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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 05 Jul to 18 Aug 2022
Date Title
  05 Jul Tuesday Open
  06 Jul Holt Shield
  08 Jul RESERVED
  08 Jul Peggy Nelson Salver - Stableford
  08 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  08 Jul Peggy Nelson Salver - Stableford
  08 Jul Peggy Nelson Salver - Stableford
  09 Jul Richard Ingram Perpetual Trophy
  09 Jul Peggy Nelson Salver - Stableford
  09 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  09 Jul Minor Cup
  10 Jul Sunday Stapleford
  10 Jul Holt Shield
  12 Jul Tuesday Open
  13 Jul Clandeboye Junior Cup
  15 Jul Reserved
  15 Jul Nellie Garrett Qualifier - FOURSOMES
  15 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  15 Jul Nellie Garrett Qualifier - FOURSOMES
  15 Jul Nellie Garrett Qualifier - FOURSOMES
  16 Jul Gogarty Cup
  16 Jul Nellie Garrett Qualifier - FOURSOMES
  16 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  16 Jul Junior Cup
  17 Jul Sunday Stapleford
  19 Jul Tuesday Open
  22 Jul RESERVED
  22 Jul Lady Captain¬ís Charity Open
  23 Jul Summer Stapleford
  24 Jul Sunday Stapleford
  26 Jul Tuesday Open
  29 Jul RESERVED
  29 Jul Monthly Medal - Stroke
  29 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  29 Jul Monthly Medal - Stroke
  29 Jul Monthly Medal - Stroke
  30 Jul Dunleath Cup
  30 Jul Monthly Medal - Stroke
  30 Jul Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  31 Jul Sunday Stapleford
  02 Aug Tuesday Open
  05 Aug Ladies
  05 Aug Ladies
  05 Aug Ladies
  06 Aug Members Day
  07 Aug Members Day
  09 Aug Tuesday Open
  12 Aug Lady Captain's Day
  13 Aug Richard McCaughey Cup
  14 Aug Sunday Stapleford
  16 Aug Tuesday Open