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Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 70
Length 5611 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Cairndhu Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.2
14 Reviews (14)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Can’t find my ball after a good shot

I’ve play here many times and had good rounds. It’s a quirky coarse. The front nine we really enjoyed especially the 2 nd par 3 into brutal wind. It was after 8 hole that if you ball went off fairway,even by a couple feet that the ‘semi’ rough meant you couldn’t find your ball. I lost two balls after good shots. The problem is that the grass off fairways are not maintained. Semi rough is heavy and two ball heights. It’s a real same for me to say I will not be back as this is down to lack of maintenance but don’t blame green keepers but lack time for them to do what they usually do well. Played 6 golf courses in NI this trip and this is end of our preferences. Pity!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course & Very Helpful Club Pro

I played this course on an incredibly wet day. The course pro made the effort to come out and see me on the 8th & offer a complimentary round when weather was fairer. The views were pretty epic even in the mist and I’ll definitely return to see them in the sunshine. 2nd & 3rd holes particular stand outs. Really friendly welcome and an enjoyable morning of golf even in a storm! Fantastic value for money

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

Fantastic

Beautiful course in stunning surroundings with friendly staff and we'll maintained greens. Highly recommended and we will undoubtedly be returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem is right..

This course is about 40 minutes from Belfast along the stunning coast road. The course itself sits up the hill just before Ballygalley and offers magnificent views over the Irish Sea and surrounding bays which sits either side of the course.

The course itself is quite hilly on the front 9 but easily walkable, though there are plenty of buggies to rent. The course itself is beautifully maintained, the fairways vary from narrow to generous, but if you’re straight off the tee you won’t have any problems. The greens are in excellent condition and roll well.

Afterwards we had a pint in the lovely clubhouse and looked out up the North Coast.

The course is beautiful and excellent value, definitely worth a play

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

Course set up was good. Amazing views off the coast. Staff where friendly

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

Fantastic Cairndhu

What a fantastic round at this great course!!! From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more welcoming being ever so friendly and helpful. The course itself was in great condition and all members on the course also being very friendly. 10/10 Cairndhu, thanks!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Cairndhu

We tee off at 9:50am, course completely fogged out but still let us out to play, did clear after 6 holes but came back on and off all day butdidnt ruin are day.
we hit are tee shots to the par3 3rd which we couldnt see but when we arrived to the green there was 2 billy goats on it! lol
Ive played this course before and without the heavy fog and Goats on the green its a great course to play and a lot of long holes and tight holes which is great, greens, fairways and bunkers are all well maintained.

Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great

lovely golf course great condition for this time of year great value at £10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Make sure you hire a buggy!!

While the course was in immaculate condition and the weather was perfect for a round of golf, not to mention the fact id the morning off work. You would think this would have added up to a lovely golf outing, how wrong you would be!! My first mistake was not getting a buggy (major error), the second was not familiarising with the course layout, there are more than a few blind shots. The course layout could be somewhat better, given you are often crossing over of greens/fairways onto the next hole and with no real signature holes, your left feeling a bit meh!! The views from the 2nd tee box were a bit of a woah factor but not really in the golf sense!! I think the fact the course is the hilliest iv ever played maybe somewhat hangs a shadow over my opinion, but if i was to give a summary of all things golf then well it's a finely kept, tightish course (plenty of trees) with far too many hills!!!! For the love of.......... make sure you get a buggy!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

As scenic a course as you'll get anywhere

Perhaps it should be mentioned at the outset that Cairndhu is a fairly hilly course, and those with a lack of puff, stamina or with health issues, will probably require the use of a buggy to negotiate the terrain, however, everyone that does undertake the full 18 holes will undoubtedly appreciate the magnificent scenery to behold from the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 10th tees especially. (The par 3 2nd is perhaps the signature hole of the course - gentle enough in benign conditions, but can be a real nightmare when the wind gets up!)

The course has a very pleasing layout with 2 par 3s & 7 par 4s on the front 9, and 2 par 3s, 5 par 4s & 2 par 5s on the back 9. On 3, 5, 9, 10, 14, 17 & 18 the tees offer a particularly tempting invitation to "let it rip" with the driver, while 2nd shots on 4, 7, 8, 12, 16 & 17 often produce a challenge, and then putts on 7, 8, 9, 13 & 16 can devilishly difficult depending on pin placements.

All holes were in very good nick with greens being of moderate pace, and although there was fairly extensive work in progress on 1st and 5th tees, this did not impede or hamper play in any way.

On an early Monday morning at the beginning of April, it was to be expected that it would be quiet, but despite the blustery, occasionally threatening elements, it was good to see that that there was still a fair number of folk out to brave the cool, though generally fine, bright conditions and enjoy an unhindered amble - or buggy ride- round this fine view-filled track. If you are fortunate to arrive at Cairndhu in good weather, then I believe that the vistas afforded by the 2nd, 3rd & 10th tees are worth the green fees themselves, and are some of the finest panoramas to be seen from any course anywhere. (Don't let the pace of play prevent you from stopping for a couple of minutes to appreciate these viewpoints and do take pictures if possible - unfortunately mine do not do justice.)

To finish, I would commend Matt (Stewart) in the pro shop for his genuinely warm welcome and would advise folk that he has some excellent Cairndhu-branded gear to be had as souvenirs of your visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly welcoming with great views

The pro welcomed us and showed us around this friendly club. There are some quite challenging blind tee shots but are accompanied by spectacular views of the Antrim scenery. It is a quite compact track crisscrossing and at one time 2 Greens and 2 tees within 80 yards of each other which was rather noisy and etticate seemed to go out the window, but overall course good condition and greens good for the time of year. Club house very warm and welcoming with good food at a good price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Walked

Cairndhu Golf Course.

Course and greens in excellent condition. The professional Mr Trainor was very helpful and courteous and would love to play this course again when next in the area. The views were magnificent and our golf wasn't so bad either. Would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

this course is excellent value for.money

Some beautiful scenery, blind tee shots and some very awkward uphill and downhill lies when hitting shots. Landing in the rough is a real penalty. You dont want to get off the fairways as there's usually a tree in your way. Pace of greens were good and course is in pretty good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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