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Quality & Assurance Golf Clubs

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has congratulated thirty one golf clubs from across Northern Ireland for their commitment to providing the best visitor experience.

Quality & Assurance Golf Club logoThe Golf Quality and Assurance awards set out to raise the bar when it came to standards at golf clubs, with a particular focus on customer service. NITB are working with Fáilte Ireland on the implementation of this quality and assurance scheme.

Alan Clarke, NITB Chief Executive commented: “Seeing some of our best clubs sign up to this scheme is surely a sign of the golf industry’s commitment to providing the best visitor experience for all visitors."

This scheme sets out to establish minimum standards for the golf industry so that visitors are experiencing consistency at every step of their visit, from arrival at the carpark, the welcome and reception they receive, clubhouse facilities and services as well as standards on the golf course. This means that we will not only deliver standards of excellence to visitors, but also work to exceed the expectations of our visitors.

The successful clubs appear below.

Places To Visit

Belvoir Golf Club, Belfast

Northern Ireland golfers are very fortunate to enjoy several fine examples of the esteemed H.S. Colt’s talents for course design with Belvoir Park considered one of the best. Enjoying a well-deserved position as one of the finest inland courses ...

Malone Golf Club, Dunmurry, Belfast

A secluded parkland course in gently undulating countryside on the outskirts of Belfast. The present Ballydrain site is the club’s
fourth home since it was founded in 1895, and is now complete with a 27 hole facility. One of the most picturesque...

Rockmount Golf Club, Carryduff, Belfast

This masterpiece combines scenic Mourne Mountain views and testing conditions for golfers of all standards. The course has been cleverly designed so that the natural terrain is incorporated throughout the 18 holes. The signature eleventh is a par ...

Shandon Park Golf Club, Belfast

A championship course decidedly worth inspecting. Offering views over historic Stormont, this famous parkland layout with its notable true greens, delivers an enjoyable challenge for all.

Ballycastle Golf Club, Ballycastle

Situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland and only 20 minutes from the famous Royal Portrush Championship Links this is a course that should be included in every golfers trip. Bring your camera.

Cairndhu Golf Club, Ballygally, Larne

Superb parkland course designed by J.F.S. Morrison, partner in the firm of Colt, Allison and Morrison, and chosen for its unique site in over 200 acres of mature woodlands and rolling hills. Arguably Ireland’s most scenic course, with unsurpassed ...

Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Ballymena

Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6930 yards par 72 championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful, mature parkland located in the heart of County Antrim.

Lisburn Golf Club, Lisburn

Founded in 1905, Lisburn Golf Club is steeped in history. The Championship Course is testing for every golfer and possesses a wealth of character over 18 uniquely differing holes. Mature coniferous and deciduous trees line most fairways and ...

Massereene Golf Club, Antrim

Established in 1895 Massereene Golf Club is one of the finest parkland courses in Northern Ireland. At 6603 yards off the championship tees, even the scratch golfer will be tested. The course is very popular with societies and lady golfers ...

Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush

Founded in 1888, the legendary Royal Portrush Golf Club has two Championship Courses - the renowned Dunluce Course and the smaller, but equally enjoyable Valley Course.

Tandragee Golf Club, Tandragee, Craigavon

Tandragee Golf Club is situated within the historic walls of the Duke of Manchester’s estate. This well wooded parkland course is a good test of golf for any golfer who cares to visit.

Ardglass Golf Club, Ardglass, Downpatrick

Located 30miles from Belfast on the beautiful County Down coast, Ardglass Golf Club is links as it should be.

Bangor Golf Club, Bangor

Bangor Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Bangor overlooking Belfast lough and the Antrim Hills. It is a Private Members Club with upwards of 1,000 playing and social members. Bangor Golf Club was founded in 1903 with a nine hole golf course.

Clandeboye Golf Club, Bangor

36 Holes. There are two courses in wooded undulating parkland/heathland with clusters of gorse bushes and copses ready to claim the wayward shots.

St Patrick's Golf Club, Downpatrick

This parkland course measures 6,120 yards, and with tight tree lined fairways, fast and true greens and well placed bunkers provides a serious test of shot making.

Edenmore Golf & Country Club, Magheralin, Craigavon

Edenmore, a parkland course, is laid out in the gently rolling hills of the lower Lagan Valley. The course layout is distinct in that both nines are different in appearance and playing characteristics. The front nine is relatively open, but with ...

Holywood Golf Club, Holywood

Set high in the Holywood Hills, County Down we are just seven miles outside Belfast and have breathtaking views of Belfast Lough and the Antrim Coast. Visit the home course of world golf star Rory McIlroy. Get a photo taken with the major trophies.

Kilkeel Golf Club, Kilkeel, Newry

Encapsulated by a wealth of unspoilt natural beauty, this superb course presents a myriad of challenging holes, while a newly built clubhouse offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for food and relaxation.

Royal Belfast Golf Club, Holywood

Founded in 1881, Royal Belfast Golf Club lays claim to the title of the oldest golf course in Ireland. Visitors are assured of a very warm welcome and a wonderful golfing experience.

Warrenpoint Golf Club, Warrenpoint, Newry

This very attractive parkland course overlooking the dramatic scenery of Carlingford Lough has hosted several high profile events including the Irish Professional Championship and a Ladies’ European Tour.

Castlerock Golf Club, Castlerock, Coleraine

Castlerock Golf Club is situated in the seaside resort of Castlerock, which lies approximately 5 miles west of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Castlerock is a fabulous links course set among rolling sand dunes.

Foyle International Golf Centre And Golf Shop, Londonderry/Derry

Foyle International Golf Centre boasts a championship standard par 71 course, set on the outskirts of the historic Walled City of Derry, overlooking the famous Donegal hills.

Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart

Situated on Northern Ireland’s magnificent Causeway Coast, Portstewart Golf Club presents a difficult but fair game. The Strand Course is indisputably the jewel in Portstewart’s crown for both quality of game and scenery. The course is set in ...

Roe Park Resort Golf Club, Limavady

The 18 hole parkland layout takes full advantage of its beautiful setting with Lough Foyle and the Inishowen Peninsula providing a dramatic backdrop to the course. Popular with amateurs and seasoned players, the course is both challenging and enjoyable.

Dungannon Golf Club, Dungannon

Mature 18 hole course on outskirts of Dungannon. Facilities include clubhouse with bar where snacks and meals are available by arrangement.

Newtownstewart Golf Club, Newtownstewart, Omagh

Newtownstewart Golf Club, founded in 1914, lies at the foot of Bessy Bell mountain, in the rolling parkland of Baronscourt, ancestral estate of the Duke of Abercorn. The emphasis at Newtownstewart is on friendliness rather than formality.

Omagh Golf Club, Omagh

Founded in 1910, this club is located one mile from the town centre on the Belfast/Dublin road. It boasts a fine 18 hole parkland course 6,165 yards in length, with a par of 71. Visitors and society meetings are always welcome to enjoy the ...

Kirkistown Castle Golf Club, Cloughey, Portaferry

Kirkistown Castle is a true links and was founded in 1902. It is situated in the village of Cloughey on the eastern seaboard of the Ards peninsula making it the most easterly 18-hole golf course on the island of Ireland.

Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle

Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificant backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne.

Hilton Templepatrick Golf Club, Templepatrick, Ballyclare

The four star luxury Hilton Templepatrick Hotel and Country Club is situated on 220 acres of beautiful park and woodland on the Castle Upton Estate.

Lough Erne Resort (Golf), Ross Inner, Enniskillen

Lough Erne Resort is home 2 Championship Golf Courses, including The Faldo Course; designed by Six time Major winner Nick Faldo, The Faldo Championship Course is his first golf course design in Ireland.

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