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Butch Harmon Called it the best Golf Course ever... so who would doubt him

Simply Stunning, I played this a number of times an thoroughly enjoyed. In windy conditions it is a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Darren K
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Golf course? Stunning views.

Invited by a member for a 4 ball we enthusiastically headed towards the first tee, having spent... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Henry M
Belfast, N.Ireland
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One of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland with traditions dating back 100 years, this 18-hole Championship Course is rated among the best in the world.
36 Golf Links Road, Newcastle BT33 0AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3314
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Simply Stunning, I played this a number of times an thoroughly enjoyed. In windy conditions it is a real test (Bring plenty of balls). If you driver is off and wayward leave it at home. Stunning views and will definitely be back. Try and get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Darren K
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Invited by a member for a 4 ball we enthusiastically headed towards the first tee, having spent time in the pro shop and putting area first. The first is a good starting hole, not difficult, and sets the tone for what’s to come, view wise,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henry M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Played the course and was ready to be disappointed because of all the hype. To my pleasant surprise this place exceeded what the reviews had said. An almost perfect and natural routing with just enough quirky shots . The scenery is breathtaking and the caddies...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank DonHo1121
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Yes, even if I in principle do not like this must have played courses. We were a group of four players with a fore-caddy (highly recommended) and enjoyed an excellent round of golf on a very attractive course. It turned out that it was not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Reli61
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were very much looking to our round of gold at RCD Beautiful day and sunny day Course in poor condition and were given 2 caddies with red markings which made worse. Apparently there are several levels of caddies and red markings equals rookie who...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Howard S
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

A course storied in tradition. Very different than courses in North America. Course was very dry and brown. Quite often the roll would give you another 50 yards off the tee or your second shot. Have to stay on the fairway. More enjoyable if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Such a beautiful and amazing course. Very difficult if you get off of the fairway. Fair course if you stay in the short grass. Caddies were top notch and the course was in great condition. For the top rated course (by some) in the world,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bblomberg
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Not sure golf can get better than this. I have played all over the world and this was the best. The combination of great holes, in settings among the dunes that are unmatched...coupled with hospitality meant to treat visitors like members. Yes, it is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank illinois59
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Early tee time. Do not get out of the fairway. Not very friendly to women. We shared a caddie who was very helpful. Awesome views. Tough tee shots for women.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Eastendhw
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is my third time playing this course and trying to love it. The clubhouse and staff are wonderful. My complaint from a woman's point of view is the layout. If you are not a single digit handicap with a 200 yard drive and a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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21 February 2017|
Response from joewI1088QJ |
Hi Liz, The town of Newcastle has a lot of nice guest houses (commonly called Bed & Breakfast in the UK, or more often shortened to B&B). Many of them are listed on Trip Advisor. I have stayed in a few over the years, but... More
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Response from Arqueros | Reviewed this property |
Full payment is required 30 days in advance. Groups of 12+ need to put down a deposit. Full refund for cancellation over 30 days in advance, thereafter 50%, then 25%, then 0%. See the visitor information on their website
20 February 2015|
Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
I w a s there in September so I suggest you call the course and ask as winter always presents challenges for places with nearly year-round play. No pun intended. :)