Northern Ireland is simply a mecca for golfing fans and with two courses in the Top 15 in the World; it’s not hard to see why. The homeland of McIlroy, McDowell and Clarke has left an indelible mark of careers and now is your chance to see why.
With one of the most stunning coastlines in the world, the birthplace of the Titanic, Bushmills Whiskey and home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway, this little corner of Ireland is packed full of activities, history and of course great golf for you to enjoy. The rejuvenated city of Belfast is fast becoming one of the most popular cities in Europe to visit and with one of the youngest populations on the Continent, you are always guarantee a lively nights’ “craic”.
The North is fast becoming the most sought-after places to play golf on the island and with iconic names such as Royal Co. Down and Royal Portrush, it’s not hard to see why. Combine those with the likes of Ardglass, which has the oldest clubhouse in the world and a magical golfing experience starts to take shape. Combined with a fantastic 19th hole experience, some of the best restaurants and pubs on the island and it’s not difficult to see why Northern Ireland is a must play destination.
Explore Our Sample Itineraries
Lough Erne - Town & Country Luxury Golf & Leisure Break
6 Nights / 5 Rounds of Golf
Golf Courses: Championship Course at Rosses Point, Enniscrone Golf Links, Lough Erne, Links at Royal Dublin, Portmarnock Golf Club
Northern Ireland Championship
5 Nights / 4 Rounds of Golf
Golf Courses: Royal Co. Down (Championship), Royal Portrush (Dunluce), Portstewart GC and Ardglass GC
Best of Northern Ireland
6 Nights / 5 Rounds of Golf
Golf Courses: Castlerock Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Ardglass Golf Club, Royal County Down Golf Club
North & East Coast Links – Royal Portrush to Portmarnock
8 Days & 7 Nights
Northern Ireland is home to major champions Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, winners of six majors between them: two British Open’s, two U.S. Opens and two PGA’s. Now you can play golf in the home country of these great major winners and find out what makes the courses of Northern Ireland so special.
Explore Some of the Courses and Links Clubs of Northern Ireland
Royal Portrush – Dunluce Links, Portrush, County Antrim
Full practice facilities 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. Perhaps the most famous hole here is “Calamity Corner,” a long par 3 featuring a steep dropoff .
Royal County Down, Newcastle, County Down
Full practice facilities Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
Portstewart Golf Club, Strand Course, Portstewart
Full practice facilities 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.
Castlerock GC – Mussenden Links, Castlerock, Coleraine
Full practice facilities Castlerock is a fabulous links course set among rolling sand dunes. Its scenic qualities embrace the River Bann flowing out to the Atlantic, eye-catching views of Donegal and on a clear day towards Scotland and the Isle of Islay. An ideal retreat in which to play golf. The Championship course, Mussenden Links…
Baltray – County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, County Louth
Full practice facilities Founded in 1892, County Louth Golf Club, or Baltray as it is more commonly known, has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest links courses. “Baltray is probably my favorite links course in Ireland … It’s just a great test. All the holes run in different directions so you have a different exam…
Burrendale Hotel, Classic Hotels, Newcastle, County Down
The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa is a leading four-star Hotel nestled beneath the Mountains of Mourne. From friendly, welcoming staff to delicious, locally sourced food the Burrendale has gained its reputation for excellence. The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa offers an extensive range of restaurants, bars, conference facilities, a wedding suite
Briers Country House, Standard Hotels, Newcastle, County Down
Nestled in the heart of South Down, this 18th Century Country House provides an excellent 3 star Bed & Breakfast in Newcastle County Down based at the foot of the Mourne Mountains whilst still being within easy reach of Newcastle and the many activities it has to offer including the world famous Royal County Down…
Bushmills Inn, Executive Hotels, Portrush, County Antrim
Set against the backdrop of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, The Bushmills Inn is the perfect retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect exceptional service. The welcome is warm and the fire always lit. Originally a Coaching Inn in the 1600s, this 4 star boutique Hotel and Restaurant is steeped in history .
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