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Windermere Golf Club

Cleabarrow,

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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5151
4915
4608
Par
67
67
70
SSS or slope
65
63
68

Location

Latitude:

54.357894

Longitude:

-2.894836

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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Visitors

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

Limited

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".

Where2Stay

  • Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant4-star

    Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3NE

    +44 (0)15394 88818

    Visit website

    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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Windermere

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

  • 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Windermere

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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