This design of the Dufferin Course drawn up by Baron Von Limburger incorporated an additional 70 acres of acquired land into the original first nine holes north of the clubhouse and produced a quite unique championship heathland course which is a delight to the eye and a testing pleasure to play. This is known now as the present Dufferin.
The 6,559 yard Dufferin is now recognised as one of Ireland's great inland golfing experiences by even the most prosaic visiting golfer.
The 6,559 yard long Dufferin course quickly exposes a golfer's skill or his limitations. Masses of gorse, bracken and strategically placed trees flank every hole, demanding extreme accuracy and punishing the slightest error. The undulating countryside contributes much to an awareness of space and the fairways are moisture absorbing offering positive playable lies.
Although water comes into play at only one hole, a visitor's concentration is always distracted by the panoramic seascape from the championship course's elevated first tee. Laid out in beautiful undulating countryside, high above the sprawling residential plain of North Down, this course offers compelling coastal views. The Dufferin's prevailing north-east wind sweeps in across Belfast Lough and from the Antrim Coast, the mountains of Scotland are clearly visible.
There are lovely walks in the wooded countryside around the village. You may catch a glimpse of antlered deer grazing among the woodland plants. They are part of a herd long-established in the neighbouring Clandeboye Estate.