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Royal County Down Golf Club

Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
44 0 28 43723314
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back 100 years, this 18-hole Championship Course is rated among the best in the world.
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

this depends wether you enjoy big winds and narrow fairways carpet fairways or devilish bunkers rimmed with tall grass ranked 3 in the world its worth the 180 pound fee caddies are a must and they make the most of the average player that you are dont delay plan to stay and play ...you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a week long trip to Northern Ireland -highlighted by final 2 days at this wonderful resort and golf course. Well deserved ranking and possibly best front 9 I have ever played. Not a course for the faint of heart. A lot of blind shots and long carries,but a visual delight.a great caddie named Patrick for both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This golf course is a must. One of the best in the world and a scenic feast. Our trip to Ireland was culminated by playing the golf course. Would suggest the forward tees unless you are a very low handicapper. The caddies are extremely helpful and full of great stories.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice 2 rounds of golf. Great caddies pace of play was slower than we would have liked but beautiful views

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Ponthir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of playing at 'Newcastle' back in October 2010. After much deliberation as to what I rate to be the best course I have ever played...RCD came out on top (at this point I would like to point out that we played the course off the Championship Tees). Never before has a course had me; - Reaching for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

You need to have skils to play this cource. If you can't hit the ball 200 yards, you will probably not enjoy it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Kevan Whitson and his team are the top of their game. Course was amazing and so great to have an experience like that. My score was not that hot but will stay in my memory as a wonderful father and son moment with my Dad. Royal county Downs ROCKS!

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Annalong, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Have eaten a few times good enough value for the money with out breaking the bank. Any time I have been we seem to be the only ones in the place but have past many a time and the car park is full

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A gorgeous, tough course. Loved the historical photos. It is a bit pricey, but a good one to cross off the bucket list

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Played Royal County Down 6/6/14 & loved every minute of it. Wonderfully maintained with a wide variety of holes. Minor complaints: Links course without many sea views & several blind tee shots, helped by having great caddies. This was the favorite course of several of our group & I would not hesitate to return.

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