Cushendall Golf Club was founded in 1937 when a meeting was called in the Glens of Antrim hotel on Saturday 4th December "for all those interested in the formation of a Golf Club and the acquisition of lands for same" by Mr Larry Morahan. Fifty nine invitations were issued and twenty three turned up.
Mr James McSparran, who was elected Chairman, reported that Legge grounds were available for lease at a yearly rent of £35. He said that £140 would be required to run the Club for the first year. He proposed that the fees should be 2 guineas each and he himself started the ball rolling with 2 guineas plus 3 guineas. 5 guineas were also contributed by Dr A.McSparran, Dr D.McSparran, A.McAlister, L.Morahan, E.Sweeney, J.Moonan, D.Lynn, G.McMeekin, J.Murray, J.Black, M.Anderson, and Fr.Connelly. 2 guineas came from J Hamill, H.Dobbs, J.Faulkner, D.McAlister, C.McCullagh and Sergeant Connell while G.B.Newe and J.McAuley contributed 1 guinea each for a total of 85 guineas.
The following were elected trustees to negotiate a lease:-E.Sweeney, A.McAlister, J.McSparran, J.Moonan and M.Anderson. L.Morahan was elected Hon .Secretary while J.Moonan was elected Hon.Treasurer.
Messers J.Hamill, Dr A.McSparran and Sergeant Connell were asked to go around the area and solicit subscriptions.
At the 1st A.G.M,held on 18th February 1938 in the Glens of Antrim Hotel Mr J.McSparran was elected the 1st captain of Cushendall Golf Club.
|1934||Match played between Glenarm & Cushendall|
|1937||Club officially formed at meeting in Glens of Antrim Hotel.|
|1938||Affiliated to GUI|
|1939||Formation of Ladies Branch|
|1947||Visit of Fred Daly after winning British Open at Hoylake.|
|1959||Won Barton Shield (Ulster Branch) – Beaten by Athlone in All-Ireland Semi –final.|
|1963||New fields obtained from Antrim C.C. (2nd & 3 Holes)|
|1966||First telephone installed in old Legge House Clubhouse|
|1967||Nellie Garrett Cup Winners (Ladies)|
|1975||Won Christie Flag.|
|1977||First Bar/Function room opened (incorporating old Legge House)|
|1980||Northern District “D” Team Winners. (Ladies)|
|1987||First club computer installed.|
|1988||Won Pierce Purcell (Ulster Branch) –beaten by Galway in All Ireland Semi-final.|
|1989||Northern District “D” Team Winners. (Ladies)|
|1991||Northern District “D” Team Winners. (Ladies)|
|1997||First Junior Club Captain elected.|
|1997||Northern District “B” Team Winners. (Ladies)|
|2001||First Club in Ulster Golf to grant Ladies equal membership.|
|2004||Clubhouse renovated to present format.|
|2004||North Antrim Shield Winners.|
|2004||Northern District Ladies 4-Ball Winners. (Ladies)|
|2004||Smirnoff Scramble Winners (Portugal)|
|2004||Menolly Holmes Ulster Champions. (Ladies)|
|2005||Starters Hut installed.|
|2007||Ulster Intermediate Cup Finalists. (Ladies)|
|2008||Northern District Ladies 4-Ball Winners. (Ladies)|
|2013||Ulster Under 19 Girls Inter-Club Matchplay Finalists. (Junior Girls)|
|2019||First Golf Club in NI to be awarded the Sport NI Clubmark accreditation|