Golfing Stategy An Opportunity For East Belfast Clubs


ROBIN Newton East Belfast DUP MLA has welcomed the launch of Tourism NI’s Golf Strategy saying, this is an excellent opportunity for East Belfast’s golf clubs to maximise their full potential.

Robin Newton said,


“Golf is big business and Minister Foster’s strategy to grow the value of golf tourism to £50 million per year is a great opportunity for Knock, Shandon and Castlereagh Hills clubs to take advantage and profit.


Building on the increasing reputation of our golfers and the quality of local courses the golfing strategy is also an excellent chance for local hotels, restaurants and businesses to generate more economic activity.


Minister Foster’s initiative will require the collaboration, cooperation and participation of the individual golf clubs; this is an opportunity to be grasped. With the Irish Open coming to Royal County Down this year and again in 2017 plus the prospect of The Open Championship by the end of the decade our golfing prospects couldn’t look better.”