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3.8
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
77.4%
Recommend this course
54 out of 66 reviews
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3.2
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.9%
Recommend this course
14 out of 23 reviews
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3.2
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
62.5%
Recommend this course
15 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6940 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Down Royal Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code G.U.I. dress code applies

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.8
66 Reviews (66)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Rough rough

Down Royal is the only place you can play short of heading to the coast, on a wet day. It is well-drained and offers playing opportunities where many other courses would be closed.
The course is interesting, some holes where the tee shot is blind, 2 doglegs and particularly in its par 3s, two of which are well protected by water.

I have seen improvements in the course management in the last 2 years, however the rough is still left very long and a good drive that rolls off the fairway is unfortunately not findable. With the new handicap system, this course is considered easy however you will loose balls in the rough and that makes playing to the HC difficult.

It has the potential to be a great facility but just needs a little more care and attention.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for first timer

this course offers a great range of challenging shots but with my bad skills I felt like it was 70% water but had a great time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course needs TLC

I really enjoy playing this course, weather was kind and the food was brilliant. Only criticism, greens are not in great shape, too many bumps and jumps on the balls journey to the cup. Saying that, to get out playing in the current pandemic is gratefully received.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Down royal golf

Greens were a bit shaggy and slow was tempted to take a wedge to some of the longer putts. No signage from greens to next tee meant a lot of time looking for next hole. But all in all a fun but tricky layout. Would play again now that I know my way around it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rain

Raining slightly but course was in great condition for the rain the night before, all round great tricky course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

Greens are very slow. Rough just off the Fairway very thick loose balls very eaisly

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good enough

Played this course just before lockdown and it was in a terrible state played it again after lockdown and it has changed rapidly.
All in good condition except the tee boxes. Very uneven under foot. All in all ok course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I had played Down Royal before but it was about 20 years ago so it was like playing a new course.

The course is about 20 minutes drive outside Belfast and sits in the middle of Down Royal racecourse. The course is just over 6000 yards from the green tees.

We teed off after 1.30 and it took about 4 hours to play. The course is beautifully maintained and the greens just on the slower side of average. The fairways are generous and the par 5s are excellent. It has some beautiful set par 3s. The course has plenty of water just off the fairways so straight driving is a premium.

After the course we called in to the clubhouse for some food and a beer and both were good, so no complaints there.

The course also has a driving range on site if you fancy hitting a few balls to warm up and it was £2.50 for a small basket.

Lovely course which I would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good for the winter

Handy course for me, is very good for winter as it drains well. Wind can get up as its so open. Stay in fairway and ul be fine, fairway itself was long but can be expected in winter. 4 ball ahead of my 2 ball whole way until 14th hole or so then they finally let us through. Slow play Can be an issue sometimes. Great value for money at only 12 pound

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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