The Strand Course is the indisputable jewel in Portstewart’s crown for quality of game and scenery. The course is set in classic links country amid towering sand dunes and views of the Donegal hills, the Atlantic and the River Bann. The first hole with its elevated tee, dogleg to the green and sandy strip on the right, is considered the best opening hole in Ireland.

 

For something less challenging, the Riverside Course stretches from the clubhouse down to the River Bann. And if you like a little heritage in your game, the original Old Course has tested players since 1894. The present clubhouse has come a long way from the corrugated iron and wooden frame of 1895. The present building, completed in 2009, makes it one of the most modern clubhouses in Ireland.


Without doubt, Portstewart has championship pedigree having hosted numerous important events and competitions including the qualifying rounds of The Open in 1951, the British Ladies Senior Championship in 2004 and the British Girls Amateur Championship in 2006.