Mussenden at Castlerock Golf Club

Castlerock, Northern Ireland

 This gem of links is only “hidden” because of how brightly its neighbors shine.


Is there a better stretch of golf anywhere in the world than the strip of coast between Castlerock and Portrush? Within about 6 miles, you have 3 of the top links in the world. And while the Dunluce course at Portrush, a consensus top 15 course in the world, and dune-laden Portstewart grab most of the headlines (and tourists), its Castlerock’s Mussendeen very much stands on its own. It’s an incredibly challenging, enjoyable and scenic course – pure and classic links golf. It’s also a good bit cheaper that its more known neighbors. Basically, it’s everything you’d want in a classic hidden gem.




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Course Layout

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play

Castlerock is open April through October. 

April through June are the driest months, while the warmest temperatures can be found May through October.  Anytime Castlerock is open should be a good time to play, with May-June being your best bet. 



Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January closed
February closed
March closed
April £100
May £100
June £100
July £100
August £100
September £100
October £100
November closed
December closed

Greens fees last verified September 2019. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

Visitors may play Castlerock seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Caddies are £30. Reserve up to 48 hours in advance of tee time by calling 028 7084 8314.

Clubs are available to rent for £30.

Pull carts are available for £5.

Electric pull carts are £15 (£20 with GPS).

Golf carts are £30. 

Practice Facilities

Castlerock has a putting green and short game practice area.

Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year Built: 1901

Architects: Ben Sayers, with later alterations by Harry Colt and Martin Hawtree

Course tour: Castlerock has a course tour here.

Dress code: Check out the dress code here.