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Royal County Down Golf Club

Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3314
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Believe the hype

Well worth any excuse to play this magnificent course. Lived up to all of the praise and reviews... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mhh_hlstr
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Denton, Texas
Best of the best

My opinion is that this was the best golf I've played either in Ireland or the U.S. We played... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Ron F
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back 100 years, this 18-hole Championship Course is rated among the best in the world.
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Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4372 3314
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth any excuse to play this magnificent course. Lived up to all of the praise and reviews. Great layout, scenery, caddies..we had a wonderful time.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My opinion is that this was the best golf I've played either in Ireland or the U.S. We played Doonbeg, Lahinch, Tralee, Sligo, Enniscrone, and County Louth in addition to RCD. Hands down the best. We used caddies and my caddie (Eamon) was excellent. He...More

3  Thank Ron F
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Course lived up to its expectations.Everything was top notch.The course is a little funky at times but conditions and views make up for it.Cant wait to play again.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Played August 3-4, 2017. Wonderful golf course. Weather was good but windy. Greens in very good conditions. Sand traps were difficult with deep rough and fescue around them. Definitely need to take a caddie for the blind shots , fore caddying and green. Had two...More

1  Thank jetfan2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Beautiful, and difficult, golf course - one of the best anywhere in the world. Get caddies as there are lots of blind shots. First timers will be totally lost on their own. Perfect conditions and gorgeous views. Pricey, but so happy we played here.

1  Thank atima
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a really good course with some great holes. We (4 with hcaps 6,10,14,16) played it twice in benign conditions and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff in restaurant were nice and friendly, those in pro shop were fine - efficient and polite but not...More

Thank AnthonyMc M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

What else can you say about the best course in Ireland and the world? Expensive but worth it. A real challenge but fun and fair. Get a caddy. They know where to hit and how far to hit it. They will also help find your...More

Thank Ralph L
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

An absolute must play if you are in Northern Ireland! Second time I have played and look forward to my next visit! Enjoyed tea and snacks in the restaurant on the second floor overlooking the 18th green!

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We loved Royal County Down, a beautiful links style course. Our tee time was delayed by three hours due to course damage caused by torrential rain the night before. There are some very interesting holes and we had some wind which added to our challenge....More

Thank Russ Q
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

With beautiful vistas and world class challenging holes, this course is worth any detour to play. On the shore of the Irish Sea, County Down has been the scene of numerous competitions. They could certainly host a British open except that space for crowds is...More

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Liz300154
20 February 2017|
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Response from Joe W |
Hi Liz, The town of Newcastle has a lot of nice guest houses (commonly called Bed & Breakfast in the UK, or more often shortened to B&B). Many of them are listed on Trip Advisor. I have stayed in a few over the years, but... More
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Jonathon B
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Full payment is required 30 days in advance. Groups of 12+ need to put down a deposit. Full refund for cancellation over 30 days in advance, thereafter 50%, then 25%, then 0%. See the visitor information on their website
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Jacqui28M
20 February 2015|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
I w a s there in September so I suggest you call the course and ask as winter always presents challenges for places with nearly year-round play. No pun intended. :)
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