Cumbria lies to the north west of England and its main tourist attraction, the Lake District National Park, covers a sizeable acreage of this region. One of the most sparsely populated counties in England, Cumbria is predominantly mountainous with towering peaks and sparkling lakes that draw millions of visitors to the county every year.
The Cumbria Union of Golf Clubs was formed in 1910 so it has provided golf administration to local clubs for over a century now. Currently, there are 34 such clubs affiliated to the Union and, to switch to some boxing parlance, it has to be said that the county team has punched way above its weight in recent years.
Cumbria Ladies’ County Golf Association was formed in 1925 and there are currently 27 clubs affiliated to the association. Its stated aims are to further the interests of ladies’ golf, maintain the CONGU handicap system, comply with EWGA rules governing county golf administration and administer a county championship along with other associated competitions.
In a Northern Counties League consisting of seven districts – including such heavyweights as Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire – Cumbria has won the annual round robin matchplay competition between these teams twice (2002 and 2009) during the last decade.
Our Cumbria Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.