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The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017 (Portstewart GC, Northern Ireland)

Irish Open at Portstewart GC

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will be played in Northern Ireland in 2017 making it the third time the tournament has been played there in the last six years after previous visits at Royal County Down and Royal Portrush. Many regard Portstewart as having one of the most spectacular front nine holes of golf in the British Isles so it should provide a stern test for the Pro's.

To watch some of the World's best golfers tackle this north coast gem contact Your Golf Travel now to enquire about our variety of ticket and hospitality options.

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Irish Open Weekend Experience

Irish Open Tickets (Sat/Sun)
Antrim, Northern Ireland

2 Nights, 1 Round

Irish Open Weekend Experience

  • 2 Nights, 1 Round
  • Bed and Breakfast at Portrush Atlantic Hotel
  • 1 round at Royal Portrush (Dunluce Links)

About the Irish Open

The Irish Open was established in 1927 and after fading from the calendar in the 1950s, was revived in 1975 and has since become one of the standout fixtures on the European Tour calendar. The event was first played at Portmarnock Golf Club and since then, has traveled the Emerald Isle, visiting countless world class links courses such as Royal Dublin, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, as well as some spectacular inland layouts at venues including Druids Glen, Carton House and Fota Island. Today, the Irish Open is one of the European Tour's biggest tournaments. In 2010 it was hosted at Royal Portrush and was the 1st European Tour event in history to completely sell out and last year, at Royal County Down, Rory McIlroy hosted the event, and attracted one of the strongest fields in the event's history.

Tournament Stats

2016 Winner: Rory McIlroy (-12, €666,660 Prize Money)
Youngest Winner: Sergio Garcia (19 Years and 176 Days, 1999)
Oldest Winner: Sam Torrance (41 Years and 319 Days, 1995)
Lowest 18 Hole Score: -11 (Graeme McDowell, 2009)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -18 (Colin Montgomerie (2001), Ross Fisher (2010), Jamie Donaldson (2012))
Most Wins: 3 (Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie)



2017 Irish Open Dates


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open: Wed, 05/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately): Wed, 05/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Northern Ireland
£395


Round 1 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Thu, 06/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 06/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Northern Ireland
£395


Round 2 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Fri, 07/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 07/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Northern Ireland
£395


Round 3 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Sat, 08/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 08/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Northern Ireland
£395


Final Round - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
Sun, 09/07/2017 Time TBA
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 09/07/2017 Time TBA
Location:
Ayrshire, Northern Ireland
£395

Tournament History

Year Winner Country Score Prize
2016 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland -12 €666,660
2015 Soren Kjeldsen Denmark -2 €416,660
2014 Mikko Ilonen Finland -13 €333,330
2013 Paul Casey England -14 €333,330
2012 Jamie Donaldson Wales -18 €333,330
2011 Simon Dyson England -15 €250,000
2010 Ross Fisher England -18 €500,000
2009 Shane Lowry Ireland -17 €500,000
2008 Richard Finch England -10 €416,600
2007 Padraig Harrington Ireland -5 €416,600
2006 Thmoas Bjorn Denmark -5 €366,660
2005 Stephen Dodd Wales -9 €333,330
2004 Brett Rumford Australia -14 €316,660

19th Hole Blogs

The Irish Open – Top 10 Host Courses

Top 10 Irish Open Host Courses

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Royal County Down & other great Irish Open Courses

Great Irish Open Host Courses

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About Portstewart Golf Club

The Stats

Yardage: 7,004
Par: 72
Designer: Des Giffin
Course Opened: 1894

The Climate

In the month of May, the average temperature is 11 C, with lows of 7 C and highs of 15 C. Sunshine duration averages at 6 hours everyday, enough to pack the shades. There is a 68% chance of rain and 49% chance of a windy day, so best take the waterproofs and windbreaker just in case.

Getting There

Portstewart Golf Club is very easy accessible by car, rail and air, with a choice of Airports and Belfast city centre only a 1 hour drive away.

By Car
Portstewart is 45 miles from Belfast International Airport and only 25 miles from City of Derry Airport. From Belfast, Portstewart is 60 miles away using the M2 & A26.

By Rail
From Belfast Central Train Station, take the outbound train to Coleraine which takes approximately 90 minutes. Once In Maynooth, take a taxi to the Portstewart which takes approximately 10 minutes.

By Air
There are daily flights from major UK cities to Belfast International Airport (Approx 1 hr 30 mins), with the choice of several airlines; British Airways, Flybe, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and CityJet. Belfast Airport is a 60 minute drive from Portstewart, following the M2 road and A26.

Golf in Ireland

Fancy some more golf while at the Emerald Isle? Here are some recommendations...

Royal Portrush

Royal Portrush

Distance from Tournament:
15 minute drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Harry S. Colt
Year of Opening: 1888

TEES
White: 7,143 Yards / SSS 75
Yellow: 6,658 Yards / SSS 73
Ladies: 6,442 Yards / SSS 72

Home to two fantastic courses, the Dunluce which has hosted the Open Championship (1951) and the Valley Links with its undulating fairways and well protected greens.

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Ballycastle Golf Club

Ballycastle Golf Club

Distance from Tournament:
40 minute drive

STATS
Par: 71
Designed By: A.M. Causton
Year of Opening: 1890

TEES
White: 5,876 Yards / SSS 70
Green: 5,733 Yards / SSS 69
Red: 5,327 Yards / SSS 71

Ballycastle offers a unique golfing experience in that it moves from parkland, for the first five holes, into some dramatic links land perched along the cliff edge.


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Galgorm Castle

Galgorm Castle

Distance from Tournament:
50 minute drive

STATS
Par: 72
Designed By: Simon Gidman
Year of Opening: 1997

TEES
Blue: 6,736 Yards / SSS 72
White: 6,230 Yards / SSS 70
Red: 5,457 Yards / SSS 71

Overlooked by the stunning Galgorm Castle, this championship parkland layout is a perfect complement to the rugged links courses that pepper Northern Ireland's coastline.

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Castlerock

Castlerock

Distance from Tournament:
40 Minutes Drive

STATS
Par: 73
Designed By: Harry S. Colt
Year of Opening: 1901

TEES
Blue: 6,805 yards / SSS 72
White: 6,506 yards / SSS 71
Red: 5,904 yards / SSS 73

Banks of rough and whins along with hidden burns and the humps and hillocks that are so characteristic of seaside golf, Castlerock is a genuine links gem.


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