Situated on the shore of Belfast Lough, Royal Belfast Golf Club is one of only five golf courses in Ireland with Royal status.

The Harry Colt designed 18-hole parkland course is also home to the oldest golf club in Ireland


At 6,309 yards Royal Belfast provides all levels of golfer with a true test of golfing skill in one of the loveliest settings in Ireland. With a constant requirement for accuracy rather than length, the numerous bunkers, and subtly sloped, impeccably fast greens ensure that posting a low score is a challenge. Facilities also include two putting greens and practice range. Accolades include winner of the IGTOA Parkland Golf Course of the Year and the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland Best Parkland Golf Course in Ulster.


Royal Belfast’s stunning Victorian Clubhouse, built in 1852, was awarded Clubhouse of the Year 2024 by the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland. Whilst still embodying our history and traditional values, the Clubhouse is a family focused, friendly and welcoming space, with modern locker rooms and several bar and dining options available. 

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After its hugely successful staging of The Open in 2019, the championship returns to Royal Portrush again in 2025. Ideally located, halfway between Portrush (1½ hours) and Royal County Down (1 hour), Royal Belfast is a must play course on your golfing itinerary!

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Royal Belfast offers a warm welcome to visitors from all over the world. Visitors are expected to be members of recognised golf clubs and handicap certificates may be requested prior to play.

Contact Us

The Royal Belfast Golf Club, Station Road, Craigavad, Holywood, BT18 0BP.

Tee time reservations and general enquiries

T: +44 28 9042 8165 option 1


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Golf Professional

T: +44 28 9042 8586 

Chief Executive

T: +44 28 9042 8165 option 3