Everyone knows that Royal County Down is one of the absolute best on earth, and it's hard to keep your expectations low, however right from the first hole you know you're in for something special. It's a great combination of strategic and penal golf design, and it was truly special. Each hole was unique and interesting. The Fourth and Ninth get loads of notoriety (and rightfully so), but there are so many other world class holes there. The back nine gets some slack for not being as good as the front, but frankly I don't think any group of nine holes on earth would be able to compare to the front nine at RCD. I loved every single minute on that course, through the downpours and harsh winds, and I immediately wanted to play again.
Date: June 11, 2019