Cairndhu Golf Club
SSS: 69 Holes: 18 Length: 6,136 yrds
This fine parkland course designed by JFS Morrison, a partner in the firm of Colt, Allison and Morrison, was chosen for its unique location situated in over 200 acres of mature woodlands and rolling hills. It is arguably the most scenic course in Ireland, with unsurpassed views of the Sallagh Braes, the Scottish coastline and islands, and headlands leading to the renowned Glens of Antrim. The third hole has a carry of 160 metres to reach the narrow fairway and green below, guarded by bunkers to the left and a chasm on the right hand side. Moving on to the longer second nine, the tenth is the start of Cairndhu's "Amen Corner". This 375 metre par 4 is reckoned by many professionals to be one of the best driving holes in Ireland. The eleventh, a 197 metre par 3 protected by two bunkers, requires everything a golfer carries in his bag to reach the green! The twelfth, a 409 metre par 4, is a tight driving hole with a long second shot to a well-protected green, making this hole a fine test of golf.
Best days to play - any day although restrictions apply on Saturday and Sunday. Green fees weekdays £20 or £10 with a member, weekend/bank holidays £25 or £16 with a member.
192 Coast Road, Ballygally BT40 2QG
Tel: (028) 2858 3324