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Golf in the Lake District and Cumbria

 
Golf in the Lake District and Cumbria
 
windermere_golf_course01.jpgFor golfing enthusiasts, the Lake District and Cumbria provides a fabulous choice of courses, with a myriad of different types to challenge all golfers, whatever your level and experience. From genuine championship links, to pay and play 9 hole versions, Cumbria offers in total as many as 33 golf courses.

Unsurprisingly,with its remarkable terrain, the Lake District boasts the highest course in England. This is at Alston which is around 1000 feet above sea level where there's a 10 hole golf course.


The Lake District also hosts one of the oldest courses in England in Furness Golf Club (on the coast at Barrow-in-Furness) and the 6th oldest in the whole country. Kendal Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 1991 and has been at its present location for over 110 years.

The Championship Links at Silloth on the Solway Firth was voted 31st
in a Golf Monthly poll of Britain and Ireland’s top courses in 2006. Despite this, it's still one of the Lake District's best kept secrets and has been described as “the least talked about classic golf course in Britain.
Silloth was used as a British Open qualifying course in 2007 and Carlisle has been played as a regional qualifying course.

silloth_gof_course3.jpgCommon to most of the golf courses in the Lake District is the beautiful backdrop of the Cumbrian countryside, with views of the Lake District fells, dales, rivers, tarns and estuaries. Windermere Golf Club with its spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells, has been referred to as a 'miniature Gleneagles' by the golfing press.

Several Cumbrian courses were originally laid out by some of the most famous golf course designers of their time. For example,
during the 1920s Dr. Alistair McKenzie was in considerable demand in the United States but still found the time to design the course at Grange-over-Sands.

james_braid1.jpgAnother renowned Scottish course architect, James Braid, laid out Brampton and Cockermouth's courses and Carlisle's golf course was designed by Mackenzie Ross. For year round playability Appleby Golf Course takes some beating, it is free draining and the greens are the envy of many all the year round.

In 2010, Ulverston Golf Club is celebrating 100 years of the game being played at Bardsea Park with a series of events. Their course features a 150ft Grade II listed monument that dates back to 1792.

Several of the golf courses have driving ranges attached to their golf club: Carrus Green, Eden Golf Club and Penrith Golf Centre each have a 16 bay driving range. These are ideal for both serious golfers and for someone just starting the game or if you get a wet day whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
 
So for beautiful views in the splendour of the Lake District, challenging courses for the discriminating golfer designed by some of golf's best names, you can't do better than pick the Lake District for a golf break.

Golf Clubs in the Lake District & Cumbria
 
Alston Moor Golf Club
Alston Moor Golf Club
Alston Moor Golf club is the highest golf course in England. A 10 hole course set on the fell and parkland overlooking the North Pennines and South Tyne Valley. Visitors and golfing parties welcomemore info...
Appleby Golf Club, Golf in the Lake District and Cumbria
Appleby Golf Club
A genuine heathland/moorland course, designed by Willie Fernie. Views down the Eden Valley to the North Pennines and North and West to the Lake District fells. The course is well...more info...
Barrow Golf Club
Barrow Golf Club
Barrow golf course in Furness in Cumbria is a meadowland course which overlooks the Duddon Estuary towards Black Coombe.more info...
Brampton Golf Club, Lake District Guide
Brampton Golf club
A James Braid designed heathland course with plenty of heather and bracken. A good test of golf with great views of the Lake District and Southern Scotland  more info...
Carlisle Golf Club, Golf In The Lake District
Carlisle Golf Club
Carlisle Golf Course is a parkland course, just minutes from the motorway. An open qualifying venue, it was originally designed by McKenzie Ross, the golf course is set in gently undulating grounds...more info...
Carus Green Golf Club
Carus Green Golf Club
Carus Green Golf course is a relatively new course which continues to improve as it matures. In a lovely setting on the edge of Kendal, this parkland course has three rivers running through it....more info...
Casterton Golf Club thing to do in the Lake District
Casterton Golf Club
Casterton Golf Club has a nine hole golf course overlooking the River Lune and the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.more info...
Cockermouth Golf Club
Cockermouth Golf Club
A scenic fell land 18 hole course, designed by famous golf course architect; James Braid. Great views of the Lorton Fells and across the Solway over to Scotlandmore info...
Dunnerholme Golf Club
Dunnerholme Golf Club
A 10 hole genuine links golf course alongside the estuary of the Duddon River, with water in play on five holes. The signature hole is a unique par 3, played onto the top of a outcrop of...more info...
Eden Golf Club
Eden Golf Club
Opened in 1991, this course has now matured with tight, tree lined fairways. Situated by the River Eden,just 5 minutes from the M6, the fairways wind their way through the fifty acres of...more info...
Furness Golf Club
Furness Golf Club
Furness Golf Club is situated on Walney Island off Barrow-in-Furnessmore info...
Grange Fell Golf Club
Grange Fell Golf Club
A nine hole golf course cut into the side of Grange Fell. Although only a short course, the fairways are narrow and the greens small and tricky. Panoramic views of the Cartmel valley, Lake...more info...
Grange over Sands Golf Club
Grange over Sands Golf Club
At the very southern edge of the Lake District, Grange Golf Club is a delightful, tree lined, 18 hole golf course, with lush fairways and greens, which offers a warm welcome to visitors.more info...
Kendal Golf Club
Kendal Golf Club
Clubs & Associations in Kendal Kendal Golf Club The course at Kendal Golf Club overlooks the historic market town known as the Gateway to the Lake District. From the elevated position...more info...
Keswick Golf Club
Keswick Golf Club
Keswick Golf Club is located in the heart of the Lake District, 4 miles east of Keswick on Derwentwater. An 18 hole parkland course with exceptional views of the Lake District. The golf course...more info...
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Cub
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
Kirkby Londsale Golf Club is a parkland golf course situated between the village of Barbon and the banks of the River Lune. It continues to improve as it matures and most of the fairways are...more info...
Maryport Golf Club
Maryport Golf Club
Maryport Golf club is situated on the Solway coast and unusually the golf course  has 9 holes of parkland and 9 holes of links golf. The course enjoys views across the Solway Firth over to...more info...
Penrith Golf Centre & Driving Range
Penrith Golf Centre & Driving Range
Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range accommodates all golfing needs; a rapidly maturing 9 hole golf course, a well stocked pro's shop, a 16 bay driving range and a PGA professional available for...more info...
Penrith Golf Club
Penrith Golf Club
A cracking golf course, formed in 1890, set above the town of Penrith. A parkland golf course which is now benifting from an ongoing tree planting program. The Lake District provides the...more info...
Seascale Golf Club, Golf in the Lake District
Seascale Golf Club
Seascale Golf Club has a well maintained traditonal links golf course with excellent greens, providing a good test of golf. Situated on the western coastline of Cumbria giving views of the Isle...more info...
Sedbergh Golf Club
Sedbergh Golf Club
Although lying within the boundary of Cumbria, Sedbergh Gold Club is actually set in the Yorkshire Dales! The golf course is in a very scenic and tranquil setting, although not a long course it is...more info...
Silecroft Golf Club, Golf in the Lake District
Silecroft Golf Club
Silecroft golf club, near Millom, is a nine-hole golf course situated right on the coast. A true links course played by the Irish Sea at the foot of Black Coombe. Tricky when the wind is...more info...
Silloth on Solway Golf Club, golf in the Lake District
Silloth on Solway Golf Club
If you are visiting the Lake District or Cumbria, Silloth on Solway Golf Club is not to be missed! Situated on the north west coast of Cumbria, it is off the beaten track, but it is well worth a...more info...
St Bees Golf Club
St Bees Golf Club
St Bees Golf Club is situated right on the coast about 4 miles south of Whithaven, with views of ST. Bees head, the Isle of Man & the Lake District fells. It is a nine...more info...
Stoneyholme Golf Club
Stoneyholme Golf Club
Stoneyholme Golf Club is an 18 hole municiple parkland course, bounded by the River Eden. The golf course has tree-lined fairways that are dissected on ten holes by the River Petteril and the...more info...
Ulverston Golf Club
Ulverston Golf Club
Ulverston Golf Club overlooks Morecambe Bay at the southern end of the Lake District. The golf course covers 190 acres of mature part wooded parkland and includes a huge practice ground....more info...
Whitehaven Golf Club
Whitehaven Golf Club
Whitehaven Golf Club is set in sprawling 163-acre parkland above Whitehaven, The golf course is the newest, most modern course in Cumbria, and continues to improve as it matures. The american design...more info...
Windermere Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the Lake District. It has spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells; the scenery is breathtaking. The golf course is...more info...
Workington Golf Club
Workington Golf Club
Workinton Golf Club boasts an 18 hole golf course, originally designed by James Braid, it enjoys distant views of the western Lake District mountains. Over the years the course has adjusted...more info...
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