Furness Golf Club

Furness Golf Club



Founded in 1872, come and play a piece of  golfing history.

This fine links course runs parallel to the Irish Sea on the west coast of Walney Island, which is joined to the mainland at Barrow-in-Furness by the Jubilee Bridge. From the majestic peaks of the Lakeland hills to the sparkling waters of Morecambe Bay, panoramic views greet the eye on every tee.

Founded in 1872 by migrant Scottish workers from Dundee, as a 6-hole course on Biggar Bank the course was later extended to a 9-hole and then developed into a 18-hole course. The first clubhouse was an old deck cabin, off one of the old Clan liners, which was placed at Sandy Gap Lane. The erection of the bridge across Walney Channel in 1908, replacing the ferry, added to the attraction of the club for an ever-widening public and plans for a new Clubhouse were put in hand.

Furness Golf Club

Building was about to commence when the 1914-18 war broke out and the fate of building a new home hung in the balance. It was decided, after careful consideration, to hasten the completion and the new building was opened on the 8th January 1916 by Harry Vardon, the then Open Champion. Harry Vardon played two exhibition games partnered by a well-known amateur, Alan Lincoln. In the morning foursomes against two locals players, J Grant & H Leslie, Harry Vardon and his partner lost 4 & 3 in an 18 hole match. In the afternoon Vardon & Lincoln won the second match by 6 and 4 to level the matches.

From the majestic peaks of the Lakeland hills to the sparkling waters of Morecambe Bay panoramic views greet the eye on every tee. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Man on the sea’s horizon. But the weather can be capricious. Play two rounds on Furness and, with the vagaries of the prevailing west wind, by the end of the day you may believe you have played two different courses.

Whether the hills are wearing a covering of white on a clear frosty day or the summer heat haze dazzles on the water, playing Furness always creates an unforgettable memory. On the westernmost of the Cumbrian peninsulas your Furness experience awaits.

Membership: Are you looking to join a Golf Club?

Why not consider joining the friendliest club in the area. A warm welcome awaits you at Furness Golf Club, where our aim is to provide a challenging course which may be enjoyed by all golfers.

Visitors to Furness Golf Club are afforded a warm welcome

Visitors are welcome to Furness Golf club throughout the week and can look forward to an excellent round, followed by some of our excellent catering.

Good Food & Service in a Friendly Surrounding

With wonderful views across the water, a varied menu and great service, it’s the perfect location to meet for business or pleasure.

Here at Furness Golf Club we pride ourselves that we can offer a superb range of catering options delivered by our friendly staff. Whatever the event – Christening, Wedding, Special Birthday, Anniversary, Funeral, Charity Night or Conference, Furness Golf Club provides the perfect setting for the occasion and we will strive to make your function memorable.

Away from the course, the Clubhouse awaits member and visitor alike. The well appointed Clubhouse’s focal point is a comfortable lounge and bar which provide a friendly ambience. The adjoining snooker room offers a change from the day’s golf.

Bar meals, lunches and dinners are available from an extensive menu and can be taken either in the lounge or in the upstairs dining room which gives the diner picturesque views across the course and out to sea.

Competitions aimed at players of all standards

Our men’s, ladies and junior sections offer a full competition fixture list aimed at players of all standards. We also run several Open events and have a varied social calendar.

Accept the challenge…Come to Furness


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