Why is the Lake District so good for golf breaks?

From beginners to professionals, more and more people are heading to the Lake District – the Keswick area in particular – for golf breaks. Comprising championship links, 18 hole courses, and pay and play nine hole options, there truly is something for everyone in this stunning part of the country.

The Lake District boasts two records when it comes to golf courses: the highest English golf course (Alston, which is 1,000 feet above sea level), and one of the oldest courses in the country in the form of Furness Golf Club – the sixth oldest course in England.

Links, heath land, park land courses… the Lake District has them all. With over 30 courses within the region, it’s no wonder so many people head to the area for a great golfing holiday.

When heading off for a golf break, it’s important to have somewhere relaxing and luxurious to stay, and that’s exactly what the Borrowdale Gates Hotel does best. Located just outside Keswick, this private four star hotel is the perfect choice for golfers, being within a 40 mile radius of no fewer than 14 golf clubs – and with the UK’s number 30 and number 80 courses just a little further away.

As well as enjoying the facilities – the AA Rosette restaurant, open logs fires, comfortable and warm bedrooms and more – golfers can enjoy special offers, such as a free round of golf at Keswick Golf Club, as well as discounted green fees at Cockermouth Golf Club. Combining luxurious accommodation with great golfing deals, Borrowdale Gates is the perfect choice for a relaxing golf break.

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