Ardglass Golf Club's links course

Northern Ireland's extraordinary coastline can only mean one thing for players of all levels - stunning links golf. 

This is where you find true links like nowhere else, including the world famous Royal County Down Golf Club (voted Number 1 in the World's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Golf Digest 2017) and the equally esteemed Royal Portrush, the venue for the 2019 Open Championship (and voted Number 7 in the world by Golf Digest).

These courses are for the bucket list – links golf at its very finest. But don’t forget to try the other gems studding the coast and presenting something just as special. Ardglass, Kirkistown Castle, Portstewart, Castlerock and more are waiting to challenge all-comers.

Northern Ireland’s links are where visual spectacle meets golfing drama. Impossible sea views, towering dunes and twisting terrain give you that edge of the world feeling. How will you be able to keep your eye on the ball when the vistas are so compelling?

Stroll these links and follow in the footsteps of golfing giants. Jack Nicholas, Tom Watson and Phil Mickelson are among the legends who have come calling. Plus, these fairways are well-acknowledged as having shaped the shot-making skills of Northern Ireland’s own major-winning stars, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Fred Daly.

Yet, because this is Northern Ireland, fairways of the highest calibre warmly welcome all. Each and every club will help you indulge your golfing dreams on courses that have tested the very best.

Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years.

With amazing layouts and unpredictable conditions, links golf in Northern Ireland is a true examination of your ability and passion. The rigours and pleasures are like nothing else. Who’s up next?