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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. It may have taken 68 years for The Open to return to Northern Ireland but it was more than worth the wait as home favourite Shane Lowry emerged triumphant at Royal Portrush. The Open will now head back to the County Antrim coast in 2025 for The 153rd Open.
    1. 13 Jul 202520 Jul 2025
  2. The 153rd Open Ticket Ballot
    The ticket ballot application period is open until 31st July, during which time fans can apply for up to 4 tickets per day of the championship. The random allocation of tickets will begin week commencing Monday 12 August, when successful applications will be given the opportunity to purchase their tickets.
  3. What's On along the Causeway Coastal Route
    Everything you see as you make your way along the Causeway Coastal Route will etch itself into your memory. But beyond the splendour of the scenery is the splendour of the people and how they celebrate that world around them in song and dance, in food and the fairs and festivals that bring them together every year. So while you’re here, you must eat, drink, dance and be merry, there’s a whole lot going on between Belfast and Derry-Londonderry on the Causeway Coastal Route.
  4. Aerial view of Royal Portrush Golf Course on a beautiful day

    Get ready for golf history in the making! Northern Ireland is set to host the prestigious 153rd Open, where the world's finest golfers will compete against a stunning backdrop of lush fairways and scenic landscapes. Join us in the build up to a world-class event that promises excitement, competition, and unforgettable moments.

  5. Luxury Accommodation
    If you're searching for the finest 4-star and 5-star rated places to stay across Northern Ireland, check out our list of luxury accommodation. In this handy guide we've included a range of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, with a minimum 4 star rating.
  6. Food & Drink along the Causeway Coastal Route
    There is nothing better for working up an appetite than spending the day out in the sea air. So it’s little wonder that visitors on the Causeway Coastal Route are always happy to sit down in front of a well-earned lunch or hearty dinner. Many north coast restaurants specialise in delicious dishes of fresh, locally caught fish, plus there is plenty for all kinds of food lovers - you won’t go hungry.
  7. Northern Ireland Bucket List
    Our 2024 bucket list is full of exciting and unique experiences from across Northern Ireland. Check out our list of recommendations and decide what you're going to do, see, and taste in the months ahead to make this a truly memorable year.
  8. Accommodation along the Causeway Coastal Route
    As you make your way along the Causeway Coastal Route, you’ll be struck by all you see. In all likelihood, you’ll also be flattened by the sea air - which means you can look forward to one of the best sleeps you've ever had after a day out by the coast. This famous route can be, as the saying goes, done in a day, but to get the most out of it, you should take at least two or three. Luckily, we know some great places to stay.
  9. Golf Itineraries
    Planning that golf trip to Northern Ireland? From some of the top courses in the world, to the famous 19th Holes, here's some golf itinerary inspiration for your next tee off in Northern Ireland.
  10. Golf Stay and Play Offers
    As proud hosts of The Irish Open 2024, The NI Open and The 153rd Open arriving in 2025, Northern Ireland is #MadeForGolf. There's a variety of challenging and enjoyable parkland and links courses for golfers of all experience levels to enjoy. Check out our great value Stay and Play offers today and start planning your next golf trip.
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the North Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland and only 20 minutes from the famous Royal Portrush Championship Links this is a course that should be included in every golfers trip. Bring your camera.
  2. Situated on the much-admired Causeway Coast. Basking in the lovely setting of Portrush seaside, an enchanting course in an excellent setting.
  3. Situated on Northern Ireland’s magnificent Causeway Coast, Portstewart Golf Club presents a difficult but fair game. The Strand Course is indisputably the jewel in Portstewart’s crown for both quality of game and scenery.
  4. Castlerock Golf Club is situated in the seaside resort of Castlerock, which lies approximately 5 miles west of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Castlerock is a fabulous links course set among rolling sand dunes.
  5. Gracehill Golf Course is a pristine 18 hole golf course within the Dark Hedges Estate. Surrounded by ancient woodland and dotted with a variety of lakes and ponds, this American-style course was designed by Frank Ainsworth.
  6. Galgorm Castle Golf Club is an exciting mixture of the new and the old. This 18 hole, 6930 yards par 72 championship course is set in 220 acres of beautiful, mature parkland located in the heart of County Antrim.
  7. Superb parkland course designed by J.F.S. Morrison, partner in the firm of Colt, Allison and Morrison, and chosen for its unique site in over 200 acres of mature woodlands and rolling hills.
  8. The 18 hole parkland layout takes full advantage of its beautiful setting with Lough Foyle and the Inishowen Peninsula providing a dramatic backdrop. Popular with amateurs and seasoned players, the course is both challenging and enjoyable.
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