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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
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Club Diary for 16 Jul to 29 Aug 2018
Date Title
  17 Jul Gents Open
  17 Jul john dickson match
  20 Jul Nellie Garrett F/somes
  20 Jul 9 Hole Competition
  20 Jul Nellie Garrett F/somes 2
  21 Jul Jonathan Peden Trophy
  21 Jul Nellie Garrett F/somes
  21 Jul 9 Hole Competition
  22 Jul Sunday Stableford
  23 Jul balmoral
  24 Jul Gents Open
  26 Jul minor cup
  27 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy
  27 Jul 9 Hole Competition
  27 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy 2
  28 Jul July Medal
  28 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy
  28 Jul 9 Hole Competition
  29 Jul Sunday Stableford
  31 Jul Gents Open
  03 Aug August Medal
  04 Aug Gents Competition
  04 Aug August Medal
  04 Aug 9 Hole Competition
  05 Aug Gents Competition
  07 Aug Gents Open
  10 Aug Captain's Prize to Ladies
  11 Aug Captain's Day 2018
  12 Aug Gents Competition
  15 Aug RNLI Day
  17 Aug Lady Captain's Day
  18 Aug Gents Competition
  19 Aug Gents Competition
  19 Aug Business Ladies vs Bangor
  21 Aug Gents Open
  23 Aug Ladies Competition
  24 Aug August Medal
  25 Aug Gents Competition
  25 Aug August Medal
  25 Aug 9 Hole Competition
  26 Aug Gents Competition
  28 Aug Gents Open