Drax Golf Club

4.4705882353 4.5 stars from 5 (8)
  • Holes: 12
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5564 yards
  • Layout

  • Main Road, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8PQ, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1757 617228
  • www.draxgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1990
Type: Private
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5564 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 69 5354 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5041 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 8 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 8 reviews


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"Awesome track (just a bit foggy!)"


DWMacster's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2019
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great little course, not massively long. Greens were in excellent condition for the time of year. All staff were welcoming and friendly. Shame the fog didn't lift till the 14th for us but all of our party would love to go back later in the year as recommended by the greenkeeper when the greens will reach their full potential!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Qwerky Course"


philipmatthews's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is interesting as you play five holes twice from different tee positions. Whilst we didn’t have a problem when we played I would assume you could get a back up if players on those tees that you play from twice at busy times of the year.

The staff were very welcoming and friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Father and son having a round of golf"


u023107941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A jewel of a parkland golf course. Not the longest by any means but apart from maybe five holes keep your driver in the bag. Fairways superb and virtually no rough because it's nearly all tree lined. Greens some of the best I've played on. Will definitely carry on playing this course. Not one disappointing hole. My 18 year old son hits the ball way further than me with his driver so l enjoyed this course even more because that didn't really come into play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2017

Thank you for your great feedback. We hope to see you again very soon! Check out our website if you would link some more information about the club: www.draxgolfclub.com

Liam Ridgill

Vice-Captain


"Yorkshire's Hidden Gem? They names it right!"


liam0409's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Visiting the Drax website they refer to the course as "Yorkshire's Hidden Gem" and to my surprise, they were right!

Tucked away south of Selby I was very surprised at the course I had stumbled upon. The presentation of the course was fantastic with nicely manicured fairways and greens. the greens were a little slow but when speaking to a member of the committee who was very helpful in showing me around, I was made aware that a lot of maintenance had taken place in the past couple of weeks to get the greens in shape for the height of the season.

My honest opinion is that the greens were some of the best I have played thus far in 2017 so I would love to see what they are like in the summer!

This course turned out to be very quirky with some tight shots off the tee to nice wide fairways playing into difficult greens with very subtle movements that certainly tested you. The second hole is a great example of this where the green looks relatively flat, was I wrong! looking at the hole everything rolls left to right, and fast, even single handicappers would do well to stop a ball on that green, it is a real beauty.

Another nice touch is the practise putting green and driving net which I didn't expect to see. It certainly helps blow off any cobwebs in a morning!]

In all, I could go on about my amazing day at Drax, but in short, this is a must play course and one that I would come back to again and again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"hidden gem"


t1295654306's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is a cracking hidden gem.

On arrival you park in the sports social club and check in at the bar. Then its a 5minute walk out of the car park and over bridge (the railway lines) to the first tee.

Once down onto the teeing area an immediate liking of what was to come. Course in excellent condition. good to see no rubbish at all (you know what i mean,lol).

The not so good aspect has to be the navigation from some green to tees. GPS.( all our party have gps devices which did not tally wth the course)had to find some holes manually. Due to this being a 12 hole course and playing 6 twice(different tee on a couple). Do not be put off though

Will definitely play again,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2017

Thank you for your great feedback. We hope to see you again very soon!

As for your GPS, if you run an update on your device the course should be fully up to date with our route changes.

Check out our website if you would link some more information about the club: www.draxgolfclub.com

Liam Ridgill

Vice-Captain


"Strange course"


philgmo's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

You have to park at the club community centre and the staff weren't too helpful as to where the golf was . Apparently you should check in at the bar but nobody told us this and we eventually found the course which was a bit of a trek along a main road. We had no scorecard and a member helped us as to where to go and he gave us an old scorecard. The course itself could be much better and the grass was quite long and there were no signs for the next tee and it was difficult to find tour way around. It's only a 12 hole course but you play 6 holes twice from different tees, but again it's not easy to follow. There are some good holes and overall it could be much better than it was. Good value for money though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Little Beauty!"


liam0409's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

You may think a 12 hole, ex Power Station course may be short of great challenges. Drax is a real hidden gem, lovely course with some testing holes. There are some lovely walks & even the towers added some "atmosphere" to the surroundings but it is great how the trees now camouflage them in the middle of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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