The Bridlington Links
The Bridlington Links, Bridlington, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, YO15 1DW
11 reviews of The Bridlington Links
Absolutely great layout and views to die for, especially the three holes on the clifftop. Challenging variety of holes with rough to definitely stay out of! The par 5 signature 3rd hole is a beaut. However, the greens are in well below average shape and the fairways are in need of a good cut. Patchy and shaggy to say the least. Also, not a flat spot on the tee-boxes and not one of the bunkers were raked (like hitting off pavement) Nevertheless, the pro-shop was well stocked with the latest and greatest and the staff were very friendly and helpful, although the pro-shop was closed at around 3:00 p.m. when we finished our round (Needed some drinks and balls!) :-(. The driving range was not staffed and the ball machine was empty. This is a course with great potential, and if the course maintenance staff will spend at least a minimum amount of time topping up the bare basics (didn't see anyone from the greens staff on the course the three rounds we played) it would definitely be my favourite course in the area. Alex from West Yorkshire.
Played here 3 or 4 times on golf weekends and its a decent enough course. Condition wise the greens are generally very good, as are the fairways and bunkers. Beware the rough though as it is very thick and almost certainly a lost ball in a lot of places. The course takes a lot of societys / visitors but we've never had problems with slow play ect. The wind is a big defense of the course as there always seems to be a stiff breeze blowing. The course is a reasonable blend of long par fours and tough par 5's-the par3 's are generally shortish and easy enough. I just felt the course lacked a bit of charachter that other seaside courses have, found some holes a bit bland and straightforward - Flamborough, Whitby and Scarborough South all more interesting for me. The clubhouse is nice and the food was great. Nice enjoyable course but there are better in the area.
Played the course in mid august midweek on a sunnay but breezy day. This course is a cliff top semi parkland layout - not really links at all, it even has a bit of water. The course has an attractive layout, particularly the holes on the cliff tops. I'm a reasonably stright hitter and so played the course reasonably well for a first visit but be warned, whilst the fairways are reasonably wide, the rough is very penal - my playing partners visited it regularly and after a few holes didnt even bother looking for a lost ball - its a good foot high only a couple of yars off the fairway. This is a course that requires to be played more than once as a lot of the dangers are hidden from the tee - there are no hole plans on the tees which would help a great deal The course was in very good condition with good consistent greens, fairways and tees. Pace of play was good but given the fact that this is a holiday area i can see rounds taking 5+ hours in busy periods particularly if players are wayward & bother to look for their balls in the rough. The course is great value at only a tenner midweek after 1 pm - but still good value at the full rate of £18. Will probably return - Flamborough Head & Scarborough South Cliff are better course for similar money as they are on the 2 for 1 scheme.
I played this course in early May 2006. Despite recent rain,the course was in superb condition,a pleasure to play on. Many of the holes are parkland rather than links style and a little bland,but the par-5 3rd,twisting its way between bunkers and small lakes,is a classic. The following hole is a very inviting par-3,and the 9th is another beauty with a tricky shot to the green over water. The back 9 contains holes along the clifftop which are an absolute joy. The rough is pretty punishing,but you have to be quite wayward to find it. I played 36 holes in the day (decent value at £25),and only missed a couple of fairways,which says far more about the generosity of the fairways than about my driving! The course probably becomes a different beast when the wind gets up. Well worth a visit.
I played this course in early December on a fine sunny day. The course was in top condition, able to play off the teeing areas and there were no tempory greens. With the odd exception the fairways are generous and the rough cut to sensible levels. The greens though slightly woolly looking were unpredictable and a challenge. Not easy to gauge the speed. There are many well placed bunkers along the course and several well concieled ponds that counter balance the generosity of the fairways. In summary a very good and well looked after course. Very good value at only £13.50p green fee which included soup and sandwich in the clubhouse. There are great views of Bridlington Bay on some of the back nine holes. I look forward to visiting this course in summer.
I have just returned from a short break in the Bridlington area area. While there I managed to have a game at The Bridlington Links Golf Course. I was a little concerned, having read in a previous correspondents comments that the fairways where very narrow and the semi very high? I had a wonderful round the fairways were very wide and the semi a quite acceptable length, I used a 3 wood to play out when necessary. Yes the rough was terrible but you had to be pretty bad to go in this. I read a notice in the clubhouse which says that the rough has to be kept long for the local wildlife, but it caused me no problems. I am a 22 handicap player
The improvements at the Links over the last two years have been tremendous. The greens are outstanding but beware of the rough because if you go in you will find it extremely difficult to get out. A real challenging but impressive course. But I think it's good for both high and low handicappers as the fairways and fair, a real 'links' course. Excellent food in the restaurant, a driving range and a 9 hole course also available for warming up before your game.
Played the course three times in the last two years and unfortunately this year the course setup was awful. The greenkeeper has been watching too many Opens. The fairways were narrow and the rough was ridiculous. It took over 3 hours to play 12 holes. After that we went home after we met a a group of over 10 players waiting to play the 13th. Apparently everyone was slow due to looking for lost balls in the jungle. Pity because I used to rate it as one of my favourite courses.
Played this course four or five times when it was still fairly new. I was impressed with its condition and with the whole set-up. Catering was superb.
One of the features of Bridlington Links, is the Playgolf Academy, offering Free initial instruction for novices on the basics of the game by an approved instructor on the driving range.. a novices game can be improved by following the Playgolf Scheme, with improver lessons working through the finer points of the game, one step at a time and at a reasonable price. There is also a 9 hole Academy course on which to hone newly aquired skills without the frustration of struggling round the main course.\r\nFor those new to the game I would heartlily recommend Bridlington Links, the club pros are on hand to help and made me feel very welcome - something often lacking in many courses (especially for the novice).\r\n\r\nThe main course is well designed and challenging even for those more adept at the game (so I have been told!). However I think this course would be enjoyed by almost everybody - the views from the clifftop holes almost make a bad round worth it!\r\n\r\nThe pro shop is reasonably well stocked, and the 19th provides a welcoming atmosphere, with views across the bay and main course - serving fine beverages and good food!
The Bridlington Links is one of the most challenging golf courses on \r\nthe east coast.Its long yardage and challenging design make it a real\r\ntest for any golfer.Particularly impressive are holes 14 to 16 \r\nstretching along the clifftop par on those holes is an excellent score\r\nThe clubhouse is also excellent with high quality food and beverages.
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