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Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links

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Address: Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Road, Portrush BT56 8JQ, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7082 2311

Players require a lot of skill and concentration to master this challenging...

Players require a lot of skill and concentration to master this challenging 18-hole Championship Golf Course.

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Lovely views.

We played the Dunluce Course. It was very busy with tee times every ten minutes. We were behind some slow golfers so we often had to wait for them before we could tee off. Be... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

We played the Dunluce Course. It was very busy with tee times every ten minutes. We were behind some slow golfers so we often had to wait for them before we could tee off. Be prepared to lose balls as if you don't hit a shot as you intended, it will go into the grass and be almost impossible t... More 

Thank LibbyH1
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Dunluce Links Course at Royal Portrush is getting ready to host The Open Championship in 2018. The course is fun to play for mid-handicappers, but still a great test for single-digit golfers. The views are fantastic and no two holes look alike. If you visit Northern Ireland, make sure you don't miss Royal Portush! Both the Dunluce Links and... More 

Thank MannySchwartz
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

My girlfriend and I played here during a driving golf/distillery holiday of Scotland/Ireland in August 2015. While it was not our favourite course during the holiday it was in the top half (we played 19 courses). It is relatively flat but shots must still be accurate as the rough is typical eat-your-ball thick!

Thank pilotsh
Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Yes the course is being prepared for the 2019 Open Championship but it doesn't diminish the experience of playing on a challenging but enjoyable links course. It can be brutal on some holes and spectacular on others. Well worth the experience.

Thank G3657WKjohnc
Dallas, Texas
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We played Royal Portrush on a rainy morning. I am sure that the rain took away from the experience, but of course rain is part of the experience of playing in Ireland. Royal Portrush sits on a beautiful site overlooking the Atlantic. Many of the holes have ocean views, but unfortunately some have views are of the caravan park across... More 

Thank Paul P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic day at this lovely venue where our two friends who got married are members, staff were fantastic and the revamp looks lovely.

Thank Rachael A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

The course is getting ready. Host the 2019 British Open. There are two new holes being added, along with more bunkers, and longer tees. Be sure to use caddies as there are several blind tee shots. Wonderfully tough, yet rewarding golf course.

Thank Vegas_Michael_2014
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Expected much more from a course so high in the world rankings. Biggest gripe was condition of the course. It was really scruffy in many places where it seems no effort had been made to repair areas after works for the Open. Holes 7,8 and 9 had been swapped round but signage was really poor. Card of the course could... More 

Thank Ian W
Hickory, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

There are many great golf courses in Ireland and N. Ireland - it would be difficult to put any ahead of Portrush. Interesting to see the new holes being added for the coming Open Championship, they will make an already demanding course even harder. Some of the most challenging golf you'll ever face, highlighted by the 4th, 7th and, of... More 

Thank Frank P
Portrush, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Royal Portrush GC fully merits its World Top 50 ranking. Ample car parking, a friendly welcome, an efficient and helpful starter, food and drink at the 10th tee and, at last, two new holes for the 2019 Open which will make the old 16th/new18th one of the great, great finishing holes in Irish golf. Worth every penny with stunning views... More 

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