Experience the wild & untamed golf of Northern Ireland

Home of The 153rd Open at Royal Portrush and home to Golf Digest's Number One Golf Course in the World, Royal County Down, it's no wonder that Northern Ireland has forged a truly stellar reputation with our customers. With over 90 exceptional golf courses that inhabit the untamed landscape that can be played at fantastic value, a golf break in Northern Ireland is a no-brainer for any golf fanatic. And with great access via Stena Line and P&O ferries or direct flights into Belfast, accessing fairways in Northern Ireland has never been so simple.

Why book a Northern Ireland golf break?

  • Play world-class links courses on your tour
  • Experience Royal Portrush, County Down & more
  • Indulge in first-class 4 or 5 star golf resorts
  • Explore breathtaking landscapes & vibrant cities
  • Daily flights from all major UK airports
  • Book now to earn loyalty Breakpoint & get money off your next trip

What makes a Northern Ireland golf break so special?

It’s not just the quality of golf that makes Northern Ireland so loveable, but it is a great value destination and an excellent location for a golf break. You can be assured of high-quality golf courses and top-class hospitality for a fantastic value in any region.

Wherever you choose to stay and play, everything is easily accessible. You can drive from city to coast to countryside in less than a few hours, all within reaching distance of some of the best golf courses in the country.

Portstewart, The Strand Commonly referred to as 'The Sleeping Giant' and described as a true test of golf, The Strand Course at Portstewart is truly spectacular. Consisting of magical views twisting and turning through towering sand dunes, you can see the Atlantic Ocean from every corner. Willie Park Jr and Des Griffin have constructed a true masterpiece.

Royal County Down, Championship Links Designed by the renowned Tom Morris and situated between the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay, the Championship Links at Royal County Down is considered one of the best courses in the world. With its incredible views, it's not short of breathtaking scenery. Infamous for its 'bearded' bunkers, this course offers a tough round, so it's essential to keep your ball on the tight ribbon fairways!

Royal Portrush, Dunluce Initially, a nine-hole layout formed in 1888, today’s course has been heavily influenced by famous architect Harry Colt’s redesign in 1929. The restructuring of the Dunluce Course has led to the venue hosting the Open Championship in 2019 and is set to host the competition again in 2025.

Ardglass It isn't easy to find a more spectacular links course than Ardglass. With the front five holes hugging the expansive Irish Sea, the blustery winds and meandering fairways demand the utmost accuracy from tee to green. The challenge of the course dovetailed with its sheer beauty means that a trip to Ardglass Golf Club is a real treat. This club offers some of the most picturesque scenery on the planet, set right next to the water’s edge with a clubhouse built on the ruins of a 13th-century castle.

CastleRock Situated on the northern coast of Northern Ireland, is the golf club of Castlerock. The course was originally a 9-hole layout when it opened in 1901 overlooking the River Bann and the North Atlantic Ocean. The course is a traditional links-style layout and offers golfers a good challenge with narrow, undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and a prevailing ocean wind.

Find the perfect base for a golf break in Northern Ireland

It’s not all about the seaside golf courses, but the fantastic selection of hotels and golf resorts that ooze character and charm.

Top resorts & hotels There is something for everyone in Northern Ireland, from luxury estates, castles, boutique hotels, and budget hotels that can make for the perfect stay and play golf break.

  • The stunning Lough Erne Resort with its Nick Faldo Course is a complete five-star resort offering luxury spa and leisure facilities.

  • Another fantastic resort option is Galgorm Castle, which played host to the 2020 Irish Open and is just moments away from the spectacular Galgorm Resort & Spa with its tranquil setting the ideal spot to relax post-round!

  • Ideally located one mile away from Limavady town centre is the Roe Park Resort. The resort is host to the Roe Park golf course situated on-site, accompanied by stunning spa facilities and two restaurant bars it makes for the perfect Northern Ireland getaway.

Best tour hotels Northern Ireland golf tours offer an ideal option for golfers seeking more than just a typical resort getaway. These tours provide the opportunity to explore captivating destinations while enjoying top-notch golf courses, here are some great tour options below.

  • Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa offers an array of great quality golf courses, atmosphere, service and value. To top it off it is situated right by the sea. Tour packages here include Royal County Down, Ardglass Golf Course and Royal Belfast.

  • A fantastic 3-star hotel, The Portrush Atlantic boasts rooms with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. Having its own cafe restaurant onsite makes it a perfect base for a golf tour. Here you can play Castlerock Golf Course, Portstewart Golf Club and Ballycastle Golf Club.

  • Ideally located to visit Belfast's attractions including the Titanic exhibition at Harland and Wolff, Belfast Zoo and Lagan Meadows Country Park, Hastings Europa, is a great hotel to stay in for a Northern Irish golf tour. Packages here include Holywood Golf Course (Mcllroy's home golf club!), Royal Belfast and Belvoir Park Golf Club.

Golf travel tips for Northern Ireland

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

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Experience Northern Ireland off the course

Experience the perfect golf break in Northern Ireland, a hidden gem with more to offer than ever before. From friendly cities to stunning coasts, mountains, and lakes, Northern Ireland provides an unforgettable golfing experience.

Golfers should pay particular attention to the regions of Belfast and Derry-Londonderry, providing golfers with spacious countryside, elegant resorts, and the option to stay in a city centre. Off the course, take in a truly memorable experience with a visit to the World Heritage site, The Giant’s Causeway, or take a studio tour around the legendary TV series, Game of Thrones in Banbridge.

Explore Belfast Start your journey in the welcoming city of Belfast. Known for its great shopping, award-winning restaurants, and rich history, Belfast also boasts a legendary music scene. It's a family-friendly destination with plenty to see and do off the golf course. Don't miss the Titanic Museum, where you can delve into the story of the world's most famous ship.

The Giants Causeway For outdoor enthusiasts, a trip to the North Coast is a must. Discover the 60 million-year-old Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding coastline offers beautiful beaches, dunes, and rolling waves - the perfect backdrop for your golf holiday in Northern Ireland.

Step back in time History buffs will love exploring the old villages and the iconic medieval Dunluce Castle, a filming location for many Game Of Thrones scenes.

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