Discover the golf clubs in Belfast and beyond, book into a golf resort and get ready to tee off your ideal golfing break!
Whether you’re looking for top rated golf courses just minutes from Belfast city centre, rolling fairways in the countryside or seaside courses with spectacular views, Northern Ireland has some of the finest golf courses in the world. We’ve played host to world-class golf events, including The Open in 2019, and our courses are home to world-famous players like Rory McIlroy, who has been ranked number one golfer in the world at 22 years old.
Belvoir Park Golf Club
Just two miles from Belfast city centre, Belvoir Park Golf Club is one of Ireland’s best kept golfing secrets. Famous golfers such as Rory McIlroy and world renowned golf writer Peter Dobereiner have rated Belvoir Park as one of the best inland courses in Ireland, if not the British Isles. Dine in The View restaurant, which has stunning panoramas of Belfast. Stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, just a five-minute drive away in Northern Ireland’s only Regional Park.
Balmoral Golf Club
Also just two miles from the city centre, Balmoral Golf Club in south Belfast boasts a 6276-yard course that is an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all levels. The tree-lined parkland course is one of the most highly rated of its kind in Northern Ireland. Facilities include club hire and an on-site restaurant and bar.
Castlereagh Hills Golf Course
Castlereagh Hills Golf Course overlooks idyllic views of Strangford Lough and County Down. The facility boasts a challenging 18-hole course and contemporary clubhouse with conference rooms, bar and fully licensed restaurant which is open to members and non-members. Book into Hastings Stormont Hotel, just an eight-minute drive away.
Malone Golf Club
This beautiful parkland course is found on Belfast’s Upper Malone Road, just five miles from the city centre. With 27 holes of secluded, gently undulating parkland countryside, the centrepiece of the course is the natural trout lake which extends over 27 acres.
Stay and play for longer. These resorts pair world-class golfing with luxury hotels, spas and decadent dining – the perfect retreat for golfers and non-golfers alike.
Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort
Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel, spa and golf resort is situated only 30 minutes from Belfast. Play a round on the Castle Championship Course, nestled in the heart of the 220-acre historic estate, while non-golfing family members unwind in the Thermal Spa Village. Dine in the exquisite River Room restaurant and stay overnight in a deluxe suite, superior room, cottage or log cabin.
Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf and Country Club
The Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf and Country Club, located in the private Castle Upton Estate, is just 20 minutes from Belfast. The par-72 18-hole parkland golf course is enjoyable at all skill levels, it also includes a 16 bay floodlit driving range, short game practice area and two practice putting greens. The hotel boasts a spa, wellbeing and health club, deluxe rooms and contemporary restaurants and bars. Pets are welcome too!
Golf and Family Fun
Travelling with the kids? Combine golf with family friendly fun at these outdoor and indoor activity centres.
Colin Glen Forest Park
If you’re looking for a quick round of golf or a day out with the kids, Colin Glen Forest Park boasts a challenging nine-hole parkland course and state-of-the-art driving range suitable for beginners and seasoned players. The park also offers walking trails, mountain biking, ziplines and lots more family fun activities.
Lost City Adventure Golf
Kids will love the indoor, jungle-themed 18-hole golf courses at Lost City Adventure Golf, complete with incredible special effects and interactive obstacles. After your game, enjoy freshly made pizzas and snacks, as well as cocktails, mocktails, milkshakes, coffees and much more – perfect to replenish explorer energy levels with something for all tastes. Open seven days a week from 10am, including Sunday.
This indoor family-run 21-hole golf course + a BONUS HOLE has been designed with only the golfer in mind. Golfers of all ages and sizes, regardless of talent, should feel like they can bring out their inner child and get that rivalry to an all-new high! They have adapted to make all players feel welcome, including the less able, with low level entrances and exits at the majority of holes.
Pickie Funpark has always been one of Northern Ireland’s top attractions. The park hosts lots of fun activities including their 18-hole mini-golf course with panoramic views of Bangor Bay and the hills of Antrim beyond. There are over 10 attractions at the park, kids can cool down in the splash pads or pick up an ice cream at the kiosk.