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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. 

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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 05 Dec 2022 to 02 Jun 2023
Date Title
  06 Dec Tuesday Open
  07 Dec Ladies Winter Friendly
  09 Dec Friday Club - Christmas Team Competition
  10 Dec Winter League
  11 Dec Winter League
  12 Dec Ladies North Alliance
  15 Dec Thursday Open
  16 Dec Friday Club - Best Ball Stableford
  17 Dec Winter League
  18 Dec Winter League
  22 Dec Thursday Open
  24 Dec Winter League
  26 Dec Mixed Open
  27 Dec Mixed Open
  27 Dec Mixed Open
  28 Dec Mixed Open
  29 Dec Mixed Open
  29 Dec Mixed Open
  29 Dec Mixed Open
  30 Dec Ladies Friday Club - Florida Scramble
  31 Dec Winter League
  01 Jan Winter League
  05 Jan Thursday Open
  06 Jan Ladies Friday Club
  07 Jan Winter League
  08 Jan Winter League
  11 Jan Ladies Winter Friendly
  12 Jan Thursday Open
  13 Jan Ladies Friday Club
  14 Jan Winter League
  15 Jan Winter League
  19 Jan Thursday Open
  19 Jan Thursday Open
  20 Jan Ladies Friday Club
  21 Jan Winter League
  22 Jan Winter League
  26 Jan Thursday Open
  27 Jan Ladies Friday Club
  28 Jan Winter League
  29 Jan Winter League
  01 Feb Ladies Winter Friendly
  02 Feb Thursday Open
  03 Feb Ladies Friday Club
  09 Feb Thursday Open
  10 Feb Ladies Friday Club
  16 Feb Thursday Open
  17 Feb Ladies Friday Club
  23 Feb Thursday Open
  24 Feb Ladies Friday Club
  02 Mar Thursday Open
  03 Mar Ladies
  09 Mar Thursday Open
  09 Mar Thursday Open
  16 Mar Thursday Open
  17 Mar Open week stableford
  18 Mar Open Week Stroke Competiton
  19 Mar Gents Open Stableford
  19 Mar Open mixed foursomes
  20 Mar Seniors stableford
  21 Mar Open week stableford
  22 Mar Mixed Stableford
  23 Mar Thursday Open
  23 Mar Open week Stableford
  30 Mar Thursday Open
  18 May ND Past Lady Captain's 2006/07
  19 May Lady Captain's Charity Day