Portstewart is perhaps unfairly over-shadowed by the two Ulster Royals, Portrush and County Down. The brainchild of Willie Park Jr, it belongs on the elite level. A ‘true test is a much overused phrase, but here it’s a nod to the ingenuity of the shots required to get round this masterpiece. Undulating dunes, the run off bunkers, rolling fairways and tricky manicured greens combine in perfect harmony. The views from almost every hole are simply, magical. The Atlantic is never far away and the beauty of the course has to be seen to be believed. In 2017 Portstewart hosted the Irish Open, Jon Rahm, won but so too did the course: “the golf course is amazing. It’s probably one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen, if not the most”.