Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th August 2018
Galgorm Castle Ballymena


Event Info

The Northern Ireland Open is Northern Ireland’s homegrown national annual professional golf tournament and has been on the European Challenge Tour schedule since 2013. Prior to 2013 the NI Open featured on the PGA Europro Tour (2010-2012).

Since its inception as a European Tour Group event, the NI Open has been the European Challenge Tour’s standout tournament with record crowds growing year on year. In 2017 over 43,000 visitors attended and the event created and enjoyed the innovative ‘Shootout Sunday’ format, won by Frenchman Robin Sciot-Siegrist.

The NI Open is not just a golf event, rather a Golf Tournament for all the Family! The NI Open has something for everyone including a gin festival, food festival, kids fun area plus much more!

The NI Open is fortunate to have the support of Niall Horan; Niall’s golf management company Modest! Golf have been an event partner since 2015 and as a massive golf fan, Niall is very involved in the event.

Stay tuned for exciting news as the year progresses. The event is FREE to enter, simply register for your tickets HERE once available.

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 plus up and coming professionals such as Cormac Sharvin, Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley and Ballymena’s very own Dermot McElroy, plus a host of former European Tour winners and Ryder Cup players.

The event showcases the best of local food within 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. Budding Rory McIlroys and Stephanie Meadows can become Junior NI Open Champions; the GolfNow Junior NI Open was launched in 2017 and was a great success so will return again in 2018 bigger and better!

For the young ones, the Kids Fun Area provides plenty of activities to keep everyone happy, including the magical Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail


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Our valued partners

European Challenge Tour
Tourism NI
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
Modest Management


Galgorm Castle
Sport NI
Tourism Ireland
GUI Ulster


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Northern Ireland Open News

Robin soars to Shootout Sunday victory at NI Open

Robin soars to Shootout Sunday victory at NI Open

Aug 13 2017

Robin Sciot-Siegrist came through 30 holes of golf – plus a shootout play-off hole – to claim a maiden European Challenge Tour…



Aug 13 2017

Final results from Shootout Sunday at the Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented by Modest! Golf.

Shootout Sunday Holes

Shootout Sunday Holes

Aug 13 2017

A breakdown of the holes being used for today’s Shootout Sunday course at the Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open, presented…

Play-off drama precedes Shootout Sunday at NI Open

Play-off drama precedes Shootout Sunday at NI Open

Aug 12 2017

A five-man play-off for two spots was required to determine the top 24 at the Galgorm Resort & Spa Northern Ireland Open,…


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

028 2564 6161

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