Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club, situated just outside the historic town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is a real gem. Not overly long, it’s still a great test for golfers, thanks in no small part to its superb undulating greens. It's an absolute pleasure to play at any time of the year, a cracking little golf course in a fabulous rolling parkland setting.
The Club was founded in 1892 and has been played at its current site, Bend Hagg, since 1904 after members decamped from the old racecourse half a mile away.
Nearby Richmond is steeped in history and a hub for holiday-makers touring the Yorkshire Dales. But golfers keen to explore the surrounding area should leave enough time for a meal and a drink in the sun lounge overlooking the 18th green to soak up the tranquil atmosphere and take in the views, which change so gloriously with the seasons.
Richmond Golf Club is currently celebrating the fantastic work carried out by its Head Greenkeeper, Anthony McGeough, and his team who came back winners last Wednesday, 20th January, at the STRI Awards at Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate.