13 reviews of Appleby Golf Club
Played here on 7 October 2013. Was a dull and drizzly day so review is based on that. Clubhouse nice, staff who made us breakfast were very welcoming and the food was spot on and reasonably cheap. Pro shop not too big but pro was helpful. Course is a challenge, we played with not much rough and a wind, I can imagine this course would be really hard in the summer with windy conditions. Some quirky Par 3's, all in all a decent course and a one I would return too in better conditions and easy to drive to for us too.
Eight of us played 27 holes yesterday and all enjoyed the course very much. I can endorse all the previous positive comments. There is a good variety of holes, and fairways and greens were in excellent condition. The decent weather for a change meant that we could enjoy the lovely views too. We received a warm welcome from staff and members alike. If you are playing 9 holes and want to return to the clubhouse, follow the signs for the short nine and don't play the normal 8th and 9th, which leaves you a long way away from your (excellent) lunch. I will certainly make the 1hr 30 journey from the Fylde coast again, provided there's a good weather forecast for the Appleby area!
Played 36 holes on a wet & windy April day with my wife. The scenery is stunning. The greens are testing, quick with subtle humps and hollows. The fairways are generous, at that time the rough was easily playable. Each hole was different, the par 3 4th and 15th being memorable. Well worth a visit.
A genuinely enjoyable challenge awaits anyone who's willing to travel out of their way to find this crackerjack of a course. We played after Xmas and were amazed to be playing to regular greens, which were in incredibly good condition (even though we were told they weren't in tiptop shape). Fairways were great and even recovery shots from the moorland rough were not punishing. The 15th is a mini-beast and plays much longer than the 160yd winter tee suggests - take one extra club and give it all you've got! The course has no par-5 holes, and, while this makes it very accessible to high handicappers, it is no less challening for single-figure players. There are many risk-reward shots on offer and the greens were very receptive to aggressive approach play. Keep it straight and you'll score well (easy to say). The pro, the barman and catering staff all gave us a very welcoming reception and I would highly recommend the course to anyone in the area.
Played the course late August, and must say that it is a hidden gem. AS reported before it has no par 5's but more than makes up for this with some interesting par 4's and two of the best par 3's that I have seen. Greens were in perfect condition, fairways were tight and hard to find, but the rough is very forgiving (used the same ball for two rounds!!). Well worth a visit, and well worth the green fees.
What an excellent course. The first 2 holes give no clue about the next 2 which both have plenty of "wow" and "how am I going to play that" factor. The greens were in teriffic condition and obviously have someone who knows what they're doing looking after them. An added bonus for me was that being moorland, mishit balls are easily found. However the flipside for me was that the wind wasn't consistent when I needed it. I will definately be recommending it to friends.
PLeyed on a windy rainy day - the pro thought I was nuts and gave me a discount for my effort! The course was great - really challenging. TH e15th par 3 is amazing. I got par of course (by luck more than judgement!) The weather cleared and I was treated to splendid views and a great round. I've only played for three months and found it quite a tough course due to the large amount of rough and I managed 100 which I was happy with. Nice beer!
A bunch of golfing pals played this course for the first time on Sunday. The course was wonderful and we will be visiting again even though its a mighty long way from Gloucester. The par 3, 15th is a truely wonderful hole. Unlike any we have played. Set next to a stream the shot is blind and plays all of its distance. ALWAYS take more club. On arrival the course does not look very special but don't let that put you off. It is unique.Play it - don't delay.
my friend and i have been coming back to play this course for a few years now .sometimes we travel up from liverpool for the day just to play it,draw your own conclusions!
I played Appleby in early December following torrential rains and howling gales (still lingering around on the day). The fact that the course was able to be played was a miracle -the fact that we were playing on very good summer greens was a real bonus. A lovely moorland course over turf moors among the hill farms with interesting holes and yet, pretty easy on the legs. I doubt if there are many courses quite like Appleby. It was a pleasure to play and pretty good value. There were no par 5's but some great individual holes as mentioned in other reports. The big hitters could definitely reach several of the par4's which makes it good fun trying. In the clubhouse we enjoyed a warm welcome from the members. Don't play the greenkeeper for money - he plays off scratch, holds the course record and recently won the Grouse finals at St Andrews ! The members told me that they hold Open Easter comps that non members can enter for £16.00 a pair. Good value and probably great fun ! Ask the greenkeeper to partner you !Troon is certainly a mecca for golfers. We stayed at the Marine Highland Hotel - perfect spot on Royal Troons 18th fairway. The Darley meanders away from the municipal complex and cuts across the road and out alongside the local secondary school and housing estate which creates a lot of pedestrian passage and some litter but they generally all appreciate the importance of golf on the towns economy. The course played wicked in the force 8 gale. Wind behind for the first six or seven holes and it seemed easy with plenty of pars. Coming back it was a different story. It either went like a banana or a boomerang. Still I only lost one ball, found two and played under my handicap so I was happy. As with most municipals, the course is not manicured to perfection but it is probably a lot better than you would expect- a testing links course with interesting and varied holes and lots of thick rough. The greens were fine - very good considering the weather. Lochgren is preferred course but there was a comp on - I had the Darley nearly all to myself.
Wonderfully isolated from the outside world, and very spacious, so that each hole feels very separate from everywhere else on the course, this is a special place. Particularly memorable are the short 4th, a teasing "drop hole" and the 5th, where you drive over a huge gully. The 8th is a fine hole, a short par 4 with a continuous curve to the left. The back nine has four long and testing par fours, particularly the 10th, which takes two good hits to reach, and the very tight 14th. The 15th is a par 3 out of this world, with a long iron or fairway wood tee shot over a babbling stream to an invisible sunken green. Go there when the weather is nice.
Always windy but a true test of golf, known locally as the Sunningdale of the North. Rumour has it that this course could have been Gleneagles. Good greens with noval electric wires surrounding them.No par 5 but 2 par 3 that will live long in your mind. This course is highly recommended for your golfing trip. Member.
A unique golfing experience,With tremendous moor land turf & fantastic greens\r\nAlso great value for money\r\n
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