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

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