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Drax Golf Club

Price Guide: ££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

Opened in 1990, Drax Golf Club is a private course managed on a \'not-for-profit\' owned by its members. This enables us to provide affordable golf, on a high-quality golf course.

Other holes | Par 68 | 5391 yards | Private | Parkland

Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £12.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information

We welcome visitors but they must be accompanied by a member unless by prior arrangement. Or book a tee time: www.draxgolfclub.com/book

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Contact Information

Address: Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8PQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01757 617228

Website: http://www.draxgolfclub.com/

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Drax Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.12

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 40
Average Ratings
4.20 ... Overall Rating
4.24 ... The Course
4.53 ... Course Cond.
4.11 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.46 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.00 ... Pace of play
4.53 ... Hospitality.
3.80 ... Prac. Facil.
4.14 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

40 ratings & 31 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1109 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2020

What the club says: Set in a very attractive woodland area in the North Yorkshire District of Selby, Drax Golf Club is a real hidden gem!

The layout of the course makes it manageable for a beginner, ideal for the casual golfer, but still offers a difficult challenge even for the more skilful players because of its narrow fairways, variety of trees, hazards and testing greens which are renowned in the Yorkshire area.



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Reviewed Jun 27 2021 by Sam W - rated 4 out of 5
Course plays well, however there tends to be some very ignorant folk playing - Zipping balls around you with no shout, dont bother ringing any bells, loud around the course/poor golfing etiquette. 3 out of the 4 times I have been sadly.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 94 Handicap: 27.6)
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Reviewed Apr 3 2021 by James J - rated 3 out of 5

Enjoyed it again, friendly and quirky

Second time we?ve played here as a society and it is one of the friendliest courses in the area. Always enthusiastic and helpful people on site to start your day off nicely. Course was exactly the same with the same issues around playing some holes twice but it didn?t really impact too much. The free drop GUR around makes some holes too easy and the greens were a bit uneven in places. Overall another enjoyable experience and we will return I am sure !
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Reviewed Jul 6 2020 by mick f/Doncaster - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden Gem

I Took my society of 20 players to drax and i can honestly say that this place is becoming one of my favourite places to play ,The members are so friendly every time I visit i feel welcomed and the course just speaks for itself the greens are amazing and there are some well laid out holes with number 4 being my favourite.This is super value so give them a try.
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Reviewed Jun 18 2020 by James J - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course, could be better

We had been recommended to this course and as we were mid COVID rules, we thought we would try it. The staff there were so helpful and really welcoming. The course itself was really nice, but there is a large amount of GUR close to the fairways which is a free drop and makes it too easy on some holes as you can smash the ball anywhere and its a free drop. Some holes you play twice which resulted in some near misses as the different tee positions for the same hole arent necessarily looking at each other (if you are new the course). Having said that, some lovely holes and on a blazing hot day it suited our needs. Although I enjoyed it, I probably won't play it again.
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Reviewed May 27 2020 by Lee Coates - rated 4 out of 5
Played after a very dry spell of weather and have to say the greens were the best I've played on all year and the rest of the course was in nothing short of exceptional condition.
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Reviewed May 26 2020 by Duncan - Selby - rated 4 out of 5
The course is in very good condition and challenging as mostly tight with some blind greens. A bit of a bottleneck at times but the course was busy and not too many hold ups. Would certainly consider joining, as the terms are very favourable at the moment, if I wasn\'t a member elsewhere
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Reviewed May 24 2020 by Micky f/Doncaster - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden gem

This is the 2nd time I've played drax and wow it was in fabulous condition today with the greens being receptive and rolling true ,its not the longest course so game management is needed if you want a low score but it was a joy to play.
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Reviewed May 22 2020 by Sam M - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course

Lovely course very easy to book online
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Reviewed May 22 2020 by Sam M - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely course

Lovely course very easy to book online
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Reviewed May 19 2020 by Adrian B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 13 2018 by Jordan L - rated 4 out of 5

Good beginner and skilled course

Small course with plenty of hazards, Good for all Level of golfer. Would Reccomend to everyone

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 128 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 17 2017 by Gareth W - rated 4 out of 5

Tough track

I?m a member here. It?s a very tight tough course. A real test for players of all abilities. A lot of work going on at the moment to improve further an already good course. Even course knowledge can?t help you some days. Still needs a few more trees out but I?m told that?s happening soon. If you?re thinking of trying it for the first time I recommend going with a member who can give you tips on where to aim
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Reviewed Aug 13 2017 by Peter, York - rated 5 out of 5

Hidden Beauty

Having heard from numerous sources of a "beautiful little course" just South of Selby I decided to give Drax a go. Not expecting too much initial, I was soon surprised to find what I would call a hidden beauty which needs the word spreading about.

The greens were fantastic and it was clear to see the greens staff taking great pride in their work as the tee boxes and fairways were also immaculate. There are a few querky holes with ponds and hazards to catch you out if you get complacent.

Definitely a recommend and I am telling everyone I know about it!
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Reviewed Jun 22 2017 by Andrew P - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely course spoilt by 2 members

My son and I visited Drax for the first time, we had spoken to a couple of staff who were extremely friendly and provided some good advice. Unfortunately we were approached by two club members on the 12th, one of them said he was the president although I think he meant Captain, they bluntly told us we were incorrectly dressed and that there was a very strict dress code. We explained that we hadn't been informed of this by any member of staff but what really upset us was the way these 2 club members spoke to us. If this golf club wants to attract more members especially the younger generation then I suggest the captain and the members of the club take a look at how the staff in the social club and the green keepers treat the paying public.The staff were welcoming and friendly and it's only because of the staff that we will return to play again.
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Reviewed Jun 13 2017 by terence tex williamson - rated 5 out of 5

TEX WILLIAMSON.

I have been playing this course for several years now, however each time I have played it "depending on the weather conditions " it plays so different. The new green keeper MARK SNEEP as really taken the course to new levels, and I can not wait for the summer period with the work he has done on the greens to take fruition. So congratulations to everyone of the many people who have been working on the course since the begining of the year, I for one thank you.
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Reviewed May 22 2017 by Dean - Doncaster - rated 5 out of 5
Visiting the Drax website they refer to the course as "Yorkshire's Hidden Gem" and to my surprise, they were right! Tucked away south of Selby I was very surprised at the course I had stumbled upon. The presentation of the course was fantastic with nicely manicured fairways and greens. the greens were a little slow but when speaking to a member of the committee who was very helpful in showing me around, I was made aware that a lot of maintenance had taken place in the past couple of weeks to get the greens in shape for the height of the season. My honest opinion is that the greens were some of the best I have played thus far in 2017 so I would love to see what they are like in the summer! This course turned out to be very quirky with some tight shots off the tee to nice wide fairways playing into difficult greens with very subtle movements that certainly tested you. The second hole is a great example of this where the green looks relatively flat, was I wrong! looking at the hole everything rolls left to right, and fast, even single handicappers would do well to stop a ball on that green, it is a real beauty. Another nice touch is the practise putting green and driving net which I didn't expect to see. It certainly helps blow off any cobwebs in a morning!] In all, I could go on about my amazing day at Drax, but in short, this is a must play course and one that I would come back to again and again
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Reviewed May 21 2017 by Gareth - Scunthorpe - rated 5 out of 5
What a lovely surprise.A nice course with some good features and pretty holes.

Still testing for the lower handicappers due to tight fairways and fast greens
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Reviewed May 10 2017 by Tom F Snaith - rated 5 out of 5
A course that is a test of golf for low handicappers, but perfectly playable for all abilities. The holes are all different with dykes, ponds and bunkers to keep you on your toes! The greens are excellent and the course is very well kept. New signage around the course has helped with navigation. Don't forget the attached social club has excellent food and drink available all day. I will definitely visit again!
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Reviewed Apr 13 2017 by Steve R - Selby - rated 4 out of 5
Really interesting and tricky course... I thought it was going to be a like a 9-hole pitch and putt...but boy was I wrong! This is a very tight and well kept course...and is actually now a 12 hole course..with different tees on some holes to create 18 holes... I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the greens as well..some of the best I've played on in Yorkshire..but it was summer so I guess they were at the best then. Overall a surprisingly good and difficult course...especially for the price.
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Reviewed Mar 28 2017 by Steven A - rated 4 out of 5
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