Set against the backdrop of the spellbinding Mountains of Mourne, the links land at Royal County Down seems heaven sent for golf, and there are few more incredible places to enjoy a game. The layout was devised by Old Tom Morris, whose name will forever be inextricably linked to St Andrews, and is a pure test of links golf.
Most recently used for the Walker Cup in 2007, Royal County Down is etched in the list of the most desirable courses anywhere in the world, and has garnered praise from the loftiest of golf's stars; Open Championship legend and links golf master, Tom Watson, said: "It is a tremendous test of golf and the outward half especially is as fine a nine holes as I have ever played."
Annesley Links Course
Spanning the same turf as the hallowed championship course is the Annesley Links. Royal County Down's second layout is just as spectacular, but is not as challenging - the Annesley is very much a course to be enjoyed by everyone. Packed full of character, the Annesley is the perfect complement to the main event.