Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart, County Derry

Founded 1894. Links Course

Located on the same stretch of coastline as the world-renowned links of Royal Portrush, Portstewart Golf Club boasts a magnificent setting on the famous Causeway Coast. The golf club offers 54 holes of links golf but it is the Championship Strand Course that is the jewel in the crown. Founded in 1894 and redesigned by Willie Park Jr, in the 1920’s, Portstewart is one of the few Irish courses to have hosted final qualifying for the British Open and did so in 1951 when the Open was staged at Royal Portrush. No golfing visit to the area should exclude Portstewart.

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Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions In North & North East Ireland Tollymore Forest Park The main attraction of Ireland as a golf destination may indeed be its great golf courses but the overall experience is influenced by many other factors including great accommodation options, restaurants, pubs, people, and not least it’s stunning scenery and superb visitor attractions. Each region offers something very different and with all locations being quite close together, it’s very easy to mix the stunning countryside and coastline with more urban attractions. We work with each of our clients to recommend what suits their trip best. You may have a full day to spend sightseeing or you may squeeze in a quick stop on the way to or from the golf course but we will make sure that you maximise your experience at all times. The below is intended as a very general guide to sightseeing in Ireland.

Northern Ireland has many stories to tell about its troubled past but thankfully the harrowing historical element is now confined to history and we can more fully appreciate the region for its general beauty and many attractions. The Antrim coastline in particular is breath-taking, with the Giants Causeway a must-see for any visitor.

Giant's Causeway

Playing Royal Portrush & Portstewart provides the ideal opportunity to visit the famous Bushmills Distillery nearby, while you should also take in the imposing ruins of Dunluce Castle and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

Belfast is another vibrant city, which offers much in terms of attractions, restaurants and excellent shopping. The recently opened Titanic Belfast is a wonderful experience and should be included if at all possible, while the Ulster Museum and Belfast City Hall are also well worth a visit if time allows. Travelling south from Belfast, your likely destination as a golfer is Newcastle, home to the world renowned golf links of Royal County Down. Highly recommended in this area are Castlewellan Forest Park and Tollymore Forest Park. Both locations offer stunning scenery and beautiful walks.