Golf in Ards and North Down

Ards and North Down, home of Ireland’s first golf club and Rory McIlroy

Renowned for for it’s most famous home grown player; world golf star Rory McIlroy and and Irelands oldest golf club, The Royal Belfast.

Perfect for your Society break or visiting the 2019 Open, we have a course for all levels, and plenty to do to make your visit all the more worthwhile, from karting to whiskey.
• 12 clubs
• 14 courses including Links, James Braid and Championship
• Society Discounts
• 5 Tourism NI accredited clubs
• 5 star luxury to budget accommodation

Location:
Located on Belfast’s doorstep, we are only a 90 minute drive up the motorway from Dublin and minutes from George Best City Airport and Belfast docks. Getting here couldn’t be simpler.

Our Golfing History:
Golf here dates back over 125 years when The Royal Belfast became Ireland’s first Golf Club, established in 1881. Some of the country’s finest golfers emerged from our fairways and greens including Ryder Cup and Walker Cup players like Norman Drew, Garth McGimpsey MBE, David Feherty and of course our latest star Rory McIlroy.

Courses:
Designed by names such as James Braid, H.S. Colt and Peter Alliss, each course is a hidden gem and unique, with stunning scenery including views of Belfast Lough, the Mourne Mountains, Strangford Lough and even Scotland!

Our courses are: Ardminnan, Bangor, Blackwood, Carnalea, Clandeboye, Donaghadee, Helen’s Bay, Holywood, Kirkistown, Mahee Island, Scrabo, The Royal Belfast.

Please contact the Visitor information centre for current offers, special deals and assistance with booking. For golf clubs please refer to specific club page for full terms and conditions, restriction on hours of play and tee time booking. Refer to club sites for green fees.