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Council Facilities Update - 29th May

Golf facilities update - Updated 29th May

Ballyreagh Golf Course will re-open from Monday 1st June 2020.  The decision has been taken in line with the Northern Ireland Executive's decision to ease restrictions on Golf.

As per Government Guidance and sporting governing body recommendations (The R&A) the course will open initially to members only (existing season ticket holders). 

Appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures along with amended booking and access arrangements have been put in place to ensure user safety at the course.

At this time no access will be permitted to the Pitch & Putt, Club Shop, or the on-site toilets. 

Tee times for Ballyreagh must be pre booked in advance by contacting 028 7082 2028 between 9am and 5pm.

Users are encouraged to arrive at the course promptly with their own equipment for their start time.  Footwear must be changed in the car park. 

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will continue to review the opening arrangements of Ballyreagh Golf Course and apply where feasible the guidance set by the NI Executive/R&A in relation to any further easing of restrictions on Golf.

Benone Golf Course is scheduled for re-opening from Wednesday 3rd June – further details to be provided next week.


Tennis facilities update

Anderson Park and Ballycastle Tennis Courts will re-open from Monday 1st June.  The decision has been taken in line with the Northern Ireland Executive's decision to ease restrictions on Tennis.

As per Government Guidance and sporting governing body recommendations (Ulster Tennis) the courts will open initially to Tennis Club Members only. 

Appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures along with amended booking and access arrangements have been put in place to ensure user safety at the courts.

At this time no access will be permitted to the Club Houses, or the on-site toilets.  Users are encouraged to arrive at the courts promptly with their own equipment for their pre-booked court time. 

Tennis clubs contacts:

Ballycastle Tennis Club: Roger Henry 075996 39390 Coleraine Tennis Club: Colerainetennisclub@gmail.com

All other tennis court sites across the borough remain closed until further notice.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will continue to review the opening arrangements of the Tennis Courts and apply where feasible the guidance set by the NI Executive/Ulster Tennis in relation to any further easing of restrictions on Tennis.​

Other Council facilities and venues

In response to Government direction, the following Council facilities remain closed:

All Council sports pitches. All Council owned public toilets. All Council operated Bowling Greens; Brook St Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock, Kilrea, Dungiven. Council operated tennis courts in Castlerock, Portstewart, Portrush, Portballintrae. All Council play-parks. All outdoor gyms; various locations. Mini Golf course, Ballycastle. Megaw Park, Ballymoney. Cushendall Holiday Park Cushendun Holiday Park Drumaheglis Holiday Park and Marina, Carrick Dhu Holiday Park Juniper Hill Holiday Park Benone Holiday and Leisure Park

Large open recreational spaces (Riverside Park, Ballymoney & Quay Road, Ballycastle) remain open at this time to facilitate public access routes but the public is strongly urged to adhere to Government advice in respect of social distancing to help save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Dungiven Castle Park and the Croaghan Way (which forms part of the Moyle Way/Ulster Way) are closed.


At its Special Council Meeting held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 Council agreed a number of venue and facilities closures.


There is no public access to civic buildings while the following facilties are also closed: 

• Tourist Information Centres

• Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart

• Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centres

• Town Halls

• Coleraine Leisure Centre

• Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre

• Roe Valley Leisure Centre

• Dungiven Sports Centre

• Sheskburn Recreation Centre, Ballycastle

• Jim Watt Centre, Garvagh

Please note that all memberships for our Leisure Centres will be suspended and no further payments will be taken from Thursday 19th March 2020.

Further details around payments for courses and cash membership will be available shortly. 

Community centres will close on a case by case basis.

Museums Services 

All Council's Museum buildings have been closed.

Museum Services remain committed to helping people access local history and will now focus on its online resources to support those who are self isolating or caring for others.

There’s a wealth of material to explore on our website www.niarchive.org, where you will find collection archives, oral history archives, publications, exhibitions and activities for children.

Follow us on Facebook for our latest posts @colerainemuseum, @ballycastlemuseumcms, @BallymoneyMuseum and @limavadymuseum.

Use our Mountsandel website for Key Stage 2 activities and learning www.mountsandel.com.

Our offices are closed but you can continue to email us at cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk


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