Carrickfergus Golf Club

35 North Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8LP, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 68 70
  • length: 5.225 m 4.815 m
8.0 14 Reviews This Club is the 5# of 41 in County Antrim
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Description

  • holes:18
  • par: 68 70
  • length: 5.225 m 4.815 m
  • architect:Unknown

Perched on the shoreline of the stunning Belfast Lough towards the northeast of Northern Ireland is the Carrickfergus Golf Club and its associated golf course. Lying just outside of the town centre of Carrickfergus itself, the club and course lie in County Antrim yet offer some excellent views over the nearby county of Down from a number of vantage points across the course.

It may not be the oldest club in the country, however it has amassed quite a rich and interesting history nonetheless since it was founded in 1926. With regards to the course, it was designed by the prolific David Jones who has worked on number of courses across the globe in countries from Turkey to Tanzania.

Of a parkland style, the features here are very traditional and players should expect a number of formidable yet interesting water features such as the “Dam” which is a real test of accuracy and skill. There is a good mix of holes here that vary in their toughness, yet blend well together to create a varied and enjoyable course that will play to the strengths of a number of different playing styles. The course measures 5224 metres from the medal tees with a par of 68. 

With regards to facilities, the club is well equipped to meet the needs of all modern golfers. There is a spacious lounge area in which players can relax after their rounds and there is not one but two bars to choose from. Catering is also available on site. The club is home to a resident PGA professional as well as a modest pro shop offering a good selection of equipment and apparel and golf lessons are also available from here. 

Tee time availability is generally fair here and there will be a time to suit most if organised in advance. Green fee rates are reasonable and reflect the quality of both the course and facilities. It should be noted that both tee times and green fee rates are subject to change with the time of the week and/or season. 

The capital city of Belfast is just under half an hour away to the south of the club by car meaning that road links in and around the area are good and onward links are exceptionally strong to the rest of the United Kingdom as well as nearby Ireland. There is a good selection of accommodation options in and around the local area that should appeal to most tastes and budgets with Belfast itself offering perhaps the most variation. 

For more information about this golf course including ratings and reviews made by fellow golfers please see to the left of this page.

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Reviews (14)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    29/05/2013
    10x9.4
    well kept course with lots of trees! Tricky greens that will challenge you..Overall in excellent condition
    This rating for Carrickfergus Golf Club. is the average of 10 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    todaysgolfer
    20/05/2010
    1x8.0
    I was a 5 day member here for a few years and still play there a few times per year. Not the longest course you'll ever play, but quite tight on most holes with lots of tree-lined fairways with strategically placed drainage ditches and bunkers. The 1st is a great opening hole par 4. Watch the small dam you have to drive over from the tee. It shouldn't ever be a problem but a lot of balls end up in it. The third is a difficult par 4 but a good straight drive is well rewarded. 14 is a long par three and you can find yourself hitting 3 wood into a strong wind here. If you haven't played Carrickfergus before, give it a try.
    This rating for Carrickfergus Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.todaysgolfer.co.uk
  • Average rating obtained by

    ukgolfguide
    08/10/2006
    1x8.0
    Have played this course twice, and there are one or two surprises for the unwary golfer. Firstly the narrowness of the fairways - hitting the ball straight is a must.Secondly, the challenge laid down by many of the holes, especially the par threes, plus the closing three holes.Very enjoyable, though.
    This rating for Carrickfergus Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    worldgolf
    22/03/2012
    2x6.0
    tight course, quite tough in places, can be wet and soggy in winter. excellent clubhouse, pro shop and facilities. this is a challenging course, recommended.
    This rating for Carrickfergus Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.worldgolf.com

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