Seascale Golf Club

The Banks,

Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1QL

  • Office

    +44 (0)19467 28202
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)19467 28202

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Willie Campbell & George Lowe

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6495
6059
5693
Par
71
71
74
SSS or slope
72
70
74

Location

Latitude:

54.399085

Longitude:

-3.486286

How to get there:

52 miles SW of Carlisle / 56 miles W of Kendal

From the A595 in West Cumbria, turn west onto the B5344 in Gosforth (or Holmrook), direction Seascale. After 2 mls (or 3 mls from Holmrook), in front of church in Seascale, turn right into The Banks, direction Golf Club. Follow signs for 400 yards to Golf Club.

Seascale Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1893

Seascale Golf Club: Although not a regular stopover for golfers visiting the north of England, Cumbria's rugged coastline boasts two excellent links golf courses. Just an hour south of the renowned course at Silloth-on-Solway, you can pit your golfing skills against another links gem at Seascale. Here you will find a scenic, excellently laid-out and challenging seaside course.

The area's notoriety may come from the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant, but don't think that this sizable piece of industrial plant (now without its cooling towers) dominates the scene. To the west, the views over the Irish Sea are fabulous, and are enjoyed from most holes. Inland to the east, the mighty peaks of the Lake District draw you ever closer. The village of Seascale is tucked below the golf course to the south. Only when you look north do the box-shaped buildings and chimneys of Sellafield steal the view.

The undulating front-nine of this excellent course is played on a higher plateau, which is separated from the seaside back-nine by a large, sloping bank, covered with ferns and gorse. As with most classic links courses, a combination of tumbling fairways, mischievous pot bunkers, occasional water ditches and large grass covered dunes blend together in an open, largely treeless environment.

One or two blind drives are required, not least as you climb back towards the clubhouse at the par-4 17th. Among a wonderfully testing collection of par-3s, be especially careful at the 10th (Beck) and 13th (Railway), both delightful holes, but potential card-wreckers.

List of courses: England - North

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £45; weekends £50.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Immediately to the north of the golf club is Sellafield (formerly known as Windscale) a nuclear reprocessing plant and former electricity generating site. Sellafield was previously owned and operated by British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL). It is also the site of Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, now decommissioned.

Published ranking

England's 79th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 174th best course (Golf World, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • Cumbrian Lodge Hotel

    Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1JG

    +44 (0)19467 27309

    Visit website

    The Victorian origins of Cumbrian Lodge date back to 1874 when it was built for the Mossop family under whose ownership it remained until 1999 when it was converted to a small hotel with six en-suite executive rooms. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Red Rosette for the quality of the food.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Seascale

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Lutwidge Arms Hotel

    Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1UH

    +44 (0)1946 724230

    Visit website

    The Lutwidge Arms hotel is a characterful hotel, located in Holmrook on the edge of the western Lake District. Offering fifteen comfortable ensuite rooms the hotel is adjacent to the River Irt, famous for its gin-clear waters and annual run of Atlantic Salmon.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Seascale

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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