Warrenpoint - Down - Northern Ireland

Warrenpoint Golf Club,
Lower Dromore Rd,
Warrenpoint,
Co Down,
BT34 3LN,
Northern Ireland


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  • Marian Trainor

  • Tom Craddock

  • Nigel Shaw

Situated between the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough in County Down, Warrenpoint Golf Club is a beautiful parkland course that has been used by the golf club members since their formation in 1893.

The course is set in the Narrow Water Estate where the Narrow Water Castle and surrounding land has been in the hands of the Hall family since 1670. The 18-hole layout measures just under 6,200 yards with a par of 71, configured as four par fives, five par threes and nine par fours.

A real feature hole is the 348-yard par four 8th called “Cloughmore” where the tee shot must carry all of 170 yards over water, followed by a blind approach to a long, flat green. The hole is named after a thirty-ton granite block that sits in the distance on the Slieve Martin ridge which geologists believe may have been borne from Scotland by a retreating glacier in the last Ice Age.

Of course, Irish folklore would have us believe none other than the Irish giant Finn McCool threw the stone at an enemy from the Cooley Mountains on the other side of Carlingford Lough!

The club is justifiably proud of several members who have represented the club at international level over the years and three of those members – Paddy Gribben, Raymond Burns and Ronan Rafferty – have gone a step further, representing Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup.

Did you know that James Carvill recorded the fastest round of golf played by an individual (where the golf ball must come to rest before each new stroke) at Warrenpoint Golf Club? The round took just 27 min 9 sec on 18 June 1987.

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Description: Situated between the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough in County Down, Warrenpoint Golf Club is a beautiful parkland course... Rating: 3.7 out of 6 Reviews: 3

Warrenpoint is a nice enough parkland course, in a pleasant setting between the mountains and Carlingford Lough / Newry River. Like people have mentioned there are 3 par 5s in the opening stretch. The opening 11 holes in general are fairly flat, and fairways are adjacent so even if you are a bit off-line you are not really punished. These holes are a bit difficult to Warrenpoint Golf Course - Photo by reviewer remember and are reminiscent of your typical parkland Irish course of this vintage. Beware the 9th hole which looks easy from the tee, yet has a winding burn protecting the green and could be in reach for longer hitters.

The last few holes are a different kettle of fish, with much more undulations coming into play, and suddenly if you don't find the fairway your ball may be lost or at least its a chipout, much more fun and thought required on these holes, not just drive and a wedge.

Although the course is not long, the greens are appropriately small, with plenty of dips and interesting places for pin positions. So the finishing stretch is 4-ball rating, whereas the opening bit more of an average rating, thus 3 overall.

You wouldn't travel here for the golf per se probably (unlike Royal County Down and Ardglass nearby) but if you wanted a straightforward parkland course with a few interesting holes you could do worse.

3 / 6
Warrenpoint
March 22, 2017


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It is always a pleasure to play Warrenpoint. The course is usually in beautiful condition (Though Oct - Feb should be avoided due to closed holes/greens).Not the longest course out there, but painfully narrow to stop any long hitters who can't stay on the straight and narrow.Three par 5s in the first 4 holes is a bit top heavy, and you certainly have to build a score early and try to hold on through a much tougher back 9.Not a course for you to enjoy a slower paced round however as you will incur the tuts and shakes of the head of the member population. The club is steeped in history and tradition and as such, the clubhouse experience can often feel like sitting in someone else's home when the party has long since ended!
4 / 6
Warrenpoint
September 24, 2013


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Warrenpoint would be my local course, and is always an enjoyable round. The holes have a good variation, the walk is very pleasant, and the course is invariably in good condition from spring to autumn. It couldn't be described as a long course or an overly testing one. I don't mean it's easy, but with many of the fairways right beside each other, it can often be forgiving for an errant hook or slice, while the greens are generally welcoming. Pick of the holes are 7, 13, 14 and 17. 14 is a short but teasing par 3, the others are undulating par 4s with very tricky second shots required. Words of advice, make sure you're warmed up beforehand, as 3 of the first 4 holes are medium-length, straight par 5s that should be scored upon. Also, don't consider this course in the winter months as they happily close most of the greens, rendering it a terrible experience. Lastly, there is a significant number of green jacket members of the course who enjoy making visitors feel like they are intruding. It's not you, they do this to everyone. Just ignore them.
4 / 6
Warrenpoint
April 21, 2010


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