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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 15 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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Newport Beach, Ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Royal County Down deserves all the accolades and then some. This is the most magical golf course and the club house and staff are fantastic as well. We each had a caddie with decades of local knowledge and how gracious they were to the high and very low handicappers. I could play this course over and over, if I could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The front nine is the best you can play, back nine isn't as spectacular but great. Expensive, but it's top 5 in the world. Great caddies and staff.

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Historic and amazing golf that simply doesn't exist anywhere else. From the 9th tee you can see the Mornes and the Slieve Donard and the mist and the course in ways that defy logic.

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Freeport, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very special experience playing the number 4 course in the world. The seaside course is very difficult and penal because of the deep rough on both sides of the fairway. It's certainly worth playing because of the history. Having a caddy is a great experience.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Played last Friday with a member off the White tees. The course was in superb condition and fairways were immaculate. Finding the fairways is a must and you also need to be able to hit it 200 yards off a lot of the tees. Some long par fours and great par threes of varying length. Knowing the greens and where... More

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Toronto
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

As the number 4 course in the world and number 1 outside the US we had high expectations. They were greatly exceeded. We played the course twice over three days. Caddies were outstanding. Pace of play in the early morning was very good. Staff very welcoming. Definitnitelyy going back

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really enjoyed playing this very playable golf course. My only regret is that it doesn't really have a lot of views of the Irish Sea due to the dunes. Normally, there are spectacular views of the Mourne mountains but the fog covered them the day we played.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A lot of blind tee shots with some of the best vista views of the sea, mountains & gorse that you can imagine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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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