Castletown Golf Links


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Castletown Golf Links Est. 1892

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Castletown Golf Links: For golfers wishing to play one of the British Isles' most spectacular seaside courses, a journey (by sea or air) into the middle of the Irish Sea will be required. In the south-east corner of the Isle of Man, occupying most of the Langness Peninsula (known locally as Fort island), Castletown Links enjoys a unique setting, with uninterrupted sea views from just about every hole.

On this relatively flat and treeless terrain, the course combines the style of a clifftop course with many attributes found on more classical duneland layouts: there is an abundance of revetted bunkers, bumps, hollows, slick run-offs around the greens and tracts of long grassy rough lining the fairways. Also in keeping with its seaside links cousins, the wind here can range from a light breeze to a storm-force gale - so try to catch this wonderful course on a balmy summer's day, if you can.

There are many outstanding holes, from the testing collection of three par-3s to Castletown's very own ‘Road hole’, the par-4 5th (which even the great Greg Norman now treats with respect). At 423-yards and bending round from left to right, it is flanked by out of bounds (the road and beach) on your right, and thick gorse bushes on your left. Another much discussed hole is the par-4 17th (the "Gully"), with an intimidating drive required over a deep ravine; rocks and the swirling sea await anything hit short from the tee.

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Making Contact

Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Rd,
Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM9 1UA
England
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Office   +44 (0)1624 822 211
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1624 822 211
Fax

 

Email   johnny.evans@castletowngolflinks.com
Website   www.castletowngolflinks.com
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Andy Patterson / Johnny Evans
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Academy
 
The Castletown Golf Links Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Irish Sea (Castletown and Derbyhaven Bays), rocky foreshores and small cliffs.
 
Designer: Original design by Old Tom Morris, with later improvements by Mackenzie Ross (1940s) and Donald Steel.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6707 6063 5636
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 73 70 73
 
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How2Get There?

10 miles SW of Douglas (on the Isle of Man)
BY FERRY: Ferries to Douglas on the Isle of Man are operated by the Steam Packet Company and run from Liverpool and Heysham, and from Belfast and Dublin. Refer to www.steam-packet.com for details. BY AIR: services are operated from Liverpool and other UK airports. BY CAR: from the Douglas Ferry terminal take the A5 road to Castletown. Turn left at first roundabout after airport. At the stop sign turn left and follow promenade to Derbyhaven. In Derbyhaven turn right at the last road which brings you to the golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): £55 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

The Isle of Man (or Mann) is a self-governing Crown dependency, located in the Irish Sea at the geographical centre of the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The island is not part of the United Kingdom, but external relations, defence, and ultimate good-governance of the Isle of Man are the responsibility of the UK government. The Isle of Man is not part of the European Union, but has a limited relationship relating to the free movement of goods.

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Location

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Latitude: (54.071508)
Longitude: (-4.611801)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Castletown Golf Links Hotel 3-star
Fort Island, Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM9 1UA
+44 (0)1624 822 201
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The Castletown Golf Links Hotel, like its internationally famous golf course, is superbly situated on Derbyhaven with sea views from every side. Not only famous for golf, it is also perfect for leisure holidays on the Isle of Man. Golf packages are available as well as fully inclusive travel packages. The hotel offers 50 bedrooms, all individually furnished in traditional style.

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