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Golf on the North Coast

Northern Ireland has a plethora of golf courses that await you, no matter your skill level. With 90 golf clubs across the province including world-renowned Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, whether you are looking for Links or Parkland, these are a few of the options close at hand to Elephant Rock.

(Approx. 1 mile)

Royal Portrush Golf Club

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  • Home to the 148th Open in 2019
  • Number 8 in the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Golf Digest (2019 & 2020)
  • Home to two Championship Links Courses – Dunluce Course and Valley Course
  • Located along the cliffs of the Causeway Coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Handicap required
(approx. 92 miles)

Royal County Down Golf Club

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  • Number 1 in the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Golf Digest (2017,2018 & 2019)
  • Home to two Links Courses – Championship and Annesley Course
  • Located in the Murlough Nature Reserve, with a backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne
  • Handicap required
(approx. 5 miles) 

Portstewart Golf Club

  • “3 Mighty Courses, 1 Magnificent Club”
  • Located on The Causeway Coast overlooking Portstewart Strand Beach
  • Home to three Links Courses – Strand Course, Riverside Course and Old Course
  • Home to the Irish Amateur Championship in 1960 and 1992
  • Held qualifying rounds of The Open in 1951 and the British Seniors in 2004
  • Host Venue of the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
  • Host Venue of the Boys Amateur Championship in 2018
  • Handicap required
(approx. 14 miles) 

Castlerock Golf Club

  • Located in the seaside resort of Castlerock
  • Home to two Links Courses – Championship Course and Mussenden Links
  • Handicap required for Mussenden Course
  • No handicap required for Bann Course
(approx. 6 miles) 

Bushfoot Golf Club

  • Recently ranked in the Top 10 of Irish 9 hole courses
  • Top 10 of the highest rated golf courses in NI on irelandbeforeyoudie.com
  • Number 36 in the Top 50 courses in the world on golf.com
  • Located in the seaside village of Portballintrae
  • Mixed Seaside/Parklands Course
  • No handicap required
(approx. 2 miles)

Ballyreagh Golf Club

  • Located on the Causeway coastline between Portrush and Portstewart
  • Ideal for novices or group fun, it also has a pitch and putt area
  • Parkland Course
  • No handicap required

© Galgorm Castle Golf Club

(approx. 32 miles) 

Galgorm Castle Golf Club

  • Home to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in 2020
  • Located in the heart of the 220-acre historic Galgorm Castle Estate
  • Parkland Course
  • No handicap required