Royal County Down looks set to host Horizon Irish Open in 2024

Ronan MacNamara

A view of the ninth hole on the Annesley Links at Royal County Down with the Mourne Mountains in the background. (Photo: Courtesy Royal County Down Golf Club)

Royal County Down looks set to host the 2024 edition of the Horizon Irish Open.

According to a report in the Irish Mirror the DP World Tour are expected to confirm the venue which last hosted the tournament in 2015 where Soren Kjeldsen pipped Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger in a sudden death playoff.

Royal County Down would take over hosting duties from the K Club which is due to host the tournament this September 7-10 and again in 2025 and 2027 as part of a long term sponsorship agreement with Horizon Therapeutics which was signed last year.


This would be the first time the Irish Open has been held on a links course since 2019 (Lahinch) and the first time it has returned to Northern Ireland since the 2020 edition in Galgorm Castle.

This September’s prize fund for the Irish Open is €6 million with Min Woo Lee and Billy Horschel recently added to an already impressive looking field which also includes Rory McIlroy who will return to the site of his dramatic 2016 victory.

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