Review by Leonard of Royal County Down Golf Club

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General impression9.5
Royal County Down Golf Club Championship Links9.5
Course maintenance9.5
Facilities9.5
Clubhouse9.0
Value for money9.0
Hospitality9.0
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9.4
About the review
Written on: 28 September 2019Played on: 23 September 2019Handicap while playing: 21.2
Leonard review

When you come to Royal County Down make sure you are prepared for it. I've played 500+ courses now and I think the front nine at RCD is probably the best I have seen. The massive dune landscape, the tight fairways, the contrasting two-way mowed fairways and the treacherous greens are amazing true and fast. The driving range, where they shuttle you from the clubhouse is very nice. Nice pyramids with balls, tee's, buckets with water and towels to clean your clubs Etcetera. If you play there for the first time I definitely recommend to take a caddy. It will save you at least 10 shots and pushing a trolley around RCD can be tiring plus it's great to hear their stories if famous pro's playing there. The first is a relatively easy par 4 but you're straight into the course. The little hills with rough, the high dunes on the side and the killing rough set the tone for conservative tactics. If you overplay your hand you will most likely lose your ball instantly. When you go further on the front nine the sea will be on your right side and the views over the course and water are breathtaking. One of the best spots to take a picture is the back tee of the par 3 hole 4. You have an incredible view of the first nine. Also from the hill after your tee-shot on 9 is classic. What's also beautiful on County Down is the use of little rough islands in the middle of the fairway or sometimes blocking a green on a par 3. The rest of the holes on the back nine are just wonderful the only thing you want after playing this course is to play it again. The clubhouse is very old school and we sneaked in with our golf shoes on, luckily nobody noticed or said anything. They have beautiful lockers and the staff is very friendly, definitely coming back here.

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Leonard
Leonard
81045 points
Gold
2 / 133,106
worldwide
1 / 34,699
Netherlands
Total number of reviews:
603
Average review score:
8.1
Total number of photos added:
10626
Handicap:
17.4
Member since:
16 April 2009
Golf gear:
Mizuno, Titleist, PING, Scotty Cameron
9.4
About the review
Written on: 28 September 2019Played on: 23 September 2019Handicap while playing: 21.2
General impression9.5
Royal County Down Golf Club Championship Links9.5
Course maintenance9.5
Facilities9.5
Clubhouse9.0
Value for money9.0
Hospitality9.0
Leonard review

When you come to Royal County Down make sure you are prepared for it. I've played 500+ courses now and I think the front nine at RCD is probably the best I have seen. The massive dune landscape, the tight fairways, the contrasting two-way mowed fairways and the treacherous greens are amazing true and fast. The driving range, where they shuttle you from the clubhouse is very nice. Nice pyramids with balls, tee's, buckets with water and towels to clean your clubs Etcetera. If you play there for the first time I definitely recommend to take a caddy. It will save you at least 10 shots and pushing a trolley around RCD can be tiring plus it's great to hear their stories if famous pro's playing there. The first is a relatively easy par 4 but you're straight into the course. The little hills with rough, the high dunes on the side and the killing rough set the tone for conservative tactics. If you overplay your hand you will most likely lose your ball instantly. When you go further on the front nine the sea will be on your right side and the views over the course and water are breathtaking. One of the best spots to take a picture is the back tee of the par 3 hole 4. You have an incredible view of the first nine. Also from the hill after your tee-shot on 9 is classic. What's also beautiful on County Down is the use of little rough islands in the middle of the fairway or sometimes blocking a green on a par 3. The rest of the holes on the back nine are just wonderful the only thing you want after playing this course is to play it again. The clubhouse is very old school and we sneaked in with our golf shoes on, luckily nobody noticed or said anything. They have beautiful lockers and the staff is very friendly, definitely coming back here.

clubs_1
clubs_1
clubs_1
clubs_1
66
Helpful?
Leonard
Leonard
81045 points
Gold
2 / 133,106
worldwide
1 / 34,699
Netherlands
Total number of reviews:
603
Average review score:
8.1
Total number of photos added:
10626
Handicap:
17.4
Member since:
16 April 2009
Golf gear:
Mizuno, Titleist, PING, Scotty Cameron
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