Founded in 1929 the 9 Hole Course, described as the ‘hidden jewel of the West’, is a magnificent test of Golf. Set on the western shores of the Lake District, offering views of St Bees Head, the Isle of Man and the Lakeland Fells the Golf Course proves a popular attraction for the local residents and visitors.
It was under the inspiring guidance of Mr J S Boulter (Headmaster of St Bees School 1913-46) that the current golf course was designed and developed on the school grounds besides the cliffs. It is acknowledged however, that a golf course did exist on the same ground in the early 1900’s, albeit, the layout being extremely different.
In the early 1900’s we also understand that St Bees Golf Club was formed. However, it seems that when the course closed in the latter stages of the first decade so did the club. Nevertheless, once the school had developed the current course the club was reformed and without question the existence/standard of the course today owes much to the Club and its Members.
The Course continues to be a popular facility with the students that attend the historic School alongside the Clubs members, local residents and visitors. The School as well as the Club have produced a number of exceptional players over the years; some have gone on to represent the county and some even the country.
In 2008 the School developed a Golf Academy to introduce and develop the students golfing ability. Golf has grown into a popular and successful Sport taught and played by St Bees School.
Whether your a Member of the Club, a Visitor or a Student of the School we hope you find the website helpful and informative. If you have any queries/questions please do not hesitate to Contact us.
St Bees Golf Club, Peck Mill Lane, St Bees, Cumbria, CA27 0EJ