After 68 years, this Spectacular International Sporting Championship returns to Northern Ireland

18 July 2019 - 21 July 2019

The 148th Open Championship will be held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland this year. 

Bringing over 190,000 Spectators and Visitors from across the world to Northern Ireland, with a TV Audience of 80 million from over 150 countries, the eyes of the world will be on Northern Ireland this year as the greatest golfers in the world battle it out to be crowned the Champion.

Local favourite Rory McIlroy will take to the green alongside Darren Clarke and even Tiger Woods in a fierce battle to be crowned Champion Golfer of the Year and win the Claret Jug!

In Celebration of the Open 2019, we are hosting our own Golf Competition! If your planning to attend the Open, or even arrive before or afterwards, enter our competition to win an overnight stay and two rounds of golf for two people!   Enter Now

Although the Open is on the North Coast, the Borough of Ards and North Down is sure to see some of the action.

From 5-Star hotels to Coastal BnB's, Ards and North Down have plenty of Accommodation to offer across July for travellers arriving by Land, Sea or Air.

Ards and North Down have great transport links, a 10-minute drive from Dublin to Belfast M1 Motorway, a busy train line that can take you to Portrush, great access from either of Northern Irelands airports or ferry ports.

For eager Golfers, the Borough has 11 Golf Courses and two driving ranges, including Ireland's Oldest Golf Club - The Royal Belfast, and Rory McIlroy's home club of Holywood.

We also have some Special Offers availabile to Golfers this year with some stay and play package deals.

We've come a long way

Discover NI launches The Open in Northern Ireland


For information on the open, see,
For information on Golf in Ards and North Down, see Here

For information on Northern Ireland, see DiscoverNI

18 July 2019 - 21 July 2019

Opening Times

  • First Day on Thursday 18th July
  • Finale on Sunday 21st July


  • Tickets have now been Sold Out

Contact Details

  • Address Holywood
  • Telephone For Tourist Information,
    call +44 (0) 28 9127 0069
  • Email For More Information
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