the royal belfast golf club clubhouse surrounded by trees with belfast lough behind it
12th Fairway


This is one course – the oldest club on the island of Ireland – that can justifiably be called a “hidden gem”. It boasts a number of strong holes. Four of the five par-threes measure more than 175 yards in length and two of the last three are testing par-fives. This lovely layout, designed by Harry Colt, deserves to be hailed as one of Northern Ireland’s premier inland courses, although it runs along the shore of Belfast Lough.

Padraig Harrington
Tourism Ireland Top 30 courses

Green Fees & Visitor Tee Times

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.

12th Fairway


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Golf Rental Services & Caddies

Our PGA Professional Andrew Ferguson stocks a range of golf apparel and equipment, as well as an array of Royal Belfast crested clothing and golf merchandise.

Dress Code

Royal Belfast subscribes to the Standards of Dress recommended by Golf Ireland. Whilst we wish our visitors to feel at ease, smart dress is required at all times and we would ask you to observe our dress standards.

Where to Stay

Whether you wish to enjoy the “hustle and bustle” or night-life of Belfast City or simply relax in the tranquil surroundings of North Down, there is a wide selection of excellent hotels and guest houses close to the course, several of which are listed below for your convenience

Open Competitions

Visitors are assured of a very warm welcome, a wonderful golfing experience on the Harry Colt designed course and first-class service in the splendid Victorian clubhouse.

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