Exclusive golf offers for Devonshire guests at Skipton Golf Club
We have joined forces with Skipton Golf Club to offer our guests a stunning golf experience during their stay with us at our Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa hotel. Nestled in an idyllic corner of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, just 15 minutes drive away, lies Skipton Golf Club, one of the White Rose county’s most picturesque courses and settings, sitting in the lower reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, and close by to the historic market town of Skipton.
The club began life as Craven Golf Club way back in 1893, down on the banks of the river Aire in Gargrave, when the 29 members included one Lord, two Sirs, five Reverends and a Colonel – plus three ladies - it was relocated to its current site three years later.
Acclaimed golf architect David Jones was recruited to help with the planning and design when the golf club reached a financial agreement with the Environment Agency to release land enabling the construction of a flood alleviation scheme and the remodelled course was opened in August 2018 featuring three new holes and giving Skipton a whole new dynamic.
What Jones thankfully wasn’t required to do was radically alter Skipton’s very own ‘Amen Corner’ the three holes from 14 to 16 which get the very best out of Eller Beck as it winds its way south through Wharfedale. First time golfers will soon understand the potentially card-wrecking challenges this wonderful stretch of golf holes provides.
In the re-formatted layout, the former par-3 1st hole is now a practice area and the course proper begins on what was the par-5 2nd. The 6th is a new hole, a tough par-3, while the new 10th and 11th offer a rather different challenge to the tree-lined body of the established holes, heading out and back into the stunning Dales landscape to the north of the club.
Visitors are welcome every day, although only in the afternoon on Saturday once club competitions have finished. Please note there is also limited catering on Mondays.
To book your golf experience, please ring Karen Chapman, Golf Manager, on 01756 795657 and tell her that you are a Devonshire Arms guest to receive the winter season offers below:
Adults £20 / £25 (weekday / weekend)
Juniors £10 / £10 (weekday / weekend)
Visit the website: www.skiptongolfclub.co.uk
*Winter season dates run from 1st November to 31st March.