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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 116th 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
Main Road, Cloughey, Newtownards BT22 1JA, UK
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Club Diary for 21 Aug to 04 Oct 2019
Date Title
  23 Aug Ladies Stableford
  23 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  23 Aug Ladies Stableford2
  23 Aug Gents 9 Holes
  24 Aug McCaughey Cup G/somes
  24 Aug McCaughey Cup G/somes
  24 Aug McCaughey Cup G/somes
  24 Aug McCaughey Cup G/somes
  24 Aug Ladies Stableford
  24 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  25 Aug Sunday Stableford
  27 Aug Gents Open
  29 Aug Ladies Greensomes
  29 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  30 Aug Ben Campbell Day
  31 Aug August Medal Club C/ship
  31 Aug Ladies Greensomes
  01 Sep Sunday Stableford
  03 Sep Gents Open
  06 Sep Pro's Prizes Ladies1
  06 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  06 Sep Pro's Prizes Ladies2
  06 Sep Gents 9 Holes
  07 Sep Gilliland Cup
  07 Sep Pro's Prizes Ladies
  07 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  08 Sep Sunday Stableford
  10 Sep Gents Open
  12 Sep North Down Veterans League vs Carnalea
  13 Sep Isa Forsythe Trophy1
  13 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  13 Sep Isa Forsythe Trophy2
  13 Sep Gents 9 Holes
  14 Sep Gents Competition
  14 Sep Isa Forsythe Trophy
  14 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  15 Sep Sunday Stableford
  17 Sep Gents Open
  20 Sep Kathleen Poots Salver1
  20 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  20 Sep Kathleen Poots Salver2
  20 Sep Gents 9 Holes
  21 Sep Gents Competition
  21 Sep Kathleen Poots Salver
  21 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  22 Sep Sunday Stableford
  24 Sep Gents Open
  27 Sep Medal Winners / Non-Winners1
  27 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  27 Sep Medal Winners / Non-Winners2
  27 Sep Gents 9 Holes
  28 Sep Gents Competition
  28 Sep Medal Winners / Non-Winners
  28 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  29 Sep Sunday Stableford
  01 Oct Gents Open
  04 Oct Ladies Stableford
  04 Oct Ladies 9 Holes