Description

Royal County Down Golf Club is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve.

The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.

The ‘bearded' bunkers are world famous and feature overhanging lips of marram, red fescue and heather. The greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot lacking conviction. This is a true test of any player's command of the traditional bump and run, the preferred way to play any links.

The ninth hole is one of the most photographed holes in world golf. A 486 yard par 4, it is played from one side of a huge mound down to a fairway some 60 ft below and 260 yards from the tee. From the bottom of the slope the second shot is played over two bunkers to a raised green.

The finest of all links courses, it offers a stern challenge from the championship tees. The record is 66 set by Ireland's first golfing superstar, Jimmy Bruen, in 1939.

From the stableford tees it offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

Visitor Playing Days

Royal County Down Golf Club welcomes men and women to the Championship Links on Mondays (am and pm), Tuesdays (am and pm), Thursdays (am), Fridays (am and pm) and Sundays (pm). Please make all bookings through the Secretary's Office. All bookings are subject to Booking Conditions.

location_on
  • 36 Golf Links Road
  • Newcastle
  • Antrim
  • BT33 0AN

Top Reasons To Visit

  • One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland
  • Championship links: 7,186 yards - Par 71
  • Annesley links: 4,617 yards - Par 66
  • Choice of tees
  • Caddies are available

You might also like

  • Alive Surf School
    Alive Surf School
    Activities

    Alive Surf School

    gps_fixed 104.64KM

    No1 ranked surf school in Ireland! (tripadvisor.com) 2012, 2013, 2014!

    Find Out More
  • Allen Park
    Allen Park
    Activities

    Allen Park

    gps_fixed 38.19KM

    An 18 hole Par 72 parkland golf course, floodlit driving range and practice areas, as well as a…

    Find Out More
  • Antrim Boat Club
    Antrim Boat Club
    Activities

    Antrim Boat Club

    gps_fixed 36.31KM

    A home for water sports including windsurfing, sailing, motor cruising and dinghy sailing.

    Find Out More
  • Ardglass Golf Club
    Ardglass Golf Club
    Activities

    Ardglass Golf Club

    gps_fixed 51.97KM

    Stunning clifftop golf. Ireland's answer to Pebble Beach.

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question

Ask a Question

arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.