City of Belfast golf club Antrim

City of Belfast golf course Antrim

City of Belfast Golf Course

City of Belfast Club Crest

City of Belfast golf club is situated adjacent to the City of Belfast playing fields. It is located about 8 miles north of the City Centre and is extremely accessible from the M2 motorway. You’ll find a warm and friendly welcome when you visit the City of Belfast Golf Club.
The compact layout of this mature parkland course has been extended this year with the addition of a new feature hole and the new course has the potential of becoming one of the most challenging short courses in Ireland.
City of Belfast Golf Club offers a course that is suitable to all types of golfers and is playable throughout the year.  Golf does not have to be expensive; many people cannot afford to pay £20 - £30+ for a round of golf - City of Belfast Golf Club offers affordable Pay and Play rates daily.
Being a member of a golf course does not need to be expensive or include joining fees or bar levies. City of Belfast Golf Club offers course membership from £75 for a junior (under 14), £100 for a Juvenile (14 - 17), £175 for a senior citizen and youth (18-20) to £310 for an adult member.  Golfers can also take advantage of the Festive Pack Offer - 15 Months Full Golf Course Membership For The Price Of 12 (January 2013 – March 2014).
If you are looking for a change and would like a break now is the time to give yourself a treat with an affordable golf course membership at the City of Belfast Golf Club or use our Pay and Play specials to help keep you healthy.

Green Fees Midweek: £11
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £14
Green Fees with a Member: €11/14
Green Fees for Opens:  N/A
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: £5
Buggy Hire: No
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €355
Full Senior Membership Fee: €240
Full 21-29 Membership Fee: €240
Full 18-20 Membership Fee: €195
Full Juvenile Membership Fee: €75
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 9
Members 103
Designer Nature
Founded 1992

City of Belfast Golf Club
Co. Antrim
BT36 2RF

Telephone 028-90-832111
Website City of Belfast golf club website
Secretary/Manager: David Linder
Captain: Thomas Lavery
Lady Captain: None
President: Stephen Steele
Vice-Captain: Derek McFarland
Hon. Secretary: David Linder
Club Pro: None 
Hon. Treasurer: Paddy Ward
Comp. Secretary: David Linder
City of Belfast Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Snacks Days to Avoid: Sundays & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments: N/A

City of Belfast Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (to be Confirmed)      
Captain's Prize Sunday 3 July Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 12 August Closed 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

White Par 66 SSS 67 5,1003 yd's
Yellow Par 66 SSS 66 4,620 yd's
Red Par 66 SSS 66 4,620 yd's


Hole No. White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 160 112 3 13
123 3 13
2 286
4 9
4 9
3 344 338 4 5
338 4 3
4 360 350 4 1 250 4 1
5 278 260 4 15 260 4 15
6 212 200 3 7
200 3 5
7 94 86 3 17 86 3 17
8 484
347 4 3
347 4
9 338 328 4 11 328 4 11
Out 2,556 2,310 33   2,310 33  
10 160 125 3 14 125 3 14
11 286
4 10 276
4 10
12 344 338 4 4
338 3 4
13 360 250 4 2 250 4 2
14 278 260 4 16 260 4 16
15 212 200 3 8
200 3 6
16 94 86 3 18 86 3 18
17 375 347 4 6
347 4 8
18 338 328 4 12 328 4 12
In 2,447 2,310 33   2,310 33  
Total 5,003 4,620 66   4,620 66  
SSS 66 66     66    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record:

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

City of Belfast Golf Club won the Daily Mail all Ireland Championship in 2001. 

They won the Mail on Sunday all Ireland Championships in 2000.

They won the East Antrim League Jack Ross Trophy in 2003, 2001 and 1998.

They were he Ulster Champions and European Finalists in  the National 9's in 2002.

Mallusk won the East Antrim Championship in 1998.

They won the W.G. Patterson Trophy in 1997 and 1998.

History of City of Belfast

Founded 1992, affiliated 1993

What the Club tells us

Councillor A Redpath in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Belfast John Carson and other city Councillors opened the clubhouse on August 30th, 1985 and the late Fred Daly Open Champion opened the course.

This was a much needed and welcomed facility for the populous of the Glengormley area with a wide catchment area extending from Antrim through to the Greater Belfast Area. Year by year improvements have taken place and the course has developed from an initial nine hole par three to one of the most challenging short courses in Ireland today. In fact the late Fred Daly who played the course many times was quoted as saying that it had the potential to become the finest short course in Ireland.

Some time after the course opened a number of regular course members decided to form Mallusk Golf Society and in October 1985 a meeting was held in the clubhouse and Mallusk Golf Society was officially formed with a membership of 12 members.

The membership of the Society soon grew in the early years and had to be restricted to 60 by Belfast City Council with the course membership restricted to 250. This restriction was required due to the large number of casual players and visitors who played the course in the early years.

In March 1992 the Society changed its name to Mallusk Golf Club and applied for membership of the Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch) and in December 1993 the club accepted membership of the GUI (Ulster Branch) and was also accepted into the East Antrim League for the 1994 season.

Over the past ten years the club has participated in many Inter-club competitions from GUI (Pierce Purcell, Jimmy Bruin, Ulster Fourball, Junior Cup, Irish Boys) to East Antrim League, Daily Mail Foursomes, Mail on Sunday Classic and Irish Nines Championship. With these competitions the club achieved success and recognition at the highest level for a club once referred to as "The Cinderella Club" by Jack Magowan of the Belfast Telegraph.

From 1994 Mallusk has competed in the East Antrim Golf League which is played between all fourteen golf clubs in the East Antrim area and over recent years Mallusk has won the league four times and the Juvenile League once.


In 2000 Mallusk defeated Letterkenny Golf Club in the Ulster Final of the Mail on Sunday Golf Classic and defeated Headford Golf Club from Co Meath in the all Ireland Final to represent Ireland in the UK finals at the Belfry Golf Club Birmingham. Mallusk also reached the Ulster semi-final of the Pierce Purcell competition and were narrowly defeated by Ballybofey Golf Club at Dungannon.

In 2002 Mallusk defeated Enniskillen Golf Club in the Ulster Final of the Daily Mail Foresomes and Mitchelstown Golf Club, Cork in the all Ireland final to represent Ireland in the UK finals at the Dalmahoy Golf Club, Edinburgh. This final was between the best 32 players (16 clubs) in Ireland and UK from the initial 119,000 players teeing off in the qualifying rounds.Mallusk also defeated Whitehead Golf Club in the Ulster Final of the Mail on Sunday Classic in 2002 and were defeated by Milltown Golf Club, Dublin in the All Ireland Final.

In 2003 Mallusk defeated all the other Ulster nine-hole clubs in the National Nines Classic and represented Ulster in Jersey against 14 teams from UK, Ireland and Holland. Mallusk finished the Tournament a honourable fourth.

During this period the golf scene in East Antrim changed greatly with the opening of five new golf clubs and Mallusk Golf Club entered into negotiations with Belfast City Council on the future management of the golf course at Mallusk.

These have been exciting times for the club once referred to as the minnows of Ulster Golf however this year marks a completely new dawn for the club.In 2005 the membership of Mallusk Golf Club changed the name of the club to the City of Belfast Golf Club and took control of the course and clubhouse at Mallusk under a facilities management agreement with Belfast City Council.  Councillor Jim Rodgers OBE performed the official opening of the City of Belfast Golf Club in September 2005.

The future therefore looks good for all concerned with a new club name and management agreement that is to the mutual benefit of the Club and Council.

City of Belfast Golf Club will continue to offer fantastic value for money on a challenging course and all members and visitors alike will always be made welcome by our friendly and helpful staff.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year perhaps "Cinderella" will get to the ball.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
H. McGroggan 1992 Men's Captain
E. Murray 1992 President
B. Finnerty 1993 Men's Captain
R. Smyth 1993 President
B. Finnerty 1994 Men's Captain
H. McGrogan 1994 President
P. A. Long 1995 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 1995 President
G. Buchanan 1996 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 1996 President
C. S. Steele 1997 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 1997 President
W. Hutchinson 1998 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 1998 President
J. McMaster 1999 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 1999 President
J. Murdock 2000 Men's Captain
J. Smouball 2000 President
Hugh Scott 2001 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 2001 President
J. Brannigan 2002 Men's Captain
J. Snowball 2002 President
T. Easton 2003 Men's Captain
Peter  Long 2003 President
Tommy Easton 2004 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2004 President
David Linder 2005 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2005 President
Kevin McGlennon 2006 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2006 President
David Newell 2007 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2007 President
David Newell 2008 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2009 President
Gary McAllister 2009 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2009 President
Joe Dillon 2010 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2010 President
Darran Long 2011 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2011 President
Graeme Duffield 2012 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2012 President
John Clarance 2013 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2013 President
Gordon Corry 2014 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2014 President
Patrick Ward
2015 Men's Captain
Peter Long
2015 President
Stephen Gardiner
2016 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2016 President
Gary Kennedy 2017 Men's Captain
Peter Long
2017 President
  2018 Men's Captain
Peter Long 2018 President
Mark Suggars 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
Jonny McDowell 2020 Men's Captain
Stephen Steele 2020 President
Jonny McDowell 2021 Men's Captain
Stephen Steele 2021 President
Thomas Lavery 2022 Men's Captain
Stephen Steele
2022 President
  2023 Men's Captain
  2023 President
Stephen Steele 2023 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at City of Belfast

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Derek McFarland 2017
192 yd's