Founded in 1927, and almost 100 years old, this Championship parkland course, which meanders through 163 acres of mature woodland, was designed by the famed course architect Harry S. Colt, who in 1929 laid out the plans for the famous Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club, host of the 148th Open Championship in 2019. Belvoir Park Golf Club is situated just two miles from Belfast City Centre, and is within easy reach from both Belfast Airports, and easily accessible to the two famous Golf Clubs of Royal Portrush and Royal County Down. Belvoir Park Golf Club boasts a distinguished history having hosted The Irish Open, The Irish PGA, and The Irish Close.
Belvoir Park Golf Club was established in South Belfast during 1927, and set in some 163 acres of delightful parkland, once the childhood home of the Duke of Wellington. The course was designed by the famed course architect Harry S. Colt who also designed world famous golf courses such as Pine Valley, Royal County Down, Royal Dublin, Royal Portrush, Royal Lytham & St Ann, Castle Golf Club, and Wentworth. Some of the holes at Belvoir echo Pine Valley and Wentworth, and indeed Belvoir was once dubbed “the Wentworth of Ireland” by none other than world-famous golfer Christy O’Connor Senior. Belvoir is proud to be twinned with two Harry Colt Courses: Castle GC, Dublin; and San Cugat GC, Barcelona. Across its 91 years, as well as producing a fabulous test of golf, Belvoir has been recognized for the warm and friendly Golf Club environment it provides for men, ladies, seniors and juniors.
Belvoir Park Golf Club has been given the accolade of “The Best Parkland Course in Ulster” and remains one of the premier parkland courses in the whole of Ireland. Belvoir hosted the Ulster Professional Championship in 1930, won by Joe McCartney; the Irish Open in 1949, won by Harry Bradshaw by one shot over the USA favourite Bobby Locke; and the Irish Open in 1953 won by Scotsman Eric Brown. 1949 Irish Open winner Harry Bradshaw stated afterwards that “Belvoir was the best inland course I have ever played”.
Belvoir has also hosted the Irish PGA Championship in 1995; the Irish Amateur Close Championship in 2008; the World Blind Golf Championships in 2008; the Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship in 2011; the World Police and Fire Games in 2013; the Senior Ladies’ Irish Open Amateur Championship in 2017, and the Irish Boys Open Amateur Championship in 2018.