Review for Royal County Down (Championship)

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Outstanding. Possibly not as tough as Muirfield or Lytham for the top players (fewer bunkers) but, in my opinion, just as good a test of golf for the average club player - and aesthetically in a different class. A potential nightmare for poor players - in fact if you are over 18 hcap just walk round due to the dunes, heather and gorse. Every hole is visually a treat. As a golf test then I would say all holes, other than 1 and 17 (which are merely reasonable), are top drawer. The views from the 4th tee and the 9th fairway are stunning (only Nefyn compares). Simply the best course in the British Isles.

Date: September 30, 2005

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