Book a Links Golf Tour in Northern Ireland and play these 3 amazing Links golf courses. Including Open Championship venue, Royal Portrush!
Different length packages are available to suits your requirements. This package is based on 2 nights and 3 rounds. Choice of accommodations are available. The below package is based on accommodation on a twin share basis, with breakfast.
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Portstewart Golf Club
What can be said of the mighty Strand Course? Dubbed as ‘The sleeping giant’. Do you dare to tackle it! It is without doubt one of the very top true links golf courses in Ireland. It easily stands alongside the two Ulster Royals, Portrush and County Down. The brainchild of Willie Park Jr and Des Giffin. Ably assisted by undulating dunes, the run off bunkers, rolling fairways and tricky manicured greens.
A ‘true test of Golf’ is a much-overused phrase, but in this case. It is a reflection of the variety and ingenuity of the shots required to get round this masterpiece of a golf course. The views from almost every hole are quite simply, magical. The Atlantic is never very far away and the beauty of the course has to be seen to be believed. It is a treat that will take a very long time, if ever, to fade from the golfer’s memory. The jewel in the Portstewart crown.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The Dunluce Links is rated as one of the most challenging and spectacular links courses in the world, and has undergone major changes as part of preparations for the 148th Open.
The original architect was the famed Harry Colt who produced breath taking golfing landscape beside the Atlantic Ocean on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, and which commands distant views of the hills of Donegal in the Irish Republic, and the island of Islay, 25 miles away in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The Links is named after the nearby ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle located on the edge of a basalt outcropping overlooking the sea between Portrush and Portballintrae.
In order to meet the demands as a modern-day Open Championship venue, significant changes were carried out to the course under the stewardship of the golf architect Martin Ebert of Mackenzie and Ebert. Works commenced in November 2015 and for the next 18 months, and the shifting sands gave way to the building of five new greens, eight new tee boxes, 10 new bunkers and the creation of two new holes, the 7th and 8th on land which was once part of the Valley course. The uphill par-5 7th is called Curran Point, named after a stretch of beach which runs parallel on the East Strand. The 8th which runs in the opposite direction is called Dunluce, and they replace the old 17th and 18th on ground which has been temporarily set aside as the site for the Open’s tented village.
Castlerock Golf Club
Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20-minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock is a more than worthy neighbour to both of these great Irish links.
Founded in April 1901, the original course comprised nine holes and was laid out on the western part of the present course. Additional land was leased in 1908 and Ben Sayers, the professional from North Berwick in Scotland, was commissioned to design an eighteen-hole layout. Though better known as a club maker, Sayers produced a superb layout and insisted that the links of Castlerock would equal those at Troon, North Berwick and Sandwich. Though not officially recorded, it is known that Harry Colt, while spending much time in Ireland with his work at Royal Portrush, was consulted regarding the redesign of the Castlerock links around 1930. Today, Castlerock is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
Some great links courses to really enjoy a golfing holiday in Northern Ireland
2 nights and 3 rounds – twin share, B&B from – Based April:
- £530 pp
- €589 pp
- $725 pp
Including Golf at:
- Portstewart Golf Club
- Royal Portrush
- Castlerock Golf Club
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