Portstewart Golf Club
Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Big dunes make for a big challenge
There are the dunes you see on many courses and then there are sand mountains. Portstewart has sand mountain, and they make for an incredible landscape to play over. The opening nine at Portstewart’s Strange is where you dive in deep. The result? A seriously challenging, incredibly scenic, and totally unforgettable outward nine that alone assures Portstewart’s place as one of Northern Ireland’s best (and most enjoyable) courses. The back nine, while not quite as boisterously remarkable, is still worthwhile inclusion on top course. This is as memorable a links you’ll find.
Portstewart sometimes gets a bad rap for having just nine good holes (the front nine) along with an inferior back-nine. Now, this is true to a certain extent but I’d like to clarify and put it into context by saying that the front nine is rivetingly magnificent and the inward half still exceptionally good.Golf Empire
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Portstewart is open year round, weather permitting (but you may be playing off mats during the winter).
April through June are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October. May-June is likely your best bet for good weather, but any time in the spring / summer / fall should be fine..
Greens fees last verified September 2019. View them on portstewartgc.co.uk
Visitor Tee Times
Portstewart is closed to visitors during the following times:
Monday: noon to 2 p.m.
Tuesday: noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: until 11:30 a.m. and then again from 2:10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: noon to 2 p.m.
Saturday: until 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: until 9:20 a.m. and then again from 10:20 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are £45.
Pull carts are available for £3.50.
Electric pull carts are £15.
Golf carts are £40 but are only available to those with a medical need – you’ll need a medical certificate or doctor’s note to reserve one.
Portstewart has a driving range, putting green and short game practice area.