Golf in Northern Ireland has established itself as a truly fantastic golfing destination. Home to misty mountains and sparkling lakes, golf holidays in Northern Ireland offer the chance to play some of the best links courses in the UK and Ireland. Pick from our professionally-selected golf resorts and courses such as the Championship course at Royal County Down, widely regarded as one of the best courses in the world. Or, opt for serene coastal views at Royal Portrush Golf Club which offers a real challenge to all golfing abilities. Golf breaks in Northern Ireland give visitors a fantastic range of things to see and do. Play against stunning backdrops and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere that Northern Ireland has to offer. Browse Golf Travel Centre to discove
Northern Ireland has now long been established as one of the best golfing destinations in the world, and it is widely known for its quality course, value for money, and friendly welcomes at the club house. It is not known for its sunshine, but this hasn’t stopped anyone before!
With so many to choose from, this was a difficult pick, but our experts recommend you grab your clubs and take a trip around the masterpiece of golfing architecture that is Royal Portrush Golf Club. Chosen by us for its superb layout, Portrush is certainly one of the best golf courses in Ireland, and frequently ranks as one of the best golf courses in the world. Jutting out on a rocky arm into the Atlantic, Portrush presents stunning and wild coastal scenery, and is a mustplay for us.
Off the course
The landscape in Northern Ireland is undeniably amazing, and Giant’s Causeway is the crowning jewel. While it is now known that the Causeway is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, it isn’t hard to see why we once believed it to have been built by giants.
When is the best time to golf in Northern Ireland?
When planning your golf break to Northern Ireland, it is important to remember that rain and wind are a part of the true Irish golfing experience. June through August are the warmest months, but sometimes crowded. March through April and October through November are the off season, when championship course will be less crowded and in demand (and you still have a decent chance of decent weather). If you are up to the challenge, tee off in winter and really test yourself against the elements.
Best golf courses in Northern Ireland