Castlerock Golf Club
Northern Ireland, Ireland
The classic links golf course at Castlerock was made into an 18 hole layout by the famous Scottish club maker Ben Sayers in 1908 before Harry Colt made alterations to the course in 1925. Castlerock is considered as one of the best links golf courses in the country and certainly won’t disappoint during a golf vacation to Northern Ireland.
The course itself features several trademarks of traditional links golf, including undulating fairways, punishing bunkers and is made a tougher challenge with the presence of a prevailing wind.
The signature hole at Castlerock is the par-three 4th or ‘Leg O’Mutton’ which requires a perfect tee shot to a green guarded by bunkers – try not to focus on the out of bounds to the right and the water hazard running up the left. A visit to Castlerock will certainly enhance any golf vacation to Northern Ireland.
Accommodation near Castlerock Golf Club
A towering landmark in the center of Belfast, the Europa Hotel is one of the premier hotels in Northern Ireland’s capital city. A great base for hitting all the big courses in the north.
Portrush Atlantic Hotel
With many rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Portrush Atlantic Hotel is a quality 3-star hotel that makes a great base for a golf tour. The hotel also features a pleasant restaurant and café offering a wide range of cuisines.
Bushmills Inn Hotel
A superb 4-star boutique hotel, The Bushmills Inn was originally a Coaching Inn dating from the 1600’s. Nowadays, it mixes stunning architecture, beautiful grounds, unique rooms and great food.