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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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excellent course

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Wayzata, Minnesota
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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