Protected: The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

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As we prepare to host the prestigious 148th Open, Royal Portrush – from Sunday 14th to Sunday 21st July 2019 – we can’t wait to show the world all we have to offer.

Make memories to last a lifetime

From stand-out golf courses, superb accommodation, award-winning food & drink, world class visitor attractions and an immensely rich heritage, this little corner of the world packs a punch.

Portrush town centre will be an extension of the event with a vibrant schedule of festivities for everyone, day and night. In this part of the world, we work hard – and play hard.

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Accommodation

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Contact Coleraine Visitor Information Centre, where friendly and knowledgeable staff will search for accommodation to meet your needs AND book it for you there and then.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 28 7034 4723
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Email: colerainevic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

 

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Local Golf Courses

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Location: Portrush

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(Links Course)

Royal Portrush is the host venue for The 148th Open. This place is a giant of golf in every sense: towering dunes, sweeping valleys and rough so thick only the greats of the game can conquer it.

One of the world’s great golf courses, short, left or long here means trouble; right means staring into a yawning chasm. Go long with your approach on the sublime 5th, a dogleg 411-yard par 4, and your ball may one day wash ashore with the surfers on the nearby White Rocks Strand.

According to GolfNow.com, Royal Portrush is “one of the very best and most challenging links golf courses in the world”.

Play here, and you’ll soon see why.

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Portstewart Golf Club

Location: Portstewart

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(Links Course)

Portstewart’s course weaves through towering dunes, and stunning links land, with something for every golfer.

In 2008, the writer and golfer Tom Coyne walked the entire island’s coastline playing every links course along the way. He summed up Portstewart’s front nine in a word – WOW – and then placed the whole course amongst his top five in Ireland.

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Ballycastle Golf Club

Location: Ballycastle

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(Links Course)

Founded in 1890, the Ballycastle Golf Club is a part-parkland, part-links course, which climbs to a tremendous height and boasts towering views out over Fair Head, Rathlin Island and Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre.

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Bushfoot Golf Club

Location: Portballintrae

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(Links Course)

Nine hole course with double tees adjoining a tranquil seaside village and offering prime sea views. This very tight course, mixing links and parkland elements, demands the peak of accuracy.

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Castlerock Golf Club

Location: Castlerock

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(Links Course)

By the time you strike the first ball on Castlerock’s championship course you’ve entered uncharted waters. On this par 73 with five par fives, the most talked-about challenge is the nerve-jangling Leg o’ Mutton, the 200-yard 4th with a railway line to the right, a stream (called a “burn” in this part of the world) to the left, and raised green in the distance. The “Leg” plays tough even without the wind.

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Cushendall Golf Club

Location: Cushendall

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(Links Course)

Founded in 1937 and affiliated to the G.U.I. in 1938, Cushendall Golf Club nestles in the heart of the beautiful and celebrated Glens of Antrim.

A major feature of this picturesque but challenging nine hole course, is the river Dall which creates out of bounds at seven of the nine holes as it meanders through the course to the legendary Sea of Moyle.

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Roe Park Resort

Location: Limavady

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(Parkland Course)

Beauty takes centre stage at the Roe Park Resort. This traditional country house boasts an 18-hole parkland course against a backdrop of Lough Foyle and the stunning Inishowen Peninsula. Just a short drive from the famous Royal Portrush golf course, it also makes a great base to explore the area’s best courses, with historic accommodation and an Elemis spa.

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Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn

Location: Aghadowey, near Coleraine

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(Parkland Course)

 

The heavily-wooded parkland course opened in 1973. The course is built on clay ground so is wet in winter but perfect for summer play. Each hole is individually tree-lined and golfers cross water seven times in 9 holes. The layout ensures minimal walking between green and tee. The signature hole, the second, involves a 170 yard carry across the Agivey River.

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Gracehill Golf Club

Location: Dark Hedges

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(Parkland Course)

Gracehill Golf Course is a pristine 18 hole golf course within the Dark Hedges Estate. Surrounded by ancient woodland and dotted with a variety of lakes and ponds this American-style course was designed by Frank Ainsworth and remains one of the most challenging in the country.

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Kilrea Golf Course

Location: Kilrea

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(Parkland Course)

 

Kilrea Golf Club was founded in 1919, and is situated a half mile to the south west of the town of Kilrea, Co. Derry. The original undulating inland course, is one of the driest to be found. Recent extensions to the course, whilst reclaimed from bogland, are also well drained, and the course is often open when others have succumbed to the Irish climate.

Extended in recent years to 5672 yards long, it is longer than the typical 9-hole course.

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Manor Golf Club

Location: Kilrea

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(Parkland Course)

This stunning nine hole golf course spans over 4000 yards of lush fairway and precision cut greens.

It is among the group of shorter courses in Ireland but makes up for it with tight fairways, some tricky sloping greens and astutely placed bunkers, trees, and a small lake on the 6th hole.

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Food & Drink

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Discover fresh local produce, an electric yet homely atmosphere, passionately creative chefs and the warmest of welcomes. From quirky coffee shops to fine dining, choose from a sensational array of eateries. You can even catch and cook your own breakfast! And if you dream of the most mesmerising of sea views whilst you enjoy, we can throw that in for free!

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Things to see and do

Portrush town centre will be a hive of activity when the golfers and spectators spill out of the event. This fun atmosphere will span across the Causeway Coast and Glens as our other towns will be joining in with the celebrations too.

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Stay Longer!

Why not stay longer and explore all that this incredible part of the world has to offer? The Causeway Coast holds the LONELY PLANET accolade of ‘REGION TO VISIT in 2018’ for a multitude of reasons, including super food, jaw-dropping scenery, epic beaches, pretty villages & harbours. The list is endless. Have a look at what you can experience when you wander a little off the beaten track and start to immerse yourself in our world.

Hidden Gems

Epic Journey to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush Begins

Rory McIlroy Makes Surprise Portrush Appearance to Mark Huge Year Ahead for Northern Ireland Global golfing hero Rory McIlroy landed on home soil this week as Tourism NI launched the official Epic Journey to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush. McIlroy, who won The Open at Royal Liverpool in 2014, was pictured with a newly revealed #TheOpen letter sculpture, designed by Tourism NI, along with golf’s most iconic trophy, the Claret Jug, to highlight the huge opportunity The Open brings […]

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Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 7034 4723
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Email: colerainevic@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

For more golfing information visit Made For Golf – discovernorthernireland.com

 

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