Royal County Down Golf Club - Annesley Links
36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland BT33 0AN
- par: 66 67
- length: 4.519 m 3.936 m
- par: 66 67
- length: 4.519 m 3.936 m
- architect:Old Tom Morris
Annesley Links golf course forms the second half of the Royal County Down golf club which dates back to 1889 in the Murlough Nature Reserve set in the Mountains of Mourne in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. Newcastle is just 30 miles south of Belfast or 90 miles north of Dublin, and so is easily accessible by road.
The course was designed by Old Tom Morris, both one of the most prolific designers and respected golfers of his generation, who won The Open Championship three times in his life.
The course is much shorter than the Championship Links course, but it continues to share the same magnificent views of the dune-filled landscape, and is considered to be a course that is just as challenging. Royal County Down is widely regarded as having the best golfing facilities in the country, providing a fulfilling day for golfers of all abilities.
Annesley is an 18 hole Links golf course with a par of 66, spread over 4519 metres. While buggies are not permitted on the course, caddies are readily available, and clubs, shoes and trolleys are available for hire on request.
The club boasts spectacular views of both courses from the Murlough Room, which offers food and drink to golfers, which is available throughout the day with a fully licensed bar. Locker rooms are provided for men and women, with full shower and washroom facilities.
It is advised to check the weather conditions in Northern Ireland as it is often changeable, although it is worth bearing in mind that Newcastle itself has its own micro climate and therefore is much drier than other parts of Ireland.
As the course is world-renowned, there are plenty of places to eat and stay nearby and there is something for everyone. You can take a look at customer reviews of this course on the left hand side.
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 15 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 12)A great links course, which doesn't overly penalize the errant shot. A lot of blind shots, and a caddy is recommended for the first time you play it. Long; regardless of handicap, consider using the yellow (Stableford) tees. Very fast, hard greens; probably from the constant wind off the sea; hard to stop the ball. Not cheap, but a once-in-a-lifetime must play! jpc
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Average rating obtained byThis rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.1golf.eu4 weeks ago, we played this legendary links course!The 100-year-old design used by the mountains, the sea and the sea more in scene!You should take the 1 h drive from Dublin to this gigantic golf course to play!Wow! World class!In addition to Valderrama and Tralee is the best what I've ever played!
Average rating obtained byThis rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 8 ratings obtained from www.ukgolfguide.comPlayed both course at RCD in very good conditions (little wind and dry). We were a group of 16 and all enjoyed both courses. Stunning set up of course a truely a good course. Some of our group said the ranking of 3 in the world was too high but all agreed a great course.It was slightly ruined by not being allowed into a bar on the Saturday and not being warned this in advance. If you do not want someone to enjoy your facilities then do not let them play. For this reason I have rated the club house differently for each course as one that does not allow you to use its bar cannot get more than 1 star.Most of our 16 said if they had a one round left then rather than play either of the two courses here, the would play Ardglass as it is more stunning. At RCD you can hear the sea but at Ardglass you play over it! That is ignoring the difference of Â£165 for RCD and Â£28 for Ardglass.In summary a fine course but most of us thought it was not the best course in the area, let alone the 3rd best in the world.