Hands down the best nine hole course I've played! While the course does not have any bunkers, they really aren't missed. The course really lays on the most spectacular piece of land on the parcel, next to the river 'Bann' on the coast. The course is tucked between dunes and it has a wide variety of short holes, blind tee shots and small greens. The par 5 fifth is one of the most scenic par 5's on the Irish island. It really should have been part of the Mussenden Course. The Bann really is a good warm up for its bigger sister, but we played it afterwards and still it did not disappoint! My playing partner and I agreed though, that Castlerock should have consisted of a more roomy 18-hole course than the compact 27, with parts of the main course being laid out on duller land.
Date: September 13, 2017