Great Condition All Year Round
Hornsea Golf Club was established as a members' club in 1898 and moved to its present site in 1908. The course was designed by Sandy Herd and subsequently modified in its early years by Dr Alister Mackenzie and James Braid.
Further alterations, 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 course is a traditional links design, with the first seven holes running outward towards the iconic water tower. A double loop of five holes, brings the golfer to Hornsea’s famous inward stretch, possibly the finest six finishing holes in the county.
Hornsea is a member of both the Alister MacKenzie and James Braid Golf Associations. Both these famous Golf Course Architects suggested course alterations in the early 1900’s and the club implemented some of their ideas. Due to this we have joined both of their golf societies which enables Hornsea members to enjoy the benefits.
The Perfect Location
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.
The opening hole is a relatively short Par 4 to ease you in; your drive should favour the right side of the fairway. A good drive followed by a short iron to the green, ...FIND OUT MORE
Requires a blind tee shot over the crest of a rise; out of bounds on right and thick rough place a premium on being on the fairway. A medium iron over the forward bunkers...FIND OUT MORE
Features a sharp dog leg to the right following a tee shot drive down the hedge line. Bite off too much at your peril; two more good shots avoiding bunkers left and right...FIND OUT MORE
The 4th is a challenging par 4 with two bunkers waiting for the longer hitters off the tee. Long grass in the summer also awaits any ball hit to the left. The second sh...FIND OUT MORE
Short par 4 with trouble on the left and Out of Bounds on right; you need to ease your drive down the centre in readiness for a short iron into a green well-guarded by bu...FIND OUT MORE
A long par 4 with gorse on left and trees to the right; premium drive required avoiding fairway bunker followed by another wood or long iron towards the iconic Water Towe...FIND OUT MORE
A long narrow green on this first short hole with two bunkers on both sides of the green make this a hard target to hit. You are overlooked but a large water tower on yo...FIND OUT MORE
Out of Bounds on the right and gorse on both sides makes this a difficult driving hole and you must be straight. Three bunkers around the green make it difficult for the...FIND OUT MORE
A generous driving hole with gorse on left and trees on right; Unless you hit a really long drive, the 2nd shot is played downhill, to a forward sloping green with top of...FIND OUT MORE
Drive over the ridge, beware gorse on left and bomb hole to right! Medium iron to large flat green well protected by bunkers on all sides....FIND OUT MORE
The Pond; not long but a tight drive required between two dykes and a bunker on right of fairway, leaving a short iron over the pond onto a large green protected by water...FIND OUT MORE
A blind par 3 requiring a medium iron to find an undulating green guarded by bunker on the left and humps and hollows to the right....FIND OUT MORE
Drive through the gap in the trees being careful to avoid trees on right and gorse on the left. A steady drive opens up the approach to a benign looking green. Approach w...FIND OUT MORE
Returning home, this hole requires a good solid drive down the centre of the fairway if you are to get home in two. Out of Bounds on the right, large trees on the left, a...FIND OUT MORE
A slight dog leg to left over the mounds requiring a good drive avoiding the single bunker on the left will leave a medium to long iron into a large flat green with sentr...FIND OUT MORE
A drive over the first set of small mounds into this slight dog leg right hole, trouble left and right with gorse and trees presenting a challenge to the wanderer. A seco...FIND OUT MORE
The best par three on the course, requiring a good shot to find the putting surface. Tee shot is from a slightly elevated position overlooking the hole. A dyke lies in wa...FIND OUT MORE
At a Glance
|Hole||White Yards||Yellow Yards||Par||Red Yards||Par|
|1. Crab Apple||323||306||4||299||4|
|3. Dog Leg||505||494||5||440||5|
|9. Halfway House||401||384||4||308||4|
|10. Down Hill||418||409||4||340||4|
|17. Rolston Dip||174||158||3||118||3|