South Cliff Golf Club: Where Golf Meets Spectacular Seaside Views
Nestled in the picturesque town of Scarborough, South Cliff Golf Club stands as a beacon of excellence and camaraderie. As a members club, we take pride in our reputation as 'the friendly club,' offering not only superb facilities but also a spectacular parkland course that boasts breathtaking views of the open sea. Widely regarded as one of the finest courses in Northern England, we have had the privilege of hosting prestigious regional, county, and national events, including the English Amateur Championship in 2016.
The course itself is divided into two distinct parts, separated by the main road connecting Scarborough and Filey. On the seaward side, you'll find holes four to ten, while the land-ward side showcases the first three and the last eight holes. The rolling valley stretching southwards into the hills and the slope of the ridge to the East create a captivating backdrop for our course. The real charm, however, lies in the magnificent cliff side holes that overlook the South Bay, Scarborough Town, and the rugged coastline leading towards Filey. The combination of these two parts provides an enjoyable contrast and ensures an exceptional golfing experience for all.
Our course offers a unique turf that features down-land characteristics, even on the cliffs, providing excellent lies for fairway wood shots. Visitors are captivated by the inspiring views of the shore and sea, accompanied by an exhilarating fresh breeze that is ever-present, even on the calmest days. This adds an additional challenge to the already testing quality of the course, making every round an exhilarating adventure.
Steeped in history, South Cliff Golf Club was founded in 1902 and has since established itself as a premier destination for golf enthusiasts. The course, designed by the renowned architect Alister MacKenzie, boasts 18 holes with a par of 72, stretching across 6,432 yards from the white tees.
To complement the golfing experience, our clubhouse offers a welcoming atmosphere with a bar and restaurant where you can relax and relish in the camaraderie of fellow members and guests. Our clubhouse is also an ideal venue for weddings and celebrations, ensuring your special moments are surrounded by the charm and beauty of our club.
For those seeking professional guidance and top-quality equipment, our Pro Shop is at your service. Led by the experienced Ivan Oliver, our professional staff provides tuition and access to a performance studio to help you refine your skills and elevate your game. At South Cliff Golf Club, we strive to offer an exceptional golfing experience, combining stunning views, excellent facilities, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere that keeps our members and guests returning time and time again.