This is one for the books for Northern Ireland.

It has been revealed today by the respected magazine Golf Digest that Northern Ireland’s Royal County Down has been voted the number one golf course in the world.

Tourism Ireland has welcomed the news that Royal County Down has been voted the best golf course in the world in the prestigious Golf Digest magazine’s “The World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”

The CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons said: “It is a fantastic accolade for Royal County Down to be voted number one golf course in the world – beating other world-renowned courses such as Augusta National, venue for the US Masters, and Pine Valley, New Jersey.

Commenting on Royal County Down, Golf Digest magazine said: “On a clear spring day, with Dundrum Bay to the east, the mountains of Mourne to the south and gorse-covered dunes in golden bloom, there is no lovelier place in golf than our new No. 1.

This news can only add to the strong reputation that Northern Ireland has gained for itself amongst the golfing world for it’s beautiful courses as well as it’s famous players. It will have a positive affect on the added tourism that this can bring for Northern Ireland’s tourism as golfers from around the world will be intrigued in visiting the best golf course in the world.

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