Whitby Golf Club is situated on the A174 between Whitby and Sandsend and has a commanding position on the edge of the cliffs. There are wonderful views along the coast towards to Kettleness to the north west and south eastward across to Whitby harbour and pier with the Abbey ruins dominating behind. Whitby Golf Club enjoys some of the most spectacular views of any of the courses along the Yorkshire Coast with the sea visible from the majority of holes as you climb up towards the edge of the North York Moors.
It is the ideal type of course for all levels of golfers, as it is neither too long or difficult, but don’t be fooled! Whatever your handicap you need to be accurate on all holes to avoid some of the more interesting hazards. The fairways may look wide and forgiving, but wayward shots can be severely punished. The most striking feature is the Upgang Ravine which has to be driven when playing the 6th and 18th holes. In addition the cliff top location means that the degree of difficulty will be dictated by the prevailing wind coming off the land, but beware – it may suddenly catch you out and start blowing off the North Sea.