Golfers are totally at mercy of the elements as the layout straddles the rugged cliffs above the churning waters of the Irish Sea. The opening five holes make up the most amazing start to a round; resisting the wind and the incredible views are the main challenges of the cliff-top layout.
Founded in 1896, Ardglass is unfussy and traditional, where the emphasis remains on the quality of the golf course, not pandering to wealthy visitors. A warm welcome is assured, and there are a number of holes that will live long in the memory - the short 2nd and the par-5 11th are amazing, while the views from the 12th tee are extraordinary.
Ardglass is a simple concept, where the golf course merely reflects the remarkable character of the land. If you are making the pilgrimage to the golfing landscape of Northern Ireland, make sure you include the remarkable links at Ardglass.