Royal Portrush Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

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

Contact/Secretary: Ms W Erskine

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • 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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Facilities & Visitor Information

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

Facilities: Golf pro shop, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

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

Location: http://www.royalportrushgolfclub.com/contact/

Designed by: Harry Colt

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Valley CourseC'Ship71716346
Valley CourseMedal71696107
Valley Coursered72715548
Dunluce CourseBlue72757195
Dunluce CourseWhite72736705
Dunluce CourseWhite72736658
Dunluce Courseyellow7272 []6650
Dunluce CourseGreen72726422
Dunluce CourseRed75756123

Royal Portrush Golf Club Reviews & Information

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  4.76

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 37
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4.58 ... Overall Rating
4.58 ... The Course
4.49 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.11 ... VFM
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37 ratings from Golfshake members - 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.



Most Helpful Review

The Valley course at Royal Portrush is a truly awesome course and by far the best course i ever played.
a true links and very reasonable priced compared to the Dunluce course at Royal Portrush. - Jan 16 2011


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Ian H rated 5 out of 5 - 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 - 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 - Aug 17 2017

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Robert B rated 5 out of 5 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Aug 24 2016

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Scott B rated 2 out of 5 - Jul 21 2016

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Ian W rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 4 2016

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Rodeny M rated 5 out of 5 - May 23 2016

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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Ian H rated 5 out of 5 - May 9 2016

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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Philip H rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 20 2016

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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Christian R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 23 2015

Simply stunning. Very tough. Friendly clubhouse.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.2)
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Andrew P rated 4 out of 5 - May 1 2015

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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Gary O rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 30 2015

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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Scott W rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 15 2014



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