Kilkeel - Down - Northern Ireland

Kilkeel Golf Club,
Mourne Park,
County Down,
BT34 4LB,
Northern Ireland

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The small fishing port of Kilkeel lies to the south of the Mourne Mountains on the County Down coastline, close to Carlingford Lough. A couple of miles inland from here, on land owned by the Earl of Kilmorey, a 9-hole course was laid out for the members of Kilkeel Golf Club by Lord Justice Babington, a member of the GUI, back in 1924.

It took almost seventy years before Eddie Hackett expanded the layout to a full 18-hole course and the new fairways were first brought into play in 1993. Today, the course extends to an impressive 6,579 yards from the back tees and it plays to a par of 72, with plenty of doglegged holes laid out across a pleasantly undulating landscape.

The most difficult hole on the course is the left doglegged 14th (stroke index 1), where a pond lurks in front of the green to catch approach shots that fall short of the target. The signature hole follows immediately after this at the 130-yard 15th, with bunkers positioned on three sides of a green that slopes markedly from back to front.

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Description: Eddie Hackett designed the parkland course at Kilkeel Golf Club and it’s set at the feet of the Mourne Mountains. Measuring 6,579 yards from the tips, it's been used as a qualifying course for The Amateur and Senior Open championships. Rating: 7 out of 10 Reviews: 1

New Head greenkeeper is doing an excellent job - greens are getting better every time you play.

Challenging holes where the correct side of the fairway is required for an unobstructed approach - not just anywhere on the fairway!!

14th hole - narrow landing area for long shot over water into the green!!

15th - don't get above the hole!!! - in summertime you could be off the green - Augusta like putting!!

May 30, 2022
7 / 10
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