The Isle of Man is home to some of the finest golf courses in the British Isles, including the Rolex world-ranked Castletown golf links which is a stone’s throw away from The George.


Golf has been played at Castletown since 1892 when Old Tom Morris designed the course. The course in its present form was laid out by golfing legend Mackenzie Ross in the late 20s and early 30s and provides some of the purest links golf anywhere in the British Isles.

A championship course presenting some real challenges at over 6700 yards off the blue tees, there are some carries to frighten the best, yet off the yellow society tees there is scope for the club golfer to perform as well. The club has held a number of classic championships, the most notable being the PGA cup matches against the USA in 1979.

The course itself matches the setting, easily qualifying in the top echelons of links courses in the British Isles. The greens are small and often protected more by the traditional links humps and hollows than by excessive bunkering. There are only three short holes, all of them excellent, and despite the fact that the opening hole qualifies as a par four by just one yard, it is uphill and birdies are most definitely not guaranteed.


Number of holes: 18
Length: 6707 yards
Par: 72
Course type: Links
PGA Pro – Charlie Simpson