One of my favorite courses in the world is Cruden Bay. It’s quirky, unpredictable, scenic and just plain fun. All those adjectives apply equally to Silloth on Solway. All but one green (# 9) offer a variety of approach shots. And don’t be put off by blind shots on the first four holes. Remember how much you enjoyed the miniature golf windmill hole…….the thrill of darting the length of the hole to see where your shot ended up? You’ll find the same experience in the numerous blind shots at Silloth. Some see these as a detriment and I acknowledge that is so if one is thinking of placing a course among the world’s top dozen or two. Likewise, its lack of strategic challenges from the tee keeps Silloth out of that esteemed group. But my first round here was one of the most fun golf experiences of my life. It can be a long drive, but it was worth every minute in the car from Southport.
Date: May 17, 2019