Royal Portrush Golf Club - Valley

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4.6
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4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
4
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.4
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6336
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Royal Portrush - Valley Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6336 yards
Medal 71 6097 yards
Scorecard for Valley Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.7/119 349 385 141 534 443 409 320 496 140 3217 465 486 421 165 391 171 493 194 333 3119 6336
White M: 69.0/116 W: 70.7/121 339 374 135 520 419 399 311 489 130 3116 452 478 412 155 349 165 469 178 323 2981 6097
Handicap 11 7 15 9 1 5 13 3 17 2 10 4 18 12 16 8 6 14
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 36 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1888
Golf Season Year round
Architect H. S. Colt (1931) Martin Ebert (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard and Amex Credit Cards
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf shirts must have collars, with either long or short sleeves. Collarless shirts, such as t-shirts of any variety, are not allowed.

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4.6
15
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Wonderful course

This has to be one of my favourite courses. It was in immaculate condition, the greens were beautifully manicured and like lightning. We played it on a perfect sunny autumn day. Derek in the Starter's office was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love Royal Portrush

The only issue was we were a two ball and we were stuck behind 3 four balls. The pace of play was so slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Best value we’ve had golfing in Ireland the pro course is great but the valley at 1/6th price is as good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

In ok condition with fairways a bit ragged.

Holes very samey with limited danger apart from rough either side.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Well worth a Hot Deal

Played the Valley last Friday on a windy day (I reckon it was about 50 yards difference with / into the wind; on 11 I drove it 340 yards or so with the wind, on 12 I drove it 240 yards into the wind with just as good a strike). The course was still playing on mats but that didn't really detract from the experience. Only one green was closed for reseeding, other than that the course was in great condition for late March.

The Valley course has lost two holes (5th and 6th) for the new holes on the Dunluce links. You can get a good look at the new holes for the Dunluce from the 5th tee of the Valley. The rearranged version of the Valley is great and I'm not sure the old holes would have made it any better. The holes gained (17th and 18th) are a nice way to end your round.

Overall, I was happy with my afternoon of golf. Not sure it would be worth £50, but if you can get it on a Hot Deal at £20 then go for it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Portrush valley links

Spectacular!! A wonderful days golf. Had a balls up with my booking and pro was super helpful and sorted me out. There was alot of work going on as the open is next year but never stopped us from having a fantastic day out. Had to hit of matts on fairways which wasn't good and I feel totally unnecessary with it being a links. Tee box's, fairways and greens in great shape. Greens were very quick as expected. There was a few changes in the hole lay outs but other than a temporary green on the 15 th you wouldn't notice the changes. Facilities were average considering this course is part of royal portrush. I would like to see the royal being extended to this course but not effect the price which was super at £20. Will Deffo b back in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter Golf at The Links

Great venue, weather benign, course in great order but when booked we we’re not told that mats were in use and 2 holes out of play. Will be back to enjoy again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather

Class

Really enjoyable course which is possible to score on. played in the middle of winter and the condition was great. Don't remember seeing any fairway bunkers which was strange. If you get the opportunity do not hesitate to play here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Really enjoyed this golf course, especially the par 3's, the course was in good condition and greens perfect, can't wait to play it again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great links course

Staff fantastic and gladly made tea and coffee"to warm you up a bit" before and after play....despite the heavy rain the previous week course was great , rough not overly punishing as some links courses can be.... looking forward to another round in the future. Clem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

fantastic linkscourse

Beautiful course. Rain was expected, but we hardly had any rain. There is always wind. Fantastic linkscourse. They changed two holes for The Open in 2019 to make space for the grandstand. If you would know you would not even see it. On my golfwatch I just skipped two holes. The 17th and 18th are new, but it looked like they were always like that. Great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather

The ugly duckling at Royal Portrush gets a dramatic facelift

The Valley Links, home of the Rathmore Golf Club, has always been the overlooked links at the Royal Portrush Golf Club. All of its holes sit in the bottom of a bowl of dunes below the Dunluce Links - a proper symbol of its status.

And when the Dunluce Links needed more land for two new holes to be put in play at The Open in 2019, it stole from the Valley Links. What the Valley lost with the demolition of its fifth and sixth holes, it gained in four new or altered finishing holes designed by architect Martin Ebert.

The new 171-yard 15th hole drops off of a dune, playing directly into the wind. The extended 16th hole (the old 17th) has been stretched into a reachable par 5. The new 194-yard 17th hole finishes at a plateau green that was one of the original greens at the club still used as part of the pitch-and-putt Skerries nine. The round ends downwind with a new 333-yard, short par 4 that will leave your confidence soaring. The view from this tee might be the best view from any tee at Royal Portrush, cementing the Valley's legacy as one of the best links in all of Ireland, not just Northern Ireland.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather

Royal Portrush GC - Valley Links Course

Unfortunately the Valley Links Course will always play in the shadows of the better known bright light at Portrush, the Dunluce Links. The Valley plays a bit shorter and a bit easier but the accomplishment of completing a good round on the Valley Course is just as satisfying. The elevation changes, rolling fairways set amongst dunes with native fescues, gorse brush, fast rolling greens, strategic bunkering and a steady breeze all make for ideal links conditions. Enthusiastic members, welcoming staff, good Guinness, brilliant golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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