Course Information: We take great pride in providing one of the best golfing experiences in North Down, at the best possible membership rates. Royal County Down has been the scene of many wonderful championships, particularly in the very early days when the greats of the day such as Vardon, Taylor, Ball and Kirkcaldy came to play "for a purse of sovereigns". A good test of golf and stunning views. To crown these championships the Walker Cup matches were held in 2007.Throughout the years the game has changed, as have the expectations of the players, and the links itself has adapted itself to meet climatic changes and the every increasing demands placed on it by world-wide recognition. *Please check information before travelling. First on the tee was Veronica MacGreevy who halved her match against Aisling O'Leary when called in, she was followed by Anita McCaw who lost her match against Sorcha Howell by 5 and 4, next up was Emma Dickson who lost out to Nicola King by 6 and 5, the penultimate match of Sinead McVeigh was halved against Ciara Sharkey when called in, the bottom match of Laura McCaw against Jennifer King went 4 and 3 to the Wexford team. 1-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (As was); Royal County Down was voted the No. After this benevolent start, the challenge steadily increases. Please subscribe to sign in to comment. Would Royal County Down be better or worse if it were built today on the same piece of land by any of the game’s living golf course architects? We have whatever membership level the Club wishes so we don’t have the challenges that many golf courses have of seeking and maintaining members. In the extremely well researched centenary book Royal County Down Golf Club: The First Century by Harry McCaw and Brum Henderson (highly recommended and available at the office of The Royal County Down Golf Club), a map in the inside front jacket shows what must be Old Tom Morris’s routing. The Irish Open Amateur Championship was held at Newcastle 15 times until it was abandoned in 1959, the Irish Close 10 times, the Amateur Championship and Home Internationals 5 times between them. Royal County Down has a view of the sea (Bay of Dundrum), with an added view of a town (Newcastle) and its spires, and finally a breathtaking mountain chain (Mountains of Mourne) on the far side of the town seemingly looming over it. very nice course with interesting tight fairways. Murphy got far ahead again. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our. We’ve had a number of top players come and play, and they say “just put the stands up today, and you can hold the Irish Open here tomorrow”. Dara and his R.C.D. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber. In 1908, King Edward VII confirmed the title "Royal" making it the fourth Irish club with the prefix Royal. G. L. Baillie was joint Hon. Those that still exist today are sometimes criticised, but it was Tommy Armour that said, "There is no such thing as a blind shot to a man with a memory," and on the brow of the hill at the 9th even the most insensitive will pause to cherish one of the most stunning, and most often photographed views in golf. great course for winter playing value for money at 20 pounds. Competitions are held weekly for all members and standard of golfer and there are opportunities to invite visitors. Murphy was a good friend of Killough's predecessor at the bank, and, when Killough got the job, Murphy, in effect, came with it. Plan your next golf break with There is a special offer to societies for a limited period: Mon - Fri £28 pp (includes one course meal); Sunday - £35pp (includes one course mea)l. Information: The Club prides itself on being a friendly, family orientated golf club. Contact Us | 24 golf course ratings © 2007 – 2020 copyright Golf Club Managers’ Association, Essential Skills for Future Club Managers, Principles of Golf Club Management Training Course, Diary – CONTACT REGIONAL MANAGER FOR LATEST DETAILS.

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