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Royal County Down Golf Club

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36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, BT33 0AN


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Royal County Down Golf Club - Newcastle - Reviews of Royal County Down Golf Club - TripAdvisor
You want blind tee shots? Long holes? Thick rough? Gorse? Heather? Spectacular vistas? Go to Royal County Down. After playing here, no golf course will ever be the same to you. Even th...

Royal County Down Golf Club - Top 100 Golf Courses of the World
By some distance the best course I have ever played. I know I'm not alone in that judgment and let me confess immediately that I have yet to experience a round at Muirfield, widely considered to be the only course in the British Isles that can rival it. I have, though, walked the latter several time...

Online Golf Travel
Among the finest holes on the front nine are the par four 3rd, with its split level fairway; the par three 4th, measuring over 200 yards; the doglegged 5th and the long 9th where an uphill drive (assuming it has flown the hill and descended into the valley below) is followed by a long second shot to...

World Golf: Royal County Down in Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Why then does this potential chamber of horrors, at least to the average player, come so highly recommended, while occupying a worldwide top 10 ranking by most of the mainstream golf publications? Renowned English golf writer Peter Dobereiner said it best. The essence of golf is to say that it enhan...

World Golf - Travel, Golf Courses and Clubs Reviews from California to Florida and Scotland to Australia
A lush course with some interesting holes. Number 18 was the most perplexing, being a true 90 degree dogleg right. If you play it as it lies, you can't reach this par 4 in two. The other option is to cut off the corner on the approach, flying OB and a moat or two. On two other par fives, you are als...

Royal County Down Golf Club | Course Finder Course Profile | Courses & Travel | Golf.com
, is awash in doctors, lawyers, judges and industrialists, mainly from Belfast. There's no waiting list, not that it matters: few members leave before death and membership is by invitation only. What's valued is camaraderie, the better to contend in the Hat game, where names are drawn to see who pla...

Playing the Top 100 Golf Courses in The World: Golf in Northern Ireland - A Royal Flush!
Royal County Down was originally designed by Old Tom Morris and was revised by Harry Vardon and still has an old world feel to it. The front nine is the better of the two nines. The back has a weak finish, especially the 17th which is completely out of character with the rest of the course. Imagine ...

Golf Courses - The AA
The Championship Course is consistently rated among the world's top ten courses. Laid out beneath the imperious Mourne Mountains, the course has a magnificent setting as it stretches out along the shores of Dundrum Bay. As well as being one of the most-beautiful courses, it is also one of the most c...

Royal County Down Golf Club - Course Description by Tailor Made Golf Tours, Ireland
There is little time to enjoy the scenery here, although it can provide a soothing distraction from the testing examination posed by the golf course. Accuracy from the tee is critical, there is little room for error and those errors are severely punished, whether by the infamous Royal County Down ro...

TravelGator: Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle, Limerick, Ireland
They certainly couldn’t have picked a much better place to put it. Nature provided the perfect setting for Royal County Down; in fact, long before the first tee shot was taken, the rolling dunes of Newcastle – untouched by the hand of man – might very well have been waiting for the right set o...

The Royal County Down Golf Club
The dramatic sixty foot drop 200 yards from the back 9th tee markers is - in theory - actually too sharp for good golf. And that makes Colt's routing over this dramatic landscape all the more impressive as the hole works wonderfully well. Once again, the golfer is given something to accomplish that ...

Royal County Down golf club's virtual tour in pictures.
The fairways and greens are 'links hard', and narrow, requiring the player to more often than not, as Peter Aliss once advised here, "to play for the front numbers." There are as many as 7 blind tee shots as well. And the bunkers are 'links deep' and not easy to advance your ball from. Whe...

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