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Course Overview

  Total Yards Par SSS/Course Rating Slope View ImageView Image View ImageView Image Play VideoPlay Video
Championship 7186 71 75 142 View Overview of Championship Links View Aerial View of Course Play Video of Course
Medal 6878 71 74 131 
Stableford 6675 71 73 126
Ladies 6249 76 77 148

The Royal County Down Golf Club Overview

Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.

The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.

The ‘bearded’ bunkers are world famous and feature overhanging lips of marram, red fescue and heather. The greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot lacking conviction. This is a true test of any player’s command of the traditional bump and run, the preferred way to play any links.

The ninth hole is one of the most photographed holes in world golf. A 486 yard par 4, it is played from one side of a huge mound down to a fairway some 60 ft below and 260 yards from the tee. From the bottom of the slope the second shot is played over two bunkers to a raised green.

The finest of all links courses, it offers a stern challenge from the championship tees. The record is 66 set by Ireland’s first golfing superstar, Jimmy Bruen, in 1939.

From the stableford tees it offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

 

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To read about the Wildlife and Habitat Conservation at The Royal County Down Golf Club, please click the link to download the following PDF:

PDF Guide to Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
Championship 539 444 475 229 440 396 144 429 483 3579 196 442 525 446 212 468 337 433 548 3607 7186
Medal 523 424 475 215 429 369 135 424 427 3421 188 430 478 423 202 454 318 416 548 3457 6878
Stableford 503 387 455 202 419 355 125 414 427 3287 180 430 469 423 202 454 300 402 528 3388 6675
Men's Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 71
Stroke Index 13 9 3 15 7 11 17 1 5   18 8 16 2 12 4 14 10 6    
                                           
Ladies 483 344 423 159 395 338 113 405 429 3089 172 389 455 409 195 410 276 374 480 3160 6249
Ladies Par 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 5 38 3 4 5 5 3 5 4 4 5 38 76
Stroke Index 13 3 9 15 7 1 17 5 11   16 2 8 12 14 4 18 6 10