Windermere Golf Club
Windermere Golf Club, Windermere, North West, England, LA23 3NB
6 reviews of Windermere Golf Club
Played here on 8 October 2013. Was a n overcast forecast but the sun got out for us. As usual the course was in top not nick for the time of year. Nothing was a problem for the staff in the Bar or the Pro shop both very helpful as was the Secretary. My 5th visit and the place is magical I love it, 3 of our group had not played it before and did not believe my reports prior to playing, needless to say when they finished they could not stop talking about it. A definate to put on your golf trip if in the Lake District.
Played on a thursday in May 2011 and it was a pleasure to play. We recieved a warm welcome from the pro shop and a few memberswho offered a bit of advice about the course. The practise green and pitching area were top notch and the visitors locker rooms nice and adequate. The course itself is a little gem, you get some fantastic views of the lake district and its fells. The layout and variation in holes is terrific. Its not a long course (only 5000 yard ish) but it doesnt need to be because some of the holes are very tight with plenty of area's where a loose shot means a lost ball. Thats not to say its an unfair course - play well and plot your way round and you will be rewarded but go out there blasting the driver and trying to rip it round and you will card some big scores. Every hole seems to be different and has an element that forces you to think how your going to play it. Might be a bit of a struggle for higher handicappers and the wayward. You will have plenty of memorable shots playing here, the tight tee shot to the par 3 2nd, the risk reward dilemma of the 5th and the wedge approach to the 13th green that has a stone wall running round the back. The condition of the course was fantastic, greens run smooth and true and the fairways and fringes were well manicured, tee area's level and well cut. A few area's of patchy ground on a couple of fairways due to the weather but they had been labelled as GUR (which shows to me that the course is cared for and that the areas are under repair). If i had to pick one fault i would say the boards on the tee's which describe the hole could do with replacing but i really am clutching at straws there. I wouldnt put anyone off trying this course as it was a pleasure and excellent value on 2 fore 1 at £25 per round (£50 perhaps a little steep for a normal rate). Interestingly it doesnt have any sand bunkers but with all the other trouble you can find, it doesnt need them! One of my favourite courses ive played.
Our 2nd course on our lakes tour, played Tuesday 10 May 2011. It was my 3rd visit to Windermere and some of the guys 1st. I still love it although I played crap that day what with the wind. Course as always in great condition, Soup & Sandwiches in clubhouse very nice, lager getting pricey at over £3 a pint but hey most courses charge that now. Again i shall return, possibly April 2012 if we decide to return to the lakes.
Well where do I start? The drive to windermere from Keswick is a joy to behold for starters so spectacular. The course, well I can not fault it! Probably the best course I have ever played. From the first hole to the last it was a joy, you expect to walk to one tee and get an average hole, no chance, Windermere's 18 is brilliant, although short it is a tough test, you have to be accurate from tee to green to score well which I did. And the 8th Par 3 is by far the best Par 3 I have ever played, views were jaw dropping from both tee and green and the hole itself was a test. I also rated hole 17 a tough hole uphill which really should of been the finishing hole. Get there the travel and scenery are worth the admission alone. I will definately return
Windermere is the best course i have ever played.highly recommended. Tight tees shots make it a truly challenging round.well worth a visit. ausome course.
My son and i played the course last week ,its an unusual course,better for having played it a few times,it is rather on the short side,and very hilly,not for players with walking difficulties,its immaculatly presented,tees and greens very good.having saying that it was very warm when i played,one of the members told me it doesnt drain well so i dont know what it would be like in the wet.The catering is first rate, and there is a lovley clubhouse,i do feel however that its a touch over priced at 25 pounds,its better value at the day rate which i belive is 30 pounds.nice interesting course, little short but worth a visit.
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