Royal Portrush Golf Club is a private golf club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The 36-hole club has two links courses, the Dunluce Links (the championship course) and the Valley Links. In 1951, Royal Portrush hosted the Open Championship, the oldest of golf’s major championships; the only Open not held on the island of Great Britain. Portrush will host the Open again in 2019. Royal Portrush hosted the Irish Open in 2012, the first in Northern Ireland since 1953. The Dunluce Links course is considered to be one of the best courses in the world. It was ranked at number 4 by Golf World in their list of “The 100 greatest courses in the British Isles” in November 1996. Golf Magazine ranked it at number 12 in their list of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and Golf Digest ranked it as the fourth best course outside the United States in 2007.