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Northern Ireland golf course tops US poll

Northern Ireland’s international golfing credentials have been further strengthened after Royal County Down in Newcastle was named the top course outside of the US.

This year’s Irish Open host, Royal Portrush, was also named as the 13th best golfing venue outside of the US in a survey by American magazine Golf Digest — which boasts over six million readers.

A total of eight courses across Ireland made their way into Golf Digest’s Planet Golf ‘100 Best Courses Outside the US’ poll.

Royal County Down was listed alongside globally prestigious courses such as St Andrews in Scotland, along with all the courses on the Open’s rota.

Belfast Telegraph