World's Best Golf Courses currently covers more than 4500 top golf courses including great Stay & Play golf resorts. It is an invaluable resource for anyone planning a short or long haul golf holiday. 

We have sought out and played what most golfers from around the world would describe as the “best” golf courses. This unique guide represents a wide and rich selection of courses all travelling golfers would be very interested to play. On each individual golf course page you'll find all the information you need to make your own bookings.

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Featured European Tour Destination: Northern Ireland

148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush 

The Open Championship returns after 68 years with the world’s greatest players competing for the Claret Jug over the  Dunluce Links at Portrush. Host of top level professional and amateur competitions, Royal Portrush staged the Open Championship in 1951, the only course outside the British mainland to do so. 

Originally designed by Harry Colt, Dunluce Links at Portrush is a links golf course with few equals, both in terms of the fair, but tough challenge it presents, and the beauty of the links land it occupies. Threading its way through a stunning area of towering sand dunes, Royal Portrush will exact a stern but highly pleasurable examination of your overall game, not least if the wind is blowing.

The many and varied outlooks from the course encompass wonderful sea views, the rugged Skerries, chalk cliffs complete with castle ruins, Portrush's Valley course and an ever-present collection of impressive dunes. These natural vistas are all bonuses, to be heaped on what is undoubtedly one of the UK's most definitive links golf courses.
Ireland North Golf Map with Best Golf Courses. Click the map to enlarge.   Royal Portrush Golf Club (Northern Ireland)
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Portstewart Golf Club (Strand course) : Spectacularly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast, Portstewart is home to three 18-hole golf courses. The top-rated layout is the highly regarded Strand course, which lays down the toughest test. 
The Strand course, the jewel in Portstewart's crown, will delight all links golf enthusiasts. But don't pass up the opportunity to also sample the par-68 Riverside course (with several riverside holes) and the original par-64 Old course.

Castlerock Golf Club: Castlerock's Mussenden Links (as opposed to its smaller 9-hole Bann course) is another of those lesser known gems with all the thrills and characteristics of great links golf by the sea. In this case you are at the estuary end of the River Bann as it enters the Atlantic Ocean, and just downstream from another illustrious golf course, Portstewart, which can be seen on the opposite bank.

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