Gate Lodge, Butterfield House
Clubhouse of Rathfarnham Golf Club 1899-1903. (Sketched by Keith Keartland from a photograph in The Irish Golfer, January 1900).
"New Golf links have been established at Butterfield,
The course lies along the banks of the Dodder and has
Rathfarnham, the lands of which, containing about 50
beautiful views of the Dublin Mountains.
It is well
acres, were duly surveyed by T Hood, Professional of
drained, having gravel subsoil and the turf for the most
The Royal Dublin Golf Club, who indicated the best
part is naturally short. There are numerous hazards
positions for the greens and tees, and reports that a
formed by hedges, ravines, river courses and cliffs.
very pretty and sporting course, with nine holes to start
The club being a proprietary one, the liability of the
with, had been secured. Mr John Lumsden and other *
members will be limited to their subscriptions, the
competent authorities also kindly inspected the grounds
present proprietor, Mr P Y Bogue, undertaking to keep
and were equally pleased with the new links.
the links in perfect order for a term of years ending } st
The temporary clubhouse is within five minutes walk of the Rathfarnham tram terminus, to which there will shortly be a frequent service of electric cars.
1902 after which there is every reason to
believe the club will be continued on satisfactory lines.