Northern Ireland’s golf history extends well over a century, when Royal Belfast became the first golf club on this island in 1881. The passion quickly caught on and continues today.
Northern Ireland has dozens of courses created in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many designed by designers rated among the very best…Harry Colt, Tom Norris and Alister McKenzie among them. The grandest courses are Royal Portrush and Royal County Down, just as challenging and invigorating today and once again famous for nurturing no fewer than three Major Champions. From the dedicated visiting golfer to the first timer Northern Ireland offers new places, new stories and new experiences to last a lifetime.