Clandeboye Golf Club - Ava Course

51 Tower Road, Newtonards BT23 3PN, County Down, Northern Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 70 70
  • length: 5.260 m 4.670 m
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Description

  • holes:18
  • par: 70 70
  • length: 5.260 m 4.670 m
  • architect:William R. Robinson

Within County Down in the east of Northern Ireland is the Clandeboye Golf Club and its associated golf courses. The location of the club is excellent to welcome visitors from both near and far and the bustling capital city of Belfast is only half an hour away from the site by car. That said, the courses are set in some excellent and picturesque countryside and offer some excellent views across the estate in which they are set as well as further afield.

Not old by Irish standards, the club here was founded originally in 1933. However the club still boasts a rich and interesting history. The two courses at the club at present are the Dufferin and the Ava which have both matured well over the years and have their individual arsenals of features and fans.

The Ava course is the shorter of the two courses but is still made up of 18 holes. With a par of 71 and a length of 5263 metres, the Ava is considered the more universally appealing of the courses here. It is of a moorland-cum-parkland style and players should expect a good presence of mature trees as well as gorse and bracken combined with well contoured fairways and subtle undulations. The fairways here are more forgiving and this makes for a more enjoyable challenge of a course that can be enjoyed by players of varying skill levels. 

Facilities at the club are as to be expected and there is a bar in the clubhouse in which players can partake in a well poured beverage after their rounds. There is also a welcoming restaurant offering a selection of delicious dishes. With regards to practice facilities, there is a short game area which is perfect for players to sharpen up their skills. 

As this is the less popular of the two courses, tee time availability is generally good and there is sure to be a time to suit all, especially if arranged in advance. Green fee rates for the Ava are reasonable and offer fair value for money, they are somewhat cheaper than those of the Dufferin course.

Road links to the club from much of the rest of the country are good and links from Belfast to the rest of the United Kingdom as well as nearby Ireland are strong. There are a number of accommodation options in and around the local area which should appeal to most tastes and budgets. 

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Reviews (18)

  • Caddy
    2 reviews
    Nilsson

    Fun

    10/06/2014
    7.4
    This is the shorter of the courses here however it is still thoroughly enjoyable for all and one that is sure to appeal to golfers of varying skill levels and should nurture those newer to the sport. The second hole was a favourite of mine and green fees were reasonable. Great golf for all!
    Clandeboye Golf Club - Ava Course
    10/06/2014
    7.4 / 10 stars
    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L
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    golfShake
    29/03/2015
    14x8.6
    Course in great condition greens also good staff where very helpfull(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 17.1)
    This rating for Clandeboye Golf Club. is the average of 14 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    top100golfcourses
    07/07/2014
    3x6.7
    This is a nice course. There are some very nice holes, in great condition. Nice clubhouse and staff. For me sadly it didn't have the wow factor given its high rating. Holes 1 4 5 14 and 18 are well worth playing. Some of the rest I found not memorable. I will play this again, but top 10 in Northern Ireland, Im not sure.
    This rating for Clandeboye Golf Club. is the average of 3 ratings obtained from www.top100golfcourses.co.uk

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