What is the International Pairs?

International Pairs is a worldwide golf competition for amateur club golfers with a recognized golf handicap and is arguably the World’s largest amateur pairs golf competition.

International Pairs are specifically aimed and designed to give the amateur, handicap clubs and public handicap-registered golfers, the possible opportunity to play at a higher level against golfers of other countries in exciting tournament conditions.

Golfers at Invited clubs are only 2 steps away from qualifying to represent their club and country at the International Pairs World Final in Portugal in 2021, all expenses paid.

Step one:

Qualify through your local club to secure your place in the
Northern Ireland finals. All expenses paid

Step two:

Qualify at the Northern Ireland finals to represent your club and country at the International Pairs World Finals in Portugal in 2021. All expenses paid.


  • Several qualifying events are run by the clubs concurrent with their club competitions.
  • Players pay a once off additional fee to play in the qualifying event at the club.
  • A club will hold 4 qualifying events.
  • Winners from these qualifying events go through to the International Pairs Northern Ireland Country final. All expenses paid!
  • Winners of The International Pairs Northern Ireland Final will go through to the World Finals.

The World Finals:

  • Flights and transport from Northern Ireland to the venue in Portugal are covered.
  • For the players it is based on 2 people sharing.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights. including breakfast.
  • Practice round day after published arrival, competition round 1 and competition round 2.
  • Dinner and official functions on 4 evenings with cocktails, entertainment and limited specified beverages.
  • Lunch after golf at the facilities provided by the club.
  • 1 Tournament Golf shirt per person.
  • Gift pack upon arrival.
  • Range balls on each day as specified within the tournament conditions.
  • Pull cart for 3 rounds

Latest News

Welcoming Texas, USA to the International Pairs

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India Reconfirms Participation for 2021 World Final

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Dominican Republic Becomes First Golf Destination in the Caribbean to Join International Pairs

International Pairs Dominican Republic will start their first season with the Hodelpa hotel chain as the title Sponsor, the Hodelpa hotel chain are 100% Dominican with more than 1.400 rooms on the Island! Hodelpa has developed the most competitive tour in the country, with qualifying events in 4 regions. The participants will be spoilt with designer courses […]

International Pairs Northern Irelands Joins up with 4 LEAF EXHIBITIONS / 4GOLF.

International Pairs Northern Ireland partners with 4 LEAF EXHIBITIONS/ 4GOLF as the main sponsors for 2021 / 2022 golf season.  4 LEAF EXHIBITIONS/ 4GOLF will deliver a golfing experience for club golfers across North and South Ireland like no other.  With 25 years experience they are a (NI) based company focussed around providing a niche, […]

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