Knock Golf Club

Upper Newtownards Rd, Summerfield,

Dundonald, Belfast BT16 2QX

  • Office

    +44 (0)28 9048 3251
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)28 9048 3825
  • Fax

    +44 (0)28 9048 7277
  • Golf pro

    Richard Whitford (Head PGA Professional)

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).

SSS or slope






How to get 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.

Knock Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1895

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.

List of courses: Ireland - North


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sundays; more restricted on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if pre-booked.

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.


  • Stormont Hotel4-star

    Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP

    +44 (0)28 9065 1066

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Knock

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Belvoir Park; Malone; Royal Belfast

  • Culloden Hotel5-star

    Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast BT18 0EX

    +44 (0)28 9042 1066

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal Belfast

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Knock; Belvoir Park; Malone

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