Ardglass Golf Club

4.7892294118 4.8 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6268 yards
  • Layout

  • Castle Place, Ardglass, Northern Ireland, BT30 7TP
  • +44 (0) 28 4484 1022, +44 (0) 28 4484 1219
  • +44 (0) 28 4484 1841
  • www.ardglassgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1896
Architect(s): David Jones (1998)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, AmEx, Switch

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6268 yards 0.0 0
Green 70 5814 yards 0.0 0
Red 70 5344 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

20 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views  

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"Worth the trip, even if a bit difficult to get to"


bjm1208's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

WOW....First 6 holes along the rock cliffs and water. 10, 11, 12, & 13 along the water as well. View from many of the tee boxes are just incredible. Not easy to get to, but well worth the trip. Doesn't have as much high fescue to loose golf balls in, but can be penal if you spray the ball. Greens were terrific and fast, even in the rain. Pace of play was a little slow due to the rain, but allowed ample time for pictures.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course great - weather made it interesting"


t1178399413's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Bought hot deal to gift as birthday present - initial impressions were fine looking clubhouse, great course, fabulous views, weather would make it 'interesting'. Was atrocious, pouring rain. Definitely want to head back in better weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



DianeOly's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


matthew9772247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course in very tricky conditions but have to say what a fine test it was. First 6 holes played along the coast with strong winds blowing tested all parts of your game. Few par 5s reachable in 2 also. Course in fine condition and greens ran smooth. Great value for money. Can't wait to get back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing"


david9461320's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had an amazing day at the course. Course was playing great, staff very friendly and we'll the views from every hole are second to none!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a day out"


Ronnie8982527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course playing very nice, fairways an greens in very good condition, weather was great, can't wait till play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u9785466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A cool cliff-top experience in Northern Ireland"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

New sod-wall bunkers being installed throughout the course are giving Ardglass the shine needed to inch closer to the top courses of Northern Ireland.

There's a lot to like about Ardglass. The castle-clubhouse is reputed to be the oldest in the world, dating to 1405.

I've written a story about No. 1 being one of scariest opening holes in golf. It kick-starts a stirring stretch of five holes right on the rocky coast. Another amazing stretch opens the back nine - the scenic, downhill par 3s at no. 10 and 12 along the water and the signature par-5 11th hole that is pinched by a wall of gorse on one side and water on the other. The nearby lighthouse at St. John's Point also enhances the backdrop.

The naysayers point to the flatter holes "in a field" as a major flaw, but to me, Ardglass is as interesting and enjoyable as golf gets overseas.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ardglass Ireland"


SlenderFairway's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time I had played at Ardglass and I will 100% be going back. From the 1st - 18th the course was in great condition, fairways and greens running quick and if you didn't hit the right line, water, bunkers, heavy rough made it difficult and even more so challenging to get that par!!<br/> I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who plays golf!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First class experience"


pmc2014's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Historic surroundings. Dramatic scenery. Beautiful, challenging course. Welcoming staff. Friendly members. Delicious food.

Ardglass is golf as it should be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course we have played"


sohare2003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though we were using Winter Tees and preferred lies the course was still excellent. It is well signed for any newcomers to the course and the greens were in great condition. The staff in the shop and on the course were friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Arsglass GC"


David1684852's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Alberta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The first few holes are quite dramatic as they follow the rugged coastline, then the course becomes somewhat ordinary until holes 11 & 12 get your heart racing again. Overall a good links course but if you've played Royal County Down or Royal Portrush, there is no comparison.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/07/2015

Hi Poster<br/> Where you able to get out on Royal County Down or Royal Portrush with Golf Now as I am unable. What did you pay for all your golf rounds or where do get offers on the 2 Royals.

Tks


"Super"


Stephen9030044's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Stunning views all over the coures great greens and just a joy to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"SPECTACULAR GOLF,, VIEWS AND VALUE"


deewarde's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THE BEST GOLF EXPERIENCE EVER!!<br/> The course was immaculate and in perfect condition. The greens were the best I have ever played. Oh and the views second to none!! spectacular!! I golfed in Ireland for two weeks and decided to play this course twice, for multiple reasons. Great Golf! Great food! Best pint of Guinness I had in IRELAND


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The setting is beautiful"


Keano1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a golf course it's as good as any in Ireland for the money the Bar good is first class bit between the guy in the pro shop to the guy have served the food very unpleasant it's a petty I has everything else.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A piece of heaven"


termonfeckin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been dying to play this course for a number of years now and finally got the chance. It was everything I had hoped for and more.

I will be be back as often as possible from now on, absolutely beautiful and a bit of a challenge also.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grand golf"


salangrant's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Compares favorably with Royal County Down in beauty. Not as challenging but more fun and more forgiving. At the Golfnow rate of just 18 GBP, the value far exceeds that of RCD.

Would play it again in a heartbeat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play the best"


CharlesBMagee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course with all holes playable. Really friendly Pro shop staff with coffee and advice before play. Great sea views from every tee and green. Clubhouse is friendly and food excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite golf experiences in all of the Emerald Isle"


MattAdamsGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2013
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Ardglass is one of my favorite golf experiences in all of the Emerald Isle.  It starts upon pulling into the car park, after weaving through winding medieval streets and between multiple castle ruins and tower houses, one gazes upon perhaps the most unique 1st tees in all of golf!  The 1st tee is built in the courtyard of an 800 year-old castle that has been adopted as Ardglass’s clubhouse (having a pint between the turrets is a post-round must-do).  The course retains this same unique character in that it is both charming and rugged.  Despite benefitting from it’s proximity to Royal County Down, Ardglass is still a hidden gem to many an international golf tourist.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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