Castlerock is a fine course and has some excellent holes. I particularly liked the opening two holes…both shortish par 4’s doglegging from left to right that give you the chance to play your way into the round. Hole 4 is very good par 3 with OOB right and brook running across the green and to the left. Holes 8 - 10 are excellent but the stretch thereafter is relatively bland until you reach 17 a brilliant par 5. The tee shot is from an elevated tee and you have to thread your approach past a huge blow-out bunker set around 120 yards from the green….this was one of the most memorable holes on our trip. The 18th is also a very nice hole moving from left to right before the player approaches the long narrow green raised above the player. The only disappointment was that all bunkers were out of play and some of the greens were tined.
Date: October 21, 2020