The Royal Portrush Golf Club has two links courses, the Dunluce Links (the championship course) and the Valley Links.
Originally founded in 1888 as The County Club as a nine holed course, the course was extended to 18 holes a year later. In 1892, it became The Royal County Club under the patronage of the Duke of York before assuming its present name of the Royal Portrush Golf Club in 1895 under the patronage of the Prince of Wales.
The Dunluce Links course is on the rota of The Open Championship, hosting the event twice before. The first in 1951 was the first Open not held on the island of Great Britain, with the second event in 2019 won by Irishman Shane Lowry. The course also hosted the 2012 Irish Open, the first time a European Tour event had been held in Northern Ireland.
Par: 71 (Dunluce Links) & 71 (Valley Links)
Location & Travel to Royal Portrush Golf Club
The Royal Portrush Golf Club is located along the North Antrim Causeway Coast in the small coastal village of Portrush, in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
Air: The closest major international airports are Belfast International Airport (46 miles away) and Dublin Airport (156 miles away) which offer flights to many European and International destinations. Smaller airports can be found at Belfast City Airport (61 miles) and the City of Derry Airport (29 miles) which offer several seasonal flights.
Bus & Coach – Goldline coach service 218 runs from Belfast and service 234 runs from Derry-Londonderry to Coleraine. From Coleraine you can catch the 140 bus service to Portrush.
Train – There is a direct train service from Belfast to Portrush, whereas trains from Derry-Londonderry terminate at Coleraine with a bus service available to transfer to Portrush.
Where to stay in County Antrim
Playing at Royal Portrush Golf Club
Playing on the Dunluce Links course requires a handicap of 18 for men and 24 for Ladies. Green fees on the Dunluce Links in 2020 were £240 per person and £60 on the Valley Links.