I've been told by a number of friends that RCD is the best course they've ever played and it truly lived up to its amazing reputation. I'm sure the professionals that are playing the Irish Open there will do much better than me. Unlike the US, many of the top tier clubs in Ireland offset their operating expenses by opening their doors to visitors and guest play. talking to children, but never worry about him, the course is well worth playing even at the huge green fee. Only downside was a grumpy starter, who thought he was. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The green is fairly flat here and if you can get your second shot close you will have a good chance to save your par. Royal County Down consistently ranks in the top 5 golf course in the world and its easy to see why this course holds that lofty distinction. Its one of the most visually stunning courses you can ever play and every bit as tough as Pine Valley is supposed to be. (CAN ONLY BE BOOKED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Meet extras from the series, and discover insider secrets that you wouldn’t find out about if exploring the area alone. Never did we feel out of place or unwelcome and their pub/grille was open to the eight of us. 4th Hole 228 yds Par 3 – One of the best par 3’s in the world, from the tee here you hit over a sea of gorse to a green that is guarded by believe it or not 10 bunkers, most of the bunkers are hidden making your tee shot all the more treacherous. After your round, why not enjoy a drink in the Murlough Room, which has views of the 18th green, the 10th tee and the Mountains of Mourne. Royal County Down Golf Club 36 Golf Links Road Newcastle Co Down. Mounding has been added to the right of the 17th fairway providing a more challenging tee shot and providing a discreet framing of the hole, Royal County Down Golf Club Course Review – Golf Monthly Verdict, A spectacular setting, a real test and a complete feast for the eyes – Royal County Down is golfing heaven, A selection of the best fairway woods on…, To help you look your best, we’ve compiled…, Perfect your look with these various short styles…, This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, We continually check thousands of prices to show you the best deals. Wonderful golf course which is intimidating throughout but seems to provide an enjoyment factor above many similar 'top' links golf courses. Our caddies were fun. Perched along the mouth of the Boyne estuary and within a 45-minute drive from Dublin Airport it is also within a 1 hour drive of the city of Dublin. Your tee shot is hit 60 ft down to a very generous fairway, aim your tee shot at the far right end of Slieve Donard Hotel for the best line for your second shot. Now 125 years old, the course has evolved thanks to the influence of some of golf’s finest architects, including Old Tom Morris and Harry Colt. Royal County Down Golf Club where the mountains of Mourne slide into the sea. 3rd Hole 477 yds Par 4 – One of the best strategic holes on the golf course – your aiming point is at the bunker on the left side of the fairway, any ball finding the right side of the fairway here and you may have a blind second shot into the green. Golf Links Green Fees for 2020 Green Fees 2020. We had a great day. Date | Our Partners | This should not happen as the golf bags were out in the open right by the clubhouse - so beware.!! Caddies were solid and the golf was just amazing. Two slightly negative comments however - in the clubhouse the cost of some of the merchandise on offer with the County Down logo is excessive and between our arrival at the club and teeing off somebody removed my wife's brand new ( never opened ) golf umbrella from her bag and that was the last we saw of that umbrella. Royal County Down Golf Club is a seaside links course located in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. Royal County Down was just great about welcoming guests. A menu which includes both light snacks and more substantial meals, all freshly prepared, is available throughout the day, as is the fully licensed bar. Played RCD in near perfect weather conditions, it was absolutely fabulous, lots of blind tee shots, undulating fairways and tiny greens. The green is has one bunker left and two bunkers right, one short and the other back/middle. Royal County Down maintains tradition; the “Hat Man” still mixes the pairings for the Saturday matches (foursomes in the winter and four-balls in the summer) as he did around 100 years earlier. Description. 15th Hole 467 yds Par 4 – One of the tougher and longer holes on the course, your drive is hit uphill to a generous fairway, its mainly a matter of getting up far enough to see the pin on your second shot. Sort by: We welcome visiting golfers on the Championship Links on: Monday, Tuesday and Friday - morning & afternoon  //  Thursday - morning  //  Sunday - afternoon. The course enjoys a magnificent stage-like setting as it stretches out along the shores of Dundrum Bay. If you ball finds the fairway you have several options go for the green and thread it between the four bunkers left and right as you get  closer to the green. The course is set in huge sand dunes that are not seen on most of the great links courses in Ireland. Dating back to the 1880s, the birth of this fabulous links coincided with the building of a railway line that made the local town a popular holiday destination, Royal County Down Golf Club Championship Course Review, Visitor Times: AM & PM on Monday, Tuesday and Friday – AM only on Thursday – PM only on Sunday. The first is a good starting hole, not difficult, and sets, 36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle BT33 0AN Northern Ireland. Your second show is hit over perhaps one of the strangest sights in links golf, a triangular pond in the middle of the fairway. If your tee shot find the fairway you will have no trouble for going for the green, there are three bunkers short of the green to catch any errant second shot so be aware of them, aim between the bunkers and you will not have any issues. Change Privacy Settings © Copyright 2007-2018 Golfshake.com Ltd. All rights reserved. 12th Hole 527 yds Par 5 – Your tee shot on this hole is half blind the left side of the fairway isn’t visible from the tee, there is a large mound 100yds from the tee that blocks it out. We played off the yellow tees and this was more than enough of a challenge. I played in benign conditions and found it to be gettable off my mid-handicap, when straight off the tee. A challenging course in great condition - make sure you play off the appropriate tees according to your handicap.!! 2nd Hole 444 yds Par 4 – Your tee shot here is blind and uphill to a generous fairway, like a few courses that I visited in Ireland they use white stones to signify your target if the hole is blind, your tee shot here is no different. The green here is small and has a very deceiving reverse bowl, I was 3 ft left of the hole here and my ball slowly rolled of the green. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. The rough is very penalising but all in all the set up of the course is fair. There are no green side bunkers here making giving you a good chance to get up and down if you miss the green. ♦♦♦♦ All Green Fees paid to Ardglass Golf Club are inclusive of basic insurance cover. Instituted 1889 affiliated 1891. The recently extended clubhouse at Royal County Down now houses a professional's shop. The green is elongated and narrow here with a steep slope right front, one thing you will notice about Royal County Down greens if you miss them you still have a good chance at par as everything is cut down around the greens where you can putt or play a chip shot.

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