Castletown Golf Links is unique, in that we have views of the Irish Sea from all tees and fairways. We also have our very own "Road Hole". The hole measures 423 yards with a left-to-right shaped fairway and all the terrain running to the out of bounds road. With a fabulous bank of yellow gourse (in Spring time) down most of the left-hand side of the fairway, there is nowhere to escape to. Picking your spot for your drive is not for the faint hearted.
The par 4, 421 yard, 17th runs along the top of the cliff edge. This hole is called "the Gully". Over the last few million years the rain, wind and sea have bitten a chunk out of the fairway that nature intended for this hole, leaving a 200 yard carry to reach safety from the tee. Rated by Henry Longhurst as one of the best holes in golf.
The 18th is a classic finishing hole. For the drive you have to aim at the middle of the hotel, but beware of the three pot bunkers on the left side of the fairway. The second shot is played to a generous green but, with the wind, bunkers and the Irish Sea all in play, the target seems much smaller.
Grasses on the greens and fairways are typical bent and fescues and are quick to dry, being of a sandy base. The coast 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.