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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 15 Aug to 28 Sep 2020
Date Title
  15 Aug Forsythe Salver
  15 Aug Ladies Stableford
  16 Aug Sunday Stableford
  18 Aug Tuesday Open
  21 Aug Ladies Stableford
  21 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  21 Aug Ladies Stableford 2
  21 Aug Ladies 9 Holes 2
  22 Aug Bertie Polley Cup
  22 Aug Ladies Stableford
  23 Aug Sunday Stableford
  23 Aug Jimmy Bruen
  25 Aug Tuesday Open
  28 Aug Ladies Stableford
  28 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  28 Aug Ladies Stableford 2
  28 Aug Ladies 9 Holes 2
  29 Aug Ben Campbell Trophy
  29 Aug Ladies Stableford
  30 Aug Sunday Stableford
  01 Sep Tuesday Open
  04 Sep Ladies Stableford
  04 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  04 Sep Ladies Stableford 2
  05 Sep McKee Cup
  06 Sep Sunday Stableford
  08 Sep Tuesday Open
  11 Sep Ladies Stableford
  11 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  11 Sep Ladies Stableford 2
  12 Sep Richard McCaughey Cup
  12 Sep Ladies
  13 Sep Sunday Stableford
  15 Sep Tuesday Open
  18 Sep Ladies Stableford
  18 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  18 Sep Ladies Stableford 2
  19 Sep Club Professional Day
  19 Sep Ladies
  20 Sep Sunday Stableford
  20 Sep Gents
  22 Sep Tuesday Open
  25 Sep Ladies Stableford
  25 Sep Ladies 9 Holes
  25 Sep Ladies Stableford 2
  26 Sep McMaster Cup
  26 Sep Ladies
  27 Sep Sunday Stableford