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Windermere Golf Club


nr Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3NB

  • Office

    +44 (0)1539 443 123
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1539 443 550
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1539 443 123
  • Golf pro

    Simon Edwards (Head PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Moorland course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb

  • Surroundings:

    Partly wooded moorland.

  • Designer:

    George Lowe laid out the first nine holes (1891). Eighteen months later the course was extended to 18-holes.

SSS or slope






How to get there:

50 miles S of Carlisle

Leave M6 at exit 36 and take the A590 direction Kendall. After approx 4 miles take the A591 direction Windermere. After approx 2 miles stay on A591 direction Windermere and ignore A6 turn-off to Kendall. After a further 3 miles on A591, turn left onto the B5284 direction Crook / Bowness. After approximately 6.5 miles golf is on your left.

Windermere Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1891

Windermere Golf Club: As a 5,143-yard, par-67 golf course, Windermere may not be a candidate for the European Tour schedule. But if you are visiting England's stunning Lake District, this wonderful moorland course is certainly worth a visit. The views over the Lakeland peaks and fells are glorious, especially from the layout's higher and more open front-nine.

In true moorland tradition the holes follow the naturally rolling and sometimes rugged character of the terrain. There are several short par-4s to be taken advantage of, at least by ball-strikers who have mastered accuracy versus waywardness. Although fairway bunkering is minimal, plenty of other "hazards" come into play, especially rocky outcrops, ball-grabbing heather and assorted copses of trees.

The opening tee shot, up and over a substantial rocky mound, is one of a few blind shots you'll need to make, where acquired "local knowledge" may come in handy. The back-nine gradually takes you down to the lowest part of the course, with contrasting but equally challenging back-to-back par-3s at 14 and 15.

Windermere's final trio of holes bring you steadily back up to the clubhouse, starting with the "blind-second-shot" par-5 16th, then onto a tough, doglegging par-4 at 17. The 18th is another wonderfully testing par-3. Although somewhat short on length, this is a course full of natural moorland charm and intrigue, with an abundance of views to savour.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: £40 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Windermere was originally laid out by George Lowe, the golf professional at Lytham & St Annes Golf Club | Mr Tom Scott, a golf journalist, once described Windermere GC as the "miniature Gleneagles - not long but very natural and with infinite variety".


  • Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant4-star

    Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3NE

    +44 (0)15394 88818

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    One of Cumbria's top luxury small hotels near Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel is perfectly situated - far from the crowds, but just a stone’s throw from the breathtaking lakes and fells.

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  • Holbeck Ghyll Country House4-star

    Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LU

    +44 (0)15394 32375

    Visit website

    This former 19th century hunting lodge is one of Windermere's premier hotels, located just 10 minutes from Windermere Golf Club. Holbeck Ghyll offers top-quality country house accommodation, with a Michelin Star restaurant and Health Spa.

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