Overview

At a Glance

  • Package

    13 nights / 7 rounds +

    (July 18, 2019 - July 31, 2019)

  • Accommodation

    13 nights with full breakfast at the following properties:

    4 nights at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast

    4 nights at Trump Turnberry Resort

    3 nights at Bushmills Inn, Bushmills

    2 nights at Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle

  • Golf

    7 rounds with forecaddie for each group at the following courses:

    NORTHERN IRELAND

    Royal County Down Golf Club (2 x 18 holes of golf)

    Royal Portrush Golf Club (the week after the Open Championship)

    Royal Belfast Golf Club

    Portstewart Golf Club (Optional Round)

    SCOTLAND

    Turnberry Resort, Ailsa Course

    Royal Troon Golf Club

    Prestwick Golf Club

    Western Gailes Golf Club (Optional Round)

  • Eat

    Daily buffet breakfast at each hotel

    Welcome dinner on July 18, 2019

    Farewell dinner on July 30, 2019

  • Tournament

    Tickets to the Friday and Sunday of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush

  • Drive

    Transportation to/from golf course/accommodation and The Open Championship

    Return ferry ride between Northern Ireland and West Coast of Scotland

  • Pricing

    Twin share golfer: from £8,995.00 per golfer

    Twin share non golfer: from £7,795.00 per golfer (when sharing with a golfer)

    Single golfer: from £11,195.00 per golfer

The GOLFSelect team are excited to announce our escorted trip to the 2019 Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, as well as playing some of the finest courses in Northern Ireland and West Coast of Scotland.

This is going to be an awesome trip and we are very excited to announce that we have secured two extremely limited opportunities as follows that will be highlights of the trip:

  • Play at Royal Portrush in the week following the Open Championship
  • Play two games at Royal County Down - rated No.1 in the world by Golf Digest 

We start our 2019 escorted trip in Belfast and use this as our base to watch two days of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush, marking a historic return to Northern Ireland for golf’s oldest and most international Championship after nearly 70 years. After the tournament we then catch a short ferry to the West Coast of Scotland to play three magnifient Open venues (Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick). Our base will be at the spectacular Trump Turnberry Resort. We then return by ferry to Northern Ireland and play Royal Portrush, while basing ourselves at the famous Bushmills Distillery. The final part of the tour sees us situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains at the Slieve Donard Hotel, one of Northern Ireland's most prestigious properties as we play our final two games at the number one ranked course in the world - Royal County Down!

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We look forward in welcoming you on this magnificent tour and highly recommend you sign up promptly as we are limiting this trip you to 16 golfers.

** Non-Golfing Partners **

At each location we visit during this tour we can certainly provide a good range of sightseeing options for the non-golfing partner. There are a range of walking trails, shopping tours, local cooking classes, Castle tours, Distillery tours and many more attractions to keep non golfers entertained during this fantastic tour.

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Itinerary Day-by-Day

Thursday, 18 July 2019
Coach Arrive at Belfast International Airport and transfer to your accommodation
Dining Welcome Dinner
Accommodation
Titanic Hotel Belfast   
Titanic Hotel Belfast is located in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, builders of Titanic, and provides the perfect destination for anyone travelling to Titanic Quarter on business or for pleasure.
Friday, 19 July 2019
Coach Transfer to the Open
Golf
Royal Portrush Golf Club (Attend the 148th Open Championship) 
Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. For only the second time in Open history, the Open Championship will be held outside of Scotland or England (both times at Royal Portrush). The world's greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 when Max Faulkner was the winner. The golf club has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999, the Amateur Championship in 1993 and in July 2019 it will host the 148th Open Championship.
Accommodation
Titanic Hotel Belfast   
Titanic Hotel Belfast is located in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, builders of Titanic, and provides the perfect destination for anyone travelling to Titanic Quarter on business or for pleasure.
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Coach Return transfers from golf to hotel
Golf
Royal Belfast Golf Club (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
One of only four Irish golf clubs with a "Royal" prefix, Royal Belfast Golf Club was founded in November 1881 and holds the distinction of being the oldest golf club in Ireland. Whilst the course is surrounded by illustrious links courses including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart, there is little doubt that Royal Belfast is one of the finest parkland golf courses in Ireland.
Accommodation
Titanic Hotel Belfast   
Titanic Hotel Belfast is located in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, builders of Titanic, and provides the perfect destination for anyone travelling to Titanic Quarter on business or for pleasure.
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Coach Transfer to the Open
Golf
Royal Portrush Golf Club (Attend the 148th Open Championship) 
Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. For only the second time in Open history, the Open Championship will be held outside of Scotland or England (both times at Royal Portrush). The world's greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 when Max Faulkner was the winner. The golf club has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999, the Amateur Championship in 1993 and in July 2019 it will host the 148th Open Championship.
Accommodation
Titanic Hotel Belfast   
Titanic Hotel Belfast is located in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff, builders of Titanic, and provides the perfect destination for anyone travelling to Titanic Quarter on business or for pleasure.
Monday, 22 July 2019
Sights Today we will take the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Optional golf available at Western Gailes (extra cost applies)
Golf
Western Gailes Golf Club (Optional golf available (not included in package)) 
Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland where many of the finest Scottish golf links are located. It is recognised as one of the finest and true links courses in Scotland.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Coach Return transfers from golf to hotel
Golf
Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Coach Return transfers from golf to hotel
Golf
Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
The Ailsa course at Turnberry is spectacular, sitting on a perfect piece of links land with the water providing a perfect backdrop. Home to a number of memorable Open Championships, the course has been remodelled providing even more challenge.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Coach Return transfers from golf to hotel
Golf
Prestwick Golf Club (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.
Accommodation
Trump Turnberry   
Turnberry Hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the Ailsa Course - one of the world's top 100 courses. An extensive renovation programme has restored the original vision of the hotel, transforming its public rooms and ensuring Turnberry's enduring reputation as one of the world's top hotels.
Friday, 26 July 2019
Sights Ferry from Cairnryan back to Belfast
Accommodation
Bushmills Inn Hotel   
Since its re-opening in 1987, the Bushmills Inn has come to epitomise the true spirit of Ulster hospitality and is regularly featured by travel writers and television presenters from all over the world.
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Sights Sightseeing at leisure. Optional golf available at Portstewart (extra cost applies)
Golf
Portstewart Golf Club The Strand Course (Optional golf available (not included in package) 
Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster's famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.
Accommodation
Bushmills Inn Hotel   
Since its re-opening in 1987, the Bushmills Inn has come to epitomise the true spirit of Ulster hospitality and is regularly featured by travel writers and television presenters from all over the world.
Sunday, 28 July 2019
Coach Return transfers from golf to hotel
Golf
Royal Portrush Golf Club (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. For only the second time in Open history, the Open Championship will be held outside of Scotland or England (both times at Royal Portrush). The world's greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 when Max Faulkner was the winner. The golf club has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999, the Amateur Championship in 1993 and in July 2019 it will host the 148th Open Championship.
Accommodation
Bushmills Inn Hotel   
Since its re-opening in 1987, the Bushmills Inn has come to epitomise the true spirit of Ulster hospitality and is regularly featured by travel writers and television presenters from all over the world.
Monday, 29 July 2019
Coach Walk from the golf course to the hotel (less than 200 metres!)
Golf
Royal County Down Golf Club (Tee time TBC - 18 holes of golf) 
Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.
Accommodation
Slieve Donard Hotel   
Open for over 100 years, Slieve Donard stands in 6 acres of private gardens leading to the world famous Royal County Down Golf Club. With deluxe accommodation, luxury surroundings and excellent facilities, Slieve Donard provides the ideal setting for any occasion.
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Coach Walk from the golf course to the hotel (less than 200 metres!)
Golf
Royal County Down Golf Club (18 holes of golf) 
Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.
Dining Farewell Dinner
Accommodation
Slieve Donard Hotel   
Open for over 100 years, Slieve Donard stands in 6 acres of private gardens leading to the world famous Royal County Down Golf Club. With deluxe accommodation, luxury surroundings and excellent facilities, Slieve Donard provides the ideal setting for any occasion.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Coach Transfer to the airport for your flight home
Flights Depart on your flight home or to your next travel destination

Golf Courses

Portstewart Golf Club The Strand Course

117 Strand Road
Portstewart, Co.Londonderry, NI, BT55 7PG
United Kingdom

Region: Ireland - North East

Portstewart Golf Club The Strand Course

Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster's famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.

Portstewart Golf Club is proud to offer 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster's famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.

Situated on Ulster's magnificent Causeway Coast Portstewart Golf Club presents a difficult but fair game. The Strand Course, redesigned in 1992, is indisputably the jewel in Portstewarts crown for both quality of game and scenery.

The course is set in classic links country amid towering sand dunes with views at every turn of the blue Donegal Hills, the rolling Atlantic and the tranquil estuary of the River Bann.

The opening hole with its evalted tee, dog-leg right to the green and sandy strip on the right, was always a particularly good and memorable opening hole and it is now immediately followed by seven new holes which are a joy to play.

 

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 5879
Architect: Willie Park, Des Giffin
Design Year: 1992

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Royal Belfast Golf Club

Station Road, Craigavad, Holywood
County Down, Ireland, IE
Ireland

Region: Ireland - North East

Royal Belfast Golf Club

One of only four Irish golf clubs with a "Royal" prefix, Royal Belfast Golf Club was founded in November 1881 and holds the distinction of being the oldest golf club in Ireland. Whilst the course is surrounded by illustrious links courses including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart, there is little doubt that Royal Belfast is one of the finest parkland golf courses in Ireland.

One of only four Irish golf clubs with a "Royal" prefix, Royal Belfast Golf Club was founded in November 1881 and holds the distinction of being the oldest golf club in Ireland.

Whilst the course is surrounded by illustrious links courses including Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart, there is little doubt that Royal Belfast is one of the finest parkland golf courses in Ireland.

Renowned architect, Harry Colt, was engaged to design the new course in 1925 and such was his success, that Royal Belfast has remained largely unchanged to this day.

Today, Royal Belfast provides a stern golfing challenge and offers one of the most beautiful settings of any Irish golf course, with its unrivalled views of Belfast Lough and the Antrim plateau beyond. At the heart of its varied challenge is the constant requirement for accuracy rather than length, while the numerous bunkers and subtly sloped greens ensure posting a low score is indeed a difficult feat.

The many major events hosted at Royal Belfast over the years include the Irish Professional Championship, won by Christy O'Connor Sr., and more recently, the Ulster Professional Championship, won by Darren Clarke.

Among the more memorable holes on the front nine are the short par three 4th, which measures only 142 yards but requires an accurate shot to a green literally surrounded by bunkers; the par four 8th, with out of bounds all along the left hand side; and the 408 yard par four 9th, rated the most difficult on the course and playing directly alongside Belfast Lough. The homeward journey will not disappoint either. From the beautiful short par four 10th playing alongside the water's edge, to the long par five 18th, each hole is a real pleasure to play.

Course Information

Par: 70
ACR: 71
Length (m): 5879
Architect: Harry Colt
Design Year: 1881

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Royal County Down Golf Club

36 Golf Links Road
Newcastle, NI, BT33 OAN
United Kingdom

Region: Ireland - North East

Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.

Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years. Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6566
Architect: Old Tom Morris/Harry Vardon
Design Year: 1889

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Royal Portrush Golf Club

Dunlunce Road
County Antrim, NI, BT56 8JQ
United Kingdom

Region: Ireland - North East

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world. For only the second time in Open history, the Open Championship will be held outside of Scotland or England (both times at Royal Portrush). The world's greatest golfers will gather to do battle for the famous Claret Jug in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 when Max Faulkner was the winner. The golf club has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999, the Amateur Championship in 1993 and in July 2019 it will host the 148th Open Championship.

Many golfers have portrayed Royal Portrush Golf Club Dunluce Links as one of the most challenging in the golf course world.

The golf club was founded in 1888 and has hosted many championships, such as the first Open Championship ever held in Ireland in 1951. In more recent times, Royal Portrush has hosted the Senior British Open 1995-1999 and The Amateur Championship in 1993.

Situated on the beautiful North Antrim Causeway coast, Royal Portrush Golf Club occupies a triangle of giant sandhills which present magnificent views in all directions.

The hills of Donegal in the west, the Isle of Islay and Southern Hebrides in the north, with the Giant's Causeway and the Skerries in the east. The course is overlooked by the ruins of 13th century Dunluce Castle and this gives its name to Royal Portrush's famous Dunluce course.

Course Information

Par: 73
ACR:
Length (m): 6192
Architect: Harry Colt
Design Year: 1888

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Prestwick Golf Club

2 Links Road
Prestwick, SCO, KA9 1QG
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain.

Forever remembered as the birthplace of the Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club has hosted 24 Opens in all, the last one being 1926, after which the crowds were deemed too large.

Prestwick Golf Club is situated just half an hour south west of Glasgow on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast. A stretch of land unequalled anywhere in the world for prime golfing terrain. Prestwick shares it boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 20 minutes from Turnberry, with Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside all within just 5 minutes drive.

Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the World. Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the lavish Dining room or just a snack in the relaxed Cardinal room.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6158
Architect:
Design Year: 1851

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Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Craigend Road
Troon, Ayrshire, SCO, KA10 6EP
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course

Royal Troon's Old Course is regarded as one of the great links courses in Scotland. It is a challenging test of golfing ability with the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom.

Founded in 1878 by a few enthusiasts Troon Golf Club soon outgrew its purely local reputation. The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota.

One of the great links courses in Scotland, the Old Course is a challenging test of golfing ability. With the wind to contend with, and deep rough interspersed with gorse and broom, accurate shot making is essential. Players should make their scores on the outward nine, as the prevailing north-westerly wind can make the back nine extremely difficult.

 

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR: 74
Length (m): 6537
Architect: Willie Fernie
Design Year: 1878

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Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

Turnberry, Ayrshire, SCO, KA26 9LT
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

The Ailsa course at Turnberry is spectacular, sitting on a perfect piece of links land with the water providing a perfect backdrop. Home to a number of memorable Open Championships, the course has been remodelled providing even more challenge.

The most junior of Open venues, the Ailsa course at Turnberry is nevertheless one of the best and toughest challenges in championship golf.

Sited between the magnificent Trump Turnberry Resort and the sea, this great course weaves in and out of spectacular dunes that, with Turnberry lighthouse and Ailsa Craig standing over 1200 foot high out at sea, form great backdrops to all of the holes.

The course has recently undergone an extensive renovation with the changing of a number of holes providing even more excitement along the cliffs. In fact the trio of holes 9, 10, 11 rival if not surpass those at Pebble Beach. The iconic Turnberry lighthouse has been transformed into arguably the world's best halfway house providing amazing views at the end of the 9th hole.

Although stretched to over 7,000 yards for Open Championships, the medal course is not one that demands great power for par but rather more care and attention to detail both off the tee and with the approach shots. This course has seen some of the best exhibitions ever in the game, particularly over its closing holes testing the world's greatest players to their limits.

Course Information

Par: 72
ACR:
Length (m): 5855
Architect: Willie Fernie, McPherson Ebert
Design Year: 1909, 2016

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Western Gailes Golf Club

Gailes, Irvine, SCO, KA11 5AE
United Kingdom

Region: Scotland - Glasgow & South West

Western Gailes Golf Club

Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland where many of the finest Scottish golf links are located. It is recognised as one of the finest and true links courses in Scotland.

Western Gailes Golf Club, founded in 1897, is situated on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland where many of the finest Scottish golf links are located and is only 4 miles from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. It is recognised as one of the finest and true links courses in Scotland measuring 6899 yards from the championship tees.

The course has played host to the Curtis Cup, PGA Championship, Seniors and prestigious Scottish Amateur Championship. It is also one of the final qualifying courses when The Open is played at Turnberry or Royal Troon.

The clubhouse, with its view of the hills of Arran and the sharp outline of Ailsa Craig standing out from the shimmering sea, gives an instant picture of the delights Western provides and the comforts it affords to all who visit.

Course Information

Par: 71
ACR:
Length (m): 6247
Architect:
Design Year: 1897

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