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Portstewart Golf Courses

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Portstewart Golf Courses
Portstewart was formed in 1894 with golf being played here since the 1880’s. Situated just a mile to the west of Portstewart town along the coast from Portrush, it has become a must play when in the north of Ireland. A new dimension has been added to this wonderful
links where genteel 19th century society prohibited the building of a railway station for fear of bringing ‘vulgar people’ to the town.

It was a qualifying course when The Open visited Royal Portrush in 1951 and five times British Open champion Bobby Locke, played a qualifying round here. Being in the shadow of its illustrious neighbour is changing though as with the acquisition of some prime links land known as Thirstly Hollow in 1981 the Strand Course was born. Since 1992 the Strand Course has been the main attraction, a true test of golf set in towering dunes with seven new holes in the huge sandhills being added to a golf course where golf has been played for over a hundred years makes this course a formidable links.

The new holes are a credit to the clubs own staff who built them for a modest $ 200,000 and transformed the course into one that is now, arguably vying with Royal County Down and Royal Portrush as the finest links in Ireland. It took a lot of courage for the members to adapt and implement the course changes but having seen it through to fruition they have inhanced what Old Tom Morris started in 1893, what Braid and Vardon continued in 1906 and the latest designer is none other than Des Giffin, the local school teacher.

They have arguably ‘the finest opening hole in the game of golf’ with natural championship links land, elevated tees, rolling valleys, contoured fairways and greens amid plentiful panoramic views of Donegal, the Strand beach backing on to the volatile Atlantic ocean and the River Bann and estuary.

It was fitting that the national amateur championship returned to Portstewart Links in 1992, showing it to be a true championship links of the highest quality.

Details -The Strand Course :
Portstewart Map
Course type : Links
Founded :
1894
Par :
72 
Yards :
6784 
SSS :
73
Designers :
Willie Park & Des Giffin
 
The Old Course
Course type : Links
Par :
64
Yards :
4733
SSS :
62
 
River Side
Course type : Links
Par :
32
Yards :
2622
 
Local Interest

1 mile away is Dunluce Castle built on the edge of a cliff in the 16th Century on the north Antrim coast by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster.

3 miles away is the Giants Causeway.A natural wonder whose six-sided basalt columns were formed by volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. Over 40,000 hexagonal columns, some with four, five, seven, and eight sides, create unique shapes. Some are 40 feet high and 90 feet thick.


Just up the road is Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, (swinging bridge) as it extends over an 80-foot ravine above the sea between the mainland and a small island. The bridge is accessible via a one-mile walk along a cliff path. It is in position during fishing season only (April - September).

40 miles away is the walled city of Derry

 
 
 
Description
Ireland is home to many of the worlds favorite golf courses. From the delights of the famous such as Ballybunion to the pleasures of hidden gems waiting to be found, there is something for every golfer in Ireland...
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CORK GOLF CLUB
COUNTRY LOUTH
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DONEGAL (MURVAGH)
DOOKS
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DRUIDS GLEN
ENNISCRONE
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K CLUB
LAHINCH
MOUNT JULIET
OLD HEAD
PORTMARNOCK
PORTNOO
PORTSTEWART
RING OF KERRY
ROSAPENNA
ROSSES POINT
ROYAL COUNTRY DOWN
ROYAL DUBLIN
ROYAL PORTRUSH
THE EUROPEAN
THE ISLAND
TRALEE
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