Irish Open confirmed for RCD in 2024

The Amgen Irish Open will return to Royal County Down in 2024 when one of most prestigious events on the DP World Tour schedule is contested over the famous Newcastle links from September 12-15, 2024.

The 2024 DP World Tour schedule has been revamped with “five innovative Global Swings” and the Irish Open is part of “Phase Two – The Back Nine, where some of The Tour’s most iconic tournaments and national Opens will be played from August to October.

The $6 million (£5.1m) Irish Open will return to Royal County Down for the first time since 2015 when Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen defeated Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Weisberger in a play-off to receive the trophy from then tournament host Rory McIlroy.

Northern Ireland last hosted the Irish Open in 2020 when the national Open was played at Galgorm during the Covid-19 pandemic and American John Catlin won. It was also played at Portstewart in 2017 when Ryder Cup hero John Rahm won and Royal Portrush in 2012 when Jamie Donaldson won.

The Irish Open moves north in 2024 after being played at The K Club in Straffan, Dublin where Sweden’s Vincent Norman was crowned the 2023 champion. Home favourites such as McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington all played at The K-Club and another quality field is expected at Royal County Down in 2024, one week before the Tour’s flagship event The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Mourne Golf Club is one of three affiliated golf clubs in Newcastle alongside Royal County Down and Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club and is very much part of the golfing campus at Newcastle.

During tournament week Mourne Golf Club will be open to all visitors and members with food and drink served all day plus a full itinerary of entertainment to be announced in due course.

The 2024 Irish Open promises to be another week-long celebration of golf and Mourne Golf Club looks forward to welcoming visitors next September.


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Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen won the 2015 Irish Open at Royal County Down (Getty Images)

A Warm Welcome From Mourne

When the Amgen Irish Open rolls into town in September 2024 there is sure to be a great buzz around the entire town of Newcastle. Mourne Golf Club is perfectly situated and will be open to everyone during tournament week (Sept 12-15)

Click through to find out more about the previous winners of the Irish Open since the European Tour formed in 1975. The national championship was also played at RCD in 1928, 1935 and 1939.


For more information on how to buy tickets and corporate packages, visit the dedicated Irish Open section on the DP World Tour site. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!


Royal County Down Championship Links

Images on page courtesy RCD & Thompson Visuals

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