May the following year.
The new clubhouse built over two storeys, as might be expected makes much of its stunning location. A feature of the clubhouse is undoubtedly the JB Carr Room which contains a wealth of memorabilia from the life and times of Sutton’s most famous member – a truly fitting tribute to the man who, to this day, remains one of the major names in the history golf in Ireland.
Opening hours for the Bar and Restaurant vary throughout the year and are linked to daylight hours. Please check with the office or Pro Shop.