240 Upper Malone Rd, Dunmurry,
Belfast, Co. Down BT17 9LB
27 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Original course at this location designed by Commander John Harris from C.K. Cotton & Assocs (1962). Later modifications by Hawtree & Son (1965).
Above distances are for the championship course (Drumbridge-Ballydrain combination). The Edenberry-nine, at 3,160 yds from back tees, is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
6 miles S of Belfast
From the A55 Belfast ring (south east of Belfast), at the Malone Roundabout, take the Upper Malone Road (B103) direction Rosebank / Drumbeg. After 2 miles golf entrance is on your left.
Malone Golf Club is home to another of Belfast's very handsome, undulating parkland layouts, where Fred Hawtree's excellent design combines with the natural woodland beauty of the Ballydrain estate. The Drumbridge and Ballydrain nines are the primary combination, with the equally good Edenderry-nine making up the 27 holes of Malone.
All manner of trees are dotted along the top quality fairways (but never too densely), with some mighty oak, chestnut and beech trees particularly prominent. Solid bunkering also features along the fairways and around the excellent greens.
A large lake comes into play on the Ballydrain-nine, most noticeably at the wonderful short par-3 15th. Clearly a top quality parkland golf course that's part of Belfast's elite, ranking closely alongside Royal Belfast and Belvoir Park.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course.
Among many top level competitions held at Malone (see Tournaments section - by Venue), one must mention the 1966 Blaxnit Tournament, in which a young Tony Jacklin notched up his first ever professional victory. The stone built clubhouse dates back to around 1835.
Ireland: 44th best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2023).
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