Royal County Down Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club, County Down is a 36 hole club with the 18 hole, par 71 (7186 yard) Championship Links & 18 hole, par 66 (4548 yard) Annesley Links Courses. A private, links golf course.

Contact Information

36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0AN United Kingdom

Tel: 028 437 23314

Golf Pro: Kevan Whitson | Tel: 028 4372 2419

Website: http://www.royalcountydown.org
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: Championship: £110.00 per round£125.00 weekends Annesley: £19.00 & £30.00 *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
36 holes | Par Championship 71; Annesley 66 | Championship 7186; Annesley 4548 yards | Private | Links

Golf club hireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Handicap required

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  5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 24
Average Ratings
4.83 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
5.00 ... Course Cond.
4.67 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.38 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.67 ... Pace of play
4.67 ... Hospitality.
3.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.33 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

24 ratings & 17 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 18 out of 2137.

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Reviewed Jun 14 2015 by Sean M - rated 4 out of 5

Incredible place. Immense course. Definitely to play again.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 110 Handicap: 25.2)
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Reviewed Mar 7 2013 by Stephen D - rated 4 out of 5
Very short course - this is Royal County Down's little brother course so plays like a proper links course. Greens superb. Rough and bushes brutal. It's small but can be very tough - especially if windy as it is very tight off the tees.

(Round played: Mar 2013 - Score: 78 Handicap: 14.7)
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Reviewed Dec 3 2017 by Robert W - rated 5 out of 5

Sunday stroll

Excellently maintained course with good greens and fantastic views. Would play again!!

(Round played: Dec 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Sep 26 2017 by John P - rated 5 out of 5

Bucket list golf!

Wonderful golf course which is intimidating throughout but seems to provide an enjoyment factor above many similar 'top' links golf courses. I played in benign conditions and found it to be gettable off my mid-handicap, when straight off the tee. Fairways and greens pristine. The welcome (admittedly alongside a member) was very warm. Would return in a heartbeat.
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Reviewed Jun 11 2017 by William B - rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful links course

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Reviewed May 1 2017 by Stephen K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 21 2016 by John P (Jack) C - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 12)
A great links course, which doesn't overly penalize the errant shot. A lot of blind shots, and a caddy is recommended for the first time you play it. Long; regardless of handicap, consider using the yellow ("Stableford") tees. Very fast, hard greens; probably from the constant wind off the sea; hard to stop the ball. Not cheap, but a once-in-a-lifetime must play! jpc
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Reviewed Sep 13 2016 by Andy S - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 4 2016 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 1 2015 by Christopher W - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 13 2015 by James H - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course. A good test of golf and stunning views. I'm sure the professionals that are playing the Irish Open there will do much better than me.

(Round played: Apr 2015)
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Reviewed Mar 13 2015 by Stephen K - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Nov 2014 - Score: 101 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Feb 14 2015 by George E - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 108 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 12 2014 by Peter C - rated 5 out of 5
Loved it! One of the best courses I have ever played. Better the second time than the first.

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 109 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Nov 25 2013 by Lee H - rated 5 out of 5
great course for winter playing value for money at 20 pounds

(Round played: Nov 2013 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.5)
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Reviewed Nov 14 2013 by Jonathan R - rated 4 out of 5
very nice course with interesting tight fairways. Need to be on target.

(Round played: Nov 2013 - Score: 93 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Jul 2 2012 by John H - rated 5 out of 5
Simply the best course ever played....There is no fault with it, except I wish I was a better player.

(Round played: Jun 2012 - Score: 101 Handicap: 11.6)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2010 by Ray L - rated 5 out of 5
Played the smaller (and cheaper) Annesley Course at Royal county down.

The first thing I will say is that the SSS is wrong. And it's wrong by about 5 shots!!! It is short but narrow, twisting and highly undulating. There are maybe 10 blind shots off the tee, three par 3's to island-style greens over 50 foot chasms of gorse.

Leave your driver at home. Only use your straightest clubs off the tee even if they only carry you 100 yards. (And I'm really not joking there!)

The greens were fantastic and the fairways looked spectacularly good, I only wish I would have had a chance to play a shot off one of them! What I can tell you is the rough was the toughest I've ever played out of, but at least I got plenty of practice playing out of it....

Thoroughly recommended for anyone too skint, tight or sensible to pay the £150 on to the championship course but still want to play a world class links course.
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Reviewed Jan 19 2010 by Mark G - rated 5 out of 5
Well what to say about Royal County Down, given how much has been said about it before. Had always dreamt of playing here having walked round the course watching the Seniors Open and the Walker Cup here over the last number of years. Finally got an excuse to pay the money (a birthday) and it was well worth it (helps when you play well too, I only lost 1 ball and even that wasn't that wayward a shot!)
Stunning views of the Mournes and the course was in great condition for the time of year. I would also like to add how welcoming and friendly the folks in the pro-shop were (very different to the attitude displayed by some other courses with much less of a reputation).
A course everyone should try to play at some point in their life!!
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Reviewed Mar 13 2015 by Sean M - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 93 Handicap: )
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