Lisburn - Down - Northern Ireland

Lisburn Golf Club,
68 Eglantine Road,
Lisburn,
Co Down,
BT27 5RQ,
Northern Ireland


  • +44 (0) 28 926 77216

  • A G S Crawford

  • Fred Hawtree

  • Stephen Hamill

Lisburn Golf Club was formed as far back as 1880 but the members disbanded less than ten years later. It was not until 1905 that the present Lisburn Golf Club was established and they played for nearly seventy years on a 9-hole course at Longstone Street in the centre of Lisburn.

In the late 1960s, a decision was made to move the club to the Blaris Lodge area to the south side of Lisburn and the distinguished English golf course architect Fred Hawtree was tasked with routing 18 holes on the new 124-acre site. He created a course which opened in 1973 with two loops of nine that begin and end at the clubhouse – very handy if a quick nine is the preferred option when pressed for time.

Lisburn is considered to be one of the best parkland courses in Ireland with a great variety of holes. The signature hole is “Larch Grove” the 164-yard par three 6th hole where the green is protected at the front by a pond and surrounded by pine trees at the back, demanding pinpoint accuracy off the tee.

The club has hosted a number of professional and amateur events over the years including the Ulster Professional Championship in 1989 and the Golfing Union of Ireland All Ireland Cups and Shields Final in 2003. The Ulster competition, incidentally, was won by David Feherty – with scores of 65, 64, 68 and 65 – who claimed the course record on his way to winning by 18 strokes from the nearest competitor.

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Description: Lisburn Golf Club is considered to be one of the best parkland courses in Ireland with a great variety of holes. Rating: 5.3 out of 6 Reviews: 4

Simply and utterly,the best parkland course in Northern Ireland.I've played Belvoir Park and Malone and in my opinion this has more to offer. Every par 3 is a challenge. Amazing opening hole, Augusta 6th and the stroke index 1 is one of the most beautiful I have played. Greens are amazing. If this course was £100 greenfee, it would be value for money!!
6 / 6
Lisburn
November 28, 2011


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I played Lisburn back in August and came away with a similar opinion as the previous reviewer - I absolutely loved the course. I'm not quite sure it is "worth £100" or that the 6th is "Augusta", but by and large the sentiments hold true. With wide and inviting fairways and a number of heightened tees, it's a course that encourages you to give it a lash - even though the overabundance of trees means you'll be playing most of your second shots out sideways (in my case anyway). There is a great variety to the holes, and no two feel alike. The 1st is a great opener, and sets the standard for superb conditioning throughout. I loved the subtleties of the bunker-infested 3rd, and the power game required for the long 7th. I don't like finishing on a par 3, and the 18th is actually a weak finish to a great round of golf, and the only black mark on a superb collection of short holes. Is it the best parkland in Northern Ireland? Maybe not, but It's simply one of the most fun golf courses I've played and given the chance of returning here, or returning to Greater Belfast's other premier tracks - Malone, Belvoir, Knock, Shandon, Clandeboye - I'd side with Lisburn.
5 / 6
Lisburn
November 28, 2011


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Ryan symington
July 21, 2015
The 18th is weak??? You are clearly an idiot...
One of the very best parkland courses in N Ireland, With some very strong par 4s 7th and 10th to name a few, I have played this course on several occasions and I am always grad to return!
5 / 6
Lisburn
February 07, 2011


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I was a member of this track as a lad so this may be ever so slightly biased however, I have always enjoyed returning to play here and would never hesitate to recommend playing it if you're on a trip to N Ireland.Word of caution for visitors is that it is quite a close knit members' club so you'll need to phone in advance to check what times are available.My favourite holes are the par 3 6th which requires an accurate iron off the tee over water & trees into a narrow green. The next hole is one of my favourites anywhere requiring two big hits to reach the green in two for a birdie opportunity - v rare to achieve. The 18th is a nice par 3 to finish on - I'll always remember the quote from David Feherty in 1989 "Hitting the green is just like hitting a ball into the ocean off a cliff top" the fecker, as I rarely managed to make it!Dougie Gillespie
5 / 6
Lisburn
May 15, 2009


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