How can we not start with the Golf Courses in and around Scarborough?
Here at South Cliff Golf Club we are justly proud of our course and welcome the opportunity to share it with golfers from around the world.
The club was founded in 1903 but by the end of the First World War something major was required to improve the course and membership. A new company took over the club,and had the course was redesigned by Dr Alister Mackenzie (the designer of Augusta). The new course was officially opened in 1921 and apart from some cliff erosion and changes to Filey Road it remains very true to the original design.
The Golf Club is situated approximately one mile south of the town centre and is split by Filey Road which makes the course very distinctive with parkland holes and links style holes on the coastal side. The coastal holes all have spectacular views over the town and harbour.
So, whether you are a budding professional or an enthusiastic beginner you will find playing our course both interesting and enjoyable - we look forward to meeting you.
Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club Ltd
Phone: 01723 374737
North Cliff Golf Club, rated by many as the finest course on the coast, is situated 2 miles north of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on the coastal road to Whitby. Although mainly a parkland course, it does have a cliff top start and finish. Stunning views of both the North Bay and Castle make this James Braid designed course both a delight and a challenge to play at any time of the year. If you are simply looking to take a short golfing break or perhaps just to play one round of golf, then North Cliff is the perfect venue.
At 6493 yards with a SSS 72 North Cliff is testing for the low handicap player, yet is enjoyable for the mid to high handicap golfer.
The club has a resident professional with a well-stocked shop and full catering and bar facilities to make your day complete.
Secretary : Mr John Barnfather
Scarborough North Cliff
North Cliff Avenue,
Scarborough YO12 6PP
Filey Golf Club was established in 1897. The original course was situated on land to the north of this fine old East Yorkshire fishing town. The course moved to its present site on the south side of town two years later.
The design of the "new links" is credited to James Braid and examples of his design features can be seen on the course. It has been suggested that Dr. Alister Mackenzie, during his period of residence in Leeds, made amendments to the original design.
During his period as club professional at nearby Ganton, Harry Vardon would often play challenge matches over the Filey Course with his fellow Channel Islander Fred Beck, the Filey Club Professional.
The course has been modified over the years to take into account modern technology but still retains the original Braid layout.
The purchase of adjoining land has allowed the club to incorporate a 9 hole short course into its facilities. This new "Academy" course is still being developed but is proving popular with beginners and visitors who do not wish to play the main course.
The old clubhouse has been replaced with a modern building to cater for the needs of members and visitors. The welcome you receive at Filey Golf Club has not changed over the years. We hope you will continue to visit our fine Club and Course.
Filey Golf Club
Tel:- 01723 513293
Whitby Golf Club is situated on the western side of the town on the road to the pretty coastal village of Sandsend and has a commanding position on the edge of the cliffs
There are wonderful views along the coast, north-westward over the picturesque bay of Sandsend to Kettleness, south-eastward over the harbour with the Abbey Ruins set in relief and inland over the rolling panorama of the North Yorks Moors.
It is the ideal type of holiday course, not too long or difficult for the moderate player provided a reasonable degree of accuracy is achieved.
"Wild hitters" can be severely punished, as some of the hazards are quite unusual. The most striking is the wild cleft in the Cliffs known as "Upgang Ravine" which has to be driven when playing the 6th and 18th holes
The degree of driving difficulty on many an occasion is decided by the prevailing wind which may come from either the North Sea or the moors.
Tel: 01947 600660/602768
Bridlington Golf Club or Belvedere as it is often called was founded in 1905. The club is sited on the A165 South of the Town with quite magnificent views of the Bay.
It is an easy walking, 6638 yard course, with some of the finest greens in the area. The presentation of the course is excellent. With thousands of trees screening the fairways, six water features and many well-positioned bunkers, it offers a challenge to the discerning golfer.
In recent years the fairways have been made tighter and the irrigation improved by the planting of some 3,000 trees and six water features. Environmentally the amount of wildlife has increased while still maintaining the smell of salt water and breathtaking panoramic views.
The presentation of the course is outstanding with some of the finest greens in the area. On the doglegged holes the new trees have increased the difficulty and a long drive is necessary to obtain a clear view for the approach shot.
The clubhouse was formally Hilderthorpe Hall and after recent refurbishing boasts the entire modern comforts together with excellent food and friendly staff.
Bridlington Golf Club
OFFICE: 01262 606367
CLUBHOUSE: 01262 672092
OLIVER'S MOUNT AND THE MERE (Approximately 4 miles)
Over looking the southern part of the town is Oliver’s Mount, which is 500 feet above sea level and from which you can obtain a breathtaking view of Scarborough. It has an impressive War Memorial, the column rising to 75½ feet. The former name of the hill was Weaponness and its present name may be derived from the mistaken belief that Oliver Cromwell placed batteries on it during the siege of the Castle.
To reach Oliver’s Mount, leave the railway station on A165 road to Cayton and Filey, cross the long and impressive Valley Bridge, which is about 70 feet above the beautiful Valley Park, and continue up Ramshill Road past the traffic lights, turning to the right at Mountside.
SCALBY CUT TO HACKNESS (Approximately 8 miles)
This can be started from the bus stop at the Rosette Inn on the Scarborough to Whitby road. Follow the sign to Hackness bearing right at the crossroads, and immediately before the river bridge leave the road by the stile on the left-hand side. Follow the riverbank for about 2½ miles, through trees and then open country. On the left can be seen Raincliffe Woods and on the right the flat hill tops of the Suffield area. Another road is reached, and turning right, walk along the road to Hackness.
At the War Memorial and Village turn right to Scalby. Soon may be seen an ornamental lake in the grounds of Hackness Hall, seat of Lord Derwent, and then the gates and Hall set in parklands. Climb to the hamlet of Suffield, and descend with magnificent views to Scalby, where there is a frequent bus service to Scarborough Hackness Hall was built by Peter Atkinson, pupil of John Carr of York, in 1795. The church was built on the site of a small convent and is early English with several Norman arches. It contains parts of a Saxon Cross.
BURNISTON, SILPHO MOORS AND HACKNESS (Approximately 8 miles to Hackness)
Start from the bus stop at Wood’s Garage, Bean’s Corner, Burniston. Turn down a side-road, leading west, then south west, follow sign posts pointing to Hackness - the road climbs gradually. Pass straight ahead over two sets of crossroads, the second bears a sign pointing to Suffield - this should be followed. The road is now quite steep leading to the top of the moor. Looking back when the top is reached the coast can be seen.
Now, turn right for a short way and sharp right again onto a track skirting the top of an old quarry, known as Cumboots Quarry; passing an ordnance survey triangulation point, continue along the hill edge.
After about two miles this track leads out onto a road, which runs up the steep side of the hill. The continuation of the track can be clearly seen; following this for a mile another road is reached at the top of the hill known as Reasty Bank - from here are magnificent views.
Cross the road, enter by a gate onto a Forestry Commission track. After a few yards turn left, then keep straight on over a junction. The track soon leads downwards into a valley, called Whisperdale. Pass to the left of a farm, then cross a stream: walking with this stream now on your left, continue down the valley. After crossing another bridge a narrow road is reached - this is Lowdale. After about a mile, Hackness School and Church are reached. There is a very infrequent bus service so the walk should be timed to fit in with this.
SCALBY MILLS, BURNISTON BAY AND CLOUGHTON WYKE (Approximately 7 miles to Cloughton)
This walk starts from Scalby Mills, at the extreme end of the North Bay (bus from Scarborough). Cross the footbridge over Scalby Beck and follow the coastal path north passing Jackson’s Bay to Burniston Bay. This walk (of approximately 4 miles) can be concluded by taking the road from the cliff top into Burniston village where there is a frequent bus service to Scarborough. Alternatively, continue northwards along the cliff path to Cloughton Wyke, then take the road to Cloughton village (bus to Scarborough).
FORGE VALLEY WALK (Approximately 3½ miles)
Take a bus to West Ayton. Beyond the river bridge, turn right up Yedmandale Road and take the second on the right ‘Castle Rise’. This will bring you to a footpath, which passes the ruins of Ayton Castle. The path continues on the left and follows the riverbank up Forge Valley. It is possible, at two points, to cross the river by footbridge and return to East Ayton on the path by the roadway. Forge Valley is owned by Scarborough Borough Council.
FALSGRAVE PARK AND JACOB’S LADDER (Approximately 3 miles)
Walk along Falsgrave Road (west from the railway station), turn left into Seamer Road (A.64). The fifth turning on the right is Springhill Road, which leads into Falsgrave Park. This park is about thirteen acres in extent and rises to a point from which an excellent view of the Mere and Oliver’s Mount is obtained.
Keep to the west side of the park, climbing by paths and steps to the top, and down a narrow path to crossroads. Leave one road on the left, and follow a narrow road, which soon begins to rise. Proceed through a swing gate into a field. A path leads across this to the bottom of a wood and steps - ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. At the top of the wood the walker has attained a height of five hundred feet above sea level.
The path passes along the left-hand side of a pine plantation and soon joins the Ayton Road. Turn right to Scarborough, where it is possible to board a bus at the end of Sandybed Lane.