Silloth on Solway Golf Experience


Tucked away in a quiet corner of northern England and on a magical sea front location, there are no modern day influences to distract you from the magnificent Silloth on Solway golf experience. This is a course that is becoming recognised as one of the UK’s best links courses, but it’s location means that not many golfers have ventured all the way to the coast just yet – something that we like to think of as a little bonus. To be completely frank, Silloth on Solway Golf Course is a pure gem.

Laid out in 1892 and designed by Scottish professional golfer David Grant, the course has over the years benefited from contributions from other classic designers. This means that it’s developed from being great to absolutely superb. And not only does it overlook the stunning Solway Firth, it’s less than a half hours drive from The Trout Hotel’s front door.


The famous Leitch sisters learnt to play here with Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (or Cecil) going on to become the best female golfer in the world. For many of our guests at The Trout, the course has been a key tourist attraction since it opened its doors with a recent review reading:

“It has charm, character, intrigue and an identity all of its own but at the same time presents the truest, and quite often, stiffest of challenges to the golfer. It’s an inspirational golf course with an endless collection of brilliant golf holes”.

The play

With it’s outstanding collection of par 3’s and very receptive greens, Silloth’s 18 hole 72 par links course is most certainly the real golfing deal. Stepping onto the greens will feel partly like a golf experience and a little like a day at the seaside. The greens are firm and fast and there are many strategically placed pot bunkers waiting for any shot that isn’t on line.

Challenges met, you can then retreat to the comfort and tranquility of The Trout Hotel to reflect on your day, with a refreshingly cold pint in hand. To find out more about our Silloth on Solway Golf Experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.