117 Strand Rd,
Portstewart, Co. Londonderry BT55 7PG
18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Willie Park Jr (early 1920s) & Des Giffin (1986).
Above distances are for the Strand course. Also at Portstewart are the 18-hole Riverside course (par-68; 5,725 yds from back tees; includes several riverside holes) and the 18-hole Old course (par-64; 4,822 yds; played along the rocky shoreline, east of Portstewart where the Club was founded in 1894).
4 miles NW of Coleraine.
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.
On this wonderfully natural links layout, the Strand's front-nine quickly gets into its stride, demanding you thread your ball between mountainous sand dunes. From the get-go, accuracy from the tee will serve your purpose well. On the arguably easier-going back-nine there are still plenty of golfing challenges to face, while you are also treated to many wonderful views across the River Bann.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and weekends (after 2pm on Saturdays on Strand Course).
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts (buggies) available for hire on medical grounds. Caddies available.
Portstewart has hosted many top level regional and national tournaments, not least the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship played in 2015. In 2017 the club hosted the Irish Open, in which Spanish sensation Jon Rahm recorded his first European Tour win.
2019 Golf World rating (Strand course): 16th best course in Ireland.
2 Station Rd, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry BT55 7DA.
+44 (0)28 7083 3594Visit website
The York Hotel combines 4-star accomodation, a seafront location, excellent cuisine and a friendly public bar. Located in Portstewart, various tourist attractions are within comfortable travelling distance, including the world famous Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Portstewart and Royal Portrush Golf Clubs and numerous blue flag beaches. From the hotel you might also catch a glimpse of Scotland on a clear day.
Portstewart; Royal Portrush.
White Rocks, Portrush, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland BT56 8NF
+44 (0)2870 822 236Visit website
A hotel with superb views over Royal Portrush golf courses and the sea.
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