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“Links golf at it's finest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club
Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
44 0 28 43723314
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Ranked #2 of 14 Activities in Newcastle
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Links golf at it's finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Situated in Newcastle, north of Dublin, adjacent to the fabulous Slieve Donard Hotel, this has to be equal to the best in the world. Everything is stunning from the staff to the course and views. A "must play" course when in Ireland. Although there a blind shots you can manage well without a caddie, the Ladies might wish to play forward of the standard tees on a few holes and the starter will advise you. Utterly brilliant.

Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“The Best in Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We played 13 links courses all over Ireland and this is the best. Don't pass this one up. Not cheap but you are playing one of the top 10 courses in the world. worth every penny

Visited September 2012
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Minden, Ontario, Canada
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“The Toughest golf course that you will ever play”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Outstanding golf course in great condition. HIRE A CADDIE! Many blind holes that lead you into trouble. Greens are very tricky and extremely fast. Views are well worth the money alone. A must!

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Golf at it's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The experience at Royal County Down was everything and more than expected. The staff from the pro shop to starter and caddies was top notch and the course was outstanding

Visited September 2012
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Fordyce, Arkansas
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“Extremely Difficult”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is universally acknowledged as one of the finest golf courses in the world and deservedly so, however it is extremely difficult and very penal. I would not recommend it for anyone other than single digit handicaps. The fairways are narrow, the rough is absolutely brutal and the hazards are very penal. There are many blind shots and when the wind is up, it can be something of a challenge to enjoy.

That said, a quality golfer, with control of his game, on a nice day will feel like he has been dropped into heaven. An off day, will leave you feeling like you are in Hell.

Visited July 2012
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