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Castletown Ladies Golf Club

Fort Island

Castletown Golf Club is situated on the south-eastern tip of the Isle of Man on the Langness Peninsular, better known locally as Fort Island.

On 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 too costly!

5th FairwayFollowing 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 822201.

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.

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