ROYAL PORTRUSH DUNLUCE LINKS
Portrush is a town known by many as the Major Golf Capital of the World with the likes of Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Fred Daly all hailing from this picturesque place just moments from the Giants Causeway.
Having started as a nine hole course as The County Club in 1888, the course quickly expanded to the full 18 holes in 1889, becoming The Royal County Club in 1892 with The Duke of York as its patron, before becoming the more familiar Royal Portrush Golf Club in 1895 with The Prince of Wales as patron. With both the Dunluce and Valley courses designed by famed golf architect Harry Colt, its easy to see why so many flock to this part of the world in seek of Championship golf, buoyed by a requirement for accurate driving and course management against a range of elevated greens with sharp runoffs.
Darren Clarke on Portrush