6 reviews of Carus Green Golf Club
I played Carus Green Golf Club in Kendal, Cumbria for the 3rd time a couple of weeks ago. I was very impressed by the work that has recently been completed on the course as it is now a much greater challenge than last time i played. The owners have added lots of new water features, improved the topography of the greens with newly laid turf on all 18 holes, a fine new halfway house building, and a superb pond with fountain on the 18th. The only thing that was missing was my form. The course was previously more suited to high handicappers but i would now recommend this to other mid to low golfers
I stayed at one of the Townhouses on site with some friends. They were well decorated, had very comfortable beds, good sized rooms and a golf course right on our doorstep.
We ate at the clubhouse restaurant which has a good affordable menu with great views over the course and the Lake District fells in the distance.
One last mention to the staff in the club shop who were extremely welcoming and a good laugh.
i will definitely be revisiting in the not too distant future.
Played here on 11 October 2013. Always hard to pick your final course on a 5 day trip but plumbed for Carus Green as it was on the way back for most of the group. Brilliant Clubhouse which is only a year or two old, best we visited and up there with the top courses, Driving range excellent too with automated ball loading etc. Staff were extremely friendly. Private owner I am led to believe which will be a good thing once the course matches the off course facilities. Did not quite live up to what I always want on a final day (a memory for the lads) saying that the course was still ok, work going on re shaping and adding new tees and obviously enhancing the look. Holes 2 to 5 done nothing for me, maybe because of the work and tyre tracks etc, but from 6 onwards it was a pleasure to play, not too long and not too many hazards on some holes. Still a great test of golf. i am leaving another visit there for about 3 years, holes and course would be revamped and would be a pleasure to see the finished article.
I have rated course challenge at 3 stars and Green Conditions at 3 as they are re doing 9 of the greens starting 14 october.
Friendly welcome in the pro-shop and got a tee time without any problem.
Course was only 15 years old but well established, lots of trees and water comes into play on a few holes. People playing the course were very friendly. Rough was fairly thick and clung to my clubs, caused a few mis-hits coming out of it.
played this course 21/6/09
with eleven other golfers i played here and all of us had a great golfing experience. this is the first time i have left a comment on this site although i use it very often. met in the club shop (one of the best i have seen at a golf course)by the pro and his staff who couldn't do enough for us set the tone for the day. i used the driving range, again first class. played the course ok its not carnoustie but its a good test you can easily lose 2 or 3 shots on quite a few holes. very flat, great views, excellent condition. other users of course be they members or pay and play were very friendly not one passed my group without asking how we was or a hello. had a meal in clubhouse after ok it can't seat 200 but served our group easily.
In response to the last comments, a couple of things, firstly low handicappers will not destroy it, i have found the course gets more difficult as your handicap goes down because it can be very punishing, very risk-reward on the last 6 holes. Since Mr Morrisoe played the course the facilities have improved as the clubhouse now offers draft beer and full catering 5 days of the week, the club also has a new pro shop which is one of the biggest ive ever seen. And in response to his comment about lack of etiquitte, i think they must have been non-members also.
Chose to play Carus green whilst on holiday in the lakes, their website looked impressive and so i booked a round early in july 05, Their course is very flat, quite forgiving, Average in length (5716yrds par 70, longest hole is a 510 par 5) and is fairly average in the challenge department, low handicappers will destroy it, mid handicappers will maybe enjoy it and high handicappers will love it. There are a couple of testing holes though, (the 7th called the 'blasted oak' comes to mind!). There is quite alot of water running round the course, though it only really comes into play on a few holes (the hardest being the 12th). I wasn't impressed with the club house, that needs to be improved drastically (not big enough and no DRAUGHT beers or soft drinks!) The driving range is excellant though, very new and has automated tee-up machines. One thing that really did put me off returning, was the lack of etiquette shown to me on the course by their members, now me playing on my own with the girlfriend driving a buggy doesn't entitle me to play through, i do understand that technically a single golfer doesn't have any real rights on a golf course, but to be stuck behind a senior 4 ball from the 4th tee onwards does, as 2 very pleasant senior lady members put it "Takes the Biscuit" and bless them they did say they'd complain on my behalf, sadly i didn't hang around to find out though, as waiting for the same senior 4 ball to order their drinks at the bar proved just too much!!
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