10 of the Best e Courses in Northern Ireland under 100

By: Golf Shake | Fri 11 Sep 2015 | Comments


Plenty of greats hail from Northern Ireland and it’s no wonder they made it so far on the PGA and European Tours with so many incredible courses to play in this golf crazy country.

Check out where we suggest playing for under £100.

Lough Erne Golf Resort

Lough Erne

Despite being a 5* Golf Resort, you can enjoy the delight of the Faldo Course at Lough Erne for under £100. Due to its unique location nestled in a private 600-acre peninsula between lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, Lough Erne is one of the most picturesque golf resorts in the whole of Europe.

Lough Erne is recognised as one of the best new courses/resorts in Europe and from this has hosted many top events. The Faldo Series Grand Final was held at Lough Erne in 2010, 11 and 12 as well as The Lough Erne Challenge which was a strokeplay between Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington.

The hotel itself offers 120 5* luxury rooms and suites. Perfect for those looking to stay and play both the courses. Similarly, non-golfers can take advantage of the spa and activities that the resort has to offer.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £50.00 (Low Season) £70.00 (Shoulder Season) £85.00 (High Season)
  • Weekend - £60.00 (Low Season) £75.00 (Shoulder Season) £95.00 (High Season)

Galgorm Castle Golf Club

Galgrom Castle Golf Club is the perfect venue for the ultimate golfing getaway. Galgrom Castle combines two unique locations to create a luxury golfing product. You can play the Championship Course, which is located in the grounds of Galgrom Castle and then after your round you can relax in the Deluxe Galgrom Resort & Spa.

The course measures at 6,930 yards off the Championship tees and offers a challenging yet rewarding test of golf. It has everything from water features that come into play on many of the holes to strategically placed bunkers that capture any slightly off line shot.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £50.00
  • Weekend - £60.00

Ballycastle Golf Club

Ballycastle is situated just yards from the shoreline on the Causeway Coast, well known as a spectacular golfing coastline with incomparable views. The course is a unique test of golf due to the fact it offers a mix of both parkland and links golf.

The back 9 is the most exposed as you are launched up into the seaside hills and requires great shot making in the typically challenging conditions. However, if the golf isn’t going so well, you can’t help but feel calm as you take in the panoramic views of the town of Ballycastle, Fair Head, Rathlin Isand and the Mull of Kintyre.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £55.00
  • Weekend - £65.00

Ardglass Golf Club

Ardglass GC

Ardglass Golf Club is proud to be the home of Brabazon Trophy 2015 winner and Walker Cup player Cormac Sharvin. It’s no wonder the youngster is excelling after playing all his golf at this outstanding course.

The course is an 18-hole links set on the north-eastern coast and offers stunning views as well as some equally stunning holes. Like most links courses it is relatively short but the howling wind really makes you think about your club selection on almost every shot.

The club is just 50 minutes from Belfast and only 30 minutes from the world-renowned Royal County Down.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £60.00
  • Weekend - £85.00

Lisburn Golf Club

Lisburn Golf Club is at the centre of an impressive trio of golf courses in Lisburn. Everyone’s favourite golf commentator David Feherty is the course record holder at Lisburn after shooting 64 in the Ulster Professional Championship.

Those looking for a golfing getaway but don’t want to be spending hundreds of pounds should definitely consider Lisburn. After playing at Lisburn Golf Club you have another two courses to choose to play between, Aberdelghy Golf Club and Down Royal Park Golf Club.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £70.00
  • Weekend - £80.00

Belvoir Park Golf Club

Belvoir Park Golf Club is situated in 129 acres of beautiful parkland and was designed by famous golf course architect Harry S Colt. The golf club is filled with history and has even hosted major events such as the Irish Open, the Senior Ladies’ British Amateur Championship in 2011 and even the Irish PGA Championship.

The course measures at 6,685 yards off the Championship tees and is a classic test of parkland golf. The fairways are tree-lined, bunkers surround the greens and the greens are undulating.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £70.00
  • Weekend - £80.00

Malone Golf Club

Malone GC

Situated in 330 acres of undulating woodland, Malone Golf Club is one of the finest in the area. The course is made up of three loops of nine meaning finding a tee off time should not be a problem.

The centrepiece of the course is the beautiful, natural trout lake that extends for some 25 acres. The course has everything with approach shots over water into undulating greens. Rory McIlroy said Mulane Golf Club is “a great place to relax and enjoy golf with friends.”

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £75.00
  • Weekend - £85.00

Castlerock Golf Club

Set amid towering dunes, Castlerock Golf Club is a classic links course. Castlerock is part of an impressive trio in the County Londonderry area with Royal Portrush and Portstewart just down the road.

A round at Castlerock Golf Club will test every single part of your game. Any wayward tee shot may find its way up one of the sand dunes or into one of the strategically placed bunkers. However, the course is blessed with natural beauty so it will be hard to not enjoy your round here.

Price Guide: 

  • Weekday - £75.00
  • Weekend - £90.00

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club

This outstanding Hilton resort has everything you would expect from the worldwide hotel chain and there are often offers on stay and play deals. The Templepatrick course is an award-winning course that offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for every level of golfer.

After you’ve made your way round this 7,000+ yard Championship course you can relax in the peaceful spa and even enjoy a meal in one of the three restaurants. Once you’re completely relaxed you can then enjoy a night in the luxurious comfortable rooms that the Hilton has to offer.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £54.00
  • Weekend - £62.00

The Royal Belfast Golf Club

Where better than to end your journey than at The Royal Belfast Golf Club, Founded in 1881, this club is the oldest golf club in the whole of Northern Ireland and has been a thorough test of golf throughout all those years.

The course is located on the shores of Belfast Lough and is just a 40-minute drive from Belfast International Airport. In recent years the course and its clubhouse has been refurbished and improved but has still kept most of its original charm. A certain Rory McIlroy is also a member at this terrific parkland course.

Price Guide:

  • Weekday - £85.00
  • Weekend - £95.00


 

 

 

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