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Club Sections

Within the Club there are six formally recognised golfing sections which promote and manage the golf for their respective groups. These are: Men’s, Ladies, Seniors, Rabbits, Mixed and Juniors.

Each group offers the opportunity to get involved in inter-club matches as well as other social and charity functions which add greatly to the Club’s day to day activities. Knaresborough prides itself on emphasising the social aspect of the game. So in addition to the sections described above, there are a number of informal golf groups, usually playing at fixed times each week, all of which encourage new members to come along and join in.

  • Men's

    The Men’s Section was officially formulated in November 2022, following detailed preliminary work to determine its viability.  The key objective in formulating the Section, the largest in the Club with 475 members (2023), was to represent male members, including having a committee which was solely responsible for men’s matters and activities, including competitions.

    Administering all aspects of Men’s Section matters is the Committee, who are voted into office at the AGM, which is held each November.  The Committee is chaired by the Men’s Captain, has a Secretary, Treasurer, Competitions Secretary and representatives from Rabbits and Seniors sections.

    There are a large number of competitions and team matches available to male members, in addition to the Rabbits and Seniors events administered by their own committees.  For the lower handicap golfers, there is the opportunity to represent the Club with 1st and 2nd Team golf, where you compete against the other teams in HDUGC (Harrogate & District Union of Golf Clubs).

    The 1st Team compete for the Scratch league and overall team league (singles and pairs scores combined).  The 2nd Team competes for the Bainbridge Shield, won by Knaresborough in 2021 and 2022.

    HDUGC Division Championships (D1, D2 and D3) are played annually at different venues and give players of all handicap levels the opportunity to be selected to represent the Club.

    At a club level, there are a large amount of competitions to choose from, including knockout competitions that give you the opportunity to compete on the prestigious Finals Day: an occasion to savour.

    If, as a KGC Member, you go to the Men’s Section in the Members Area of our website, you will find Committee details, Team results and a competition diary.

  • Ladies

    With members ranging from junior girls to ladies in their 90s and from single figure handicap golfers to complete beginners, there really is something for everyone in the Ladies section at Knaresborough Golf Club. At our core is the friendliness and welcome extended to both visitors and new members.

    From team matches to medals to regular Tuesday golf (tee reserved from 9.00am ’til 11.30am each week), the Club caters for everyone from the seriously competitive to the determinedly casual. Competitions are generally played over 18 holes, but on a Tuesday there is a 9 hole Stableford as an alternative.

    Keen to appeal to working ladies, the Club’s Alternative Day Players (ADP) are an important part of the Ladies’ Section. ADP members, often unable to play Tuesday golf, have the opportunity to play their qualifying competitions in the evenings and medals over a weekend.

    The Ladies section has its own committee which ensures that the interests of our Lady Members are well represented.

    Always keen to attract newcomers, Knaresborough offers group coaching from our experts, the goal being to make learning the game a relaxed, fun and sociable experience.

    There is a vibrant Junior Section at the club and the junior girls are made very welcome, also having the opportunity to take part in both Junior and Ladies Section competitions. Junior Girls should refer to the Junior Section of the website for further information.

  • Seniors

    With about 140 playing members, the Seniors section is open to all categories of member over the age of 55.

    The Seniors play twenty inter-club competitions each year (10 home, 10 away), giving all members the opportunity to enjoy the heat of battle on a friendly basis against players from other clubs in the region. Competitions are held from March to October, typically on Mondays or Thursdays.

    Within Knaresborough’s Seniors section there are a number of trophies to be played for, including the annual Seniors Salver.

    The Seniors section has its own committee, charged with dealing with administration, finance, handicapping and other responsibilities within the group.

  • Juniors

    Knaresborough Golf Club has a well established Junior section and caters for all levels, from the youngster wanting to try golf for the very first time to the more established junior golfer keen to play competitive golf.

    Find out more here

  • Mixed

    Knaresborough Golf Club has a very active, friendly Mixed Golf Section which plays a number of competitive events. These include knockout competitions held throughout both summer and winter seasons, with some being held on Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

    Some of the competitions involve drawing for playing partners, while for others Members can choose their own. Whatever the format, all Mixed Golf competitions at Knaresborough are played in a competitive yet friendly manner and are followed by an optional meal and prize presentation at which non-playing partners are also welcome to share in the ambience.

    Full details and entry criteria (including entry sheets when available) can be found in the Clubhouse on the Mixed Golf Noticeboard adjacent to the Ladies Locker room door.

  • Rabbits

    Rabbits golf has been played in Yorkshire since the 1920s and players of the Knaresborough club were founder members. Indeed Knaresborough is the official HQ for Yorkshire Rabbits who meet at the Club twice a year.

    Any member of Knaresborough Golf Club can join the Rabbits for an annual fee of £2.00, although only those with handicaps of 16 and above can win competition prizes.

    Friendly home and away matches are organised throughout the summer months, with the full fixture list printed on the Rabbits Notice Board.

    Summer and Winter Leagues are also arranged as well as a number of cup competitions.

    The Rabbits Section has its own committee with officers elected at the AGM which takes place at the end of March each year.