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4.7
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 47 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6268 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Ardglass Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1896
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 5/1 - 10/31
Architect David Jones (1998) Ken Kearney (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £30
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, AmEx, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ireland Wales Northern Ireland (2022 #10)

Reviews

4.7
47 Reviews (47)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect Winter Golf

Seemingly the whole island was under a blanket of fog....not Ardglass! Winter tees and a couple of winter greens but the course was in fabulous shape. Credit to the team! Members and proshop staff extremely welcoming too. We will be back time and time again!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Walked

What a Gem!

Fantastic views of the Irish Sea on every hole. The oldest Club House on Earth is a Castle and served the best pint of Guiness I've ever had.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

An Intermediate / Advanced Ski Resort

With a stunning setting on the shores of the Irish Sea and a view of the Isle of Mann and the Oldest Clubhouse in The World, Ardglass will not disappoint in golfing terms.
I likened it to a ski resort as the first hole elevates you to a plateau of Golf with some grand, good and great holes once you’ve got there, like a lot of ski resorts.
With stunning views throughout this is a course that can be enjoyed whilst offering enough of a challenge around the turn for the very best. A classic out and in course.
The clubhouse facilities were comfortable with a traditional seaside serving that won’t disappoint.
Glad I played it after hearing a lot about it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0

Great views

Views around the course are spectacular but the course isn't in great condition. For a seaside course it was very muddy even for January
Plus be aware that 4 of the holes are closed and the first green is temporary, golfnow doesn't tell you we only found out when me arrived.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st time at Ardglass

Me and a friend played the course on the 16th of September, thus being my first time ever playing it I was taken away by the views around the course they were spectacular, the course was in fabulous condition and was a good challenge to play and cannot wait to come back to play the course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing gem

We lucked out finding this course after playing at Rosapenna .for 3 days
It was spectacular with holes along the Irish Sea
We are at the bar and food was delicious
This is a fishing village n fish was excellent
Recommend Burford Inn (across street) to stray

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Brilliant course, a real challenge & beautiful scenery. Only downside was the brutal pace of play by 4-5 groups in front. Otherwise amazing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Ardglass

Lovely course fantastic views would come back again

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Challenging links!

Gem of a links course. We played it on a windy day in late Oct. and had to play a driver into 3 of the 4 par 3's. Beautiful fairways, bunkers and greens. No wet ground in sight despite days of rain. The front rain is more challenging than the back but it's all challenging when the wind blows. And what a clubhouse!
Friendly members and staff topped off a great golfing day out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It will be worth the wait

Unfortunately only 14 holes open. But, this is a good course. challenging with its constant breeze. It is fairly open which helps. undergoing some work now but still enjoyable.

greens in good nick.

Would I go back- defo.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

If something is too good to be true...

Played here a few years back and enjoyed it's Links character. However upon arriving today we were informed that 6 holes were closed and temporary holes and greens were in play. I would have not made the trip if I had known this prior. On top of this it was a total lottery for visitors to navigate their way around due to the huge restrictions on the layout. Three young fellas in the Pro Shop literally couldn't care less when we confirmed our booking. I'm actually really angry how this turned out today and my opinion of the course has been forever altered. I don't understand why Golfnow can't give customers a heads up before you book instead of showing up to that sort of mess. I couldn't believe the condition of the course for a links given their propensity for being dry. My Advice to anybody looking to play here in the foreseeable future, call in advance to ask about the state of place.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Short, Pretty, but Also Tricky

When I saw the reviews on this on GolfAdvisor, I knew this is a must play if anybody likes links golf. The views of this golf course are stunning! The greens fees are reasonable for a links course. However, 50 pounds to hire golf clubs is steep (which is why I only put value for the money at 4 stars). If I were to hire a buggy, that would be another 50 pounds. So, this is also too steep, too!

Meanwhile, I did not know there are no Uber services from the golf course. Fortunately, there was a fellow player who drove me to the bus station so that I can get back to Belfast.

That said... I enjoyed the experience. I had some decent holes and some terrible holes... which is expected for me in links golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2019

Buggy Hire is £30 not £50 as stated. Check out the web site.

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Must playy

We played in June, 50 degrees with 25 mph winds. This was true Irish golf. Well worth it if you want the Ireland golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

The most pleasant, dramatic, flat-out fun surprise

At 6200 yards, it's not going to find its way into The Open rota. And it doesn't have the name-recognition of other buddies-trip must-plays ... and that's what Ardglass really has going for it. You just can't believe how good it is once you get there. Two holes in, and you're thinking, "Why the heck aren't more people talking about this golf course?!" The pictures attached to this review will say as much as I ever could. Ardglass has more character than other courses with larger reputations, and it's way more fun to play. I stopped here in between rounds at Royal County Down and Royal Portrush, and it was the perfect bridge. Those are challenging, championship-worthy tests. Ardglass is just freaking fun. With a five-year plan in place for improvements to the golf course, it's only going to get better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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