Belfast Golf Courses
(Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
It would be fair to say that Belfast is the golfing capital of Northern Ireland, with a huge choice of courses within driving distance of the city centre. Highly recommended is the Shandon Park Golf Club, which is a friendly local parkland club offering an 18-hole course with excellent views across Stormont, and is just 3 miles / 5 km from the city.
Particularly central is the Ormeau Golf Club, on the southern side of central Belfast, which stands alongside the River Lagan, next to Ormeau Park and the Pleasurewood Hills Park. Close by, the Belvoir Park Club is situated a little further to the south, near the Lagan Meadows and just across from the Knockbreda Cemetery. Other notable courses include the Royal Belfast, the Balmoral, the Malone, Mount Ober and Shandon Park, amongst many others.
Royal Belfast Golf Club
Address: Craigavad, Holywood, Country Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9042 8165
The Royal Belfast Golf Club is one of the most historic and important courses in the city, being particularly popular with locals. Visitors will be able to make use of affordable equipment hire and a large clubhouse.
Balmoral Golf Club
Address: Lisburn Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9038 1514
Located within easy reach of central Belfast, the Balmoral Golf Club has much to offer golfers visiting Northern Ireland. The club itself boasts a long and impressive heritage, being founded by a group of keen locals way back in 1914. Today, undulating fairways are lined by literally thousands of trees, providing a mature background for the holes.
Belvoir Park Golf Club
Address: 73 Church Road, Newtonbreda, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9049 1693
The Belvoir Park Golf Club, in the Newtonbreda region, is a well-designed course with mature planting and scenic views. Established in the 1920s and covering some 135 acres / 55 hectares, the Belvoir is just a couple of miles away from the city centre.
Cliftonville Golf Club
Address: 44 Westland Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9074 6595
Established in 1911, the Cliftonville Golf Club features a pleasant nine-hole course. Even though the course is fairly short, there are still plenty of challenges to enjoy.
Knock Golf Club
Address: Upper Newtownards Road, Summerfield, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9048 3251
The Knock Golf Club is located in the Dundonald area of Belfast and is home to a number of particularly challenging holes. Close by, the Dundonald International Ice Bowl provides a useful point of reference, as does the Ulster Hospital.
Lisburn Golf Club
Address: 68 Eglantine Road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9267 7216
Lying on the south-westerly outskirts of Belfast, the Lisburn Golf Club is just a short trip from the city centre, via the M1 motorway. The club boasts quite a pedigree and is more than 100 years old, being founded in 1905.
Malone Golf Club
Address: 240 Upper Malone Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9061 8363
The Malone Golf Club is an attractive 27-hole complex situated around a large scenic lake, featuring excellent golfing facilities. Next door, the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park provides further interest.
Massereene Golf Club
Address: 51 Lough Road, Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9442 8096
The Massereene Golf Club features an especially picturesque layout, with many excellent views and mature planting. Various events and get-togethers take place here over the course of the city, including a lavish New Year's Eve party, followed by a Winter League in January and February.
Mount Ober Golf Club
Address: 24 Ballymaconaghy Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9079 2108
The Mount Ober Golf Club is to be found on the southerly outskirts of Belfast, on Ballymaconaghy Road, where it comes with a driving range, a large clubhouse and a games room with full-size snooker tables. Look out for the views of the city visible on both the third tee and the 12th green.
Ormeau Golf Club
Address: 50 Park Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9064 0700
The Ormeau Golf Club enjoys an especially central location, being within walking distance of the city centre and dating back to 1893. After you have played your round, you may like to enjoy a bite to eat in the clubhouse, at the Niblick restaurant. Whilst you dine you can admire the views of Cavehill and the Black Mountain, as well as the famous cranes of Harland and Wolff.
Shandon Park Golf Club
Address: 73 Shandon Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)28 9080 5030
Shandon Park Golf Club is an appealing course, with exceptional views across Stormont and the surrounding countryside. The club is to be found to the far east of the city, within the suburb of Camamuck.