David Howell Opens new Clubs to Hire Driving Range in Belfast

24 July 2019

Europe’s largest golf club rental business has just expanded its offering into the golf range market. The new initiative was made earlier in the year and a significant investment was made improving the quality and standards at the range located at Knockbracken in Belfast.

The revamped range was opened by PGA European tour player and Company Ambassador David Howell. David added “The revamped range in Belfast offers golf enthusiasts fantastic alternatives for practicing and improving their swing, equipment and apparel. The facilities here are second to none with outdoor and indoor bays off grass and mats and an opportunity to fine tune your short game in the newly revamped area”.

The range now offers the following facilities:

  • A 90 metre outdoor grass teeing area with 20 individual locations to hit balls off the turf.
  • A Golf course standard short game area to fine tune your chipping and putting
  • 26 covered bay driving range open from 9am to 10pm daily
  • Well stocked golf shop offering a large selection of second hand golf clubs from manufacturers including Taylormade, Callaway, Mizuno and Wilson.
  • Golf apparel and supplies from the leading golf manufacturer’s.
  • Practice balls available from £2.
  • Lesson available from our leading PGA Pro.

Clubs to Hire, which has grown year on year since its launch in 2010 is continuously looking at new opportunities in the golf market and this new venture is further proof of its believe in the golf industry both in Ireland and abroad.

Clubs to Hire’s founder and Chief Executive Tony Judge, believes the newly revamped range and facilities in Belfast will be a fantastic facility for the local market and is a natural addition to the Companies suite of products.

Judge added: “Since Clubs to Hire launched in 2010 it has seen consistent growth for nine consecutive years and has spawned Clubs to Buy, Clubs to Lease and now the Golf Outlet as KnockBracken. We now employ almost 50 people direct and contract another 20 across our location network.

At a time when much of the news around golf consists of courses closures and a fall in participation it’s great that we have a success story to offer to people in the golf industry”.

Clubs to Hire handles more than 300,000 annual visits to its website and more than 50,000 bookings for rental clubs at 28 locations worldwide, including popular golfing regions in the USA, Thailand, Australia, South Africa and five countries across the Mediterranean, offering the latest clubs on the market, from leading brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist and Mizuno – for men and women, left- or right-handed – from just €40 per week, a potential saving of up to €120, with none of the hassle.



About Clubs to Hire
Founded in 2010 by Irish entrepreneur Tony Judge, Clubs to Hire opened its first branch at Faro airport, in Portugal, the same year, offering rental sets of the very latest golf clubs, from just €35 per week.

Whether on a golfing holiday or on a business trip, Clubs to Hire saves travellers the hassle of taking golf clubs through busy airport terminals, waiting to collect them at excess luggage, and paying extortionate carriage charges.

As of April 2, 2019, the following golf club carriage charges were in place at short-haul operators:
Aer Lingus – maximum £40 each way;
BMI – maximum £100 each way;
easyJet – maximum £55 each way;
Flybe – maximum €40 each way;
Jet2.com – from €37 each way;
Lufthansa – €80 (within Europe);
Ryanair – maximum £65 each way.

Clubs to Hire serves the following destinations – Spain: Alicante, Costa Dorada, Girona, Gran Canaria , Malaga, Murcia, Palma (Mallorca), Bahia de Cádiz, and Tenerife; Portugal: Faro, Lisbon and Madeira; Cyprus:Paphos; Morocco: Marrakesh and Agadir; South Africa: Cape Town; Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket; Turkey: Belek; UK & Ireland: Dublin and Edinburgh; United States: Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona. Australia: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

High-resolution images of Clubs to Hire outlets, personnel and some available product may be downloaded from here.

For further information please contact Tony Judge at tony@clubstohire.com


Tony Judge - Chief Executive
Clubs To Hire
Clubs To Hire, 162 Clontarf Road,Clontarf,Dublin 3
Tel: +353 1 833 3323
Email: tony@clubstohire.com
Website: www.clubstohire.com