View of the 5th fairway from Carnalea Golf Club
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4.1
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
82.7%
Recommend this course
86 out of 100 reviews
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3.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
59.1%
Recommend this course
13 out of 22 reviews
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3.9
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.3%
Recommend this course
29 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5725 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Carnalea Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1927

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Smart dress attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
100 Reviews (100)
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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting course by the sea

Challenging front 9. Reminiscent of a links , never on a flat lie. Back nine parkland with nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rough is ROUGH

Greens are great very fast but excellent condition. Fairways are impeccable also. Rough is absolutely horrendous and doesn't take you to miss the fairway by much very hard to get the ball out of alot of the rough 3 playing partners and me struggled anytime we missed the fairway could do with abit cut back in my personal opinion. Love scenes

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bank Holiday at Carnalea

Beautiful views over Belfast Lough, this course was well presented. Greens were not consistent however with some having more grass on them than others.
Pace of play was slow with golf etiquette not full adheres to by some members on the course to avoid slow play.

Still a beautiful course and an enjoyable round in the sunshine at Carnalea.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Changed the layout

The course now starts on what was previously the 5th hole.. it was in good condition and we really got the weather, play was slow but I've played worse.. there were very few parking spaces and they were extremely tight with most cars over their given white lines, making it virtually impossible to park. I arrived in good tme but the guy in the pro shop answered a phone fall and left me standing waiting on him, and by the time I got to the tee, the next four ball were already standing, warming up and gave no respect to us teeing off... thankfully I'm not easily distracted when playing and still managed to make a tremendous drive up the centre of the fairway, maybe not the case for someone else

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course

It should have been on your web site that you can't hit on fairway but you can drive a buggy round. The ninth hole wasn't playing so that also should be mentioned.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser

course not in the best condition for this time of year. There was also no information from staff about.one.of the holes closed. We had to rely on other players on the course telling us. Although the cost was.not expensive it was not really value for money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall poor experience

When we arrived at the course we were told mats only on the fairways or place on rough which was fair enough because the course was soft. They did forget to mention that the 9th hole was closed and when we arrived at the 9th hole there was no signage at all. We actually thought the group in front had forgot to put the flag in, it wasn't until we arrived at the green we realised. After the round we went into the club to get something to eat and were refused food as it is a private club. Nice course crap staff!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

Very disappointing to pay full price for a round with 4 holes closed and temporary greens on most of the rest.
Had we been informed if these conditions in advance , we would not have paid £17 each for this experience
Obviously, this would have been a much more positive experience in the summer but playing conditions should be declared with the possibility of postponing the booking until the course is at its best.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Super course

Super course. Well worth playing even in the winter with some temporary greens in place it held up really well..and there is some beautiful par 3s. Staff & patrons all very friendly too. Looking forward to playing in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Robbery

Played this course hundreds of times, but today I was pretty disgusted. Pay £26 only to be told when I turned up to rent a matt for £10 or pick up ball and play from the rough! Needless to say I did neither as I paid my money and was never told this prior to arriving so was never going to happen. Best hole on course, the 9th was also closed for play. Pretty disgusted in all honesty

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Very poor Golf Now should notify if course isn't fully open

I played with a friend today who only gets out once every 5 weeks
To say I was disappointed is an understatement when we arrived the guy in the pro shop who was very friendly and honest told us there was 2 temporary greens and 4 holes closed if we'd been notified of this before paying and arriving we would never have booked it.
Carnalea isn't to blame for this I put this totally on Golf now this is the first time I've used it and think they should let players know before they book and spend their hard earned money that they're not going to actually get a full game of golf.
I'll think twice before I book on golf now again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

3 holes not even in play and 2 tempory greens a waste of my time and money . Why does golfnow not tell you about this before because if I knew would have gone somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
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 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Another course I've played over last 30 years, have played it in all kinds of conditions from winter to summer and blowing a gale.

Great greens to putt on all year round

Give it a go, you won't be disappointed with course and the views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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