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Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club

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Ganton is famous for its hosting many significant
matches and championships, attracting golfers from all over the world. It is
also proud to be always associated with the story and history of Golf in
  Ganton has many distinctive
features from unique and deep bunkers to wild and rough gorse, which give
unforgettable experience for all players.

History:The course was designed by Tom Chisholm of
St Andrews, from the home of golf, who played first on the course 1891. The
course was situated on the Ganton Estate owned by Sir Charles Legard, on a
naturally rough ground which was once covered and part of the North Sea. The
soil turned out to be an ideal base to establish golf course. The development
was mainly carried out with the influence of Northern railway Line with Ganton
Halt. Soon after, Ganton was structured for an ideal golf course where history
was made in 1896, when Harry Vardon during his stay won the first three of six Open
Championships. The course has been coming through several changes in its
architecture and developments of its nature, then reached its final format in
the 1930’s.


Amateur Champion and Captain of the R&A, Sir Michael
Bonnallack has outlined the distinctiveness of Ganton: “
journey from tee to green on every hole is one of the most enjoyable golfing
examinations that a player is ever likely to experience”.


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