Our golf course is set in over 160 acres of parkland in the beautiful Lune Valley and is our members' pride and joy.
Established 25 years ago, the course has reached a level of maturity and conditioning that makes it a pure pleasure to play. Our Head Greenkeeper and his team work hard to provide members and visitors with true putting surfaces and excellent fairways throughout the year.
The Men's course measures 6542 yards (Par 72, SS 72) from the competition tees and 6244 yards (Par 72, SS 70) from the daily tees. The Ladies course is 5737 yards (Par 73, SS 73).
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The par of 72 is evenly distributed over the two halves, each having two par threes, five par fours and two par fives. The course is set out in two anti-clockwise nine hole loops that make full use of the natural landscape.
The front nine crosses Barbon Beck and works it's way down to the River Lune, before returning to the clubhouse. The back nine then heads north up the Lune valley, presenting you with spectacular views of the Howgill Fells, before reaching the high point of the course on the 15th green.
The final three holes then provide a strong finish as you turn back into the prevailing south westerly breeze, with our signature 17th hole being a 157 yard par three to a green located just over Barbon Beck.
Our new Lune Course offers an alternative forward set of tees for those players wishing to limit the number of longer carries off the tee. Measuring 5000 yards the Lune Course provides an enjoyable experience whilst playing to the same fairways and quality greens as the main course.
A reduced green fee is offered for the Lune Course and we also offer a membership category specifically for this layout.
We have excellent practice facilities that compliment our golf course, including our open air driving range and short game chipping area.
Our six hole Academy Course is a further addition for juniors and those just beginning to learn the game.
The following holes are a few of the highlights of our main course.
The 2nd hole is a sweeping left to right 389 yard Par four that climbs gently to a green sitting at a slight angle to the fairway. The prevailing left to right wind and two bunkers either side of the fairway make the drive demanding. The uphill second shot can vary by two clubs depending on the flag position, with the front left pin especially difficult to find.
The 5th hole gives you a first view of the River Lune from its elevated tee. A prevailing left to right wind with out of bounds no more than ten yards from the right edge of the green makes the tee shot fraught with danger and a Stroke Index of seven fully justified.
190 yards away, the green is protected by two front bunkers and a hidden one back left. It slopes from front left to back right, meaning that having found the putting surface, making par or better is still a real challenge.
The 8th hole is a superb risk and reward par five. Hit your drive over the corner of the out of bounds with a 220 yard carry and you will be in prime position to take on the green in two.
A more conservative tee shot towards the holly tree will set you up for a three shot approach to the heart shaped green sat below the fairway and a definite birdie opportunity.
The par five 10th hole opens the back nine with a spectacular tee shot from an elevated position. You should aim to keep your drive on the left half of the fairway to open up the approach to the green.
The green is forty yards long making it difficult to reach a pin located in the back third.
A final elevated tee shot affords panoramic views of the surrounding fells and opens this difficult par four. The fairway sweeps to the right, so a tee shot placed left of centre will allow you to attack the green, which is protected by two front bunkers and slopes from back to front. Beware the tricky back left pin position tucked away behind the bunker.
The signature 157 yard Par three hole is the traditional card wrecker at the end of your round. Playing into the prevailing wind, the green sits at an angle to the tee, perched just over Barbon Beck.
Take enough club, walk off with a three on your card and breathe a sigh of relief as you walk back over Barbon Beck to the 18th tee.