13 reviews of Flamborough Head Golf Club
our group played here on day 3 of our trip on the 30th april in occasionally foggy conditions but calm which helped a lot! i suspect the course can be a real beast on a windy day!
its a very tight course and some of the group commented on the holes that go up and down adjacent to one another but it didnt put me off personally.
i loved the course and thought it was original and quirky. the greens were the best we played on all week (and we played on a lot of good greens!) and the fairways were tight which encouraged crisp shots.
the whole set up just feels a little different from other courses and i liked that about flamborough.
its somewhere where accurate driving pays off and the few holes that ran right up along the coast line were gorgeous and lovely to play on.
my only gripe would be no food after our round and a very small pro shop with limited stock but the course far than made up for this and its definately somewhere i would play again, just to have a pop at the 12th which if memory serves is a short par 4 with water running along the front of it! a real risk and reward hole!
overall rating 7.5 out of 10
Played this week on our golf trip. What a quirky course. We had fog rolling in and out at the beginning of the round. !8 holes seem to be crammed into a small area but it works. Some cracking holes, we had relatively calm weather, this course will be a test with a stiff sea breeze. Another I would definitely return to play in the future.
Played midweek at the end of August.
This is one of my favourite courses, even in poor weather (which is uaual) and is always a good day out. The location is stunning on the clifftop at Flamborough head with the sea visible (and possibly too close) on some of the holes, coastal errosion is getting very close to the 16th tee so i hope the cousre doesnt go the same way as Whitby and loses holes to the sea.
The layout is semi-links with a lot of variety in holes and some great tee-shots from elevated tees. The course condition is usually good but depending on recent weather conditions can be a little untidy, the greens can be a little inconsistent, some tee-shots are also blind so it needs a couple of visits to play well.
The greens (which are generlay moderate to slow paced) have some severe slopes so you need to be accurate with your approach shots or be good at long range lag putting, bunkering is well thought out and some are quite deep and/or narrow, the sand depth is consistent through the course so theres no excuse for poor bunker play if you have a decent sand game. It helps if youre a good ball striker here as the fairway grass is cut tight, especially in dry weather, players who it it a little 'fat' may struggle.
The fairways are quite generous with little rough between many holes but if youre really wayward be careful as the rough for bad misses can be deep and penal on some holes, and being wayward on the holes on the course perimeter can be severly punished (a miss right on the 11th means a a 200 feet frop to the sea below).
The course is a stern test even in good weather (i rate it 8/10 in good weather, 11/10 in wind) as it plays much longer than its stated yardage, especially if youre a short hitter as tee shots on most of the par 4's pitch into an upslope unless you carry 240+ yards off the tee, most approach shots then play to elevated greens, this means that the longer par 4's (3 are between 416 & 440 yards off the yellows!! and tend to play into the wind) play as par 5's for most people, if you play in strong winds then its the type of course to forget about shooting your handicap on as its becomes very difficult.
The staff are very frinedly and the clubhouse serves good quality and well priced food, practice facilities are also good with a practice green, short game area with bunker and full shot areas next to the clubhouse.
fee's are very reasonable at full rate and its only £16 per round on the 2-4-1 scheme which is outstanding value
This is a course i'd be happy to play again and again, if it wasnt a 70 mile drive i'd probably become a member, and would reccomend the course to anyone.
One final note, if youre thinking about playing in autumn or winter, check with the pro-shop before leaving home as the course can be severly affected by fog, partuclarly in the morning in calm weather.
Played Flambrough Head Golf Course on 30/12/09, We had a great day out , very friendly club , well worth a visit . Will return in the summer months , excellent value at £15 .
A very friendly golf club. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Excellent value for money. £27.50 for 36 holes with a buggy all day(using 2 fore 1 vouchers). Good food at a very reasonable price.
Made my second visit here in April 2007. Two of us played, using a 2Fore1 voucher which we found was redeemable only against the full-day rate of £28--a little disappointing as we only had time (and energy!) for one round.
Nevertheless, we enjoyed the course very much, especially once we had got past the up-down, up-down layout of the first nine. There is plenty of difficulty, with hazards not always apparent when playing a shot, and many places that it is best not to visit! The holes close to the cliff top were a delight to play.
Some of the greens had difficult slopes,which made them a challenge, but they were all in good condition.
We particularly liked the friendly welcome we received from club members, some of whom went out of their way to chat to us and ask if we had enjoyed our round. This also happened on my previous visit.
All in all, a good place to play golf, although I imagine it would be rather trying on a windy day.
Hope to return soon.
Played Easter weekend. £27 for 18 holes. A quality long course with some breath-taking views. Not many courses have a lighthouse to tee-off alongside.
Varying gradients, splashes of water and sand galore ensure the course kept my friends and I on our toes. Certainly one of the wettest courses my colleague Andrew has ever played.
Friendly staff and fellow players ensured a great visit. Well worth a visit.
Played on 8th June 2004, it cost £18 a round and was well worth it as the sun shone, the wind stayed in bed and the course was generally in very good condition. Fairways were generous (which could prove important if the wind blows).
Barmaid in the Clubhouse wasn't of the friendliest disposition but maybe she just wanted to be out in the sun as well. Overall, the course left a good impression and I am happy to offer a recommendation to any potential visitors.
after a recent golf weekend with friends in brid,we all found this course a typical links.With very light rough on most of the holes made it very forgiving although some of the some of the fairway markers a bit dodgey. greens were in superb condition and of similar pace also muti level and on an incline made quite a few of the greens a real challenge but a pleasant change to the norm.Shop had nothing more than basics,but friendly service a really good day was had by all and well worth a visit on a sunny, calm, dry day otherwise it could be a very long day
Played on a typically chilly but bright windswept February day...and what a cracking day. We were made extremely welcome (especially my two young sons)and able to use 2 fore 1 vouchers making it excellent value especially when allowed to play for as long as we wanted.
Course was in great condition and with the wind very challenging. Recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Only one drawback...my 14 year old beat me again so I guess its back to the drawing board...
The Flamborough Head course was lengthened in 2000 to a par 71. The addition of gorse bushes on various holes also increased the difficulty. This is still a pleasent club to play at, with excellent facilities and helpful staff and professional. Tricky greens and a spiteful wind can make low scoring, on what appears an open course, a difficult task. Well worth a visit.
On arrival at the course I found everyone to be very friendly and very helpful. The course was in excellent condition and is obviously well maintained. The greens can be quick as you would expect for a course on the cliff tops (some fantastic views). I enjoyed my day at the course and I am already planning a return visit.
Flamborough Head is a challenge. The course stands out on the headland thus it is prone to the elements. The greens can vary between lightning fast to dead slow all on the same day. \r\n\r\nGreen fees are more than reasonable, The Club House is warm and friendly and the meals substantial. Visitors and visiting parties are made most welcom. The club shop has a good stock of Clubs, Shoes, Balls and clothing all at very competative prices. This golf course is well worth a visit.
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