Golf Clubs in Northern Ireland
Consistently regarded as having the best parkland greens in Northern Ireland, the golf courses combine a tough championship layout with some beautifully sculptured holes, great views of the city, and challenging greens.
Northern Ireland is the playground of golfing champions. Perfect your technique on a diverse range of parkland and seaside courses.
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Northern Ireland’s golf history extends well over a century, when Royal Belfast became the first golf club on this island in 1881.
The passion quickly caught on and continues today. Northern Ireland has dozens of courses created in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many designed by some of the leading and most innovative course architects of the day, such as Harry Colt, Tom Norris and Alister McKenzie (designer of the Augusta National Golf Club).
These include our grandest Royal Portrush and Royal County Down, still just as challenging and invigorating today. In 1951 Royal Portrush became the first course on the island to host the British Open and continues to be a venue for some of the national amateur competitions.
The historic courses have nurtured more than a few legends, among them Fred Daly MBE, Darren Clarke who is still a member of Dungannon Golf Club, and Ronan Rafferty who credits Warrenpoint Golf Club with his early development.
Northern Ireland’s rich cultural heritage means you’ll find 10,000 years of history as you explore many of our courses. Ruins of medieval castles, stone farmhouses, ancient walls and bridges are all part of the terrain here.
Balmoral Golf Club is a challenging Par 69 Course in the heart of Belfast. We have a fantastic modern Clubhouse with excellent bar and catering facilities. A pint of our country’s finest brew, Guinness, is a must while sitting on our balcony overlooking the course. On arrival, a well stocked pro shop greets you and provides all your requirements including club, trolley and buggy hire
Founded in 1927, this undulating parkland course, which meanders through 136 acres of mature woodland was designed by the famed course architect H S Colt. Situated just two miles from Belfast City Centre, Belvoir Park Golf Club boasts a distinguished history having hosted The Irish Open, Irish PGA & Irish Close.
Royal Belfast Gold Club is the oldest golf club in Ireland with a rich history which makes it the best options for so many years.
In recent years our facilities have been extended but continue to retain their early charm and we are.