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4.3
71 Reviews (71)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.7
75.5%
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64 out of 71 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
Amenities
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 7105 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.3
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Galgorm Castle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1618
Golf Season Year round
Architect Simon Gidman (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £30
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf Academy at Galgorm Castle"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Not permitted: denim jeans, tee-shirts (collarless and/or sleeveless) shorts, (tailored shorts may be worn).

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Fishing

Reviews

4.3
71 Reviews (71)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging in Winter, great conditions

Course is in great conditions despite lots of heavy rain. First time playing this course in approx 5-6 years. The course has been made a lot trickier in prep for hosting the Irish Open and it makes for a beautiful course. Very unforgiving in the winter with leaves covering the rough meaning any shots not finding fairway risked being lost. Great value for money at £20 for the round. Great post-golf setting with football on screens and live music in bar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing here after striking a very lucky Hot Deal for a 2 ball. Great course with tricky conditions heading into the ISPS tournament next month - thick rough was a challenge so fairway was key and they were immaculate. Course didn't hold the water even after weeks of rain, although my ball still managed to find some water on multiple occasions. Great day out

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great layout, nice greens.

Great layout, but the course maintenance needs more attention . The tees boxes were in terrible condition. The fairways were very scruffy. A very enjoyable day of golf and an excellent range and practice area.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

JF

Enjoyed the course even though greens were slow, signage required to indicate next hole etc

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Fair

Bit strict on opening tee, rough way over grown. Fairways in fair order, but getting patchy in it tidiness imo.

Got real potential, but need to play again when it's at its best.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Greens

Loved the course and the greens rolled as good as most summer greens awesome stuff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 638
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A tournament-caliber parkland in Northern Ireland

I played Galgorm as it prepared to host its second DP World Tour event that caters to both male and female players. Fresh off an Irish Open as well, this is a tournament ready parkland that's still very enjoyable to play for any handicap. I shot my best round of the week here. There's loads of water so choose your targets wisely. The snack shack is an ancestral home of the original family that occupied the land, so that's a cool touch. The resort itself is excellent. This is definitely a worthy stop next time you're touring the famous links in Northern Ireland. Pamper yourself at the resort and savor a parkland experience with a little less wind and weather. It will recharge your batteries.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really nice parkland course.

This is my second time playing here (although the first was in winter and was on temps due to frost). Have to say I wasn't disappointed on my return. Practice facilities are very good and staff in the pro shop friendly.
The course was in good condition with greens running well and I'm sure they will get better still through the season.
I honestly struggled to pick a weak hole on the course and enjoyed it right up until the last shot.
I look forward to returning next time I'm in Northern Ireland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant course

Had a great game at this course very challenging if you get out of position but keep it straight and get a good score. Greens are fast :-).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/05/2021

Great to hear you enjoyed your game!

Kind regards
The team at Galgorm

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pro shop staff very rude

Arrived about 2 hrs before my tee time an went to range to warm up an was told there were no balls left in machine and it would be over an hr before machine would go out to get more, there was only one other person range an he said he'd be happy to wait a few minutes for them to fill machine again an we were both told to mind our own business an that he would go when it suited him, there was about 200 balls lying about 20 feet away an I suggested they could grab 30 or 40 an I would pay for them lad mumbled under his breath for me to f off an let him know that I heard him, he then went into shop an him an another lad behind the counter came out with 2 clubs an hit the balls out about another 50 60 yards which I thought was a bit childish I waited for them come back into shop an checked in for my tee time an went to putting green instead the 2 fellas I was to play with were told go on 10 15 minutes earlier as there was no one in front off us this resulted in me coming to tee box an been left on my own I tee'd off an eventually caught them at the 3rd fairway was not happy about this as you's can amagine spoiled a day's golfing didn't enjoy it after a few holes as I was in a bit off a rage as to how I was treated will be in no rush back because if I ran into the.same to lads I'd probably pull the head off them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

A fun challenge

Great mix of pars and challenges thrown into this course. Excellent scenery to play in and around.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/12/2020

We are glad you enjoyed the course and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fairways like carpet, greens like snooker tables!

4 days after the Irish Open and played the Sunday pin positions with about 11 on the stimp! Played off the whites, not the blues, but the option was there. Nice touch to allow guests to play those tees if they wished but with a 260 carry over water on the 10th to make the fairway, we passed!!. Course not surprisingly still immaculate! Please try and keep up this standard; truly awesome! Well done the green-keepers. A beautiful parkland championship course in equally beautiful condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/12/2020

We are glad you enjoyed the course and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/03/2020

We are glad you enjoyed the course and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/03/2020

We are glad you enjoyed the course and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor greens and pace of play

Have to say I was really looking forward to playing this course having heard so many good reports and with it having the prestige of holding the NI Open but was really disappointed.
Teeing off behind a two ball, then we were pushed and pushed by a two ball behind us whom definitely had not adhered to the 10 minute rule of play. We had to let them through against GUI guidelines for covid otherwise our game would severely have been hampered. The greens were horrendous , completely sanded which I found abnormal for a summer season. We then had another two ball pushing us and felt that the pace of play was very,very rushed. Definitely did not enjoy my experience today and if not for the discounted Golf Now green fee, I would have been completely annoyed paying full rate at £70 plus a round. The condition of the greens were not to a good standard I am afraid and being pushed by people behind was not enjoyable .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/03/2020

Thank you for review and we are sorry your experience of Galgorm Castle was not what we hoped it would have been.

We are sorry to hear you were rushed on the golf course. It was a good decision to let the group behind through and not against GUI guidelines, but if you visit again in the future, which we hope you will then please report any poor etiquette or behaviour to the Pro Shop and it will be dealt with appropriately.

Regular light topdressing in summer is normal practice to maintain greens to a high standard. While we value your feedback and are disappointed that your experience was not what we hope for all guests, we must also share that we had a full timesheet yesterday (2nd July) and did not receive any negative feedback on the putting surfaces.

We do hope this does not deter you from visiting again in the future and hopefully you'll be able to enjoy a true 'Galgorm' experience.

Please feel free to contact us directly via golf@galgormcastle.com should you wish to discuss your experience in more detail.

We hope you have an enjoyable summer of golf.

Kind regards
The Galgorm Castle Team

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