Ganton, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments.
Following the staging of the Walker Cup, the Club has joined Royal Birkdale, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers and Royal Lytham & St Annes as being the only clubs honoured to have also staged the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup.
Ganton, ranked in the top 30 of Europe’s Championship courses, has hosted many national and international tournaments and is a perfect place to play golf. Nestling in the Vale of Pickering, east of York and a few miles from the coastal resort of Scarborough, a day at Ganton is a day to remember.
The terrain is sandy and gently undulating – a blend of links and heathland. The fairways are firm and fast. The bunkers are cunningly placed and sometimes cavernous - and the greens are perfection, in summer and winter alike.
The architecture of the course is a tribute to some of the most famous names in golf. Vardon, Ray, Braid, Taylor, Colt and MacKenzie have all contributed to make Ganton the unique challenge it is today.
Their efforts have been rewarded many-fold, with the Club playing host to the Ryder Cup, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Amateur Championship and numerous other national and international events.
Sir Michael Bonnallack, former Amateur Champion and past Captain of the R&A, summed up Ganton well. “The journey from tee to green on every hole is one of the most enjoyable golfing examinations that a player is ever likely to experience”.
Whether for a relaxing game with friends or for a larger group of visitors, Ganton knows how to look after its guests.