Royal County Down

Royal County Down is located in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.

The narrowest ribbons of fairways thread their way through as impressive a set of sand dunes as could be imagined. The fairways are surrounded by purple heather and golden gorse, so beautiful to look at but so punishing for any who may stray from the prescribed path.

The ‘bearded’ bunkers are world famous and feature overhanging lips of marram, red fescue and heather. The greens are fast and many are domed, rejecting any shot lacking conviction. This is a true test of any player’s command of the traditional bump and run, the preferred way to play any links.

The ninth hole is one of the most photographed holes in world golf. A 486 yard par 4, it is played from one side of a huge mound down to a fairway some 60 ft below and 260 yards from the tee. From the bottom of the slope the second shot is played over two bunkers to a raised green.

The finest of all links courses, it offers a stern challenge from the championship tees. The record is 66 set by Ireland’s first golfing superstar, Jimmy Bruen, in 1939.

From the stableford tees it offers golfers of all standards the opportunity of playing a truly great course with dramatic panorama of the surrounding mountains and coastline.


Royal County Down Sample Tour Itinerary

Date Meals Golf Hotel
Day 1

Arrive Dublin Airport

Meet & Greet

Transfer to Portmarnock Old Golf Club

Portmarnock Old 5 Star Dylan Hotel, Dublin
Day 2 Breakfast & Check Out The European Club 4 Star Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle
Day 3 Breakfast Royal County Down 4 Star Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle
Day 4 Breakfast & Check Out Castlerock  4 Star The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
Day 5 Breakfast Portstewart 4 Star The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
Day 6 Breakfast Royal Portrush 4 Star The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills
Day 7 Breakfast Check out and departure to Belfast International Airport for your return flight home


Package Includes:

  • 1 night in the 5 Star Dylan Hotel, Dublin, sharing a Luxury Room for Double / Twin Occupancy; (Supplement applies to Single Occupancy Rooms)
  • 2 nights in the 4 Star Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, sharing a Superior Room for Double / Twin Occupancy, (Supplement applies to Single Occupancy Rooms)
  • 3 nights in the 4 Star Bushmills Inn, Portrush, sharing a Millhouse Room for Twin Occupancy, (Supplement applies to Single Occupancy Rooms)
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Ground Transportation based on a luxury chauffeur driven vehicle for the duration of your tour to carry out all necessary airport, hotel, golf and local sightseeing transfers
  • Based on 8 guests travelling
  • 6 games of golf as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Meet and greet on arrival by a representative of Executive Golf & Leisure
  • 24 hours concierge service from Executive Golf & Leisure

Contact us now for a personal quotation

Executive Golf and Leisure
2 Inverallan Road
Bridge of Allan

Tel: + 44 (0) 1786 832244

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