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Clandeboye Golf Club

36 Holes, Par71 Dufferin Course & Par70 Ava Course, Pro Shop, Trackman Facilities
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.

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 6,550 yard Dufferin course is recognized as one of Ireland’s great inland golfing experiences by even the most prosaic visiting golfer.

The 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.

The shorter Ava course is a complete contrast to the Dufferin course, being a mere 5,741 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 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.