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Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship 2004 host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Senior British Open Championship host - one of the best links golf courses in the world.

Comments about Royal Portrush Golf Club

Here's what a few notable golfers and golf commentators said about Royal Portrush Golf Club ....

Darren Clarke
2011 British Open Champion, European Ryder Cup team member, multiple winner on USPGA and European Tours
"I am very proud indeed to be an Honorary member of Royal Portrush and I always enjoy playing the course when I'm at home. The pleasure of the course is greatly enhanced by its fantastic natural setting. No matter how hard you concentrate on your game, you just have to take time to enjoy the spectacle - and what a spectacle it is!

The view from the famous 14th tee at Royal Portrush will stand comparison with some of the finest around the world. Royal Portrush is now rated to be in the top 12 golf courses in the world and should indeed be number one."

Graeme McDowell
2010 US Open Champion and five time European Tour winner
"I have been fortunate in my career to play golf on some of the best, the most exciting and the most scenic courses of the world - but few of them can boast the fabulous natural setting enjoyed by our own North Coast golf courses. I admit to being completely biased but I reckon there is little to compare with the dramatic sea views from the courses at Royal Portrush."

Gary Player
10 Major Championship victories and multiple wins on the USPGA and European Tours
"I would love to see a British Open round here one day. Royal Portrush is a far better course than Troon. This is one of the real great Open courses."

Garth McGimpsey
2003 Walker Cup winning Captain, British Amateur champion, 13-times wnner of Irish Open Amateurs Championships
"Royal Portrush is a very special place for me, having won the North of Ireland Amateur Championship there five times."

Alan B Nichols
Golf Writer
"I found Royal Portrush to be one of the most enjoyable and interesting courses I have ever played. "

Tom Wargo
1993 PGA Seniors' Championship and 1994 Senior British Open winner
"Once I arrived in Portrush, I just couldn't wait to play. If you can't enjoy golf in these conditions, you won't enjoy playing anywhere."

Ernie Els
1994 & 1997 U.S. Open Championships, 2002 British Open Championship plus multiple International Tour victories
"It's been wonderful ... I love playing links golf. It's totally different to playing in the States. I enjoy manufacturing shots, making the ball run instead of hitting everything in the air."

John Bland
South African multiple Tour winner
"Royal Portrush is one of the great courses of the world."

Golf World Magazine
"Royal Portrush is a must-play stopover for golfers eager to experience one of the toughest golf challenges there is."

Charles Schwab
His company sponsors both the PGA and Senior PGA Tours and the senior circuit's new one-million-dollar Charles Schwab Cup.
"Each year I take a trip to Europe to play their great courses. So much history. My favorites are Muirfield in Scotland and Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

John F. Stacks
Golf writer -Travel & Golf Liesure Magazine
"It is impossible to overstate the grandeur and the challenge of Royal Portrush. If I had to play only one golf course for the rest of my life, this would be it. "

Terry Moore
Golf Writer
"I would personally rate Portrush as in the same elite company of Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and Crystal Downs."