Appleby Golf Club

A Willie Fernie located high on moorland in Cumbria!

Appleby Golf Club

Cumbria, CA16 6LP, England


You won't find the golf course on many Top 100 lists... it did place 62 in the Top 100 Fun Golf Courses in GB&I 2021. However, it is sneaky good and you'll never forget the 5th or 15th. That's two unforgettable holes for a green fee that is next to nothing!

With regards to the 15th, rarely is a template as good or better than the original... could Appleby Golf Club's Dell, the 15th, be the one? Perhaps - known as Bell, it cracked Today's Golfer's GB&I Top 100 Finest Golf Holes in 2021.

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Golf Course Review

Appleby Golf Club is a moorland or high elevation heathland in the county of Cumbria, England. The very definition of a hidden gem, it plays host to county championships. Just a few minutes from Junction 40 off the M6, this course provides superb views of both the North Pennines and Lakeland Fells. Take the detour on your way to Silloth on Solway Golf Club!

Unique Appleby Golf Club

Treeless and expansive, the golf course is laid out over the beautiful Brackenber Moor and uses the bold natural undulations to full effect. Uniquely, there are no fairway bunkers nor are there any par 5’s! Coming in at under 6000 yards, there is only one par 3 on the front but three on the back. The rest are two-shot holes. The recipe is simple: fine grass, natural undulations, and titillating greens…

Appleby Golf Club Reviews

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Featured Architect: MacKenzie, Alister

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...

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  • Fernie, Willie


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Best English Golf Collection

Contact Details

Cumbria, CA16 6LP, England
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