Golf is a global activity and Northern Ireland’s three champion golfers – Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke - have played a highly significant role in putting Northern Ireland on the international golfing map as an established destination.

This destination status has resulted in NITB working closely with international, national and local bodies and organizations to promote, market and develop Northern Ireland golf tourism.  The Board is a member of both the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA)  -  tour operator led organizations that also represent the wider golf tourism industry.  Through annual conferences and workshops NITB has the opportunity to promote the NI golf product to a global market and maximise its profile through golf operator programmes. 

NITB has developed its golf tourism product through a new NI Golf Quality & Assurance Scheme, part of an all Ireland initiative.  The primary focus is on delivering a quality experience for all visiting golfers, and with 32 golf clubs currently approved with the Quality Mark, it is a positive sign of the golf industry’s commitment to delivering standards of excellence to visitors. 

For more information on the Golf Scheme visit here

If you require further information or would like to develop golf tourism within your region or business, please contact Karen Hope, Golf Tourism Officer:
Tel: 028 9044 1582

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