Royal Portrush Golf Club
Northern Ireland, Ireland
Royal Portrush Golf Club was formed in 1888 and was originally named ‘The Country Club’ and was only nine holes. Over the years Portrush has played host to a number of international and national amateur competitions, earning Dunluce Links a reputation as one of the best courses in the world. The links have undergone many alterations and additions over time which has allowed Royal Portrush to maintain its reputation among the very best. The Dunluce Links and Valley Links make up the 36-holes at Royal Portrush and these two excellent courses will each provide a unique challenge to golfers.
The Dunluce Links hosted the 148th Open Championship in 2019, which was a huge success. The spectacular course was put on the world stage for all to see, further enhancing the reputation of this fantastic layout. The Valley Links is somewhat overshadowed, but visitors across the world say a trip to Royal Portrush is incomplete without a round on this layout.
Golf courses at Royal Portrush Golf Club
The Valley course lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce Course, situated between huge sandhills along the Atlantic, which produces a very unique course. At 6304 yards for a par-70 course, the Valley offers a great challenge for golfers of all levels.
Widely regarded as one of the best courses in the world, Harry Colt’s masterpiece is the only Irish golf course to host The Open Championship and has held the British Ladies’ Championship a record of eight times. The Open Championship returned to Portrush in 2019, 68 years after it originally hosted, which is a demonstration of how this course has matured and grown over time.
Accommodation near Royal Portrush Golf Club
Bushmills Inn Hotel
Steeped in history, Bushmills Inn Hotel dates back to the 1600’s, set in the beautiful town of Bushmills. With extensive refurbishments and extensions made, Bushmills now boasts the beauty of a 1600’s building while offering great modern facilities.
Ramada Portrush Atlantic Hotel
With many rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Portrush Atlantic Hotel is a quality 3-star hotel that makes a great base for a golf tour. The hotel also features a pleasant restaurant and café offering a wide range of cuisines.