Mussenden Temple

Castlerock Golf Club is situated in the seaside village of Castlerock, which lies approximately 5 miles due West of the town of Coleraine on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Castlerock is a fabulous links course set among rolling sand dunes. Its scenic qualities embrace the river Bann flowing out to the Atlantic, and also eye-catching views of Donegal and on a clear day towards Scotland and the Isle of Islay. An ideal retreat in which to play golf

The Championship Mussenden Course is a par 73 with five par-5's, four par-3's, and nine par-4's. The best-known hole is the fourth, called the Leg o'Mutton, a 200 yard par-3 with a railway line to the right, a burn to the left and a raised green.

Over the past hundred years the Club has played frequent host to the country's National Championships both Amateur and Professional and more recently in 2000,Castlerock Golf Club played hosts to the World Student Games, the first time this competition had been played in the United Kingdom. In 2001, the Clubs' Centenary Year the Irish P.G.A. Championships were successfully staged in early October. At the end of the four rounds the eventual winner Des Smyth was victorious by one shot over Ryder Cup player Paul McGinley.

Graced with the natural beauty of its peaceful setting and the views that surround it is the Club's underlying pursuit of excellence that keeps this place a sacred retreat for the truly ardent follower of golf.


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