Golf is in full swing this summer. With international tournaments such as the ISPS HANDA World Invitational at Galgorm Castle & Massereene (11-14 August) and the NI Masters EuroPro Tour at Clandeboye Golf Club (18-20 August) taking place, Northern Ireland will give a giant welcome to some of the best male and female golfers in the world and a global audience excited to watch the action.
When it comes to golf, we are giant. With 90 diverse clubs challenging players at all levels of the sport and homegrown champions like Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Stephanie Meadow to prove it – Northern Ireland is ‘Made for Golf’.
We are proud to be home of the Golf Digest Number One Golf Course in the World, Royal County Down, and world-renowned courses such as Royal Portrush, which will once again host The Open Championship when the world’s best golfers compete for the Claret Jug in 2025.
Now is the perfect time to dust off your golf clubs and enjoy a well-deserved golf staycation at one of Northern Ireland’s world-class courses. In addition, a number of the top courses have adjoining luxury hotels or wonderful places to stay just a short drive away, so you can keep the fun and relaxation going.
Discover Northern Ireland has teed up a list of some of the best stay and play offers to redeem and enjoy now and long after the summer months.
Roe Park Resort (4*), County Londonderry
Stay Longer and Save 15%
When one night just isn’t enough, stay a little longer and enjoy 15% off! Children can also enjoy entertainment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7pm – 9pm during August. The offer includes, full Irish breakfast each morning, use of the Health Suite including indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym and access to the Roe Valley Country Park adjacent to the hotel, which offers miles of stunning woodland walks.
One Night Stay & Play
If rolling out of bed and getting straight onto the golf course is your thing then their stay and play golf break is the best option. Their 18-hole parkland course is both challenging and enjoyable. This offer includes, full Irish breakfast, use of the Health Suite including indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym and unlimited rounds of golf during your stay.
Both offers are valid until 31st December 2022. Subject to availability. To book, call: +44 (0) 28 7772 2222 or email: Reservations@RoeParkResort.com.
Clandeboye Lodge Hotel (4*), County Down
The Perfect Round – Blackwood Golf Stay & Play (Par 3)
Enjoy a golfing getaway done with style and simplicity alongside the luxurious hospitality of Clandeboye Lodge. With the stunning Blackwood Golf Centre only a decent 5-rion away, they offer you a hassle-free golfing break to suit you. Play the Par 3 course before returning to the luxury of the hotel and the Coq & Bull brasserie to discuss the finer shots of the day.
The Perfect Round – Clandeboye Golf Stay & Play (Championship Dufferin course)
Play the Dufferin course at Clandeboye Golf Club, one of the highest rated championship courses on the island of Ireland, before returning to the luxury of the hotel and the Coq & Bull brasserie to discuss the highlights from a day of golf.
Offer redeemable by 31st December 2022. Subject to availability. To book, visit: https://www.clandeboyelodge.com/.
Lough Erne Resort (5*), County Fermanagh
· Couples Retreat
Enjoy an overnight luxury stay at Lough Erne Resort with a round of golf for one on The Faldo Course. Including breakfast, complimentary use of the Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room at The Thai Spa and access to the Collop Walk around the resort.
Group Stay & Play
Play 18 holes on Faldo and 18 holes on the Castle Hume Course. Followed by dinner in the clubhouse and an overnight stay in Lough Erne luxury accommodation. The offer includes, full breakfast each morning, use of the infinity pool with social distancing, access to The Collop Walk amid 600 acres, and guest Care & Well-Being Promise.
Both offers are valid up to 30th April 2023. Subject to availability. To book, call: +44 (0) 28 6632 3230.
Galgorm Resort (4*), County Antrim
Stay & Play – Two Nights & Two Rounds
Enjoy two nights at Galgorm Resort and two rounds at Galgorm Castle. Rates based on twin/double occupancy. Includes full Irish Breakfast and Thermal Spa Village access. Subject to availability at time of booking. Dinner can be added at Gillies, Fratelli Ristorante or Castle Kitchen + Bar.
Stay & Play – One Night & Two Rounds
Enjoy one night at Galgorm Resort and two rounds at Galgorm Castle. Rates based on twin/double occupancy. Includes full Irish Breakfast and Thermal Spa Village access. Subject to availability at time of booking. Dinner can be added at Gillies, Fratelli Ristorante or Castle Kitchen + Bar.
Both offers are valid until 31st December 2022. Subject to availability. To book, email: email@example.com.
The Consummate Pro Golf & Travel Package, County Londonderry and County Down
Golfing Two Night Stay & Play Break
Two nights, three rounds package to include Portstewart (The Strand Course), Castlerock and Ardglass with 4* accommodation in Belfast (AC Hotel Belfast B&B), including transfers.
Please quote “Discover NI stay & play offer” when redeeming. Offer valid until 31st December 2022. Subject to availability. To book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballycastle Golf Club and the Marine Hotel (3*), County Antrim
Causeway Coast Stay & Play
The Causeway Coast and Glens boasts some of the finest links and parkland courses on the island of Ireland. The Marine Hotel is ideally located for guests to enjoy the best of the provinces iconic courses including views of the sea while you stay and play. Enjoy one nights Bed and Breakfast with a round of golf at Ballycastle Club and evening meal in Marconi’s Bistro.
Two Night Causeway Getaway
Another great offer to visit the awe-inspiring Causeway Coast and Glens is only a drive away.Enjoy two nights Bed and Breakfast with a round of golf at Ballycastle Club and evening meal in Marconi’s Bistro.
Both offers are valid until 31st December 2022. Subject to availability. To book, email: email@example.com
Ardglass Golf Club, Margaret’s Cottage or The Cuan (4*), County Down
Ardglass Escape with Margaret’s Cottage
Enjoy a round of golf at Ardglass Golf Club with B&B at Margaret’s Cottage which is found right at the entrance to the Club. Hugging the coastline, this 18-hole links course is a true test of golf. The Irish Sea is visible from all 18 tees and greens and on a clear day it is possible to see across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man. Subject to availability. To book, call: +44 (0) 28 4484 1219.
The Cuan Strangford Package – Stay, Dine and Play
Enjoy a round of golf at Ardglass Golf Club when you book this package. The Cuan has a long-standing relationship with the stunning coastal Ardglass Golf Club, offering preferential green fee rates for all guests. This picturesque course and home of the world’s oldest clubhouse is only a 10 minute drive from the hotel. Subject to availability. To book, contact reception on: +44 (0) 28 4488 1222, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit, www.thecuan.com.
All offers are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply, and please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
For more information on golf courses and for more golf stay & play offers in Northern Ireland, please visit www.discovernorthernireland.com. Or follow Discover Northern Ireland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #NIMadeforGolf.