The course is unsurpassed in its beauty, design and difficulty. No complaints about the staff and customer service should put anybody off playing it...a true gem. Don't bring your driver unless you are on the tour! The greeting by the team when you arrive is too contrived, too rigid, too much like an American resort; we do not want that experience in a place like Portrush. Also, they attempted without asking to put a stranger into our 3-ball which is totally unacceptable, and it was only after unnecessary hassle that they changed it back to how it should be. Also, overly expensive pro-shop is a rip-off and there are apparently no coffee facilities before 10am!
The Strand Course at Portstewart Golf Club is a result of over a century of developments, with golf having been played on the links since 1894. Major work began on the land in the 1980s, and the original Willie Park gem in its current incarnation was completed by Des Giffin in 1992.
Located on the Northern Ireland's north coast amongst huge sand dunes with views over the Atlantic to Inishowen Head, the Strand course stands shoulder to shoulder with the two Ulster Royals, Portrush and County Down.
Having hosted the Irish Open in 2017, Portstewart is Northern Irish championship links at its very best.