at Royal Portrush Golf Club
Northern Ireland, Ireland
Dunluce Course overview
The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush is ranked amongst the best courses in the world. Initially, a nine-hole layout dating back to 1888, today’s masterpiece has been heavily influenced by famous architect Harry Colt’s redesign in 1929.
A host to multiple national and international amateur championships as well as being the only course outside of mainland UK to host The Open Championship (in 1951 and 2019), this magnificent links is a supreme test of ball striking.
The 5th is one of the most stunning par fours in golf. A 382-yard dogleg hole played from an elevated tee towards the ocean that rewards the courageous shot across a wide expanse of rough. Just beyond the back of the green is White Rocks beach, so don’t be long with your approach shot! Alternatively, the 236-yard par-3 16th hole known as ‘Calamity Corner’ is a beast and requires you to clear a yawning chasm between tee and green.
Did You Know?
Rory McIlroy shot a course record of 61 on the Dunluce Links when he was just 16 years old. He along with Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington are all honorary members of Royal Portrush.
Accommodation near Dunluce Course
A towering landmark in the center of Belfast, the Europa Hotel is one of the premier hotels in Northern Ireland’s capital city. A great base for hitting all the big courses in the north.
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.
Bushmills Inn Hotel
A superb 4-star boutique hotel, The Bushmills Inn was originally a Coaching Inn dating from the 1600’s. Nowadays, it mixes stunning architecture, beautiful grounds, unique rooms and great food.