May 26, 2015

Royal County Down and the Irish Open The Places To Be This Week

The closest I've been to the Royal County Down Club Golf Club was to Lisburn outside of Belfast when I visited family back in the late 90s. That was before I fell in love with this great game and evolving into a golf blogger just seemed like a natural evolution. Ranked as the #1 course outside of the U.S.A. Royal County Down is a links course for the ages and about 80,000 spectators will flock down the two lane road to Newcastle to watch the likes of World #1 Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler play this magnificent course. If this course isn't on your bucket list it damn well should be. Geoff Shackelford pretty much sums it up with the 7 things you need to know about the Irish Open and the incredible Royal County Down.

Also checkout Irish Golf Podcasts latest offering, a chat with the Secretary Manager of Royal Co. Down Golf Club, David Wilson, in advance of the club's hosting of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

We discuss the history of the club, his role and responsibilities and what's involved in ensuring that a top 5 golf club remains just that. We discuss what is arguably the best value round of golf in the world, the impending changes to the course and the forthcoming Irish Open. In addition, we discuss how and when best to book a round at this world famous links and how best to make the most of your visit.

Also be sure and follow Matt Ginella who's in Ireland covering the Irish Open and playing in the pro-am with Rickie Fowler Wednesday.

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