Overview & description
Hornsea Golf Club est. 1898
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yards: 6454
We are only minutes from the East Yorkshire coast and close to many family tourist attractions - including the Freeport shopping and leisure complex.
Considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in Yorkshire, Hornsea Golf Course is both fair and demanding to golfers of all ability.
The design of the current course, which opened in 1908, was by Alex (Sandy) Herd the Open Champion of 1902. In addition to this in 1912, Dr. Alistair Mackenzie, the renowned golf architect from Leeds, who designed, among others, Alwoodley, Royal Melbourne, Cyprus Point, Pebble Beach and most famously the Augusta National was brought in to make further changes. Subsequent alterations were made, with particular reference to the bunkering on the course, when in 1925 James Braid the 5 time winner of the Open was invited to the Club. The latest, notably to the 13th hole, were made in the early 1990s. The club has recently engaged Howard Swan, the internationally renowned golf course architect, to make recommendations on the set-up of the course, as part of our ongoing course improvement plan.
The picturesque course is set in secluded parkland and offers you a challenging round of golf with mature fairways and superb greens. Our greens staff ensure the course is kept in a very good condition throughout the year and is rarely on temporary greens and never played of mats. The course is a traditional links design, with the first seven holes running outward towards the iconic water tower. A double loop of five holes, including the signature hole, 11th, brings the golfer to Hornsea’s famous inward stretch, possibly the finest six finishing holes in the county. Being situated on the Yorkshire coast, the course has many features associated with links golf, including extensive gorse and wind-blasted thorn. The terrain is gently undulating parkland with extensive tree belts to shelter the golfer from the stiff breezes, which are commonplace at seaside courses.
There are two practice ranges, one of which is generally in use by the professional for coaching and a large practice putting green and chipping area. There is a fully-stocked Pro Shop offering a superb range of golf equipment, clothing and accessories, where in addition you can also improve your game with help from our experienced and friendly club professional.
What could be better than after the game of golf to relax and unwind in the Club’s sports bar or the lounge. It’s in the clubhouse where you will meet friendly people from all walks of life and whilst in one of the bars or the restaurant area you can be sure of the very best service from our staff. Whether as a Golf Society or just a casual visitor, you can enjoy wonderful golf and great hospitality in really attractive surroundings. Our facilities are ideal for golf away-days or private celebrations of any kind – including parties and wedding receptions.
Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome and a memorable golfing experience at Hornsea Golf Club - we look forward to meeting you.
Facilities available at Hornsea Golf Club
- On-Site Parking