Doncaster Golf Club was formed in 1894, moving to its’ current location in 1910, and is an attractive part heathland and part parkland course set on the southern outskirts of the town. The course is built on acidic sandy subsoil conducive to finer grasses and excellent drainage. Visiting golfers can therefore always expect excellent playing conditions with firm and true greens, providing a challenge for all abilities.
The course has developed over the years with early input from the renowned course architect Dr Alistair McKenzie and James Braid. Major changes to the course layout occurred in the 1970’s, overseen by Hawtree & Son, and course development continues to this day with work carried out to modernise the positioning and design of bunkers and to regenerate the heather which used to be such a feature of the course.
While the course is not overly long at 6266 yards off the white tees, it provides a good test, requiring great accuracy off the tee and into small greens. The first half of the course is primarily heathland in nature, with mature woodland, bunkers and heather make the opening five holes particularly challenging. While the remaining holes of the 1st nine provide some respite, accuracy from the tee is still required. Moving onto the back nine introduces the visitor to holes that are more parkland in nature, with a tee shot into the long par 3 11th from an elevated tee followed by the challenging par 5 12th hole, the only par 5 on the scorecard. Again, established woodland and bunkers, together with a few strategically positioned water hazards, provides an attractive and challenging environment for the golfer. On completion of their round, visiting golfers can avail themselves of the excellent clubhouse facilities and services, and enjoy the views from the clubhouse balconies.
The Club has a friendly and active membership and hosts a number of Open events throughout the year. More details on membership and Open events are available on the Club’s website at www.doncastergolfclub.co.uk.
Doncaster Golf Club is also an ideal choice for Visiting Parties and Corporate Days, with an excellent course and facilities, a wide range of menu choices and friendly staff on hand to ensure your party has an enjoyable day with us. Please contact our Professional, Graham Bailey, on 01302 868404 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific requirements.
Doncaster Golf Club, Doncaster, United Kingdom