10 reviews of Baildon Golf Club
First impressions of Baildon (finished the round 3 hours ago and cream crackered). Played very long of whites, I think 50% of them were blues in all honesty, Early June 2016 and greens were excellent if a little slow which takes a while to get used to. Fairways were very natural and a low trajectory is best for distance unless you hit it long. You have to drive well here or your dead. Some really excellent holes and the position of the course is very nice. Clubhouse and pro excellent and friendly. God only knows what the course plays like in bad or windy or very hot weather, for anyone used to flat tree lined holes your gonna be tired. Would go back without hesitation. Proper golf in a natural setting.
In answer the recent criticism, we are undergoing a significant greens renovation at the moment with an awful lot of money being spent on reintroducing moorland grasses for the longevity of our wonderful course. For the best views in Yorkshire come and play a fair test, designed by James Braid it will certainly prove a challenge for golfers of all levels. Will your game stand up? Come and join us.
Played this course Mid May 2015. In appalling condition, preferred lies and greens were a disgrace. Would not rush back to Baildon. Halifax is a far better example of a moorland course in west Yorkshire.
I don't like to contradict anyone who posts reviews - but in this case i will!!!!
Those reviewers who posted that Baildon was an easy course must either be far better players than me or i was playing very badly the day i was there. Now my driving was not the best on the day i played but this made this a very hard course - miss the fairways and there is a far chance you won't find your ball. The member i palyed with agreed that you tend to need a lot of balls to play the course and the group of members infront spent far longer looking for balls than i did.
Having said all that Baildon is a wonderful course. Maybe those brought up on a diet of tree lined flat parkland courses won't be too impressed but i loved it. This is real golf on the edge stuff. The greens are good, the turf good to walk on, and for all the course sprawls over hillsides there is only one sizeable hill to climb on one hole. The views are stunning and the course well laid out over a very considerable acreage so you never feel that holes a re crammed together.
My only criticism of the course would be that there are few if any markers between green and next tee albeit there is a plan on the back of the card - but playing without a member it would be all too easy to get lost.
That said at £15 for a winter green fee this place is terrific value for money and i would urge anyone visiting the area to make a beeline for the course.
wow, the best £15 you will spend! Having previously played the grove and the brabazon, the greens here are comparible and a tenth of the price. The course is just fun to play, set in some beautiful country side with some great holes, the 2nd being the feature hole. It is not too tough, and ideal for those mid to high handicappers. I could not recommend this course enough and am now considering joining
Have to say that this course is gradually becoming a favourite haunt for autumn / winter. The lads don't like it much but the total lack of trees worth their name is of major significance for me.
These upland courses, and I include Bingley St Ives and Branshaw, have a certain appeal perhaps its the years of fell walking in my youth. Whatever, they are a joy to play unless the wind is howling and the rain is horizontal - then it is just a challenge.
Baildon is not long or overly difficult (if you can play out of heather that is) but has some attractive looking drives, stunning views and a reasonable variety of holes including finishing with the only 2 par 5's.
At £13 midweek it is also as cheap as the Leeds Municipals. Excellent value and I will be their on a regular basis this winter.
I enjoyed playing Baildon - it was a warm afternoon with a light breeze and by early evening all the stories about this being a tough course just didn't seem true. On top of the moor, the views are spectacular and there's hardly a tree to worry about. But the rough - gorse and heather - is waiting to grab any ball that strays from the fairways. Those who play here regularly know what can happen when the wind blows hard and the rain is sheeting down. So the advice is - play here when the weather is calm....unless you want a real rest of your golfing skills and patience.
David Williams, Belfairs GC June 2003
If you manage to play baildon in good weather, it will be an enjoyable and scenic experience with many nice holes. If wind or rain is on the cards be prepared for a hard slog even for the hardiest of golfers. Some if not most of the fairways are very difficult to hold when a breeze is assisting the lie of the land you can see your what was a perfect drive land nicely on the fairway then shoot 30 yards or so into the rough. So if a real challenge is what you want baildon in less then perfect weather can provide you just that. Food however in the 19th is consistantly good and plentiful with good and pleasent service. A friendly club who are always very accomodating.
Very interesting hilly moorland course with excellent greens. Most holes played
either up or downhill which makes judgement of distance difficult especialy
if windy. Very open course with no trees but with beautiful views of the valley.
Some very nice holes including the short par 3 2nd, 11th short par4 and 15th
long downhill par4. Well worth playing at any time
I am trying to find out the source of the name "Lanty's" for hole #1 \r\nat Baildon in the 1896 plan from the course designed in 1891... is \r\nthere anyone who would know where the name came from or where I could\r\nlook to find it...I am researching the Lanty name and would like to \r\nadd this to my files...Thank you for any assistance.\r\nMichael Lanty\r\n
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