Playing the Course
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.
The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship and will be the host again in 2019, Royal Portrush is a members club which welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions.
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The Dunluce Links is home to one of the most stunning par fours in golf, the 411 yard 5th hole. A dogleg hole played from an elevated tee towards the ocean, it rewards the daring shot across a wide expanse of rough. Be careful though, as an overly long approach shot will end up on the sand of the White Rocks beach which lies just beyond the rear of the green. Make sure and take a moment to enjoy the stunning views from the green towards the 15th Century Dunluce castle and the surfers braving the swells below.
Known as Calamity Corner, the 210 yard, par 3, 16th Hole is a must play for any follower of the game. Between the tee and the green is a yawning chasm, which must be cleared to stand any chance of making your three. It is hard to describe the feeling as you stand on this tee, looking out across the Valley links below, knowing it will take a fantastic shot to hit the small target across the void.
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