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Yorkshire’s newest golf course opens its doors

12.15am 1st July 2004 - Course Development

Flaxby Park, Yorkshire’s newest golf club, opens its doors for the first time today. The opening of the course marks the completion of the first phase of a £20m project to create one of the premier golf and leisure venues in the north of England.
Ideally located, close to the A1 between York and Harrogate, Flaxby Park Golf and Country Club, will ultimately incorporate a 9-hole Academy course, luxury clubhouse, 24 bay driving range and an associated four-star deluxe spa hotel.
The project is a joint venture between Alan Armstrong, Ian Mattocks and Brian Mattocks, three local farm owners. Speaking before the launch, Alan Armstrong said, “We are very proud to have reached this stage. The course is everything we‘d hoped for and a real testament to several years‘ hard work by a dedicated and talented team.”
Designed by leading golf architect David Hemstock, the Club’s two courses feature more than 15,000 newly planted trees, ten lakes and nearly 100 bunkers. The par 72 18-hole Park course is almost 7,000 yards long from the men’s championship tees, and 5,595 yards from the ladies‘ tees.
Such has been the interest in the club that it posted ‘membership full‘ notices several weeks ago. However, visitors and societies will be very welcome. Visitors‘ green fees have been set at £25 per round £35 per day during the week and £35 per round £47 per day at weekends. Tee times must be pre-booked.
Flaxby Park Golf and Country Club

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