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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, currently ranked number one golfer in the world.

Discover the golf clubs in Belfast and beyond, book into a golf resort and get ready to tee off your ideal golfing break!

Golf Courses

Belvoir Park Golf Club

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

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. Stay in the nearby Maryville House Bed & Breakfast, a Victorian Gentleman’s residence situated on the cosmopolitan Lisburn Road in south Belfast.

Castlereagh Hills Golf Course

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

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.

Royal Belfast Golf Club

Royal Belfast Golf Club

Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest golf course in Ireland! Located on the shores of Belfast Lough, the club is just minutes from Belfast city centre, George Best City Airport and Belfast Harbour. The 6185-yard 18-hole course meticulously maintained with stunning views over Belfast Lough and the Antrim plateau.

Bangor Golf Club2

Bangor Golf Club

Bangor Golf Club is in the centre of the seaside town of Bangor. The course promises a challenge for golfers of all levels, and it has attracted some major events including the Ulster and Irish Professional Championships. Visit the restaurant and bar for hearty food, drinks and sports screens.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is a members club that welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions

Golf Resorts

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.

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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.

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