Castlerock Golf Club - Mussenden

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6805 yards


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Denim wear of any kind are not permitted.


Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 73 6805 yards N/A N/A
White 73 6687 yards N/A N/A
Red 73 6506 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Mussenden is a nice track"

bjm1208's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice track for the money. Conditions were great. Played with two younger members who were a pleasure. The nine hole Dunn course has some great views of the water, and some dramatic hills, but a bit short on some of the 9 holes. Worth playing 9 as a warm up to the big course.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"A solid links near Portrush and Portstewart in Northern Ireland"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

The River Bann - the longest river in Northern Ireland - isolates Castlerock from its more famous links neighbors along the Causeway coast of Northern Ireland: The 54-hole Portstewart Golf Club and 36-hole Royal Portrush Golf Club.

Castlerock's Mussenden Links lacks the dunes of Portstewart. They're better utilized on the club's spectacular Bann course, which maybe the best nine-hole course I've ever seen.

Mussenden Links, a par 73 dating to 1901, winds outside the perimeter of the dunes, never getting too close to the river or sea, but still offering glimpses of both. The fun comes from a collection of unique holes - the uphill, dogleg second; the par-3 fourth between the railway line and a burn; the burn-crossing at the sixth and the signature 'Quarry' par 3 in the dunes at no. 9. A blind tee shot over a ridge on the par-5 15th hole sets up a strong finish. The 357-yard final hole plays much longer with the approach to an elevated green. It's not necessarily a bucket-list links compared to its more famous neighbors, although it's still worthy of a visit.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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