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Golf Friday 4th October

South Cliff Golf Course Scarborough

1st Tee Off will be from 11:20


At the turn of the last century the game of golf had become very much in vogue and the absence of links in Scarborough was to the disadvantage of the town. Hence a movement was set afoot to provide golf links and tennis courts on South Cliff. The proposal at first was that the scheme should be municipal but later the movement became one of semi private character and a limited Liability Company was proposed in 1902. The company was formed to carry out the scheme with power to let the land to two new clubs – Scarborough Town Golf Club and Scarborough Cliff Lawn Tennis Club. After little success the tennis club later folded.

Distinguished golfers to play the course in the early days include Harry Vardon, James Braid and J H Taylor together with the 1907 Open Champion, Arnaund Massey. After a period of serious neglect and suffering during the First World War, Dr MacKenzie  of Cypress Point, Augusta National and Royal Melbourne fame was commissioned to design and supervise the construction of a new course which is, with some alterations, the one that is played today.

A new clubhouse was added in 1930 and the professional’s shop in 1937.

As cliff erosion crept towards the 9th and 10th holes, the course was altered and remapped during the 1980s with new 16th and 17th holes. More holes were built in 2002 to accommodate the new Scarborough to Filey Road the 11th and 12th holes were completely new and the 3rd modified. A new bridge linked the two parts of the course and the dash across the busy road became a thing of the past!

Recent major investment in both course and clubhouse has ensured a course in magnificent condition and a clubhouse ideal for functions

Club Rules

South Cliff Golf Club Terms & Conditions

Play is from the Yellow/Red tees, for large groups, this is in three’s or four’s only.

Play from the White tees is only allowed if permission is granted by the Secretary Manager.

Please be prompt onto the tee and play without delay and show consideration to those around you at all times. Keep up with the group in front, not in front of the group behind. Kindly invite the players behind you to play through if you are holding them up for whatever reason. A little courtesy goes a long way and makes the day more pleasant for all.

Payment of Green Fees & Organiser Responsibility

All green fees are to be paid in the Pro Shop, full payment is required before play commences on the course. We would be grateful if, you as the organiser can collect all the cash so that you are not delayed in the shop. Any changes to numbers booked should be notified to the Club a minimum of 48 hours prior to your visit. Please ensure that all members of your party are fully aware of the T&C’s listed here and that respect is shown to our staff and facilities at all times.


Please book buggies, if required with the Pro Shop on 01723 360525.

No person under 16 years of age is permitted to drive a buggy, buggies must be driven in a safe and sensible manner at all times.

So as to preserve the fairways we would be grateful if you would drive and park your buggies in the rough or semi-rough and walk to play shots on the fairway.

Course closure

Course closure is sometimes unavoidable, in this event every effort will be made to notify the Organiser in order, if at all possible, to avoid a wasted journey. The Course Information line is 01723 500823 this is updated, as necessary each morning at 7.30am.

Visitor Responsibility

Visitors are temporary Members for the day. Visitors failing to observe any of the conditions on this sheet may be asked by the Secretary/Manager, Professional or a Committee member to reconsider their position, failure to do so may result in a request to leave the Course and in this event no refund of green fees will be allowed.

The Course

After playing the 3rd hole proceed over the bridge to the 4th tee.

The 1st and 13th greens are separate, you must lift off if on the wrong green. Rule 25-3 applies.

Please take care when driving from the 2nd and 13th tees as a bridleway/road crosses these fairways.

150 yard markers are to the centre of the greens.

Greens staff working on the course have priority at all times.



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