Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Links
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Golf CoursesGame & Entertainment Centres
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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rally5
United Kingdom230 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The Baytree restaurant at the golf course is well worth a visit! Unusual home cooked food with large portions and a varied menu
Staff pleasant and atmosphere relaxing
Mainly main meals. Recommend the fish cakes and chicken salad
Written 23 August 2023
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paul t
9 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Friend suggested here for Casual lunch, none of us play golf btw. Nor am I interested in golf. Location is fantastic especially on a clear day, plenty parking, Staff pleasant and friendly which is nice. Plenty of room and comfortable tables. We are fiddly to feed, I don’t eat meat or fish, others had gluten issues etc, but everyone got something, I had very nice ploughman’s, heaps of different types of cheese. Only complaint, thought the two small rolls wasn’t enough, I’d like a big hunk of crusty granary bread please. Others had delicious smoked salmon saLad which was gorgeous. Tasty chocolate brownie to follow which the girls thoroughly enjoyed. Overall very nice.
Written 8 July 2023
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Steve H
Northamptonshire, UK4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Just been to Castletown golf club as part of our golfmates experience. Found the guys very very amenable and the views were breathtaking. The course was in fantastic condition and enjoyed every minute of our visit
Written 27 September 2022
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Roly T
2 contributions
Apr 2022
Visited in early April 2022 with a family group and had a fantastic time both on and off course. Many thanks to Andi and Caroline in the club house for looking after us so well including finding clubs and shoes for us when ours failed to make the flight! Fresh lobster caught just yards from the course made for a memorable lunch. Special mention also for the Shore at Gansey. This was Andi's recommendation and did not disappoint. They even put the Masters on in the bar for us!

I hadn't played the course for a number of years and it was fantastic to be back. All the things I liked about before remain including the 17th which would slot into any Open course. The New 18th is an improvement but just needs to settle in a bit more to feel like it belongs. One day something will happen to the old hotel but even if that takes a while this is still a fantastic links course and one to visit.
Written 5 June 2022
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charles
Penarth, UK3 contributions
Jul 2020
Be good if they would respond to E.mails

My daughters booked and paid for a round and buggy for me for a special birthday
I always wanted to play it as I caddied there every summer1955 to 1958

Manx government stopped all travel to the island because of Covid

I cannot get them to answer my request for refund

Charles Caldwell
Written 21 July 2020
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Jim M
London, UK3 contributions
Jul 2019
Castletown Golf Links is a beautiful place. The course is in fantastic condition with several truly memorable (and occasionally slightly daunting) holes. It has views of the sea from every hole and is a challenge to every level of golfer. Only a few minutes from the airport too - well worth a trip over and very reasonably priced for guests.
Written 10 September 2019
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B V
NZ1 277 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
You know something is special with your golfing experience when one can see the ocean from 14 out of 18 tee boxes !

Twas a glorious summer day and cool breezes most of the time.
A great walking course.
Greens good.Not overly quick, fairly true.

Really friendly and efficient staff.
Quality value golfing experience recommended to all.
Written 16 August 2018
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Jackie P
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Recent golf trip to castletown,staying in two locations around the Port St.Mary area.16 golfers,playing 4 rounds.We are a returning Group,who love the course.19th hole is expertly run and operated by a family team,who couldn't do enough for us.We would have liked to have eaten in the evening at the Restaurant,however this wasn't an option with tee-times and operating times of the restaurant.food was excellent and service friendly,would strongly recommend.
our main contact golf wise appeared to have the weight of the world on his shoulders and the main focus appeared to be collecting green fees.We didn't feel loved.other pro shop staff a little more human.overall a good trip,we are back to Aberdovey next year.Clubhouse and pro shop always excellent,more smiles generally.
Written 15 May 2018
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MIKE M
Chesterfield, UK78 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
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
Written 9 March 2017
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Ronald Stuart M
22 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
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 as scallops and rock lobster. Can't wait to go back, magical.
Written 18 October 2016
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