Trophies for the Irish Open, held in Royal County Down Golf Club in June 2015.

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.

The Open 2019

Date: 14 - 21 July 2019 
Venue: Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim

The 148th Open will be played at Royal Portrush from 14 - 21 July 2019, (voted number 7 in the World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest in 2017) marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s oldest and most international Championship after nearly 70 years. The Open was last staged at Royal Portrush in 1951, when Max Faulkner became Champion Golfer of the Year.

2018 Tournaments

1st Down Spring Challenge

Venues: Kilkeel, Kirkistown and Ardglass
Dates: 24 - 28 April 2018

The first tournament of 2018 and of its kind is the Down Spring Challenge. Played over three of Northern Ireland's finest golf courses: Kilkeel Golf Club (Hackett Course), Kirkistown Castle Golf Club (James Braid Links) and Ardglass Golf Club (The Links).

After many years of popular amateur events in the region, this golf tournament takes place in April in the beautiful surroundings of County Down and the Mournes.

With limited numbers and played over three days, on three different golf courses, golfers in a Pairs Team compete for the first prize. 

Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament

Venues: Belvoir, Royal Belfast, Shandon Park 
Date: 23 - 25 May 2018

The most prestigious three courses within the Belfast area, BelvoirRoyal Belfast and Shandon Park  will come together for the 2nd year to offer this unique Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament.

The 2018 event is open to pairs and also for individual players and the best scores count over three days.

51st Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament

Image courtesy of Derek Robinson

: Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, Ballyliffin 
Dates: 3 - 9 June 2018

The Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament, is the largest one in Europe of its kind. Played on four majestic courses on the glorious Causeway Coast; Royal PortrushBallycastleCastlerock as well as Ballyliffin, County Donegal. This is the largest gents only amateur tournament in Europe. Players from all over world came to experience the camaraderie, hospitality and magnificent setting. The tournament runs on the stableford format.  

North West Open and Lough Erne & Links Challenge

North West Open

Venues: Lough Erne Resort & Slieve Russell
Dates: 28 June - 2 July 2018

This tournament comprises of three fantastic rounds on great courses: Slieve Russell Golf Club, Lough Erne Golf Resort (Faldo Championship Course) and then again back to Slieve Russell Golf Club for the final day. A well chosen and complimentary selection have been put together to form this great event of the North West Open Amateur Golf Tournament.

Lough Erne & Links Challenge

Venues: Lough Erne Resort, Donegal, Narin & Pornoo
Dates: 22 - 26 July 2018

Play at three of the most exciting courses in the Donegal and Enniskillen areas at the Lough Erne & Links Challenge. Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh Links), Narin & Portnoo Golf Club and the magnificent Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort are the chosen venues for this great event.

The format of the competition consists of teams of four, and there will be Individual and Team prizes daily. The Team prizes each day and Overall Team prizes are awarded using the best two scores per hole. The daily Individual and Overall Individual prize is award.

Newry, Mourne & Down Summer Trophy

The stunning Ardglass Golf Club

Venues: Spa Golf, St. Patrick's and Royal County Down

Date: 14 - 18 August 2018

The Newry, Mourne and Down Summer Trophy combines superb natural beauty with some of the finest golfing available in the country.You will be able to enjoy this tournament playing Spa Golf Club, St. Patrick's Golf Club and Royal County Down  Golf Club. The competition format is singles stableford, with scores from all three days counting towards the overall winning total. The final round takes place on the world renowned Royal County Down Golf Club links courses with golfers teeing off in order of leaderboard positions