Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway Golf Club

The Club House, Station Rd,

Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4BL

  • Office

    +44 (0)16973 31304
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)16973 32404
  • Fax

    +44 (0)16973 31782
  • Golf pro

    Jonathan Graham (Head Professional)

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6641
6151
5806
Par
72
72
75
SSS or slope
72
71
75

Location

Latitude:

54.866437

Longitude:

-3.390631

How to get 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.

Silloth on Solway Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1892

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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  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club
  • Photo of Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' mid-Oct): weekdays £49 (day ticket); weekends £58 (per round).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (best to book in advance).

Practice facilities

Good

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.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 55th best course in Britain & Ireland; 25th best in England.

Where2Stay

  • The Golf Hotel3-star

    Criffel St, Silloth, Cumbria CA7 4AB

    +44 (0)16973 31438

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Silloth on Solway

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • Nith View Guest House4-star B&B

    1 Pine Terrace, Silloth on Solway, Cumbria CA7 4DT

    +44 (0)16973 32860

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Silloth on Solway

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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