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20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Northern Ireland

By: Golfshake Editor | Wed 21 Apr 2021 | Comments

Brilliantly showcased during the 2019 Open Championship won by Shane Lowry, Northern Ireland is home to an incredible range of golf courses, several of which are considered among the finest on the planet.

However, what makes this small corner of the world so appealing for golfers is that there is something for everyone, reflecting any budget without dropping in quality.

The Golfshake Community rate thousands of venues each year, including for their Value For Money. Studying reviews from recent seasons, we have identified courses that offer money well spent.

Highly rated by everyday golfers, these destinations present a variety of costs, but generally players are in agreement that the experience more than delivered on expectations.

Whether you live in Northern Ireland or just fancy making a visit, then make sure you stop by these!

Colin Park Golf Course

Golfshake Rating: 3.85

Value For Money Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "Nice 9 hole course with a few tricky holes. The TopTracer Driving Range is the best there is around and is a great tool to get loosened up before your round of golf."

Belvoir Park Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 5.00

Value For Money Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: "Superb course in excellent condition. Well maintained. Beautiful clubhouse with lovely food too."

Bright Castle Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.65

Value For Money Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: "Great course in super condition. Friendly and accommodating staff, great value for money at £13 a round."

Dungannon Golf Club


Golfshake Rating: 4.38

Value For Money Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: "This course presents a challenge to everyone, from the beginner through to the scratch golfer."

Cairndhu Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.47

Value For Money Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "An interesting series of holes with some stunning views of the coastline from several of the tee boxes."

Moyola Park Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

Value For Money Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: "Well worth a visit. Lovely parkland course. Easy to get to, good food and clubhouse and fast pace of play. Greens are in excellent condition too!"

Bentra Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 3.28

Value For Money Rating: 4.78

Review Comment: "Very good course, not the easiest but would definitely play again. Some holes are very challenging."

Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.51

Value For Money Rating: 4.69

Review Comment: "Great course in a brilliant setting. Very playable links golf with a few short par 4s making you challenge yourself."

Ballycastle Golf Club


Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Value For Money Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Fantastic golf course, played in March but the course was in excellent condition with barely a damp patch. Greens were receptive and quick to putt on. Some of the best views from a golf course I've been at."

Clandeboye Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.52

Value For Money Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Course in brilliant condition. Greens superb and very true. The course is very interesting with a great layout. Must play."

Lough Erne Golf Resort

Lough Erne

Golfshake Rating: 4.73

Value For Money Rating: 4.60

Review Comment: "An absolute gem of a course with magnificent views, great holes and in great condition. I'd play again in a heartbeat."

Rockmount Golf Club


Golfshake Rating: 4.76

Value For Money Rating: 4.57

Review Comment: "Always play this course when I am in County Down. If anything it was in even better condition than ever this time round. Played with a member who chased me down the first fairway to ask if I was playing alone and wanted company. Highly recommend the course as one of interest and challenge."

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club


Golfshake Rating: 4.69

Value For Money Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Course in excellent condition throughout. Would highly recommend and will definitely play again."

The Knock Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.40

Value For Money Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "The setting, layout of the course is absolutely great. Play great and it will reward your day out. Play bad and it will show. Definitely will be back to improve my game."

Down Royal Golf Club

Down Royal

Golfshake Rating: 3.65

Value For Money Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Have played this course several times and would recommend it to anyone. Staff friendly and helpful, course remained dry despite wet weather."

Scrabo Golf Club


Golfshake Rating: 4.39

Value For Money Rating: 4.43

Review Comment: "I loved that it was challenging but didn’t feel unfair. And really none of holes felt difficult from length alone. It’s a very interesting course with lots of rolling hills, tight corners, and fun tee boxes."

Greenacres Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.35

Value For Money Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: "First time I've played Greenacres despite only living a few miles away. Very pleasant surprise. Excellent course. Not huge in length but tricky enough."

Enniskillen Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.30

Value For Money Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: "Good course well worth visiting. A good challenge for all levels of golfer. Greens and fairways in excellent condition. Tree lined fairways are a pleasure to play on. Good value golf."

City of Derry Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 3.65

Value For Money Rating: 4.29

Review Comment: "Fantastic well kept course, with friendly staff and members. Personally my favorite out of the three good courses in Derry."

Ormeau Golf Club

Golfshake Rating: 4.17

Value For Money Rating: 4.20

Review Comment: "Beautiful course from 1st to 9th, greens and fairways were perfect. Definitely recommend."

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