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 from 8am daily. Buggies permitted but PLEASE keep away from tees, greens and stick to semi rough where possible. Trollies should please be kept away from tees & green surrounds and outside green roped areas. Play from White & Red tees
Sunday 20th January 2019
Adam Creamore (21) started the second round of the Stableford winter league at Castletown with a nett eagle and ended with a nett bogey. In between Creamore created ten nett birdies and knocked in six nett pars for an incredible 47 points.
Sunday 13th January 2019
David and William Laughlin were the winners on the day and stand sixth overall. Their nett 64.2 included two birdies and two double bogeys, six bogeys and eight pars. 4BBB knockout champion Donald Buchanan and Phil Games, who is enjoying his own hot streak, had won the first round by two clear shots. Without a naughty nine on the Road Hole they could have had a top three finish this weekend, but ended up finishing eighteenth with a nett 69.8. However, they have increased their lead in the cumulative competition.
Castletown Golf Links
Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven
Isle of Man, Great Britain IM9 1UA
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