Skipton Golf Club, one of the most scenic and tranquil golf courses in the North of England, was founded in 1893 on the outskirts of this popular and historic market town.
Nestled among the stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales, golfers are captivated by the magnificent views of Sharphaw, Crookrise and Embsay Crag, while Eller Beck provides a superb backdrop as it meanders through the back nine holes, three of which provide Skipton with its very own “Amen Corner.”
The 125th Anniversary in 2018 was marked with the launch of a revised layout, which includes three new professionally designed and built holes under the guidance of architect David Jones and which have enhanced what was already a magnificent and challenging course.
Additional improvements include new tee beds, bunkers and, on the 15th hole, a green raised by five feet. It is a truly enjoyable 6,500-yard challenge for both members and visitors alike and these forward-looking changes only serve to enhance the excellent reputation enjoyed by the club where everyone is guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.
Long serving PGA Professional Peter Robinson, who joined the club as an assistant in 1987 before taking over five years later, is often the first friendly face to greet golfers and is recognised as one of the best teachers in the area.
The restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation in the area for good value and quality fayre. Members and visitors can enjoy everything from a bar snack to a three-course meal or Sunday lunch while drinking in panoramic views.
Special occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas parties and weddings, are well catered for with seating up to 100 people. There is also a permanent dance floor for those who plan to feature live music, or dance the night away.
For those looking to combine business with pleasure, the conference room is a superb venue for up to 32 delegates and is conveniently located between Leeds, Manchester, York, and Harrogate, with easy train links from Leeds and is just a 40-minute drive from Leeds Bradford airport. Multiple room layouts are available with bespoke packages, including full catering options.
These are very exciting times in the history of Skipton Golf Club and there are various categories of value-added memberships available, including full, 6-day and intermediate packages.