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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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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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IRISH OPEN 2015

Attended one of days of the irish open was a great. golf course was amazing. Made northern very proud

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Orla M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended one of days of the irish open was a great. golf course was amazing. Made northern very proud

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, I got to play the number 1 rated course in the world twice! Royal County Down is indeed a special place, but the best in the world? A few negatives: No driving range; you hit into nets. And they only have 4. We were told a range in under construction but I have no idea where they would put... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the top rated course in Europe, and one of the worldwide top 10. Be sure to book "senior" caddies, and you're sure to have a wonderful experience.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not disappoint from entering the gates. I knew I was in for something special but even my expectations were surpassed. Never played a links course so manicured and so much attention to detail. Walks between holes were even delightful. Memorable holes were many and the scenery was just spectacular in places. Tough track though as it should be and... More 

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the setting for this course is breathtaking. Built along side the North Sea. With the mountains to the south. The Slieve Donard hotel framed by the mountains. This is one of the special places on earth! The drive to get here is a wild, winding, crazy two-laned road that makes you question if you've made a mistake getting so... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've played 6 Open courses so far around the UK, BUT, RCD has to be the #1 course in the UK. Beautiful and tougher than anything, including a very windy Carnoustie and rock hard Hoylake! Played with a Member - hit my approach to the first, straight at the flag, only to hear him say " you might want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a course championship quality best I've played,test of golfing know how not for the faint hearted golfer Best views I have seen whilst playing golf forget your manicured American course come and play real linx golf at its best but bring plenty of balls on your first visit Found the gem tucked away behind the main clubhouse The Mourne... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

For years I have said that if you could combine the opening nine at Royal Aberdeen and the closing nine of Carnoustie you would create the world's best course. RA has been usurped. The first nine holes of County Down are the best anywhere. The closing nine don't have exactly the same firepower but in total it rivals Carnastie for... More 

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I now know why this course is among the top in the world. Great facility, great design, great staff. The views on the course were great. The course I in very good condition and very challenging. Our caddy was very helpful. Lunch in the clubhouse afterward as good. A definite don't miss for golfers.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Royal County Down lives up to its billing as #1 in the world. Truly a great test of golf and offers some of the best views imaginable. In and out of the dunes, you'll find some great variety of holes and green complexes that will keep you concentrating. The staff at the club is warm and welcoming. They have some... More 

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