Window to the world’s best links
Home of The Open in 2019, Portrush offers the pinnacle of the Irish golfing experience.
The Royal Court Hotel is right at the heart of the game as it is perfectly perched to overlook the tees, fairways and greens of the Dunluce links at Royal Portrush Championship Golf Club.
Follow in the footsteps of the world’s best players by taking on the challenge of one of the world’s finest tests of golfing ability while staying just yards away at the Royal Court Hotel.
We offer the perfect Northern Ireland golf package which allows you to test your skills on the challenging world-famous links course and relax in comfort with fine food, drink and hospitality.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Royal Portrush will need no introduction for lovers of the game all around the world.
The Royal is the only club in Ireland to have hosted the Open Championship (1951 and 2019). The Royal, takes its name from the medieval Dunluce castle which overlooks the course and is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in the world.
It is a 36-hole club with two testing links courses with breathtaking views and more than a few tough challenges for even the world’s leading golfers.
The championship course is the Dunluce Links but the Valley Links makes for an equally stunning and challenging round of golf – the current old course record is held by nonother than Rory McIlroy.
Royal Portrush first hosted The Open Championship, the oldest of golf’s majors, in 1951 – the first Open hosted outside the island of Great Britain.
There were fantastic scenes at the Open returned in 2019 and the most famous golfing event in the world will return to the club twice more before 2040. In 2012, Royal Portrush hosted the Irish Open, marking the first occasion it was held in Northern Ireland since 1953.
The Dunluce Links
Golf World ranked the Dunluce Links fourth in ‘The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles’ back in November 1996. The links were ranked 12th in Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Courses in the World’, while Golf Digest honoured it as the fourth best course outside the USA in 2007.
Royal Portrush Golf Club member and Open winner Darren Clarke has named Royal Portrush as his favourite golf course in the world.
The Valley links – Rathmore Golf Club
The Valley Links is the home of Rathmore Golf Club and has won huge critical acclaim from international visitors, golf writers and players. A visit to Royal Portrush is not complete without testing your skills on these 18 holes as well as the more internationally renowned Dunluce Links. The par-4 18th hole has a truly spectacular backdrop of the Skerries (small, rocky islands) islands and is also within sight of the birthplace of famous golfer late Fred Daly, who began his career as a caddy at Royal Portrush and later won the 1947 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Former US and French Open Champion Graeme McDowell is a member of Rathmore Golf Club.
Portstewart Golf Club
One glance at the Championship Strand links course at Portstewart Golf Club is all you need to explain why it was the home of the Irish Open Championship in 2017.
With three fantastic links courses (The Strand, Old Course and River Course), Portstewart Golf Club has something for every golfer – from beginners to the world’s most accomplished professionals.
Jon Rahm, winner of the 2017 Irish Open said of the Championship Strand Links: “The golf course is amazing. It’s probably one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen, if not the most. It’s my pleasure to be here . . . I fell in love with the place, both towns, Portrush and Portstewart.”
Established in 1894, Portstewart Golf Club is ranked in the top 100 golf courses of the British Isles.
Castlerock Golf Club
Castlerock Golf Club boasts two truly classic links course, set majestically among ancient and towering sand dunes.
Founded in 1901, offers the championship 18 hole Mussenden Course and 9 holes on its Bann Course.
This hidden gem really does showcase Irish golf at its best. Experience links golf as it was meant to be experienced at Castlerock Golf Club.
Ballycastle Golf Club
A refreshing mix of links and parkland holes awaits at the spectacularly located Ballycastle Golf Club.
Just 25 minutes from Portrush, this 18-hole course offers challenging play on lowland/flat and seaside hills amid the spectacular coastal backdrops of Rathlin Island, Fairhead and the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
Bushfoot Golf Club
Bushfoot Golf Club is a celebrated nine-hole golf course on the North Coast.
Although officially founded in 1890, it is believed that golf was played on the grounds for more than 200 years.
It is located in Portballintrae and is tucked between the Bush River in Bushmills and the rugged Atlantic coast at Portballintrae.