12 Great Places to Enjoy Lough Neagh Golfing
Moyola Park Golf Club
Located in the small village of Castledawson, Moyola Park Golf Club is a 18 Hole Championship set over 130 Acres in the gorgeous Shanemullagh Estate, Castledawson. The site also once hosted an exhibition game featuring late golf legend Severano Ballesteros. The course has great transport links being located just a few minutes’ drive from Castledawson Roundabout.
Website: Moyola Park Golf Club
Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Located on the site of the historic Galgorm Castle, this highly regarded course provides a uniquely beautiful setting for a round of golf. The course is the home of the Northern Ireland Open and in 2014 received the IGTOA’s Parkland Course of the Year award, proving the course isn’t short of pedigree. With the Eagle Bar & Grill on site, Galgorm marks itself as fantastic place to spend an afternoon golfing.
Website: Galgorm Castle Golf Club
Massereene Golf Club
Massereene Golf Club, situated in Antrim and providing stunning views of Lough offers golfers a beautiful locale to enjoy while playing a round of 18. The course has an established history having been founded back in 1895. With a pro shop and restaurant on site, combined with the spectacular views of Lough Neagh, Massereene offers a great option for an afternoons golfing.
Website: Massereene Golf Club
Allen Park Golf Club
Located at the edge of Antrim Town, Allen Park is a great and easy to access Par 72 course. The course is one of the newer on list having been built in 1996 but with greens which have been built to USGA specifications and 3 man-made lakes in the 143-acre course, Allen Park has been built to provide a top golfing experience. The facilities have undergone a multi-million-pound renovation and now offer an even better experience at the site. Visitors may be interested in the restaurant which offers great views over the course or, alternatively practice their swing at the 20 bay driving range.
Website: Allen Park Golf Club
The Hilton Golf and Country Club
The Hilton Templepatrick Golf and Country Club, with its luxurious facilities, offers keen golfers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a few days of golfing whilst making the most of the wonderful accommodation on offer. Along with its great transport links the course also offers a 16 bay driving range, restaurant, ride on buggies as well as hire equipment.
Website: The Hilton Golf and Country Club
Edenmore Country Club
Located a few miles outside of Magheralin, the Edenmore Country Club is a nice and secluded course set in the beautiful Co. Down countryside. The course is an 18 hole par 72 course which has been operating for over 30 years and still provides as great a challenge now as it did back then. With the course being part of the Edenmore Country Club, visitors can be sure that great accommodation is available if needed and along with this, the site offers a restaurant, Equipment hire and a Trackman Studio, used to help golfers improve their play all year round.
Website: Edenmore Country Club
Lurgan Golf Club
Located conveniently in Lurgan with easy to access transport routes, Lisburn Golf Club offers a great venue for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy. The park delivers terrific views over Lurgan Public Park Lake ensuring that your game at the course will be a memorable one. The facilities at Lurgan include a restaurant, a pro shop an academy, where golfers can hone their skills.
Website: Lurgan Golf Club
Established over 30 years ago in 1984, Silverwood Golf Club is a wonderful parkland Golf course located conveniently outside Lurgan. As well as the Par 72 course, Silverwood is home to a 9-hole par 3 course and a pitch and putt. There are also a number of other facilities on site including the restaurant, the 16 bay driving range and a putting green.
Website: Silverwood Golf
Home to the 2016 Ryder cup captain, Darren Clarke, Dungannon Golf Club is not only to a famous name but also to a fantastic course. The course is one of the longest established in Northern Ireland having originally been built in 1890 though there have been numerous redesigns since then, including one by Darren Clarke himself. The course is highly regarded and well maintained putting in position to be one of mid-ulster’s best courses. The club boasts a shop as well as their own restaurant which was winner of the 2016 Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland in the NI Foods Awards.
Website: Dungannon Golf Club
Killymoon Golf Club
Another club with a long history, Killymoon Golf Club was originally built back in 1899 and the Cookstown club continues to be a success to this day. Killymoon Golf Club holds an important legacy within Irish Golf, having been one of the founders of the Golfing Union of Ireland. The course itself holds it’s own as one of the most beautiful courses in Mid-Ulster with spectacular views in all directions. The course contains it’s own pro shop as well as the Fairways restaurant.
Website: Killymoon Golf Club
Lisburn Golf Club
Established in 1905, Lisburn Golf Club actually moved sites in 1973 to it’s current site at Blaris Lodge. The par 72 course is a little short compared to other courses with the yellow markers measuring the course at 6231 yards though this takes you through one of the best maintained and most elegantly designed courses around Lough Neagh. The site also contains a pro shop along with the courses own “Greenview Restaurant” and their bar, “The Nineteenth Hole” making the course a great place to spend an afternoon and beyond.
Website: Lisburn Golf Club
Traad Ponds, Golf & Leisure
Located a short 5 minute drive outside of Ballyronan, Traad Ponds is set in picturesque parkland, a short distance from the Lough Neagh shoreline. The 9 hole par 33 course featuring a number of man-made lakes provides not only a great challenge to even seasoned golfers but also offers great value for money. Traad ponds is also a sandy course, meaning that the course is available to enjoy Lough Neagh golfing all year round. The site currently has a bar on site but with a new clubhouse opening soon, the course is sure to grow in popularity.
Website: Traad Ponds, Golf & Leisure
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