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Club History

Club History

Test"The Course in the Heart of the City"

Located within a mile of the bustling centre of the city of Belfast and nestling under the shadow of the giant Harland and Wolff shipyard cranes, Ormeau Golf Club can truly be labelled “the course in the heart of the city”. 
 
Formed in 1893, the club is one of the oldest in Ireland and today complements the exciting developments that go to make up the city’s Laganside complex. The clubhouse and course are situated on mature tree covered parkland once part of the Marquis of Donegall’s Ormeau demesne. 
 
Visitors to Ormeau Golf Club can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome and a challenging round of golf. You will join many great names of the past such as 1947 Open Champion Fred Daly and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who have graced the fairways and spoke highly of the challenge provided and the warmth and hospitality of the welcome received. 
 
The nine hole course with an eighteen hole par of 68 has proved over the years to have been a test to the best golfers in the country. The course provides a challenge for both the low and high handicap golfer with good shots being rewarded and those that stray off line receiving due punishment. 
 
Whether the golf has been good or not so good, the Clubhouse provides the opportunity to relax and reflect on what might have been had those putts dropped or the ball stayed in bounds. With a drink from our well stocked bar or a fine meal from the  restaurant unwind and enjoy the panoramic views of such truly Belfast sights as Black Mountain, Cavehill and of course the Harland and Wolff cranes. 
 
And if you have any energy left, why not close the evening off in our recently refurbished snooker room complete with all the equipment needed for a big break!