Fortwilliam Golf Club is located off the Antrim Road at Downview Avenue in the suburbs of North Belfast. It is situated in an area of natural beauty; Cavehill is to the north-west and Belfast Lough to the east. The course measures just over 6000 yards with a Par of 70.
Although not a long course, it provides a good test of golf as most holes have narrow tree-lined fairways and small difficult-to-read greens.
Fortwilliam has excellent food and beverage facilities that will accommodate the needs of members and visitors alike. There are a number of bars and a restaurant catering for players before and after a round of golf. Recently the clubhouse has undergone a refurbishment of the Lounge Bar, Members' Bar, Restaurant and Ladies and Men’s Locker Rooms.
The Shaftesbury Room is popular with societies as it is situated in a private area at the top of the clubhouse. There are magnificent views to be enjoyed from the patio area. It has its own bar and can accommodate around 40 people. The restaurant situated beside the main lounge area provides a snack and ‘A la carte' service.
Christy O'Connor Snr. was a great friend of the former club Golf Professional, Gerry Graham. O’Connor’s first appearance in a British PGA Tour qualifying event was at Fortwilliam in 1954 where he led the qualifiers with a score of 67.