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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 22 Sep 2023 to 19 Mar 2024
Date Title
  22 Sep Medal / Non Medal Winners - STROKE
  22 Sep Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  23 Sep Philip Dynes Memorial Cup
  23 Sep Philip Dynes Memorial Cup
  23 Sep Philip Dynes Memorial Cup
  23 Sep Medal / Non Medal Winners - STROKE
  24 Sep Sunday Stableford
  24 Sep Grandmothers Trophy
  26 Sep Tuesday Open
  29 Sep Ladies Stableford
  29 Sep Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  29 Sep Ladies Stableford
  29 Sep Ladies Stableford
  30 Sep McKee Cup
  30 Sep McKee Cup
  30 Sep Ladies Stableford
  30 Sep Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  01 Oct Sunday Stableford
  01 Oct Sunday Stableford
  01 Oct Sunday Stableford
  01 Oct Sunday Stableford
  03 Oct Tuesday Open
  06 Oct Ladies - Play In Pink
  06 Oct Play in Pink - 3 Ball Waltz
  07 Oct Autumn Stableford
  08 Oct Sunday Stableford
  08 Oct Sunday Stableford
  10 Oct Tuesday Open
  11 Oct Ladies Winter Friendly
  13 Oct Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
  14 Oct Saturday Stableford
  15 Oct Sunday Stableford
  15 Oct Sunday Stableford
  20 Oct Ladies
  21 Oct Winter League
  21 Oct Winter League
  22 Oct Winter League
  24 Oct Tuesday Open
  27 Oct Ladies
  28 Oct Winter League
  29 Oct Winter League
  29 Oct Winter League
  31 Oct Tuesday Open
  03 Nov Ladies
  07 Nov Tuesday Open
  08 Nov Ladies Winter Friendly
  10 Nov Ladies
  14 Nov Tuesday Open
  17 Nov Ladies
  21 Nov Tuesday Open
  24 Nov Ladies
  28 Nov Tuesday Open
  01 Dec Ladies
  03 Dec Winter League
  08 Dec Ladies
  10 Dec Winter League
  13 Dec Ladies Winter Friendly
  15 Dec Ladies
  17 Dec Winter League
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  24 Dec Winter League
  29 Dec Ladies
  31 Dec Winter League
  05 Jan Ladies
  07 Jan Winter League
  10 Jan Ladies Winter Friendly
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  14 Jan Winter League
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  28 Jan Winter League
  02 Feb Ladies
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  07 Feb Ladies Winter Friendly
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  03 Mar Winter League
  10 Mar Winter League
  17 Mar Winter League