Douglas golf course is one of only a select number of golf courses in the world designed by Dr Alexander (Alister) MacKenzie, architect of some of the world’s most challenging courses, among which are the Augusta National in Atlanta, Georgia and Australia’s Royal Melbourne and it is situated in Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man.
Since 1927 when Douglas golf course was first opened by Douglas Borough Council, the course has played an integral role in the lives of Island residents and visitors who have a particular interest in golf. The course offers opportunity for a wide variety of golfers to participate, from beginners to Island Champions and the course is widely regarded as one of the leading courses in the Isle of Man and has hosted many prestigious competitions over the years.
Owned by Douglas Borough Council, the 18-hole municipal golf course with Green Flag Award status (an award that recognises well managed parks and green spaces and is the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world) is maintained by specialist Council ground staff and offers some of the finest golf in the Island and is expertely landscaped with fine turf, fairway, rough and amenity grassland, also there are ornamental, amenity shrub planting and amenity hedges, creating a beautiful ambience to enjoy your golf games whether you are a novice or experienced golfer.
Golf is well renowned for exercising whilst socialising and having a bit of friendly competition, it's a game for all ages and abilities and its unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play and compete together. Golf is also a sport for the whole family as you can learn to play and compete together. It is an unique sport, combining periods of intense concentration and skill with much longer periods of walking around beautiful landscapes.
There's no better sport for bringing people together and with its winning combination of exercise, personal challenges, competition and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.
As Tiger Woods was recently quoted as saying " I love to play golf and that's my arena and you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but i have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys".
The golf course also provides extensive clubhouse facilities in the Meadows Pavilion, including:
- Fully licensed bar;
- Restaurant with Sunday carvery;
- Function suites for hire;
- Professional's shop;
- Parking for 80 vehicles.
About the golf course:
- 18-hole course;
- Par 69 Men’s 5922 yards;
- Par 72 Ladies’ 5572 yards;
- Ladies’ day Wednesday afternoons;
- Golf Professional - Mike Vipond.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are the green fees?
- Annual - £467.50 inc vat
- Seniors - £330 inc vat
- Juniors (U18) Membership free with full-paying adult - £38.50 inc vat
- Colt (18-21) - £83.00 inc vat
- Intermediate (22-30) - £250.00 inc vat
- Weekday Membership (All) £330.00 inc vat
The above charges to be subject to monthly bank payment option plus additional administration fee of £12.
How much are day tickets?
Buy Five get One Free
- Adult rate - £23.00 inc vat
- Junior (U18) - £11.50 inc vat
- Large party (>8) £17.00 inc vat
How much are winter rates? (1st Nov - 31st Mar)
Buy Five get One Free
- All users - £11.50 inc vat (10% discount for Douglas Borough residents)
- Juniors (U18) - £5.50 inc vat (10% discount for Douglas Borough residents)
Individual daily rate tickets refundable if a full season ticket is later purchased. (Proof of day ticket purchase required).
Tee Marker Sponsorship
- Per hole per year - £135.00 inc vat
- One-off sign production cost - £75.00 inc vat
Winter season ticket
October 1 to March 31 - £229.00 inc vat
Annual tickets can be pro-rata'd until March 31
Full pro-rata fee is payable when this option is taken