Royal Portrush Golf Club - Pro Player Quotes

We are delighted to welcome visitors from all over the world to visit Royal Portrush and participate in a world class golfing experience in a warm and welcoming environment against the stunning backdrop of the Causeway Coast & Glens area of outstanding natural beauty. To ensure availability, prebooking of all tee times is essential.

All green fees are payable in full on booking, and are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

Visitors are expected to be members of recognised golf clubs and handicap certificates may be requested prior to play.

Green Fees 2024 – Dunluce Links
1 May – 30 September £340pp
A Golf Ireland rate for groups of 4 is available upon request and subject to availability.
Green Fees 2024 – Valley Links
1 May – 30 September £140pp
A Golf Ireland rate is available upon request.

Tee-times can be booked in advance for both the Dunluce and Valley. Online bookings are available for the Valley Links and visitors or tour operators wishing to make a booking for the Dunluce Links can contact for further information.
Mon Visitors may play after 11.00am
Tues Between 9.40am & 11.52am & after 2.00pm
Wed No Visitor Bookings All Day
Thurs Between 9.40am & 11.52am & after 2.00pm
Fri Between 9.40am & 11:52am. No Visitors in afternoon
Sat Members’ Competition Day. Visitors may play after 3.00pm
Sun No Visitors in morning. Visitors may play after 2:00pm
We are delighted to welcome golfers to participate in our open competitions on both courses from time to time. Booking is required and the list of open competitions will be available in advance.

Why Hire a Caddie?

There is simply no better way to experience an authentic day’s golf at Royal Portrush than to hire one of our experienced caddies to guide you around the course.

Our team have caddied countless rounds and their wealth of knowledge is crucial in helping you conquer the many risk and reward tee shots, challenging approach shots and subtly contoured greens.

Not only will our caddie guide you around the course, they can also provide great stories of the history, people, and traditions of this famous Club.

As many of our caddies are from the local area, they will be able to give you an insight into the history of the wider community and advice on places to visit to get a feel for Portrush.

What Does a Caddie Add to Your Experience?

  • Courteous and helpful
  • Genuinely interested in your golfing experience at Royal Portrush
  • Will attend the flag as requested
  • Will repair divot marks and rake bunkers
  • Will keep your clubs clean and dry
  • Will do their best to mark balls hit off the fairway
  • Will give accurate distances to the flag
  • Will give lines when putting
  • Assist with the pace of play

The Royal Portrush Caddie

Here at Royal Portrush, we have introduced an extensive caddie training programme combined with a grading process so that visitors have an option to choose a caddie best suited to their own needs and abilities.

The current grades of caddies we have are as follows.

Elite Caddie (Blue Bib):

Will have an extensive knowledge of the game and the links. Many will have caddied in Championship Events including European Tour events and the Open Championship.
Cost: £60.00 (2024 rate £70.00) + gratuity

Senior Caddie (Burgundy Bib):

Will have a very good knowledge of the game and the links.

£50.00 (2024 rate £60.00) + gratuity

Trainee Caddie (Yellow Bib):

Will have a good knowledge of the game but limited knowledge of the links.
Cost: £40.00 (2024 rate £50.00) + gratuity

Fore-Caddie (per group):

£100.00 + gratuity

How to reserve a Caddie

If you would like to request a caddie and for additional information, please contact our Golf Operations Manager ( or contact the office on 028 7082 2311.

Please note that all our caddies are self-employed and therefore no guarantee can be given as to availability. If a caddie has been requested and is available, they will be allocated to the player by the starter.

Our aim will be to provide one caddie for each player but at busy times when demand is high, we may have to ask one caddie to carry two bags.

Royal Portrush Golf Club reserve the right to allocate a fore-caddie or an individual caddie to individuals/groups booked in morning times that have NOT pre-booked a caddie.

Golf Clubs

Whether you choose to travel without your clubs or your clubs are delayed in transit, we have a broad selection of current models for both men and women from leading manufacturers such as Titleist, TaylorMade and Callaway to choose from.

Please contact the Professional staff to reserve your preferred set.

Electric Trolleys

We have a large fleet of the latest Powakaddy trolleys for hire.
All of our electric trollies are equipped with GPS so no matter where you find yourself on the links, these will provide you with yardages to the front, middle and back of the greens.

Booking in advance is not always necessary but we would recommend it.

Pull Trolleys

We have a plentiful supply of lightweight manual aluminium pull trolleys also available. No prebooking is required.

Golf Carts

Both of our links are walking courses. However, for disabled golfers or those who have a medical condition, we can arrange a cart for your round.

Due to the terrain and the frequent changes of elevation on our links, we will arrange for one of our senior caddies to both drive the cart and advise you during your round.

The golfer must produce a medical note and sign a disclaimer prior to their round.
For further details please contact our tee reservations department.

Dress in the Clubhouse

Smart casual clothes including golf attire and soft spike golf shoes are allowed in the Clubhouse. Sandals or deck shoes for men are only permitted when worn with socks.

Not Permitted: Blue denim, collarless tee shirts, flip flops, caps and hats. Shorts are not permitted in the Dining Room.
Babington Room – Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie.
Ladies must wear the appropriate equivalent.

Dress on the Links

Members, guests and visitors are expected to wear suitable golf attire, with no blue denim or collarless tee shirts. Tailored golf shorts may be worn, but not beach shorts or cargo shorts with multiple pockets. Members must ensure that their guests are aware of the Club’s Dress Code Policy.

Mobile phones

Mobile Phones must be on “silent mode” at all times. Calls may only be made in a medical emergency. Receiving calls is prohibited in the Babington Room, Dunluce Room, Skerries Room, and Dining Room.


Smoking, including of e-cigarettes, is prohibited on the Club premises.