GGD has been advising Harrogate GC on all aspects of course improvements since the mid-1990’s – the work started with a full audit of the Sandy Herd/Harry Colt/Alister MacKenzie designed course. The course is located to the north-east of Harrogate, on an undulating site, which was once open moorland, overlooking the attractive North Yorkshire town of Ripon.

Our work has involved the construsction of new tees complexes, greens surrounds, water features, the renovation of all bunkers, improvements to practice facilities and a significant amount of woodland management (clearance of parkland-style plantations) to restore the native moorland characteristics. Some original Colt/MacKenzie mounding, bunkering and featuring has been well-preserved.

Photo credit: JG/Paul Mitchell/Harrogate Golf Club