The Castle Championship Course

The Castle Championship Course

The Home of the European Tour Group’s NI Open and one of Ireland’s finest Championship parklands. The course was awarded the IGTOA’s ‘Parkland Course of the Year 2014’ award and is consistently ranked among the Top-3 Parklands in Northern Ireland, whilst drawing widespread praise from European Tour players and officials annually during the Northern Ireland Open.

The Par-72 layout was designed by world-renowned golf architect Simon Gidman and opened in 1997. The course is nestled in the heart of the 220-acre historic Galgorm Castle Estate, providing a mature setting that promotes an easy, relaxing rhythm that makes playing golf so pleasurable. The course is bordered by the rivers Maine and Braid which come into play on numerous holes, as well as five lakes and the magnificent oxbow lake adjacent to the 14th hole.

A variety of teeing areas provide an exciting and enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities and its central location means the course is a must-visit for any golfers planning a trip to Northern Ireland. 

“The long drive into the Estate shows off one of the best holes, the 10th - wild, spacious and enthralling…the course undulates gently so it feels like a pleasant walk, which makes golf all the more enjoyable” (

In August 2018 the clubhouse bar & restaurant reopened following a £750,000 redesign and the Castle Kitchen + Bar is a stunning addition to Galgorm Castle estate and further strengthens Galgorm Castle’s reputation as a modern, top-level golf club, whilst offering a new dining option for hotel guests.


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