Royal County Down Golf Club
Designed by Old Tom Morris, in the shadows of the majestic Mourne Mountains, Royal County Down is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest links course. Indeed it is in the top ten of the world’s greatest courses and in 2016 was named the world's number 1 course.
“Exhiliarating even without a club in your hand” is how Royal County Down was once described. Signature holes are the terrifying 9th and 4th holes. The 9th requires a high and long drive to view the fairway some 80 feet below while the par three 4th requires a carry of 200 yards over gorse and bunkers to reach the green.
Architect: Tom Morris, Donald Steel
Length: 7037 yds
Location: Newcastle, Co. Down