Ballymena, Co. Antrim BT42 1HL
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Open countryside and riverside (River Maine and River Braid).
Above distances are for the 18-hole championship Castle course. Also at Galgorm Castle is a nine-hole par-3 course and six-hole pitch & putt course.
2 mi W of Ballymena / 27 miles SE of Coleraine / 28 miles NW of Belfast.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club, located just outside Ballymena in County Antrim, is home to a tough, absorbing and modern parkland layout, designed by Simon Gidman. At times quite open, at others much more tree-lined, the layout nestles in the heart of the 220-acre historic Galgorm Castle estate.
Bounded by the rivers Maine to the west and Braid to the east, the threat of watery landings on the riverside holes is further reinforced with five menacingly located ponds inside the course. An almost complete oxbow lake in the Braid River, provides the setting for the short par-4 4th green and tee-boxes of the long par-3 5th and par-4 15th holes.
In this peaceful and attractive parkland environment, where bunkering plays its part ... though not too onerously ... your A-game will be required to hit some of the not overly wide fairways, and get down in two (or less) on the well-paced undulating greens.
Stay & Play at Galgorm Castle: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
Galgorm Castle has hosted several national and international golf tournaments, including the 2020 Irish Open championship, the Northern Ireland Open and the ISPS Handa World Invitational. The focal point of the historic Galgorm Estate is the 17th century Jacobean castle. Here you'll find the Ivory Pavilion, an award-winning wedding and events venue, situated within a walled garden.
2019 Golf World rating: 75th best course in Ireland.
Galgorm, Co Antrim, N. Ireland BT42 1HL
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Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is home to 124 luxury guestrooms, including 48 deluxe rooms and several onsite cottages. Guests can experience pure relaxation in the resort's Spa and Thermal Village with an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. The resort also boasts a selection of restaurants and bars, and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.
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