Appleby Golf Club

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Appleby Golf Club is renowned for offering the best, all year round, greens in Cumbria and the friendliness of the welcome to all.

Contact Information

Brackenber Moor, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6LP United Kingdom

Tel: 017683 51432

Website: http://www.applebygolfclub.co.uk

Contact/Secretary: Helen Swaby

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: ££££
  • Midweek Guide: £27.00 per round; £34.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £34.00 per round; £40.00 per day *
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* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 68 | 5993 yards | Private | Moorland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: Visitors welcome each day. Restricted availability at weekends.

Location: From N.East take Appleby exit from A66 and follow signs. From West proceed through the town of Appleby until roundabout, keep left and follow signs.

Designed by: Willie Fernie

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Appleby Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.34

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 35
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4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.57 ... The Course
4.22 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.24 ... VFM
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35 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 534 out of 1971.

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What the club says: Appleby Golf Club is situated two miles east of the town centre just off the A66. The club enjoys a golfing history dating back to 1894 when the game was played on the Minsceugh just outside the town. In 1903 the club was reformed on its present location on the Brackenber Moor. The Open Champion Willie Fernie of Troon laid out the course using the natural contours of the moor with short heathery rough and bracken to provide a challenging and spectacular course described as "Gleneagles in the raw". His creation is undeniably testing, as the 5998-yard par 68 (SSS 70) course contains no par 5's but some long challenging par 4's.

Appleby Golf Club is renowned for offering the best, all year round, greens in Cumbria and the friendliness of the welcome to all.

England Golf Central says "Appleby is a well drained moorland course which provides links like conditions and is well known for a wide variety of holes and several testing par 4s with outstanding views of the Pennines, Howgills and Lake District mountains". Described as "a hidden gem and excellent value".
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Gary Wolstenholme, most capped player in amateur golf, says "Appleby is one of his favourite courses with excellent views of the Lakeland hills, some great holes and fabulous turf. Well worth the drive there."

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Most Helpful Review

Great course rude staff

Me and my brother drove from grange over sands to play a round of golf(1 1/2 hrs) on arrival we were told by the professional in the shop that we were late and holding up the course. There were 2 lady golfers who said the were happy for us to play through. As I went back in to get 2 score cards he said in a sharp voice "what are you doing hurry up". Never have I been told off for being late for golf. It's not like we were late 3 minutes to be precise. The golf course is a great course and a very good set up. Would return and play. It after the rude gentleman i won't be rushing. - Sep 4 2017


Golfshake Team Review

Appleby is a quirky course and it may be quite confusing as to why there are electric fences around the greens, but don't let that put you off. The course offers a fantastic challenge, as well as some of the best greens in the county. The par 3 15th is definitely one to look out for. You definitely won't have played a par 3 like it before. Finally, the food is absolutely outstanding and offers the best Full English breakfast in Cumbria and if not England. - Jul 26 2016


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Warrington rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 22 2018

The only time i can recall playing golf and looking around not knowing if i was actually on a golf course. The course is so closely integrated into the environment. It has sheep wandering around everywhere aside form the fenced off greens, horses and ponies. It really is spectacular with some truly memorable holes. Hidden greens nestled besides sandstone cliffs and a meandering river. Glorious views over Cumbrian mountains and fells, simply breathtaking. Golf is pretty good too!
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Ryan S rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 28 2018

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Scott B rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 14 2018

Good course would recommend greens in very good condition staff are friendly and welcoming

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 18.4)

    

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Antony P rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 15 2018

Course was in good condition as usual. Greens are always very good. Well worth a visit.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.1)
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Ben C rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 25 2017

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Grange over sands rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 4 2017

Great course rude staff
Me and my brother drove from grange over sands to play a round of golf(1 1/2 hrs) on arrival we were told by the professional in the shop that we were late and holding up the course. There were 2 lady golfers who said the were happy for us to play through. As I went back in to get 2 score cards he said in a sharp voice "what are you doing hurry up". Never have I been told off for being late for golf. It's not like we were late 3 minutes to be precise. The golf course is a great course and a very good set up. Would return and play. It after the rude gentleman i won't be rushing.
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John S rated 3 out of 5 - Aug 18 2017

great views
played this course before and never get tired the experience. Its well worth giving it a try

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 22.9)
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Matt S rated 5 out of 5 - May 5 2017


Lovely course with great views.
Always enjoy playing even when having an off day.
Plenty of wildlife to see too.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 100 Handicap: 9.7)
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David S rated 2 out of 5 - Apr 21 2017

Amazing course with incredible greens.
Staff unhelpful - green keeper just carried on regardless of our game and the pro just laughed it off when I complained.
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steve Preston rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 7 2017

Used to be a member and I would say they must have the best greens in Cumbria! They are sublime, if you miss a putt its you not the green!! Great condition 52 weeks of the year.
tougher than the card would suggest, cant recommend it enough, definitely should be on a golfers bucket list!!
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Matt S rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 4 2016


Excellent challenging course in great condition with lovely views and great value for money.
Food in clubhouse 5*.


(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 9.6)
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Matt S rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 4 2016


Lovely course with great views. Very good value - £12 green fee with a member. Clubhouse food 5*. Just had my second best ever round!

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 9.6)
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Mark S rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 14 2016

Unique Course.

Really freindly staff and food is as good as the course.

Greens are to die for.
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Duncan F rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 31 2016

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John S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 8 2016

great course and facilities ,a challenge in parts but worth it

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 22.3)
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Joshua C rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 26 2016

Appleby is a quirky course and it may be quite confusing as to why there are electric fences around the greens, but don't let that put you off. The course offers a fantastic challenge, as well as some of the best greens in the county. The par 3 15th is definitely one to look out for. You definitely won't have played a par 3 like it before. Finally, the food is absolutely outstanding and offers the best Full English breakfast in Cumbria and if not England.
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Matt S rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 8 2016


Course with fantastic views and no golfing traffic so had a fabulous day. Would highly recommend.

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 95 Handicap: 8.6)
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Peter H rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 25 2016

Fantastic golf course in fantastic surroundings. The course is always in tip top condition. We paid £34 per head for a Saturday day ticket, (for 9 players). Excellent value. The signature 'bell hole' par 3, 15th hole is one of my favourite holes of all the courses I've played, a 156 yard pitch over the stream and the out of bounds to a long horizontal, unseen green nestled in the dip below. Delightful. But that's just one of the many highlights here. The members and staff are always friendly and welcoming and my all day breakfast in the clubhouse was scrumptious. Nothing to criticize here, a really brilliant and enjoyable day out.

(Round played: Apr 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 18.9)
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John S rated 3 out of 5 - Apr 12 2016

played the course on a fine day in march and was impressed on the overall condition of fairways and greens considering how much rain we had over the winter.Well worth a visit on a nice day could be a bit wild on a windy one

(Round played: Mar 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 21.6)
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Neil Robinson rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 7 2015

Simply the finest greens in the north of England.Fantastic course,very friendly members and superb catering.All good and hard to beat.
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