Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Bentra Golf Course and Diamond Jubilee Wood in Whitehead sit adjacent to eachother and the site was home to the first military aviation facility in Ireland (Whitehead Aerodrome) from 1915 to 1917. Bentra Golf Course is a well matured 9 hole course and was designed in 1935 by James Braid. The Council took over running the golf course in 1972. The site also boasts an 18-hole mini golf course, which was opened in 2015. The Council and the Woodland Trust created the woodland in Whitehead to commemorate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch. The 60 acre woodland adjacient to Bentra Golf Course to the north of Whitehead was officially opened on 23rd June 2012. The woodland contains 60,000 trees, a fruit tree orchard, a 2km of path network, a 1000sqm pond, outdoor gym, picnic area and a sculpture designed by artist Kevin Killen and local school children. Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood is the only Diamond Jubilee Wood in Northern Ireland.