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Northern Ireland, County Down, Newcastle GRD Rating 8.7

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Golf breaks at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

Stay at the Slieve Donard and you can pretty much step out of your comfy bed and onto Royal County Down golf course. It really is that easy. Whats a little trickier is the course itself. A favourite with golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIroy, this challenging links features in the Top World Courses list of every recognised golf critic and magazine.

Everything about the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa spells luxury... This magnificent 115 year old building, formerly a railway hotel, is the perfect spot for some well-earned pamper and play. Theres a world-leading ESPA Spa on site, offering every therapy you can think of. The globally renowned Royal County Down golf course is right on the doorstep. And the hotel overlooks a long and winding beach perfect for your little bucket and spade brigade in the heart of seaside town Newcastle, all framed by the Mourne mountains sweeping down to the sea. Lie back in lounges with roaring open fires, catch up in cosy bars, dine in delightful surroundings. This hotel is beautiful. Historic. Romantic. Opulent. But its also home to all things fun.

The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa is a family-focused seaside resort, stunning stately homes and gardens, forest parks, exciting mountain-based activities in the Mournes like walking, climbing, cycling, fishing, golf and a great big breath of fresh sea air that brings out the inner-child in everyone.

Golf Courses

The Royal County Down GC - Championship Links
18 holes
Par 71
Rated fourth in the world by Golf Digest Magazine, Royal County Down presents an irresistable golf challenge set in spellbinding scenery. The course enjoys a magnificent stage-like setting as it stretches out along the shores of Dundrum Bay, in the shadows of the looming Mourne Mountains. As well as being one of the world's most beautiful courses, it is also one of the most challenging with great swathes of heather and gorse lining fairways that tumble beneath vast sand hills, and wild tussocky faced bunkers defending small subtly contoured greens.

Royal County Down founded in 1889, is a favourite of Tiger Woods and plays on it as a warm up course to the British Open. The course was originally designed by Old Tom Morris. The Royal County Down has previously been host to the Curtis Cup and the British Seniors 3 times in the last 6 years.
The Royal County Down GC - Annesley Links
18 holes
Par 66
'The Annesley Links at Royal County Down shares the same magnificent setting as the Championship Links and is full of character. Although much shorter than the Championship Links, it is still a very testing course, with magnificent views of sea, mountains and duneland'. - The Royal County Down Golf Club


Picture it. You wake up after a wonderful nights sleep. Draw the curtains. And breathe in the most magnificent views. Many of the 178 rooms, including 6 luxury suites, offer picture postcard vistas across gardens, golf course, mountains or coastline. The interior of all the hotel rooms have recently been completely refurbished to offer guests a traditionally tasteful decor. Comfortable, functional and inviting - every room has been furnished with only the finest comforts and amenities to create a truly luxurious haven.

Food and Drink

Fine or informal, dine in style at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. From the sophisticated sumptuousness of the Oak Restaurant using the finest local produce to a perfect pint by the fireside in the Percy French pub & bistro, your appetite and expectations will be well and truly satisfied. The Lighthouse Lounge, next door to the Spa, offers a range of fresh healthy goodies like smoothies, salads and sandwiches.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10155

Tel: +44 0 28 4372 1066

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Slieve Donard Resort & Spa
Downs Road
County Down
BT33 0AH
Northern Ireland

Getting there

Nearest airport: George Best Belfast City Airport

Google Map: Click Here for a map

Resort facilities

  • Beach
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool

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