May 9th, 2016
Tourism Ireland launch new competition
Campaign to highlight some of Belfast's hidden gems
Words: John Dean
The build-up to the Open Championship, which returns to Northern Ireland in 2019, continues to gather pace with the launch of a new annual parkland golf tournament as part of Tourism Ireland's plan to reach golfers around the world.
The Belfast Parkland International tournament has been created by the Greater Belfast Golf Cluster to promote Northern Ireland as a must-see global destination.
The competition will showcase five prestigious golf clubs in the Belfast area and offer golfers the opportunity to play three, four or all five parkland courses, including the home course of four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, Holywood Golf Club. The founding clubs are Holywood Golf Club, Belvoir Park Golf Club, Malone Golf Club, Royal Belfast Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club.
Simon Wallace, Tourism NI golf sales and marketing manager, said: "Ourlinks courses such as Royal Portrush and Royal County Down are world famous and rightly so, but we have a host of fantastic parkland courses also, with some of the best located within the Belfast cluster.”
For further information and booking, please visit: http://www.belfastparklandinternational.com/