Royal County Down Golf Club - Championship Course

36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, Co. Down, Northern Ireland BT33 0AN

  • holes:18
  • par: 71 76
  • length: 6.571 m 5.714 m
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Description

  • holes:18
  • slope: 142 148
  • year:1889
  • par: 71 76
  • length: 6.571 m 5.714 m
  • architect:Old Tom Morris

The Championship Links golf course makes up the main part of the Royal County Down golf club which was built in 1889 set in the Murlough Nature Reserve in the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. Newcastle is around 1 hour south of Belfast or 2 hours north of Dublin, and is easily accessible via motorway.

The course was designed by Old Tom Morris, a highly regarded golfer and designer, who won The Open Championship three times in his life.

The course is surrounded with magnificent views of the dune-filled landscape and the Dundrum Bay coastline, and is often regarded as one of the best courses in the world. Royal County Down is considered to offer some of the best golfing facilities in the country, providing an exceptional experience for golfers of all abilities.

The Championship course is an 18 hole Links golf course with a par of 71, which spreads itself over 6571 metres. Due to the nature of the course buggies are not allowed, but caddies are usually available, and clubs, shoes and trolleys are available to rent from the club.

Visitor tee times are at 12 minute intervals in groups of 4, allowing the optimum number of golfers to play the course each day. Green fees are relatively low considering its outstanding reputation, however they do fluctuate depending on the season.

The club delivers breath-taking views of both its courses from the Murlough Room, a bar and restaurant within the club, which is open all day with a fully licensed bar. Locker rooms are available for both men and women, with full washroom and shower facilities.

Although the weather in Northern Ireland is normally very wet, Newcastle is positioned in its own micro climate and therefore has a lot less rain than other parts of the country.

As the course is world-renowned, there are places to eat and stay in abundance nearby, which cater to everyone. Check out our golf packages that include this course   here and see the reviews of other customers about this course on  left hand side of this page.

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Reviews (124)

  • Caddy
    1 review
    George Dwengo

    One of the greatest links courses

    02/06/2015
    9.0
    Was fortunate enough to play this course with a friend who is a member at Royal Country Down, and I was absolutely blown away buy its natural beauty and breah-taking views. It's definitely in the same category as St. Andrews Old Course and Trump Turnberry, without a shadow of a doubt. Very challenging track indeed with great variety, didn't have the best of days but still managed to card a sub -100 score. And of course it was in pristine condition. I hope i'm lucky enough to give it another shot in the future, and I can really see the Irish Open becoming one of the top events on the European Tour due to the layout of this wonderful course
    Royal County Down Golf Club - Championship Course
    02/06/2015
    9.0 / 10 stars
    this review is the subjective opinion of a GOLFBOO user and not of GOLFBOO S.L
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    golfShake
    13/04/2015
    15x9.6
    (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
    This rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 15 ratings obtained from www.golfshake.com
  • Average rating obtained by

    todaysgolfer
    19/06/2007
    1x10
    A truly brillant links course. The course was in great condition when I played it in march. Make sure you bring your A game for it is a difficult course.
    This rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 1 ratings obtained from www.todaysgolfer.co.uk
  • Average rating obtained by

    1golfEU
    07/05/2014
    2x10
    4 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!
    This rating for Royal County Down Golf Club. is the average of 2 ratings obtained from www.1golf.eu

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