August 1985 – Opening of City of Belfast Golf Course (Mallusk)
On August 30th 1985 Councillor A Redpath in the
presence of the Lord Mayor of Belfast John Carson and other city
opened the clubhouse and the late Fred Daly Open Champion opened the course. The course consisted of 9 Par 3 holes.
October 1985 – Formation of Mallusk Golf Society
Mallusk Golf Society was officially formed with an initial membership of 12 members. The membership of the Society soon grew in the early years and had to be restricted to 60 by Belfast City Council with the course membership restricted to 250.
March 1992 – Formation of Mallusk Golf Club
Mallusk Golf Society changed its name to Mallusk Golf Club and applied for membership of the Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch).
December 1993 – Mallusk Golf Club accepted into GUI
Mallusk Golf Club was officially accepted into the Golfing Union of Ireland.
April 1994 – Mallusk Golf Club first participates in competitive golf
From 1994 Mallusk has competed in the East Antrim Golf League
which is played between all fourteen golf clubs in the East Antrim
area. Mallusk has won the league four times and the Juvenile
League once. Since then the club has participated in many interclub
competitions from GUI (Pierce Purcell, Jimmy Bruin, Ulster
Fourball, Junior Cup, Irish Boys) to East Antrim League,
Daily Mail Foursomes, Mail on Sunday Classic and Irish Nines Championship.
2000 – 2003 Competition Successes
In 2000 Mallusk defeated Letterkenny Golf Club in the Ulster
Final of the Mail on Sunday Golf Classic and defeated Headford Golf
Club from Co Meath in the all-Ireland Final to represent Ireland in
the UK finals at the Belfry Golf Club Birmingham. Mallusk also
reached the Ulster semi-final of the Pierce Purcell competition and
were narrowly defeated by Ballybofey Golf Club
In 2002 Mallusk defeated Enniskillen Golf Club in the Ulster
Final of the Daily Mail Foursomes and Mitchelstown Golf Club, Cork
in the all-Ireland final to represent Ireland in the UK finals at
the Dalmahoy Golf Club, Edinburgh. Mallusk also defeated Whitehead
Golf Club in the Ulster Final of the Mail on Sunday Classic in 2002
and were defeated by Milltown Golf Club, Dublin
in the All Ireland Final.
In 2003 Mallusk defeated all the other Ulster nine-hole clubs in the National Nines Classic and represented Ulster in Jersey against 14 teams from UK, Ireland and Holland. Mallusk finished the tournament an honourable fourth.
September 2005 – Formation of the City of Belfast Golf Club
In 2005 the membership of Mallusk Golf Club changed the name of the club to the City of Belfast Golf Club and took control of the course and clubhouse at Mallusk under a facilities management agreement with Belfast City Council. Councillor Jim Rodgers OBE performed the official opening of the City of Belfast Golf Club in September 2005
April 2007 – New Par 4 Signature 3rd Hole
City of Belfast Golf club was unfortunate enough to be in the path for the D2H pipeline scheme. The pipeline route dissected the golf course, running through the then Par 3 3rd green. The course was down one hole whilst the works were being completed but as part of the negotiation process, the golf club council were able to negotiate the creation of a new signature Par 4. This new 3rd hole is not only testing, but grants additional yardage to the course.
October 2009 – The Par 5
It was always going to be difficult to squeeze in a decent Par 5
with land availability, but in October 2009 this was achieved.
extending the 8th hole by 120 yards and creating a new tee box a new 484yd Par 5 is available for members increasing the competiton course Par to 67.
April 2013 – New 21 year Facilities Management Agreement with BCC
The golf club council successfully agreed with Belfast City Council an extension to the facilities management agreement for a further 21 years. This long-term extension was essential to allow the club to invest in even bigger projects.
October 2014 – New Clubhouse and Facilities
October 2014 saw the completion of a dream of some of the original members of Mallusk Golf Society, and after much hard work a new built for purpose clubhouse pavilion was officially opened. The clubhouse itself was a culmination of countless hours of effort for many of the golf club council.