The term ‘golfer’s paradise’ is often applied. Discover why so many golfers, of all standards, think they have indeed teed off in heaven.Just take your pick of links.
ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB
Just ten miles down the road is possibly the world’s greatest links golf course, the Royal County Down Golf Club, home to the British Seniors Open Championship and The Walker Cup.
This great course ..is a tremendous test of golf ..pure links in the truest sense of the word – Tom Watson. (read more)
ARDGLASS GOLF CLUB
Ten minutes in the other direction is the fabulous links course in Ardglass, a rather hidden gem. Ardglass is one of the must-play courses in Northern Irelandâ€ Darren Clarke Open champion 2011.
KIRKISTOWN CASTLE GOLF CLUB
Kirkistown Castle is a another traditional Links course and the present course layout was designed by the legendary golf course architect James Braid in 1934. Little has changed since then and few would argue that this Braid gem has not stood the test of time.
To make a change from the two links courses mentioned above why not try a parkland course? The oldest golf club in Ireland, The Royal Belfast Golf Club founded in 1881 at Craigavad was originally designed by perhaps the greatest golf course architect ever, Harry Colt. (read more)
SPA GOLF CLUB
A long, demanding and enjoyable par 72 parkland layout
BLACKWOOD GOLF CLUB
Sited in Parkland with well manicured greens. Undulating fairways and tricky approach shots make this a fair test of golf.
BRIGHT CASTLE GOLF CLUB
18 hole parkland course delivering great views out over the sea on a very tough but very fair layout.
St. Patrick’s Golf Club, Downpatrick
(formerly, Downpatrick Golf Club)
A parkland course with tight tree lined fairways, fast and true greens and well placed bunkers provides a serious test of shot making.