Windermere Golf Club

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Windermere Golf Club Est. 1891

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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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Making Contact

Windermere Golf Club
nr Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3NB
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Office   +44 (0)1539 443 123
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1539 443 550

  +44 (0)1539 443 123

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Golf Pro
Simon Edwards (Head PGA Professional)
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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.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5151 4915 4608
Par 67 67 70
SSS or Slope 65 63 68
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How2Get 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.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: £40 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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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".

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Latitude: (54.357894)
Longitude: (-2.894836)
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Gilpin Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant 4-star
Crook Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3NE
+44 (0)15394 88818

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 House 4-star
Holbeck Lane, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LU
+44 (0)15394 32375

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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