Many flock to Cumbria for its huge expanse of mountains, fells and lakes but the Lake District also offers keen golfers some fantastic quality golf courses set amongst magnificent surroundings.

Take Keswick Golf Club as an example, with its Lakeland views and superb facilities the course is sited in the valley between the mountain masses of Blencathra to the North and Clough Head in the south and is a challenging 18 hole course.

Maryport Golf course offers something different. Situated on the Solway Coast it enjoys fabulous views across the Solway Firth with panoramic views of the Scottish coastline.

And of course the championship course at Silloth must be high on any golfers' agenda. This course is a R&A qualifying course for the Open.

Take a look at our range of holiday accommodation which are situated no further than 20km from a great golf course. Many welcome day visitors and all have good facilities such as a club house serving food and buggy hire.

Grange over Sands Golf Club

Set on the coast in Grange-over-Sands this 19 hole golf course has sensational views of the surrounding woodlands, open countryside and the famous mountains of Cumbria. Tel: 01539 533180

Appleby Golf Club

Enjoying views of the Pennines, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Appleby Golf Club offers a warm welcome to all its visitors and members. The course is open throughout the year and offers a fantastic variety of meals in the clubhouse. Tel: 01768 351432

Kendal Golf Club

Easily reached from either The Lakes or The Yorkshire Dales this 18 hole golf course has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fells.

Seascale Golf Club

Seascale Golf Club is set on the Irish Sea with views over the Isle of Man, Scotland and the mountains of Cumbria. The 18 hole course is suitable for all levels and offers visitors a warm welcome with clubhouse and well stocked bar. Tel: 01946 728202.

Keswick Golf Club

Across the valley from Threlkeld is the Keswick Golf Club, this is a beautiful place to have a round of golf with stunning panoramic scenery.

Ulverston Golf Club

One of many great golf courses set on the Cumbrian coast with views over Morecambe Bay, Lakeland and the Irish Sea. Designed by HS Colt in 1924 the course offers visitors an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf. Tel: 01229 582824

Windermere Golf Club

Set in the middle of the National Park and in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, Windermere Golf Club is popular with golfers of all ages and abilities. After an exciting game you can soak up the friendly atmosphere in the bar or enjoy the stunning scenery in the restaurant.

Cockermouth Golf Course

As so often with golf courses in Cumbria Cockermouth Golf Course is blessed with spectacular views from the green.

Silloth-on-Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway is one of the top fifty golf courses in the UK and is blessed with stunning views of the Galloway Hills, Lakeland fells and the Isle of Man!

Silverdale Golf Club

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous views of Morecambe Bay and the Leighton Moss reserve this 18 hole course gives golfers a real chance to challenge themselves. Tel: 01524 701300

Alston Moor Golf Club

Renowned for being the `Highest Golf Club in England' this 18 hole course has fantastic panoramic views of the Cumbrian countryside. Just two miles south of Alston the course comprises of 132 acres of parkland, high meadows and pasture land perfect for those who enjoy a quiet game of golf. Tel: 01434 381675

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Located in the idyllic village of Barbon close to Kirkby Lonsdale this 18 hole golf course offers spectacular views of the Cumbrian countryside. Designed by Bill Squires it offers a challenging game and is a genuine test of stamina and patience. Tel: 01524 276365