"Hidden Gem" may be an overused expression when it comes to describing golf courses, but it definitely applies to Knaresborough. It's easy to miss the understated entrance, but for those who know what lies at the end of that tree-lined approach, it's a different matter.
Laid out over beautiful, gently undulating North Yorkshire countryside, Knaresborough's parkland golf course features stunning scenery, many mature trees, and beautifully tended fairways and greens.
Now approaching its centenary year, Knaresborough Golf Course retains much of its original charm, but we've not stood still. Recent changes have made the course more playable at all times of year, with better drainage cleverly delivering more playing features. The remodelled 3rd hole now features a bigger teeing area and a ditch in front of the green. And the introduction of a drainage "water hazard" down the right side of par 5, 8th hole adds the risk/reward factor. As hosts of the Yorkshire Under 16 boys and the Yorkshire (YIDU) team championships in 2018, it seems we're not the only ones to think the course is up with the very best.
Winter 2018 sees the Club embarking on further changes as it backs up its ambitions with action. Under professional course architect guidance, we're adding eight new bunkers that will introduce more visual interest and more decisions on the tees. Such is Knaresborough's determination to back up the view so often expressed that this is the "best parkland course in Yorkshire."
The Club has excellent practice and warm up facilities available to both members and visitors, including large practice ground, putting and chipping as well as driving net. The Professional's shop also features a computerised swing studio to make sure all your coaching and club fitting needs can be addressed.