Knock Golf Club

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Knock Golf Club Est. 1895

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Knock Golf Club is another in a fine collection of parkland golf courses to be found around Belfast. It boasts a layout crafted by the illustrious talents of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie and Hugh Alison. This elegant predominantly tree-lined course is overlooked by the famous Stormont Buildings (home of Northern Ireland's government), with several holes enjoying a backdrop provided by the magnificent Stormont Castle.

The course lays down a good test for golfers of all abilities, with an emphasis placed on accurate driving and well-judged approach play into the always bunker defended greens. Only the long par-4 14th (stroke-index 1) is bunkerless. Trees large and small line many of the fairways, while deep stylish bunkers guard the greens. There's not too much water to worry about, but beware the small stream that cuts in front of the 8th and 18th greens.

The 453-yard par-4 6th is considered to be one of the best holes on the course; it features an araucaria ("monkey puzzle") tree that's said to be over 100 years old and reputedly the oldest such tree in the British Isles. The Knock Golf Club boasts a fine clubhouse that caters for the golfers' every need.

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Making Contact

Knock Golf Club
Upper Newtownards Rd, Summerfield,
Dundonald, Belfast BT16 2QX
Northern Ireland
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Office   +44 (0)28 9048 3251
Pro Shop   +44 (0)28 9048 3825

  +44 (0)28 9048 7277

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Golf Pro
Richard Whitford (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
Designer: Current course designed in the early 1920s by the firm of Colt, Mackenzie & Alison (Harry Colt, Alister Mackenzie and Charles Hugh Alison).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6428 6264 5808
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 71 70 74
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How2Get There?

5 miles E of Belfast
From the A55 Belfast ring (east of Belfast), take the Upper Newtownards Road (A20) direction Newtownards. After 1.4 miles golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £30; weekends £45. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; more restricted on Saturdays.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire if booked in advance.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Of the three great designers who worked collaboratively to create the current layout at Knock Golf Club, Charles Hugh Alison is perhaps the least known. He worked extensively in North America as an able lieutenant of Harry Colt. He is also credited with working alongside Colt on many of his most famous commissions throughout the British Isles. Alison is also known for his work in laying out some of the first courses in Japan, including the Tokyo and Hirono courses, which were completed in the 1930s.

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Latitude: (54.595688)
Longitude: (-5.819868)
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Stormont Hotel 4-star
Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP
+44 (0)28 9065 1066

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Golf within 5 miles The Knock
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Golf within 20 miles Belvoir Park; Malone; Royal Belfast
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Culloden Hotel 5-star
Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast BT18 0EX
+44 (0)28 9042 1066

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 20 miles The Knock; Belvoir Park; Malone
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