Whitehead Golf Club

McCrea's Brae, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, BT38 9NZ, Northern Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 70 71
  • length: 5.565 m 4.870 m
7.2 16 Reviews This Club is the 17# of 41 in County Antrim
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  • Whitehead Golf Club

Description

  • holes:18
  • par: 70 71
  • length: 5.565 m 4.870 m
  • architect:Unknown

Perched overlooking the iron grey Irish Sea on the coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland is the golf course at the Whitehead Golf Club. Lying just outside of the town from which it takes its name, the local area has a number of places of mainly ecclesiastical interest for visitors. Nestled almost exactly halfway between the towns of Larne and Carrickfergus, amenities in the wider area are much stronger and there should be plenty for visitors of all ages to see and do.

In 2004 the club celebrated its centenary and since its foundation in 1904 , the club has amassed quite an extensive and interesting history, of which it is proud. There is little known about the designer of the course however it is clear to all that it has matured well over the years and is a true pleasure to play on. 

Made up of 18 holes, the course is of an equally beautiful and traditional parkland style. Measuring 5846 metres from the white tees it has a par of 69. The course features a number of mature trees as well as intelligently placed sand bunkers and water features which add diversity and challenge. Overall this is an interesting and enjoyable course however players must be wary of the prevailing links-like winds that occur due to the location of the course and these can truly make or break a game for even the most experienced of golfers.

With regards to facilities, the club is well-appointed to meet the needs of most here and all are sure to have an enjoyable time. There is a welcoming and spacious restaurant serving a vast array of food and beverages and all are sure to receive a warm Irish welcome from here. Furthermore the club is home to a well-stocked pro shop which offers an array of equipment and apparel for purchase at very reasonable prices, the club’s resident professional is also on hand to offer coaching and tuition by prior arrangement as well as minor club repairs. 

The club has a strong member presence however visitors are still warmly welcomed. With regards to tee times, availability is somewhat restricted however the club is proud to host a number of open competitions throughout the year for all to enjoy and these are perhaps the best option for visitors. Green fee rates change somewhat depending upon the time of the week or season however they are generally reasonable. 

Located just over half an hour away from the capital Belfast by car, the club is well connected to much of the rest of the country as well as nearby Ireland by road. Belfast offers stronger onward links to the rest of the United Kingdom as well as further afield throughout Europe.

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 (16)

  • Average rating obtained by

    golfShake
    25/09/2014
    14x7.7
    (Round course was in excellent condition..just a very heavy fog...could not see the greens on all par 3s ....shooting blind on most drives due to fog....played: Jun 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 20.2)
    This rating for Whitehead Golf Club. is the average of 14 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    ukgolfguide
    12/01/2007
    2x9.0
    Fantastic course with a quite intimidating first hole for the unwary. Superb views from the back of the 3rd green, with Scotland and Ailsa Craig visible on a clear day. Not an easy course, and even the back 9, though flatter, have their moments - sufficient to unsettle even the most experienced player.
    This rating for Whitehead Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.com

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