Royal County Down Golf Club
Northern Ireland, Ireland
Royal County Down Golf Club is set within the Murlough Nature Reserve, sandwiched between the magnificent Mourne Mountains and shores of Dundrum Bay. With such incredible natural surroundings, it is only fitting that the Championship Links is often ranked as the number one course in the world. Founded in 1889 and offering two courses, the club boasts tremendous history and has played host to numerous prestigious professional and amateur competitions over the years.
Such a highly regarded and sought-after golf club means that tee times are hard to come by, and we recommend booking at least 12 months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Royal County Down, as it is affectionately referred to offers two immaculate links courses that share the same magnificent setting. The Championship Links is a must-play and one of the most spectacular courses in the world, with the shorter yet testing Annesley Links a great excuse to squeeze 36 holes in and spend the whole day at this magical place.
Golf courses at Royal County Down Golf Club
The Championship Links at Royal County Down is one of the finest in the country. Designed in 1889, by golf course designer Tom Morris, Royal County Down played host to the 2019 Open Championship and has a well-earned reputation for being one of the best courses in the world. The well-kept fairways are a joy to play, and the strategically placed bunkers and quick greens make this a tough, but most enjoyable round of golf.
Not far from Newcastle in Belfast, Annesley Links offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Annesley Links difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Annesley Links is a terrific choice for your regular round of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Belfast.
Accommodation near Royal County Down Golf Club
The Slieve Donard is an upscale 4-star property 30 miles south of Belfast which offers excellent facilities and a wonderful setting close to the Mourne Mountains and Royal County Down.