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Royal Portrush (Dunluce)


The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks amongst the world's greatest courses. Voted Number 12 in the world by Golf Magazine, it is a masterpiece of golf course architecture. Unimaginable rough and testing greens, combined with the unpredictable weather of the roaring North Atlantic make this course an admirable test for even the most seasoned golf aficionado.

Harry Colt, universally acknowledged as one of golf's greatest course architects, used the natural contours and dunes of the links land at Portrush to create a legacy which attracts golfers from all across the globe. As the writer Bernard Darwin said, 'Mr HS Colt has thereby built himself a monument more enduring than brass'. The 6867 yard course, currently being extended to just under 7200 yards, is routed through rugged links land, and constantly changes in both direction and elevation, whilst all the time providing some of the most awe-inspiring scenery to be found in Ireland.

The Dunluce Links is home to one of the most stunning par fours in golf, the 411 yard 5th hole. A dogleg hole played from an elevated tee towards the ocean, it rewards the daring shot across a wide expanse of rough. Be careful though, as an overly long approach shot will end up on the sand of the White Rocks beach which lies just beyond the rear of the green. Make sure and take a moment to enjoy the stunning views from the green towards the 13th Century Dunluce castle and the surfers braving the swells below.

Dining Room is open 7 days a week from April to September, and operates a snack menu, with reduced hours, between October and March. Groups wishing to order meals or have special requirements, should confirm with the Catering Department, in advance. Groups can be catered for outside of normal hours with advance notice. Tea, coffee and sandwiches are available in the Dunluce Room.

Architect | Harry Colt

The Irish Open was held here in 1930 - Charles Whitcombe

The Irish Open was held here in 1930 - Charles Whitcombe

Quick Info

  • LinksGolf ranking - 60
  • Championship course
  • 18 holes
  • Members club