Royal County Down Golf Club (RCD)
Royal County Down Golf Club or otherwise known as RCD has been ranked by various authors as the number one golf course to play on the Island of Ireland. Indeed, the setting and location of the golf course are both beautiful and unique. The course borders Dundrum bay along with the backdrop of the Mourne Mountains. The most iconic setting is certainly walking from the ninth tee box over to the fairway. Also, from the back of the 4th tee box and the 15th tee. In fact, the course is full of beautiful vistas from just about every hole. Did you know that in 1939 Cork Golf Club’s Jimmy Bruen set the course record posting a score of 66. Jimmy Bruen was Ireland’s first golfing superstar.
Walking to the 9th fairway
Golf Course Length:
You can see from the scorecard that the Blue & White course is quite long to play. Indeed, depending on your handicap you could enjoy the course playing from the green and yellow tees.
Prices for Golf at Royal County Down Golf Club for 2022:
From May 2022 to October 2022
|Weekday Mornings||£290.00 pounds per player|
|Weekday||£290.00 pounds per player|
|36 holes in one day||£390.00 pounds per player|
|Sunday Afternoons||£300.00 pounds per player|
|Nov 1st 2021 to 28th Feb 2022||£90.00 pounds per player|
|Days of the Week Open for Play|
|Mon, Tue & Fri||Morning & Afternoon|
How to Book Golf Tee Times at RCD:
RCD operates a waitlist system and there are times available should anyone cancel their tee times.
Hotels in Newcastle, Co. Down:
Slieve Donard Resort is right next door to Royal County Down Golf Club and I like the hotel for a number of reasons. Firstly, the 4-star hotel is within walking distance to the first tee at RCD. Secondly, the SPA is great! Also, the food and beverage services areas you would expect at a good four-star hotel. Also, there is the Burrendale 3-star hotel and the Burrendale is located no more than a mile from the front gates of RCD.
Things to Do:
Other Golf Courses to play; Ardglass Golf Club, Malone Golf Club or Royal Belfast Golf Club. Or hill walking along the Mourne Mountain trails. Consider, spending the day in Belfast touring around the city centre, Stormont Castle and the Titanic Experience. Certainly, there is the option to spend the day in the SPA at Slieve Donard Resort.