Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle

Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • Played for Scotland vets vS The Rest vets - 2 rounds on the Championship course and one on the Anneslie. The Championship course deserves the No 1 in the world accolade. If you don't like blind shots ...  read more »
  • Elegant hotel in a beautiful location. Heavy comforters on bed will keep you warm but a bedsheet between you and the comforter would keep it from getting TOO warm. 
  • I arrived up to the glorious rcd golf course, the sun was shining and I was geared up for a great day of golf on the no1 golf course in the world. The greens where remarkable and the fairways tricky. ...  read more »
  • Not a weak hole on the golf course. Difficulty is from the tee to green. Greens are big but mostly flat. Weather can affect conditions like any seaside course. Play early to avoid the wind. Club staff is great, led by Head Professional Kevan Whitson.
  • Amazing location and very attentive service. Beautiful rooms. No air conditioning and not much cross air circulation with Windows. Good location with many amenities nearby
  • Stunning course. Excellent greens. Good challenge.
  • One of the best golf courses in the the world according to most of the experts- and it doesn't disappoint!
  • It is so serene & panoramic views.
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