Visiting golfers are welcome to play at Ganton and tee times are normally available both during the week and at weekends. Times are however, subject to availability and visitors must always make arrangements to play in advance. Ganton is a challenging Championship Course and players are required to be in possession of a current handicap certificate.
Clubhouse Hours: The Clubhouse opens at 8.30 a.m. each day and normally closes at 9.00 p.m. weekdays and at 7.30 p.m. weekends in the Summer and at 7.00 p.m. in the Winter. The Bar closes 30 minutes before the Clubhouse.
Catering: Snack meals are available throughout the day. Lunch is served from 12 noon and visitors wishing to take lunch are requested to advise the catering staff before play. Evening meals can be arranged with the Caterer but at least 48 hours notice is required. To discuss your catering requirements please contact on 01944 712802.
Tees of the Day: Gentlemen normally play from the Yellow Tees and Ladies from the Red Tees.
Practice: There is an excellent practice range, complemented by a short game practice facility. Baskets of balls may be obtained from the Professional’s Shop. Please note that the practice areas are closed until 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays to allow for maintenance.
Caddies: A limited number of bag carriers are available. Bookings should be made with the Caddiemaster. (Tel: 01944 712804)
Buggies: A very limited number of Buggies are available to hire for those unable to walk the course in the normal way. They must be booked in advance via the Secretary’s Office.
On Arrival: Please make your way to the Caddiemaster’s Office to check-in.
Payments: Individual green fees should be paid at the Professional’s Shop before play. Accounts may be settled by cash, cheque (supported by valid bankcard) or credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Switch are acceptable.)
Handicap Certificates: All visitors need to be in possession of a current handicap certificate.
Dress on the Course: Metal or soft spikes are allowed - please ensure that you are wearing appropriate shoes for the prevailing conditions. Conventional golf wear is required. Gentlemen may use tailored shorts. It is requested that these are worn with knee length socks. Denim jeans, collarless shirts and training shoes are not permitted on the course or in the Clubhouse.
Dress in the Clubhouse: In the Clubhouse smart casual wear is permitted at all times in the Side Bar, Thirsk and Rudgard Rooms and before 11am in the Dining Room. Otherwise Gentlemen are required to wear jackets and ties or cravats in the Back Bar, Vardon Room & after 11am in the Dining Room. Smart, smart casual or golfing attire may be worn on the Terrace. Ladies are required to wear smart clothing suited to the time of day and the occasion.
Other than in the Changing rooms, smart non golfing footwear, with socks for Gentlemen, must be worn at all times in the Clubhouse. Junior Members, Guests of Junior Members and Visitors are expected to conform to the Club’s Dress Rules.
It is accepted that some young gentlemen under sixteen years of age may not have jackets. In such cases, when in the company of a parent, grandparent or a Member in loco parentis, a shirt and tie with or without a long sleeved pullover is acceptable.
Dress on the Course: On the Course, dress must be appropriate to the playing of golf; items such as jeans, collarless shirts, sun tops, short or cargo shorts and training shoes are not acceptable. The use of knee length stockings is preferred when Gentlemen choose to wear tailored shorts.
Mobile Telephones: Not permitted on the course or in the Clubhouse. Essential calls should be made from the payphone in the Clubhouse or discreetly from inside your car.
Dogs: Not permitted on the course or in the clubhouse.
Insurance: Visitors are advised to ensure that they are adequately covered
Safety: For your safety we would like to inform you of the following: -
- Bunkers: Many are deep and have steep steps. Care should be taken, particularly when conditions are wet.
- 17th / 18th Holes: Crossed by a public highway – be careful not to play until clear to do so.
- Blind Holes: There are blind spots at 4th & 18th. Please exercise due care before playing.
Etiquette/Care of the Course: Visitors are requested to respect the Club’s traditions and observe golf’s courtesies. In particular, please refrain from making practice swings on the tees and keep all trolleys off tees and away from the areas between greens and greenside bunkers. Please replace all divots, rake bunkers and avoid climbing up or down the bunker faces.