: Ronaldsway Airport
: Whitestone Inn
: Castletown Golf Links
: Rushen Abbey
Car: not necessary
Set in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is a unique destination with over 10,000 years of history. Surprisingly large at over 33 miles long and 13 miles wide, there is far more to the Isle of Man than, at first, meets the eye. Venture away from the capital, Douglas, and you’ll find rugged cliffs, sandy coves, miles of uncrowded beaches, enchanting glens and unspoilt countryside, where you can indulge your passion for the great outdoors as you meander through glorious wooded glens drinking in the colours of the purple heather covered moorland. The ancient Celts, Vikings and Christians left the island with a legacy of their lifetime and all around the island you will find evidence of these early settlers - Celtic crosses, medieval fortresses and Viking burial grounds. Its most famous symbols are the Manx cat and the island’s emblem the three legs of Man whose meaning is “whichever way you throw me I stand”.
Golf: If you've only ever associated golf with Scotland, the USA or golf breaks in Portugal or Spain, then you've been missing out. Whoever said golf is good walk spoiled, obviously never visited the Isle of Man!
To a golfer, you don't need to be told just what an all-absorbing game it can be...on a good day! What you might need to know, though, is what a truly memorable experience golfing in the Isle of Man can be. Although just 33 miles long by 13 wide, the Island has nine golf courses (eight 18-hole ones and a nine-holes) and a population of 80,000, there's a good chance that you won't be facing long queues, whichever course you choose.
Even if you're staying only a few days you'll have the opportunity to visit a number of different golf clubs - no one course is much more than 45 minutes by car from any other.
The Island's courses can tax even the 'Nick Faldos' of this world, and there is one additional and major distraction when golfing in the Isle of Man...the breathtaking views. Whichever course you play, you'll be surrounded by sensational scenery - stunning coastal views and heather moorlands - it's enough to make even the grimmest score seem bearable.
'Rabbit', 'tiger' or otherwise, golfing in the Isle of Man is unique. Thanks to our favourable climate, golfing is virtually a year-round activity with few days' play lost to snow or fog. What's more, that special warm Manx welcome extends equally to the club houses.