Designed by Old Tom Morris, entirely surrounded by the Irish Sea on all three sides. 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.
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.