Best golf courses: Londonderry

Londonderry: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Morris & Ruddy

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Londonderry

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Front-nine (Strand-nine) designed by Pat Ruddy (2009). Back-nine (Valley-nine) originally designed by Old Tom Morris (1893), with later modifications by Harry Vardon & James Braid (1906), and Harry Colt (1911).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Doherty, Michael

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Michael Doherty

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Thompson & Ruddy

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Londonderry

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Original design by Charles Thompson (golf professional at Portrush GC); substantial improvements designed by Pat Ruddy (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Hackett, Eddie

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Londonderry

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Original layout dates back to 1947, which was significantly remodelled by Eddie Hackett (early 1970s), with inputs from Frank Pennink, Charles Lawrie and Martin Hopkins. Recent modifications by Nick Faldo.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Ruddy & Craddock

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Londonderry

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Pat Ruddy & Tom Craddock

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Londonderry
Ruddy, Pat

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Londonderry

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Pat Ruddy with input from owner Frank Casey Snr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Londonderry
Various

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The layout has evolved over the years with inputs from Hughie McNeill, Leo Wallace, various members, and most recently Eddie Connaughton (2004).

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