This is a very decent parkland course, which I appreciated the subtleties more second time round. Water is a regular hazard and it is well bunkered. Condition was excellent including the greens. The course is a definite challenge of the white tees. Staff in the pro shop were very helpful and friendly as they were in the bar and restaurant area (also one of the hotel’s dining options in the evening) The course is a 7-8 minute drive from the hotel - with a courtesy car available to take you down whenever needed.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club is one of Ireland’s finest Championship parklands and most recognised tournament venues. It remains the only parkland course in Northern Ireland to have hosted the Irish Open on the DP World Tour and is the perennial Home of the Northern Ireland Open and the ISPS Handa World Invitational - a tri-sanctioned DP World Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour event.
"This golf course is magnificent, it really is. If you haven’t been here, it’s a must. If you come to this part of the world to play the great links courses of Northern Ireland, you’ve got to come to Galgorm too,"
(Wayne ‘Radar’ Riley, Sky Sports Golf).
Simon Gidman designed the par-72 layout in 1997, nestled in the heart of the 220-acre historic Galgorm Castle Estate, it provides a mature setting that promotes an easy, relaxing rhythm that makes playing golf so pleasurable. The 17th century castle is visible from the 10th green and is one of finest examples of Jacobean architecture on the island.
"The long drive into the Estate shows off one of the best holes, the 10th - wild, spacious and enthralling…the course undulates gently so it feels like a pleasant walk, which makes golf all the more enjoyable"
(Kevin Markham, Golf Photographer and Writer).
Golfers can stay at Galgorm, Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa which is set in over 400 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm has a truly unique setting.