Not long now... Irish Open fever hits County Down!

11 April 2015

Less than 50 days to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and already the excitement has started. As this beautiful County awaits the arrival of thousands of new visitors and many top ranked players, we cannot help but be excited for the return of this remarkable event.

For the first time in 76 years, Ireland’s national golf championship returns to the spectacular setting of Royal County Down for the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. In the stunning location of Newcastle, a truly world class line up is assembling for this year’s event, headed by the World's Number One and tournament host, our very own Rory McIlroy, from Holywood just a few dozen miles up the road.

The event will include some of the greatest names in global golf, including four-time Major Champion Ernie Els, three-time winner Padraig Harrington, 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell and the third member of Northern Ireland’s trio of Major winners in 2011 Open Champion and current Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke. In addition to this Ryder Cup stars Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia, along with Ireland’s Shane Lowry and  Mikko Ilonen from Finland - in total 152 members from the European Tour and 4 leading amateur players -the stage is set for a wonderful return to Co. Down in less than 50 days!

We look forward to welcoming returning visitors to our beautiful County & hope to see many new faces visiting also. Be sure to pop in for a Coffee & a Homemade Scone in our beautiful Gardens, A Spot of Lunch or Dinner or Stay over and enjoy a relaxing break.

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