This itinerary will take you to the North East coast of Ireland where you will play such famous courses as the Royal County Down and the Royal Portrush while also playing some hidden gems such as Baltray. You will also play the spectacular and challenging course at Portstewart, Castlerock and the Ballyliffin Glashedy Course.
Time permitting you can also visit the Giants Causeway often described as the Eighth Wonder of the World and what better way to finish off a day’s golfing then with a visit to the Old Bushmills Distillery.
1. The Royal County Down
3.The Royal Portrush
4.The Royal Portstewart
5.Castlerock Golf Club
PAR: Men 71/Ladies 75- LENGTH: 7,167 YARDS
The Royal County Down Golf Club designed by Old Tom Morris was founded in 1889 and was voted No.1 golf course in the world by Golf Digest. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the course stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings providing a different vista from virtually every hole.
PAR: Men 72/Ladies 75- LENGTH: 7,031 YARDS
With its foundation traced as far back as 1892, County Louth Golf Club or Baltray as it more commonly known is considered a ‘must play’ course. With several holes positioned alongside the Irish Sea, it is considered a true test to any golfer. This remarkable links course is highly ranked among golf experts and is frequently mentioned in golf literature with both Golf Digest and Irish Golfer Magazine rating it in the top 10 courses in Ireland in 2019.
PAR: Men 72/Ladies 75- LENGTH: 7,317 YARDS
The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks among the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world. It is situated in the seaside town of Portrush with magnificent views of the Causeway coast. In July 2019 the Dunluce was the host venue for the 2019 Open Championship won by Ireland’s Shane Lowry. The Royal Portrush Golf Club also home to one of Irelands hidden gem, the Valley Links course a 6,304-yard, par 70 course with equally breath taking views and well maintained greens.
PAR: Men 72/Women 73 - LENGTH: 7,118 YARDS
The Portstewart Golf Club founded in 1894 prides itself on having three true links golf courses. The Strand course, the Old Course and the Riverside course. The jewel in the crown is the Strand Course dubbed as ‘the sleeping giant’. With undulating dunes, run off bunkers, rolling fairways and magical views the Strand Course has it all. The Old Course where it all began in 1894 and the beautiful Riverside Course offer their own unique challenges and experiences, but quality and enjoyment are guaranteed in all three.
PAR: Men 73/ Ladies 75 - LENGTH: 6,780 YARDS
The Mussenden Course at Castlerock Golf Club is truly a little taste of Golf heaven. A par 73 with the fourth hole ‘Leg O’ Mutton’ being best-known. A 200-yard par-3 hole makes for a fine challenge due to its position with a railway line to the right, a stream to the left and a raised green. The club allows for a truly captivating golfing experience. Castlerock also has the Bann Links – a full-length, nine-hole course. It’s a also a very testing course with some spectacular views onto the river Bann and Donegal.
PAR: 70- LENGTH: 6,268 YARDS
Those who have the pleasure of visiting Ardglass Golf Club are treated to some of the most spectacular views of the wild Irish Sea from its position upon the cliffs. The Golf Course itself comprises of 18 holes and is not to be underestimated, with Mother Nature ensuring that golf intuition and instinct is a necessity to score close to one’s personal handicap. The club is also known for having the oldest clubhouse in the world- a castle which dates back to the 15th century.