Belvoir Park Golf Club

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belvoir Park Golf Club is a Championship parkland course set in 163 acres of mature woodland just two miles from Belfast City Centre.  The course was designed by the famed course architect Harry S. Colt and constructed in 1927. Belvoir Park Golf Club boasts a distinguished history having hosted The Irish Open, The Irish PGA, and The Irish Close.

In 2017, the Club engaged Clive Richardson Limited to carry out various renovation and redevelopment works on the course as part of planned preparations for their centenary. The works have been carried out in various stages over a two year period to minimise the disruption to members and keep as much of the course in play throughout the year as possible.

The first task completed as part of these works was the construction of a new driving range. This was followed by a wide variety of works across the course. This included the construction of new tee complexes on the 4th, 5th, 11th, 17thand 18th holes; the installation of new drainage systems including main drains, laterals drains and gravel slits on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th fairways; and, cleaning out and reshaping an open drain on the 8th hole.

Throughout this time, CRL also worked on the delivery of a bunker strategy across the entire course, with a total of 74 bunkers either constructed, renovated or removed to leave 62 bunkers on the course. Works included a good piped drainage system under each bunker location with a permeating rubber liner installed to the base of the bunkers under a clean sand layer.

CRL have also undertaken a number of course maintenance works over this time including verti-draining and sanding fairways.

Works were carried out in conjunction with Aaron Small, Course Manager, and his team, all under the watchful eye of course Architect Will Swann from Swann Golf Designs.

You can see some of our works taking place as part of a serious of videos produced by Aaron Small, Course Manager. In these videos, the role which CRL played in the course redevelopment is detailed. See more at and

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