Pannal Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Pannal Golf Club Est. 1906

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Pannal Golf Club: If Lancashire can boast a fabulous array of links golf courses close to the sea, then neighbouring Yorkshire has an equally good collection of fabulous inland courses. Pannal is a strong contender to top the list of the county's "lesser known gems". Located just south of Harrogate, this wonderfully absorbing and well-presented heathland course is blessed with an excellent layout and superb views from many holes. From the early holes the magnificent Crimple Valley viaduct comes into view, although the best view of it is seen later, from the 17th green. Initially the course winds its way up the side of the valley bringing you to a flatter part of the course where many excellently tree-lined holes are blended in with more open moorland holes. Through these more open stretches, heather, gorse and grassy rough define the holes, at other times birch and pine trees provide the line. Some tee shots will feel a little tight, on other occasions, as at the glorious par-5 4th, there seems enough room to give the driver a whang and try to make the green in two. Water doesn't come into play here at Pannal, not even at the excellent collection of par-3's, but elevation changes and solid bunkering combine with the various flora to keep you on your toes. The round closes with another challenging drive at the downhill par-4 18th, and an approach to one of many flattish, well-bunkered greens, that you'll have realised are home to many mysterious slopes and borrows.

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Pannal Golf Club
Follifoot Rd, Pannal,
nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1ES
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Office   +44 (0)1423 872 628
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1423 872 620

  +44 (0)1423 870 043

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Golf Pro
David Padgett (PGA Club Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and woodland.
Designer: Sandy Herd
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6622 6459 5819
Par 72 72 74
SSS or Slope 72 71 75
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How2Get There?

13 miles N of Leeds
From the A61 / A658 roundabout just south of Harrogate, follow the A61, direction Harrogate centre. After approx 1 mile, at traffic lights, turn right into Follifoot Road. After 100 yards golf is on your right, parking on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (June thru' Oct): weekdays £60; weekends £75. [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.

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Did you know?

Pannal Golf Club has a long history of hosting top level competitions, including the English Women's Championship in 1927, the British Youth's Championship in 1975 (won by Nick Faldo), the PGA Seniors' Championship in 1985 (won by Neil Coles), and the Ladies' British Amateur in 1991 (won by Valerie Michaud of France). It is also a regional qualifying course for The Open Championship. >> An extraordinary story told in the golf club, concerns a young club member who attempted to cross the Crimple Valley viaduct by bicycle. Half way across he heard a train coming. Realising he couldn't make it across, he clung onto the side of the viaduct wall as the train rumbled past. With bicycle in hand he unfortunately lost his grip and fell. How he survived a fall from such height is beyond many people's comprehension. The fact that he won the club's 36-hole championship just two years later is the happy ending to this tale.

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Latitude: (53.957822)
Longitude: (-1.529012)
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro 4-star
Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1LB
+44 (0)1423 856 800

Created from a row of eight Georgian-styled houses that have been used as a hotel since the 1930s, Hotel du Vin Harrogate has 43 bedrooms and airy loft suites. Located close to the centre of the historic spa town, the hotel overlooks the 200-acre common, The Stray.

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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; Keighley; Bingley St Ives.
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Rudding Park Hotel & Golf UK Top 200 Hotel
Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH
+44 (0)1423 871 350

In the middle of 200-year old landscaped parkland, complete with a Martin Hawtree designed 18-hole championship golf course, Rudding Park is a smartly presented, elegant and modern hotel. The Clocktower restaurant is known throughout the area for its fine cusine.

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Golf within 5 miles Pannal; Harrogate.
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Golf within 20 miles Alwoodley; Moor Allerton; Sand Moor; Moortown; Ilkley; Keighley; Bingley St Ives.
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