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Ganton Golf Club, Scarborough

Golf Course
One of the world's top 100 courses. Firm fast greens & deep bunkers typify this inland links that's nestled between the North York Moors & the Yorkshire Wolds in stunning scenery. It has been host to the Ryder, Walker & Curtis Cups, in addition to numerous other top professional & amateur tournaments.

What style is the course at Ganton Golf Club?

Stretching to over 7,000 yards off the Championship tees, the course typifies the best in links & heathland golf. Accuracy off the tee is vital to avoid the bunkers that guard the tiger line off the tee. Bump & run golf is the order of the day for approach shots. Firm fast greens with subtle breaks will test players' putting skills. The rough is to be avoided and if encountered, the direct route back to the fairway is invariably the sensible option.

What is the feature hole?

The 16th is framed in front from the tee, with a backdrop of gorse, the clubhouse & the North York Moors. An accurate drive is long and on the right side of the fairway to benefit from the slopes that will kick it forward and leave a mid to short iron into the green. Go too far left and players will need to manufacture a shot round the tree that guards that side of the hole. Avoid the bunkers that guard against wayward approach shots and one will be on a high green that slopes front to back and off at either side. Easy 4!

What sort of course features can the player expect?

Bunkers are a key feature at Ganton, both in size and positioning. They vary from pot bunkers to rivals to Hells Half Acre. Accuracy of the tee is vital to avoid well placed drive bunkers. The greens are everything one would expect from an inland links - firm, fast & true all year round.

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Golf Course Details: 18 Holes, 6724yds, Par 73 SSS 73

Green Fees: Mon to Fri 18 holes £100, Day £130. Weekend & BH 18 holes £130, Day £150. Twilight (Mon to Fri after 4pm) £50.

Visitor Information: Visiting golfers are welcome to play at Ganton and tee times are normally available both during the week and at weekends. Times are however, subject to availability and visitors must always make arrangements in advance to play. Ganton is a challenging Championship Course and not suited to players beginners. Dress on the Course: Metal or soft spikes are allowed. Conventional golf wear is required and tailored shorts may be worn with knee length socks. (Short sports socks are not permitted.) Denim jeans, collarless shirts and training shoes are not permitted on the course or in the Clubhouse. Dress in the Clubhouse: Smart casual wear is allowed in the all rooms but the Vardon & Dining Rooms which are jacket & tie only. Mobile Telephones: Not permitted on the course or in the Clubhouse. Essential calls should be made from inside of your car.

Societies Information: Welcome by arrangement.

Founded Date: 1891

Designed By: 1891 Tom Chisholm, 1893 Tom Dunn, 1905 Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, JH Taylor, James Braid, H Hilton, CK Hutchinson, 1907, 1911 & 1931 Harry Colt, 1912, 1920 Alister McKenzie, 1934 Tom Simpson, 1948 & 1952 CK Cotton, 1963 Frank Pennick

Catering: Snack meals are available throughout the day. Lunch is served from 12 noon and visitors wishing to take lunch are requested to advise the catering staff before play. Evening meals can be arranged with the Caterer but at least 48 hours notice is required.

Pro Shop: Yes

Clubs For Hire: Yes

Cart Hire: Yes

Driving Range: Yes


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Ganton Golf Club, Station Road, Ganton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, ScarboroughYO12 4PA, United Kingdom

Situated close to the A64, the main road between York and Scarborough. For SatNav users, the postcode is YO12 4PA.

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