Seventy years on, trees planted then can now be seen in their full beauty, and the fairways and greens would do justice to many a course. There are stunning views of Belfast Lough, the Antrim Hills, the Irish Sea and the coast of Scotland from the top of the 4th hill and the view from the Clubhouse windows can’t be beat.


The course has attracted some major events, including the Ulster and Irish Professional Championships and Pro-Ams in which names such as Christy O’Connor Senior, Fred Daly, Peter Allis, Tony Jacklin and Roberto de Vincenzo featured.


The professional record was set on August 1962 by Christy O’Connor Senior who scored 62 with nine birdies, eight pars and an eagle at the 460 yard 5th hole. The length of the course is 6,410 yards from the medal tees, and although not an especially difficult course, it is enough of a challenge to entertain good players without discouraging the less skilled.