Portrush, United Kingdom
Royal Portrush Golf Club
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Portrush, Q6 BT56 8JQ, United Kingdom
Royal Portrush has two 18-hole courses, the most famous of which is Dunluce Links, which has been ranked as high as #12 in the world by Golf Magazine. Both courses were designed by Harry S. Colt. The club has been invited by the R&A to host the Open Championship for the first time since 1951, although the specific year of that Open has not yet been announced.
Walking rates for Dunluce are £135 weekdays and £150 during the peak-season (April to October) and £70 in the winter. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, visitors can pay £75 for a second round on Dunluce.
On the Valley Course, the walking rates are £38 weekdays and £45 weekends, with a £25 rate in the winter.
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aglazier - 7/1/11
Great golf course on the Northern coast of Ireland. Portrush is a charming little village and they are quite proud to be the home of U.S. Open Champion Graham McDowell. This is his home course as well.
Course was great. The views of the white rocks, the Dunlunce castle, the cliffs, and the neighboring valleys filled with sheep are unforgettable.
The course had some great holes including #14-Calamity Corner where I missed a 3 footer for par after teeing off with a 3 wood. Started off with a birdie after hitting a beautiful drawing 7 iron way up the hill on the second shot to a back left pin location.
The dunes are in play on this course and there are some big ones, but they are not quite as dramatic and "Lost Canyons-like" as those at Ballybunion and not as flat/non existent as Portmarnock. It really was a nice balance. A few blind shots, but the course was well marked with directional poles. Lots of fairway bunkers and a face bunker on 18 that was bigger than any I have ever seen.
Almost had a memorable eagle on #15, Purgatory, after hitting the blind shot towards the directional pole I ran to the edge of the hill to watch the ball fly straight at the pin, hit the front of the green, and roll 10 feet towards the flag only to lip out.
Only Irish Course to host a British Open and I can see why.
Azagra - 8/14/14
Ianinho - 5/27/12
Hitman1972 - 6/2/11
cblack320 - 5/10/10
Best Score: 75
Dunluce Links / Championship