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32 Reviews (32)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
90.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
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3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
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4.2
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Conditions
3.8
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 69
Length 6167 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Kirkistown Castle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1902
Golf Season Year round
Architect James Braid (1934)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.5
32 Reviews (32)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition considering the time of year

The course looked and felt tired, fairways were full of weeds and appeared not to have been cut for quite a few days. The bunkers had weeds and clumps of grass growing in the sand in places. I played behind two woman who refused to let me through despite scurrying along to try and keep ahead.. They should advise their members what golfing etiquette means. The course ahead of them was empty. At least the weather was fine and the greens were good.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely links course with some very daunting holes when playing in 30mph winds. Staff very helpful. Work being done on greens which was a shame as didn’t allow for proper putting but appreciate necessary to keep
Course condition good. Would recommend highly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super course, friendly staff

Alround great course in magnificent condition for time of year, the pro Niall is an absolute gentleman cant thank him enough for making us feel so welcome. Had a great lunch in the clubhouse afterwards great food and drink at a reasonable price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course to play

Took forever to get there but pleased I made the effort played with some members great people. Nice course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Good underapreciated links course

First time playing this course but really enjoyed it.

Staff and members were very friendly. We had no trouble with the pace of play and the greens in particular were in very good condition. Will hopefully play again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great dry course, super greens

A great dry course for the time of year greens were in super condition good speed. A really great day food was good in the clubhouse as was the Guinness.

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

Great morning s golf

Course was in excellent condition, greens 1st class and fairways,sun was out got a win. Great Sunday

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

True Links

As the title suggests. This is a proper test of links golf. Recent weather has the fairways a Coffee colour and running faster than linford Christie. Greens are superb. Despite the rest of the course really bouncy the greens are receptive and pure. Don’t be put off by it being a par 69. Any under par score is commendable. Staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to help. Food and bar prices are great value and as is the price of green fees. Membership for full member under £600 for 12 months guaranteed golf or they have a winter membership which is unreal price at £230. !!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem

I play Kirkistown every year at xmas with our society. It is always in super condition and the greens are a joy to putt on.
I got the opportunity to play the links a few days ago and was very impressed with the total package. On arrival the pro was friendly and helpful, the course was in great order, especially the greens and after the golf, we all a had a golfers fry, which I would highly recommend. We have already booked to come in August.

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

Fantastic course and staff.

Play here a few times over the years and have to say what a fine links course. Greens are true all year round, never closed with the wet weather (like some mucky treks!!!) Great views, great holes 1 to 18. Tough test of skill but easy walked in well under 4 hrs. Professional is an absolute Star, couldn’t do enough. Bar & food well stocked, friendly staff all round clubhouse. Can’t wait to get back soon!!!

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

Gem

I had heard good things about Kirkistown many times over the years and it did not disappoint. Simply a great golf coure. It's not the most dramatic or spectacular of courses (I'm maybe unfairly picturing some of our great coastal links courses) but make no mistake this is a very enjoyable fair test of golf. If the winds up its a challenge if the day is calm your in for a real treat
and hopefully a respectable card.

Golf now rocks!! Go have fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very impressed

The course was fantastic. The wind made the course very difficult. But once it calmed. Was a good challenge. In great condition considering winter this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Alternative to wet Belfast Courses

Not my first time playing down at Kirkistown Castle and won't be my last.

After humfing around on wet city courses all winter, I decided to fir down to Kirkistown knowing it would be much better underfoot. I wasn't disappointed. Course was in superb order. Full tees were back on and the greens were a pleasure to put on.

The course never disappoints to be fair, but after such a long winter, it was class to play on a dry course. If you haven't played the course before, then don't wait.

Professional shop was well stocked and the pro was a good lad. Never ate at the club but had a pint after the game. All very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent winter course

Despite a cold snap, the course was open. Front 9 all Temporary Greens due to frost. Green staff had back nine back onto proper greens by the time we hit the 10th. Our 3 ball really enjoyed the course despite this. Thankfully the 11th hole was on the proper green as one of our party hit a fantastic hole in one.
Unfortunately the clubhouse was closed so we had to drive elsewhere for lunch and celebration drink. This was the one downside of our outing, but understandable as it was a Monday in the depths of winter.
Looking forward to my next round when weather improves.

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

Kirkistown Golf course

This was the first time playing Kirkistown. The course is links and the greens were really fast. I would really recommend this course as it’s a real test of golf a couple of par 4 played like par 5. Would highly recommend the food once you’ve finished your round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

rare to play with no wind!

Played before in strong winds, which is not unusual on a links course. Got lucky today with virtually no wind at all, making a cold day in November feel beautiful to play in.

Course very quiet. In beautiful condition as you would expect here and a pleasure to play, given I usually play parkland course which can be very wet at this time of year. Only one tee mat over 18 holes which is a pleasure to see (hate tee mats). Fariway was great as expected. A little run could be had. Greens were running true and at a decent pace for November.

I only wished they would reduce their price to attract a few more golfers. I saw very few on the course that day. Such a shame to see such a good course not being used more. I would not pay the price they charge (we paid nothing as we used the AG free round voucher).

This course plays very difficult in the wind, but with no wind it was very fair. Good golf was rewarded. Cracking course in lovely condition and a pleasure to play. Would play it every day if the price was more competitive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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