Silloth Golf Club

Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the British Isles.

Silloth Golf Club

Cumbria, England

Overview

Until 1966, Silloth on Solway Golf Club was known as the Carlisle and Silloth GC.

Silloth on Solway Golf Club is considered to be on the best value green fees in the UK.

Silloth on Solway Golf Club Videos

Cookie Jar's video can be seen here

Ollie Allison's video is found here

Silloth on Solway Golf Club Reviews

Golf Club Atlas' review can be found here

Sean Arble's tour is found here


Golf Course Review

Silloth Golf Club is gaining notoriety for all the right reasons. The rest of the world is only waking up to what only a few knew just a few years ago... Silloth on Solway Golf Club is not only one of the best value for money links in England... it may just be one the best links in the UK & Ireland.

The original course was founded by the North British Railway company in 1892. The idea was to create a destination by developing the town as a port, holiday resort, and terminus for commercial freight and passengers. Davy Grant, the North Berwick professional, was called in to lay out the course in 1892. Both Willie Fernie and Willie Park Jr also advised on the design. Between 1898 and 1902, Willie Park Jr made minor adjustments. The 4th and 5th holes are of this vintage. In 1915, Alister MacKenzie proposed changes to the course. However, due to the war and limited funds, only the 3rd green and 4th tee were installed.

Tom Doak perhaps said it best when he commented that the course finds itself in golfing no man's land between Scotland and England. Located on the Solway Firth in Cumbria, the area known more for its rambling than golf. However, what Cumbria lacks in quantity - it makes up for in quality. Whenever one visits you will frequently hear comments like: 'It's a long journey but worth the trip', 'highly recommended links golf course', or 'great link course and the epitome of a hidden gem'. More recently, some rankings have included the links in their Top 100 in England, the UK, and even the World.

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A portrait of golf course architect Willie Park Jr.Evalu18

Featured Architect: Willie Park Jr

Willie Park Jr boldly constructed hazards. Large severely sloped greens usually from back to front falling off on both sides with a hazard for being long. Firm, fast, rolling contours which reward distance control in conjunction rewarding a deft ground game. Evidence of design more pronounced in later...

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Architects

Consultant

  • MacKenzie, Tom

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Contact Details

Cumbria, CA7 4AE, England

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Featured Architect: Willie Park Jr

Willie Park Jr boldly constructed hazards. Large severely sloped greens usually from back to front falling off on both sides with a hazard for being long. Firm, fast, rolling contours which reward distance control in conjunction rewarding a deft ground game. Evidence of design more pronounced in later...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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