Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle, Co. Down
Royal County Down is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back for more than one hundred years.
Situated in Newcastle, where in the immortal words of Percy French, "The Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", Royal County Down is not only a fine test of golf but has accompanying scenery that is spellbinding. The quality of the course means that it consistently merits inclusion in the top golf courses of the world and particularly among the best links courses that exist on the planet.
Designed by “Old” Tom Morris of Saint Andrews fame – Royal County Down was the first of only a few courses that he built outside of mainland Britain, the eighteen are classic links design that rewards strategy and concentration whilst administering strong punishment to those who make errors.
Alongside the Championship Links, Royal County Down has a second course, The Annesley Links. Laid out beneath the same massive, almost menacing backdrop, the Annesley Links is nowhere near as intimidating or as formidable a challenge as the Championship Links, but then it was never intended to be. It is a course for everyone.
Contact Secretary's Office to make reservations - Tel: +44 (0) 28 4372 3314