Far north is one of the best and hardest links anywhere, and the only course in Ireland to have hosted the British Open (1951). RPGC is ranked #15 in the Golf Magazine World Top 100. Founded in 1888, King Edward the VII visited in 1893, and it thereafter became a “Royal” Golf Club. There are two courses here, and the Dunluce Course is the most famous one, having hosted the British Open in 1951. Remember your camera, because there are some spectacular views of the beautiful cliffs and ocean. Royal Portrush is a unique and unforgettable golfing experience, and a few local members include Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell!
Located in a valley between the dunes, this links course features rolling terrain, rough, and bushes, in a natural setting. This is the course where Graeme McDowell learned to play golf! The Valley lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce course and is the home of Royal Portrush Ladies Club and the affiliated Rathmore Club. Its characteristics are very much that of a links, undulating sand hills, remarkably dry and in some places even below sea level.