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There are 13 accredited golf courses within a 20 mile radius of The Merchant Hotel, with some of the most famous courses also only a short journey away:

Royal Belfast Golf Club (Under 10 miles south of Belfast)

Founded in 1881 Royal Belfast Golf Club lays claim to the title of the oldest golf course in Ireland. This meticulously mainted course with impeccable greens and groves of rhododendrons and gorse providing a colourful backdrop in Spring also boasts stunning sea views.

Royal County Down (30 miles south of Belfast)

Royal County Down Golf Club is at Newcastle, a little holiday town nestling at the feet of the majestic Mountains of Mourne. It’s an exhilarating location for a classic links golf course where the Bay of Dundrum sweeps out into the Irish Sea and where the mighty peak of Slieve Donard (3,000 ft.) casts its shadow over the town.


Royal Portrush Golf Club (2 Courses) (60 miles North of Belfast)

Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in the world, the Dunluce Links, and the hidden gem, the Valley Links. The only club in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship, Royal Portrush is a members club which welcomes visitors all year round to face the challenges of its courses and to brave the testing conditions.


Portstewart Golf Club

Portstewart has played host to many major Amateur and Professional Championships over the years and offers 54 holes of golf spectacularly set on Ulster’s famous Causeway Coast with something for every golfer.

On your return to The Merchant Hotel after an enjoyable golf day out, why not book into The Spa for a sports massage or hydrotherapy treatment to aid your body’s recovery. With the additional facilities of a Rooftop Hot Tub and Steam Room, we provide the perfect surroundings to wind down at the end of your active day.

We also offer the following services to ensure that your golf experience is matched by our five star luxury:

  • Golf bag handling, clean and storage
  • Golf Shoe clean
  • Early breakfast can be arranged on request
  • Transfers can be arranged to your chosen course
  • With prior arrangement we can arrange a late dinner if you know you will not be back to time for last orders in the restaurants


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