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Golfing At Galgorm: a Perfect Getaway for Business and Pleasure

8.36am 12th November 2010 - Travel - This story was updated on Friday, November 12th, 2010

Galgorm's adjoining 14th and 4th holes

Galgorm Castle Golf Club and Galgorm Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland have launched a truly exciting golfing experience simply described as ‘Golfing at Galgorm’.

Galgorm is the perfect venue for the ultimate golfing experience, combining two unique locations to create a truly bespoke luxury golfing product. Play at Galgorm Castle Golf Club situated within the grounds of one of Ireland’s most historic castles and Stay at the 4 Star Deluxe Galgorm Resort & Spa where guests can rediscover relaxation in a true haven of tranquillity and luxury.

In recent years Galgorm Castle Golf Club underwent major course improvements with new drainage, new bunkering and new championship tee boxes. Galgorm Resort & Spa underwent a £20 million refurbishment creating a 4 star deluxe Resort. The time is now right to let the world know what Galgorm has to offer.

Galgorm Castle Golf Club is the perfect challenge for golfers of all abilities. The spacious 18 hole championship parkland course is set in the grounds of one of Ireland’s historic demesnes including remnants of the ancient Irish fort of the McQuillan clan.  The course has beautiful surroundings bordered by the rivers Maine and Braid and includes a magnificent oxbow lake feature and five impressive landscaped lakes. The Castle allows for a stunning backdrop and a majestic setting.

Galgorm Castle’s golf facilities and amenities include a Golf Academy incorporating a 24 bay floodlit driving range and short game area, a teaching room where players can hit balls onto the range and a PGA Pro can assist using the latest V1 Digital Coaching system.

In the Clubhouse is an award-winning restaurant – Galgorm Castle’s Bar and Restaurant offering a high standard of cuisine and service in the most idyllic surroundings overlooking the course. Whether relaxing after a challenging round of golf, or just soaking up the atmosphere at the 19th hole, the Clubhouse Restaurant is fully licensed and provides a welcoming and attractive setting to enjoy a meal. Meanwhile at the 9th hole is a cosy halfway house historically named ‘McQuillans’ offering the golfer a perfect setting for a break and refreshments.

To compliment the golfing experience Galgorm Resort and Spa is the perfect getaway for both business and pleasure. This original gentleman’s residence has been sympathetically restored, refurbished and expanded to become a luxurious 75 bedroom, four-star deluxe hotel. In addition there are six self-catering cottages and six riverside log cabins which are ideal for groups.

There are a number of dining options including the 2AA Rosette River Room Restaurant; Gillies Bar & Grill and the Lobby at Galgorm.

As well as the fantastic golf offering, there is plenty to do at the Resort and in the surrounding area. The world class Spa at Galgorm is truly an enchanting place, surrounded and enveloped by nature. With a full thermal spa & fitness suite, outdoor hot tub overlooking the River Maine and a tantalising array of treatments it is the perfect way to unwind after a tough day out on the course. Or why not try your hand at some fishing on the River Maine or perhaps a spot of wine tasting in the Resort’s well stocked cellar.

Galgorm truly is the gateway to the North Coast, offering the perfect base from which to explore the very best that Northern Irish Golf has to offer. With a great location, many and varied facilities and amenities, all within such a beautiful setting, Galgorm offers the perfect golfing destination.

The Galgorm Destination already has a strong track record for hosting major professional Golf Events. In 2008 and 2009 it hosted the George Best Celebrity Golf Invitational Event. Following on from this, 2010 saw Galgorm host the George Best Event coupled with the PGA Euro Pro Tour.  This was the first time such a prestigious event had come to Northern Ireland and it was a great success.

Galgorm Castle’s General Manager Gary Henry added; “Galgorm is the perfect tour venue to host major international golf events as it boasts many advantages. Galgorm is a central location situated only 30 minutes from Belfast and 20 minutes from the Belfast International Airport. Train and bus links are only minutes from the course and there is an extensive range of accommodation within 10 minutes ranging from the four star luxury of Galgorm Resort & Spa to self catering accommodation. On site the estate can park up to 1000 cars and there is ample room for the tour event infrastructure, such as a tented village, etc. Building on the success of previous events Galgorm intend to hold major international golf events annually.

The Partnership of Galgorm Castle Golf Club and Galgorm Resort & Spa looks forward to welcoming golfers of all abilities to this fantastic golf destination.

Galgorm Castle Golf Club www.galgormcastle.com

       

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