Castletown Golf Links

Fort Island Rd,

Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM9 1UA

  • Office

    +44 (0)1624 822 211
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1624 822 211
  • Golf pro

    Charlie Simpson (Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy 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 Philip Mackenzie Ross (1940s) and Donald Steel.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6707
6063
5636
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
73
70
73

Location

Latitude:

54.071508

Longitude:

-4.611801

How to get 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.

Castletown Golf Links

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1892

Castletown Golf Links: For golfers wishing to play one of the British Isles' most spectacular seaside courses, a journey to the Isle of Man (in the middle of the Irish Sea) will be required. In the south-east corner of the island, 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's 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.

Pick of the holes: There are many outstanding holes in the layout, amongst them a testing collection of three par-3s. The course is also home to Castletown's very own ‘Road Hole’, the par-4 5th. 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.

List of courses: England - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, day ticket in high season (May thru' Sept): £150 (all days). 18-holes in shoulder season (April & Oct): £100.

Contact club for full details, discounts, multi-day passes, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

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 King Charles III, 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.

Published ranking

Britain & Ireland's 97th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Castletown Golf Links Hotel3-star

    Fort Island, Derbyhaven, Isle of Man IM9 1UA

    +44 (0)1624 822 201

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Castletown

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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