Leisure Activities in Londonderry Northern IrelandSubmitted by fatlad on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 21:03
Foyle International Golf Centre and Golf Shop
12 Alder Road
This International course boasts a championship standard 18 hole par 72 course and 9 hole par 3 course with an indoor floodlit driving range.
Foyle is situated on the outskirts of the City, and enjoys a unique position with easy accessibility to the City of Derry airport together with good trunk roads linking it with County Donegal and Belfast.
With three lakes coming into play and numerous strategically placed bunkers the course offers an interesting challenge to golfers of all handicaps.
There are panoramic views and a gentle ambience on the course.
Foyle qualifies as a must for any visitor to Northern Ireland.
There is also professional tuition available.
Other facilities include a bar and restaurant, golf shop and changing rooms.
Visiting groups and societies are always welcome.
Golf club, buggy and trolley hire is available from the golf shop.
The Pitchers Wine Bar & Restaurant boasts an impressive 130 seater, fully licenced restaurant, with stunning views of the Donegal hills and serves excellent cuisine.
There is live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and some Sundays, together with discounted menus for parties over 20.
For further information please visit website.
Aquaholics Dive Centre
14 Portmore Road
Aquaholics Dive Centre Image
This is a diving school which offers diving services for both beginners and experienced divers.
Everyone is welcome to join in for some of the best diving experiences available in Europe with fully trained professional personnel to help you.
Courses and dives are mainly run throughout the Northern Coast of Ireland and Donegal with some amazing underwater sights.
Groups are welcome at Aquaholics.
Facilities include a shop and club dive charter.
Please contact for further details.
Portstewart Golf Club
117 Strand Road
Portstewart golf course has an ideal location on the shores of Lough Ree with three links courses.
The Strand Course, opened in 1992 and is the jewel in Portstewart's crown. With 18 championship holes, it presents a true test of golf set in classic links country amid towering sand dunes with views at every turn of the blue Donegal hills, the rolling Atlantic and the tranquil estuary of the River Bann.
The Riverside Course has now been extended to a full 18 holes which runs from the Clubhouse down to and along the River Bann, with extensive bunkers and a spectacular water feature, it offers a worthy if slightly less challenging alternative to the Strand and has proved highly popular with local Societies.
The Old Course is situated at the eastern end of Portstewart, begins and ends at the site of the original course, where golf was first played in Portstewart as far back as 1889. These 18 holes are set out along the rocky store before climbing inland to give some breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline.
The best days for visitors on Course 1 are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Course 2, any day.
Course 3 any day, but it is best to book in advance.
The facilities are superb and include the Strand Clubhouse, where visitors are assured of a warm welcome in the comfortable lounge bars and a fine meal in the Club Dining Room .
There is a practice fairway, snooker and caddies.
The well stocked Professional's Shop offers everything the golfer could wish for from clubs to clothing and, of course, the all important stroke-saver.
Please contact for further details and bookings, or visit the website via the link below.
Portstewart Strand and Barmouth
The magnificent Strand at Portstewart conjures up images of lazy summer days, picnics, sandcastles and long walks.
The two miles of yellow sand is one of Northern Ireland’s finest and most popular Blue Flag beaches, filled with families in the summer months and walkers throughout the year.
The Barmouth is a sanctuary for waders, wildfowl and nesting birds; you can view this spectacle from a purpose-built hide on the west side of the River Bann.
Facilities and special attractions include:
First Aid and National Trust wardens on hand
Bathing flags/wind sock
Access for visitors with disability
Designated water sports zone
Designated no car areas
Designated children’s play area
Marked nature trail
Beautiful beach, superb sand dunes
Sand dunes are a haven for wild flowers and butterflies
Dogs are welcome on leads
Programme of events
The surrounding area has access throughout the year and is suitable for picnics, country walks and there are facilities for families.
Admission prices charged when facilities are open:
1st March - 30th June & 1st October - 31st October:
Car: £4.00 Minibus: £9.50
1st July - 31st August:
Car: £4.50 Minibus: £10.50
Facility Times :
March, April & October: 10am-6pm daily
1st May - 31st August: 10am-9pm daily
1st September - 30th September: 10am-8pm daily
Please contact for further information.