Top ten golf courses on the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man may only be 32 miles long and 14 miles wide, but there are still plenty of golf courses dotted around.

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Thu, 16 May 2013
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1. Castletown Golf Links

Situated on the northern tip of the isle, Castletown is a classic links course, with the Irish Sea lapping menacingly along the edge of the fairways. A course steeped in history, it features its own 'Road Hole' and is built on the site of what claims to be the oldest horse race in the world...

Postcode: IM8 1AA
Cost of round: £27-42
Playing requirements: None
Website: Castletown Golf Club

2. Ramsey Golf Club

Ramsey was established in 1891 - a year before Castleford, with the current 18-hole course being designed by five-time Open Championship winner, James Braid.

Postcode: IM8 3HK
Cost of round: £26-35
Playing requirements: None
Website: Ramsey Golf Club

3. Peel Golf club

Peel is on the west coast of the isle, so prepare to battle the elements on this fearsome links course. Oh, and there are also plenty of streams, banks and gorse to contend with too...

Postcode: IM5 1BG
Cost of round: £25-30
Playing requirements: None
Website: Peel Golf Club

4. Mount Murray Golf Club

Mount Murray - just outside Douglas in the south of the isle - plays a par-71 6,351 yards from the back tees. There are six par threes and five par fives to ensure a variety of challenges throughout the course.

Postcode: IM4 2HT
Cost of round: £35
Playing requirements: None
Website: Mount Murray Golf Club

5. Rowany Golf Club

Rowany is located on the southern tip of the isle, and it's another course that dates back to the 19th century. This heathland course also once played host to a match between Greg Norman and Nigel Mansell. At £10 for a round, it's also great value for money.

Postcode: IM9 6LN
Cost of round: £10-30
Playing requirements: None
Website: Rowany Golf Club

6. King Edward Bay Golf Club

Like Castleford, King Edward Bay is another course designed by Old Tom Morris. The par-67 5,221-yard course offers some of the best views on the isle, thanks to it's elevated position just outside Douglas - the isle's capital.

Postcode: IM3 2JR
Cost of round: £13.50-19.50
Playing requirements: None
Website: King Edward Bay Golf Club

7. Glen Truan Golf Club

Glen Truan is the newest course on the island, but this is links golf at its finest. The Glen Truan course follows the coastline of the northern tip of the isle, just next to Ramsey. On a clear day, Scotland is visible on the horizon.

Postcode: IM7 4BG
Cost of round: £18-25
Playing requirements: None
Website: Glen Truan Golf Club

8. Douglas Golf Course

Douglas is an undulating, inland parkland course designed by none other than Alister MacKenzie, architect of Augusta National. Look out for the par-three 17th, where the elevated tee is 70 feet above the green.

Postcode: IM2 1AE
Cost of round: £9-15
Playing requirements: None
Website: Douglas Golf Club

9. Port St Mary Golf Club

The isle's only nine-hole course, Port St Mary is situated just next to Rowany on the isle's southern tip, and was designed by 1920 Open Champion, George Duncan. The fresh Manx-cuisine food at the clubhouse also has a great reputation.

Postcode: IM9 7EJ
Cost of round: £8-12
Playing requirements: None
Website: Port St Mary Golf Club

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OK, so there are only nine golf courses on the Isle of Man, but that just guarantees that there can be no moaning with our selections!

 

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