Carlisle Golf Club was founded in 1908 with the original layout being designed by Mr Theodore Moon. In 1944 renowned golf course architect McKenzie Ross was responsible for remodelling the course and the maintenance of the existing practice facilities.
The course is Par 71 (73 for Ladies) with tree lined fairways and many memorable holes. Many regard Carlisle as one of, if not the finest inland course in Cumbria. The course presents a tough challenge to the proficient golfer whilst not being fiendishly difficult for the higher handicappers. The status of the Course is augmented by a reputation for having magnificent greens and well manicured fairways.
Only three of the eleven par fours on the card play in excess of 400 yards from the back tees with the 289-yard 5th hole probably rated the best two-shot hole on the property. You’ll also find a fine set of par threes here at holes 2, 4, 13 and 17. The 13th is a cracking par-3 through an avenue of timber to a small, two-tiered green while another key hole is the 11th, a 90-degree tree-lined dog-leg and a ditch thrown in for good measure. A hybrid off the tee and 8-iron into the green should do the job… but it’s a tricky proposition.