Royal Portrush Golf Club
The Open Championship ("British Open") at Royal Portrush in 2019
The Open Championship is to return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, with Royal Portrush hosting the British Open in July 2019.
Royal Portrush golf course in Northern Ireland is one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world.
In the five years between 1995 & 1999 and also in 2004, Royal Portrush Golf Club hosted the Senior British Open Championship ('British Seniors'). More about Senior British Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
In 2012, Royal Portrush very successfully hosted the Irish Open, won by Jamie Donaldson. This was the first time that a European Tour event had been played in Northern Ireland and the first time since 1953 that the Irish Open had been played in Northern Ireland. The first Irish Open in Northern Ireland since 1953 was watched by sell-out crowds totalling more than 112,000.
Situated on the beautiful North Antrim Causeway coast, Royal Portrush Golf Club occupies a triangle of giant sandhills which present magnificent views in all directions. The hills of Donegal in the west, the Isle of Islay and Southern Hebrides in the north, with the Giant's Causeway and the Skerries in the east. The course is overlooked by the ruins of 13th century Dunluce Castle and this gives its name to Royal Portrush's famous Dunluce course. Read about the course here.
Royal Portrush is the only golf course outside Great Britain to host the British Open Championship in 1951, won by Max Faulkner. In 2003, Royal Portrush hosted the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. In July each year, its hosts the North of Ireland Amateur Open Championship. Read about Royal Portrush Golf Club's history.
Royal Portrush Golf Club is on everyone's list of top golf courses in Ireland and is often included in lists of the top golf courses in the world. As Ryder Cup star Darren Clarke recently said "Royal Portrush is now rated to be in the top 12 golf courses in the world and should, indeed, be number one.'' View other comments about Royal Portrush.
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