Golf in Northern Ireland: Five courses you must play

With its splendid courses and magnificent greenery, Northern Ireland is what golfing dreams are made of! The popularity of this region has witnessed a rise with the fame of the natives- McDowell and Mcilroy.

If you have been wanting to go on a golf trip to Northern Ireland, then you have arrived at just the right destination. In this article we list the top 5 golf courses that should feature on your bucket list.

Let’s take a look!

  1. Royal Portrush Dunluce

The home club of Graeme McDowell, this golf course will astonish you with its expansive greens, never-ending oceans and rolling fairways. Visitors are always welcome to come and play this awesome course. Its popularity can be gauged from the fact that the Open Championship 2019 will be held here! For another round, you can always go to the Valley Links course.

  1. Ballyliffin Glashedy

Neighboring the Old Course, the Ballyliffin Glashedy is built on a magnificent landscape and features colossal dunes. The holes run along the ocean, giving you the chance to capture in the spectacular vistas as you toughen to finish your rounds. When at Ballyfillin Glashedy, don’t miss out on the chance to play the Old Course, which serves up a rolling terrain.

  1. Royal County Down

Playing at this famed golf course will remind you why you fell in love with golf at the first place. Located behind great and grassy dunes, it has the perfect design to elicit the focus and creativity out of a player.

  1. Portstewart Strand Course

Referred to as the ‘jewel in Portsetwart’s crown’, this phenomenal golf course is home to large dunes and sprawling greens. It is a thorough test of Golf as it is dominated by menacing rough terrain. For an afternoon round, you can always head over to the equally impressive Old Course!

  1. Ardglass

The Ardglass golf course is famed for its old-world charm. Being one of the oldest clubs in the world, the Ardglass has something unique to offer to its visitors. Your opening tee ball will need a short shot over the rough rocks strewn across the ocean. At the back, you will find the clubhouse that is akin to a castle and boasts of cannons on the front.

Your overall experience at the Ardglass will be one that you will  cherish forever. The dominant historical ambience gives the golf course a gorgeous appeal. When in Northern Ireland, it should definitely be on your itinerary!

From the impeccable Royal County Down to the magnificent Ballyliffin Glashedy, Northern Ireland is home to some of the best golf courses in the world! Make sure to put all the above-mentioned in your bucket list for the next time you go on a trip to this region.