55 Silloth on Solway

Architect: Grant
Stats: 6,408 yds, par 72, SSS 71
GF: £30-£56
Visitor information: Visitors welcome Mondays to Fridays after 9.30am, Saturdays after 10.30am and Sundays 11.30am
W: sillothgolfclub.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 49 (Down 6)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: New 5th green constructed. New tees constructed on 14 and 18
Clubhouse: Major refurbishment of lounge and bar area. New caterers

The star of Cumbrian golf lies out on a limb on the county’s north-west coast. Well-defended from the start via the 1st’s distinctive sunken green, swathes of gorse and heather then combine with often surprising changes in elevation and direction to ensure a test well beyond its relatively modest yardage. Incredible value for a course of this calibre.

Panellists’ comments: “If pure enjoyment is the true measure, then Silloth scores very highly”; “A links you would never tire of”

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