Carnalea Golf Club

4.3403294118 4.3 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5725 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Smart dress attire

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Wihte 69 5725 yards N/A N/A
Green 69 5411 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 70 5192 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

27 out of 29 reviews


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"Good days golf."


u4225832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

First time playing course. Friendly welcome.Recommended by family member who played before. Good front nine ,back nine hilly. Greens in great condition. Maybe a bell or two over some of the hills so long hitters know it's clear ahead. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fantastic course"


MJPalmer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course as usual, course in very good condition the great weather helps but even in the rain its great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


u591304336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course on a number of occasions & it has been a good experience, This time it wasn't up to a reasonable standard , it's not the best time of year for golf, but having said that it was in poor condition ...greens were poor along with fairways , then to add it all off the hoses to clean trolley ,shoes etc weren't working ! overall not a good day ......


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic front 9"


u950527439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice front 9, back 9 a bit repetitive with plenty of hills but overall a good course and in very good condition for November. Will play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Belfastboy39's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course and great greens"


t2112386137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course and when it comes to the greens it is hard to beat them

Friendly welcoming course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



garycromie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4441558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The green are the intended have sent this year"


u1443516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf now app is a must and very easy to use.

Very thing went very well and we had a great round of golf. The course is in excellent condition especially the greens. Congratulations to the greenkeeper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u156334644's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Carnalea a number of times now condition of the course is great and the greens are always in A1 condition , not a overly long course which may suit some fairways are quite wide and and very forgiving so suits the high handicappers like myself , clubhouse is also excellent nice food with superb views of the Belfast lough , if you haven't played here before definitely worth a visit usually great value too .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Carnalea Treasure"


Portia12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with marvellous greens and a gorgeous setting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ANTHONY54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value.."


Scott8280067's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lovely course with unrivalled views. Great value for money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent conditions"


u986729392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course today and i must say i was surprised how good the conditions where for this time of year only one temporay green looking forward playing there next weekend great value for money booked on teeoff times


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Interesting, with views"


Numpty1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The good points :-

Although only a par 69 & just about 6K yds, most holes are sufficiently interesting and with hazards or features that concentrate the mind. The layout is good even though there is a bit of a trek between the 9th &10th, with the short par 3 9th probably being the feature hole, and there are very scenic views of Belfast Lough, the South Antrim coast and passing shipping traffic to be had from most parts of the course.

The not-so-good points :-

{Bearing in mind the time of year} Much work going on around the course with sand being spread over much of the fairways leading to an unusual practice of either placing a small plastic mat to play off or moving the ball to edge of the fairway for semi-rough placing. Greens had been recently hollow-tined plus sanded and were consequently quite slow and bobbly and there were winter mats on all tees plus a VERY poor temporary green on the 18th. One all-year-round criticism would be that there are a lot of blind tee shots with no pictorial view availability for guidance, plus hole signage could do with being improved.

One thing to note too, is that parking is limited at the clubhouse, but it IS possible to travel by train & the station is only 100M or so away, with the track bisecting the course - hence the walk from 9th green to 10th tee.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"carnalea"


francie30's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

course was in a very wet poor state . no signs for tee positions which made it like a treasure hunt . but to be fair in summer time would b a very nice course and pleasure to play views r amazing


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


clearflows's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though there was a Large Society in front the staff accommodated us best they could to meet our booked T Time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value for money"


Tom84's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very impressed. Course in great condition, views amazing. Very hilly would not recommend carrying clubs. Will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sun shining. Little wind. Greens mint. Great value for money


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


u861365500's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The booking on the Last minute golfer was so easy and then the course and day were excellent , so overall I will look forward to using the site again and excellent value for money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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