Galgorm Castle golf club Antrim
Galgorm Castle Golf Course
This 18-hole, 6,930 yard, par 72, standard scratch 72 Championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful mature parkland, overlooking Galgorm Castle, which was, built by Sir Faithful Fortescue in 1618 and is one of the finest examples of early Jacobean Architecture in Ireland.
Galgorm Castle is home of the Northern Ireland Open and hosts international premier golf tournaments annually.
The course has been constructed to the highest possible standards with all tees and greens meeting USGA specifications. It is bordered by, the rivers Main and Braid, together with a magnificent oxbow feature and five impressive lakes.
With backdrops of the Castle and the ancient Irish fort of the McQuillan clan, there can be no more inspiring setting for your golfing requirements.
This is an exciting course of outstanding natural beauty which offers both the novice and low handicap golfer a stimulating and challenging round. A truly great Irish, course". Simon Gidman, Vice President, British Institute of Golf Course Architects.
One of golf’s brightest gems’ and a pearl in Ireland’s necklace of privately owned, courses". Jack Magowen, Golf Correspondent Belfast Telegraph.
Galgorm Castle boasts a unique 24-bay, all-weather, floodlit, landscaped Driving Range and Golf Academy. The Pavilion Bar and Restaurant, offers the highest standards of cuisine and service. The Colville Room provides the perfect setting for Golf Societies and Corporate events.
The complex is centrally located in mid Antrim on the outskirts of Ballymena, 20-minutes from Belfast City, Belfast International Airport and ports at Belfast and Larne.
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 45-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Irish Golfer” in 2023 (Up-2);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by “Irish Golfer” in 2022;
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-3);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 68-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-1);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 67-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Down-2);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 65-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-3);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 68-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-4);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 72-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-5);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 77-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-9);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 86-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-2);
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 88-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 82-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Galgorm Castle was voted the No. 88-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
Golf Deals » Galgorm Castle
Stay & Play @ Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort €330.00Offer valid from 01 Jul 2021 to 30 Nov 2023 Detail:
Overnight stay in a luxurious Resort Guestroom: 1 round of golf at Galgorm Castle Golf Club: Thermal Spa Village Relaxation: A La Carte Breakfast: Complimentary Mini Bar: From £298 for two guests: Subject to Availability | Valid Sunday - Friday
|Green Fees 17 April to November:||£85|
|Green Fees May to September:||£115|
|Green Fees G.I.M.:||£49|
|Green Fees with a Member:||£18/22|
|Green Fees for Opens + Hot Dog & Drink:||£45
Range & Academy
|Club Hire: £35||Yes|
|Buggy Hire: £35||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:|
|Full 6-Day Membership Fee:|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:|
|Full 31-35 Membership Fee:|
|Full 26-30 Membership Fee:|
|Full Young Adult Membership Fee:|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:|
|Website||Galgorm Castle golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Patricia Blaney
|President:||Austin McGillian & Jean Bowens|
|Hon. Secretary:||Ian Henry & Jacqueline Neill
|Club Pro:||Phil Collins 028-25-646161|
|Hon. Treasure:||Wilson McVeigh & Josephine Parkinson|
|Comp. Secretary:||Rod Lennox & Alison Kearney|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Galgorm Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)|
|Professional's Prize||Saturday 27 May||Closed||1|
|Captain's Day||Saturday 17 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Day||Thursday 24 August
|President's Prize||Saturday 26 August||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 7 July||Open||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Saturday 12 August||Saturday 19 August||IPGA||7
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Sunday 13 August||IPGA||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Monday 14 August||IPGA||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Tuesday 15 August
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Wednesday 16 August||IPGA||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Thursday 17 August||IPGA||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Friday 18 August||IPGA||1|
|ISPS Handa World Invitational||Saturday 19 August||IPGA||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 28 August||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup
||Sunday 10 September
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 6,602 yd's|
|Red||Par 72 SSS 71 5,505 yd's|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 70 6,088 yd's|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 7,275 yd's|
|Hole Name||Hole No.||Blue||White||Green||Par||Index||Red||Par||Index|
Men's Course Record: 65 Alan Goodrich 27/08/2003
Ladies Course Record: 63 Maja Starrk 14/08/2022
Galgorm Castle Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Final of the North Ulster Irish Senior Cup at Portstewart Golf Club on Sunday 9th July 2023 when they lost out to Royal Portrush Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
They were led out by Michael Reid who went up the 19th before securing the point against Paul Cutler, he was followed by Jorden Hood who lost out by 3 and 2 against Richard McCrudden, next on the tee was Jamie Sutherland who had a 1-holw win against Matthew McAlpin, in the penultimate match Patrick Dallat lost by the minimum against William Beattie and in the bottom match Joshua Hill brought Patrick McCrudden up the 20th before relinquishing the point and the pennant.
The Boys’ from Galgorm Castle Golf Club reached the Semi-Finals of the Boys’ Foursomes on Wednesday 30th August 2023 at Castletroy Golf Club when they lost out to Monkstown Golf Club by 2-holes.
In the top match Josh Nicholl (0) with Brendan Mulgrew (4) lost their match by 4-holes against Cian McDonnell (2) with Jack Morrison (5) and in the bottom match Cole Henderson (2) with Rory Brown (10) had a 2-hole win against Ronan O’Keeffe (1) with Callum O’Farrell (12).
They met the Boys’ from Co. Louth Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals the previous day and had to go up the 19th before securing the passage ti the Semi-Finals.
They were led out by Josh Nicholl (0) with Zac Kane (11) who had a 3-hole win against Jack McKenna (0) with Louis Goodman (1) and in the other match Cole Henderson (2) with Rory Brown (10) lost their match by a similar margin against Gavin Tiernan (+5) with Daniel O’Brien (4), hence the play-off.
The Girls’ from Galgorm Castle Golf Club reached the All-Ireland Quarter-Final of the Girls’ Inter-Club Championship on Tuesday 29th August at Castletroy Golf Club when they lost out to Forrest Little Golf Club by 2½-matches to ½-match.
In the top match Mollie Blair (9) lost her match against Grace Dowdall (16) by 4 and 3, she was followed by Ruby Chambers (15) who lost out by 2 and 1 against Emma McDonagh (18) and the bottom match between Aimmie Watt (27) against Amelia Penrose (19) was halved.
Jordan Hood was selected on the Ulster Interprovincial Championship team at Moyvalley Golf Club from Tuesday 29th August to Thursday 31st August 2023.
Other members of the team were Fionn Dobbin (Malone Golf Club), Lewis Gowdy (Bangor Golf Club), Cian Harkin (Letterkenny Golf Club), James Hewitt (Tandragee Golf Club), Darcy Hogg (Belvoir Park Golf Club), Shane McDermott (Slieve Russell Golf Club) and Rory Williamson (Holywood Golf Club).
They were Captained by Rory Leonard (Banbridge Golf Club) and Managed by Peter Waddell (Knock Golf Club).
Galgorm Castle Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland Barton Shield deciders played at Tramore Golf Club on Thursday 1st September 2022.
They were drawn against Cork Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals and lost out by 4-holes.
First on the tee was Jordan Hood with Michael Read who had a 1-hole win against Ian O’Rourke with Brian Kelleher, they were followed by Steven Penny with Kaeden Anderson who lost their match by 5-holes against Gary O’Flaherty with Morgan Cain.
Joshua Hill was, selected on the 2023 Golf Ireland Men’s High Performance Squad.
Galgorm Castle Golf Club won the Ulster Championship in the Irish Junior Foursomes in 2004 when the team was, Philip Graham, Alan Goodrich, Jonathan Rodgers, Liam Reilly, Andrew Duncan and J. J. McAnally.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Liam Reilly represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2005 to 2006 playing 10-times won 5-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Ulster at the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 2004 to 2007 playing 17-times won 11-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 22-points;
Philip Graham and Liam Reilly were selected on the Ulster team for the Boys' Interprovincial Championships at Warrenpoint from 25th to 27th August 2004.
Jordan Hood and Michael Reid were selected for the Ulster Men’s Interprovincial Team in 2021
History of Galgorm Castle
Roll of Honour
|Jessie Hughes||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Robert Gibson||1997||Men's Captain|
|Jessie Hughes||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Robert Gibson||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mary Kearney||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Ian Rosborough||1999||Men's Captain|
|Trevor Dawson||2000||Men's Captain|
|Jane Shaw||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Desmond Cousley||2001||Men's Captain|
|Jane Bowens||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Bernard Frayne||2002||Men's Captain|
|Judy Watson||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Donnelly||2003||Men's Captain|
|Denise McCosh||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Trevor Todd||2004||Men's Captain|
|Roberta McFarland||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Lawn||2005||Men's Captain|
|Wilma Bloomer||2006||Ladies Captain|
|James Mairs||2006||Men's Captain|
|Shelia Mudd||2007||Ladies Captain|
|David Kilpatrick||2007||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Mudd||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Christie||2008||Men's Captain|
|Dorothy lattimore||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Christie||2009||Men's Captain|
|Heather Stafford||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Neil Fitzsimmons||2010||Men's Captain|
|Jackie Neill||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Austin McGillian||2011||Men's Captain|
|Patricia McIlrath||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Lyle Foster||2012||Men's Captain|
|Alison Beggs||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Ivan McCappin||2013||Men's Captain|
|Caroline Speers||2014||Ladies Captain|
|John Carruthers||2014||Men's Captain|
|Noreen Ritchie||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Keith Dinsmore||2015||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Daly||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Ian Henry||2016||Men's Captain|
|Julie Murray||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Jessie Hughes||2017||Lady President|
|Paul Hughes||2017||Men's Captain|
|Carol Reid||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Jessie Hughes||2018||Lady President|
|Peter Daly||2018||Men's Captain|
|Hazel Cunning||2019||Lady President|
|Sameul Graham||2019||Men's Captain|
|Carol Reid||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Jane Shaw||2020||Lady President|
|Raymond Lynn||2020||Men's Captain|
|Julie Murray||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Raymond Lynn||2021||Men's Captain|
|Hazel Cunning||2022||Ladies Captain|
|Jean Bowens||2022||Lady President|
|David Millar||2022||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Blaney||2023||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Watt||2023||Men's Captain|
|Tara Laverty||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Deborah McCooke (9)
||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Kerry Dunlop (9)
||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Joshua Hill||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jordan Hood (-3.0)
||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Michael Reid (-2.9)
||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Jamie Sutherland (-1.4)
||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Josh Nicholl (0)
||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Galgorm Castle
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Malcolm McIlroy||31 October 2009||14th||147 yd's|
|David Montgomery||15th January 2011||5th||198 yd's|
|David Kernohan||17th March 2011||12th||157 yd's|
|Jonathon Rodgers||23rd April 2011||14th||177 yd's|
|Bryan Logan||21st May 2011||14th||177 yd's|
|Mark Dunlop||6th January 2012|
|Steven Penney||7th January 2012||12th||157 yd's|
|Barry Agnew||7th January 2012||12th||157 yd's|
|Trevor Dawson||11th February 2012||7th||138 yd's|
|Mark Surgenor||6th April 2012||12th||157 yd's|
|George Reid||26th May 2012||5th||198 yd's|
|Fergus Mckelvey||26th May 2012||12th||157 yd's|
|Alan McClements||7th July 2012||5th||198 yd's|
|Paul Reid||12th January 2013||5th||198 yd's|
|John McGrath||23rd February 2013||14th||177 yd's|
||3rd August 2013||5th||198 yd's|
|Owen Smith||16th November 2013||7th||138 yd's|