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Royal Portrush Golf Club

5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 42 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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.

27 holes | Par Dunluce 72: Valley 70 | Dunluce 6867; Valley 6304 yards | Private | Links


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

Tel: 028 7082 3335

Website: http://www.royalportrushgolfclub.com


Golf Club Facilities

Golf shop  Golf Shop
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

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.

Midweek Guide: Dunluce:£140.00 per round; Valley £37.50 per round *

Weekend Guide: Dunluce:£160.00 per round; Valley £45.00 per round *

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

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 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

5

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AVERAGE RATING 4.6
(based on 42 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

96%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.6

The Course

4.8

Course Conditions

4.2

Value For Money

4.4

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.5

Hospitality

4.3

Practice Facilities

4.3

Food & Drink

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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Timothy L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 2 2021

Worth every penny

If you are thinking about paying the green fees. Do it. The weather included 25kph winds and heavy heavy showers yet all three of our group loved it. We were made to feel really welcome by the staff. The practice faciliies were open to all of us at no extra charge and made us feel like pros. The course was incredible. The views, oh my god the views. The course is so hard. Take plenty of balls especially if you are like me a little wayward off the tee. We loved every moment of the challenge. We were wet and none of us played anywhere near our handicap but it was an aweome experience and we were made to feel welcome in the Restaurant after where we ate great food whilst looking back on a fabulous afternoon.

(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 104 Handicap: 16.2)

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Sean K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 17 2020

Tough , fair and brilliant

Great course , made all the better as you play the holes played in the Open just a year ago. Everyone at the club from the shop pro , starter , bar staff were extra friendly and nice.

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John D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 23 2019

Superb track!!

First time playing any of the Royal Portrush courses and they are superb. Played the Valley course and tricky enough. Beautiful fairways and excellent greens. Even the bunkers had proper sand in them to play out of!!. I will definately come back and play here again. A must when in Northern Ireland.

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James H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 30 2019

Amazing experience

The most amazing golfing experience of my life! enjoyed every aspect of the course.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 5.3)

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 12 2018

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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Scott B rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 5 2018

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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Mike A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 17 2017


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Robert B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 24 2017

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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David E rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2017

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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Scott B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 26 2017


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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Bob C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 10 2016


excellent links course which is well maintained. Greens in good good condition and challenging rough

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Roy B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 26 2016

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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James G rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 2 2016

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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Richard M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 29 2016



(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 78 Handicap: 3.7)
Club Championship - member - Best course in the world

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Daniel M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2016


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