Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle

4.6
#1 of 35 in Golf in Northern Ireland
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.
See Royal County Down Golf Club and all Newcastle has to offer by arranging your trip with our Newcastle trip planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Royal County Down Golf Club
map
Royal County Down Golf Club Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
154 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
Google
  • Tough course, a number of blind shots to play from the teeing areas. But golf is a challenge and Royal County Down is a fantastic course that will challenge all parts of your game. Yes indeed another golf course to play in Ireland at least once.
  • Unbelievable place. Perfect day and course. A beast but beautiful. Sit on the back of the 18th tee and look around. Wonderful.
  • 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.
  • Bucket list item. Course was in great shape and the cadfy was very helpful.
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Newcastle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Newcastle

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Newcastle by other users

22 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in County Down BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Ireland, Paris & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Newcastle BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Dublin & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland, Antrim & County Down BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans