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Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6268 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Ardglass Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6268 yards
Green 70 5814 yards
Red 70 5344 yards
Scorecard for Ardglass Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.7/117 335 167 334 375 151 414 219 439 527 2961 205 488 198 397 400 491 422 361 345 3307 6268
Green M: 67.2/113 292 160 269 351 135 394 205 430 503 2739 181 465 187 333 385 480 384 356 304 3075 5814
Red W: 65.1/109 242 143 293 326 138 325 180 395 435 2477 157 424 128 333 372 467 309 356 321 2867 5344
Handicap 10 16 14 6 12 8 18 4 2 17 5 15 9 1 7 11 3 13
Par 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 34 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 36 70

Course Details

Year Built 1896
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 5/1 - 9/30
Architect David Jones (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £30
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, AmEx, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

5.0
31 Reviews (31)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Short, Pretty, but Also Tricky

When I saw the reviews on this on GolfAdvisor, I knew this is a must play if anybody likes links golf. The views of this golf course are stunning! The greens fees are reasonable for a links course. However, 50 pounds to hire golf clubs is steep (which is why I only put value for the money at 4 stars). If I were to hire a buggy, that would be another 50 pounds. So, this is also too steep, too!

Meanwhile, I did not know there are no Uber services from the golf course. Fortunately, there was a fellow player who drove me to the bus station so that I can get back to Belfast.

That said... I enjoyed the experience. I had some decent holes and some terrible holes... which is expected for me in links golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Must playy

We played in June, 50 degrees with 25 mph winds. This was true Irish golf. Well worth it if you want the Ireland golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

The most pleasant, dramatic, flat-out fun surprise

At 6200 yards, it's not going to find its way into The Open rota. And it doesn't have the name-recognition of other buddies-trip must-plays ... and that's what Ardglass really has going for it. You just can't believe how good it is once you get there. Two holes in, and you're thinking, "Why the heck aren't more people talking about this golf course?!" The pictures attached to this review will say as much as I ever could. Ardglass has more character than other courses with larger reputations, and it's way more fun to play. I stopped here in between rounds at Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, and it was the perfect bridge. Those are challenging, championship-worthy tests. Ardglass is just freaking fun. With a five-year plan in place for improvements to the golf course, it's only going to get better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Superb as always

A real challenge. Beautiful course, great scenery and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

OH MY GOD!

What a course! Absolutely amazing from start to finish. The views are spectacular, and I believe you can see the coast from every tee and green - truly a wonder to be hold!

Some very daunting holes, including the first and the par 3 second. We had to contend with the wind which made it very interesting. Very scorable course that is full of challenge, and stunning views.

Staff were very friendly and the meal afterwards was very tasty. The clubhouse is steeped in history so definitely check it out.

An absolute gem that I cannot wait to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy but worth it

Played this course four years ago on a sunny day with moderate wind. Enjoyed it then, and enjoyed it this time even though the wind was probably a three club wind when we finished. The dry weather had the fairways pretty firm and a little sparse in parts, but the greens were excellent. The views are spectacular. Wonderful clubhouse with the restaurant upstairs. Be sure to have lunch or stay for dinner if you were finishing late. Staff couldn’t be nicer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Always A Pleasure

We played this course 4 years ago on a trip to Northern Ireland. We love it and knew it was a hidden gem, then at 25 GBP. It's been discovered! It's a challenging links course that has dramatic views of the coast. The holes are fair. The course is in great condition. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The club restaurant is reasonable, with a good variety of items, and delicious. My favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Simply put: Ardglass is a joy to play

You'd be hard pressed to find a more fun course in Northern Ireland. From the first tee in front of the old castle clubhouse with the Irish Sea on the left to the 18th and the views and variety of holes in between, Ardglass is a roller coaster of fun and beauty that's difficult to match. The most difficult shot on the course very well could be the first one -- the tee shot up the hill to set up an approach to a small green perched up on a plateau. But by in large, this 120-plus year-old course is playable from beginning to end. After your round, you'll want to visit the 600-year-old castle clubhouse, which has an outstanding golf shop and restaurant and pub.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round again

Excellent course. Despite course adjustments, well signposted and great holes still. Stunning setting. Great friendliness too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course great - weather made it interesting

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a day out

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather

A cool cliff-top experience in Northern Ireland

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Fair weather

Ardglass GC

I would imagine that there are very few days here that the wind isn't a factor on this course. If you've got one of those shots in the bag that consistently flies low, you will do just fine here. There's some history behind the walls of what is considered the oldest clubhouse in golf (dating back to 1377). The first 6 holes play dramatically along a rugged coast line before turning inland. The course will test your confidence and your nerve when you step onto the tee box of the par 5, 11th hole and you look out to see what is the most intimidating sight on the course. First your heart starts racing and then that little golfer in the back of your head starts screaming "How am I supposed to find that fairway from here?". This is the perfect moment to pull out that whisky flask from the bag and have a shot of courage. Ardglass closes out with a wonderful short par 4 to cap off your round.

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