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Royal County Down - Championship Links

(3 reviews)

Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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Several legendary architects have had a hand in making the Old Course at Royal County Down one of the most celebrated in golf. Tom Morris was responsible for the first design, while today's course is mainly the work of Harry S. Colt, and recent renovations by Donald Steele prepared the course to host the Walker Cup in 1997. The location is scenic, on dunes that extend south from Belfast and are overlooked by the Mountains of Mourne, so most of the holes offer picturesque scenery. The fairways move between the sand and the cliffs along the beach, and are defined by golden broom grass from April to June. A standout among the many unforgettable holes is the 9th, which starts with a drive, framed by hills and a church steeple, some twenty yards down to the fairway. Every player should try to play the Old Course at least once.



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(Fabulous)

What an experience to play this course. I played the Irish Amateur Championship over the past week. And we had all kinds of different weather. Everyday I felt like I'm playing ...

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Julien Tizot

4 Hcp48 courses played
(Fabulous)

Our second stop on our NI-Scotland-Ireland trip was Royal County Down. We came in with very high expectations and boy it did not disappoint! We got to the club late on a Wedne ...

(Fabulous)

Royal County Down was our third stop on our NI tour after Castlerock and Royal Portrush before. We stayed in the hotel bordering the property and it is interesting to note tha ...

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27 May 2015