Undulating Ulverston


Ulverston Golf Club

Ulverston Golf Club

Date Reviewed
July 4, 2023
Reviewed by Ed Battye
Ulverston is a lovely South Cumbrian wooded-parkland course with some sloping fairways and high quality greens.

The Club was founded back in 1895 but moved to its current site in 1910 before Harry Colt redesigned the course in the 1920's.

Today the course plays to 6,264 yards and is a par 71.

The first two drives on the course are fairly innocuous - semi-blind over the brow of the fairway but after this there are some really nice inviting tee-shots. The exception to this comes at the terrifying 17th where we are faced with an old quarry wall with a marker post on top of it. The uphill carry to the fairway is probably less than 100-yards but it is a nerve-wracking tee-shot nonetheless.

The standout feature of Ulverston are without doubt the greens. The complexes are very good and fit their surrounds very well. The condition of the surfaces were also first class on my visit with a really nice pace to them.

The bunkering is also done very well for the most part although there were a few that didn't quite work for me including the trio down the left side of the par-five 11th.

The routing is excellent and takes us to all four corners of the property in a thoughtful manner.

As you might expect in this part of the world there are some magnificent views on display too although the wooded nature of the course does mean that they are not all revealed in their full glory. The vista out to Morecambe Bay is special though and the surrounding Cumbria Fells make this a very tranquil and picturesque place to play golf.

I've played a lot of inland Cumbrian courses recently and whilst Ulverston may not top the lot it is in the mix alongside Carlisle, Brampton, Windermere, Appleby and Penrith.

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