In October 2011 Ardglass Golf Club won Course of the Year Award by IGTOA (Irish Golf Tour Operator Association) Situated on the south-east coast of county Down, Ardglass is unquestionably one of the most spectacular courses in Ireland. Essentially the course meanders its way out to a headland and then meanders its way back. The first five holes are truly memorable and run right alongside the sea. The par three 2nd (Howd's Hole) is many people's favourite and many people's undoing - with the tee shot needing to be fired across a rocky inlet, it is a real death-or-glory hole and somewhat reminiscent of the 3rd at Tralee. "At only 167 yards it may not be as damaging to the score card as 'Calamity' at Portrush but it nevertheless comes with a health warning" (Golf World).
A second magnificent par three is the downhill 12th where the Irish sea can provide a daunting diversion and when the wind is dead against it can be truly intimidating. The final hole however, offers a good chance of a closing birdie and then its off to the 19th which being Ardglass is a converted ancient castle.
Restrictions: Must contact club in advance to make a reservation stating your an Open Fairways member, all bookings are strictly subject to availability.
Winter Season (1st Nov - 30th Apr) & Summer Rates (1st May - 31st Oct)
Castle Place, BT30 7PP 54.3034422 -5.5618573
Members get 2 for the price of 1 green fee4 for the price of 2 green fees at Ardglass Golf Club with Open Fairways. 2 ball saving £95 every time you play!