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Antrim NORTH Tyrone Down


The landscape of the North offers golfers of all abilities a marvellous natural environment in which to play. There are more than one hundred clubs and courses here – set in meadowlands, parklands and on the coastal fringes – and each one providing the visitor and inhabitant with a rich and wonderful experience.


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t the heart of the North is the City of Belfast. More than one million people live in and around this


conurbation which has a deep and rich history. Nowadays it’s a thriving metropolis with shops, boutiques, restaurants and theatres. It is a modern city with accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Yet despite all that, within fi ve miles of the city centre there are swathes of magnifi cent countryside and at least a dozen golf courses. For any golfer a visit to Northern Ireland is essential. Golf here is in the blood and bone. It’s part of the natural landscape. Big heavy shouldered mountains seem to watch as you putt for that birdie. Windswept beaches and wide sand dunes give you a sense of the eternal. Judging the wind and the grass as you hit for the green becomes an exciting game of wits with the forces of nature. And there’s something about the North that makes great golfers. From the late great Fred Daly to Ryder Cup stars Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and of course Graeme McDowell. It’s no wonder then that the North’s courses are


so well regarded. Here you’ll fi nd world famous Links like Royal Portrush and Royal County Down; courses that regularly feature in the world top 20 golf rankings. Many here have been created by the top players and designers. Sir Nick Faldo - who captained the 2010 Ryder Cup Team - has designed the breathtaking Lough Erne with its enchanting parkland fairways; where the water of the lakes and loughs make sure to test the skills of any player. And that’s just the golf. There’s so much more to


the North. Take a walk along the incredible natural phenomenon that is the Antrim coast and the Giant’s Causeway. Or will away a few hours discovering how to make real whiskey with the Bushmills distillery. Enjoy a quiet meal in a top restaurant or a traditional music session in a bar. Here there is ample opportunity to play.


Galgorm Castle Golf Club


Londonderry


Fermanagh


Armagh


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