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Royal County Down Opens Tee Times for October 2020

October 28, 2019

Royal County Down has been called “The Augusta National of Ireland” and is ranked the No. 1 course in the world, according to Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Courses.

Needless to say, tee times are at a premium.

Now is your chance to play this fabulous course in Northern Ireland.

Call today 866-260-4409 to reserve your space to play Royal County Down.

Due to the immense interest in Northern Ireland generated from the 2019 Open, Royal County Down has been deluged with requests for tee times. In response, Royal County Down is opening the course in October 2020 (it’s usually closed during this time).

“It’s really quite an amazing move,” says Ann Mabry, Premier Golf’s managing director. “Golfers who’ve always wanted to play Royal County really have a great opportunity in 2020.”

Most of the Royal County Down tee times are already sold out for May to September, so this announcement opens up a world of possibilities.  Golf travelers can play Royal County Down and other great nearby courses like Royal Portrush, Ardglass and Ballyliffin.

Royal Country Down Heather

For many golfers, though, Royal County Down is the absolute must play in Ireland. Stunningly photogenic and challenging, the course is set on natural dune-land at the foothills of the Mountains of Mourne in Newcastle, about 30 miles south of Belfast.

Opened in 1889, Royal County Down was designed by Scottish school teacher George L. Ballie (who laid out the first nine) and Old Tom Morris (who laid out the second nine) with later tweaks and alterations by Harry Colt, Harry Vardon and Donald Steel. Stretching out before you like a Monet painting come to life, the course is colorfully accented with purple heather and yellow gorse.

Undulating and roller coaster-like fairways, blind drives, bunkers framed by testy fescue grasses and small greens with dips and rolls dominate the golf experience at Royal County Down. Golf writer Bernard Darwin’s description captures the essence of this special course: “It has big and glorious carries, nesting greens, entertaining blind shots and beautiful turf–the kind of golf people play in their most ecstatic dreams.”

If you want to play Royal County Down next October, act now as these tee times are expected to “fly off the shelf”. Call 866-260-4409 today.