Experience the wild and untamed golf of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has forged a truly stellar reputation in the world of golf, not only for the truly exceptional golf courses that inhabit its untamed landscape but also for being one of the best value destinations in the UK. Northern Ireland golf courses are some of the best in the UK and some truly legendary links and parkland designs can be found, however, golfers should pay attention to the popular regions of Belfast and Derry, both providing golfers with not just a quality golf experience but a lively city atmosphere.
Why play golf in Northern Ireland?
- Home of champions Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke & Graeme McDowell
- Daily flights from all major UK airports
- Choose gentle links to challenging championship courses
- Breath-taking landscapes & vibrant cities
Easily accessible & wonderfully hospitable
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.
The lively city of Belfast can be explored on foot. From the people, the culture, the award-winning food, music and outdoor activities, everything is on your doorstep.
For picturesque scenery, we recommend Ardglass, set right on the water’s edge with a clubhouse built on the ruins of a 13th-century castle.
Popular golf destinations in Northern Ireland
A perfect base for a golf break
It’s not all about the seaside golf courses, but the fantastic selection of hotels and golf resorts that ooze character and charm.
From luxury estates, castles, boutique hotels and budget-hotels there is something for everyone. The stunning Lough Erne Resort with its Nick Faldo course is the complete five-star resort offering luxury spa and leisure facilities.
Nestled at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa with its immaculate golf course offers great quality, atmosphere, service and value. To top it off it is situated right by the sea.
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Northern Ireland’s hidden gems
Northern Ireland is the ideal base for a memorable golf break with more reasons to visit than ever. Get a taste of its friendly cities, coasts, mountains and lakes.
Visit the welcoming city of Belfast for great shopping, award-winning restaurants, remarkable history and a legendary music scene. As a great family-friendly destination, there is so much to see and so off the course.
Visit the Titanic Museum to experience the story of the world’s most famous ship. Outdoor lovers should venture to the North coast to 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.
History buffs should discover the old villages and explore the iconic medieval Dunluce Castle where many Game Of Thrones scenes were filmed.