Galgorm Castle

Galgorm Castle Golf Club,
Glagorm Road,
Ballymena,
Co. Antrim,
Northern Ireland.

Course Review

Founded: 1997
Designer: Simon Gidman
Championship Length: 6,736 yards

PAR: 72
SSS (Course Rating): 73
Type: Parkland

This spacious 18 hole, Par 72 Championship course is set in 220 acres of mature parkland in the grounds of one of Ireland's historic demesnes including remnants of the ancient Irish fort of the MacQuillan clan. The course is bordered by the rivers Maine and Braid which come into play and include a magnificient oxbow lake feature and five impressive landscaped lakes.

This is truly an exciting course and offers both the novice and low handicapped golfer a stimulating challenge and a memorable round. Within the area of the golf course are two historic monuments; Rory Oge MacQuillan Castle which overlooks and dominates the tenth green and a network of souterrains at the fifth and eighth greens. This course represents an exciting mix of the new with the old located in the heart of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Galgorm Castle Golf Club is Northern Ireland's top venue for hosting European Professional Golf Events, and the Golf Club was the first to host the PGA EuroPro Tour in Northern Ireland during 2010.

“Galgorm Castle Golf Club is ranked in the 30 finest golf courses in Ireland (Ireland's finest golf courses) By John Redmond. Galgorm Castle Golf Club is one of only three courses from Northern Ireland to be listed.”