Down District Council



 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 Saint Patrick’s, Downpatrick offers golf courses to charm and challenge enthusiast and expert alike.



Ardglass Golf Club
Castle Place
BT30 7TP
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.

Club Secretary: Mr Cormac Cahalane

Club Professional: Philip Farrell

Best Day for Visitors: Monday to Friday. Sunday pm.
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
Ballynahinch, BT24 8PN
BT24 8PN
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.

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
Crossgar, BT30 6DL
T: 0 28 4483 1523

A delightful par 64 course of 5438 yards wth very tight fairways and challenging greens. Visiotrs and Soieties always welcome. 9 hole park land course.

Facilities: Club house, Club shop & trolleys

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
Bright, BT30 8LU
T: 0 28 4484 1319

18 hole parkland course, four miles south of Downpatrick. Bring your own clubs. Power carts, snacks, pitch and putt.

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 Centre 

1a Ballywarren Road,
BT30 7DY 
T: 077 6784 4377 

State of the Art Driving Range suitable for new beginner to scratch golfer.  

Facilities include 10 covered bays, automatic power tees, 9 outside mats (all floodlit), Explanar training available. Driving Range Gift Vouchers available. 

Best Day for Visitors: Should read March – September 7 Days per week 9.00am – 9.00pm, October – March Monday – Friday 9.00am – 9.00pm Saturday - Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Club Professional: Gary Moore

Directions: Follow the Main road from Downpatrick to Ardglass (B1),  Ballywarren Road is a slip road off to the right 1.9 miles from the Downshire Estate. Look for the brown Tourist sign “Driving Range”. 

Downpatrick Golf Club

43 Saul Road
Downpatrick, BT30 6PA
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
Office Manager: Mrs Elaine Carson

Best Day for Visitors: Monday to Friday, Sunday.
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. 

Newcastle Golf Club

Royal County Down Golf Club
36 Golf Links Road
Newcastle, BT33 0AN
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, Sunday: limited tee times between 1pm -3pm
Course 2:  Weekdays see website. Saturday after 2pm.

Club Professional: Kevan Whitson

Secretary: David Wilson

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 Visitor Information
The Saint Patrick Centre,
53a Market Street
Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ
T 0 28 4461 2233
F 0 28 4461 2350

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre
10-14 Central Promenade,
Newcastle, BT33 0AA
T 0 28 4372 2222
F 0 28 4372 2400