portrush golf course along the bright north coast of Ireland

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Harry Colt

1888

18

70

6,860

Links

Harry Colt

1888

18

70

6,860

Links

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Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links.

The famed Royal Portrush Golf Club is situated on the beautiful North Antrim Causeway coast, with magnificent views in all directions. It is just outside the town of Portrush approximately 6 miles north of Coleraine and 63 miles north-west of Belfast City.

In July 2019 the Dunluce Links was the host venue for the 2019 Open Championship won by Ireland’s Shane Lowry.

The Dunluce Links

The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks among the world’s greatest courses. Thick rough and testing greens, combined with the unpredictable weather of the roaring North Atlantic make this course an admirable test for even the most seasoned golfer. The course is routed through rugged links land, and constantly changes in both direction and elevation, whilst all the time providing some of the most awe-inspiring scenery to be found in Ireland.

The Valley Course

The Valley Course lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce golf course. As its name suggests, the course is situated between the huge sand hills immediately along the Atlantic shore and the higher ground on which the Championship course is laid out. The Valley has more than its fair share of the humps, hollows and undulations to be found on any links worthy of the name. This 6,304-yard, par 70 course is a very fine test of links golf, with the greens, in particular, every bit as well tended as on the Dunluce Course.

 

Highlights

On the Dunluce course there are several signature holes on both the front and back nine. In particular are the fourth, fifth and sixteenth holes.

Facilities

Two short game greens and a putting green beside the 1st tee provide surfaces and bunkers mirroring the topography of the Dunluce Links for golfers to practice on before their round.

Golfers are provided with complimentary balls to use during their long game warm up. The driving range area provides grass teeing areas and target greens and bunkers to hone your game before making your way to the 1st tee.

A shuttle service operates to and from the Clubhouse.

Tournaments

Royal Portrush has played host to numerous Professional and Amateur events including the Irish Open and the Irish PGA Championship. It is most famous for staging The Open Championship in 1951 (won by Max Faulkner) and 2019 (won by Shane Lowry) and is set to host again in 2025.

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royal portrush golf club at sunset
royal portrush golf club on a sunny day along the north coast
portrush golf course with blue skies
royal portrush golf club on a sunny day along the north coast
portrush golf course with blue skies

The local area

bushmills distillery in portrush
giants causeway in antrim
dunluce castle on the coast of ireland
coastal route along irish coast

Things to do

Royal Portrush is located less than 6 miles from the village of Bushmills. Here you will find the Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle and, a few miles further east, The Giant’s Causeway.

The Giant’s Causeway is one of Ireland’s most beautiful natural attractions. The Causeway is a formation of interlocking basalts which was created following a volcanic eruption that took place 60 million years ago. The Causeway’s origins are detailed in Irish folklore through the story of the giant Finn MacCool. Tours of the Causeway are available all year round.

Royal Portrush Golf Club is located on the Causeway Costal Route. This 120-mile drive is peppered with unique attractions and idyllic towns and villages all set against some of the world’s most dramatic and stunning scenery. A spectacular road trip that must be witnessed to be believed.

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