Royal County Down Golf Club, Newcastle

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The Royal County Down Golf Club is a golf club in Northern Ireland, located in Newcastle, County Down. It opened 23 March 1889 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.Details of the coursesThe Championship Course at Royal County Down measures over 7200yd from the back tees, and the fourth and ninth holes are featured in the book The 500 World's Greatest Golf Holes. In 2005 the Championship Course was ranked as the fourth best course in the world outside the United States by Golf Digest, and in 2007 it was ranked first. In 2016 it was voted the best Golf Course in the world by US magazine Golf Digest. See Royal County Down Golf Club and all Newcastle has to offer by arranging your trip with our Newcastle trip planner.
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  • Be sure that you on top of your game when you play RCD & having a caddy who is on top of his game will certainly be an advantage. (I think that I had a caddy who would rather be sailing & he hated...  more »
  • We played 8 of the best golf courses in Ireland & Northern Ireland over 8 days and Royal County Down was the best of the best. I've been told by a number of friends that RCD is the best course...  more »
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  • One of the Best. Played from 6,800 yards, 74 SSS. Windy conditions, lots of Heather, hit lots of 170 to 200 yard shots into the greens. Very hilly (high dunes), numerous blind shots, golf balls hard to find in horse and heather.
  • Beautiful course great views for a good single figure h,icap player it's the best
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