12 reviews of Keswick Golf Club
Played the course on a Monday afternoon in July 2010 and it was a real pleasure. The wind was brutally strong on the day of play but didnt spoil the enjoyment at all. The course was in decent enough condition given the rain that had been put down in previous days. Not the best greens or fairways you will ever play on but more than acceptable. What this course has tons of though is charachter-the views are quite stunning. Its a tough track demanding accuracy over anything else and no two holes feel the same-if you can get round to your handicap you will have done very very well. If your in the area and your a keen golfer its a must to play here for the experience of playing in such suroundings. Cracking value at the price.
played keswick on day 2 of our trip on tues 6th oct and apart from the terrible weather had a great days golf.
it has to be one of the most scenic golf courses i have ever played on and it was manicured really well. it rained heavely throughout our round which left a lot of standing water on both the fairways and the greens but it didnt spoil our enjoyment of the day.
i would say i enjoyed the back nine more than the front although both were a good test of golf (made more so by the conditions).
its another course i would love to go back and play again (preferably in sunnier conditions) but its worth a play anytime of year just to take in the surrounding views. great course!!
overall 8 out of 10
Our second course on our tour of lake district, Keswick was a lovely course, rather wet but we did have a great deal of rain the night before. The views are spectacular, and the holes when you go into the mature trees are amazing with the backdrop of the hills to boot. A course I would definately play again if in the area all be it on a dryer day!!, staff welcoming and knowledable which is always a plus.
Probably one of the most enjoyable courses my wife and I have played. Despite some very soggy bits after the rain, the fairways were super, apart from the usual loose divots, and the greens were in excellent nick. Most of the holes have their individual difficulties, and with only few being fairly staightforward, this course can be quite a challenge to the visitor. Add the splendid scenery, this is a course is a must. Our terrible scores were irrelevant.
Overall great views and backdrops to holes, particularly holes 9 and 10 where mature treelined fairways against the backdrop of the Lakes dales led to greens surrounded by mature woodland.
Some challenging holes and jaw dropping climbs and drops make the course really interesting and sometimes intimidating making up for the absence of sand.
Greens could do with some attention as they were fairly rough but overall a lovely and quiet (on a Saturday afternoon) course.
Greenfees were in fact £30 and the bar didn't appear to be open when we came off at 6:45pm.
Overall fair value for money and an enjoyable course.
I have to agree with the others here about the surrounding views, but maybe after reading them I expected too much with regards the course itself. There were a number of really nice holes, but the front 9 is just a little bit open and doesn't prepare you for the much tighter back 9.
I played this course in June, and as I managed to catch the only dry afternoon of my week in the Lake District the course was understandably very wet underfoot. The greens ran true though, and apart from a few very soggy patches the fairways were good too.
I don't know what it was though, but there was just that certain something missing that made me decide that this wasn't up there with the top courses. It's a real shame too, as the location already gives it a headstart over the vast majority of courses.
That all said, would I play here again? I'm pretty sure I would.
I played the course in June '04 and would recommend it. The greens were okay to good, it was dry and hot so required accurate shots to stay on the greens. The 7th & 8th have an enourmous drop behind/infront of the greens and are very cruel to mishits. The thing I liked most about it was, apart from the scenery, the changing landscape. It went from flowing or open fairways to a hole that looked like it came out of a Constable painting. Great experience.
Having played this course recently, I can wholly endorse the excellent views from every hole. The greens are in good condition, but the fairways even in June were very poor. Not since the winter have I lost a ball by it plugging in the fairway as it did on the par 5 14th. The fairways need some extra drainage, they feel just like fields. There is a good challenge with lots of natural hazards. Given the condition of the fairways, it felt pricey. Sort those out and this will be a gem. Also, don't be lulled into hitting woods of the tees, use of irons can give results.
Quite possibly the toughest challenge I have faced golfing. Only two bunkers on the whole course, both fairway bunkers on the first. Brilliant views, brilliant greens and fantastically laid out. No two holes are the same. I recommend you stick around for pint and a meal afterwards, service in the clubhouse is exceptional.
Excellent views from every hole. A really beautiful course. Good clubhouse and pro-shop, a very warm welcome. Greens and course in general are excellent, lots of natural hazards. If you`re in the Lakes this is a must!
Never seen such brilliant views from a golf course in my life.I counted 23 mountain peaks, which could be seen from the 6th fairway alone.Well worth a visit if you are into good scenery and challenging golf
This course will kill you the first time you play it. Up and down you go, tight little fairways and plenty of hazards. It's tough but in one of the best places for a golf course ever. Well worth playing if you fancy a challenge (the 2nd especially)
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