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Pike Hills Golf Club

Pike Hills Golf Club

Tadcaster Road
Askham Bryan
York
England
YO23 3UW
Tel: +44(0)1904 708797

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Pike Hills Golf Club lies about 4 miles south west of the historic and beautiful city of York, where you will find Europe's largest Gothic church and possibly the finest example of Gothic architecture in Europe, York Minster, which was started in 1220. Views of the Minster are evident throughout the course.

The club is situated just off the A64, on the road to York, between the village of Askham Bryan and Copmanthorpe. With the blessing of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Pike Hills celebrated it's Centenary in 2004, the club was founded in 1904 as the Knavesmire Club, first playing on the Knavesmire, it moved to Hob Moor, and was the York Railway Institute Golf Club and eventually to it's present home, Pike Hills, in October 1949.

The history of the Golf Club can be found in a book written by Hugh Murray, "A Golfing Odyssey", on view in the clubhouse. An eighteen hole parkland course, with tree lined fairways, built around Askham Bog, which has been designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

As you make the short walk from the 6th green to the 7th tee you will suddenly find yourself in a little wilderness, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Askham Bog Nature Reserve. It is not uncommon to see deer roaming across the course, and the less desirable rabbits and squirrels are in abundance, but this is Mother Nature at it's best.

The course, 6,146 yards, with SSS of 70, and par 71 has a challenging variety of holes, varying lengths of par 4's and challenging par 5's. It has a blend of long and short holes which require good course management and careful shot making decisions have to be made. A couple of ponds come into play, and you are never far away from the beck which runs from Askham Bog. When the fairways have been negotiated, some of the trickiest greens in the north of England await you, this is when the good putter comes to the fore.

Altogether it makes Pike Hills a most enjoyable course and at the same time, a testing game for golfers of all abilities. Some may say, because we are in the "Vale of York" which is predominantly a flat part of Yorkshire it is not too demanding a course, some say this makes it even more enjoyable.

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