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Welcome to Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

True Links since 1902

Hello and welcome to our web site! Kirkistown Castle Golf Club is a unique Irish Links golf course and clubhouse situated on the eastern shores of County Down, Northern Ireland on the beautiful Ards Peninsula. The Club, now in its 113th year, has rolled with the times and has been an enduring central landmark within the townland of Kirkistown and the small village of Cloughey. Our current membership consists of approximately 800 members across various categories from the young and young at heart, to the golfing fanatics as well as those who simply enjoy the food, drink and great craic that makes our Club atmosphere so enticing.

Whether member or guest, everyone is most welcome to come and experience our wee corner of the world – we very much look forward to welcoming you; in the interim keep up with Club life here or simply get a feel for us by browsing our web site...

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Testimonials This is a links education that will be forever seared into your memory. - Kevin Markham, Just a quick note to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to play your beautiful course. A proper links. The greens were fantastic and we all struggled with the elevated ones. The members were also extremely friendly - Tomlins Brothers, We had a fabulous day. The course was in perfect order and the lads fully enjoyed the experience. Complimemts to the team - the greens were perfect - a bit of a challenge. I can assure you that if I am involved we will be back next year. I have already spread the word - Fergal Collins. Director Time Associates, Thank you for arranging a tee time for Margartet and myself on Wednesday. We both felt the course was in super condition and a fair but difficult challenge. We had already played Portmarnock Links Seapoint Baltray RCD and Ardglass on our trip and your greens were the best we encountered. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone at Kirkistown Castle and very much enjoyed our day - Chris Archer - Droitwich GC, On behalf of all the members of the Rathcoole Hackers Golf Society I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make our outing on Sunday such a fantastic day. Since our Society was formed this is the most welcome we have been made to feel at any venue. As this was our Captain's Day we could not have wished for any better place to hold it. The course was a fair test for everyone with some super scores and the food and hospitality was second to none. You really do things well at Kirkistown Castle and I am looking forward immensely to returning - Steven McCord, I had a marvellous time despite highly unsuccessful scoring on your classic links which undoubtedly boasts a great set of greens for design and spirit and the most intriguing challenging and correct (both for location and design) set of bunkers one could imagine.
Kirkistown Castle golf is great golf with some of the most memorable holes in the game such as the twin terrors of the second and the tenth and a beguiling smile promising a good score but thwarting the unwary suitor. Yours is a links one could happily play every day for the rest of one's life - Pat Ruddy: Course designer of the European Club Glasheddy Ballyliffin and Sandy Hills Rosapenna.

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  • 45-70 mins from Belfast Airports
  • 2hrs 30 mins from Dublin Airport
  • 1hr 15 mins from Royal County Down
  • 45 mins from Ardglass Golf Club
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Club Diary for 23 Mar to 06 May 2018
Date Title
  23 Mar Pro's Prizes
  23 Mar 9 pro prize
  23 Mar Pro's Prizes
  24 Mar Spring Stableford 4
  25 Mar Spring Stableford 4
  25 Mar ulster cup practice
  27 Mar Gents Open
  30 Mar Ladies Stableford
  31 Mar Spring Stableford 5
  31 Mar Ladies Stableford
  01 Apr Spring Stableford 5
  01 Apr GUI On Course Coaching
  01 Apr Ulster Cup vs Larne
  03 Apr Gents Open
  06 Apr April Medal
  07 Apr Spring Stableford 6
  07 Apr April Medal
  08 Apr 36 Hole Scratch Tournament Senior
  08 Apr 36 Hole Scratch Tournament Junior
  09 Apr Junior Foursomes v Portstewart
  09 Apr Junior Foursomes V Portstewart
  10 Apr Gents Open
  13 Apr Peggy Nelson Salver
  14 Apr PGA Pro AM Qualifier
  14 Apr Peggy Nelson Salver
  14 Apr Ladies Intermediate vs Fintona
  15 Apr Sunday Stableford
  15 Apr Belfast and district
  17 Apr Gents Open
  18 Apr Ladies Intermediate vs Fintona
  19 Apr Ladies Intermediate vs Fintona
  20 Apr NICHSA Stableford
  21 Apr McMaster Cup
  21 Apr NICHSA Stableford
  22 Apr Gents Competition
  22 Apr Belfast and district
  24 Apr Gents Open
  27 Apr Ladies Gin Scamble
  27 Apr Ladies Gin Scramble
  27 Apr Ladies Gin Scamble
  28 Apr April Medal
  29 Apr Sunday Stableford
  01 May Gents Open
  04 May Dunleath Cup Stroke
  05 May Miscampbell Cup
  05 May Dunleath Cup Stroke
  06 May Sunday Stableford
  06 May Challange Team V Armagh