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Royal County Down Golf Club

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Address: Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44 0 28 43723314
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Activities: Golfing
Description: One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back 100...
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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One of the best links courses, one for the bucket list

This course is breathtaking, a true links course. I played it just before the Irish Open and the course was in pristine condition. This course is not for the average golfer, it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Apex, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This course is breathtaking, a true links course. I played it just before the Irish Open and the course was in pristine condition. This course is not for the average golfer, it is very difficult. For the experienced golfer it is a fun and challenging. I played this with a golf buddy and 2 members and had a great time.... More 

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Co Mayo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is not for the faint hearted or average club golfer (unless it's just to tick off bucket list). The bad - elitist snobby club, rip off green fees (because they can), tough course. The good - beautiful scenery, tough course. If you play well you will love it. If the wind and rain is up, you lose balls and... More 

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have the grand kids all week so a trip to the golf club has become a weekly treat. Great course excellent facilities

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Played there last week (end of Feb) and although it was from the forward tees it still proved a very stern and enjoyable test. The greens were in excellent condition. Staff in the clubhouse were very friendly and contributed to a very enjoyable day. One point to note however is that the ladies course is quite demanding, with a number... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This golf course is simply the best in the world.A group of four seasoned golfers all well travelled all agreed this simply blew every other course that we had played away .The course was in fantastic condition, the greens awesome and the great caddies all added up to a wonderful day.If you enjoy a tough test of golf and you... More 

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N Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you ever get the chance of a round of golf here, grasp it with both hands. Probably the best course I've ever played on, but be warned, at present because of the irish open being held there in May of next year, you have to play off mats to ensure there is no damage to the fairways, so check... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

This has to be one of my all time favorites. Unlike the other courses we played on the rotation, this was my style of golf. I loved the layout, the history and feel here. Would recommend to anyone. This strikes at golfing purest's heart. I don't know if everyone will appreciate it, as some guys in our group didn't find... More 

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Netherlands
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117 reviews 117 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Golfing in NI with friends, had to play here. Friendly clubhouse and starter. Good food for lunch. Course to ourselves! You had to wait until 1400 to let out the members so we had to watch an empty 1st tee for about 30 minutes but we knew in advance our tee-time so no blame there. Course in very good condition... More 

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Newport Beach, Ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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