Golf in Northern Ireland — the Ultimate Round
The par-three second at Cairndhu is one of the holes featured in the Ultimate Round

The par-three second at Cairndhu is one of the holes featured in the Ultimate Round

Discover Northern Ireland has drawn up a list of 18 of the most formidable and iconic holes from its world famous links to lesser known parkland courses to make up the Ultimate Round of golf.

But are they really Northern Ireland's top 18 holes? Have they missed some greats or added some that simply don't belong?

Check out the videos below to discover the gems you should be playing or visit­round to see the full round.

Holes 1-3

Check out Castlerock Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club with Broadcaster Liam Beckett, Michael Moss and course designer Des Giffin.

Holes 4-6

The best of Royal Portrush Golf Club and Kirkistown Castle Golf Club, with John Bamber, Charlene Reid and Paul Lappin.

Holes 7-9

Ardglass Golf Club and the world famous Royal County Down Golf Club have so much to offer. Hear broadcaster Gerry Kelly talk about the views at Ardglass and the father son duo Kevan and Reeve Whitson on what they consider to be two of the best holes in Northern Ireland, the fourth and the ninth at RCD.

Holes 10-12

Barry McGuigan talks about the 10th at Lough Erne, former Dungannon president Sean T. Hughes on the difficulty of their short, par-three ninth designed by Darren Clarke while Michael Hoey picks out the tough 13th at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. 

Holes 13-15

The 351-yard second at Ballycastle with broadcaster Gavin Andrews, the spectacular clifftop second at Cairndhu with club member Hugh Logue and the par-four 18th at Malone with club professional Michael McGee.

Holes 16-18

Belvoir Park's club professional Michael McGivern sings the praises of the par-three eighth while  Rory McIlroy's cousin Fergus explains how everyone tries to match the world No 1's feats as a 15-year old by driving the 357-yard 17th at Holywood Golf Club. Then there's the 13th at Royal Belfast Golf Club, which is a favourite of former Ireland rugby international Paddy Wallace.