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Welcome to Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

Best Value Golf Experience in ulster

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. Recently recognised as the Best Value Golf Experience in Ulster (Golfer's Guide to Ireland, 2019) The Club, founded in 1902, 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.

Whether member or guest, everyone is most welcome to come and experience our outstanding links and warm welcome.

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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
Main Road, Cloughey, Newtownards BT22 1JA, UK
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Club Diary for 24 Sep to 07 Nov 2021
Date Title
  24 Sep Medal Winners/Non Medal Winners - Stroke
  24 Sep Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  25 Sep Monthly Stroke
  25 Sep Medal Winners/Non Medal Winners - Stroke
  26 Sep Gents
  26 Sep Senior Team
  28 Sep Tuesday Open
  01 Oct Jonathan Peden Trophy - Stableford
  01 Oct Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  01 Oct Jonathan Peden Trophy - Stableford
  02 Oct Autumn Stableford
  02 Oct Jonathan Peden Trophy - Stableford
  02 Oct Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  03 Oct Gents
  05 Oct Tuesday Open
  08 Oct Members Appreciation Day - Stableford
  08 Oct Members Appreciation Day - 9 Holes
  08 Oct Members Appreciation Day - Stableford
  09 Oct Members Appreciation Day
  09 Oct Members Appreciation Day - Stableford
  09 Oct Members Appreciation Day - 9 Holes
  10 Oct Members Appreciation Day
  12 Oct Tuesday Open
  13 Oct Ladies Winter Friendly
  15 Oct Play In Pink
  16 Oct Gents
  17 Oct Gents
  19 Oct Tuesday Open
  22 Oct Ladies Friday Club
  23 Oct Gents
  24 Oct Gents
  26 Oct Tuesday Open
  29 Oct Ladies Friday Club
  30 Oct Gents
  31 Oct Gents
  02 Nov Tuesday Open
  02 Nov Tuesday Open
  05 Nov Ladies Friday Club
  06 Nov Gents
  07 Nov Gents