Pike Hills

Pike Hills

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Pike Hills has been on its current site since 1946, having previously been at Hob Moor and Knavesmire originally in 1904.

Since it settled down, it has developed into one of the finest parkland courses in the North. Situated just off the A64, the club lies two miles south-west of the historic city of York.

The parkland layout stretches over 6,146 yards with of par 71, and has a challenging variety of holes of varying lengths.

The course kicks into life on the 291-yard par-4 3rd, where the big hitters will seize the chance to take the green on. However the best play is to thread a shot down the middle, avoiding trees left and the fairway bunker.

The 144-yard par-3 7th sees you play a tee shot to a green from within the land owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Askham Bog; it is not uncommon to see deer roaming across the course.

Be careful to miss the bunkers surrounding the green and a birdie here beckons.
The course kicks into life on the 291-yard par-4 3rd, where the big hitters will seize the chance to take the green on.

The 410-yard par-4 16th is one of Pike Hill’s star holes. Play a well-struck drive down to the left of the large hawthorn. This gently sweeping dog-leg then offers you a tough second of anything between 150 and 200 yards.

Once on this green a two putt is always welcome with a strong break from left to right to encounter.

The blend of long and short holes require good course management and careful shot-making decisions have to be made when a couple of ponds come into play.

When the fairways have been negotiated, some of the trickiest greens in the North of England await.

The club has continually invested in drainage, course development and state-of-the-art machinery, which provide excellent and consistent playing surfaces and rightfully has earned it a place in the ‘hidden gem’ category.

While playing Pike Hills, also visit the 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 and the club's history can be found in a book written by Hugh Murray, 'A Golfing Odyssey', on view in the clubhouse.