Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links, Portrush

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Royal Portrush Golf Club is a private golf club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The 36-hole club has two links courses, the Dunluce Links (the championship course) and the Valley Links. The former is one of the courses on the Open championship rota and will next host the tournament in 2019In 1951, Royal Portrush hosted the Open Championship, the oldest of golf's major championships; the only Open not held on the island of Great Britain. The Open will return to Portrush in 2019; it hosted the Irish Open in 2012, the first in Northern Ireland since 1953.The Dunluce Links course is considered to be one of the best courses in the world. It was ranked fourth by Golf World in their list of "The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles" in November 1996. Golf Magazine ranked it twelfth in their list of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and Golf Digest ranked it as the fourth best course outside the United States in 2007.LocationSituated on the North Antrim Causeway Coast, Royal Portrush occupies a triangle of giant sand hills with views of the hills of Inishowen in County 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 the 13th century Dunluce Castle, which gives its name to Dunluce course.
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  • The Open is returning to Royal Portrush in 2019, 68 years after its previous visit, but it will surely be back again within a few years. The two rather bland finishing holes are being replaced by two ...  more »
  • Attended the Rory McElroy golf foundation on sat and Sunday and it was great , got close up with the golfers Justin Rose , padric Harrington and others , weather was great on sat but Sunday it was mis...  more »
  • A great place to play golf.Course has it all.It will be a great Open course.Greens a little on the slow side the day we played but still nice.Friendly service.  more »
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  • I've been lucky enough to play some stunning golf courses in Ireland but royal portrush is by far my favourite. It's equally challenging and rewarding, offering both birdie chances and tough pars. As with many links courses it gets better the more you play it. Holes 3, 4 and 5 are golfing paradise but it's good all the way round. It has that special feeling about it and is rightly regarded as one of the world's best. If I could only play one last round of golf, it would be at this.
  • Probably the best views from any golf course in the world
  • I was just 'thrilled' to see this course! Would have loved to play. But, we must keep movin.
  • My favourite course
  • Nothing like a round here

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