Beckside Golf Club

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Beckside Golf Club, Cumbria is a 9 hole, par 63 (4220 yard), parkland golf course.

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Beckside, Ellerbeck Farm, Crook, Cumbria, LA8 8LE United Kingdom

Tel: 01539 821415
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £10.00 per round; £15.00 per day *

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Golfshake Rating

  3.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 37
Average Ratings
4.11 ... Overall Rating
4.38 ... The Course
5.00 ... Course Cond.
2.29 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.44 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.67 ... Pace of play
5.00 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

37 ratings & 13 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1395 out of 1971.

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What the club says: This fascinating and challenging little course owes much of its appeal to its unusual background.

Some Eighteen years ago, Mike Jackson, who farms the land, became fascinated by golf and after a summer of driving balls up his main cow pasture, he had the idea of creating a nine-hole course on some uneven rough grazing land littered with boulders, gorse bushes and bracken.


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Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by Ben C - rated 5 out of 5

Intriguing, Fiendish, BEAUTIFUL!!

Beckside is one of those rare courses you happen upon by accident that proves to be something genuinely special.
Built by the owner, a farmer called Michael Jackson (!) around 25 years ago, the course is carved out of a natural Lake District hillside in 2 roughly triangular shapes - their points meeting in the middle. 6 hols in bottom triangle / 3 holes in top.
The longest hole is only 340 and there are 9 par 3s and 9 par 4s but don't let that deceive you. Firstly you're playing on seriously steep hillsides and secondly there is the wind to factor in. A full drive might only travel 200 yards before hitting the hillside and stopping dead.
There are no bunkers (Lake District planning conditions) yet the greens are in really good condition. Some are flat but most are fiendishly contoured, making for some fun putting!
Michael and another family member upkeep the course themselves with all the love and devotion of a mad keen golfer. There is no clubhouse (hence the lower rating scores from some reviewers) and you pay at the farm house a mile or so down the lane. It's almost an honesty system!
I have played many smaller course around the world and this is right up there in my top 3 without a shadow of doubt. It helps to play round in 8 over off a 19 HC but it was just one of those great days of golf.
I'll play Beckside everytime I visit the Lakes and recommend you do too!

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 71 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 20 2018 by Cambridge - rated 4 out of 5
Just hope your fit as the hills are a killer after 18 holes. Challenging course Par 3 & 4 holes only, great views well worth the £10 fee. Finished up in the 19th hole Sun Pub as directed.
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Reviewed Oct 18 2017 by Andy (London) - rated 5 out of 5

A place in my heart

This course will always hold a special place in my heart, I have played some of the best courses in the UK and Europe but this little gem of a course is superb.
It's about £10 to play 18 holes, you have to pay your green fees at the neighbouring owners farm, it has an incredibly homely feel to it too.
With such a small space and harsh terrains they have made this into an awesome 9 hole course that I return to yearly with my old man as part of a nostalgic trip and also, probably the most tiring game of golf of my life.
The extremely steep downhill 5/14th is my personal favourite, you'll want around 10 attempts as it's so much fun.
If you're in the Lakes, then visit this club, even if you only go round once!
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Reviewed Apr 29 2017 by Paul H - rated 4 out of 5
A Great little course with some very challenging holes but great course and amazing value for money
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Reviewed Sep 26 2016 by Stevie P / Manchester - rated 5 out of 5
A little gem of a course! beautiful location and breathtaking views, the fairways are excellent and the green too, We played this course early on a Sunday morning and had the course to ourselves, it is quite challenging for the novice golfer like my friends and I but some of the holes have nice wide fairways. I would recommend this course to anyone visiting the lake district and would like to congratulate the owners on a job well done!!
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Reviewed Oct 8 2013 by - rated 5 out of 5
A fantastic wee course, looks beautiful and has some really nice features... Probably the best 18 holes for 10 quid you will get anywhere.
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Reviewed Oct 7 2013 by Joe M - rated 5 out of 5
the best value for money course i have ever played

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 79 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 22 2013 by Peter C - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Apr 2013 - Score: 79 Handicap: 11.4)
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Reviewed Oct 22 2011 by charlie m - rated 4 out of 5
beckside golf course is the best golf course i've been too and i'm really gutted when it's closed.
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Reviewed Sep 28 2010 by Paul H - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent value for money. Tidily kept and neat greens although they are very tight for the yardage for the par 3 holes.
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Reviewed May 6 2010 by Peter H - rated 3 out of 5
very hilly. short course with some very demanding holes. greens are really tricky. worth a visit.
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Reviewed Jun 15 2008 by Derrick E - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic location and condition. Very hilly and a stern test of golf, even though quite short.
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Reviewed Jun 1 2008 by David O - rated 4 out of 5
For a course that seems to have been converted from a couple of farmers fields, it is a beautiful course with stunning views. Due to the hilly location this course is deceptivly difficult for us new starters to the sport. However this makes for a more exciting and worthwhile round. Very much recommended for any body who is visiting the Lake District.
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Course Information:
9 holes | Par 63 | 4220 yards | Parkland

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