With the Masters just round the corner and the Olympics to feature golf this feature for the first time since 1904, it’s going to be a big year for the
sport! And, the Lake District offers an abundance of splendid clubs from which to enjoy the game – and the views! Here’s our thoughts on the best courses
from which to tee off…
Carus Green Golf Club, Kendal:
Carus Green isn’t just a club; it’s an all-out experience. Whatever the weather, visitors to Carus Green will be able to take full advantage of the facilities.
It breaks the mould in so many ways - friendly and unstuffy, with no less than six PGA professionals on hand to provide expert tuition and advice,
whatever your level of experience.
One of Northern England’s top golf destinations, Carus Green includes a challenging 18 hole parkland golf course with recently remodelled PGA greens, an
award winning contemporary clubhouse with a luxurious function suite and a spacious restaurant, a club shop with all the best golf brands, a 16 bay
top specification driving range and the newly installed Gary Wolstenholme Golf Academy. The state of the art academy features two bespoke ‘Flightscope’
fitting rooms, an indoor putting lab, chipping green, outdoor all weather short game practice area and golf simulator, which features courses such
as Augusta, Pebble Beach and The Belfry. We’re big fans…
Keswick Golf Club, Keswick:
If you’re taking a trip to the North Lakes, then a visit to Keswick Golf course should definitely feature on your list of things to do. Undoubtedly, one
of Keswick’s finest features is the spectacular and panoramic views from the course, which take in the surrounding fells, such as Blencathra, Skiddaw
and the Helvellyn range. There is a good practice green, well stocked shop and a warm welcome! The wildlife is an added bonus, with golfers regularly
encountering deer and birds of prey! On a warm, sunny day, lunch from the clubhouse overlooking the 18th green is very enjoyable.
Silloth on Solway Golf Club:
What a treat to have Silloth Golf club in the county of Cumbria! Named no. 51 of the top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland 2015/16 by Golf Monthly,
Silloth is one of the finest courses in Britain and despite its reputation, is very good value for money.
Since David Grant laid Silloth Golf course out in 1892 over the linksland west of the docks it has been a key tourist attraction. The course is mostly
clad in mature dune flora, ideal for presenting the great challenge of links golf.
The clubhouse is busy and atmospheric with a good menu and food made using local produce. Silloth also appears in the Planetgolf.com top 100 golf courses
in the world and played host to the 2002-2007 R & A Regional Open Championship Qualifier. In 2007, it hosted the English Ladies Closed Amateur
Strokeplay Championship. In 2009 the club also hosted the EGU Mid Amateur Championship for the Logan Trophy and in 2012, the Club staged the English
Amateur Championship won by Harry Ellis.
Ulverston Golf Club:
If you’re seeking an excellent day’s golf in Cumbria, then Ulverston Golf club is a good choice! Ulverston Golf club is situated 2 miles from the market
town of Ulverston, birth place of Stan Laurel, part of the famous duo Laurel and Hardy. With delightful views over the South Lake District mountains
and Morecambe Bay which can be seen from the tee of the signature 18th hole, it is one of the most picturesque golf courses in Cumbria and just a short
drive from junction 36 of the M6.
Ulverston Golf club is a beautiful parkland course described as ‘The Hidden Gem’. The par 71 golf course measures in at a considerable 6261 yards, with
every hole having its own special feel to it. World renowned golf course architect, H.S.Colt, redesigned the wooded parkland course making it a challenging,
yet rewarding, round of golf which can be enjoyed by every standard of golfer.