The championship Galgorm Castle course.
Galgorm Resort & Spa has formed a new collaboration with Galgorm Castle, rebranding as Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, with the aim of creating one of the UK and Ireland’s leading spa and golf destinations ready to compete on the global stage.
The collaboration adds the championship Castle Course, a state-of-the-art golf academy and six-hole pitch & putt, to the Resort’s golf offering, which already includes a nine-hole par-three course.
“We are delighted to formally integrate our world class parkland course and facilities into the already fantastic Resort,” said Gary Henry, managing director, Galgorm Castle. “Galgorm now provides a spa and golf offering up there with some of the best Resorts in the world.”
This year marks an historic milestone for golf in Northern Ireland, with the return of The Open to Royal Portrush just weeks away and recent news the ISPS Handa World Invitational, presented by Modest! Golf Management, will be held at Galgorm.
Colin Johnston, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, said: “Northern Ireland is experiencing unparalleled success as a golf destination and this exciting step further strengthens the relationship we have with the team at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. By further enhancing our product offering, we believe this will go some way to support the growth in tourism figures and support The Golf Tourism Strategy of Tourism Northern Ireland.
“We are also pleased to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, Wilma Erskine to our Board. Wilma brings with her a wealth of experience in hospitality and golf management, retiring this Autumn from the helm of Royal Portrush after 34 years. Wilma was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Northern Ireland tourism as well as golf and will be instrumental in instilling our commitment to golf tourism.”