Rathmore Golf Club
Rathmore Golf Club boasts a rich history that spans many years, with the first mention of its existence dating back to a Royal Portrush Council meeting in October 1947. Rathmore Golf Club was granted permission to apply for affiliation to the Golfing Union of Ireland, and one month later, after submitting the club's rules to Royal Portrush Council for ratification, Rathmore Golf Club was officially formed.
In 1953, work began on building a clubhouse, which was opened by Lady Babington in the same year. Since then, the club has undergone several extensions to enlarge its facilities as its membership has increased.
The Valley Links, maintained to an exceptionally high standard by Royal Portrush Golf Club, is a 6,304 yard par 70 course with an SSS of 71. The course is situated in the natural valley between the large sand hills of the East Strand to the north and the Championship Dunluce links to the south. Despite its name, the Valley Links is not a flat course, as it features humps, hollows, and undulations that are common on a top-notch links course. Designed by the renowned Harry Colt, the course was constructed approximately three years after the completion of the Dunluce Links.
Rathmore Golf Club welcomes players of all skill levels, and no handicap or certificate is required to play on the course. For information on the best days to play, please contact the club. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, the Valley Links at Rathmore Golf Club is a must-play course, offering an unforgettable golfing experience in a beautiful natural setting.