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Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links
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Owner description: Players require a lot of skill and concentration to master this challenging 18-hole Championship Golf Course.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Played both The Dunluce and The Valley in September 2010. Both courses were in excellent condition and an enjoyable time was had by all.

I guess my only criticism is that the media in the UK (and local pros) 'hype up' The Dunluce.

Glad to see that The Open will be returning. Hopefully some other courses in that part of the World may get a look in too?...

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Played the valley twice on Friday, then Dunlace twice on Saturday- Dunlace is everything that you would expect for a course this high on the world rankings- you need to be able to create shots, high, low, left right, and be prepared to be disapppointed when a great shot ends up in the junk or pleased when a skulled shot leaves you a birdie putt.

Great history, strongly recommend taking a caddie for the first round (ask for George, he has great stories and will keep you entertained).

Course played medium fast , could easily see it faster when the Open comes here, but it was very playable- there are some bunkers that are hopeless- let you caddie go get the ball and take an unplayable, trust me- if he says don't bother with the shot, then for safety's sake, don't bother-

Some dastardly pin positions out there, and if the wind is up, bogey is a good score on any hole- if there isn't any wind, some birdies will be had, the par 5s are not very long and reachable, just be careful with the putter.

Excellent helpful staff, they have much to be proud of.

Thank keith g
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very severe rough 2 yards off the fare way fridge - but well cut fare ways - course in great condition- lovely greens

Thank Ulsteron2ur
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

If you are a golfer this is a must do. The course is outrageiously beautiful set along the beach. We only wished we had the time to play a round.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Attended the Irish Open in Royal Portrush in 2012. Apart from the weather which was mixed and showery, the whole experience was most enjoyable. We stayed in a B&B just outside Coleraine and caught the park & ride shuttle bus to the course each of the 2 days we were there. This was very inexpensive and very handy. The bus left us within a very short walk to the course itself. The course is one of the very finest links courses not just in Ireland but worldwide as evidenced by the very high quality field attracted by the Irish Open.The fact that it was the first fully sold out event on the European Tour added to the occasion in no small way - great crowds every day adding immensely to the atmosphere. The big talk at the time was whether the course would ever be considered by the Royal and Ancient as an Open venue and the general consensus was that the course footprint might have to expand to accommodate the increased numbers an Open would attract and that one or two of the golf holes might have to be altered in length or degree of difficulty. Everyone agreed however that with very affordable developments Royal Portrush would be a fitting venue for The Open !

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