Nearby Courses

12 miles away

Royal County Down (Championship)

12 miles away

Royal County Down (Annesley Links)

17 miles away

Clandeboye

Ardglass is a clifftop course rather than a links, situated in County Down countryside but within easy reach of Belfast

Seven holes were laid out in 1896 with a further two added within two years but it was over 70 years later that it became full size before, in 1998, three new holes were designed by David Jones on additional land overlooking Coney Island.

As at Portstewart, the first blow of the day sets the tone, hit from a tee lodged between the wall of the historic clubhouse and the beach, asking you to clear rocks that fill the inside of this dog-leg leftThe course then hugs the coastline for nearly half its routingthe Irish Sea is visible from all 18 holes.

"Its a beautiful course. Walking down the 18th in the middle of this historic village reminds me of walking up the 18th at St Andrews," said former Open champion Ian Baker-Finch of it.