Tucked away in far Atlantic, the scenic yet tough golf courses of North Ireland offer some spectacular and memorable golfing experiences. Home to many champions, Fred Daly, Darren Clarke and Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland has a great golfing history to recall.
Some of the most thrilling game of golf can be played on these courses with enough roughs, ample greens and gutsy winds.
Royal County Down
The way the Golf Digest puts it, Royal County is the best course in the world outside United States. The two golf links, The Championship and Annesley are stunning courses to play on. The perfectly manicured greens and natural layout makes the golfing experience worthwhile.
Settled at the backdrop of mountains of Mourne, The Championship Links extends till Dun drum Bay. Spread in 7186 yards at par 71. Annesley links are a lot shorter.
Home to couple of most challenging courses in the world, Dunluce links and valley links, Royal Portrush is the only club to host The Open Championships in Ireland. The Portrush links are ranked fourth best courses in the British Isles.
Combination of difficult roughs and challenging greens along with unpredictable weather in North Atlantic, the course has earned the admiration of golf adventurers. Designer Harry Colt has made the best use of the natural contours and dunes to make the course his masterpiece of sort. The 6867-yard Dunluce course can be extended till 7200 yards.
The valley links, as its name, has equally challenging 18 hole play course along Atlantic shore.
Redesigned by Willie Park jnr in the 1920’s this championship links course received its greatest makeover with addition of land known as “Thistly Hollow” in 1981. This enabled the club to build a stunning new seven holes through towering dunes and fabulous and natural links land.
Port Stewart has played host to many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years. Port Stewart Golf Club offers 54 holes of golf stunningly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.
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