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Ganton Golf Club

5   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 47 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 72 | 6935 yards | Private | Inland Links


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

Tel: 01944 710329

Golf Pro: Gary Brown | Tel: 01944 710260

Website: http://www.gantongolfclub.com


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining

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

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

Winter rates November to February. Shoulder rates in March & April

Midweek Guide: £100 per round & £130 per day *

Weekend Guide: £130 per round & £150 per day *

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £100 per round & £130 per day *

Weekend Guide: £130 per round & £150 per day *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.7
(based on 47 reviews)

5 star
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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend


4.8

The Course

4.3

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.2

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.1

Hospitality

4.3

Practice Facilities

3.7

Food & Drink

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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Timothy L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 20 2022

AM AM Comp

Played an open comp here and loved it. We were genuinely welcomed and both myself and my playing partner had a wonderful time. Golf was tough. Bunkers are deep and need to be avoided at all costs. A wonderful experience and the course is as good as its reputatuion suggests. Don't hesitate

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Paul D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 12 2021

Fabulous


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Mark A rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 20 2021

Magnificent

Absolutely stunning as a course, never played before but always wanted to, enjoyed the challenge of tight fairways, hundreds of bunkers and great greens it’s a round you need to be accurate and think your way around.
We really enjoyed it
Only downside it’s a tad pricey but as a treat why not

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.3)

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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 4 2021

Bucket list course

Fortunate to play here several times. Always a warm welcome, always in great condition, despite being in the middle of nowhere make the trip, you won't be disappointed.

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Steve K (Sheffield) rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 22 2020

The Ultimate Golfing Challenge in Gusty Wind

We got lucky with the rainy weather easing and the wind gusting up so that the course bared its teeth and became a great challenge for us mid handicappers.

The fairways were good (despite hearing bad reports) and the greens were tremendous. We ended up in a few of the bunkers where our head was below the lip, which was good for the experience, but generally played well and avoided them. Probably the ultimate challenge because the course plays fairer than the Open links venues, the difference is the fairways run true and don’t have the random bumps you can get in links, shooting good shots off into rough or bunkers. The wind was brutal though, gusting around and several times we had 50 yards of sideways movement from only slightly faded shots. If you accidentally go left or right you are punished - as you should be.

A few holes offered particular challenges. A few good risk reward short par 4s, easy to lay up but potentially brutal if too ambitious. Several doglegs where depending on your length the straight shot may play better than trying a big fade or draw around the corner - risk reward again. The 18th is a great closer, particularly if needing a par - drive too far left and although on the fairway a huge hook may be needed around a big tree.

The starter and pro shop were friendly, the clubhouse though was old fashioned and a big disappointment. A small lounge with phone numbers on the tables to order drinks or food from the kitchen in a socially distanced way (a modern open plan bar area would have been better). The beer was ordinary and we only had one and made an exit.

The course furniture was minimal, which added to the atmosphere, but did make it tricky knowing where to go (though the next tee is fairly obvious throughout). Coloured tee posts with the stroke index on (but not the hole) are the only furnishings.

Finally, we had the unique experience of watching a greenkeeper change the hole position while we waited - never seem that during an afternoon before, and those sideways moving green ironing ride-ons, I gotta get me one of those!


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Craig/Chorley rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 2 2020

Save your Money & go elsewhere

We played this course a couple of weeks ago.The reason for my delay in posting this review is because I have been waiting for a reply from the secretary & manager. I sent in an email providing feedback about our visit. In my opinion we should have been told about the infestation of Craneflies so that we could have either played somewhere else or defer our visit. Our day was spoiled and I felt that they needed to know.At the very least I expected an acknowledgement but nothing, not a thing!
Ganton is certainly not worth the green fees being charged.

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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 14 2020

Bucket List Course

Fortunate to have now played Ganton several times - yes it's out of the way but make the trip, you won't be disappointed. Different to most courses you'll play, feels like a links course in places with the sand/gorse, feels parkland elsewhere with the trees/pheasants. some great holes.

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Tomo M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 24 2020

Friendly welcome from staff. Nice clubhouse and practice facilities. Unfortunately found the course to be somewhat overrated. Surprised to see this better ranked than courses like Notts, West Sussex, Woking, etc. Price removed from the review it’s an overall nice course however too many negatives for us for the value. Fairways patchy, nothing on tee box to say which hole you’re on (or on the scorecard), no hole layout boards to know which way to go or hazards, bunkers are best feature and dramatic yet no consistency with sand plus greens very slow but good condition m. Very much a hit the fairway or you’re out the game golf course. Thin line of semi rough then unplayable gorse throughout. No real amazing signature holes although most are good in their own right. Sorry... not sure what the fuss is all about with this one, just didn’t get it. Hopefully others find it more enjoyable

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Paul D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 23 2020

Fantastic


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David C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 25 2020


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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 24 2019

Must play course

I've played over 200 courses and without a doubt Ganton is in my top 3. Make the trip, you won't be disappointed.

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James J rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 26 2019

Great history, but ?110 ?

When you arrive at Ganton GC its almost like you can feel the history oozing from the clubhouse and the neatly cared for course as you drive between the holes on the approach. We were greeted by the Club Secretary, who was a lovely guy, and we proceeded to pay our ?110 each for a round on a course which seemed completely empty. Having prepared for the no shorts unless you have long socks on rule (need reviewing for summer) we came suitably dressed unlike some of the other chaps arriving who had to change. The course itself is immaculate, the tees and greens absolutely lovely. The bunkers are very very deep and need avoiding. We were very surprised that the course didn't seem to have many "signature" type holes for the money we were paying. I personally was really disappointed on the 18th tee when a groundsman who was blowing away leaves right next to the tee box did not stop as we went to tee off, on a course such as this that is just unacceptable. He seemed disinterested in the golfers ... etiquette is something you expect lots of on a course with such history. Anyway, overall our experience was good, but for ?110 we expected it to be amazing and contend with some of the other expensive courses we have played like the Brabazon (much better) and Hollinwell (best ever). We would only ever return if we paid much less, just like the golfers we met at various East Coast courses in the days afterwards who could not believe we paid ?110 each.

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Kevin M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 24 2019

Worth a visit

Worth a visit with some tight fairways and tricky greens. It's a bit like a Links course, some of the greens were not upto standard for the price. Only downside for me was the last holes are played over the road which I didn't like.
Definitely course knowledge is a must.

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Lee C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 3 2019


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Steven K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 24 2018

Best course I?ve played this year.

Unique experience, best described as an inland links course! Very well bunkered, a real challenge.

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