Player Testimonials

Northern Ireland has always been a majestic place to play golf and it is of no surprise that the man tipped heavily by betting sites to win a Grand Slam of Majors, Rory Mclroy hails from this scenic and challenging heartland. Like Rory, Castlerock itself is known for golfing excellence, and is one of Northern Ireland’s favourite courses. Golf course review website top100golfcourses.co.uk rated Castlerock as the 5th best golf course in Northern Ireland, while also noting film star Michael Douglas’ affinity for its wonderful scenery.
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Paul McGinley
Course record holder Paul McGinley (64) stated "the greens out there were as good as if not better than the ones we played on at the Open at Royal Lytham"
Michael Douglas - Actor

this course is pure heaven

Scott Simpson - 1987 US Open winner
Scott Simpson (1987 US Open Winner)
What a fun day for my son and I. It's a challenging but fun links course, and with some beautiful views. The course was in great condition and especially good greens. It had a really fun nice mix of holes. Nice folks, and thanks for a great day.
John Redmond

The Leg of Mutton, one of the single most talked about golf challenges in Northern Ireland golfing circles -  "Great Golf Courses of Ireland"

Dave Thomas Ryder Cup player, and course architect
The Mussenden links course is in superb condition with some very formidable rough if you miss the fairways. In particular, I liked the "Leg O Mutton", 4th hole, a par 3 which presents a very testing tee shot even without a testing wind. The course winds its way through dune land and contains several other very good holes of tournament standard with greens that fall away to the wrong shot. The 5th hole par 5 on the nine hole Bann course, alongside the River Bann estuary, would be an asset to any golf course in the country.
Golf Today Magazine - Bob Fagan

Castlerock is the "hidden gem" with some holes in the dunes and some inland more reminiscent of the Scottish links with their more muted mounds. Either way, I loved the course and its 9-hole Bann Course is among the more intriguing and audacious in the game, beautifully situated closest to the sea in the rugged dunes.

Golf & Incentive Travel

Castlerock, one of the most welcoming clubs in the land. The championship 18 is only slightly less vintage than the two Ports, but no less intoxicating. From the nerve-jangling fourth (only 200 yards, with the railway to the right and Snake River ditch to the left) to the innocuous 16th, Castlerock is simply beguiling.