Clandeboye Golf Club

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About the Club

Clandeboye is a 36 hole inland complex of championship calibre in a setting of rare beauty. Only 12 miles from Belfast, it was created in 1933 by William Renwick Robinson, a local linen merchant with a love of golf and a flair for landscaping.

His faith, horses, hard labour and a sound personal knowledge of the technical problems involved moved mountains of soil, boulders, bracken and gorse to lay the foundations of what has now become one of the most challenging golfing tracts in Ireland.

Rich in historical association the name Clandeboye is anglicised from the Gaelic. In the year 559 the monks of St Comgall's Bangor monastery grazed their flocks on what is now the Dufferin course. To this very day the legendary Conn's Stone, (Conlig in the Gaelic) still remains standing between the sixteenth green and the seventeenth tee.

The original Clandeboye course played host to all the major Irish championships until the early 1970's when, after very fierce argument among club members, Robinson's original layout was changed. The present Dufferin Course emerged from a design by German architect Baron Von Limburger in association with former Ryder Cup stars Dave Thomas and Peter Allis.

Visitors are always made genuinely welcome at Clandeboye and are encouraged to participate in the regular Open Competitions organised on both courses.

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The Ava
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The Ava

The shorter Ava is a complete contrast. A mere 5755 yards, and often mistakenly called "the wee course".

William R. Robinson's original second nine, south of the clubhouse, was retained and additional holes added with as little disturbance as possible to the natural landscape. It demands extreme accuracy off the tee and is a true examination of a player's game. Narrow fairways, established trees, gorse, heather, rock close to the surface and all the other hazards of an unspoilt natural landscape make it a tough and varied course, presenting a challenge of subtlety rather than length.

The Playing Experience The Ava Course is a perfect partner to its sister course exemplified by "Tower Gap", the 524 yard par 5 second hole. Rated one of the best holes in Ireland, this tree lined masterpiece ensures accuracy is paramount for both the drive and second shots. A wonderfully mature course, it is a great blend of pleasure, skill and challenge set in stunning woodland surroundings. The Visual Experience The more sheltered Ava course overlooks Strangford Lough and its 365 islands in the south, with equally engrossing panoramic views over rich agricultural farmland to the Mourne Mountains, where Slieve Donard is a majestic backdrop to the famed Royal County Down links.

The Ava's user friendly fairways make it extremely popular with members and visitors alike.

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70/70
PAR
70
SSS
5755
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
9
335
2
5
5
1
506
3
3
3
7
156
4
4
4
5
274
5
4
4
17
303
6
3
3
15
171
7
4
4
3
305
8
5
5
13
496
9
4
4
11
294
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
3
3
12
168
11
4
4
2
421
12
3
3
10
167
13
5
5
14
479
14
4
4
4
345
15
3
3
18
120
16
4
4
6
303
17
4
4
16
315
18
4
4
8
317

The Dufferine

This design drawn up by Baron Von Limburger incorporated an additional 70 acres of acquired land into the original first nine holes north of the clubhouse and produced a quite unique championship heathland course which is a delight to the eye and a testing pleasure to play. This is known now as the present Dufferin.

The 6,559 yard Dufferin is now recognised as one of Ireland's great inland golfing experiences by even the most prosaic visiting golfer.

The 6,559 yard long Dufferin course quickly exposes a golfer's skill or his limitations. Masses of gorse, bracken and strategically placed trees flank every hole, demanding extreme accuracy and punishing the slightest error. The undulating countryside contributes much to an awareness of space and the fairways are moisture absorbing offering positive playable lies. Although water comes into play at only one hole, a visitor's concentration is always distracted by the panoramic seascape from the championship course's elevated first tee. Laid out in beautiful undulating countryside, high above the sprawling residential plain of North Down, this course offers compelling coastal views. The Dufferin's prevailing north-east wind sweeps in across Belfast Lough and from the Antrim Coast the mountains of Scotland are clearly visible.

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71/73
PAR
71
SSS
6559
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
7
378
2
3
3
5
162
3
4
4
9
403
4
4
4
1
378
5
3
3
13
169
6
5
5
17
509
7
4
4
15
349
8
4
5
3
440
9
4
4
11
385
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
2
403
11
3
3
12
142
12
5
5
16
481
13
4
4
10
350
14
3
3
8
153
15
5
5
18
483
16
4
4
4
381
17
4
4
14
351
18
4
5
6
418

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Club facilities

Club HouseDoes not have a Club House
Club HireDoes not offer Club Hire
Putting GreenDoes not have a Putting Green
Pro ShopDoes not have a Pro Shop
Practice AreaDoes not have a Practice Area
Club BarDoes not have a Club Bar
Driving RangeDoes not have a Driving Range
RestaurantDoes not have a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
ChangingDoes not have Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
LessonsDoes not provide Lessons

Green fees

November 2008 Weekdays

Weekends are £50.00

£45.00 (Jnr £45.00)

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Dec 2008 to Feb 2009

Weekends are £35

£30.00 (Jnr £30.00)

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March 2008

Weekends are £55

£50.00 (Jnr £50.00)

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April 2009 to Sept 2009

Weekends £95 Day Ticket £105

£75.00 (Jnr £75.00)

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