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Address: Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven IM9 1UA
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Castletown Golf Links is a unique championship golf course situated on the...

Castletown Golf Links is a unique championship golf course situated on the Langness Peninsula in the Isle of Man, surrounded by the sea on all three sides. The Isle of Man occupies just about the same area as Greater London - no more than 33 miles long and less than half that distance at its widest point. At Castletown golf is mostly played well above sea level, with views at every hole of tumbling cliffs, rocky outcrops, sweeping bays and, of course, the ever present sea. Yet the playing conditions are pure links golf - tight-knit, quick draining turf and smooth, fast running greens, with gorse, whispy fescues, and heather defining fairways. The original Castletown Club was formed in 1892 and holes were laid out on the present site in the early 1900's by Old Tom Morris, widely regarded as the modern pioneer of golf. Just a few years before he had confirmed to a potential client: "My fee for laying out a green is One Pound Sterling and travelling expenses", so the exercise was not too costly! Following the Second World War, the course was re-designed and restored by the very well-respected architect, Mackenzie Ross, and it is that course which is in play today. With water on all sides and two magnificent bays carving swathes along each flank, it is a dramatic and wonderfully natural site for a golf course.

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Just played here with fifteen friends.What a place to play golf.Fantastic course and views.Staff first class,thank you for looking after all our needs.Can't wait to my next trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Enid M
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just played here with fifteen friends.What a place to play golf.Fantastic course and views.Staff first class,thank you for looking after all our needs.Can't wait to my next trip here.The new owners are taking the course forward See you again in July.Thanks for a very enjoyable few days

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Thank Enid M
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The golf course allows you to access an excellent walk along the cliffs to the lighthouse where we were staying. The walk runs parallel to the coast and it is more than likely you will be able to spot seals very close to the shore. The isle of Man is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy local seafood such... More 

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Thank Ronald Stuart M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Despite the driving rain for the first three holes and the occasional showers after you can easily see why this is a diamond in the rough and must be absolutely amazing when the weather is nice. Fantastic views, a tough but not brutal challenge of golf, and a wonderful clubhouse and staff make this a fun day all around. I... More 

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Thank RobR
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Recently took a trip to IOM was particularly looking forward to taking on the challenging Links Course at Derbyhaven - wasn't disappointed... an amazing course. Green Fees surprisingly reasonable. The scenery is top drawer - stunning views from every fairway. The Club house was friendly all the staff made us feel very welcome. When the sun shone we couldn't have... More 

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Thank g0lfnut85
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Should you find yourself on the island with some spare time, stopping to play the links at Castletown is an absolute must. We went with the two-day pass option (which is slightly more than the price of one round, but allows you to play as many times as you prefer). The views and course layout are second to none. On... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The club house in this course is almost old fashioned in that it is normal size. I never really understood the mania for oversized function rooms as club houses that has grown up over the past few years. Castletown has what you want. A lovely welcoming feel combined with lovely welcoming staff and nice food. I am a pretty poor... More 

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Oxford, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Spent a wonderful day at Castletown Golf Links. Met at Dock by Ged Power who gave us an informative ride to the golf course. Course is in good shape with beautiful views of the Sea. Beautiful finishing holes. Friendly staff. Great lunch. -- fresh seafood. Will definitely return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had a wonderful 2 rounds of golf over the last week in excellent condition is as good as I have seen it over last few years I am a regular visitor every year for the Manx Grand Prix and always fit in at least 1 round .Links golf at its best and reasonable green fees

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1 Thank Robert A
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Many thanks to Ged and all the staff of this exceptional golf course, our society played the course Sunday 19th July, all our members thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing this magnificent course, our members handicaps range from 10 to 28, not one person complained which truly reflects our enjoyable days golf, We have added Castletown to our calendar for... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Just got back from the Isle of man. We stayed in Douglas and played golf at Mount Murray and Castletown golf links. Both courses were in excellent nick, and the people who run them were very welcoming and friendly. I thought the pick was castletown. It was in excellent condition and the greens fabulous. The two course are a real... More 

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