Founded in 1993, Crossgar Golf Club is a delightful par 64 course located between Saintfield and Downpatrick. The course itself displays very tight fairways and challenging greens and a good test for any golfer. A straight par 3 guarded by hedges hiding the 2nd and 9th fairways, ‘The Pines’ slopes downhill as soon as the ball leaves the tee. With the green sloping down from front to back, there is little reward for short tee shots with fast green to the hole. The safe shot here is to hit the back of the green/fringe and putt/chip up; catch the green and a birdy is very makeable.