Rudding Park (Hawtree) - Yorkshire - England

Rudding Park Hotel,
Rudding Park,
Follifoot,
Harrogate,
North Yorkshire,
England,
HG3 1JH


  • +44 (0) 1423 872100

  • Peter Banks

  • Martin Hawtree

  • Craig Jones


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Rudding Park's Hawtree course was designed by the renowned golf architect Martin Hawtree and provides a stern test to handicap. In the heart of this 300-acre estate, the championship course runs through the mature parkland that was originally laid out by the famous landscape designer Humphrey Repton in the 18th century.

The Regency-style country house in the heart of the estate dates back to 1805 and it now serves as a hotel, conference centre and spa, with golfers accommodated in a separate clubhouse next to the course. Rudding Park is also home to the Repton short course, a high quality 6-hole design that features USGA greens and a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

The Hawtree course is routed in an old-fashioned out and back fashion, with the front nine leading away from the clubhouse and the back nine returning golfers to where they started. As an option for those who want to play less than a full round, there are another two holes available here and they’re played in a 10-hole loop; holes 1-7, the two extra holes, then finishing at the 3rd, close to the clubhouse.

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Description: Rudding Park's Hawtree course was designed by the renowned golf architect Martin Hawtree and provides a stern test to handicap. Rating: 3.8 out of 6 Reviews: 5

A very nice course. Quite wide with a few reachable par 5's but tricky firm and quite fast greens, and clever hazards do make this course a test. I didn't find any 'boring' holes, generally very impressed. Well worth a visit. NB Greens if in the wrong spots can be very difficult.
4 / 6
Rudding Park (Hawtree)
July 25, 2012


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in response to the first poster here, you have got to be kidding?!! there are several better courses in the area. this course is just ok, i quite enjoy playing there, but the course does not match up to the quality of the hotel and tuition/facilities at the golf academy. A solid 3 ball rating.
3 / 6
Rudding Park (Hawtree)
January 25, 2010


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Rudding Park is a fun 18 hole course. It is in very good condition for the price, especially the greens. They were too slow when we played and needed cutting BUT for a course in this price bracket they were lovely surfaces, very true and I am reliably informed by other friends who have played there that they are usually fairly rapid. It is a fairly easy course, perhaps protected by its length. Some accuracy is needed to avoid being stuck behind huge old oak trees, but aside from that there is little in the way of rough to penalise you. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is the lack of bunkering. I understand this was perhaps a planning constraint. It is such a shame, as many of the holes would become classics with some strategically placed fairway and greenside bunkers. All in all an enjoyable golf course, not particularly challenging for better golfers, oh and great half way house catering!
4 / 6
Rudding Park (Hawtree)
October 09, 2009


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A fairly average hotel course that has some decent holes late on, the par-3 14th and then a tough par-4 at the 15th would be my choices of best holes. If this was a standalone course, I do not think I'll be rushing back but as a fantastic hotel with a golf course I will. Recently opened too is a 6-hole par-3 course, which is great fun and combined with a quality golf academy, overall Rudding Park is worth a visit but the main course is a little lacking I think.
3 / 6
Rudding Park (Hawtree)
June 18, 2008


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Fantastic scenery and a very well kept and managed course. This is a real gem and definatly worth playing. Martin Hawtree designed with lots of humps and hollows. This will definatly make it into the top 100 very soon. This place also has a 6 hole, par 3 course with a replica 17th at Sawgrass which is worth all £12 to play, and is no easy task but fantastic fun for all. Have recomended this course to alot of friends, and have been back several times. Worth every penny to play and is by far the best in the area
5 / 6
Rudding Park (Hawtree)
May 18, 2008


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