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Looking for a fantastic seaside holiday but don’t want to venture too far from home? Portrush is a small seaside resort town on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The majority of Portrush’s old town hotels, restaurants and bars are built on a mile–long peninsula called Ramore Head. It may be best known for its sandy beaches however can also make for a great golf holiday.
Some may know Portrush as the dormitory town, for its mile-long peninsula, for its picturesque beaches or annual air show however the small Irish town has so much more to offer than that. Portrush is home to the Royal Portrush Golf Club, the only golf club outside Great Britain to have hosted The Open Championship in 1951 and 2019.
Golf in Portrush
As the only golf club to host The Open Championship was in Portrush, the course must really be exceptional and Portrush must be a golfing hotspot. We’d say it’s certainly one to add to your bucket list.
At Gold Travel Centre, we offer a range of fantastic golf breaks in Portrush which offer you only the very best accommodation, tailored to all budgets and requirements, and give you the chance to swing your club at one of the best championship courses in the whole of Great Britain and Ireland: The Royal Portrush Golf Club.
When you’re not on the course, you could be taking a family stroll down Portrush Whiterocks beach, exploring the caves and looking out towards scenic views, taking some time to enjoy Dunluce castle, the ruined fortress by the sea. There’s something for everyone on a Portrush golf holiday!
We recommend making the most of some Irish sun and plan your break t o Portrush during the spring and summer months. At this time of year, the beaches will be stunning! However, being on the coast, the weather in Portrush can be temperamental but that goes for the rest of the United Kingdom so always come prepared.
Portrush is easier to get to than you may think. In fact, there are countless different ways you could travel there! We recommend you take the plane to Belfast from UK airports and then take the train to Portrush from there; the train only takes a couple of hours. It’s quick and simple. If you’re not keen on flying and don’t mind taking the time, driving could be a great alternative. Simply drive to Liverpool and get the ferry from there. Taking a car can be a great option as it means you can explore more of Ireland once you get there. Not to mention, you can bring your own golf equipment and save some money instead of renting.
The top golf course in Portrush is at The Royal Portrush Golf Club, the course that put Portrush on the map and helped the town emerge as an international golf destination. Set among rolling sand dunes with outstretched sea views, this fantastic course offers players a magnificent setting for a challenging game of golf.