Bright Castle Golf Club in Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland | GolfPass
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4.7
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
94.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 73
Length 6474 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Bright Castle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.7
14 Reviews (14)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was excellent condition

The course was in excellent condition can't wait to get back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great and Cheap Course

Enjoyed Bright again, play t a few times each summer
Tough windy conditions but the course was in great condition especially the greens
Only downside the bunkers had hardish sand then it had been raining heavy overnight

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bright Castle Golf Course

A real challenge, certainly worth a visit.
I will definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
1.0

Staff ruined it

Not a bad course but the guy Arnie who runs it and his wife ( I think ) where absolutely terrible hosts kept telling us off before we even started then followed us round the course watching us just all because he didn’t know us will never be back

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always fantastic.

Course is brilliant and the staff are even better. Excellent value for money. 10/10 would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winter golf at it's best!

What a hidden gem of a course, tucked away with the Mournes as a perfect backdrop on several holes this was a very enjoyable course to play and we'll definitely be back.
A fair test for all golfers and superb greens given the amount of rain we've had lately, credit to the green keeping staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Thoroughly enjoyed our round at Bright Castle today, course was in lovely condition.

My only criticism is that the course layout is a little unusual and it's not always clear how to get from green to tee in each case. Had to depend on GPS apps on a number of occasions.

A lovely course though and hope to return soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Winter golf at its best.

The weather was very kind to us which made the views of the mountains and the Isle of Man spectacular.
Lots of long holes with very interesting greens to keep you on your toes.
Overall one of the best we have played this winter and the first that has the directions for the tee off boxes
Will certainly be back.
Mervyn

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Round at Bright Castle

Decided to play at Bright Castle after many years deliberating. Something of a bucket list choice.
Got lucky with nice weather and hired a buggy. The course was quiet and we got round in super quick time.
The opening two holes are par 5s so a testing start. From there the holes are of moderate length and fun to play. Love the par 3s and short par 4s that help the score card. The greens are good for this time of year and most are set on slopes which adds to the difficulty but also to the fun.
The only negative thing was the signage from green to tee. Several times we were left a bit perplexed, particularly the 14th tee that was a long way off. Being a bit picky though because the experience was great and the welcome warm.
Loved it and will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Really great wee course I'd never heard of before.
Considering how dry it's been, course was in great nick.

That said, could do with a few maps at each tee to show the hole layout: lots of doglegs and blind shots, especially on back nine.
Sprinklers in and around the green and you couldn't fault the course.
Got a buggy for 25 pounds and the round was 15 so all in all a great day out- class views from a few holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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