Harrogate Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Harrogate Golf Club Est. 1892

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Harrogate Golf Club: Although many golf courses in this part of Yorkshire are undulating and moorland in character, Harrogate bucks the trend. Here you will find a more refined, parkland style layout, which has existed on the same site for well over one hundred years. Most of this very well presented course is relatively flat, with the inner front-nine loop enclosed by the anti-clockwise outer ring of the back-nine. The majority of holes are pleasantly, but not too densely lined with a wonderful variety of trees, both young and old, large and small. Water is seldom an issue here, but wayward drives, especially on some of the tighter holes, will invariably need a careful shot back out of the tree-line onto the fairway - and usually a shot dropped ! If water is not much in evidence, then excellent bunkering most definitely is. Small earthmounds also play their part in adding to the challenges around the delightfully "MacKenziean" greens (subtly undulating and not overly large plateaus, raised from front to back with tricky bunkers on either side). Occupying one of the few undulating areas of the course, the par-3 12th signature hole, designed by MacKenzie in 1910, is played from a raised multi-level tee. The green, wonderfully defended by four bunkers, is a tough read for the most experienced golfers. Although not overly long at 6241 yards from the back-tees, Harrogate is a course of immense charm that will give golfers of all abilities a very pleasant and challenging round.

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The Harrogate Golf Club
Forest Lane Head,
Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7TF
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Office   +44 (0)1423 862 999
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1423 862 547
Fax

  +44 (0)1423 860 073

Email   secretary@harrogate-gc.co.uk
Website   www.harrogate-gc.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, open countryside and residential.
 
Designer: Original layout designed by Sandy Herd. Many others, including Dr Alister MacKenzie, designed later course improvements.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6241 6092 5711
Par 69 69 72
SSS or Slope 70 69 73
 
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How2Get There?

20 miles NE of Leeds
From the centre of Harrogate follow signs for the A59, direction Knaresborough. After approx 3 miles (1 mile before Knaresborough) golf is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): weekdays £45; weekends £50. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good. This long and narrow practice ground will sharpen-up your straight hitting, especially with woods and long-irons.
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Did you know?

Harrogate Golf Club moved to its current site in 1898. Previous to that its members played on a nine-hole course on land which now forms the western end of Oakdale Golf Club. The current location was formerly part of the ancient forest of Knaresborough.

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Location

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Latitude: (54.004454)
Longitude: (-1.490560)
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Dower House Hotel 3-star
Bond End, Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG5 9AL
+44 (0)1423 863 302
www.bwdowerhouse.co.uk

This attractive 15th century house / Best Western hotel stands in pleasant gardens on the western outskirts of Knaresborough.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Harrogate; Pannal.
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Golf within 20 miles Alwoodley; Moor Allerton; Sand Moor; Moortown; Ilkley.
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The Majestic Hotel 4-star
Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2HU
+44 (0)1423 700 300
www.paramount-hotels.co.uk

The Paramount Majestic is a grand Victorian hotel set in 12 acres of landscaped grounds and is centrally located within walking distance of Harrogate Town Centre.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Harrogate; Pannal.
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Golf within 20 miles Alwoodley; Moor Allerton; Sand Moor; Moortown.
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