Golf in Ards and North Down

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

If you are searching for a quality golfing break but at an affordable price then look no further. With 12 clubs and 14 courses including 5 Tourism NI accredited and ranging from Links to Parkland and Championship to 9-hole courses, we have something to suit all levels of golfer.

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.

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 visit individual Club pages and sites for more details.

Visitor Offers:
We have come together with the local golf clubs and award winning accommodation providers and restaurants to develop a number of offers for the golfing visitor*.

These include:

  • Reduced green fees
  • Accommodation
  • Dining

With all this packed into such a concise area, making us the perfect location for your golfing break is a decision you’ll be glad you made.

To avail of offers please refer to the Ards and North Down Tourism Golf Offer at time of booking.

Terms and conditions apply. 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.