Northern Ireland has over more than 90 golf courses, each one is very unique. Why not practise in one of our local golf courses which are suitable for all levels from the dedicated golfer to the first timer. We've put together this handy blog on golfing throughout Lisburn & Castlereagh. To get your free guide to Golf in Northern Ireland call into our Visitor Information Centres in Lisburn or Hillsborough or you can click here to view the guide online #theopen #DiscoverNI #Golf
Aberdelghy Golf Course Lisburn is an 18 hole parkland course situated 5 minutes outside Lisburn City centre. It was founded in 1986 and was one of the first municipal golf courses to be built in Northern Ireland. Alec Blair and Greg Ferris originally designed the course as a 9 hole golf course. Due to demand, however, the course was extended to 18 holes in 1998.
Castlereagh Hills Golf Course is located on Upper Braniel Road in the heart of the magnificent Castlereagh countryside. The facility is located only 4 miles from Belfast City Centre and has a wealth of free car parking spaces. Most noteworthy, the course overlooks Strangford Lough and County Down. Therefore, it has acquired a reputation as the hidden gem of municipal golf courses in Northern Ireland.
Down Royal Park Golf Course is widely recognised as one of the driest golf courses in Northern Ireland with the natural layout making it playable all year round. The entire golf complex is open to the public welcoming visitors and societies seven days a week. The golf facilities at Down Royal include an 18 Hole Classic Course, 9 Hole Valley Course and Meadows Pitch & Putt course. Additionally, visitors can also avail of coaching through the Down Royal Golf Academy with junior and adult lessons. Golfers and visitors can also enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and refreshments in the Bar Bistro.
Laganview Golf Centre is a state of the art, family owned driving range that's open all day. Budding golfers can avail of 40 floodlit bays with automatic tee machines rain or shine. Visitors as a result will find their true potential with plenty of time to practice. In addition, the facilities provide professional lessons to help you prepare for the Open! Whether you are new to the game and wanting to get started, or are a seasoned player looking to fine tune a certain area of your game, they can help you reach your goal!
Debate surrounds the foundation of Lisburn Golf Club. The Club under its present constitution was, in fact, founded in 1905. For the next 68 years it occupied a compact nine hole course at Longstone Street in the heart of Lisburn. The present Governor’s Road bisects what was the first fairway on that course. Indeed a few of the majestic lime trees which were such a feature of the course, and which hampered many a shot on the first and ninth holes, are in evidence to this day. This championship course is testing for every golfer and has a wealth of character over its 18 holes. Situated at the junction of the M1 and A1 arterial routes it is very accessible to visitors and the Club also holds the Quality Assurance Award from Tourism Northern Ireland.
Rockmount Golf Club's dream began in the early 90's when Robert and Diane Patterson decided to turn part of their farmland near Carryduff into an 18 hole championship standard golf course. It's one of the few golf clubs, which recognises equal membership and playing status for men and women. There is no doubt that Rockmount is an excellent test of golf and one that you are sure to enjoy. After your round the Clubhouse offers excellent dining and bar facilities and a warm welcome is assured.
Temple Golf and Country Club offers great golf and facilities for functions. Set in the rolling hills of County Down, the course avails of the natural environment in order to offer challenging golf and stunning views. The Green Jacket restaurant offers something to suit all tastes, while offering stunning views of the course and lakes.