Mature golf clubs with ages over a century old can be found in almost all corners of Ireland, one of this is the Royal County Down Golf Club which has a history and tradition filled with unadulterated golfing experience. Set in the amazing Newcastle where it was described as “the Mountains of Mourne sweep down by the sea” by Percy French, the Royal County Down Golf Club doesn’t only present a real challenge and test to the golfers, but also mesmerizing and astounding views from all over the place.
The Royal County Down Golf Club has two golf courses to boast of. The championship links and alongside it, the Annesley Links. Both laid out alongside the Dundrum Bay and backdrop of huge mountains. While the Champio0nship links is designed to be a great challenge, the Annesley links was designed to be played by everyone, both pros and amateurs.
Just recently, the Royal County Down Golf Club has announced that it will be the host of the 2007 Walker Cup match to be played by great golfers from Ireland, Great Britain and the United States of America. The Royal County Down Golf Club will only be the second golf course where this prestigious biennial event will be played, after the Portmarnock in 1991. Truly a testament to its great designs.
One of the greatest accolades received by the Royal County Down Golf Club is being tagged in 2005 as number 4 in the 100 best golf courses outside of the US, this honor was bestowed by the Golf Digest.
Ant it is hard not to see why. Arguably one of Ireland’s best courses, the course is laid out with soaring sand dunes, profuse heather, and majestic scenes of the Mourne Mountains on each side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
One of the Great old Tom Collins design, a number of holes feature blind shots, unbelievable bunkering, and fantastic gently sloping greens. This indeed is a golf course any golfer visiting Ireland should not miss.
The Royal County Down Golf Club also offers world class quality service that greatly adheres to the warm Irish welcome that greets every tourist as they enter the country. All of the service staff employed by the Royal County Down Golf Club are well trained and is very much willing to extend a helping hand.
The Royal County Down Golf Club also has a changing room that can be found in the visitors accommodation area, making it easily accessible to change and freshen up after a tough and grueling day at the greens.
A restaurant is also available which can provide fine Irish fare and the catch of the season. You can be able to get some drinks while you discuss with your friends and fellow players the game you have just played.
Forgot your balls? Don’t have any tees? A Pro shop that is completely stocked with a wide range of clothing and golf merchandise is ready to serve you and cater to your every need. There is also a club pro that is on hand to provide lessons to enhance your game.
Being dubbed as one of Ireland’s greats is more than enough to entice a golfer who is keen to experience golf in Ireland. The next time your out for a great golf vacation, the Royal County Down Golf Club is just waiting for you to be played.