Carrickfergus Golf Club
Carrickfergus Golf Club stands on the picturesque shoreline of Belfast Lough, offering great views across to County Down. The club was founded in 1926 and is a pleasant parkland layout with a good mix of challenging and 'golfer friendly' holes.
There are several long holes at Carrickfergus Golf Club, like the 6th, that tempt big hitters, but golfers must beware the infamous 'Dam' lurking. This same piece of water has caused some trepidation when driving off at the first hole. Straight driving and course management are essential at Carrickfergus - with its imaginative use of water and sand, the par of 68 is not matched that easily - the current course record stands at 64.
Local golf architect David Jones has redesigned several holes with strong emphasis given to subtle greens built to USGA standards and liberal use of water features. The redesign has enhanced the beauty of the course, and the new greens are sure to test even the most accomplished golfers.
The clubhouse at Carrickfergus Golf Club has been recently redesigned and redeveloped to a standard which many clubs would aspire to emulate. After your round, you can relax and unwind in the new facilities while taking in the stunning views of the course and the surrounding area.
Carrickfergus Golf Club is a visitor-friendly club, always happy to greet new players. There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in playing for the day or becoming a member. The fully stocked Pro shop is available at the club, and the club professional is readily available for tuition lessons.
In conclusion, Carrickfergus Golf Club is a must-visit destination for any golfer looking for a picturesque parkland course with challenging holes and stunning views. The redesigned course and clubhouse facilities are of the highest standard, and the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere make it an ideal place to visit. Contact the club for the latest fees and best days to play, and come along and see what Carrickfergus Golf Club has to offer for yourself!