Lake District golf clubs, Cumbria

Millions of people flock to the Lake District every year to enjoy the scenery, the fabulous attractions and of course, the lakes.

Golf Courses in the Lake District are some of the finest in England. Whether you are a golfing pro or a beginner, there are plenty of courses to choose from.

From challenging 18 hole courses, to 9 hole 3-par pitch and putt clubs, if you are a golfing enthusiast, you won´t be disappointed in Cumbria.

Windermere Golf Club

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the Lakes. The course offers stunning views over local scenery and the outlook matches that from any golf course in England. Often referred to as a ´mini Gleneagles´ Windermere welcomes members and visitors. Enjoy the scenery during your round of golf, and book a table at the restaurant, which also boasts great views.

Windermere is a great place to base yourself if you are planning to play different courses in the Lake District – all of which are easily accessible from the south Lakes.

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club

Grange-over-Sands Golf Club is a challenging course, which is situated between Morecambe Bay and the Lake District mountains. Just 3 miles from the picturesque village of Cartmel and 13 miles from Kendal, Grange-over-Sands is easily accessible from junction 36 of the M6 motorway.

Several of the holes having been lengthened and the greens are recognised as some of the best in Cumbria and north Lancashire. With clever placement of trees, ponds and natural drainage dykes the course offers something for everyone. Challenging but good fun!

Furness Golf Club

One of the oldest golf clubs in England, Furness is situated on Walney Island in the south west of the Lake District. With stunning views over the Irish Sea and Black Combe to the north, this course attracts golfers from all over England. A real links experience combined with excellent hole-design provides a challenging course for all levels of golfers. However many times you play Furness, every game is a new challenge. Very popular with visitors, early booking of green fees is recommended.

Kendal Golf Club

Kendal Golf Club enjoys an elevated position overlooking the old town of Kendal, and the views from the course are breathtaking. On clear days it is possible to see the Yorkshire Dales from the centre of the course to the east, the Lake District to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south. The golf course was founded over 100 years ago, and offers plenty of challenging holes for golfers of all ability levels.

Sedbergh Golf Club

Sedbergh is one of the best golf courses in Cumbria and the north-west of England.

Professionally designed around natural parkland with tree-lined holes and fairways which cross the River Dee and run alongside the Rawthey River, the emphasis is placed firmly on accuracy as opposed to distance. All of the greens are well guarded and plenty of water features ensure that Sedburgh Golf Club is one of the most popular in the Lakes, and offers a testing challenge for golfers of all abilities. This ´hidden gem´ of a golf course is a ´must play´ for any keen golfers who are visiting or passing through the Lake District.

Appleby Golf Club

Appleby Golf Club opened in 1903, and is renowned throughout the north-west of England for its friendly approach and for the high standard of its greens and fairways.

Appleby is described as a well-drained moorland course which provides links like conditions and is well known for a wide variety of holes and several testing par 4s. The course offers stunning views of the Pennines, Howgills and the Lake District mountains, and offers excellent value for money.

Keswick Golf Club

Keswick Golf Club is situated on Threlkeld Common and is surrounded by lush, open countryside. The course offers stunning panoramic views of the Lakes Hills, including Blencathra, Skiddaw and Clough Head.

To fully enjoy the surroundings, play on a clear day. The 18 parkland holes provide a challenging round of golf for golfers of all abilities, and although the course is only 6,200 yards in length, the par 71 ensures a testing round of golf for most players. The course has numerous hazards, tree-lined fairways and very well protected greens.

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