After 68 years, it’s coming home.
Nothing to do with football, despite the hugely entertaining FIFA World Cup we’ve just been glued to in Russia.
We mean a different discipline altogether. Golf.
We deliberately say golf is ‘coming home’ even though our Scottish cousins may have other ideas. But for a country of just 1.8m people, Northern Ireland boasts a golfing pedigree well above its’ punching weight. It’s the home of champions – Rory McIlroy (US Open winner 2011, Open winner 2014), Graeme McDowell (US Open winner 2010) and Darren Clarke (Open winner 2011). Why so many from such a small population? Most will agree it’s easy to learn to play golf here, because there are so many top quality courses to learn on including Royal Portrush – named by Golf Digest as the World Number 1 course outside the US – or nearby Portstewart or Castlerock.
Aside from hosting The Open 2019, our corner of the world is renowned for its’ stunning scenary. Between rounds you can take in some what Lonely Planet named the ‘must see’ destination of 2018. Don’t miss the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Bushmills Distillery or Mussenden Temple.
With so much to offer, the world will descend on the famous Causeway Coast in July 2019 to watch the great and the good battle it out for the coveted Claret Jug. We hope you’ll be there and you’ve got your tickets – if not you can register for future ticket sales here.