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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  • 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 gre...  more »
  • 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 hol...  more »
  • 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 cer...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • My favorite Golf Course in the world and it may be the best!
  • 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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