Best golf courses: Carlisle

Carlisle: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Carlisle
Mackenzie Ross, Phillip

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Original course laid out by Tom Simpson. Revamped after WW2 by Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross, who created the layout which is largely unchanged to this day.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Campbell, Willie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Willie Campbell & George Lowe

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Grant, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Original layout by David Grant (1892). Redesigned soon afterwards by Willie Park Jr. Later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Lowe, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

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

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