7 reviews of Kilkeel Golf Club
Kilkeel boasts numerous challenges to both the average and established golfer. Tight, dog-legged Par 4's, testing Par 3's and Par 5's that tempt the long-hitter to take it on in two, offer an excellent challenge. The course condition is spectacular and scenary second to none sitting at the foot of the Mourne Mountains over looking Carlingford Lough. A must play!!
I have played Kilkeel a number of times including very recently. One thing that always strikes me is what a great looking course this is, the drive to the club house and the view from the first tee. There is a real mix on this course, some wide forgiving fairways, some that are not and some that you need to use your judgement and leave the big dogg in the bag. In general the course needs a wee bit more looking after and players (members.visitors) need to be given an idea as to how long it should take as on a number of occassions it has taken far too long for a round. Overall, this is a good course with real potential, on a calm sunny day its great, on a blustery day its good. Challenges all round. However, for the better player it may not represent a tough enough challenge, but picturesque. Good value for money, especially on a Monday (call the club to see if the round and a meal deal is on). I'll be back.
After playing Kilkeel in August 2006 for around £15 including a great plate of fish and chips afterwards,I'd agree that this a top value golf course. You need to think your way around and sometimes leave the driver in the bag as there are plenty of trees. The par threes stick in my memory, especially the last one (the 15th?) where you don't want to be above the hole. The greens were in lovely condition and the welcome friendly. The clubhouse facilities are excellent too. It's in a lovely part of the world, so you get the added bonus of great scenery if your game isn't on top form.
Set at the foot of the famous Mountains of Mourne this beauty is well worth a visit. Tricky par threes coupled with testing 2nd shots make this an excellent test of golf at very reasonable prices. Sporting a superb new clubhouse make sure Kilkeel Golf Club is at the top of you 'must play soon' list.
A hidden gem. Played it in July, 2002, just prior to the course hosting a qualifying round for British Senior Open. Scenic and well maintained. A relief from the greens fees charged at the "name" courses. Very welcoming and friendly staff and members. Tight, hilly and challenging. Wide variety of holes. Fazio feel on some holes with elevated tees, forgiving landing areas but demanding second shots. Redesign by Eddie Hackett, top name in Ireland, recently deceased. Also worked on Old Head. Had three Guinesses all bought by members!!! Highly recommended.
RECENTLY PLAYED HERE IN THE CARLINGFORD LOUGH CLASSIC, A SUPER TEST OF GOLF A MUST FOR ANY AMATEUR GOLFER .
Co hosted with Royal County Down the 1999 Amateur Open Golf Championship.\r\nAn excellent and challenging test of golf.\r\nWell worth a visit.\r\nPlay the course played by the world's leading amateurs.\r\nNew course record established by Travis Perkins USA 67 in 1st Round Qualifying.\r\n
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