A golf holiday to Northern Ireland
should be on every discerning golfers 'bucket list', with it's rugged unspoilt coastline home to some of the best links golf in the world!
This small island is compact and easy to navigate, giving you the opportunity to explore more than you thought possible during your visit. Take in the lush green fields of Tyrone and then hop over to the golden sands of the Causeway Coast in less than an hour, then move on to the famous 'Walled City' of Derry, all the while experiencing a warm Irish welcome wherever you choose to go. The up-and-coming capital of Belfast invites all visitors to come see the new Titanic exhibition and plenty more attractions or check out the 'craic', Irish word for fun, when the city comes alive at night.
Northern Ireland’s golf history
is extensive and dates back to 1881 when Royal Belfast became the first golf club on this island. This passion for the game continues today and golf in Northern ireland is moving from strength to strength, this is no doubt in part to producing three major champions and a new World Number One all in the last two years.
If world class golf, great accommodation and warm hospitality is what you are looking for, then Northern Ireland has the perfect recipe for your golf holiday full of 'craic'!
Renowned architects, including Harry Colt, Tom Norris and Alister McKenzie, have left their fingerprints on this majestic coastline and three major championships have been hosted on these shore.
Royal Portrush and Royal County Down are two everlasting classics which are just as challenging and exciting to play today as they were a century ago. Both widely regarded as two of the world's top courses, these tracks are supported by a number of quality rugged links and lush parkland layouts.
Overlooking its own stunning 18 hole golf course, the 4 star Roe Park Resort blends country house estate charm and modern luxury, all the rooms provide views of the golf course or courtyard garden and are lavishly decorated in keeping with the traditional elegance of the resort.
Sightseeing on the Causeway Coast or nearby city of Derry or testing your game on some of Northern Ireland's best courses; Roe Park Resort is the perfect place to unwind. Roe Park Resort has become one of the North's premier golf resorts on the merit of it's 18-hole parkland course and its proximity to Royal County Down and Royal Portrush.
Galgorm Resort & Spa is set in 163 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland's most renowned scenic attractions and is just 30 minutes from Belfast city centre, 20 minutes from Belfast International Airport. With miles of fishing on the River Maine, picturesque walkways and cycle routes and the world class Spa at Galgorm, you'll find plenty to do while you escape from the rest of the world. The nearby Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old; this mature 18 hole parkland layout is in the heart of County Antrim. The course has been built in the estate grounds of Galgorm Castle, a site of great historical interest and one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture in Ireland.
Lough Erne Resort is the ultimate expression in old world heritage and new world luxury, located on a peninsula between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, with stunning panoramic views from almost every vantage point. Lough Erne Resort is home 2 championship courses, including Nick Faldo's highly anticipated first design in Ireland. The Faldo Course is an exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities, 14 of the holes have water in play. The signature 10th Hole, ‘Emerald Isle’ is surrounded on three sides by water.
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