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3.7
24 Reviews (24)
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3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
74.4%
Recommend this course
20 out of 24 reviews
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3.2
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
2.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 6 reviews
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3.5
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 6030 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Fortwilliam Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1903
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Neat and casual, no denim

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
24 Reviews (24)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a great course

Course had 4 holes closed, charged £30 and didn’t find out about the holes closed until the day. Course was in terrible condition, should really have been closed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pro shop closed and holes closed

I booked my round for 9am. Pro shop was closed so no scorecard for me. 5 holes on the course also closed due to the weather , I understand this but not being told before I started my round and still being charged for 18 holes is not acceptable. Overall bad experience- charged for 18 holes, only able to play 13 and no scorecard . I will not go again !

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Zoo Zoo Golf Course

If you onto hill walking you'll love this course. Greens challenging..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad course management

Lost about 10 balls each (a 3 ball) on either the fairway or first cut from plugged balls - the course was saturated. We needed waders to play there - should never have been allowed to play in that condition

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course with a fantastic view

Played after some rain, course was wet in parts but overall in good condition. The view for the course is fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good

If we had dry wether in the last week I think it would have been lovely but I will look forward to playing it again when there has not been much rain as it is stunning looking course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

superb course great veiws staff so helpful will play here again 100%

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A course to play but not to stay

This course has probably the most stunning views of Belfast. The course is nestled between the famous Cavehill and Belfast Lough.

The course is hilly, basically the majority of the holes run up and down. There are buggies available and if you have any aches or pains in the legs I would recommend getting one, but you have to book a head. The fairways are tree lined but not densely, so if you do hit into them you’ll be able to have a shot out to at least advance your ball.

The course was beautifully laid out, the greens were fair rather than quick so suits a mid to high handicapper. Every hole has a stunning view of Cavehill and Belfast Lough and is worth a visit simply for that.

Now the only downside to this course. I’ve played this course a few times and each time I have to say I’m unimpressed with the welcome that it gives to its visitors. The welcome is a reluctant hello, if you even get that and some of the bar staff could do with a course in customer service which is a shame as the clubhouse is large and modernish and the views over the course are stunning from the outdoor seating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great days golf

The course was in great shape,greens as good as iv played this winter. Tough test shot 29 points stiff wind blew some great views .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course with a view

Fortwilliam is a golf course that is a good challenge for golfers of all handicaps with one main distraction... The views!! Fairways and greens were in good order despite the lack of rain.. Would we return.. Absolutely

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Had a lovely sunny day at Fortwilliam, course was in excellent condition, couldn't fault it ...greens we're the best I've played on this year!staff were very friendly & helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth a visit

Excellent experience. Course was in very good condition & the weather was very good making the experience even more enjoyable. I would recommend a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Nice course, worth a visit

This is a decent challenge, unfortunately the few times I have played it, it has been wet. This is not entirely the fault of the course (heavy rain 24/48 hours prior to play). Looking forward to playing it in the dry.
Need to be relatively fit as it's not a flat course. Tee boxes and fairways are looked after. Greens are fast, even when wet! Layout is interesting and far from dull. I enjoy playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Golf with the Cave hill as background, stunning views

Played two days before captains day , the course was immaculate. Staff were very helpful and the club pro slotted me into a four ball of members . I enjoyed every minute of our game and they made me feel really welcome . Many thanks to all for a great days golf on a tight , tricky course. Special mention to The greens which were a joy to putt on , tough to read . Brilliant

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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