The 15th hole on the Malone Golf Club, Belfast
Play: Belvoir Park Golf Club
The green fingers of the fairways fan out through mature forest. Seems a world away from urban bustle until city views reveal themselves from the 19th hole.
Play: Malone Golf Club
Three great nines makes 27 holes of perfect parkland golf, including opportunities for newbies to have a go. Challenges await too; tricky greens and tee shots over water.
Play: Royal Belfast Golf Club
The oldest golf course in Ireland (1881) has hosted royals, rookies and regulars who come for the impeccable greens and unrivalled views.
See: The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Travel back in time to small town Ireland 100 years ago. Living history and trains, planes and automobiles through the ages.
Terrain takes a starring role in Rockmount. Clever design incorporates water, hills, natural hazards and strategically placed trees. Lisburn’s design is the ideal layout; two 9-hole loops, vibrant with spring colour.
See: A different view of Belfast. Tour by open top bus, boat, black taxi, bike, on foot or by theme.
Play: Shandon Park Golf Club
It’s the pristine greens, the finest in NI, that make Shandon Park so popular. These exceedingly high standards have nurtured a production line of international stars and attracted major tournaments.
See: St. George’s Market. UK’s ‘best large indoor market’, a huge, buzzing emporium of local produce, crafts and fantastic feasting.