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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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We four brave souls ventured out from Madrid to play in the third and final leg of this excellent annual tournament. Our scores were all far from the leaders rostrum but this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2016
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We four brave souls ventured out from Madrid to play in the third and final leg of this excellent annual tournament. Our scores were all far from the leaders rostrum but this is to take nothing away from the quality and delight of this Northern Ireland paradise. The views are spectacular and ever hole offers opportunities and challenges. Even with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is one of the best courses in the world. It is lovely, great fun to play, and a very challenging course. We would return in a heartbeat. We had a wonderful time, I would recommend a forecaddy to help you if you have not payed this course befor.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Whether you are a low handicapper, or just love the game and can get around a track without embarrassing yourself, DO NOT COME TO IRELAND WITHOUT PLAYING THIS COURSE!! it's visually outstanding, the golf is challenging, and the caddies (you can only walk this course) are a wealth of knowledge and insight and the surrounding town is an absolute joy!

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North Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great golf course, great views, great conditions, great clubhouse, and great caddies! What else can you ask for? Every hole is different, challenging, and entertaining. There isn't a bad hole on the course. The bunkers are BRUTAL, but they're called "hazards" for a reason. The rough is punishing, but that's they they have fairways. From start to finish,a GREAT day... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

What a place to play. A must do for any level golfer although those that hit it straight will score better, however the beauty of the course is for all skill levels! Caddies not as helpful as I would have liked for our 4th person was pushing the cart. I asked my caddy Mike to help her out but since... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Having the opportunity to golf at the number one club in the world was an amazing experience. I had rental clubs and my game was not great but what do you expect... My group had caddies for each of them except me. I pulled my clubs and the caddies occasionally helped me, most of the time I was on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Not enough to be able to play this gem of a course but to do so on a sunny, warm, only mildly windy day in summer was absolutely perfect. Ocean on the right, mountains behind, and the rest is countryside greets you from the first tee, along with sand, gorse, dunes, green fairways, and some blind tee shots where you... More 

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Sydney Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Playing this golf course is to treated as one of life's experiences. Caddies are a must especially for first timers. We can recommend Michael and John Junior who were absolutely fantastic helping us on handicaps on 16 and 21 and were so spot on with reading the greens, not to mention being just delightful blokes. We were very fortunate with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 17, 2016

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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