Ganton Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Ganton Golf Club, North Yorkshire is an 18 hole, par 72, (6935 yard), private, inland links golf course designed by Tom Chisholm in 1891.

Contact Information

Station Road, Ganton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4PA United Kingdom

Tel: 01944 710329 | Fax: 01944 710922

Website: http://www.gantongolfclub.com

Golf Pro: Gary Brown | Tel: 01944 710260

Contact/Secretary: Richard Penley-Martin

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £85.00 per round & £100.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £100.00 per round & £115.00 per day *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6935 yards | Private | Inland Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, golf course.

Visitors: County cards taken Monday to Friday after 2.30pm & the green fee is £55

Twilight Rate from 4pm at a green fee of £50

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24

Location: http://www.gantongolfclub.com/location.shtml

Designed by: Tom Chisholm

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Ganton Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.87

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 28
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4.83 ... Overall Rating
4.87 ... The Course
4.62 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.48 ... VFM
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28 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 10 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Impenetrable gorse abounds within the open nature of the heathland. There are few trees other than those on the boundaries; with plenty of space the original open character of the terrain has been retained. As to the bunkers, Ganton has few peers; the player who is bunkered is punished for his error. In an age when golf designers are making bunkers less penal, this is a welcome feature.


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Martyn W rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 1 2017

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Brilliant sunshine, course simply fantastic, tough large greens, want to play again having sampled in once and know how best to play it, great day out

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 7.5)
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Telis S rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 29 2017


An outstanding course which was a delight to play. It a shame my short game failed me. Plenty of gorse bushes and the deepest 120 bunkers I've seen on a course. The tees were well laid and all is very highly maintained. Green were so good and the best course I've played. The club house has a history of golf and the place has some real golfing pedigree and quality which is reflected in its tee prices.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 109 Handicap: 17.5)
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Adam S rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 28 2016

Great course fantastic conditions highly recommend

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 20.2)
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Chris B rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 21 2016

Played at this club in an open competition and In one word, superb. Practice facilities top notch, friendly welcome in clubhouse and shop. The course itself is probably one of the best I have played in the UK. Well defined and manicured fairways. Greens true, not too quick but still tricky to read. A Mass of bunkers around the place, avoid at all costs for sure. Some great holes, especially dogleg par 4 finish. Fairly easy walk around, mostly on the flat. Got to be on any golfers hit list, will be back hopefully

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 3.7)
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Scarborough rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 13 2016

Ganton golf course is class and should be on any golfers bucket list. Excellent course , helpful staff & friendly members.
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Victor S rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 23 2016

A great course. One of the toughest I have played. Up there as one of my top 10 golfing experiences. Paul gave a great welcome and was very helpful throughout our visit.
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David F rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 8 2016

will be one of my best courses I have played
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 3 2016


fantastic trup up to ganton. lovely course and the people working there were brilliant. so welcoming!

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 92 Handicap: 15.7)
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Fraser C rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 3 2016



(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: )
Expectationally tough course. Really punished missed shots. You can loose a ball in the first cut. Requires thinks at all times no blasting the driver on this one
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Callum D rated 5 out of 5 - May 28 2016


Fantastic course, great welcome all round!
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: 12.8)
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Alistair W rated 4 out of 5 - May 26 2016


This was a very very hard course. Rained all day and wind was strong. I lost it half way down the back nine and developed a shank, but felt I shot a 60 on a course so hard.

(Round played: Oct 2013 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12.9)
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Martin H rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 21 2015

Without any doubt, the best couse I have played in the UK. Outstanding welcome, course, and facilities. Given the time of the year, the course was in fantastic condition.
Was spoken to by the Captain, his wife and Vice captain during lunch. Very warm welcome.
Get this course on your "bucket list" to play !!

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 14.8)
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David N rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 23 2015


Played on the twilight rate (£45 after 4 oclock). Its a tough layout but its a lovely place to be and a priviledge to play such a highly rated course. Not sure there could be any more bunkers on a course and they are truely penal.
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 95 Handicap: 22.3)
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Judy O rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 17 2015

I had visited the course before to watch a home international but yesterday my husband took me there to play a twilight round. It was spectacular. Such a wonderful cleverly designed course. The design really forces you to think through your shots. It certainly isnt a course where you stand on each tee and just reach for the driver. There are hundreds of very deep, very large and very carefully placed bunkers and if you can pick your way around them you can certainly put together a really nice round. If you do get in a bunker be prepared to sometimes come out sideways and backwards no matter what your level is. Some of those babies are impossible to get out forward if you are close to the face.
On the facilities front we were welcomed warmly by the staff and were offered drinks after the round by members. Very down to earth people and super friendly.
If you get the chance you must play this course. twilight rate of £45 was very good.
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Graham F rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 12 2015

This is a MUST Play Golf Course, The Layout is superb, and the hazards are punishing, but you come off feeling you have played one of the bast courses in the Country. The reason I did not Give an Excellent for the Couse was simply in the Bunkers there are alot of Stones, and if you are not careful you could damage your club face. but good course management and you can shoot a good score.
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David F rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 30 2015


best course you could play but stay out of the bunkers

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 96 Handicap: 14.8)
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Paul, Rotherham rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 1 2014

This is one of the best course in the UK - some people do not prefer links type golf but that's how golf was invented and intended to be played - not American target golf - this is golf in the truest tradition on a fabulous course, well appointed club and friendly staff. Good value - you get what you pay for.
Score 91 handicap 18
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Ben R rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 28 2014

What a great course, you need to be on your A game to score well round here. Avoiding the bunkers are key, some of them you could hide a double-decker bus. I played on a windy day and it was a great test of golf. You can see why so many events have been held here over the years! Awesome experience
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Barrie C rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 14 2014

Think you can play your own course well, the be prepare to have your ass kicked, as I did playing this course on a windy day. No wonder it has held the likes of the Walker Cup etc and the clubhouse has passed recognisable names who have played big event there on the walls.

(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 106 Handicap: 16.8)
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Peter B rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 14 2014

keeping out of the v/deep bunkers is key to a good score fairways and greens excellent greens had been spiked still got a true roll with all the bad weather we have had.The rough was not to bad after the first cut

(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 105 Handicap: 20)
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