Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th August 2017
Galgorm Castle, Ballymena

Event Info

The Northern Ireland Open, Northern Ireland’s annual national professional tournament returns to Galgorm Castle, Ballymena from Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th August 2017. The NI Open is not just a golf event, rather a Golf Tournament for all the Family!

In 2015 & 2016 over 39,000 visitors flocked to the event.

A brand new format and a tournament full of innovation is certain to make the 2017 Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf, one of the most talked about events in world golf this year and a must visit for golf fans across the UK and Ireland.

Now in its fifth year, the NI Open is one of the best supported events on the European Challenge Tour’s international schedule, both with record attendances and depth of field. And now in 2017, the NI Open has embraced the European Tour’s vision of introducing fresh new ideas and innovation to professional golf with the introduction of Shootout Sunday.

156 players will tee it up ahead of the traditional 36-hole cut, before a 54-hole cut for the top 24 players followed by five rounds of six-hole strokeplay matches in what will be a high octane and dramatic Shootout Sunday.

The NI Open is part of the European Challenge Tour’s international schedule, the second tier of men’s professional golf in Europe and the final stepping-stone to the ‘big time’ of world golf. The NI Open attracts a strong contingent of Irish European Tour winners such as Michael Hoey, Simon Thornton and Damien McGrane, rising European Challenge Tour stars Chris Selfridge, Cormac Sharvin and Ruaidhri McGee, plus up and coming professionals Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley and Ballymena’s very own Dermot McElroy, plus a host of former European Tour winners and Ryder Cup players.

The NI Open is not just a golf event, rather a Golf Tournament for all the Family!

The NI Open Food Festival showcases the best of local produce and forms part of the NI Open Village which also includes a wide range of Exhibitors, Live Music, the Village Bar and the Tournament Scoreboard.

The Interactive Zone offers something for all the family with FREE golf lessons for all and the opportunity to try your hand at Pitch & Putt on Galgorm Castle’s Fun Golf Area. For the young ones, the Kids Fun Area provides plenty of activities to keep everyone happy. Stay tuned for exciting news as 2017 progresses. The event is FREE to enter, simply register for your tickets HERE 

Some Stats from NI Open 2016!

156
Competitors in Field
-19
Winning Score
39721
Total Spectators
100%
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BDO NI
Scottish Provident Building
Visit Aberdeenshire
Bruce Shaw
Diageo
Harry Corry
Your Golf Travel
Parr Group
SAM - Controls
Bel Air
Abbey Bond Lovis
Jacobsen
Druids Golf
Keystone Law
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McKeever Hotel Group
KAI Agency
B4B Telecoms
Regency Cabs
Adhaus
North Down Marquees
French Village Catering
Ivory Pavilion
Robb Brothers Wine Merchants
Event Exhibition
Clear Channel NI
PGPR Creative
Belfast Telegraph
Irish Golfer Mag
Walton Media
Alpha Newspaper Group
Tee to Green

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Combining World Class Golf with Northern Ireland’s World Class Food

Year of Food and Drink 2016

Northern Ireland Open News

BDO Northern Ireland tees-up NI Open sponsorship for second year

BDO Northern Ireland tees-up NI Open sponsorship for second year

Jul 20 2017

BDO Northern Ireland has been confirmed as the latest big-name sponsor of the 2017 NI Open, one of the biggest events in…

Fairweather and Mulligan secure NI Open invites

Fairweather and Mulligan secure NI Open invites

Jul 19 2017

Knock’s Colin Fairweather overcame fellow Irish international and former champion Tiarnon McLarnon and Boys international Thomas Mulligan in a play-off to win…

From The Dark Hedges into NI Open spotlight

From The Dark Hedges into NI Open spotlight

Jul 11 2017

The Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf possesses plenty of heritage but the tournament’s official trophy gives…

Perfect partner as Galgorm Resort & Spa  becomes new NI Open Title Sponsor

Perfect partner as Galgorm Resort & Spa becomes new NI Open Title Sponsor

Jun 23 2017

Galgorm Resort & Spa has become the new Title Sponsor of the Northern Ireland Open presented by Modest! Golf to further enhance…

 

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 Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Galgorm Road Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

028 2564 6161

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