12 reviews of Kendal Golf Club
Our 4th Course on our Lakes tour, played on Thursday 12 May 2011. A good course, quite hilly in places but a one I would play again if I had the chance. Clubhouse quite big, we had lovely Bacon Sarnies and Soup after our game. A very well stocked pro shop. The course was tough on the day for us as we had rain and wind, but we still enjoyed because of the variety of holes. I personally loved the 15th, 16th & 17th (par 3 over a wall) good way to finish with some holes you would remember.
our group played kendal on thursday the 12th may and i would probably say it was my favourite course of the week except windermere that ive played before.
we were given a warm friendly welcome in the clubhouse and our bacon sarnies were delicious. there was a county ladies match on in front of us which knocked our tee time back half an hour. that was fine but no one from the club apologised which showed a lack of respect in my opinion.
the course itself was magnificant and every hole was immense. i couldnt pick a stand out hole but the entire course was in tip top condition with the fairways being fast, the greens ran true and the rough was just that - rough, so driving the ball well was definatley the key to scoring well. like i said earlier the county ladies were playing and there were some REALLY tough pin positions which just made the course even more of a challenge.
i loved the course and i would go back tomorrow and play it again. top notch. thank you kendal.
overall 8.5 out of 10
We played it yesterday and the weather was perfect, the course was in great condition and the views were some of the best you can get. I considered giving it a miss after some of the negative comments here but I'm glad I didn't. There are a lot of difficult to judge shots due to the inclines, but as a one off it is well worth a visit. I think it would be a different story on a wet and windy day were you don't have the views as consolation, but our whole society agreed that it would be one worth returning to and we don't do that too often.
If you manage to get to grips with what clubs to hit then you will easily break par, but it takes some good judgement and those who rely on yardage markers are often left scratching their heads.
One final thought. I walked the course and pulled a trolley, the sensible ones in the group got buggies.
We had 18 holes of golf and a full carvery for £25 per person and it was magnificent, the chef was very generous with the portions.
Course was or is in poor condition.
All greens diffenent speeds, fairways cut too short and very patchy.
The course is layed out with lots of blind tee shots and 2nd shots if you go off line and do not see the ball land you have no chance of finding due to the legnth of the rough. Could continue with faults but have not got time.
Setting is one of the best with lakeland views just a shame about the course condition.
Played on Wednesday 20th August 2008 just after several days rain. Very surprised to find the fairways dry. Greens were very soft after the rain but still in good condition. The course is up hill and down dale but very testing. Let down by several blind shots over hillocks or round doglegs. Very tiring but an enjoyable course to play. As others will already have said the views are tremendous. I would recommend buying a course guide before playing or refer to the clubs web pages for hole by hole information. Good well stocked Pro shop. Disapointed we could not get a meal at 4.30pm. Kitchen closed for the day had to eat in the town.
Played Kendal a few weeks ago now after it appeared in 'Todays Golfers' top 100 2-4-1 courses... Must say, wasn't too impressed. Yes the views are impressive and yes it is relatively cheep and granted we've not had the best of weather this year, but in the top 80 it isn't! The greens were very very average (could do with new flags too!) The lack of a course planner is terrible, it doesn't help the visitor one bit, as at least half the greens are hidden and the routing to the next tee can be a bit vague sometimes too. Did receive a Friendly welcome though, if you do play it, a buggy is a must.
What a lovely course.
Fantastic condition with beautiful views. Everybody made us so welcome. A little hilly but buggies were available. Would recommend a game at Kendal Golf Club to anyone!
We played this course in July 2004, and as noted by comments from other reports, this course is hard walking, make no mistake. However, this was not the downfall of the course, as it is very scenic, and in good condition. For a visitor, it is the lack of course planner available. There being a number of blind shots, we were forced on several occasions to walk 100 yds up the fairway just to establish where to hit our approach shots and what club to use. Very annoying after about the 3rd time, and just as so to the locals who were following behind us, I'm sure. Having spoken to the club pro after our round, he reported that a course planner is ready to go into print, but some problems with copyright was preventing the club from proceeding. Until a course planner is available I would not recommend a visitor playing this course for the first time. Although if you know where you are going, its a course which will provide enjoyment.
Blimey!!! Even Hillary and Sherpa Tensing would have struggled on this one...Prepare to set a base camp at the bottom, as you begin your trek up one of the hilliest golf courses I have ever played...Somewhat challenging, but very exilharating and varied, you will really feel you've played around of golf after experiencing this course!!!
Hilly. Good views. Good course. Take your Powa-kaddy. The 17th is a 120-130yd par 3 ad you have to hit over a wall which looks like it used to guard a castle. Hit a 9 iron. Anything hitting the wall will be punished dearly. Go now. Book your round.
Not a course for the faint of heart, Kendal requires courage and excellent ball striking. The first, straight uphill, looks distinctly unpromising. As you gradually climb the great hill on which the course is built, its difficulties unfold. The second careers dangerously round a left hand bend. The 6th, a marvellous hole, is like playing upwards into the neck of a funnel. The 7th is a fine, grand, long downhill par three. Halfway through the back nine there are some very long and difficult holes. It helps to be well armed with sustenance at this point. Then two exhilarating downhill par fours, before the extraordinary 17th, a 9 iron over a rock that looks like a cross between a wrecked ship and a sculptured whale.
Kendal Golf Club is a great golf club but the only problem is that you have to hire an oxygen mask in order to be able to cope with 18 holes at the top the hill that it is situated on and to top that the wind is incredible. The views at Kendal are incredible but there are a lot of up and down holes with it bieng on the top of a hill!!!.
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