Royal Portrush Golf Club

Portrush, County Down

Comprised of two championship links courses, the Dunluce and Valley courses, Royal Portrush weaves its way, hole after hole, through sand dunes along the famously rugged Antrim Coast.

These are exceptionally pretty courses, providing panoramic views of the Donegal hills, Giants Causeway, and the isle of Islay and Southern Hebrides. Portrush is also exceptionally challenging for golfers.

Portrush is steeped in history. The sense of history is particularly palpable on the Dunluce course, which overlooks the ruins of 13th century Dunluce Castle. On the golfing front, organized golf has been played on the site since 1888 when the railroads began delivering holiday seekers to the picturesque fishing village of Portrush.

There's nothing lowbrow about Royal Portrush. The clubhouse is a lavish spread converted from the old Holyrood Hotel. As recently as 1997, the clubhouse has undergone a major renovation. The completion was such a noteworthy undertaking that His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, saw fit to officially declare it reopened for business. You would find it to be a fine place to quench your thirst and replenish your batteries after a arduous round of golf.

At a Glance

  • Royal Portrush Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world.
  • Two championship links courses: Dunluce and Valley Courses.
  • Located on the picturesque Causeway coast in County Antrim.
  • In more recent times, has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999 and The Amateur Championship in 1993.

Our Take

Royal Portrush routinely ranks among the top courses in Ireland, the UK and the world. And with good reason. Each of its two championship links courses offers an impressively challenging and steeped in history. Playing a coveted round at Royal Portrush will surely stand out among your alltime favorites.