Royal Portrush Golf Club
Type: Links Course
Length: 6,860 Yards
Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. It is situated on the beautiful North Antrim Causeway coast, with magnificent views in all directions. In July 2019 the Dunluce was the host venue for the 2019 Open Championship won by Ireland’s Shane Lowry. The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks among the world’s greatest courses. Thick rough and testing greens combined with the unpredictable weather of the roaring North Atlantic make this course an admirable test for even the most seasoned golfer. The course is routed through rugged links land, and constantly changes in both direction and elevation, whilst all the time providing some of the most awe-inspiring scenery to be found in Ireland.
The Valley Course lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce golf course. As its name suggests, the course is situated between the huge sand hills immediately along the Atlantic shore and the higher ground on which the Championship course is laid out. The Valley has more than its fair share of the humps, hollows and undulations to be found on any links worthy of the name. This 6,304-yard, par 70 course is a very fine test of links golf, with the greens, in particular, every bit as well tended as on the Dunluce Course.