Golf on the causeway Coastal Route

Northern Ireland will be at the center of the global sporting spotlight when The Open is held outside of Scotland and England for only the second time in the Championship’s illustrious 150-year history.

A short 30-minute drive along the picturesque Causeway Coastal Route takes you from Ballycastle to Portrush. Ballycastle, a popular and conveniently located hub, is perfect for avid golfers.

The Causeway Coast and Glens boasts some of the finest links and parkland courses on the island of Ireland. The Marine Hotel is ideally situated for guests to enjoy the province’s iconic courses, including Ballycastle Golf Club right outside our door, as well as Royal Portrush, Portstewart, and Castlerock, all just a short drive away along our stunning coastline. We offer guests exclusive golf rates and packages. Contact our sales team to begin planning your next golfing trip.

The 153rd Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in July 2025. For Group Accommodation Enquiries during the event, please call 02820762222 or email events@marinehotelballycastle.com

51 Spacious En-Suite Bedrooms including Two Suites with Seaviews, Executive Suites Seaview Bedrooms, Standard Rooms and The Beach House self contained accommodation

Dine at Marconi’s Bar & Bistro overlooking the Sea with a range of menu options available to suit your group.

Store your Golfing equipment securely in our private storage facilities on site at The Beach House

Golf Causeway Coastal Route

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World Class Golf on the Causeway Coastal Route

Ballycastle Golf Club, founded in 1890, sits yards from the shoreline on the Causeway Coast, a spectacular stretch of golfing coastline of unsurpassed beauty.  The golf course is one of the most scenic in Northern Ireland and has a multitude of personalities from tame parkland holes to wild links offerings and includes flat and low-lying holes and a back nine that launches you up into seaside hills that command panoramic views of the town of Ballycastle, Fair Head, Rathlin Island and on a clear day the Mull of Kintyre.  It’s exposed location and the typical challenging conditions call for real shot making, from punched long irons, little bump and runs to hitting under the wind. This is how the game originally started and what real golf is all about. By the end of the round there is no doubt that you will have used every shot in your bag.

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Set within the 210 Acres of Gracehill lays an 18-hole Parkland Golf Course which is surrounded by spectacular ponds and woodland throughout. Gracehill House was founded in 1775 and the golf course founded in 1995. It was designed by the talented Frank Ainsworth into a 72 Par American Style course with challenging obstacles such as water hazards and huge trees. Some of the greens are strategically placed near water hazards while other holes are played through mature woodland or over heathland, making Gracehill one of the few courses in Ireland to offer such variety.

Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is a members club which welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions.

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