Castlerock Golf Club

A remote Harry Colt links gem in Northern Ireland recently updated by Martin Hawtree.

Castlerock Golf Club

County Londonderry, Ireland

Overview

The Championship Course at Castlerock Golf Club is the 18 hole Mussenden Links. The golf club is located on Northern Ireland's north coast in the seaside village of Castlerock opposite Port Stewart and Portrush near the Giant's Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland.

The inherent link between links golf and the railway is not just found in Scotland... the Mussenden Links uses railway tracks for tee markers.


Golf Course Review

Sat amongst the sand dunes with a railway bordering the course, the Par 73 Castlerock Golf Club Mussenden Course is not one to be missed!

Castlerock Golf Club History

On May 4, 1900, the idea of establishing a golf club was first made publically. It would be the following year on June 22, 1901, that the formal inauguration for the 9 hole course was held.

Within a few short years, Castlerock GC was extended and the original 18 hole course was opened for play in 1909. The course was extended by Mr. Gow, the greenkeeper at Royal Portrush, who made the proposal and oversaw the 9 hole extension.

Harry Colt & Castlerock Golf Club

In 1929, Harry Colt was invited to advise on the course and made it the course we know today. Why not take a look at Harry Colt's original green sketches for the course?

The Bann Course

The Bann Course is a 9 hole links named after the River Bann that runs alongside the golf course. The area north of Coleraine is becoming a real golf destination. Royal Portrush, Port Stewart, Bushfoot, and Castlerock offer 4 venues and 6 courses worth a visit!

Featured Architect: Harry Colt

Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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  • Hawtree, Martin

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Contact Details

County Londonderry, BT51 4TJ, Northern Ireland

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Featured Architect: Harry Colt

Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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