Ardglass is a hidden gem in County Down, Northern Ireland. Parts of this magnificent links have an "Old Head" feel to it. Recently it has been crowned as the IGTOA links course of the Year.
It is a dramatic links course set on a rugged coastline, with cliff tops and an ancient town as a backdrop.
Ardglass was redesigned by Mr David Jones in 1998. He has created a truly challenging test of golf, particularly on a windy day. The course hugs the coastline, with no fewer than 8 holes where the Irish Sea coastline comes into play. The Irish Sea is visible from all 18 holes and on a clear day it is possible to see across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.
Ardglass really is a course to savour with some outstanding holes. The 161yd Par 3 2nd hole, the 480yd Par 5 11th and the 181yd Par 3 12th each require a carry across the coastline and cliff tops of the Irish Sea and rank amoung the best links holes in Ireland. The view from the elevated 12th tee, with the backdrop of the Irish Sea and Mourne Mountains is to die for.
"Ardglass is a heavenly place to play golf"