65 Circular Road,
Castlerock, Co. Londonderry BT51 4TJ
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
9-hole par-34 Bann Course (2446 yds)
6 miles NW of Coleraine.
From Coleraine take the A2 direction Castlerock. After approx 5 miles turn right onto the B119 direction Castlerock. After o.7 miles turn right direction Castlerock GC. After 100 yards golf is on your left.
Castlerock Golf Club: Castlerock's Mussenden Links (as opposed to its smaller 9-hole Bann course) is another of those lesser known gems with all the thrills and characteristics of great links golf by the sea. In this case you are at the estuary end of the River Bann as it enters the Atlantic Ocean, and just downstream from another illustrious golf course, Portstewart, which can be seen on the opposite bank. At Castlerock the sand dunes give the course its definition, and lead you through a very natural landscape, along some narrow-ish fairways and onto the excellent greens.
Characteristically for top-quality seaside links courses, there are lovely rural and ocean views, impressive holes through good-sized dunes, as well as several flatter sections, wonderful deep revetted bunkering guarding the greens and many elevated tee-boxes. At the village end of the course, the parish church looks down on all this links-land splendour from its lofty perch on a hill. Together with Royal Portrush and Portstewart, Castlerock makes up a triumvirate of excellent links courses just a stones throw from the town of Coleraine.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked). Caddies available (if requested at least 48 hrs in advance).
2019 Golf World rating: 30th best course in Ireland.
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