When was The Royal County Down Golf Club founded?

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The Royal County Down Golf Club
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Clue

It was prior to 1900.

Answer

The Royal County Down Golf Club was founded in 1889 by a group of influential business and professional men from Belfast.

More about The Royal County Down Golf Club

The Royal County Down Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland.

It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.

The Championship Course measures 7,186 yards (6,570 m) from the back tee. In 2018, the Championship Course was ranked as the best course in the world by Golf Digest.

The Club has hosted many important tournaments, starting soon after it opened, and continuing to the present day.

Some of the tournaments are:

  • The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2019
  • The Irhis Open (1928, 1935, 2015)
  • The Palmer Cup 2012
  • The Walker Cup in 2007
  • Senior British Open Championship (2000,2001,2002)
  • and many more ...

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