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Irish Open

Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

12th - 15th September 2024

2024 Irish Open

Irish Open Golf & Accommodation Experiences

Royal County Down, Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

The Irish Open returns to Royal County Down for the 5th time in 2024. The championship course has been molded by such greats as Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon & Harry Colt and Tom Watson rates it as "a tremendous test of golf".

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

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Irish Open Experiences

Royal County Down - Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Midweek Tournament Experience

2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

✅ Burrendale Hotel (Thu arrival)
✅ Thu & Fri Tickets to Irish Open

from £399

Royal County Down - Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Weekend Tournament Experience

2 Nights Bed & Breakfast

✅ Arthurs Hillsborough (Sat arrival)
✅ Sat & Sun Tickets to Irish Open

from £389

Tournament Schedule for the Irish Open

Key:

  • Practice Round
  • Tournament Round

Wed 11 Sep

Irish Open Pro-Am

Pro-Am Competition - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day

Gates Open (approximately): 6:30am

Thu 12 Sep

Irish Open Thursday (Round 1)

Opening round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down - tee-times released the week of the event

Gates Open (approximately): 7:30am

Fri 13 Sep

Irish Open Friday (Round 2)

Second round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down - tee-times released the week of the event

Gates Open (approximately): 7:30am

Sat 14 Sep

Irish Open Saturday (Round 3)

Third round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down - tee-times released the week of the event

Gates Open (approximately): 7:30am

Sun 15 Sep

Irish Open Sunday (Round 4)

Final round of the Irish Open at Royal County Down - tee-times released the week of the event

Gates Open (approximately): 7:30am

Royal County Down - Irish Open Course

Having last held the Irish Open in 2015, Royal County Down is etched in the list of the most desirable courses anywhere in the world, and has garnered praise from the loftiest of golf's stars and Open Championship legends.

Set against the backdrop of the spellbinding Mountains of Mourne, the links land at Royal County Down seems heaven sent for golf, and there are few more incredible places to enjoy a game.

Course
Royal County Down
Par
71
Yardage
7186
Designer
George L. Ballie, Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon, Harry Colt
Opening year
1890
Map of Royal County Down
Royal County Down
Co. Down, Northern Ireland

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Recent Irish Open Tournament History

Year Winner Country Score Prize Money

2022

Adrian Meronk

Poland

-20

€974,605

2021

Lucas Herbert

Australia

-19

€484,990

2020

John Catlin

USA

-10

€199,750

2019

Jon Rahm

Spain

-16

€1,034,478

2018

Russell Knox

Scotland

-14

€998,425

2017

Jon Rahm

Spain

-24

€1,019,362

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

Extend your stay - play golf in Northern Ireland

Royal Belfast Golf Club, Belfast

Royal Belfast Golf Club

Holywood

  • 12th ranked course in Northern Ireland
  • One of 6 courses in Ireland to have the 'Royal' prefix
  • Founded in 1881 and is thought to be the oldest course in Ireland
Ardglass Golf Club, Ardglass

Ardglass Golf Club

Ardglass, Co. Down

• Ranked 8th in Northern Ireland
• Spectacular views of The Irish Sea from every hole
• 50 minutes drive from Belfast

Malone Golf Club, Belfast

Malone Golf Club

Dunmurry, Belfast

• Ranked 7th in Northern Ireland
• 27 Hole parkland layout
• Set around the beautiful lake on the 330 acre Ballydrain Estate
• 5 miles from Belfast city centre and 30 minutes from Belfast International Airport

Useful Information

The Climate
In the month of September, the average temperature is 12°C, with highs of 16°C. Sunshine duration averages at 6 hours everyday, enough to pack the shades. There is a 50% chance of rain and it can get windy, so best take the waterproofs and windbreaker just in case.

Getting There
Royal County Down is situated just 1 hours 20 minutes from Belfast or 1 hour 40 minutes from Dublin.

By Car
Travelling from Dublin the quickest route is along the N1 while from Belfast take the A24.

By Air
There are daily flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham & Edinburgh to Belfast airport.

Articles

Royal County Down - 19th Hole Blog

Irish Open Top 10 Hosts

19th Hole

Now... as we all know, Ireland is home to some of the very best golf courses in the world and, as you might expect, the Irish Open has visited quite a few of them.

We at Your Golf Travel think ranking the courses in question would be unfair – after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Irish Open Top 10 Hosts - 19th Hole blog

Royal County Down - Great Irish Open Courses

19th Hole

From Portmanock Golf Club in 1927 to Royal County Down in the present day, the Irish Open has conjured up some spectacular moments from the world's best golfers and local amateurs.

Ireland is blessed with a range of stunning courses over its pure landscape which has seen the likes of...

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Bucketlist Emerald Isle Golf Holidays

19th Hole

As a Your Golf Travel employee I am in the lucky position to be able to experience more than my fair share of amazing golfing locations and courses that, despite my best intentions to play at some point in the future, I might not have had the chance to tick off my list so early on...