Head to the Lakes for superb views and great golf
THE LAKE DISTRICT is perhaps not the first area that comes to mind when discussing the most famous English golf courses - but it does, however, contain some of the nation’s best.
Despite the magnificent sights the area provides, it is a place that is sadly overlooked when it comes to this great game.
Lake District Golf Tours, staffed by golfers from the region, have a PGA Professional on hand to provide the knowledge required to beat the local courses.
Many people don’t play these courses partly because they often do not know they actually exist. But here, with local knowledge at your disposal, you will go from one unknown gem to the next unknown gem - and it’ll be one of the finest experiences of your golfing life.
Their local knowledge can also help satisfy any non-golfers in your party. They can point you in the direction of other attractions, be it guided walks through the hills or, for a far less strenuous time, the nearest spa.
A network of 18 courses are available to choose from, including the highly thought of Carlisle and Silloth on Solway, a course that is considered the finest in the region. Silloth has probably the most awe-inspiring panoramas at any course, the Galloway hills to the north and the Lakeland Fells and Isle of Man to the south.
The fantastic places to play are numerous in this stunning area of the country. Brampton is a cracking heathland course and part of the Braid trail, Kirkby Lonsdale rests between the Lake District and Yorkshire Moors with some of the best views at any golfing destination.
Another of the very best in the area is Seascale. A course that is somehow still off most people’s radar, it is a tight, testing course that offers some stunning views out to sea and a tee-shot that should be aimed at the Isle of Man.
For more information, log-on to www.lakedistrictgolftoursuk.com, or enquire by phone on 01228 401771 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will tailor a golf break in the Lake District for you.