Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club

North Yorkshire

  • Par 70
  • 6039 Yds

Scarborough South Cliff is one of the finest courses in East Yorkshire and is situated a mile south of the town centre.

It is split by Filey Road and this artery makes the course very distinctive, with parkland holes on one side and links-style holes on the coastal section.

The coastal holes all have spectacular views over the town and harbour and players of all handicaps will find the course both exhilarating and challenging.

The club was formed after the townsfolk witnessed the popularity of the game at Cleveland, which was established in 1887, Ganton (1891) and Filey (1897).


So, the Scarborough Town Golf and Lawn Tennis Company Limited was formed with a capital of £1,500 in 1902.

The 17th is a fine par 3; it has no bunkers as it is surrounded by trees and the land slopes to the right ready to kick shots away from the green.

The original idea was to construct nine holes starting near where the present clubhouse stands and heading towards Scarborough College. 


But eventually, on the advice of Harry Vardon, the course was constructed along the beautiful Deepdale and Weaponness Valleys in the direction of Eastfield.

You begin with three holes heading towards Filey Road and the sea and after crossing the road and strolling past the church, tee off towards the sea on the 4th.

This is a short par 4 which is drivable for some at just 266 yards. Holding the green with your second, no matter where it is played from, is an exacting test.

The 5th plays directly alongside the sea and has out of bounds just before the cliff edge – so if you hook your shot you could miss England! Bunkers, trees and gorse guard the right and OB is behind the green too.

The 177-yard 7th plays straight down towards the sea and depending on the wind you could be playing anything from a long iron to a driver.


The green is cut into the bank so you need to make sure you take enough club to get it to the back.

The 10th is the last of the holes on the coastal side of the road before you begin the closing seven-hole stretch on more parkland land with a tough par 4 where you must hit a good drive followed by a good second shot to a green with a steep bank at the front with a small pot bunker on the right.

The 17th is a fine par 3; it has no bunkers as it is surrounded by trees and the land slopes to the right ready to kick shots away from the green.

The last is a tight tee shot with out of bounds down the left and trees down the right.


Address

Deepdale Avenue
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO11 2UE

Telephone

01723 365150
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