A interesting 10 holer


Sedbergh Golf Club

Sedbergh Golf Club

Date Reviewed
July 5, 2023
Reviewed by Ed Battye
I stumbled across Sedbergh Golf Club on the way home from a visit to play Penrith in Cumbria.

Sedbergh is situated between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and as you can imagine the countryside setting for the golf course is very scenic and peaceful.

Golf at Sedbergh dates back to the 1896 but the current course was constructed in 1991.

The layout is quite interesting because there are 10 holes on the course. Let me explain. On your front nine, after playing the 4th hole you continue to play the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th (as you would expect!). However on the back nine after playing holes 10, 11, 12 and 13 (the same as 1-4 on the front nine) you then play the 14th which is a hole we did not get to play the first time round. You then play from the 15th tee to the same green as the 5th although the teeing area is a long way from the 5th tee! To make sure you do not play 19 holes the 9th hole is not played a second time on the back nine!

It all sounds a bit confusing (and it is a little bit) and by the time you read this things may have changed as they the Club are in the process of altering the routing!

The course itself has a few nice holes. The first is a cute 260-yard par-four played around a corner to a sunken green whilst the second is a pretty little thing played over a river. The third is largely forgettable except for the picturesque backdrop of a bridge. Holes 4 to 8 (including the extra 14th) are mostly played in a meadow but the greens are relatively interesting.

It is a shame we only play the 9th once because this is a fine one-shotter played back towards the attractive clubhouse.

Sedbergh isn't a course you would go out of your way to play but if you are in the area or looking for a tranquil nine(ten)-holer to break up a journey whilst heading up or down the M6 then it is a viable option.

The overall par for the 18 holes is 70 and the yardage is a modest 5,863 from the white tees.

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