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Northern Ireland Golf Tours

With breathtaking views, rolling countryside, and around 100 courses to enjoy, Northern Ireland is a golfing utopia and a popular destination for a luxury golf vacation. Northern Ireland golf courses are some of the most iconic and historic across the globe and are set in some of the most picturesque locations. 

Our tours encompass many of the best golf courses in Northern Ireland. Play Royal County Down and Royal Portrush – two of the top 20 golf courses in the world – end enjoy the historic PortstewartCastlerock, and Ardglass. While you’re here, you can also take the opportunity to explore the spectacular city of Belfast – Northern Ireland’s capital city.

Recommended Northern Ireland Golf Tour

Key Features:

Touring Northern Island combines culture, coastlines, and world-class golf, all within an easily accessible and compact region, ensuring your trip is filled with non-stop experiences.

Combine golf days with iconic sights such as the Giants Causeway, and embrace the culture of industrial Belfast.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1

  • Drive/Transfer from Dublin Airport, golf at Portmarnock, and after your round transfer to Newcastle for dinner at the hotel, overlooking Royal County Down Golf Club.

Day 2

  • Play golf at the iconic Royal County Down, consistently ranked in the top 5 courses in the world, enjoy an afternoon by the sea before dining at Percy French restaurant or Mourne Seafood Bar.

Day 3

  • Drive/Transfer from Newcastle to Ardglass, this challenging links is one of the world’s oldest golf courses, dramatically hugging the Irish sea on the opening 5 holes. Post round, continue on to Belfast, and dine at Michelin star OX restaurant.

Day 4

  • Drive/Transfer to Royal Portrush, play golf at the Open rota course, which last hosted the event in 2019. Return to Belfast and explore the Titanic Belfast museum before dinner.

Day 5

  • Drive/Transfer to golf at Castlerock’s Mussenden course, which will not disappoint. After your round visit Giant’s Causeway, and explore the unique rock formations which create a surreal cliff-top experience. Return to Belfast and enjoy dinner at James St restaurant grill.

Day 6

  • Your final round will be the perfect way to finish, Portstewart is a relatively hidden gem, perched right on the beach, with one of the most dramatic opening holes in golf. In the evening take a tour at the Old Bushmills Distillery, try a tipple before returning to Belfast for your final evening.

Day 7

  • Breakfast at hotel, transfer/drive to Airport

Bunkers around a green at Portstewart Golf Club
Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland

Tour Summary:

6 nights’ accommodation based on twin/double share, including daily breakfast

6 rounds of golf

Welcome dinner

Self-Drive automatic rental car or transfers or chauffeur driven van

On-site assistance of a Premier Golf representative

All taxes and fees included

Royal County Down coastline, Northern Ireland
Royal County Down Golf Club, Northern Ireland

Pricing:

From $5,500

Based on travel in mid-season (Spring & Fall), group of 8 golfers sharing twin/double, 4-star hotels, transport in a luxury coach with driver.

This tour does not include flights, dinner reservations (these can be arranged by our concierge team) caddies or carts unless stated (these can be arranged by your sales agent)

3 Days in Northern Ireland with Darren Clarke

Bottle of Bushmills Whiskey

Allan O’Connor’s Northern Ireland Golf Tip

Try a Distillery Tour

Arrange a tour at the iconic Bushmills Distillery, the oldest Whisky Distillery in the world located about 10 mins from Portrush.

Allan O’Connor, Premier Golf’s Ireland Operations Manager and Ireland travel expert, with over 30 years experience in the industry.

Street of Belfast at night

10 Great Things To Do in Belfast

If you travel to play golf in Northern Ireland, there’s a good chance you might spend a little time in Belfast. The city of 340,000 is the largest metropolis in Northern Ireland.

Most Americans know it as the place where the Titantic ship was built in the early twentieth century. While shipbuilding is it’s undeniable legacy, Belfast has evolved into a cosmopolitan commercial center with artistic and university influences.

Northern Ireland Highlights

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Best Weather May – September
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Two World Top 20 Golf Courses
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Facinating History & Culture
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Famous Capital City
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Easy Access from Dublin Airport
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Best Months to Travel – April, May & September

Our Top 3 Playable Northern Ireland Courses

Discover the pinnacle of links golf with our Northern Ireland golf packages, featuring the top playable courses in the region. Each course, with its unique challenges and breathtaking scenery, offers an unforgettable golfing journey. Here are our top three picks to experience the best of Northern Ireland’s golfing landscape:

Royal County Down Golf Club

Championship Links

Celebrated for its natural beauty and challenging layout, this course offers a unique blend of dunes, heathland, and stunning Mourne Mountains views, testing golfers of all levels.

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Dunluce Course

A legendary Open Championship venue, known for its demanding holes, spectacular coastal scenery, and the infamous ‘Calamity Corner,’ providing a thrilling golfing experience.

Portstewart Golf Club

Strand Course

Famous for its towering dunes and panoramic Atlantic vistas, this course combines natural landscapes with challenging links play, offering a memorable round for every golfer.

Read the rest of our top Northern Ireland golf trip destinations.

Towering dunes at Portstewart

Northern Ireland Courses

For more information on golf courses in Northern Ireland, visit our course pages:

Northern Ireland Reviews

Thank you for planning an amazing trip!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 7, 2023

Everyone said it was the best trip of their life! We all loved Belfast and really loved RCD, Portrush and Portstewart. The trip to Derry and the other courses were fun too.

Chris C

The Golf was Perfect

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 1, 2023

I want to express my thanks and compliments for a fantastic golf trip to Ireland this past week. We all had a great time – the golf was perfect, the dinner reservations excellent, and the hotels were terrific. Martin Woulfe, our driver, was a wonderful guy that went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy. I give him my highest recommendation for future trips. Thanks again for Premier’s work with Jeff to put together the trip. Much appreciated.

Brian B

A Fantastic Trip

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 1, 2023

I just wanted to say that we all had a fantastic trip through Premier Golf! You really did a fabulous job on putting together the trip!

The golf courses were outstanding. And the accommodations of the Europa Hotel and Bushmills were first class. We enjoyed all of the restaurants that Allan selected.

And we even got great weather.

I also want to say that driver Martin Woulfe of O’ Callaghan & Sons made the trip! He really took great care of us. His quick wit and sense of humor made the trip fun for all of us. He is a terrific guy and great asset to the company.

Thank you again for a great trip!

Jeff B

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Northern Ireland Golf FAQs

As of September 2021, there were over 90 golf courses scattered throughout Northern Ireland. Some of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious courses include Royal County Down and Royal Portrush – two of the top 20 golf courses in the world.

The most prestigious golf tournament to be held in Northern Ireland is the Open Championship, which is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The 153rd edition of the Open Championship is scheduled to take place in 2025 at the iconic Royal Portrush Golf Club. 

For amateur golfers, the Causeway Coast Golf Tournament is the biggest amateur golf tournament in Europe, played every summer on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.

Tour packages, such as Premier Golf Northern Ireland Golf Tours, always include accommodation and sometimes include meals too as part of their offerings. These comprehensive packages aim to provide a hassle-free and enjoyable experience for golfers.

Absolutely! If you’re planning a golf tour in Northern Ireland, you’ll be glad to know that customization options are available so your itinerary suits your specific preferences.