On Saturday, 14th April 2007 the historic reopening of the newly redeveloped Clubhouse took place in beautiful sunshine. The Clubhouse has been in operation since Tuesday, 13th February 2007.
The official opening ceremony and reception involved the cutting of the ribbon by that year’s Captains’ Tom Mason and Susan O’Loughlin with the 2006 Captain, Michael Scannell. Prayers and blessing of the building was performed by Fr Liam Belton of Kilquade Parish and Rev Nigel Waugh of the Delgany Church of Ireland. The Lady Captain Susan O’Loughlin welcomed over 200 members and guests and Captain Tom Mason as Chairperson of the Management Committee highlighted the great work achieved by previous Captains and Committees since 2000 in relation to the course and clubhouse development projects which are now completed and represent an investment of over €5 ½ million by the Club. He also thanked the Architects, Contractors, Design and Project Teams, House Committees for delivering such a fine redeveloped Clubhouse. In attendance representing the GUI and ILGU were Fintan Buckley and Frances Wogan, Chairpersons of the Leinster Branch and Eastern District respectively.
The newly redeveloped Clubhouse on the existing footprint of the old Clubhouse offers first class Bar, Restaurant, Function and Meeting Rooms all on the first floor with unique panoramic views of the surrounding hills, sea and village which can also be viewed from the balconies which surround the Clubhouse and overlook the recently developed golf course. At ground floor level there are new locker and changing facilities as well as Snooker Room and a new Delgany Pro Shop operated by the club’s golf Professional Gavin Kavanagh.
The front entrance reception area leads into the Gallery where a photographic history of the Club is hung in chronological order. In addition, the Famous Faces of Delgany, the winning teams over the years and the strong links between the Club and the Ryder Club are prominently displayed. The offices of the Club: Administration and Accounts are located on the left of the reception area.