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Beckside Golf Club

4.4   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 43 reviews | Post Review
Price Guide: ££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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

9 holes | Par 63 | 4220 yards | Parkland


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

Tel: 01539 821415


Golf Club Facilities

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

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

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

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.41

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.2
(based on 43 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.4

The Course

4.6

Course Conditions

4.5

Value For Money

4.7

Pace of Play

2.6

Facilities & Service

4.6

Hospitality

4

Practice Facilities

2.3

Food & Drink

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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Philip Brown South Shields GC HC10 rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 14 2022

Lovely course run by lovely people

Lovely course that far exceeded my expectations. Whilst only 9 holes, they are played twice with a variety of tees and an extra green. Any one that is a member of a club, or regularly plays 18 holes club courses will not be disappointed. £10 is too cheap for this course (Mrs Jackson explained why so little) so I encourage everyone to pay extra to reflect the true value of the course, and repay the Jacksons for their hard work and generosity. I recommend an extra £10 if you can and £5 if you can't.
Maintained by none other than Michael Jackson, THIS IS NOT A HACKER'S COURSE.
Thank you to the Jacksons

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Sandwich, kent rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 21 2021

Barry D

Came across this golf course just by chance, what a little gem.
The day we played it was slightly overcast giving great views of the surrounding countryside.
The course was in excellent condition.
Although mainly par 3 holes, the hills made it quite challenging.
I would highly recommend anybody passing this area take up the challenge and have a game, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Neville S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 13 2021

Simply Gorgeous

There's no clubhouse, just a car park and a 9 hole golf course, but what a golf course it is. It's not long, but it is hilly with small greens, and not as easy as the yardages suggests. For a one guy operation the course is in very good condition, and you can't fault the greens, tees or fairways. The course is a bargain at £10 a round (£15 for a day ticket), but throw in the stunning views and you have an absolute peach of a course for the money. Mr Jackson, I applaud your efforts.

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Alan J rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 7 2019

Challenging short course

Challenging course with undulating fairways. Great value for money, well laid out and well kept.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: )

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OUDORP NH rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 6 2019

Paul Hamers

As a Dutch visitor I played the 9 holes course.
Excellent view, no course like this in Holland! As a handicap 47 I manage te go round in 43 strokes. Wish I had time enough .

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Ben C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2018

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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Cambridge rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2018

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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Andy (London) rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 18 2017

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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Paul H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 29 2017

A Great little course with some very challenging holes but great course and amazing value for money

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Stevie P / Manchester rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 26 2016

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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rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2013

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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Joe M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 7 2013

the best value for money course i have ever played

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 79 Handicap: )

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Peter C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 22 2013

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(Round played: Apr 2013 - Score: 79 Handicap: 11.4)

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charlie m rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 22 2011

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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Paul H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2010

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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