The mature trees that line the fairways characterize Balleyclare Golf Club. Since being founded in 1923, it has become one of the most treasured parkland layouts in Northern Ireland for its welcoming atmosphere and especially its challenging round. The shrew placement of numerous sand traps and the incorporation of natural water hazards make the course a formidable test for any skill level. The golf course starts out gently but quickly becomes much trickier by the time you reach the par-4 third hole, the course's signature. Nicknamed Orpinsmill, golfers face an intimidating tee shot on this hole with an out-of-bounds on the left and two lakes on the right that lead to a green, well protected by trees on one side and the River Islekelly on the other. The golf course finishes with its tightest hole, which plays to another tree-protected green with out-of-bounds to the rear. In addition to the course, Balleyclare Golf Club also offers a practice putting area and a driving range for golfers to use.