Golf in Northern Ireland
Golf Holidays to Northern IrelandEstablished now as one of the premier golfing destinations, not only in Europe but globally. The jewel in the crown is the Royal County Down, currently number 3 in the PGA world rankings. The course is nestled amongst the historic sand dunes of Dundrum bay with the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Donard, the country’s highest peak.
The other world renowned course is Royal Portrush, again this links course sits within stunning scenery overlooking the harsh Atlantic Ocean. The course holds the honour of being the only course outside the British mainland to hold the Open Championship (1951), and recently announced it will again hold the prestigious championship in 2019. Aside from the two courses in the PGA world top 100, there are also a wide range of top quality courses too suit all styles of golf. Links courses such as Portstewart, Castlerock and Ardglass, also parkland courses such as Royal Belfast and Belvoir should all be considered. Particular mention should be made of the luxury five-star Lough Erne resort with its course which was designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Besides the golf, there are endless attractions in the country; the world heritage site at the Giant’s Causeway attracts tourists from every continent, the same can be said for the recently opened Titanic visitor centre in Belfast.