The original name of the club which played on this course was Knock Golf Club, formed in 1895. It wasn’t until 1925 that the idea of establishing Shandon Golf Club was conceived after Knock Golf Club moved to their present location on the outskirts of Belfast.


For seven decades the club has had a veritable production line of international players who have represented their country, and Walker Cup teams of distinction. The most recent of these is Michael Hoey, four time winner on the European Tour and recent holder of The Dunhill Trophy.


It is an amazing course that is not excessively long, but provides a top class challenge due to the exceedingly high standards of its greens. The club built a new clubhouse in 2000 and successfully hosted The All Ireland finals in 2007.