Royal County Down Golf Club
Royal County Down has been recognised internationally as the #1 golf course in the world and is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
The finest of all links courses, it offers a stern challenge from the championship tees. The record is 66 set by Ireland’s first golfing superstar, Jimmy Bruen, in 1939.
From the stableford tees it offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.
For more details visit www.royalcountydown.org
Kilkeel Golf Club
Kilkeel Golf Course is situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and can be found 2 miles from Kilkeel town centre on the main Newry Road. Only 12 miles from Royal County Down, the Club has played host to the R&A and Senior European Tour having been used as a qualifying Course for the British Amateur and Senior British Opens, also hosting PGA events.
Many visitors have commented on the quality of the course, the challenge afforded to golfers of all standards and the friendly atmosphere around the club. Should the golf prove 'over-challenging' (as golf sometimes does!) then the spectacular scenery of the Mourne mountains which can be viewed from every tee will provide a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Glimpses of the beautiful and historic Carlingford Lough can also be obtained through the many mature trees which separate the fairways.
Ardglass Golf Club
Ardglass Golf Club, is a beautiful links course and well known for extending a warm welcome to its visitors who come from all parts of the world. Many of them make a point of playing Ardglass while visiting Royal County Down at Newcastle or Royal Portrush on the North Coast.
Parts of the clubhouse date back to the 13th century and they have a fully stocked Pro-shop and an excellent restaurant.