Castletown Golf Links

Castletown Golf Links, Derbyhaven: Hours, Address, Castletown Golf Links Reviews: 5/5

Castletown Golf Links
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Golf Courses • Game & 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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven IM9 1UA
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charles
1 contribution
Take care if paying in advance
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
Beautiful, challenging and classic golf links
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 276 contributions
First class golfing experience
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
golf,food and friendliness(mostly)
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, UK77 contributions
Class venue
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
Fantastic scenery even if I don't play golf
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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Robert R
Dallas, TX223 contributions
Really nice find
Jul 2016 • Friends
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 could easily see being a member here and having no qualms about playing this as a home course. Good thing about the rain and clouds was that it kept the wind down, which made for decent scoring conditions but hope to come back so I can see this gem bathed in sunshine.
Written 27 July 2016
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g0lfnut85
Manchester, UK1 contribution
'Amazing Golf and Hospitality'
Jul 2016 • Friends
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 asked for more. Must thank Ged he provided minibus transport for the group - trips to other courses, eateries and local hostelries! An unexpected bonus - Not only does he know all about golf and the Isle of Man he knows where the best watering holes are!.
Written 14 July 2016
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amcmav
Kansas City, MO1 contribution
An Absolute Must Do Whilst On the Island
May 2016 • Business
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 a sunny weekend afternoon in the US, you'd see groups stacked back to back on a course of this caliber.

On the island, you'd be hard pressed to see more than 5 other groups while out, which makes the experience that much more personalized. Jed and the group at the pro-shop are top-caliber. There won't be a visit I make to the Island in the future which does not include a stop here!
Written 24 May 2016
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Hugo54321
Vichy, France105 contributions
I would swim to the Isle of Man to play this course again!
Aug 2015 • Business
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 high handicap golfer and I was playing with someone who plays off 8. It is a testament to what a great course this is that we were both able to enjoy the round equally and he only beat me by one stroke! The scenery is amazing and three or four of the holes are as good as you get to play anywhere. If you are on the Isle of Man do not miss the chance to play this terrific course.
Written 19 October 2015
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