The Course

Sandwiched between the River Lagan and the railway line, only 1 mile from the centre of Lisburn, Aberdelghy is an excellent challenge for both the novice and experienced golfer. Although a relatively short course measuring 4,143 metres for the men and 3,655 metres for the ladies with a Par of 66 and 65 respectively, the emphasis is on accuracy rather than distance. Water comes into play on no less than five of the holes. The signature hole is undoubtedly the 3rd at 340 metres played as a dogleg through tall trees to a green which is well protected by water.

Course history:
One of the first municipal golf courses to be built in Northern Ireland, Aberdelghy Golf Course was founded in 1986 and designed by Alec Blair and Greg Ferris as a 9 hole course.

In 1998 the course was extended to 18 holes.

In 2009 a major improvement plan started which saw a major overhaul of the drainage system, a new irrigation system, two brand new greens on the 3rd and 9th holes, several new tee boxes which lengthened several holes, a widening of the stream which runs in front of the 3rd and 9th greens (plus a tiered effect of this stream) plus several new bunkers. Half of the course was closed for play while the work was carried out.

In June 2011 the course was re-opened after the completion of the work.