There are four golf courses within 20 minutes drive of Scarborough. Derek is a member of the North Cliff club which has fantastic views over the sea and is only 2 minutes away by car.
Ganton, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks among the very best of Britain’s inland courses. It has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments.
Following the staging of the Walker Cup, the Club has joined Royal Birkdale and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers as being the only clubs honoured to have also staged the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup.
The course is open heathland; its principal features are the prolific deep bunkers and the great banks of gorse and broom which, in spring and early summer, are much more appealing to the eye than to the golfer. Also the sandy subsoil which gives to the turf a spring very similar to that found on a links.
Directions from the Paragon to Ganton golf course
North Cliff Golf Club 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.
Directions from the Paragon to North Cliff golf course
South Cliff is a massively expansive seaside course with a difference. After the 3 opening parkland holes play is on the Cliff Top 100ft above the beach.
The Course remains true to the ideals of its architect Alistair ‘Augusta’ Mackenzie, there’s little rough and few trees and though the greens are generous they are cunningly shaped to provide a challenge. At a shade over 6400 yards, Par 72, with four short holes, South Cliff is huge fun, not least on a summers day when the views are breathtaking and the holiday ambience unforgettable.
Directions from the Paragon to South Cliff golf course
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.
Directions from the Paragon to Filey golf course