Situated in the North West of England, Cumbria is one of the largest counties in England. But given the size of the county, there’s a smaller offering of golf with 31 golf courses in the county.
The main reason for that is that the county is predominantly made up of the Lake District National Park. It’s mountainous, and one of the country’s most spectacular settings as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are heading there, be sure to check out our post on the best courses in the Lake District.
The good news is that Cumbria is all about quality over quantity. Some of the courses have some magnificent views that provide a unique experience – unlike anything else you can find elsewhere in the UK.
Ulverstone Golf Club is one example of this, set to the south of the Lake District on the Furness peninsula. Whilst you’re gracing the fairways of this mature parkland course, you can enjoy views over Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells.
And there aren’t many golf courses that are more scenic than Windermere Golf Club. It’s situated high up in the middle of the Lake District and offers breathtaking views throughout your round of golf.
But it’s not all mountains. Cumbria actually has some stunning links courses on its coastline too. Despite tough competition from neighbouring counties such as Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire it more than holds its own.
Silloth on Solway was previously a hidden gem, but something this good doesn’t stay hidden for long! It’s climbed its way (deservingly) into the UK & Ireland top 100 and even the top 100 golf courses in the world. Contributions from two of the best golf architects in the game in Dr Alister MacKenzie and Willie Park Junior, have made this place truly special.
But don’t just take our word for it. Discover all the golf courses in Cumbria below and take the time to do your research and play some of the county’s hidden gems.