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Galgorm Castle golf club Antrim

Galgorm Castle golf course Antrim

Galgorm Castle Golf Course

Galgorm Castle Club Crest

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 €330.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jul 2023 to 30 Nov 2024 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: £125
Green Fees May to September: £175
Green Fees G.I.M.: £49
Green Fees with a Member: £18/22
Green Fees for Opens: £35
Practice Area: 

Range & Academy

Club Hire: £45 Yes
Buggy Hire: £40 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: 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:  
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 650
Designer Simon Gidman
Founded 1997
Address

Galgorm Road,
Ballymena,
Co. Antrim
BT42 1HL

Telephone 028-25-646161
Email golf@galgormcastle.com
Website Galgorm Castle golf club website
Director of Golf: Ross Olive
Captain Seamus Laverty
Lady Captain: Frances McKinney 
President: Austin McGillian & Jean Bowens
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Kevin Devlin & Jacqueline Neill
Club Pro: Phil Collins 028-25-646161
Touring Professional:
Tom McKibbin & Stephanie Meadow 
Hon. Treasure: Ian Henry & Sandra Campbell 
Comp. Secretary:  Rod Lennox & Frances McKinney
Galgorm Castle Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:54.856812
Long:-6.322512
*Please check information before travelling

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 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures  2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Professional's Prize Saturday 25 May   Closed 1
Captain's Day Saturday 15 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Day Thursday 22 August
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 12 July   Open 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Saturday 10 August Saturday 17 August IPGA 7
ISPS Handa World Invitational Sunday 11 August   IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Monday 12 August   IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Tuesday 13 August
  IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Wednesday 14 August   IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Thursday 15 August   IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Friday 16 August   IPGA 1
ISPS Handa World Invitational Saturday 17 August   IPGA 1
Ladies Scramble
Monday 26 August   Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup
Sunday 10 September
  Open 1
Ulster North of Ireland Amateur Open Qualifing Tourmament Monday 16 September   G.I. 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 Slope 132 6,613 yd's
Red Par 72 Slope 120 5,505 yd's
Green Par 72 Slope 124 6,101 yd's
Blue Par 72 Slope 142 7,275 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Lillyvale 1 469 437 302 4 4
370 4 3
Spence's 2 336 312 295 4 16 260 4 13
Trout Hole 3 479 479 471 5 14 405 5 15
The Nuic 4 345 323 300
4 8
279 4 1
Walker's Home 5 208 197 167 3 10
146 3 11
Broadmeadows 6 473 419 382 4 2
345 4 5
The Treasury 7 159 138 131 3 18 119 3 17
Santuary 8 461 401
351 4 6 322 4 9
Longlands 9 513 486
469 5 12 449 5 7
  Out 3,443 3,192 2,969 36   2,695 36  
The Fort 10 607
521 477 5 13
421 5 6
Piat 11 485 446 428 4 3
354 4 8
Arthur's Seat 12 170 158 143 3 17 130 3 16
The Maple 13 467 384 347 4 1
337 4 12
Devil's Elbow 14 177 177 139 3 15 115 3 18
Beechers 15 472
384 337 4 11 319 4 10
Grove 16 443 417 362 4 5
333 4 2
Lowlands 17 457
408 390
4 9
344 4 14
Shirley's Cottage 18 555 526 509 5 7
457 5 4
  In 3,833 3,421 3,132 36   2,810 36  
  Total 7,276
6,613 6,101 72   5,505 72  
  SSS 73 72 70     71    
  Slope 142 132 124     120    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Alan Goodrich 27/08/2003
Ladies Course Record: 63 Maja Starrk 14/08/2022

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
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
Robert Gibson
2002 President
Judy Watson 2003 Ladies Captain
Sean Donnelly 2003 Men's Captain
 Robert Gibson 2003 President
Denise McCosh 2004 Ladies Captain
Trevor Todd 2004 Men's Captain
Bertie Gibson 2004 President
Roberta McFarland 2005 Ladies Captain
Gerry Lawn 2005 Men's Captain
Bertie Gibson 2005 President
Wilma Bloomer 2006 Ladies Captain
James Mairs 2006 Men's Captain
Bertie Gibson 2006 President
Shelia Mudd 2007 Ladies Captain
David Kilpatrick 2007 Men's Captain
Bertie Gibson 2007 President
Sheila Mudd 2008 Ladies Captain
Paul Christie 2008 Men's Captain
Bertie Gibson 2008 President
Dorothy lattimore 2009 Ladies Captain
Paul Christie 2009 Men's Captain
Bernie Frayne 2009 President
Heather Stafford 2010 Ladies Captain
Neil Fitzsimmons 2010 Men's Captain
Des Cousley 2010 President
Jackie Neill 2011 Ladies Captain
Austin McGillian 2011 Men's Captain
Des Cousley 2011 President
Patricia McIlrath 2012 Ladies Captain
Lyle Foster 2012 Men's Captain
Des Cousley 2012 President
Alison Beggs 2013 Ladies Captain
Ivan McCappin 2013 Men's Captain
Ian Rosborough
2013 President
Caroline Speers 2014 Ladies Captain
John Carruthers 2014 Men's Captain
Trevor Todd 2014 President
Noreen Ritchie 2015 Ladies Captain
Keith Dinsmore 2015 Men's Captain
Trevor Todd
2015 President
Bernie Daly 2016 Ladies Captain
Ian Henry 2016 Men's Captain
Trevor Todd
2016 President
Julie Murray 2017 Ladies Captain
Jessie Hughes 2017 Lady President
Paul Hughes 2017 Men's Captain
Neil Fitzimmons
2017 President
Carol Reid 2018 Ladies Captain
Jessie Hughes 2018 Lady President
Peter Daly 2018 Men's Captain
Neil Fitzimmons 2018 President
Julie Murray
2019 Ladies Captain
Hazel Cunning 2019 Lady President
Sameul Graham 2019 Men's Captain
Neil Fitzimmons 2019 President
Carol Reid  2020 Ladies Captain
Jane Shaw 2020 Lady President
Raymond Lynn 2020 Men's Captain
Austin McGillian 2020 President
Julie Murray 2021 Ladies Captain
Jane Shaw
2021 Lady President
Raymond Lynn 2021 Men's Captain
Austin McGillian 2021 President
Hazel Cunning  2022 Ladies Captain
Jean Bowens 2022 Lady President
David Millar 2022 Men's Captain
Austin McGillian 2022 President
Patricia Blaney 2023 Ladies Captain
Jean Bowens 2023 Lady President
Brian Watt 2023 Men's Captain
Austin McGillian 2023 President
Frances McKinney 2024 Ladies Captain
  2024 Lady President
Seamus Laverty 2024 Men's Captain
2024 President
Tara Laverty 2024 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Joshua Hill 2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jordan Hood (-3.0)
2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Michael Reid (-2.9)
2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jamie Sutherland (-1.4)
2024 Lowest Men's Handicap
Josh Nicholl (0)
2024 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
Ian Manson
3rd August 2013 5th   198 yd's
Owen Smith 16th November 2013 7th   138 yd's