Top 10 Golf Courses - Cumbria
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Kieran Waters (Carlisle). Handicap: +3
I’m probably biased but this is still my no.1 – it’s an outstanding, if somewhat underrated, parkland with superb greens, and is well manicured year-round. Just a nice place to play. Green fees: £45 midweek, £55 weekends. Tel: 01228 513029.
Top links with a great reputation. It oozes quality and the course is always challenging but a fair test of your ability.
Green fees: £52 per day midweek, £60 weekends (round). Tel: 01697 332404.
Another fine links and again this one can be tough when it’s windy but scoreable on a nice day. You’re bound to use every club in the bag.
Green fees: £35 midweek, £40 weekends. Tel: 01946 728202.
A lovely parkland on the outskirts of the Lake District. It’s always in good condition year- round but the combination of the tree-lined holes and wind can make it a challenging proposition.
Green fees: £40 midweek, £45 weekends. Tel: 01768 891919.
Always provides an enjoyable day out along with superb greens whether you’re playing in December or June. This is where I won the county championships.
Green fees: £29 Mon- Sat, £36 Sun. Tel: 01768 351432.
A challenging, quite hilly course – you rarely get a at lie and have to carefully think about what shot you’ve got to play and where to hit it.
Green fees: £40 midweek, £46 weekends. Tel: 0169772255.
It’s at the heart of the Lake District and affords stunning views. Whether you’re playing in a competition or a friendly game, it’s always enjoyable.
Green fees: £40. Tel: 01229 582824.
Another hilly layout and though not overly long, it’s quite a tactical course where good course management is key.
Green fees: £40. Tel: 01539 443123.
Quite a new layout but this place impresses me – not just the course but the excellent facilities.
Green fees: £28 midweek, £35 weekends. Tel: 01539 721097.
This championship course has co-hosted the English Seniors and is quite long and very tree- lined with lush fairways.
Green fees: £30 midweek, £38 weekends. Tel: 01228 573003.