Castletown Golf Links
Isle of Man
- Par 72
- 6723 Yds
Spanning the majority of the historic Langness Peninsula on the Isle of Man, Castletown Golf Links is bounded on all sides by the Irish Sea and represents links golf at its very best.
Designed by the world renowned architect Philip McKenzie Ross in the late 1920s, the course here feature panoramic sea views which are only punctuated by the sight of dramatic ruins.
Yet the course is not just worth a visit for the views alone, spectacular as they are. If you are a fan of links golf in its purest form, where you can smell the sea with every shot and feel a sharp wind with every step, a visit to Castletown should be considered a necessity.
This is a golfers paradise on the edge of a rock
The layout features cliff top fairways, grassy dunes which are peppered with yawning bunkers, improbable outcrops and beach lined greens. No two lies are the same here, and the turf boasts that wonderful sandy texture which makes ball striking an absolute delight.
The Langness Peninsula, on which the course is set, is also a site of specific scientific interest. It contains evidence of human population spanning back over 8000 years from the Mesolithic period onwards.
The coast also brings its own special brand of wildlife, bird life and plant life, and a backdrop of the golden gorse flower and the purple heather adds to the colourful island experience. Also, there have been many sightings in Castletown Bay of basking sharks, seals and dolphins.