Driffield Golf Club

The course is in a tranquil setting surrounded by the farmland of the Sunderlandwick Estate.
The course is in a tranquil setting surrounded by the farmland of the Sunderlandwick Estate.

The course lies south of Driffield and is accessible from Hull, Beverley, York and the coastal resorts of East Yorkshire.

The easy walking course presents a true challenge for the golfer, with tree lined fairways, streams and ponds all demanding accuracy.

Driffield Golf Club lies just south of the town and is easily accessible from Hull, Beverley, York and the coastal resorts of East Yorkshire. The course is in a tranquil setting surrounded by the farmland of the Sunderlandwick Estate of which it is a part. The natural features of the course play host to a wide variety of wildlife and the trout stream which runs through the course is a particular feature.

The easy walking course presents a true challenge for the golfer, with tree lined fairways, streams and ponds all demanding accuracy. Driffield is a popular venue and hosts both East Riding and Yorkshire Union events.

History

Driffield Golf Club was founded in 1923, initially being sited on the east side of the town at Meadow Road. A move to the current site on the Sunderlandwick Estate took place in 1934. During the Second World War the club gave up 9 holes for agriculture in support of the war effort. There after it remained as a 9 hole course until the early 1980’s when an extension programme was under taken to return the course to its present 18 holes which was officially opened on the 2nd of September 1990 by the President of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse formerly a wooden structure was replaced in 1980 by a brick building costing £30,000. The view at the time being that this building would serve the need of the membership and visitors for many years to come. This proved to be an incorrect assumption due to the return to an 18 hole course creating an increase in membership and related golfing activity, larger premises were required. In 2001 the clubhouse underwent major extensions and refurbishment costing £300,000. The fruits of this investment were officially opened in 2002, by Howard Clark the Ryder Cup Star and TV Commentator.

Membership

Positioned just south of the rapidly growing town, Driffield Golf Club has a membership similar to that of many private member golf clubs. The EGGS, Ladies, Rabbits, Junior and DREGS sections are all popular, vibrant and well organised.

Social events held outside of the golfing season are also well supported providing the opportunity to have a bit of fun and maybe even a few drinks even when the weather is not at its best.

The Course

The golf course itself is set in a beautiful parkland estate with many native trees, ponds and the trout stream. Water Hazards impact on holes seven to eleven, fifteen and sixteen. The feature hole is the par 5 eleventh, with its three ponds and assorted streams running across and along the fairway which, unless accuracy is to the fore, impact at varying stages of the 487 yard hole before you reach the narrow, heavily protected green.

Driffield Golf Club has a very large practice area, with parking alongside the A614 and adjoining the course complete with two covered bays. There is also a further practice area, with pitching green, nets and putting green close to the clubhouse. Another putting green is located next to the first tee.

How to find Sunderlandwick Estate

Directions to Sunderlandwick Estate

From the north

From M62: Take Junction 37 to Howden, A164 towards Driffield past Market Weighton, through Middleton-on-the-Wolds and Bainton. Turn right at Bainton roundabout towards Driffield.

  • For our Farm Shop turn right just before Kelleythorpe roundabout.
  • For the Farms and Office turn right at roundabout A164 towards Hull and Beverley past the Rugby Club and Driffield Showfield.

Take a right at next roundabout. After 500 yards take the first right signposted to the Driffield Golf Club. Follow the signs to the Farms and the Office.

From YORK: A166 Stamford Bridge, Wetwang, Garton-on-the-Wolds towards Driffield. At the f irst roundabout turn right towards Beverley/Hull.

  • For our Farm Shop, which is at the next roundabout (Kelleythorpe) follow the signs.
  • For the Farms and Office turn left A164 towards Hull and Beverley past the Rugby Club and Driffield Showfield.

Take a right at next roundabout. After 500 yards take the first right signposted to the Driffield Golf Club. Follow the signs to the Farms and the Office.

From the south

From Hull and Beverley take A164 through Hutton Cranswick towards Driffield.

  • For Farms and Office after approx 2 miles turn left at sign for Driffield Golf Club and follow signs to the Farm.
  • For our Farm Shop continue towards Driffield and turn left at roundabout, past Driffield Showfield and Rugby Club.

Follow Farm Shop signs turning left at Kelleythorpe roundabout and immediate left into the Shop Car Park.