10 Sep 2021
The Open Championship is heading back to Northern Ireland, with the celebrated Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim set to host the tournament once again in 2025.
The R&A has announced the competition will be staged at Royal Portrush on the famous Causeway Coastal Route for a third time, with the 153rd Open Championship to be held from 13 – 20 July 2025.
The world’s oldest ‘major’ will return just six years after the massive success of the 2019 event at Royal Portrush, when Irishman Shane Lowry earned an emotional victory on home soil.
The County Antrim coastal course was widely praised for its inspirational hosting of the 148th Open when almost 240,000 fans packed the course during tournament week – a record for a Championship staged outside of St Andrews.
One of the biggest sporting events ever staged on the island of Ireland, everyone involved was blown away by the quality of the course, the Causeway Coast, the facilities, the organisation and the reception they received from the spectators.
With the best players in the world saying it was the greatest links course they had ever seen, Royal Portrush holds a special place not just in Irish golf, but on the global golfing landscape.
Spectacularly located at the edge of the beautiful holiday town of Portrush on a mile-long peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean, the course has panoramic views of the Causeway Coast towards Scotland and the Donegal hills towards the west.
Royal Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
There will be huge excitement among golf fans around the world to see the best men's players return to face the challenge of the magnificent links once again.
With Ireland also due to host the 2027 Ryder Cup at Adare Manor in County Limerick, two truly global golf events are now on the horizon for an island that offers world-class courses, a place that nurtures golfing superstars and a destination that offers outstanding golf events.
For those who cannot wait for this exciting era in Irish golf, it will be well worth teeing up a trip to check out the golfing venues now.
Royal Portrush, alongside the neighbouring Castlerock and Portstewart courses, will provide a superb trio of stiff links tests along the stunningly scenic Causeway Coast. Famous attractions such as the Giants Causeway, the Old Bushmills Distillery, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry are all close by.
Adare Manor is right at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, and alongside a plethora of golfing gems including Lahinch in County Clare and Ballybunion in County Kerry, you will find the majestic Cliffs of Moher, the beautiful landscapes of The Burren, Blarney Castle, The Ring of Kerry, and so much more nearby.
And for fans who hope to play a few rounds elsewhere on the esteemed portfolio of Irish golf courses, there is a long list of exceptional links and parkland gems decorating the entire island.
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