Donaghadee Golf Club
Established in 1899, this exceptional part-seaside and part open parkland course offers a range of challenges for golfers of all levels. With several lurking water hazards ready to catch out the unthinking shot, every round is sure to test your skills to the limit. The 18th hole is particularly daunting, with out of bounds on both the left and right, and the sea breeze adding an extra level of difficulty to your club selection. But it's worth it for the incredible views over the nearby Copeland Islands and the Irish Sea.
The 16th tee is also a great vantage point, providing stunning views of the hills of south-west Scotland on clear days. This championship course is well-maintained and provides a perfect blend of part-links and part-parkland terrain, making it a true delight to play.
Catering to all levels of ability, the course measures 6,145 yards in length and has a par of 71, with a Standard Scratch Score of 70. The club professional, Gordon Drew, is on hand to provide expert advice and help you improve your game.
As a seaside/parkland course, this golf club offers a unique experience with spectacular views over the Irish Sea to the Scottish coast. With no handicap or certificate requirements to play, it's the perfect destination for anyone who loves golf and beautiful scenery. You can play any day of the week, except Saturday, which is restricted.
In summary, this well-maintained and interesting championship course is a must-visit destination for any golfer. With its seaside and parkland elements, it provides a unique and exciting golfing experience, and the views of the Irish Sea and Scottish coast are simply breathtaking. Come and enjoy the challenges of this exceptional 18-hole course and take in the stunning coastal scenery.