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, which has been 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.

Dunluce Course Info

  • Architect: Harry Colt
  • Course Length: 7143 yards
  • No Of Holes: 18
  • Club Pro: Gary McNeill
  • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Pitching Green Putting Green
  • Hire Services: TaylorMade Rental Clubs, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Caddies
  • Green Fees: £155 - Mon - Fri
  • £175 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays

 

The Valley lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce golf course in Portrush. As its name suggests, the course is situated between the huge sand hills immediately along the Atlantic shore and the higher ground on which the Championship course is laid out. That is not to say the holes of the course are routed over anything like plain, level lying land, far from it, as the Valley has more than its fair share of the humps, hollows and undulations to be found on any links worthy of the name.

The 6,304-yard, par 70, Valley is a very fine test of links golf, with greens, in particular, every bit as well tended on the Dunluce Course. Harry Colt is credited with designing the course three years after the Dunluce and he was never known to put his name to many, if any, poor courses.

Valley Course Info

  • Architect: Harry Colt
  • Course Length: 6304 yards
  • No Of Holes: 18
  • Club Pro: Gary McNeill
  • Practice Facilities: Driving Range, Pitching Green Putting Green
  • Hire Services: TaylorMade Rental Clubs, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Caddies
  • Green Fees: £42.50 - Mon - Fri
  • £55.00 - Sat/Sun & Bank Holidays