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Royal Portrush Golf Club

Home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world

Royal Portrush Golf Club

One of three ‘Royal’ courses in Northern Ireland, Portrush is steeped in history. The only course in Ireland to have hosted The Open (1951, when Max Faulkner won) it is on everybody’s shortlist of top Irish courses, a great test of any golfer’s nerves and shot-making ability. Founded in 1888, the club was named ‘The Royal Portrush Golf Club’ in 1895 when the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) became patron. The course is famous not only for its magnificent turf and superb golf holes but also for its lovely setting, overlooked by the ruins of Dunluce Castle. A must play on any itinerary for golfers who are visiting Northern Ireland, Royal Portrush hosted the 2012 Irish Open and The 148th Open in 2019.


Caddies available: Yes

Pullcarts available: Yes

Practice facilities: Driving range, short game area and putting green.

Electric buggies available: No

Dress code: No denim or shorts. No golf shoes in the clubhouse. No mobile phones on links or in clubhouse.

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