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The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017 hosted by the Rory Foundation
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We are delighted to announce that The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation, will return to Northern Ireland this summer. Providing yet another stunning backdrop to this exciting festival 4 - 9 July, will be the picturesque Portstewart Golf Club. Although the first time the tournament will be held in Portstewart, in recent years The Irish Open is no stranger to Northern Ireland. In a land 'Made for Golf' Portstewart will join the ranks of our elite clubs Royal Portrush (2012) and Royal County Down (2015 ) to host the tournament.

Set on Northern Ireland's stunning Causeway Coast, Portstewart features three 18-hole layouts, with the Des Giffin-designed Strand Course, considered the jewel in the crown. Enhanced in 1986 on natural links land known as ‘Thistly Hollow’, the Strand Course has hosted numerous amateur tournaments including the 2014 Amateur Championship, which was won by Bradley Neil.

Tournament schedule:

Mon 3 July Practice Day (Closed to Public)

Tue 4 July Practice Day: 07.30 - 18.00

Wed 5 July Pro Am: 07.30 - 19.00

Thur 6 July Tournament Day 1: 06.45 - 20.30

Fri 7 July Tournament Day 2: 06.45 - 20.30

Sat 8 July Tournament Day 3: 07.00 - 20.30

Sun 9 July Tournament Day 4: 07.00 - 20.00


For Irish Open tickets 2017 go to


We urge you to make a holiday out of your Irish Open experience in 2017 - you won't be disappointed. With so much to see and do, including a road trip along the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route, this stretch of coastline punches well above its weight. There's a reason it was voted one of the world's top 10 car journeys. Panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean, icon giants in the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage site, castles on coastlines, scenic glens and quaint fishing villages will await on every bend in the road. This is only a taster as there are many, many more hidden gems. And did we mention that the area is Game of Thrones filming territory?

Whatever you prefer to do before, after or during your Irish Open experience , this part of the world will take your breath away. It's the perfect place for a leisurely break whilst being a part of yet another great golfing event.

For further information on accommodation within the Causeway Coast and Glens area please contact:

Coleraine Visitor Information Centre


Tel: 028 70344723

Residents information: For details on parking restrictions and permits please go to

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