Royal County Down - Championship

Royal County Down - Championship

Par: 71

Length: 7065 yards

Course designer: Old Tom Morris, Harry Vardon

Venue: Walker Cup

Royal County Down - Championship

"A pure links…the outward half especially is as fine a nine-holes as I have ever played " - Tom Watson

Royal County Down is consistently ranked among the world's top-20 Golf Courses and hosted the Walker Cup in 2007.

The course nestles in Dundrum Bay at the base of the Mourne Mountains and in the shadow of the 3000ft peak of Slieve Donard. It was designed in 1888 by Old Tom Morris with the great Harry Vardon making a few alterations in 1908.

At 7,065 yards off the back tees and with a frequently strong wind sweeping in, it is a stern test, particularly when you factor in the small, tricky greens. It is also one of the most beautiful courses in world golf with heather clad sand dunes lining the undulating fairways and magnificent views out across the Irish Sea.

The fourth and ninth holes are particular favourites but every hole carries charm and challenge.

Handicap (Gents/Ladies)28/36
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