Castletown Golf Club is situated on the south-eastern tip of the
Isle of Man on the Langness Peninsular, better known locally as
this triangular peninsular, the golf is played well above sea level
with magnificent views at every hole, from distant rolling beauty
of heather coated hills to tumbling cliffs and sweeping bays, and
of course the ever present sea.
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
of St. Andrews. Just a few years before he had confirmed to a potential
client "My fee for laying out a green is £1
per day and travelling expenses," so the exercise was not
the second World War the course was re-designed and restored by
another well respected architect, Mackenzie Ross, and it is that
course which is in play today. The famous horse race which bears
Lord Derby's name was reputedly run here at Fort Island before taking
up its permanent place at Epsom. The exact site is now the 7th hole,
which today presents as much of a challenge to golfers as it undoubtedly
did to horses.
For prospective new members (male or female) or golfers wishing
to play at Castletown, or if you require any further information
- please contact:John Fowlds at Castletown Golf Links on
Castletown Ladies Golf Club also have
their own website where all the Fixtures, Open Competitions
and general news of the ladies section can be looked up.