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.

2018 Tournaments

Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament

Venues: Belvoir, Royal Belfast, Shandon Park Golf Clubs
Dates: 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.

Northern Ireland to host NEW U.S. Kids Golf Tournaments

Venues: Ardglass, Ballycastle, Shandon Park, Allen Park, Galgorm Castle and Lurgan Golf clubs
15 - 20 April

The first US Kids Golf North of Ireland Local Tour will tee off on 15th April at Ardglass Golf Club, County Down. At the Local Tour level, kids can gain their first exposure of competitive golf, the top five finishers in each age group will earn Priority Status for Championship Events, meet new friends and learn valuable life lessons.

Northern Ireland Open 2018

Venue: Galgorm Castle Golf Club
16 - 19 August

Another returning favourite is the Northern Ireland Open 2018. A golf tournament for all the family, from delicious culinary delights at its food festival to a hub of buzzing fun activity with the NI Open Village, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Since its inception as a European Tour group event, the event has been a stand out tournament and attracts a strong contingent of Irish European Tour Open winners; Michael Hoey, Simon Thornton and Gary Hurley to name a few as well as some upcoming professionals.

51st Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament

(Image courtesy of Derek Robinson)

: Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, Ballyliffin Golf Clubs
Dates: 4 - 8 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 come to experience the camaraderie, hospitality and magnificent setting. The tournament runs on the stableford format.  

North West Open

Lough Erne Resort & Slieve Russell Golf Clubs
Dates: 29 June - 1 July 2018

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

Lough Erne & Links Challenges

Venues: Lough Erne Resort, Donegal, Narin & Pornoo Golf Clubs
Dates: 23 - 25 July 2018

Play at three of the most exciting courses in the Donegal and Enniskillen areas at the Lough Erne & Links Challenges. 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.

Newry, Mourne and Down Summer Golf Trophy

The stunning Ardglass Golf Club

Venues: Spa Golf, St. Patrick's and Royal County Down Golf Clubs
Dates: 15 - 17 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 The Spa Golf club, St. Patrick's and Royal County Down.  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 links course with golfers teeing off in order of leaderboard positions.

Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Summer Golf Trophy

Venues: Kilkeel & Warrenpoint Golf Club
Dates: 15 - 17 August

The Newry, Mourne and Down Junior Summer Golf Trophy will provide junior golfers both boys and girls of all ages and ability with outstanding opportunities to experience great competitions, on wonderful courses, at top class venues with the aim to develop junior golf.

2019 golf tournaments

The 148th Open, Royal Portrush

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

The 148th Open, Royal Portrush will be played 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 golf’s original 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