Golfing in Carrickfergus

There are a wide variety of courses within Carrickfergus borough

Avid golf fans and enthusiastic novices alike can choose from a wide variety of courses within the Carrickfergus Borough Council area, Co Antrim. In Carrickfergus itself, the golf club on North Road is close to the heart of the town. A green oasis, it is one of the most testing golfing challenges in the province and its 18 holes are highly regarded by experienced players.

The coastal village of Whitehead can boast one of the most attractive golf courses in the province. Sculpted out of the high slopes of beautiful Muldersleigh Hill, the course commands breathtaking views over Belfast Lough to Scotland and the Mourne mountains. The nearby municipal course at Bentra is maintained to the highest standards with many competent golfers testifying to its demanding but sporting nature.

Greenisland Golf Club is situated under the shadow of Knockagh Monument. Its splendid panoramas complement its distinctive quality. A wide variety of other sporting activities are available in the area, including bowls, tennis, squash, cricket and football, as well as playgrounds and activity areas for children. For further information, or to book a game online at Bentra Municipal Golf Club, please log on to

Reproduced with kind permission of Carrickfergus Borough Council 2004