Located 30 miles from Belfast on the beautiful County Down coast, Ardglass GC is links golf as it should be. With views of the rugged and beautiful coast line from every hole and the majesty of the Mourne Mountains providing the perfect back-drop, Ardglass has a true claim to be rated amongst the world’s greatest links courses.
A question was put to Rory Mcilroy a few years ago-
“What are your favourite links and parkland courses in Northern Ireland, excluding Holywood, Lough Erne, Portrush and Royal County Down?”
“I think the best parkland would be Belvoir Park and the links would be Ardglass.”
Rory McIlroy 2011 US Open Champion and 2012 US PGA Champion.
Stay at the Slieve Donald hotel in Newcastle b+b and play 1 round of golf at Ardglass and 1 round at Royal County Down. Prices start at £299 per person with a minimum of 2 golfers per booking. Prices vary according to seasonality and days of play and stay.
Royal County Down Golf course.
Rated fourth in the world by Golf Digest Magazine, Royal County Down presents an irresistable golf challenge set in spellbinding scenery. The course enjoys a magnificent stage-like setting as it stretches out along the shores of Dundrum Bay, in the shadows of the looming Mourne Mountains. As well as being one of the world's most beautiful courses, it is also one of the most challenging with great swathes of heather and gorse lining fairways that tumble beneath vast sand hills, and wild tussocky faced bunkers defending small subtly contoured greens.
Royal County Down founded in 1889, is a favourite of Tiger Woods and plays on it as a warm up course to the ‘British Open’. The course was originally designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris. The Royal County Down has previously been host to the Curtis Cup and the British Seniors 3 times in the last 6 years.
Alternatively stay at the hotel for a night with dinner and 2 rounds of golf at Ardglass for £199.
The Slieve Donard Hotel
Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down golf links frames the other. This lovingly maintained Victorian hotel is now home to one of Europe’s finest resort Spas and is equally suited to a short break, residential conference or even grander events.
A recent £15 million development has seen the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa take guest luxury to a new level. Bedrooms are finished in tasteful, traditional styles with every modern comfort, and most enjoy magnificent views of the stunning coastline or mountains. Add this to our new Spa facilities and proximity to one of the world's finest golf courses and you have a holiday destination or conference centre capable of proudly taking stage with the world's best resorts
Please call us today on 0843 289 3443 to discuss your requirements