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The capital of Northern Ireland and a port city full of history, Belfast is one of the most vibrant cities in all of Ireland, conveniently located within an hour of the No 1 ranked course in the world; Royal County Down and 90 minutes from Royal Portrush, site of the 2019 British Open Championship.
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and is full of history for visitors to discover. The port city of Belfast was the birthplace of the Titanic and now boasts a state of the art museum paying homage to the iconic vessel. With numerous other attractions including the Game of Thrones studio, the famous Giants Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and political tours providing fascinating insight into the British-Irish Troubles, there is plenty to keep you busy. Less we mention some of the most popular golf courses located nearby Belfast, including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Ardglass. There is no shortage of on and off the links activities in Belfast!
Ardglass Golf Club
Ardglass Golf Course is an 18 hole links course on the north-eastern coast of Ireland with many stunning views and excellent and unique golf holes. The course is just 50 minutes by car from Belfast and only 30 minutes from the world renowned Royal County Down golf links at Newcastle. The course hugs the coastline, with no fewer than 8 holes where the Irish Sea coastline comes into play and is visible from all 18 tees and greens.
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Ballyliffin Golf Club, consists of two outstanding, contrasting links courses and 36 wonderful holes make up one of the finest golf resorts to be found anywhere in the world. The expansive panoramic views of countryside, coastline and ocean savoured by these magnificent links course will not easily be forgotten. The Old Links undulates in the glory of its natural terrain, presenting an immensely enjoyable challenge to every golfer. Work recently undertaken by Nick Faldo has strenghtened The Old Links and brought much acclaim from members and visitors. The new Glashedy Links is a Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock masterpiece fashioned around the incredible dunes, and is rated amongst the best links tracks in the world. Ruddy cherishes Glashedy as his own and has returned in recent years to fine tune the stunning bunkering of this magnificient links. Craddock and Ruddy are also credited with much of the improvement carried out to The Old Links in the course of constructing The Glashedy Links.
Castlerock Golf Club
Two classic links courses set on the North Coast of Irleand, Castlerock Golf Club offers a true links test for everyone. The Mussenden Links is a championship course designed by Ben Sayers and Harry Colt and tests golfers of all abilities. The Bann Course, designed by Harvey Pennick, is a 9 hole course that offers a hefty test despite its limited number of holes.
Royal County Down
The No. 3 World Ranked Course, Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay and zig zag back and forth, providing different vistas from virtually every hole.