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Welcome to Kirkistown Castle Golf Club

True Links since 1902

Hello and welcome to our web site! Kirkistown Castle Golf Club is a unique Irish Links golf course and clubhouse situated on the eastern shores of County Down, Northern Ireland on the beautiful Ards Peninsula. The Club, now in its 113th year, has rolled with the times and has been an enduring central landmark within the townland of Kirkistown and the small village of Cloughey. Our current membership consists of approximately 800 members across various categories from the young and young at heart, to the golfing fanatics as well as those who simply enjoy the food, drink and great craic that makes our Club atmosphere so enticing.

Whether member or guest, everyone is most welcome to come and experience our wee corner of the world – we very much look forward to welcoming you; in the interim keep up with Club life here or simply get a feel for us by browsing our web site...

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Testimonials This is a links education that will be forever seared into your memory. - Kevin Markham, Just a quick note to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to play your beautiful course. A proper links. The greens were fantastic and we all struggled with the elevated ones. The members were also extremely friendly - Tomlins Brothers, We had a fabulous day. The course was in perfect order and the lads fully enjoyed the experience. Complimemts to the team - the greens were perfect - a bit of a challenge. I can assure you that if I am involved we will be back next year. I have already spread the word - Fergal Collins. Director Time Associates, Thank you for arranging a tee time for Margartet and myself on Wednesday. We both felt the course was in super condition and a fair but difficult challenge. We had already played Portmarnock Links Seapoint Baltray RCD and Ardglass on our trip and your greens were the best we encountered. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone at Kirkistown Castle and very much enjoyed our day - Chris Archer - Droitwich GC, On behalf of all the members of the Rathcoole Hackers Golf Society I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make our outing on Sunday such a fantastic day. Since our Society was formed this is the most welcome we have been made to feel at any venue. As this was our Captain's Day we could not have wished for any better place to hold it. The course was a fair test for everyone with some super scores and the food and hospitality was second to none. You really do things well at Kirkistown Castle and I am looking forward immensely to returning - Steven McCord, I had a marvellous time despite highly unsuccessful scoring on your classic links which undoubtedly boasts a great set of greens for design and spirit and the most intriguing challenging and correct (both for location and design) set of bunkers one could imagine.
Kirkistown Castle golf is great golf with some of the most memorable holes in the game such as the twin terrors of the second and the tenth and a beguiling smile promising a good score but thwarting the unwary suitor. Yours is a links one could happily play every day for the rest of one's life - Pat Ruddy: Course designer of the European Club Glasheddy Ballyliffin and Sandy Hills Rosapenna.

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  • 45-70 mins from Belfast Airports
  • 2hrs 30 mins from Dublin Airport
  • 1hr 15 mins from Royal County Down
  • 45 mins from Ardglass Golf Club
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Club Diary for 25 May to 08 Jul 2018
Date Title
  25 May rockmount ladies
  25 May PGA Tankard
  25 May 9 hole comp
  25 May Rockmount minor cup
  25 May PGA Tankard 2
  26 May May Medal
  26 May PGA Tankard
  26 May 9 Hole Comp
  27 May Sunday Stableford
  29 May Gents Open
  31 May Minor Cup
  01 Jun Lady Captain's Charity Day
  02 Jun President's Day
  03 Jun Sunday Stableford
  03 Jun Hilton Ulster Cup
  03 Jun Business Ladies vs Clandeboye
  05 Jun Gents Open
  08 Jun Flora Brown O2 Trophy
  09 Jun Charity Day/Helena Marchant Trophy
  09 Jun Flora Brown O2Trophy
  12 Jun Gents Open
  15 Jun Daisy Ferguson G/somes
  16 Jun Gents Competition
  16 Jun Daisy Ferguson G/somes
  17 Jun Gents Competition
  19 Jun Gents Open
  22 Jun President's Prize
  23 Jun Gents Competition
  24 Jun Gents Competition
  24 Jun Business Ladies vs Scrabo
  26 Jun Gents Open
  29 Jun Lady President's Day
  29 Jun Lady President's Day
  30 Jun Gents Competition
  01 Jul Gents Competition
  03 Jul Gents Open
  06 Jul Jon Peden Trophy Stroke
  07 Jul Gents Competition
  07 Jul Jon Peden Trophy Stroke
  08 Jul Gents Competition