Northern Ireland – Great for Golf

June 23, 2013

Posted by
Jane

Welcome to a land of three major winners, a hundred great golf courses and countless things to do when you walk off the eighteenth. If you love golf you will love Northern Ireland. No matter where you choose to visit in Northern Ireland you will find a superb golf course nearby. Check out our summer guide to some great golf getaways:

 

Big Value Golf breaks

Make the most of summer in northern Ireland with a great golfing break at one our top courses – check out these great golf offers.

Ardglass Golf Club

Situated on the southeast coast of County Down, Ardglass is unquestionably one of the most spectacular courses in Ireland having won the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association Best Links Course of the Year Award Oct 2011.

Offer
A round of golf at Ardglass golf club, dinner in the Percy French restaurant and 1 night B&B at the4* Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. From £115pps per night
To book call: +44 (0) 28 4372 1066, quote ‘ardglass’

Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Price is per person sharing and will vary depending on date. General cancellation conditions apply. Available July to December 2013

Galgorm Castle Golf Club

This spacious 18 hole Championship golf course is set in 220 acres of mature parkland in the ground of one of Ireland’s historic demesnes.

Offer
A round of golf at Galgorm Castle Golf Club and 1 night B&B at the 4* Galgorm Resort & Spa with access to the thermal spa £85pps per night To book call: +44 (0) 28 2564 6161, quote ‘Irish Open Offer’

Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Price is per person sharing and will vary depending on date. General cancellation conditions apply. Available July to December 2013.

 

Lough Erne Resort

Lough Erne, voted ‘Golf Resort of the Year’ (Irish Golf Tour Operators Association 2010), is home to two Championship golf courses – The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course.

Offer
A round of golf on the Faldo course with a complimentary buggy and 1 night B&B at the 5* Lough Erne Resort From £115pps per night. To book call: +44 (0) 28 6632 3230, quote ‘Irish Open Offer’

Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Price is per person sharing and will vary depending on date. All reservations must be made by 31 August 2013. General cancellation conditions apply. Available July to December 2013.

Roe Park Resort

Roe Park Resort is set amidst the gorgeous surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park, offering first-class amenities for every level of golfer.

Offer
A round of golf on the Roe Park 18 Hole Golf Course with a complimentary buggy Or a 60 Minute Golf Lesson with the Resident PGA Pro, a four-course dinner in a choice of two restaurants, and 1 night B&B at the Roe Park Resort with full access to the Fairways Health Club. From €145pps per night To book call: +44 (0) 28 7772 2222, quote ‘Irish Open Offer’

Terms and conditions
Subject to availability. Price is per person sharing and will vary depending on date. General cancellation conditions apply.
Available July to December 2013.

Big attractions

 

Whether it’s the world famous Giant’s Causeway, the majestic Mournes, Titanic Belfast or the Fermanagh Lakelands we can surround your golfing journey with stunning scenery, vibrant nightlife, family-friendly activities, serene countryside and gourmet dining.

 

Causeway Coastal Route

The Causeway Coastal Route is rated as one of the Top Five Road Trips worldwide and is a perfect excuse to head North for some leisurely drives set against a dramatic coastal backdrop that will take your breath away. Taking in Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Dunluce Castle and our UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant’s Causeway and its amazing new Visitor Centre en route, you can also stop at any of the fantastic hotels and restaurants or visit the famous Bushmills Distillery for a short lesson in distilling pure pot still Irish whiskey. Take it all in, in your own time.

The Magical Mournes

If you are seeking a bit of special time together then look no further than County Down where the Mourne Mountains, with their peaks reaching to the clouds and their foothills stretching to the sea, form a spectacular backdrop for beautiful drives, gentle walks, cosy drinks and quiet chats. The Mourne Coastal route is a world of its own, from the traditional seaside town of Newcastle in the shadow of Slieve Donard, to the charming fishing villages of Annalong and Kilkeel, you are sure to find special places.

Brilliant Belfast

For those with families to entertain Belfast offers a host of attractions that the kids will love during the day followed by family friendly hotels and swimming pools, kids menus and evening entertainment. The amazing Titanic Belfast allows you to explore the history of the RMS Titanic at the very location where the great ship was built. Nine galleries take you on a fascinating interactive journey form its design and construction to its tragic end. Nearby at the Odyssey is W5, the interactive discovery centre and the city offers many other family favourites including boat trips, parks, museums, the zoo and even a candy

Great Golf Tournaments 2013

Lough Erne & Links Challenge

July 22nd – 24th: Faldo Course at the Lough Erne Resort, DOnegal GC and Narin and Portnoo GC.

www.lougherneresort.com

Heart of Down Golf Tournament

14th-16th August: Royal County Down Golf Club, Ardglass GC, Spa GC and Downpatrick GC.

www.posnettgolf.co.uk/heartofdown

Great North Links Challenge

2nd-4th October: Royal Portush GC, Portstewart GC and Ballyliffin GC

www.royalportrushgolfclub.com

Causeway Mixed Tournament

14th-16th October: Castlerock GC, Portstewart GC and Royal Portrush GC

www.royalportrushgolfclub.com/causeway-mixed-tournament

Great Golf Events 2013

Northern Ireland Long Driving Championship

 

1st-5th July: Lisburn Golf Club

www.lisburngolfclub.com

Northern Ireland Open Challenge

29th – 1st September: Galgorm Castle Golf Club

www.niopen.co.uk

For more info on golfing in northern Ireland go to: discovernorthernireland.com/golfing

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