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Ardglass Golf Club provides one of the most unique experiences in Northern Ireland, from the castle clubhouse reputed to be the oldest in the world to dramatic holes along the cliffs, overlooking the Irish Sea and a lighthouse.
Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland is one of the most difficult - and beautiful - links in the world. For that reason, it is one of golf's toughest tee times to secure without advanced planning.
Originally an Old Tom Morris design dating back to 1889, Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland is as unique and dramatic as you'll find in golf, as the Mountains of Mourne loom over the town of Newcastle and the course. The layout steers through tall dunes and several elevated tees perched atop them offer fine views of the town and coast. These views are especially welcoming when you consider the many blind shots that exist here.
Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland remains one of the most beloved - and most feared - golf courses in the world. RCD, as the locals call it, can play as difficult as legendary Carnoustie, yet it appears as idyllic as a painting, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
While it will never host a Walker Cup or Open Championship, Ardglass Golf Club is still a top-of-the-line, must-play links course in Northern Ireland. The first tee shot is one you'll remember all your life, and the hole is one of several that would be signature holes at most courses, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
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