Since David Grant laid Silloth golf course out in 1892 over the linksland west of the docks it has been a key tourist attraction. Over the years the course has evolved, with contributions from two great classic designers Dr Alister MacKenzie and Willie Park Junior.
A number of blind holes still remain, architecturally-incorrect in the modern era, but a source of uncertainty, surprise and occasional delight to successive generations of members and visitors. Some of the original sandy wastes remain as heroic hazards, but the course is mostly clad in mature dune flora that is ideal for presenting the great challenge of links golf. Three holes are typical.
The elevated tee on the par 3 Ninth looks down on a small island green with a steep fall to the right, protected to the front and side by an array of deep bunkers that demand an accurate shot from anything between a wedge and three iron, depending on the wind.
This event is held over 2 days – the best score from either day will count.
The competition format is Pairs better ball stableford played off 75% handicap. The winners from each event are invited to the competition week on the Costa del Sol in November 2019 or February 2020, which includes a 3 night stay including Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf.
You must be a member of The Golf Guide Tour Membership to win the trip to Spain and have a current CONGU handicap to win any of the top three prizes.
To protect the integrity of our events and in line with the recommendations on England Golf, we do notify all home clubs of the players away day scores and we have adopted a general play rule which will see handicap adjustments for all pairs scoring 42 points or above. For further information, please see our T&C’s.
Due to the increased popularity of the events, a non-refundable £15 deposit per person is required to secure your place. Any cancellations made within 7 days of the event will be liable for full payment.
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If you play in 4 or more Golf Guide Tour Events in 2019, you will automatically enter the Race to Fancourt. The Top 10 pairs on the leaderboard, after the last event at Notts Hollinwell will then be invited to the UK final – the winners on the day will receive a 7 day trip to Fancourt, South Africa courtesy of Chaka Travel.