Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve.
Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.
"It is a dream to play the Championship Links at Royal County Down Golf Club for most people. I'm lucky enough to have grown up close to here." Rory McIlroy, Major Champion Winner