Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

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4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.5
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23 out of 23 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.9
Value
4.9
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4.9
Pace
5.0
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4.5
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4.9
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Holes 18
Par 69
Length 6167
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Kirkistown Castle Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 6167 yards
Green 69 5917 yards
Red (W) 73 5688 yards
Scorecard for Kirkistown Castle Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 67.7/115 518 402 304 152 397 430 322 148 384 3057 435 127 434 440 193 353 164 440 524 3110 6167
Green M: 67.0/111 500 387 299 142 387 410 302 138 374 2939 420 117 420 420 180 343 154 420 504 2978 5917
Red W: 71.2/121 437 398 283 148 340 424 299 145 375 2849 405 114 423 349 177 319 151 381 484 2803 5652
Handicap 10 4 18 14 2 8 16 12 6 3 17 7 1 15 9 13 5 11
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 34 69

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.

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4.8
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
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
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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links at its finest

Vg course with good variety of holes, need to be very careful off the tee, greens in great condition, worth a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Lovely members- beware the visitors!

Our first visit to this club and the reception in the pro shop and the clubhouse was extremely friendly. The course presents a true links challenge, particularly when the wind is blowing, with elevated greens and tees providing excellent seaside views. The course is fairly compact, meaning that there are no long walks between green and tee, but the downside of this is that balls struck from elevated tees in windy conditions can stray onto adjoining greens and fairways. Members know where to exercise caution, but visitors (of which there are many on seaside courses like this) don't. The people behind us drove through us on a couple of occasions (our 3 hour 15 minute two-ball round was hardly slow) and narrowly missed us while on the tee. Not the club's fault, but maybe something for them to think about when welcoming visitors in the future. We'd definitely recommend this course, though we might bring hard hats next time!

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

Shockingly good

Course was in excellent condition for this time of year. Solid fairways, hard fast greens and thankfully the rough was pretty forgiving. Would love to play again and am dreading playing my own boggy parkland course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Fantastic course

This is the 3rd time I've played at Kirkistown and it always lives up to expectation. Course was in fantastic condition for the 2nd Jan. Got it on a good day as was little to no wind so was not too difficult. Have played before when blowing a gale and it is a completely different beast. Can't wait to play again! Staff were brilliant as well, very friendly and welcoming. Great putting green and chipping area.

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

Worth the drive

A jem of a course.

Anyone thinking of playing here should definitely give it a go. Links golf at its best .

The course uses the unique features (Hills) to give you some incredible holes and views.

I will definitely play again

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

Great course and great club

First time playing Kirkistown and the course was in great condition. Fairways played beautifully and greens were excellent, challenging at times but also very rewarding if you take on the brave shot. 10/10 would play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

kirkistown golf course

had a really great day at the course ,greens where in great condition and a nice pace .the rough is not a place to be, so keep it on the fairways .you need to be brave at some of the holes and dont be afraid to try a chip and run onto the greens , stay out of the bunkers they are deep.will look forward to another round here again, value for money was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

18 carat Links

Played at start of Feb when most other courses were closed due to adverse weather , truly remarkable that the course and greens were so dry .Staff were so welcoming and friendly, food in clubhouse was superb, all in all a GR8 day .THANKS TO ALL

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather

Kirkistown Castle GC

There is no better place to play golf than on a true links course and Kirkistown Castle has been giving golfers that experience since 1902. With native fescue splitting the marram grass fairways, gently rolling terrain and a good breeze coming off the sea, you're in links heaven. A friendly greeting from Niall in the pro shop, a good test of golf and a pint afterwards made for a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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