Flaxby Park Golf & Country Club, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

  • Rating: Rating: 3.5  (1 reviews)
  • Opened: 2004
  • Holes: 27
  • Type: Parkland
  • Length: 6992 yards
  • Par: 72
  • SSS: 72
  • Slope: 0
  • Green Fees: £38 weekend summer
  • Offers: Society Golf Mid Week Winter Special £18.00 per person Coffee & Bacon Roll 18 Holes of Golf For groups of 8 or more players The Course may be subject to temporary greens and other restriction dependant on weather conditions 1st November-31st March Society Golf Mid Week Winter Special £18.50 per person 9 Holes on the new Temple Course Coffee & Bacon Roll 9 Holes of Golf 2 Course Meal For groups of 12 or more players
  • Location: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
  • Tel No: 01423 863444
  • Website: Visit Website


Situated in an ideal position between Harrogate and York and only 30 minutes from Leeds, Flaxby Park Golf & Country Club is set to become one of the premier golf clubs and leisure venues in the North of England. Only a few minutes from the A1 and with an associated four star hotel and spa, this private club will offer first class facilities for both members and visitors.
Designed by leading golf architect David Hemstock and featuring more than 18,000 newly-planted trees and several lakes, the 27 holes will test golfers of all abilities. The par 72 18-hole course is nearly 7,000 yards from the championship tees but offers tee positions for juniors as well as ladies and gentlemen. Golf facilities will include a 9-hole Academy course and a driving range as well as other tuition and practice areas.
The club aims to provide a very high standard of golf for private members as well as visitors, combined with the ambience and professionalism of a modern country club. We offer membership for all types of golfer and there will be additional facilities available through the hotel.


Bar, Full catering, Changing rooms, Golf practice facilities inc driving range

Golfer's Reviews of Flaxby Park Golf & Country Club:

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Average Rating Rating: 3.5     Number of Reviews: 1

The Flaxby, 03 Apr 2009, by anonymous
Rating: 1.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 4.0
Value for Money
Rating: 4.0
Opened on 1st July 2004 the 18 hole "Park" course was superb. I joined Flaxby when it opened and soon found many new friends and some tough holes with conditions as regularly windy as any I experienced in my native Scotland. I was once privileged to play at Carnoustie where the hotel has a framed motto saying “nae wind - nae gawf”. The wind at Carnoustie was nothing compared to Flaxby and the water hazards at Flaxby would make the Barry Burn a pleasant memory to Jean van de Velde... be warned there are some serious card wrecking holes on this course with or (most unusually) without wind. The first hole has a rather intimidating veritable forest of trees (out of bounds naturally) to the left of the tee boxes and an open fairway to the right. I once witnessed a three handicap player hit two consecutive snap hooks into exactly the same place in the woods on a Stableford friendly – my advice for what it is worth is - beware! If you hook at all on this hole, your only option is to reload. Even a slight draw will find the out of bounds or if you are “lucky” the stream that runs all the way up the side of the wood and across the front of the green, more of which in a moment. Slicers can easily find their tee shot on the parallel tenth fairway, with a serious slice finding a lake. This may leave you more than a little perplexed about where to drop and, if you have any foresight at all, some haunting visions that will make first tee nerves pale in comparison to the extreme nervousness you will experience with your first tee shot on the back nine - particularly when there is a Society on the first tee and the practice putting area! Having nailed your drive on the first and avoided the right hand fairway bunker (ha!) your approach shot has to find an island green, surrounded on three sides by trees, which are of course also out of bounds and the front and fourth side has the aforementioned stream to negotiate. This has been specially adapted to attract balls with a ferocity that would put any suction device (no matter how strong) to shame. Magnetism, hypnotism or some other ‘ism’ must be involved because my experience of five years of play had the majority of my balls to this green from any distance short or long being fished out of the stream by my trusty and regularly used ball retriever. Perceived wisdom is the putter is the most used club – at Flaxby prepare to re-grip your ball retriever more than any club! Find the green on the first and you are laughing – it is flat and true, putts are a joy. However, if the green keeping staff have had a bad day or lack of conjugal activity, you will find a pin position Ethan Hunt would refuse to even consider. This applies to all holes, some of which will have any self respecting golfer picking up sometimes after finding the green in regulation.

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