The greens of dreams

In Northern Ireland you just don't play golf...

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Golf in Northern Ireland

Even though you’ll be surrounded by 90 incredible and diverse courses – including world-renowned Royal Portrush and Royal County Down – It won’t matter if you’re a seasoned golfer or a first timer, because everyone’s invited to play in Northern Ireland…both on and off the fairway. But don’t take our word for it, instead, we’ll let Graeme McDowell explain: “We have some of the greatest courses in the world. There are great tests, great views, great hospitality...” 

Speaking of which, that warm welcome, friendliness and eclectic mix of experiences is true off the course, too. You can take in the legacy of the Titanic in Belfast, the city that dreamt, designed and built the Ship of Dreams. You can drive the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping off at the jewel in its crown, the Giant's Causeway itself. You can discover the real-life Westeros, touring the filming locations of HBO’s Game of Thrones®. You can follow the Mourne Wall and see landscapes so jaw-dropping they inspired CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

I’m delighted to support our golfing heritage wherever I am in the world.

Rory McIlroy, World No 2

You can follow in the footsteps of St Patrick, make waves in the tranquil waterways of Fermanagh and look down from the mighty stone walls surrounding Derry~Londonderry.

You can feast on the fruits of Northern Ireland’s lush landscapes and crystal clean waters, discovering how they’re crafted by chefs whose focus is on using only the very best local ingredients. And you can round off each evening in the cozy surrounds of a welcoming pub, in the seats of a theatre, or enjoying the sights and sounds of a local festival.

What’s more, Northern Ireland is so compact and easy to get around, so you’ll be amazed just how much you can squeeze into one visit! So you see, in Northern Ireland, you just don’t play golf. Explore our warm and welcoming island and become part of it.

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