Located 30 miles from Belfast on the beautiful County Down coast, Ardglass Golf Club 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, and is a favourite of superstar golfer Rory McIlroy. Ardglass Golf Club is well known for extending a warm welcome to its visitors who come from all parts of the world. Many of them make a point of playing Ardglass while visiting Royal County Down at Newcastle or Royal Portrush on the North Coast. At the clubhouse, parts of which date back to the 13th century, awaits a fully stocked Pro Shop, restaurant and bar.
The new course which incorporates the 3 new holes designed by Mr David Jones in 1998 has created a truly challenging test of golf, particularly on a windy day. The course hugs the coastline, with no fewer than 8 holes where the Irish Sea coastline comes into play. The Irish Sea is visible from all 18 holes and on a clear day it is possible to see across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.
Ardglass really is a course to savour with some outstanding holes. The 161yd Par 3 2nd, the 480yd Par 5 11th and the 181yd Par 3 12th each require a carry across the coastline and cliffs tops of the Irish Sea and rank among the best holes in Ireland. The view from the elevated 12th tee, with the backdrop of the Irish Sea and Mourne Mountains is to die for.