Ardglass Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Ardglass Golf Club Est. 1896

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Ardglass Golf Club: The 1st tee: its right beside the sea, directly in front of a 14th century castle wall, four ships' cannons point your way and the entrance to Ardglass harbour is also alongside - can things get any more dramatic, YES ! - you haven't even climbed the slope to the first green yet. The opening six holes are perhaps the most dramatic, with the fabulous par-3 2nd crossing a ravine and all the others only separated from the sea by a line of jagged grey rocks. Sea views are ever-present throughout your round; just when you think they are about to go, another part of the course opens up yet further seaside holes (with views overlooking Coney Island Bay). In the middle of the front and back nines the course becomes flatter, where a few flower bushes help guide your line to the fast, sloping and not overly large greens. With fishermans' cottages, plunging downhill par-3's and a knee-trembling drive at the par-5 11th, Ardglass is a lot more than a wonderfully scenic seaside golf course; this is a layout that will also test your game, while providing the eyes with a stunning visual feast. Just hope the weather has also bought into your plans. To tour the Ardglass golf course click on the video below.

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Making Contact

Ardglass Golf Club
Castle Place,
Ardglass, Co. Down BT30 7TP
Northern Ireland
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Office   +44 (0)28 4484 1219
Pro Shop   +44 (0)28 4484 1022

  +44 (0)28 4484 1841

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Golf Pro
Philip Farrell
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
Designer: David Jones
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6268 5819 5303
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 70 68 70
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How2Get There?

28 miles S of Belfast
Follow direction Coney Island from the A2 in Ardglass. Golf is located at the southern end of Ardglass village centre, just opposite Ardo's restaurant and next to old castle tower.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £59; weekends £85. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Oldest clubhouse in the world ? Formerly Ardglass Castle, the clubhouse is located in an ancient building, some of which dates back to the 14th century. It is believed to be the oldest clubhouse in the world (by the members of Ardglass Golf Club), but they may want to check the Where2Golf "Did You Know" entry for Varese Golf Club in Italy.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (54.2571032)
Longitude: (-5.605946)
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Burford Lodge Guest House B&B
Quay Street, Ardglass
+44 (0)28 4484 1141

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Slieve Donard Resort & Spa 4-star
Downs Road, Newcastle, Co. Down BT33 0AH
+44 (0)28 4372 1006

This grand and iconic hotel opened in 1897 and was originally called the Newcastle Hotel, described at that time as "the most modern and best equipped hotel in Ireland" - a standard it is never far away from to this day. The sea and mountain views from the hotel are spectacular.

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