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Offline rsh1960

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Ganton - Discuss
« on: Nov 15, 2007, 18:42:08 »
Situated just outside Scarborough it may be a trek for some of you to get to.
At £73 a day in the summer it may be extravangent.
Standing in the pot bunkers you may wonder why you bothered.

But....believe me it is worth it! Although it is expensive the welcome you first receive is very friendly. The clubhouse/changing rooms are very old worldy and their does seem to be a certain air about the place, but everyone associated with the club is very friendly.
The pro shop is well stocked.
The practice greens are large and are a good representation of the course.
The practice area is off grass and great for warming up on.
Now the course. Not overly long by todays standards, 6753 off the whites or 6470 off the yellows. It is very well designed with enormous bunkers - average apparently is 6 feet deep. Good selection of holes and you need to have good course management. It is also very picturesque.
Very well maintained and was in immaculate condition when we played in May 2007.

Like most courses, if you keep it on the short stuff you will be okay but hit is off the fairway and you could be in a world of pain.

Would I play there again, most definitely.

I would give it a 9/10.

Was once a ryder cup venue
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2008, 00:16:31 »
As the started said on the first tee, "if you think you've lost your ball then you have so hit another to save time"
He was a wise man.

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Re: Ganton - Discuss
« Reply #2 on: Jun 01, 2010, 22:04:16 »
This is really a prompt for Scott.  Where is your Alwoodley review?

Now I speak as a converted cockney and I love London and it's golf but even through my skewed vision.

Ganton is the easily the best inland course I've played.

Alwoodley is as good as anything in the London sandbelt.

2-1 to Yorkshire. ???

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Re: Ganton - Discuss
« Reply #3 on: Jun 02, 2010, 08:00:24 »
I played Ganton last year and it was easily the most enjoyable course I have ever played on. I was on a £50 Winter ticket and it was still full greens, tee's and fairways. The condition at that time was excellent so come a Summer, well that must be a treat.
A full 10 out of 10 from me. (Only Brancepeth beats it with a 10.5  ;))