Lisburn Golf Club started off as a compact 9 hole course in the heart of the town at the turn of the 20th century. It moved to its present site in the early 1970’s and Hawtree achieved what most golfers would regard as an ideal layout with two loops of nine holes, each starting and finishing at the Clubhouse and each composed of two par 5s, two par 3s and five par 4s.
This layout has been further enhanced with the planting of azaleas, rhododendrons, cherry blossom trees and specimen conifers that make Lisburn the “Augusta of the North” in the springtime.
As you progress round the course, you may need to exercise a variety of shots to manage your way around the water hazards and avenues of tree plantations. This is probably best exemplified by the signature hole, the 6th, measuring 158 yards, with a green surrounded by trees and guarded by water and bunkers. It demands an accurate tee shot and then a smooth putting stroke to cope with the gentle borrows on the two tier green.