Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July 2016
Galgorm Castle, Ballymena

Event Info

The Northern Ireland Open is Northern Ireland’s annual professional golf tournament, which continues to grow every year and is truly a Golf Tournament for all the Family! In 2013, the event attracted over 22,000 spectators, in 2014 over 34,000 visitors attended and in 2015 & 2016 over 39,000 visitors flocked to the event.

The NI Open is part of the European Challenge Tour’s international schedule. The European Challenge Tour is the second tier of men’s professional golf in Europe, the final stepping-stone to the ‘big time’ of world golf. The NI Open attracts a strong contingent of Irish European Tour players such as Michael Hoey, Damien McGrane, Peter Lawrie, Simon Thornton and Gareth Maybin, rising European Challenge Tour stars Chris Selfridge, Gareth Shaw, Niall Turner and Ruaidhri McGee,

and rookie professionals Gavin Moynihan, Gary Hurley & Cormac Sharvin, plus a host of former European Tour winners.

The NI Open Food Festival was introduced in 2014 and formed part of Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink 2016, showcasing the best of local produce to a wide audience! The Food Festival forms part of the NI Open Village which also includes a wide range of Exhibitors, Live Music, Golf Art Exhibition, the Village Bar and the Tournament Scoreboard.

New for 2016 was the Interactive Zone, which provided something for all the family. The Interactive Zone offers FREE golf lessons for all and the opportunity to try your hand at Pitch & Putt on the new Fun Golf Area. For the young ones, the Kids Fun Area provides plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

Some Stats from NI Open 2016!

Competitors in Field
Winning Score
Total Spectators
Family Fun Event


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Our valued partners

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


Galgorm Castle
Sport NI
Tourism Ireland
GUI Ulster
Charles Hurst - Official Car Partner
Performance Active - Official Technology Partner
Galgorm - Official Hotel Partner
Bridgestone - Official Tyre Partner


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DTZ McCombe Pierce
Scottish Provident Building


Visit Aberdeenshire
AKS Air Con
GMP Industrial
Abbey Bond Lovis
North Down Marquees
McKeever Hotel Group
McMahon McKay Solicitors
KAI Agency
Robinson Golf Art
Regency Cabs
P & O Ferries
Event Exhibition
B4B Telecoms
PGPR Creative
Cool FM
Downtown Radio
Belfast Telegraph
Sunday Life
Alpha Newspaper Group
Walton Media
Irish Golfer Mag
Golfing Weekly
Irish Golfer Digital


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

Year of Food and Drink 2016

Northern Ireland Open News

2016 NI Open Official Programme

2016 NI Open Official Programme

Aug 19 2016

View the 2016 NI Open Official Programme HERE

Kiwi Fox wins Tayto Northern Ireland Open,  in partnership with Ulster Bank

Kiwi Fox wins Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in partnership with Ulster Bank

Jul 31 2016

Ryan Fox was simply too hot to handle as the New Zealander romped to victory in the Tayto Northern Ireland Open, in…

Frittelli fires into the lead at the NI Open

Frittelli fires into the lead at the NI Open

Jul 30 2016

South African Dylan Frittelli will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Tayto Northern Ireland Open in partnership…

Stow closes the gap on NI Open leader Besseling

Stow closes the gap on NI Open leader Besseling

Jul 30 2016

Tayto Northern Ireland Open in partnership with Ulster Bank leader Wil Besseling is ahead by just one shot as Ben Stow carded…


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

028 2564 6161

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