Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back as your ball flies true to the green.
From the internationally known Royal County Down to the innovative Ringdufferin, Down offers golf courses to charm and challenge enthusiast and expert alike.
Golf Visitors Guide 2012
Ardglass Golf Club
T: 0 28 4484 1219
F: 0 28 4484 1841
This spectacular course with breathtaking views of the Mountains of Mourne is situated 30 miles south of Belfast and lies in the heart of the local fishing village of Ardglass. With the opening of their three new challenging holes along Coney Island Bay in 2003, this is a course not to be missed. 18 hole course, caddies, bar, meals, and snacks. Buggies available for hire.
Club Secretary: Debbie Polly
Club Professional: Philip Farrell
Best Day for Visitors: Monday to Friday. Sunday pm.
Green Fees: Weekdays £37.00; Weekends/Public Holidays £52.00.
View the course on our website and book your tee-time direct!
Directions: Approx 7 miles from Downpatrick on B1 to Ardglass.
Spa Golf Club
20 Grove Road
T: 0 28 9756 2365
F: 0 28 9756 4158
18 hole parkland course, a mile south of Ballynahinch. Bring your own clubs. Bar snacks, snooker, practice fairway, putting green.
Club Secretary: Terry Magee
Best Day for Visitors: Monday to Friday and Sunday.
Green fees: Weekdays £20.00, Weekends/Public Holidays £25.00.
Directions: Drive into Ballynahinch from Newcastle on A24. Turn left at roundabout - take first left (after Ballynahinch Primary School) into Grove Road. Continue for 1 mile. Spa Golf Club is situated on left hand side.
Crossgar Golf Club
231 Derryboye Road
T: 0 28 4483 1523
9 hole undulating parkland course on edge of village. Bar, meals, snacks, practice area.
Green fees: Weekdays £8.00, Weekend £10.00.
Directions: From Downpatrick follow A7 to Crossgar. At roundabout turn right onto Killyleagh Street. Turn left onto Derryboye Road. Golf Club is on the left.
Bright Castle Golf Club
14 Coniamstown Road
T: 0 28 4484 1319
18 hole parkland course, four miles south of Downpatrick. Bring your own clubs. Power carts, snacks, pitch and putt.
Green Fees: Weekdays £12.00, Weekends/ Bank Holidays £15.00.
Directions: From Downpatrick take Killough Road past Flying Horse Housing Estate. Continue straight ahead (approx 3 miles) until you reach crossroads. At crossroads turn right following signpost. Turn sharp right at Castle into Bright Golf Course.
Downpatrick Golf Club
43 Saul Road
T: 0 28 4461 5947
F: 0 28 4461 7502
18 holes on an undulating course, located a mile north east of the town centre. Buggies, power trolleys, non-power trolleys, bar, catering, snooker, bowls and onsite professional and golf shop.
Club Professional: R Hutton
Hon Sec of Club: Mr Joe McCoubrey
Office Manager: Mrs Elaine Carson
Best Day for Visitors: Monday to Friday, Sunday.
Green fees: Monday to Friday £23.00 (£16.00 with members), Weekends/ Bank Holidays £28.00 (£23.00 with members).
Directions: From A25 Newcastle, go to top of Market Street. Turn left at traffic lights. At second set of traffic lights turn right onto Saul Way, take second left onto Saul Street and continue until the roundabout at the top of Saul Street. Drive right onto Saul Road. Golf Club is situated on right.
Ringdufferin Golf Course
36 Ringdufferin Road
T: 0 28 4482 8812
F: 0 28 4482 8972
18 hole drumlin course, two miles north of Killyleagh. Snacks, refreshments, meals. Pool and driving range.
Club Professional: Mervyn McMaster
Best Day for Visitors: Anyday
Green fees: 9 holes mid-week £8.00, 18 holes mid-week £12.00. 9 holes weekend £9.00, 18 holes weekends £14.00
Directions: From Downpatrick take A22 to Killyleagh, Ringdufferin Golf Course is 2.5 miles north of Killyleagh on A22 going towards Comber.
Royal County Down Golf Club
36 Golf Links Road
T: 0 28 4372 3314
F: 0 28 4372 6281
Two links courses, both 18 holes, 30 miles south of Belfast. Caddies, meals. Weekdays best for visitors.
Club Secretary: James Laidler
Club Professional: Kevin Whitson
Best Day for Visitors:
Course 1: Championship Course - Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Course 2: Weekdays excluding Wednesday. Saturday after 2pm. Sunday after 2pm.
Course 1: April weekdays £90.00, weekends £90.00. May - October weekdays £135.00/am, £120.00/ pm (after 2pm), weekends £150 - Sunday only pm.
Course 2: April - October weekdays £30.00, weekends £35.00. November - March 2008 weekdays £25.00, weekends £30.00.
Directions: Follow Dundrum Road into Newcastle. Turn off to left onto Railway Street. At mini roundabout turn left down Golf Links Road. Golf Club situated at end of Road.
Downpatrick Tourist Information
The Saint Patrick Centre,
53a Market Street
Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ
T 0 28 4461 2233
F 0 28 4461 2350
Newcastle Tourist Information Centre
10-14 Central Promenade,
Newcastle, BT33 0AA
T 0 28 4372 2222
F 0 28 4372 2400