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The saga of Castletown Golf Club and the nearby hotel epitomises most of what is wrong with this Island.

On local golf clubs, wasn't Douglas Golf Club designed by the same guy who did the world-famous Augusta course where the Masters is held?

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16 minutes ago, Twitch said:

The saga of Castletown Golf Club and the nearby hotel epitomises most of what is wrong with this Island.

On local golf clubs, wasn't Douglas Golf Club designed by the same guy who did the world-famous Augusta course where the Masters is held?

Yes. Alistair MacKenzie. Although he wasn’t the sole designer of Augusta - others were involved too.

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18 hours ago, Twitch said:

The saga of Castletown Golf Club and the nearby hotel epitomises most of what is wrong with this Island.

On local golf clubs, wasn't Douglas Golf Club designed by the same guy who did the world-famous Augusta course where the Masters is held?

Plus Peel designed by James Braid, and Castletown was originally an Old Tom Morris design, so the island hasn't wanted for big name architects in golf. 

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The relevant observations in respect of this sorry scenario are simply this, when the land was sold to Dandara it should have been spelled out , the permission is for a hotel boys, not apartments and never will be.

The developer meanwhile takes the view, we'll leave this to be such a problem we know eventually they will cave and we'll get our permissions ! In the meantime the public will be treated to the eyesore for years and years. If government had any balls they would make them landscape it, or build a hotel should they wish to, or compulsory purchase it and restore the area !

This is the issue, whilst ever the developer sees an advantage to leaving the site in the state it is then nothing will change !

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On 4/27/2020 at 3:58 PM, Twitch said:

The saga of Castletown Golf Club and the nearby hotel epitomises most of what is wrong with this Island.

On local golf clubs, wasn't Douglas Golf Club designed by the same guy who did the world-famous Augusta course where the Masters is held?

I believe so yes, how honoured we are!

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