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Northern Ireland Golf Tournaments

Playing or spectating, it’s always game on for competitive golf in Northern Ireland. From the biggest professional tournaments to the keenest amateur competitions the best greens on the planet offer golfing events at every level of the game.

Northern Ireland’s extraordinary coastline can only mean one thing for players of all levels - stunning links golf where visual spectacle meets golfing drama. Impossible sea views, towering dunes and twisting terrain give you that edge of the world feeling. 

24The first amateur tournament of the year, an annual event in the calendar The Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament (5 - 9 June) is the largest one in Europe of its kind. Played on four of the spectacular majestic courses on the glorious Causeway Coast; Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock and Ballyliffin. Players from all over the world come to experience this fantastic tournament.

If parkland golf is your bag, Northern Ireland’s lush fairways offer a wonderful world of must-play experiences that will stay long in the memory. For prestigious parkland courses, you’d be hard pressed to find a better collection than those in and around Belfast. 

28252_Malone_Golf_ClubBecome the best in Belfast and take this great opportunity to be part of history and play in the inaugural Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament (3 - 5 July).  You will be able to play on three of the top prestigious golf courses in Belfast; Malone, (3 July)  Royal Belfast (4 July) and Shandon (5 July).  With such close proximity to both Belfast airports and the city centre, golfers will enjoy the fantastic golf by day and the excitement of the city by night.
Portstewart Golf Course, host of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017, set on Northern Ireland's famous Causeway Coast has something to offer every golfer, with its panoramic views over the Atlantic ocean and only a stone throw's away from the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site; The Giant's Causeway, you will be spoilt for choice on and off the course.

Portstewart_Golf_Course - Courtesy of Derek RobinsonThe 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, (6 - 9 July) will return to Northern Ireland with Portstewart Golf Club, staging the European Tour event for the first time.   It will be the third time in six years that Ireland’s national Open has been held in the north, with Royal Portrush playing host in 2012 – when advanced tickets sold out for the first time in European Tour history – and Royal County Down taking over in 2015.

Stay and Play
Discover more that Northern Ireland has to offer, pack up your golf clubs and take an exciting road trip - check out some of the fantastic Stay and Play Golf Deals on offer.

Home to the Northern Ireland Open, and again this year Galgorm Castle Golf Club is truly an exciting course offering stimulating challenges to golfers at various levels set in 220 acres of mature parkland in the grounds of one of Ireland's historic demesnes.

2016 NI Open Winner Ryan Fox playing his 3rd shot on the 72nd holeA golf tournament for all the family; the Northern Ireland Open  (10 - 13 August) is the annual professional golf tournament and one of the core international tourism events, which continues to grow every year. Away from the fairways, tournament week will be buzzing with activity, especially at the dedicated food festival, housed within the NI Open Village, serving up a range of Northern Ireland’s culinary delights.

Relax and unwind after an exciting round of golf at the 19th hole

For sports fans you might like The Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 or Gran Fondo Giro d'italia Northern Ireland 2017 

Seen below some more exciting upcoming golf tournaments or check out our Events section.

Places To Visit

The Great North Links Challenge, Portrush

The Great North Links Challenge takes place over the three main courses of Ballyliffin Golf Club (Glashedy Links), County Donegal, Royal Portrush Golf Club (Dunluce Links) county Down and Portstewart Golf Club.

Lough Erne and Links Challenge, Ross Inner, Enniskillen

he Lough Erne and Links Golf Challenge offers golfers to play on three exciting courses in the Donegal and Enniskillen areas during mid summer and at peak season.

The Open 2019, Portrush

The 148th Open Championship in 2019 will return to Portrush Golf Course, County Antrim for the first time since 1951, marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf's oldest and most international Championship after nearly 70 years.

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