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Belvoir Park Golf Club ("Belvoir" is pronounced "beaver"), designed in 1927 by the golf architect H.S. Colt, is an 18-hole championship inland parkland course which is ranked among the top 30 golf courses in Ireland. It has a practice fairway for honing that perfect swing and caddies, trolleys, clubs and carts are all available for hire. The park is famous for its dramatic 17th hole. Call before arriving as there are some restrictions on players and to find out a suitable time to play. There are full bar and restaurant facilities.
Balmoral Golf Club is an 18-hole course, located three miles south of the city center. If you're visiting from abroad and are keen to get out and play on those beautiful, well-watered lawns Ireland is famous for, but haven't managed to pack your clubs, this course will hire them out to you. They even hire left-handed clubs, which puts them in a league above most other local courses. You can also hire their trolleys and caddies. A practice area, changing rooms and fully licensed bar and restaurant are also a part of this club.
The best time for visitors to this 18-hole parkland course is weekday mornings. Located 4.82 kilometers (3 miles) north of the city centre, and offering views both up to the stunning Cave Hill and out to sea, Fortwilliam Golf Course is one of the most renowned in the city and certainly the best in North Belfast. Unfortunately visitors need to bring their own clubs. Caddies and power carts are on hand for the less energetic golfer and there is a bar where you can get meals at the 18th hole. It also offers snooker and a practice fairway. Call the club for timings.
Dunmurry Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course located four miles southwest of the city centre next to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. Unfortunately for the less avid golfer on a tight budget, you have to bring your own clubs. Trolley hire is available however. There is a bar which serves meals and snacks, as well as snooker tables and a practice fairway. Check the website for timings.