Royal County Down, County Down
Situated on a ribbon of links land between Newcastle and Dundrum Bay, where the famous Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the Sea, Royal County Down is the most natural of traditional links courses. Five blind tee shots, deep pot bunkers, the toughest rough and gorse you are likely to encounter anywhere in golf awaits your pleasure. Venue for the 2007 Walker Cup, Royal County Down gives a deep sense satisfaction and privilege to anyone who has the good fortune to play there. www.royalcountydown.org
Royal Portrush Golf Course, County Antrim
Hosting the 2012 Irish open in June 2012 Royal Portrush is to one of the finest links golf courses, not just in Northern Ireland but the world. Comprising the Dunlunce Links and the Valley Links it offers some of the most challenging golf imaginable, set against truly breathtaking scenery. www.royalportrushgolfclub.com
Ballyliffen Golf Club, Inishowen County Donegal
Ballyliffen Golf Club has two outstanding championship links on the north Atlantic coast. It is Ireland´s most northerly golf complex and situated on the Inishowen Peninsula in north Donegal, just 25 miles from Derry city. The 36-hole complex at Ballyliffin is ranked amongst the very finest links courses in the world and boasts the warmest welcome in golf. www.ballyliffingolfclub.com
After your round of golf be sure to experience the famed ´19th hole´ in the Irish club house. Venture to the local village from some traditional Irish music and a chance to get to know the locals. Be sure to also sample the Irish cusine which is now considered one of the best in the world.