Lancashire golf holiday
26th January 2016
Interested in fitting a few games of golf into your Moss Wood caravan holiday? Thanks to Moss Wood’s premier Cockerham location, you won’t have to travel far to sample the many golfing delights the area has to offer. Here, we outline five of the best Lancashire golf courses to be found within 10 miles of our touring and private caravan holiday home park. Enjoy!
Golf courses in Lancashire
The golf course nearest to Moss Wood is, conveniently, also widely regarded as the best in the region. Designed by the UK’s greatest golf course architect (and five times Open Champion) James Braid back in 1932, it will challenge intermediate and experienced golfers alike with its two loops of nine holes and a par of 71.
Add to this stunning views over the Lakeland Hills, Lune Estuary and Trough of Bowland, a historic 14th Century clubhouse, and a city centre location, and it’s easy to see why Lancaster Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the finest Lancashire golf courses around.
Distance from Moss Wood: 5.4 miles
Describing itself as one of the friendliest Lancashire golf courses about, Ashton Golf Centre is home to an easy walking nine-hole golf course and 10-bay covered driving range, making it a great choice for novice and experienced players alike.
The atmosphere is relaxed and informal – you will find no dress code here, and there’s no need to book ahead. The clubhouse serves drinks and hot snacks, and also offers free Wi-Fi, meaning that you can check your emails while you enjoy the balcony views across the course.
Distance from Moss Wood: 5.5 miles
Play a game at Forrest Hills and enjoy a chance to explore one of the most scenic Lancashire golf courses about – its 80 acres span woodland, a lake and a river. And, with a par of 39, this 11-hole course combines open fairways with challenging features, making it fun for all skill levels.
No need to book ahead at this family-owned course; simply leave your green fee in the honesty box in the free car park. The course is open all day, every day, 365 days a year.
Distance from Moss Wood: 7.6 miles
Garstang Golf Centre
This 18-hole golf course is suited to both casual and more experienced golfers, and is playable all year round. It has a par of 68, and a flowing landscape that ensures the going never gets too tough on the legs.
In addition, Garstang Golf Centre offers some of the finest Lancashire golfing facilities around, including a floodlit driving range, fitting zone, short game practice zone, indoor and outdoor putting greens, a pro shop and coaching. Golfers also have access to the excellent Garstang clubhouse and its bar and restaurant.
Distance from Moss Wood: 8.5 miles
Knott End Golf Club
Another of James Braid’s designs, Knott End Golf Club‘s 18-hole golf course is truly a golf course of two halves. The first nine holes run alongside the River Wyre, offering fantastic pastoral views over towards Morecambe Bay and the Bowlands Hills. The next nine holes, meanwhile, pass through tree-lined fairways and through stunning countryside.
Players of all abilities will enjoy this highly playable Lancashire golf course, not to mention its nautical-themed clubhouse, which serves drinks and bar meals and has a reputation for hospitality to newcomers.
Distance from Moss Wood: 9.5 miles
As you can see, Moss Wood is indeed the ideal base for a golf holiday in Lancashire, no matter your ability level. So now there’s no excuse not to tee off this holiday!
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