Kirkistown Castle is one of the few ‘true links’ golf courses in Northern Ireland and it hosts a Ladies & Gents Open Stableford on the last Sunday of the month (May – September) to give golfers the opportunity of having the ultimate golfing experience of playing ‘The Open’ style of links golf for a very modest £20 each. Ladies & Gents Opens are also available on the 11th and 12th of July during the peak holiday season here.
Kirkistown Castle remains very playable during the Winter Season without the need to resort to temporary greens for days and even weeks on end. A Gents Open competition is held each Tuesday (September – May) to give golfers the opportunity for a proper game of golf on a quality course during the winter months, this time for £15 each.
Then there is the very special offer of a 6-month Winter Membership(October- March) which is open to members of other GUI affiliated golf clubs. This is a 5-day membership (Mon – Fri) and costs only £225 for the six months.
Kirkistown Castle is the only links golf course in Ireland to be designed by the legendary James Braid and is a member of The Association of James Braid Courses.
Located in the Hall Estate on the edge of Carlingford Lough, with stunning views of the Mourne Mountains and Narrow Water Keep.
It is a well maintained and tightly laid out mature parkland course. There are tree lined fairways, water hazards and well bunkered greens.
While the course is flat, it is a good test of golf with challenging holes (7, 12, 13, 17 and 18). There are three par 5’s in the first four holes offering birdie opportunities but beware of the back nine, and in particular, the finishing holes.
The Clubhouse is well appointed and the Restaurant is excellent with a beautifully situated dining room with views of the course.
The Club offers a “Special Thursday Open” for both Men and Women with G.U.I. Handicaps for £10 per person. Book online www.warrenpointgolf.com or phone the Professional at (028) 4175 2371.
Competition days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, otherwise visitors are welcome (Green fee Rates – Weekday £20 & Weekends £24). For availability check as above