Castletown Golf Links

Old Tom designed it. Alister and Philip MacKenzie Ross tweaked it. Worth the effort to play it.

Castletown Golf Links

Isle of Man

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Surrounded by water on three sides, Castletown Golf Links on the Langness Peninsula has been touched by some of golf's greatest architects - Old Tom Morris and Alister MacKenzie. Unsurprisingly, there are sea views from every tee on the course!


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The original Castletown Golf Links design was laid out by none other than Old Tom Morris in 1892. It was further updated by Alister MacKenzie after 1910 and before WW1. Philip Mackenzie Ross of Turnberry fame would return to Isle of Mann following WW2 to exert his influence.

The 7th hole is named "Race Course" as the first-ever derby horse race, The Manx Derby, was held on there over three furlongs in the 17th century. Below is a rare photo of the 15th tee in 1931.

Castletown Golf Club 15th Tee

Featured Architect: Philip MacKenzie Ross

Philip MacKenzie Ross stated the following as his principles of design: Natural beauty should be preserved. The ground should dictate play. Man-made features should blend seamlessly into natural features. No bunker should be placed to catch a bad shot. Variety is the spice of the game. No two holes or...

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IM9 1UA, Isle of Man

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Featured Architect: Philip MacKenzie Ross

Philip MacKenzie Ross stated the following as his principles of design: Natural beauty should be preserved. The ground should dictate play. Man-made features should blend seamlessly into natural features. No bunker should be placed to catch a bad shot. Variety is the spice of the game. No two holes or...

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