Ulverston is one of the most picturesque courses in Cumbria, if not the country. Offering spectacular views over the Lake District and Morecambe Bay the setting of the course is only topped by the fantastic condition of the greens and fairways throughout the summer months.
At 6,300 yards Ulverston offers a test of golf for all abilities, providing challenge with its undulating fairways, well placed bunkers and intricate greens. To add to this, it is further protected by a frequently swirling breeze that more often than not blows into your face during the first 3 holes, requiring golfers to be accurate tee to green in order to start the round well. This theme continues through to the 7th hole where the course begins to open up a little more and accurate iron play will be rewarded with birdies granted your putting stroke is a good one.
The back nine is home to two relatively short par 5's in 11 and 13 which offer two good chances for birdie in the middle of the round. However the strong, uphill par 3 14th marks the start of a closing stretch that requires consistent ball striking to navigate blemish free. Semi-blind tee shots await at 15, 17 and 18, accompanied by incredible views of the surrounding areas.
All-in-all Ulverston is an excellently maintained and consistent golf course hidden in the South Lakes that deserves more visitors than the location provides, but maybe that's a good thing. A picturesque location complimented by plush fairways and immaculate greens makes Ulverston a MUST visit if you are in the area.
Date: September 30, 2020