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Rathmore Golf Club

Bushmills Road, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8JG
Rathmore Golf Club

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The club is soaked in history, it is known that a golf club was in existence many years before it evolved in to what became known officially as Rathmore Golf Club.

First mention of formation of “Rathmore Golf Club”, comes from the Royal Portrush Council meeting minutes in October 1947, when Rathmore Golf Club was granted permission to apply for affiliation to the Golfing Union of Ireland, and one month later after submitting the rules of the club to Royal Portrush Council for ratification, this was duly granted and Rathmore was then officially formed.  In 1953 work was well under way to build a clubhouse, which was opened by Lady Babington in the same year, and the club has had several extensions to date to enlarge the facilities, as the membership increases.

The Valley Links is a 6,304 yard par 70, SSS 71, that is maintained to a very high standard by Royal Portrush Golf Club. The course lies between the large sand hills of the East Strand (to the north) and the Championship Dunluce links (to the south), and as the name suggests sits in the natural valley. The course was designed by the well known Harry Colt some time (approx 3 years) after the completion of the Dunluce Links and is not a flat level course by any means as the name might suggest, it has its fair share of humps hollows and undulations that are common on a good links course.

Golf Club:
Type of course: Parlkand Course

Best days to play:
Please contact club.

Length in yards:
6,304 yards

Par of course:

Handicap/certificate requirements:
None required

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Attraction Facilities

  • 18 holes
  • Links course
  • Putting Green


  • Licensed
  • Restaurant on site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets
  • Tuition Available

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* Please contact club for latest fees and best days to play.

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