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Ardglass Golf Club

Castle Place,

Ardglass, Co. Down BT30 7TP

  • Office

    +44 (0)28 4484 1219
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)28 4484 1022
  • Fax

    +44 (0)28 4484 1841
  • Golf pro

    Paul M. Vaughan (PGA, Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    David Jones

SSS or slope






How to get 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.

Ardglass Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1896

Ardglass Golf Club: You'll find the 1st tee easily enough, it's right beside the sea, directly in front of a 15th century castle wall. The entrance to Ardglass harbour is also alongside. Four ships' cannons point your way. 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.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £115; weekends £135.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The oldest clubhouse in the world? The clubhouse here is located in an ancient building, Ardglass Castle, some of which dates back to 1405. It is believed to be the oldest clubhouse in the world, at least by the Club's members. But of course there are rival claimants to this title ... Varese Golf Club in Italy perhaps.

Published ranking

Ireland's 37th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 161st best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Burford Lodge Guest HouseB&B

    Quay Street, Ardglass

    +44 (0)28 4484 1141

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Royal County Down

  • Slieve Donard Resort & Spa4-star

    Downs Road, Newcastle, Co. Down BT33 0AH

    +44 (0)28 4372 1006

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Royal County Down (o.3 km)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ardglass (21 miles)

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