Belvoir Park - Down - Northern Ireland

Belvoir Park Golf Club,
73 Church Road,
Newtownbreda,
Belfast,
BT8 7AN,
Northern Ireland


  • +44 (0)28 9049 1693

  • Golf Club Website

  • 4 miles S of Belfast, off the A24

  • Welcome except on Saturday - contact in advance

  • Jim Cullen

  • Harry Colt

  • Michael McGivern


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Belvoir Park, described by its esteemed designer Harry Colt as “a course affording an excellent test, and at the same time, one that will give maximum pleasure to golfers”. There is no doubt that Belvoir Park Golf Club is one of the definitive, classic parkland courses in Ireland.

Formed in 1926, Belvoir Park Golf Club was fortunate to have Lord Deramore as its first President, because it was he who leased one hundred and sixty three acres of his family estate to the members for the construction of a course.

The club were even luckier in having the foresight to appoint Harry Colt, one of the world’s leading golf course architects of his day, to layout the eighteen holes. His timeless design features are as valid today in the modern golfing era as they were over eighty years ago.

The members are rightly proud of playing on a course that has been largely unaltered since it was first laid out through magnificent stands of mature oak, beach and fir trees. Other varieties of tree, like Scots Pine, Larch and Cypress have been planted since, with Dr J A Smiley, Club Captain in 1958, largely responsible for this, particularly between the 7th and 15th fairways, an area which is known as “Smiley’s Wood”.

The great pity is that the vast majority of visiting golfers who come to Northern Ireland may arrive at the nearby City or International Airports in Belfast then make a beeline for the coast to play links golf without ever giving a thought to the pleasure of playing such a stunning parkland track like Belvoir Park.

The lush fairways, meandering streams, wonderful bunkering and super putting surfaces make Belvoir Park a delight to play. The quality of the general landscape is such that it really deserves to be on any serious golfer’s Belfast itinerary, along with Malone and Royal Belfast – now there’s a tasty threesome!

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Description: With undulating, lush fairways and avenues of trees, Belvoir Park Golf Club is quite rightly regarded as one of the best inland courses in Northern Ireland. Rating: 5.3 out of 6 Reviews: 10

A very good parkland course. There are no weak holes and the collection of par 3s are particularly strong. I was very impressed with the conditioning for the time of year. The greens ran very true and had lots of subtle breaks. A definite must play if in the area and I will definitely be heading back to play it in the summer when I suspect that this course could earn another ball in terms of its rating.

4 / 6
Belvoir Park
November 02, 2018


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Beautiful track in the heart of Belfast – you wouldn’t know it playing the course. Very well manicured and the club house is exceptional. Layout and design is superb and the detail is tremendous. That said the par 5’s are a little easy.
6 / 6
Belvoir Park
July 19, 2010


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Tim
November 28, 2011
A classic Harry Colt course largely untouched since its design and build in 1927. A very fine parkland course near Belfast city centre.
Belvoir is a very interesting and challenging course with some of the quickest greens I've ever played in Ireland.This is an old course, and pre-dates the water features so prominent on the newer parkland courses by O'Connor, Faldo and co.Its protection instead comes from the lightning greens and the tremendous number of bunkers that guard at least half of those greens.The first few holes are quite strightforward and flat, but it gets interesting after that and hole 3, a longish par 4 is a gem.The back 9 is a bit more undulating and you can expect plenty of downhill and uphill lies until you gain a bit of course knowledge, although 14-17 is probably the best stretch of all.Only hole that was a real letdown was 10, which is dominated by a valley that is an eyesore rather than a feature.The clubhouse is a fantastic building and the stout was pretty good.We booked via the internet and availed of a pretty tidy £32.50 green fee, even though it was a Saturday afternoon.
5 / 6
Belvoir Park
April 21, 2010


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Wonderful parkland setting and great variety of holes. Best collection of Par 3s that I have seen. Fortunate to have joined with members that provided guidance and craic as well.Dave McGill Ohio
5 / 6
Belvoir Park
June 09, 2009


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This is a fine course and definitely the best inland course in Ireland. The new 7th green is however a disgrace and sticks out like a sore thumb.
5 / 6
Belvoir Park
May 02, 2009


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Classic parkland course. Deserves top 100 spot in UK. Great start of a golftrip to Northern Ireland. Very spacious and modern clubhouse allowing great views on many holes while enjoying lunch. The atmosphere is professional and friendly. The course is great fun and challenging, allowing for fair scoring with fast greens and enough reward for longhitters. Quite amazing that this course is only 30 minutes from the airport in the heart of Belfast city. Book your flights now!
6 / 6
Belvoir Park
April 30, 2009


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Played this in Sept 07 the day after playing RCD, and here comes the praise, it was mighty impressive. A tough track with absolutely top quality greens. Our party were unsure whether the greens were faster than RCD, certainly there was very little in it. Some really tough holes, fantastic value and we had a walk around the shell of the new club-house and it looks fabulous with an outstanding setting. Certainly deserves a place in a Top 200...Tim Gorman
5 / 6
Belvoir Park
February 25, 2009


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Belvoir Park is a beautifully mature parkland golf course set right in the heart of the city. The course is very well maintained with consistently good greens. The course priovides a real test with difficult par 4s like the 3rd and tough par 3s like the long 16th. The club are just finishing a superb new clubhouse with stunning views over the course. Overall a very impressive golfing experience.
6 / 6
Belvoir Park
March 15, 2008


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Dr Ian Kerr
February 13, 2009
Belvoir Park is a hidden woodland sanctuary only 4 miles from Belfast City Centre. The course has a wide range of mature trees which define a wonderful selection of of challenging holes. In particular the last 3 holes make for as tough a finish a golfer will face when protecting a good score. The greens are generally in excellent condition and fast which accentuates the subtlety of the slopes and borrows. A golfing treat with spectacular views from the elevated clubhouse overlooking the course.
A true hidden gem in Northern Ireland. Superbly maintained course with some of the toughest par 4's you will ever play. 3rd, 12th and 17th are incredible examples of how good Par 4's can be. Recent changes to the course are only increasing the quality of this fantastic course
6 / 6
Belvoir Park
February 11, 2008


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This is an excellent design by Harry Colt that is a combination of great golf holes and a good balance of holes. There are 3 par3's, all fine holes, 4 shortish par 5's by modern standards but balanced by 6 long and difficult par 4's. The finishing 3 holes are particularly difficult and wreck many good scores. The course is kept in fine condition and the putting surfaces are consistently good throughout the year. It is a tree-lined course with a wonderful variety of trees that make the walk enjoyable even if the golf is not good, but the farways are generous and it is not a very tight driving course. It is hard to believe that you are within 4 miles of the city centre as you play a round at this lovely course. Most local golfers consider Belvoir Park to be one of the finest inland courses in Ireland and a pleasure to play.
5 / 6
Belvoir Park
February 17, 2006


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