Golf Breaks in Northern Ireland, playing golf at Royal County Down.

Nestling at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach borders one side while the mighty Royal County Down golf links frames the other. This lovingly maintained Victorian hotel is now home to one of Europe’s finest resort Spas and is equally suited to a short break, residential conference or even grander events.

The hotel boasts 180 luxurious bedrooms, including 100 new Executive and Resort rooms and six magnificent Suites, many of which have stunning panoramic views over the Mountaine of Mourne and County Down coastline. All bedrooms are finished in tasteful, traditional styles with every modern comfort, including our famous cloud beds. Add this to the Spa facilities and proximity to one of the world’s finest golf courses and you have a holiday destination or conference centre capable of proudly taking stage with the world’s best resorts.

Just 30 miles south of Belfast and 90 miles north of Dublin, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is perfect for golf breaks, and although you may never want to venture away from the sumptuous luxury and exquisite surroundings, there are a range of must visit local attractions all within close proximity to the Hotel. The Mountains of Mourne are on our doorstep and are a fantastic walking and climbing experience. Tollymore Forest Park, which is just a few minutes drive away, is simply breathtaking and Silent Valley, Castlewellan Country Park, Murlough Bay Nature Reserve are all nearby. Less than ten miles away lie the delights of Downpatrick, home to St Patrick’s Visitor Centre and Grave, (a world Christian Heritage Site) and countless opportunities for horse riding, fishing, sailing, off-road driving, mountaineering and windsurfing.

At the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa guests can experience the finest culinary delights in all our restaurants, and the chefs pride themselves on using the finest fresh local seasonal produce to create an array of delicious menus. Breakfast, dinner and the famous Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch are served in the famous Oak Restaurant, with its charming beams and fabulous central fireplace. The hotel boasts an extensive range of dining and socialising options including, Chaplin’s Bar and the Spa’s Lighthouse Lounge. The Percy French Inn, complete with log fire, is a cosy informal bar and restaurant which lies within the resort – perfect for a tasty lunch or pint by the fireside. Warm you up after a game of golf on the links.

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The Spa

The world class Spa facilities rival any other Spa in Europe. Designed in conjunction with ESPA, the world’s leading Spa company, the Spa is situated over two floors, with stunning views across the Irish sea and the Mourne Mountains. The Active Floor on the ground level incorporates a magnificent 20 metre Swimming Pool and Vitality Pool, which enjoy the amazing views of the coastline, along with a range of heat experiences and a high tech Fitness Studio. An extensive range of Spa therapies are available in one of the 16 luxurious treatment rooms on the first floor, using the ESPA product range.

The Golf

Stay at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for your golf break in Northern Ireland and you can pretty much step out of your comfy bed and onto the world famous Royal County Down golf course.

Royal County Down Golf Course

A favourite with golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory McIIroy, this challenging links features in the Top World Courses list of every recognised golf critic and magazine. Royal County Down have been host to the British Seniors, the Walker Cup and numerous other prestigious championships and in 2015 it was home to the Irish Open!

There are a wide range of other excellent courses within an easy drive of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, including Kilkeel, Warrenpoint and the stunning links of Ardglass.

Northern Ireland Golf Course

The other Royal Courses at Portrush and Belfast are both within a 90 minute drive.

Example Packages

March 2018

  • Twin Share
  • 2 nights B&B
  • 2 rounds of golf at Royal County Down

Cost per person - £330

April 2018

  • Twin Share
  • 2 nights B&B
  • 2 rounds of golf at Royal County Down

Cost per person - £450

The above is not available on a Saturday night. The hotel also offers as part of the package:

-VIP welcome

-Club storage

-Golf Buggy transfer to course

-Drying facilities for clubs and shoes

-Pre booking service for dinner and spa

-Golf nets in grounds for driving practise

-Detailed weather forecast in all bedrooms