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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  • My opinion is that this was the best golf I've played either in Ireland or the U.S. We played Doonbeg, Lahinch, Tralee, Sligo, Enniscrone, and County Louth in addition to RCD. Hands down the best. We ...  more »
  • Course lived up to its expectations.Everything was top notch.The course is a little funky at times but conditions and views make up for it.Cant wait to play again.  more »
  • Played August 3-4, 2017. Wonderful golf course. Weather was good but windy. Greens in very good conditions. Sand traps were difficult with deep rough and fescue around them. Definitely need to take a ...  more »
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  • 5 star rating everything about the course was great fairways greens if only the golf had been as good as the course a joy to have been able to play it what an experience hopefully play again sometime
  • Pure class . Everyone Is so helpful and friendly. It's a must visit.
  • Lunch with my mate. Furst class everything. Food and service.
  • Well what can I say , I just love this place, it has mountain view's , mountain walk's, mountain biking, restaurant's, my favourite food place is the Mulberry Tree Seaford going towards Downpatrick , Royal County Down fantastic . Get yourself down there
  • Tough course, a number of blind shots to play from the teeing areas. But golf is a challenge and Royal County Down is a fantastic course that will challenge all parts of your game. Yes indeed another golf course to play in Ireland at least once.
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