Golf at Halloween | Nearby Spooks
A birdie putt from 15ft. You fancy it and to be honest, we all fancy you to make it. Yikes! Bit of a misread there. A tricky 6 footer to save par. You should have birdied this hole and you know it. All sorts of thoughts are running through your head – what happened? It’s you, the ball and the hole…not forgetting the voices inside your head and the shivers down the spine. Forget Halloween, us golfers know there’s nothing scarier than the prospect of a three putt. We’ve all been there. We’re a different breed, while others may prefer a fright this Halloween season, we get our kicks on the course! So here’s 5 golf courses near the UK & Ireland’s Most Haunted destinations.
The Dobbins Inn – 3mins from Carrick Golf Club
We’re kicking things off in Carrick. A fantastic club set along the shoreline of the Belfast lough. This won’t be the longest track you’ll tee it up on but the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards make for challenging test. Whatever the level of golfer, you’ll thouroughly enjoy your trip to the historic town of Carrickfergus.
For those chasing thrills off the course, The Dobbins Inn is a must visit. Elizabeth, is told to be a lovely lady… it’s a shame, ‘Maud’ as she is known locally, is the ghost that’s been haunting the Inn from the 15th century. Feel that icy stroke on your face? That’s Maud.
The Ostrich Inn – 9mins from Datchet Golf Club
A nine hole test, running along the River Thames. You’ll need to be on your best behaviour on your trip to Datchet GC, there may be a special someone watching you from the neighbouring Windsor Castle! Take the trip to one of the oldest golf courses in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire – you won’t regret it!
A trip to the nearby Ostrich Inn, now that’s something you might regret! The gruesome history of this old inn goes before it, where a former landlord and his wife are said to be responsible for the murder of over 60 guests! In recent times guests chasing their spooks are said to have experienced electrical interferences and cold spots in the rooms where victims were believed to be stored. Not. For. Me.
Dalhousie Castle Hotel – 8mins from Broomieknowe Golf Club
We’re heading north and crossing the border to Scotland. Founded back in 1905, Broomieknowe golf club is a true gem of Scottish golf. A magnificent parkland test just a few miles south of the capital. The fast draining sub-soil allows for play throughout the year, have fun navigating your way around the wonderfully matured trees.
The neighbouring Dalhousie Castle Hotel experiences ghostly activity so often, the Hotel now offers ghost tours on a regular basis! Movement of objects, unexplained noises and footsteps in the middle of the night the order of the day at this 13th century castle.
Jamaica Inn – 18mins from Launceston Golf Club
Off to Cornwall? Put down the pasties and tee it up at the superb Launceston Golf Club. A real treat for all visitors, measuring up at 6385yards, this par 70 track demands respect. A true test for even the most experienced.
A short drive from the track and you’ll find one the UK’s most haunted destinations. Remember the early naughties when ghost haunting went primetime with ‘Most Haunted: Live!’? After filming, the cast and crew claimed the Jamaica Inn had been one of the spookiest places they had even investigated! That’s what an unexplained noise of a horse-cart and carriage in the middle of the night will do to you!
Dalston Hall Hotel – 20mins from Eden Golf Club
Having opened in 1991, Eden Golf Club will celebrate their 30th year next year. This par 72, 6410 yard track has quickly matured to be widely regard as one of the best courses in the area. The golf is superb and the scenery is stunning, as the tree lined fairways meander through the Cumbrian woodland. A must play when in the area.
The Dalston Hall Hotel can be found approximately 9miles away. Built over 500 years ago, this ‘beautiful’ mansion has a fascinating history. Set on the northern edge of the Lake District, there have been no shortage of eerie experiences here. ‘The Handyman’, ‘Mr Fingernails’, ‘Sad Emily’ – all residents who have been sighted here over the years…that’s why we’re opting for the golf course!
So there we have it, 5 golf courses near the UK & Ireland’s Most Haunted destinations. This Halloween weekend, unlock scary good deals with Golf Now!
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