Ardminnan – The quiet course of the peninsula

The par three protected by a moat

The par three protected by a moat

The reason why I took such a shine to Ardminnan was because it is a course that almost doesn’t want to be found.

There are no big signs tempting you to its twists and turns, no website bragging about it’s water hazards and fine views across strangford, and even the locals will try and tell you that this course is not as good as its more famous neighbour Kirkistown.

But for me, Ardminnan is a humble track, with many qualities that make it worth while to be sought out.

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There’s a few opportunities to pull out the long stick, but they also have a challenging par three, that demands a 180 yard tee shot to a green that is protected by a moat.

The course welcomes visitors on Saturday’s and they’ll charge you 20 on a Saturday, and 15 the rest of the week.

Location: At the southern east point of the Ards peninsula on the site of Ardminnan Caravan park.

Cost: I paid 20 in April.

WB’s favourite hole: The par three fifth, which is a 190 yard shot to an island green.

A view across the fairways at Ardminnan

A view across the fairways at Ardminnan

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