Set amid towering dunes, Castlerock Golf Club is a classic links course, rich with towering, folding sand dunes. It’s situated in the seaside village of Castlerock, about 5 miles west of Coleraine on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
The Club was founded in April 1901 and the course was designed by Ben Sayers who was commissioned to design an 18-hole layout. Sayers was insistent that the links of Castlerock would equal those at Troon, North Berwick and Sandwich – and the result was quite superb. Today Castlerock is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses: testament to this is the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
The Championship Mussenden Course is a par 73, and the best-known hole is the fourth. Referred to as the Leg o’Mutton, it’s a 200-yard par 3 and features a railway line to the right, a stream to the left and a raised green. The Bann Links is a newer course - a full-length, 9-hole course that invites you to enjoy a game on beautiful, fine dune land.
The Course In Pictures
While You're Here
Castlerock Golf Club is just a 20-minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club and situated on the Causeway Coastal Route – home of pretty towns, fascinating attractions, beautiful scenery and so much more. A key attraction you should add to your sightseeing list is Dunluce Castle. This mighty piece of history dates back to the 13th century and was built by the powerful Irish noble and 2nd Earl of Ulster, Richard Óg de Burgh. The Castle was seized by the McDonnell Clan in 1550 – a time of violent, bloody battles and conquests.