Additional Golf Harrogate Golf Club Harrogate Golf Club was established in 1892 and is the oldest in Harrogate. Over the years many National Championships and County events have been held at the club. The club is a proud member of the European MacKenzie Society and its delightful parkland course measures 6092 yards from the men’s yellow tees. It is a 10 minute drive from either the Crown or Old Swan hotels. Ganton Golf Club Ganton Golf Club, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks number 81 in the “Top 100 of World Golf Courses” It is one of only three courses in the U.K. to have hosted both the Curtis Cup (2000) and the Ryder Cup (1949) as well as hosting the Walker Cup (2003). Golf was first played at Ganton in 1891 when Tom Chisholm of St Andrews laid out a course on Ganton estate land which had been found to have natural sandy subsoil and was consequently very suitable for developing a golf course. Many years later, in 1912 & 1920, Alister MacKenzie was involved in helping to improve the layout. Today it is considered to be one of the best inland courses in the U.K. It is situated 50 miles from Harrogate and the journey will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.