History

Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by the waters of Strangford Lough, the Mahee Island Golf Course has attained a reputation for its stunning scenery,the excellent condition of its course and the genuine warmth of its welcome.

Although just 30 minutes from Belfast; Mahee exists in  another world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With 360 degree views stretching as far as the eye can see the island is arguably one of the most spectacular settings for golf in the UK.

Designed by Robert Rennick in 1929 the course measures 5882 yards. Although not as long as modern parkland layouts it has stood the test of time for nearly 80 years and is an excellent test for golfers of all abilities. With small, fast greens and undulating manicured fairways, accuracy, finesse and course management are the skills required if you wish to score well.

Every hole at Mahee provides a different perspective on the picturesque landscape. Standing on the 1st tee the whole of the lough stretches out in front of you. The par 3, 8th is probably Mahee’s signature hole. The tee is located on one of the highest points of the course and provides panoramic views of Mahee Bay, the forested parts of the island, Scrabo Tower in the distance and the far shore of the lough.

Challenging as our course can be, we never loose sight of the fact that our ticket holders and their guests choose to play Mahee Island because of the superb scenic location and relaxed atmosphere.

Modern demands on our time and our leisure activities suits the private nature of the Mahee Island Golf Course well. A fun round of 9 holes for those who need to manage other commitments -at a convenient time -or a second round for those who aren’t in such a hurry.