Welcome to Forest of Galtres Golf Club Web Site. This parkland golf course is situated in the heart of the ancient Forest of Galtres, just two miles from the northern section of the ring road around the historic city of York
From the seventh green, York Minster is visible to the south, and to the north, 20 miles away, one can see the White Horse of Kilburn on the Hambleton Hills. The rural and peaceful nature of this ancient forest area, with its mature oak trees, has been enhanced by much additional tree planting.
The club is affiliated to the English Golf Union and members are therefore eligible to obtain handicaps.
The course covers about 120 acres and is an 18 hole course measuring 6,534 yards from the medal tees. It is par 72 and the standard scratch Scratch Score is 71.
The lakes on the course have been designed to provide water storage for irrigation whilst at the same time coming into play as interesting water hazards. A computer controlled pop-up irrigation system has been installed to serve all tees and greens.
All of the greens have been constructed to the high and demanding specification of the U.S. Golf Association in order to create putting surfaces capable of all year round play. This ‘perched water table’ concept is a major contributory factor towards the superb quality of our greens providing an even and true putting surface