The ancient city of York is now one of the most sought-after destinations for a golf break or society day, and Pike Hills has become a firm favourite with golfers from near and far.
Renowned for its friendliness and just two miles from the walls that still surround the old fort and city of Eboracum, Pike Hills was formed in 1904 as the Knavesmire Golf Club and moved to Hob Moor in 1922.
They moved again to the current site in 1946 and during the past 75 years Pike Hills has developed into one of the finest parkland courses in the York area.
Conveniently located next to the A64 the delightful eighteen-hole course featuring tree lined fairways is built around Askham Nature Reserve, an area which has been designated a site of special scientific interest.
As you make the short walk from the 6th green to the 7th tee you will suddenly find yourself immersed in a little wilderness, and it is not uncommon to see deer roaming across the course with various other wildlife and a large variety of birds - Mother Nature at her best!
The course measures 6,199 yards, with a par of 71, and has a challenging variety of holes, from neatly designed par 4's to challenging par 5's. It has a blend of long and short holes which require good course management and where careful shot making decisions must be made. A couple of ponds come into play and you are never far away from a dyke which runs from Askham Bog.
When the fairways have been negotiated some of the trickiest greens in the north of England await to test even the best of putting strokes.
A warm Yorkshire greeting is always assured at Pike Hills Golf Club where groups or societies of 12 and above are welcomed from Monday to Friday and on Sunday afternoons throughout the year.
The clubhouse and pro shop staff are on hand to assist with the organisation of golf days and packages can be tailored to meet individual needs and start at £32 for golf and food.
The professional shop is managed by Chris Lone in partnership with Snainton Golf meaning the top brands and custom fitting are available with a “lowest price” guarantee. Teaching professional Craig Smith is building a great reputation and delivers top tuition.
The driving range which was opened in 2008 by the captain, Jack Smith, and former European Tour winner Simon Dyson, is the perfect place for a pre-round warm up and is well supported by members and visitors alike.
We welcome all visitors to come and play the course and can book through the website: https://visitors.brsgolf.com/pikehills#/course/1
A variety of Open Days are held throughout the year but are equally popular and early booking is advised through the website : https://visitors.brsgolf.com/pikehills#/open-competitions