Silloth on Solway Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Silloth on Solway Golf Club Est. 1892

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Silloth on Solway Golf Club: The reward for travelling this far north and west in England (if you go any further you'll be in Scotland), is the chance to discover one of the country's finest seaside links courses. Good-size sand dunes, clad in copious quantities of heather and gorse, provide the underpinning for this wonderfully natural and scenic golf course.

Within the roller-coaster terrain of the sand hills, there are constant elevation changes. Golfing challenges abound, as do scenic views of the coast and the Solway Firth. You'll need to prepare your game strategy carefully, not least on the few occasions where a blind drive or approach shot is required.

On this out-and-back layout, the front-nine is played closest to the seashore, taking you away from the village of Silloth. On this outward journey, several elevated tee-boxes provide magnificent views onto the Firth and across to the gentle hills of Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland. Many of the good-sized, gently-sloping greens are nicely elevated, although sunken greens await at the par-4 1st and long par-4 7th. With neat revetted bunkers defending many greens, and the fairways skirted by a mix of grassy rough, thick heather and sometimes impenetrable gorse, keeping on the "short grass" of the fairways will help your score immeasurably.

Silloth may be a tough nut to crack, especially when the wind is blowing, but once played, it will have you returning again and again. No longer considered a "hidden" gem, now regarded as the much celebrated crown jewel of Cumbrian golf.

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Making Contact

Silloth on Solway Golf Club
The Club House, Station Rd,
Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4BL
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Office   +44 (0)16973 31304
Pro Shop   +44 (0)16973 32404

  +44 (0)16973 31782

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Golf Pro
Jonathan Graham (Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
Surroundings: Coastal duneland and rural countryside
Designer: Original layout by David Grant (1892). Redesigned soon afterwards by Willie Park Jr. Later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6641 6151 5806
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 72 71 75
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How2Get There?

25 miles W of Carlisle
From Carlisle follow the A595, then A596 direction Workington/Wigton. After 11 mi turn right onto the B5302 direction Silloth. After 12.8 mi at T-junction in Silloth turn left. After o.4 mi (just past Silloth Docks) golf club is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' mid-Oct): weekdays £49 (day ticket); weekends £58 (per round). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (best to book in advance).

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Did you know?

Silloth has long been associated with golfing excellence. In the early 1900s, it was the home course of the renowned Leitch sisters, three of whom were awarded international caps, two won national championships, and one, Cecilia was acknowledged as the world's best woman golfer of her time. She dominated the game, transformed the way ladies played, and won a record four British, five French, two English and one Canadian championship. | The Leitch connection was an important factor in bringing the Ladies British Strokeplay Championship to Silloth (1972), the Ladies British Amateur (Match Play) Championship (1976) and regular national women's events thereafter. | Silloth's many Parliamentary connections have included Viscount (Willie) Whitelaw, a fine golfer, Captain of the R&A (1970) and President of Silloth on Solway GC until his death in 1999.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 49th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (54.866437)
Longitude: (-3.390631)
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The Golf Hotel 3-star
Criffel St, Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4AB
+44 (0)16973 31438

This family owned 22-room hotel is conveniently situated in Silloth overlooking the village green and Solway Firth, just a short walk from Silloth on Solway Golf Club.

Golf at this hotel No
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Nith View Guest House 4-star B&B
1 Pine Terrace, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria CA7 4DT
+44 (0)16973 32860

The Victorian Guest House is fully central heated and has five bedrooms, all of which, have private facilities (shower and toilet). All rooms provide colour television with dvd player and tea/coffee making facilities. A hearty breakfast awaits you with all produce sourced locally.

Golf at this hotel No
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