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. 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 Resort & Spa €107.00

    Offer valid from 10 Mar 2016 to 19 Dec 2017 Detail:

    Galgorm is the perfect venue for the ultimate golfing experience, combining two unique locations to create a truly bespoke luxury golfing product.
    Play 18 holes at Galgorm Castle's Championship Golf Club, Overnight accommodation at Galgorm Resort and Spa, Full Irish breakfast, Use of the Thermal Spa facilities throughout your stay, Hotel transfers to and from the golf club.
    Prices from £90.00 per person, based on a minimum of 2 people sharing, Subject to availability.

Green Fees Midweek: £50
Green Fees Weekends &B.H.: £60
Green Fees with a Member: £18/22
Green Fees for Opens: £20
Practice Area:  Range & Academy
Club Hire: £20 Yes
Buggy Hire: £25 Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
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
Secretary/Manager: Gary Henry
Captain Paul Hughes
Lady Captain: Lorraine Evans
President: Neil Fitzimmons & Jessie Hughes
Vice-Captains': Peter Daly & Alison Kearney
Hon. Secretary: John Carruthers & Carol Reid
Club Pro: Phil Collins 028-25-646161
Touring Professional:
Michael Hoey
Hon. Treasure: Harkness McCaughan & Roisin Gillan
Comp. Secretary: Lyle Foster & Alison Kearney
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 is part of the Cawsway Coast & Glen Golf Pass together with Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Gracehills & Roe Park, play any 4-courses for £199  

Galgorm Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures  2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Lady Captain's Day Friday 9 June   Closed 1
Captain's Day Saturday 17 June   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 6 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 20 January   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 27 January
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 February
  Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 10 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 12 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 24 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
Tuesday 18 April
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 18 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
North of Ireland Strokeplay Tuesday 27 June   Open 1
G. C. G. C. 20th Anniversary Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Ladies Open Day Thursday 6 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 9 July   Open 1
Course Closed
Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Northern Ireland Open Practice Day
Monday 31 July
  IPGA 1
Northern Ireland Open Practice Day Tuesday 1 August   IPGA 1
Northern Ireland Open Pro-Am Wednesday 2 August   IPGA 1
Northern Ireland Open Round 1
Thursday 3 August Sunday 6 August
IPGA 4
Northern Ireland Open Round 2
Friday 4 August   IPGA 1
Northern Ireland Open Round 3
Saturday 5 August

IPGA 1
Northern Ireland Open Round 4
Sunday 6 August
  IPGA 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Bank Holiday Charity Weekend Friday 25 August Monday 28 August Open 4
Bank Holiday Charity Weekend Saturday 26 August   Open 1
Bank Holiday Charity Weekend Sunday 27 August   Open 1
Bank Holiday Charity Weekend Monday 28 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 October   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,678 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 71 5,559 yd's
Green Par 72 SSS 70 6,088 yd's
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 7,105 yd's

Card

Hole Name Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Lillyvale 1 469 437 399 4 2 370 4 5
Spence's 2 336 312 294 4 16 260 4 17
Trout Hole 3 479 479 458 5 14 459 5 7
The Nuic 4 323 323 299 4 10 279 4 3
Walker's Home 5 208 197 167 3 8 146 3 13
Broadmeadows 6 473 419 381 4 4 345 4 1
The Treasury 7 159 138 130 3 18 119 3 15
Santuary 8 433 401
352 4 6 322 4 11
Longlands 9 513 513 483 5 12 449 5 9
  Out 3,393 3,219 2,963 36   2,749 36  
The Fort 10 575 521 469 5 9 421 5 14
Piat 11 485 446 422 4 1 354 4 2
Arthur's Seat 12 190 158 143 3 17 130 3 18
The Maple 13 446 384 347 4 3 337 4 8
Devil's Elbow 14 177 177 140 3 13 115 3 16
Beechers 15 384 373 338 4 11 319 4 6
Grove 16 443 417 355 4 7 333 4 4
Lowlands 17 457 457 404 4 5 344 4 10
Shirley's Cottage 18 555 526 507 5 15 457 5 12
  In 3,712 3,459 3,125 36   2,810 36  
  Total 7,105
6,678 6,088 72   5,559 72  
  SSS 73 72 70     71    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 65 Alan Goodrich 27/08/2003

Members Achievements

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.

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
Lorraine Evans 2017 Ladies Captain
Jessie Hughes 2017 Lady President
Paul Hughes 2017 Men's Captain
Neil Fitzimmons
2017 President
Deborah McCooke (9)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Kerry Dunlop (9)
2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Michael Reid (+2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Jamie Sutherland 2017 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