Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart

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Portstewart Golf Club consists of three 18-hole courses situated in the town of Portstewart, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Golf was first played there as far back as 1889.The three courses are: the Strand Course (par 72), a championship course, the Riverside Course (par 68) and the Old Course (par 64), which is where the club was founded in 1894. The late 1980s saw major development of the Strand course with the layout updated and seven new holes added. In 1992 the new Strand course, designed by Des Giffin, opened for play. The club opened a new clubhouse facility in May 2009. The Golf Club holds what is often suggested as the finest opening hole in Ireland.TournamentsThe club played host to the Irish Amateur Championship in 1992, held a qualifying round of the Open Championship in 1951 and has hosted other events such as the Irish Professional and Irish Amateur.Most recently it has hosted the British Ladies Amateur Championship in 2015, won by CĂ©line Boutier of France and The Amateur Championship in 2014, won by Bradley Neil of Scotland. The British Girls Championship was also hosted in 2006, won by Belen Mozo of Spain. In 2010 the club hosted the Lancome Irish Women's Close Championship. It also co-hosts the Tullamore Dew amateur competition.
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  • Location and golf course is stunning but the restaurant is such a let down. Decor needs updated and the food was plain awful. If this club is attracting the Irish Open it seriously needs to improve it...  more »
  • We were blessed with a sunny day and light wind when we played this special course, the site of the 2017 Irish Open. I loved the course layout with its beautiful dunes and steep banked fairways. The r...  more »
  • This is a very special course. Some fabulous holes and stunning views. Well worth a visit and enjoy this superb golf club  more »
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  • Fabulous club. 3 x 18 hole courses. Championship course has the best front 9 of anywhere.
  • Beautiful golf course, wonderful caddies and staff. Very few blind shots. Probably the most beautiful front 9 anywhere. The back 9 is great too, just a little less memorable. I don't see why anyone should rate a course by restaurant / food? If you want a good meal after the round, go down the street to Amici's. It's right by the old course starting hole. In fact, I played 5 holes there right after dinner and after playing Portstewart as the sun set to cap off a perfect day.
  • The staff in this restaurant are lovely and very attentive towards customers. I really like the ambience of this restaurant and the food is awesome! I'd highly recommend the peppered chicken. There is now free WiFi available here and if you are lucky enough to get a table at the windows there are spectacular views of Portstewart Strand!
  • The big attraction Strand Course has fantastic front nine but let down by a dull back nine that is currently part building site. 3 stars is harsh but the 5* rating method is limited and 4 is too much. Based on the way it was when I played a solid 7.5 out of 10 would be a fairer reflection. I can forgive the work, it is needed for the Irish Open, but this doesn't explain why the greens were as slow and hairy as they were. The Riverside course is a great one for societies with a range of abilities or if you are in the area and want a round without paying the higher rates of the bigger course. Nothing special but an enjoyable course. I haven't played the Old course yet. Staff have always been friendly and welcoming and the food is good.
  • Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good basic food. Wonderful golf

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