Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle

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The Royal County Down Golf Club is a golf club in Northern Ireland, located in Newcastle, County Down. It opened 23 March 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.Details of the coursesThe Championship Course at Royal County Down measures over 7200yd from the back tees, and the fourth and ninth holes are featured in the book The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes. In 2005 the Championship Course was ranked as the fourth best course in the world outside the United States by Golf Digest, and in 2007 it was ranked first. In 2016 it was voted the best Golf Course in the world by US magazine Golf Digest.
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  • August 9, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 6, 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 ...  more »
  • August 1, 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 gorg...  more »
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  • July 21, 2017
    Tough golf course to play. Certainly it is a course to played a number of times. I found the blind shots and the fairway bunker quite challenging. But Royal County Down is a wonderful test of golf.
  • November 8, 2016
    By far the best golf course I've played if I could give another star I would. Had the advantage of decent weather but a stiff breeze made it more challenging. One thing to remember is to trust the lines indicated by the marker stones and you won't go far wrong on any of the blind tee shots. The stroke saver will help you if you don't opt for a caddy. Presentation of the course was superb and the greens were immaculate. Was worth every penny.
  • December 12, 2016
    Best golf course in the world, as a caddy here I get to enjoy work and meet fantastic new people who want to go out and play golf!
  • May 7, 2017
    My favorite Golf Course in the world and it may be the best!
  • October 1, 2016
    Great historical track. A real test for anyone. Well worth a round. The caddys orovide much need help for some difficult shots and breaks on the greens. Some blind shots so follow their advice and play well

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