More than seven million people a year visit Belfast, most of them landing at either Belfast International Airport or George Best Belfast City Airport. Belfast has much to entice this level of interest, not least an architecturally stunning city centre and a thriving cultural and arts scene.
As a capital city, Belfast boasts the infrastructure of a leading tourist attraction and seat of government and commerce. This includes a selection of accommodation ranging from five star luxury hotels to basic backpacker hostel. Families can book into a cosy bed and breakfast close to the waterfront, couples can source a romantic lodge in a secluded part of town and partygoers can seek out hip boutique hotel in the bohemian Cathedral Quarter.
Golf in Belfast
Although Belfast is generally regarded, quite rightly, as a thriving, crowded metropolis, a large part of its appeal is down to the fact that it is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Northern Irish countryside. Ask any golf enthusiast what rolling Irish countryside means and they’ll tell you – some of the best golf courses in the world.
Book a hotel anywhere in Belfast and you’re just a short drive away from a selection of stunning and challenging golf courses. One of the finest, located just three miles to the south of the city centre, is the Belvoir Park Golf Club.
Reaching the Belvoir Park Golf Club
Travelling to Belvoir Park Golf Club from your accommodation in the centre of Belfast is extremely easy. Simply take the A24 Ormeau Road south until you reach Church Road, which leads directly to the golf club. Traffic allowing, the entire journey should take less than 15 minutes.
About Belvoir Park Golf Club
Belvoir Park Golf Club boasts a stunning location, immediately next door to Belvoir Park forest. The course itself is spread out over 136 acres of woodland, a setting that adds to both the beauty and the golfing challenge. It was originally founded in 1927 and, over the years, has demonstrated its excellence by being chosen to host the Irish Open, Irish PGA and Irish Close. Esteemed professionals to have played at, and heaped praise upon, Belvoir Park Golf Course include Peter Allis, Fred Daly and Rory McIlroy.
Visitors are welcome throughout the year, with the price varying depending upon the month, although it should be noted that you may well save some money if you can find a friendly member willing to share the round with you.
After the Golf
As with any top notch golf club, Belvoir offers facilities above and beyond 18 fantastic holes. When you’ve finished honing your handicap you can relax and refresh yourself in the course restaurant The View. Aptly named, it offers stunning views out across the course and over Cave Hill and the Divis and Black Mountains. While soaking up the views you can tuck into a meal that places the emphasis on taste, freshness and simplicity, using beautifully cooked fresh local produce.