Progressive North Leeds golf club Scarcroft has launched a new website which includes details on its flexible membership programme.
The golf boom and a resurgence of the club, which was founded in 1937, has seen 70 new members come through the door this year thanks in part to the Viking Flexible Membership Programme.
It has been designed to offer membership to golfers who only wish to play a limited number of rounds per year and maintain a handicap but still want to enjoy the golf and social benefits and camaraderie that comes with belonging to a club.
Club manager Mick Thorpe said: “We feel like we are a club very much on the up and the new website is a part of that.
“Course improvements have included drainage work and more detailed course presentation and we now have Safe Golf accreditation and Women In Golf accreditation. “
The new website includes a hole- by-hole flyover which is a must watch for golfers heading to Scacrcroft for the first time.
The golf course is not a power hitters paradise but more of a strategic test of golf and the opening three holes set the tone in the shape of a trio of tricky par 4’s.
The fifth is the first of the short holes and is a real peach, followed up two holes later by another one shotter which plays every one of its 184 yards. Two more par fours lead to the welcoming halfway house and the start of arguably the best of the two halves.
Three more testing par fours start the closing stretch with the 12th perhaps the most difficult, and any shots dropped can look to be recovered at the par 5 fourteenth, but where only the brave will prevail. There are also birdie opportunities in the closing stretch at the risk and reward 16th and the par five losing hole which can leave a satisfying taste in the mouth.
Thirsts can then be quenched in the well-appointed clubhouse which includes The Trophy Lounge, the central hub of the club and an ideal meeting place for visiting parties. The Viking Bar features Sky Sports and has a terrace overlooking the 18th green with great views up the closing hole and across the course.