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Royal County Down - Championship Links

Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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18

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71

Architect

Tom Morris

Built

1889

Type

Links Course

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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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
12 Hcp 31 courses played
Fabulous
Brutally tough but always a brilliant challenge, and especially stunning in April / May when the gorse is in full bloom. Each hole is unique & challenges your game every way. I’ve been fortunate to play many fantastic courses over the years and whilst I have a list of c50 that could make my top 10, I have no doubt that RCD is my number 1. Greatest fun I’ve ever had on a golf course was playing here in 50mph winds, and winning by 4 shots with my stableford score of 23!!
30 August 2018
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Castletown Golf Links
3 Hcp 4 courses played
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Beautiful course in excellent condition - a must play!
18 August 2018
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Castletown Golf Links
Pro 6 courses played
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Awesome condition, must play Championship Links
16 August 2018
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