The South of the Island boasts three fabulous golf courses, all offering stunning views over the Irish sea.

 

Rowany Golf Club, Port Erin is only 5 minute walk (400m) from the hotel. It offers a well maintained, eighteen hole, heathland course.

 

Only two miles away, Port St Mary Golf Club has the distinction of being the Island’s only nine-hole course.

 

Just six and a half miles east lies the Castletown Golf Links, a classic course on a stunning peninsula. Castletown features in the Rolex World rankings of top golf courses  and is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in the United Kingdom.

 

And if that isn’t enough for your golfing holiday – there are 5 more golf courses on the Island! The furthest away is at the very north of the Island, and is still less than an hours drive away.

Overall an enjoyable visit

Six of us booked a golfing trip to coincide with the showing on TV of the US Open in June... The restaurant staff were very helpful and friendly as were everyone we met at the 5 golf courses we visited so overall an enjoyable visit to the Isle of Man.

Nick G

Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Nick G

Gloucester, United Kingdom

from TripAdvisor

Six of us booked a golfing trip to coincide with the showing on TV of the US Open in June... The restaurant staff were very helpful and friendly as were everyone we met at the 5 golf courses we visited so overall an enjoyable visit to the Isle of Man.
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Golf has long been popular in Port Erin

The forgotten Golf Course

Not everyone remembers that there used to be two golf courses in Port Erin – both established in 1895.

 

Port Erin Golf Club, located on Bradda Head was described as having facilities on a lavish scale, with two x 8-hole golf courses. An advert of 1929 stated:

“THE BEST GOLF IN THE ISLE OF MAN

BRADDA HEAD

Holiday Golfers should visit this sporting course, a truly sea coast Links, surrounded by bracing air, glorious cliffs, and magnificent Seascapes.”

Sources
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Official Handbook of The Official Board of Advertising for The Isle of Man, 1940

 

Port Erin Golf Club ceased to exist by 1951, but today, Rowany Golf Course is still going strong and is very much operational – ideal for today’s golfing holiday on the Isle of Man.

Rowany Golf Course
Less than a mile away on foot, or 5 minutes by car, Rowany Golf Club is situated on the hill overlooking Port Erin on the south western corner of the Isle of Man and has stunning coastal views. Established in 1895, first a 9 hole course laid out by George Lowe, the course was extended to 18 holes and redesigned by W.J. Leaver during 1905 to 1910. The course offers both relaxed and challenging pars with exceptional views of the countryside and coastline of Port Erin.
Port St Mary Golf Club
Port St Mary golf course is the Island's only 9 hole course, and it is located in the south of the island, less than 2 miles away from Port Erin. Originally formed in 1903 as a private company, the golf club has occupied its present location since 1936. The current course was designed by Open Champion George Duncan and it offers truly spectacular panoramic views of the two bays and harbour of Port St. Mary. It is widely considered by golf enthusiasts to have one of the best golf course views in the United Kingdom when standing at the sixth tee.
Castletown Golf Links
Castletown Golf Links is a unique championship golf course situated on the Langness Peninsula just outside Castletown in the south of the island and is surrounded by the sea on all three sides. The original Castletown Club was formed in 1892 and holes were laid out on the present site in the early 1900s by Old Tom Morris of St Andrews. Castletown Golf Links was ranked amongst the top 261 courses in the world within The Rolex Top 1,000 Golf Courses in the World.