Portrush became the first course outside Scotland and England to host The Open in 1951, when Max Faulkner clinched his only major title.
The R&A have confirmed that Royal Portrush will host the 2019 Open Championship and Darren Clarke has praised the decision.
All four majors and a whole host of other big tournaments will be shown live on Sky Sports in 2016. Here's what you can look forward to.
We asked the world's top golfers what moment they most want to relive on the golf course from 2015.
Marc Leishman was in a positive mood after finishing second in The Open, following defeat in a three way play-off.
Louis Oosthuizen was unable to win The Open after a play-off defeat. His latest disappointment is the second time he's lost a major in a play-off.
Zach Johnson claimed victory at the 144th Open following a three-way play-off .
A disappointed Adam Scott finished tied for 10th at The Open after three bogies and a double bogey on the back 9 saw him finish 10 under.
Jordan Spieth bemoaned a couple of simple mistakes which left him 1 shot short of a play-off at The Open.
Danny Willett said it was fantastic to have played so well at The Open and experience being among the top players.
Andrew Coltart says Paul Dunne has the game to win the 144th Open but may lack the experience to lift the Claret Jug.
Louis Oosthuizen shares the lead at St Andrews on 12-under. The South African won the Claret Jug in 2010 and hopes he can use his experience to win his second Major.
Paul Dunne has a share of the lead going into the final day at St Andrews and his 12 under par for the tournament broke the amateur record by six shots.
Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes and revealed comments from Tiger Woods, who he played with in the opening two rounds, have given him added belief he can win at St Andrews.
Padraig Harrington is well placed after a seven-under-par 65 in his third round left him just one shot behind Jordan Spieth.
World number two Jordan Spieth shot a six-under-par 66 to end the day one shot off the lead.
2013 Open Champion Phil Mickelson is six shots off the lead after a disappointing third round 70 left him on four under par for the tournament.
Englishman Eddie Pepperell is competing in the Open for the first time, but is just two shots off the lead after a third round 66.
Australia's Marc Leishman's wife Audrey was seriously ill in hospital and Leishman says that has helped him put the game into perspective.
Graeme McDowell was disgusted with his driving after a frustrating 3rd round at the 144th Open from St Andrews.