Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Club
We'd like to update you on a very exciting development for the Links - the build of four new bunkers with stunning revetted faces in association with Ecobunker, the brainchild of Mr. Richard Allen. The first bunker has now been completed by our green keeping team on the 18th fairway. The process has allowed us to re-define the bunker shape - moulding it into the fairway, there is new drainage and a base lining that will be entirely rabbit proof and will also stop any stones being dug up to the surface from below (to be added shortly). In addition to removing the issues of stones in bunkers, the base lining will act to allow the depth of sand and consistency of playing surface to be maintained more easily. The bunker face construction consists of up to 60 layers of recycled astro turf. The beauty of the structure is that revetted faces are of course classic links style whilst being massively more resilient than traditional methods using natural turf. Next time you're at the Links please take an opportunity to view it for yourself and feel free to pass your feedback on to Dave or Will or indeed the greenkeepers themselves. The finished playing level will be approximately 5 inches higher than at present. Here's how they did it...
Course Open. If using a trolley or buggy, please avoid any areas which are particularly wet. Apologies and many thanks for your cooperation.
Sunday 18th February 2018
Pete Thomas (9), Ian Hodgkinson (16), Mark Reynolds (18) and Paul Eckersley (7) tonked in ten birdies between them to win the competition by over two shots which, in this format, is highly unusual as decimal points usually separate the prize winners.
Sunday 11th February 2018
Mark Walker (12) from the Shore Hotel managed 33 points to win on the 15 hole course which was in remarkable condition given the volume of rain it had needed to absorb. A four pointer birdie on the 4th and a double bogey on the 6th were the only variations from the procession of pars and bogeys which led to Walker’s steady seven over par round.
Monday 5th February 2018
Playing off (14) island squad cricketer Oli Steriopulos knocked in nine pars to win the second round of the Winter Eclectic Medal competition despite finishing with a quadruple bogey at Castletown on Saturday. His twelve over par performance on the shortened 15 hole course also included a triple bogey on the 6th.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
T: 01624 822211
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