Golf returns with some lockdown easing in Antrim and Newtownabbey

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is reopening a number of outdoor sporting facilities following easing of some Covid pandemic restrictions from today (Thursday).

Allen Park.
Allen Park.

Golf courses and driving ranges at Allen Park and Ballyearl reopen today (April 1).

However, council advises booking is essential for both courses: Ballyearl is open to members and non-members; Allen Park is currently restricted to members only at this stage. 
The 3G and synthetic pitches across the borough as well as the athletics track at Antrim Stadium will also re-open for affiliated sports clubs on Monday, April 12 for training only. Training sessions are limited to 15 people including coaches and booking is required.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery, commented: “I am delighted these facilities are reopening, now that the longer days are here.

“It is a great opportunity for our residents to enjoy our fantastic outdoor leisure facilities and get more active, outdoors.”

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