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Ganton Golf Club

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Handicap required


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.


Visitor Information

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

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24


Contact Information

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

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Ganton Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.5

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 43
Average Ratings
4.70 ... Overall Rating
4.75 ... The Course
4.15 ... Course Cond.
4.44 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.12 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.15 ... Pace of play
3.85 ... Hospitality.
4.23 ... Prac. Facil.
3.67 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

43 ratings & 38 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 353 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2020


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Reviewed Apr 12 2015 by Graham F - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Sep 21 2016 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 3 2016 by Ryan B - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 28 2016 by Callum D - rated 5 out of 5

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

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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Reviewed Oct 21 2015 by Martin H - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 17 2015 by Judy O - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 4 2021 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 22 2020 by Steve K (Sheffield) - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 2 2020 by Craig/Chorley - rated 1 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed May 23 2020 by Paul D - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic

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Reviewed Mar 25 2020 by David C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 24 2019 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 26 2019 by James J - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 24 2019 by Kevin M - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Lee C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 24 2018 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 8 2018 by Chris B - rated 5 out of 5

Top class course

Second time playing Ganton and still a tough one to conquer. Great practice facilities, nice clubhouse. Course in usual immaculate condition if a little dry in places. Greens quite true but not as quick as last visit. One or two bunkers found lacked sand in them and tough to get out of (that's my excuse anyway). Some great thinking holes, need to keep it straight as rough is penal

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 5.5)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2017 by Martyn W - rated 5 out of 5

Ganton

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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