Holywood, Ballycastle & Royal Portrush Valley

Enjoy spectacular links golf and the warmest of welcomes in Northern Ireland…

Holywood, Ballycastle & Royal Portrush Valley Vacation
  • Holywood, Ballycastle & Royal Portrush Valley 4 nights

    Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Portrush Atlantic Hotel
    • 3 rounds of golf at Holywood Golf Course, Ballycastle Golf Course and Royal Portrush (Valley Course)
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $740 USD pp

  • Holywood, Ballycastle & Royal Portrush Valley 7 nights

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 7 nights B&B at Portrush Atlantic Hotel 3*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Holywood Golf Course, Castlerock Golf Course, Ballycastle Golf Club, Galgorm Castle Golf Club and Royal Portrush Valley Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1075 USD pp

  • Northern Ireland & Dublin 7 Night Combo

    Our 7 night suggested combo vacation includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at the Portrush Atlantic Hotel 3*
    • 3 nights B&B at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links 4*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Holywood Golf Club, Ballycastle Golf Club, Castlerock Golf Club, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links and the Glen Course at Druids Glen
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices includes all taxes and surcharges

    from $999 USD pp

  • There is a remarkable amount of championship standard golf courses to choose from when visiting Northern Ireland. Parkland selections include now famous Holywood Golf Club, home to golfing giant Rory Mcilroy. With unrivalled views of Belfast and its Lough, it’s easy to see why the multiple major winner still returns there on a frequent basis. Galgorm Castle is another parkland delight and has recently been named in the Top 30 of Ireland’s Finest Golf Courses. Northern Ireland also boasts some high quality links layouts. Ardglass is set amongst the wonderful backdrop of the Mourne Mountains with the Irish Sea visible throughout. Whilst Royal Portrush is certainly not a cheap option (but worth every penny), its neighbours Castlerock and Portrush Valley are more affordable and just as enjoyable.

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $740pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Belfast Airport and travel straight to Portrush Atlantic Hotel (Belfast Airport to Portrush Atlantic Hotel = 1hr 7 mins)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Holywood Golf Club (Wellington Park Hotel to Holywood Golf Club = 1 hr 24 mins drive)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Ballycastle Golf Course  (37 mins drive from Portrush Atlantic Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Royal Portrush Valley Course (5 mins drive from Portrush Atlantic Hotel )
    • Day 5 – RETURN to USA (Portrush Atlantic Hotel to Belfast Airport = 1hr 13 mins drive)

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    • 7hrs 50mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Delta

    • 6hrs 05mins

      Boston Logan International (BOS)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways, Aer Lingus

    • 7hrs

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: AA/US Airways, Aer Lingus, Delta

    • 7hrs

      Newark Liberty Iternational (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 6hrs 35mins

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 10mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: Aer Lingus, United

  • Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues. 

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Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist

“Northern Ireland on a budget is very easy to do, but without sacrificing quality. Hotels are very reasonably priced and outside of Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart you have some incredible golf courses that won’t break the bank”

Sean Fahey

Golf Vacation Specialist