Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, theDunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is a members club which welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions
Dunluce Links - Championship Course
The Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club ranks amongst the world’s greatest courses. Voted Number 12 in the world by Golf Magazine, it is a masterpiece of golf course architecture. Unimaginable rough and testing greens, combined with the unpredictable weather of the roaring North Atlantic make this course an admirable test for even the most seasoned golf aficionado.
The Valley lies between the East Strand and the Dunluce golf course in Portrush. As its name suggests, the course is situated between the huge sand hills immediately along the Atlantic shore and the higher ground on which the Championship course is laid out. That is not to say the holes of the course are routed over anything like plain, level lying land, far from it, as the Valley has more than its fair share of the humps, hollows and undulations to be found on any links worthy of the name.
- Fantastic course, one not to be missed
- Coastal views
Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20 minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock is a more than worthy neighbour to both of these great Irish links.
A round at Castlerock will test every department of your game. The 200 yard par three signature 4th hole, called "Leg o' Mutton", requires a tee shot struck over a burn, with a railway track lurking to the right. Great courses offer great closing holes and the short par four 18th at Castlerock is no different. Even with a good drive on this slight dogleg, due to the contours of the fairway, you are often left with a relatively blind approach to a tricky plateau green.
- 20 minute drive from Portrush
- Links course
Founded in 1894 and redesigned by Willie Park jnr in the 1920’s this championship links course received its greatest makeover with the purchase of land known as “Thistly Hollow” in 1981. This enabled the club to build a stunning new seven holes through towering dunes and fabulous and natural links land. Designed by local school teacher Des Giffin the Strand Course is the jewel in the Portstewart portfolio.
Portstewart has played host to many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years including most recently the British Girls Championship in 2006. Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.
The Strand – par 72
A true championship links course,The jewel in Portstewart’s crown
The Riverside – par 68
Includes 9 new holes running down to the river – a perfect day out for the society golfer
The Old Course – par 64
Along the rocky shore east of Portstewart where the Club was founded in 1894
- 54 Holes
- Links course
- Breathtaking views
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Castlerock Golf Club
Portstewart Golf Club
The Bayview Hotel sits proudly in one of Ireland's most stunning settings, overlooking the ever changing Atlantic Ocean in the picturesque harbour village of Portballintrae, one mile from Bushmills on the famous North Antrim Coast Road. An avalanche of culture awaits you on our doorstep such as the mythical Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery & Dunluce Castle.
All rooms are en-suite and decked out with everything you need, large comfortable beds, high powered showers, CD player, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, trouser press, wi-fi internet, television, and hospitality tray. Premier, Superior or Standard bedrooms available for the executive, golfer or leisure guest. All rooms have WI-FI completely free internet connection.
The warmth and intimacy of the Porthole Bar & Restaurant provide the focal point of the hotel where you can watch the world go by with the backdrop being the dramatic Atlantic Ocean. Relax by the open peat fire with a pint or in our lounge with one of our speciality coffees.
The Porthole has the reputation of being the heart of Portballintrae and is a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists. With sumptuous cuisine, a excellent weekend entertainment schedule, well stocked bar and wines from all over the globe, the Porthole is the perfect place to sample good old Northern Ireland hospitality in a venue renowned for its relaxed ambiance.
WI-FI internet connection is completely free through-out Bayview Hotel.
- Seafront location
- Easy access to local courses
- Friendly hotel with great food