Golf in Northern Ireland: Portstewart Golf Club review


Looking over to the 3rd green © Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Looking over to the 3rd green © Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Portstewart Golf Club

My excitement levels start to peak as we pull into the car park at Portstewart and I know exactly why as I have played this course before. Home to the 2017 Irish Open and I bet when every professional golfer walked on to the first tee for the first time just said wow, it is such an impressive view it’s hard not to be taken in.

With the ocean on your right and the fairway some 60-feet below you it certainly is one of the best opening holes anywhere on the planet. The course then starts to move through the dunes with the second hole played from an elevated tee and from the fairway you play up to a very thin raised green that sits in between two dunes, which again gives you another elevated tee shot for the first of the par 3s on the front nine.

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Golf holiday review of Northern Ireland, Portstewart Golf Club
Above: Stunning view from the 1st tee © Northern Ireland Tourist Board


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ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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