The county of East Riding of Yorkshire is a golfer’s paradise, with plenty of options in and around the town of Bridlington, perfect for those staying at the Bridlington Holiday Cottages. This makes the town a wonderful place to base yourself for a golfing trip, with courses open all through the year with various options for visiting guests. Here, we take a look at the best golf courses close to Bridlington.
Bridlington Links Golf Club
The nearest to the town centre, this ‘links’ club is also located adjacent to Sewerby Hall. This 18 hole, clifftop par 72 course is not only a challenge, but also offers exceptional views of Bridlington Bay, Flamborough Head and the town itself. With a driving range available as well as an inn and restaurant each with excellent views, every golfer will want to book a day at Bridlington Links during their stay in the town.
Flamborough Head Golf Club
Located right at the edge of Flamborough Head, this prestigious and traditional golf club offers amazing views of both the North Sea and the Flamborough Lighthouse (which is situated on the 18 hole course itself). Visitors are welcome year round and can often get excellent ‘Green Fee and Fish & Chip’ deals.
Hornsea Golf Club
A 30 minute drive south along the coast and you’ll find Hornsea Golf Club. One of Yorkshire’s finest golf clubs, it was established in the 19th century and features an 18 hole, 72 par course designed by champion Alex Herd. Visitors are welcome throughout the week apart from Tuesday mornings and Saturday afternoons.
Ganton Golf Club
Just a 30 minute drive inland to the north-west is one of the world’s ‘Top 80 golf courses’ at Ganton Golf Club. Standards are kept high at this prestigious course so adhering to the dress code is important, however visitors will enjoy the championship course, especially if they book onto a Twilight Tee-off time. The elegant club house is home to two bar lounges and a dining room.
There are even more excellent golf clubs nearby, including North Scarborough, South Scarborough and Beverly, all worth a visit if you have time. Bridlington is the ideal location for a golfing holiday, especially for those who enjoy links courses with excellent views.