Ballymena ‘Open’ to Business from Golf Event

Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry wish to congratulate Royal Portrush Golf Club on being awarded the 2012 Irish Open Golf Championship. The recognition of the world renowned golf course in this way is great news for both the local economy in the North West and across Northern Ireland.

With accommodation on the North Coast already at a premium, the Chamber of Commerce would hope that Ballymena, which is only 30 miles south of Portrush, will be an ideal base for many visitors planning on attending the event which including practice and the pro-am, will stretch over the last week of June. The road, rail and bus links from Ballymena to Portrush are all excellent, making your travel to the golf easy.

Ballymena’s wide range of hotels and guest house accommodation with prices to suit all pockets will allow tourists great choice for their break. And in the evening after the long day on the course they can relax and enjoy a meal in one of the borough’s excellent restaurants.

And if, your party is divided on watching some of the world’s best players on the idyllic but windswept coast, Ballymena is also renowned as the premier shopping destination in Northern Ireland. There are two shopping centres and a wide range of multi national retailers. But what makes Ballymena unique is its independent retailers. Many of these family owned businesses have been here for generations and offer a shopping experience which is second to none. Also, if you haven’t had enough golf, Ballymena boasts two excellent golf courses.

Chamber hopes that everyone enjoys their visit to the event and would like to wish the Captain and members of Royal Portrush every success in their preparations and we have no doubt that it will be a tremendous success. We are confident that you will receive a warm welcome from the people of Northern Ireland, nowhere more so than in Ballymena.

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