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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 20 Jul to 02 Sep 2019
Date Title
  20 Jul Calvert Cup
  20 Jul Nellie Garrett F/somes
  21 Jul Sunday Stableford
  23 Jul Gents Open
  26 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy
  26 Jul Ladies 9 Holes
  26 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy2
  26 Jul Gents 9 Hole Qual.
  27 Jul Gogarty Cup
  27 Jul Diamond Jubilee Trophy
  27 Jul Ladies 9 Holes
  27 Jul John Dickinson
  27 Jul Holt Shield Vs Belvoir Park
  28 Jul Sunday Stableford
  28 Jul ND Business Ladies League v Scrabo
  28 Jul ND Business Ladies League v Blackwood
  30 Jul Gents Open
  01 Aug North Down Veterans League vs Ormeau
  01 Aug Ladies Intermediate Team
  02 Aug August Medal
  02 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  02 Aug August Medal2
  03 Aug Berkeley Cup
  03 Aug August Medal
  03 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  04 Aug Sunday Stableford
  06 Aug Gents Open
  09 Aug Captain's Prize to the Ladies
  09 Aug Captain's Prize to the Ladies2
  09 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  09 Aug Captain's Prize to the Ladies2
  09 Aug Ladies 9 Holes2
  10 Aug Captain's Day
  11 Aug Sunday Stableford
  13 Aug Gents Open
  16 Aug Lady Captain's Day
  16 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  16 Aug Lady Captain's Day
  17 Aug Gents Competition
  18 Aug Sunday Stableford
  20 Aug Gents Open
  23 Aug Ladies Stableford
  23 Aug Ladies 9 Holes
  23 Aug Ladies Stableford2
  24 Aug Berkeley Cup
  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
  30 Aug Ladies Competition
  31 Aug Bertie Polley Cup
  31 Aug Ladies Greensomes
  01 Sep Sunday Stableford