Bentham Golf Club

North Yorkshire

  • Par 71
  • 6033 Yds

Situated in the Three Peaks area of North Yorkshire, Bentham Golf Club is renowned for its wonderful scenery and first-class course conditioning.

It is not difficult to see why the course has been described as the “Augusta of the Dales”. Not only is it attractive aesthetically, it also features seven ponds that impact on several holes.

Visitors are treated to fantastic views of Ingleborough.

Despite the scenery, though, the main attraction at Bentham is the 6,033-yard, par-71 course.

While not the longest layout by modern standards, the course is no pushover and features several well-protected holes.

You are given no time to settle into your round.

The front nine starts with a collection of testing holes that require accurate drives, including the 3rd, a brand new hole played from an elevated tee.

The front nine gets better as it goes along, and features the top two holes on the course in succession. The 403-yard, par-4 7th boasts a stroke index of one and features several hazards.

It is not difficult to see why the course has been described as the “Augusta of the Dales”. Not only is it attractive aesthetically, it also features seven ponds that impact on several holes.

The doglegging, tree-lined fairway must be navigated with caution to set up an approach to the green. It gets trickier still, as the putting surface is protected by bunkers to the left.

What follows is the course’s signature hole. A 138-yard par-3, the 8th features an elevated tee and a pond between you and the flag. The challenge is made tougher by two greenside bunkers and a putting surface that features subtle contours.

Like the front nine, the last nine holes at Bentham get progressively more difficult. The par-4 18th, in particular, is an extremely tough end to the round.

Featuring a tree-lined fairway and a green guarded by silver birch trees, it is important to take your time when putting on the tricky, sloping green.

Golf aside, Bentham boasts a large function room and features accommodation close by, making this the perfect base for any business or social golfing retreat to Yorkshire.

Address

Robin Lane
Bentham
Lancaster
North Yorkshire
LA2 7AG

Telephone

01524 262455
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