Royal Portrush Golf Club

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Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim is a 27 hole club with the 18 hole Dunluce Course and 9 hole Valley Course. A private, links golf course est. in 1888 and redesigned by Harry Colt in 1947.

Contact Information

Bushmills Road, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8JQ United Kingdom

Tel: 028 7082 3335

Website: http://www.royalportrushgolfclub.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Dunluce:£140.00 per round; Valley £37.50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: Dunluce:£160.00 per round; Valley £45.00 per round *

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Royal Portrush Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.77

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
Average Ratings
4.58 ... Overall Rating
4.58 ... The Course
4.50 ... Course Cond.
4.49 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.11 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.75 ... Pace of play
4.25 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

38 ratings & 28 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 40 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Built in 1888 and redesigned by Harry Shapland Colt in 1947, this incredible course climbs its way up, down and around some enormous sand dunes. With serene views down the Antrim coast it is regularly ranked in the worlds top 20 courses and it had the honour of hosting the first Open Championship to be held in Ireland in 1951.


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Reviewed Jun 12 2018 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5

perfect links course

as a warm up to its big brother this is a great course, no need to smash drivers, play smart, hit irons, let them run and score low. Real friendly people

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 74 Handicap: 4.4)
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Reviewed Apr 5 2018 by Scott B - rated 1 out of 5

Definitely one to miss!

In my opinion they have ruined this course. It used to be a difficult course, but a fair course and rewarded good shots. With the British Open coming to the big course in 2019, they took two holes from the Valley Course and introduced three new holes, none of which add to the course. I, being a pensioner of 72 years struggled to get up to the elevated tees, which at least 12 holes now possess and you can't hire a buggy, maybe I won't be back!

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.8)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2017 by Mike A - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 24 2017 by Robert B - rated 5 out of 5

Worth playing

Royal Portrush Dunce links are the famous ones. This course is right by the side of it so in many ways presents similar challenges. Maintained to the same high standards but accessible to the high handicapper. You can use the practice facilities at the main clubhouse with complimentary range balls.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 103 Handicap: 24.8)
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Reviewed May 25 2017 by David E - rated 5 out of 5
Roasting weeather. Very helpful staff and course in good nick although rough was penal. MFM

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 26.4)
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Reviewed Apr 26 2017 by Scott B - rated 3 out of 5

They have altered this Valley course slightly, as they have lost two holes to the Dunluce Links for the 2019 (British ) Open and the present 16th is a par 5 and a better hole, in my opinion, than the old 17th which it replaces. On the downside they have lost the old 18th, par 3, but maybe after 2019, they will restore it!
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Oct 10 2016 by Bob C - rated 4 out of 5

excellent links course which is well maintained. Greens in good good condition and challenging rough
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Reviewed Sep 26 2016 by Roy B - rated 5 out of 5
Three substitute holes added after giving 3 to Dunluce Links. Great holes lost but the new ones are just as good.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.9)
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Reviewed Sep 2 2016 by James G - rated 4 out of 5
Relatively benign conditions but very thick rough - almost impossible to play from in a lot of instances!

Greens perfect, a lovely course

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 13.8)
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Reviewed Aug 29 2016 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 3.7)
Club Championship - member - Best course in the world
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Reviewed Aug 24 2016 by Daniel M - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 21 2016 by Scott B - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 4 2016 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 23 2016 by Rodeny M - rated 5 out of 5
Having missed out on playing this course several times I managed to get to play it today with a member, therefore the value for money was excellent. The new pro shop is looking excellent and the course itself was immaculate. The course has the most stunning scenery and every hole brings it own new challenge. I got to play it on a day with a smallish breeze which made the course challenging but fair. The greens ran very true the bunkers had gloriously soft sand, they were enjoyable to be in. The last hole was a little bland but from what I can see of the two new holes this course is only going to get better. The par three 14th "Calamity" is a daunting hole and I think that the stroke index may be wrong as it is S.I.16!!! Lovely challenging shot. The fifth hole which is the furthest from the club is the most stunning hole, wish I could play it every day of the week. Can't wait to play it again, especially when the new holes are in play. A course everyone must play.
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Reviewed May 9 2016 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
Superb course tricky day wind and rain fabulous hospitality want to go again really enjoyed it

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed Mar 20 2016 by Philip H - rated 5 out of 5
First 4 holes a bit messy due to work being done on the big course but don't let it put you off, perfect place to play golf.
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Reviewed Jul 23 2015 by Christian R - rated 5 out of 5
Simply stunning. Very tough. Friendly clubhouse.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed May 1 2015 by Andrew P - rated 4 out of 5
Played on a very misty day which was a shame so hard to form an opinion. Greens under treatment as they all seemed to be in April, which probably explains the shoulder rate.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 79 Handicap: 11.3)
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Reviewed Apr 30 2015 by Gary O - rated 4 out of 5
This is a good links course and would probably be higher rated were it not sat next to the hugely impressive Dunluce. Holes into the wind play extremely long (40mph when we played the following day). The 6th is a brilliant long par 3 into the breeze, although at 235 yards you need to cream that driver, but the downwind par 5s were easily gettable in 2 so it balanced out. Good mix of holes with some nicely elevated tees. If you're coming to play the Dunluce, make some room for this place.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 86 Handicap: 13.9)
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Reviewed Oct 15 2014 by Scott W - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 91 Handicap: )
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Course Information:
27 holes | Par Dunluce 72: Valley 70 | Dunluce 6867; Valley 6304 yards | Private | Links

Golf shop Clubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

Visitors: All visitors are expected to be members of a recognised Golf Club and to hold a bona fide current Playing Handicap. A Certificate of Handicap with a maximum of 18 for males (24 for females) on the Dunluce Links, must be presented along with a Letter of introduction from Home Club and are conditional prior to play.

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20

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