Situated in the Causeway Coast & Glens area of outstanding natural beauty, Royal Portrush Golf Club is nestled in a triangle of giant sandhills which present magnificent views in all directions — the hills of Donegal in the west, the Isle of Islay and Southern Hebrides in the north, with the iconic Giant’s Causeway and the Skerries in the east. The courses are overlooked by the ruins of the 13th century, Dunluce Castle and this gives its name to Royal Portrush’s famous Dunluce Links, one of the most challenging golf courses in the world.
The Royal Portrush Golf Club was founded in 1888 and was originally named The County Club. It later became The Royal County Club in 1892 under the patronage of the Duke of York before it assumed its present name in 1895 under the patronage of the Prince of Wales.
The Dunluce Links has hosted the Open Championship on two occasions in 1951 and 2019. The 2019 Open which saw Irishman Shane Lowry lift the prestigious Claret Jug, was a huge success attracting golf fans from all over the world. We are delighted that the Club has once again been announced as the venue for the 153rd Open Championship in 2025 and we look forward to welcoming the world’s leading golfers to challenge themselves on the Dunluce Links.