The club was formed in 1904 as the Knavesmire Golf Club and moved to Hob Moor in 1922. We moved to our current site in 1946 and during the past 60 years have developed into one of the finest parkland courses in the North. Situated just off the A64, the course is approx 2 miles south west of the historic city of York.
A delightful eighteen hole parkland course, with tree lined fairways, built around Askham Nature Reserve, an area which has been designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). As you make the short walk from the 6th green to the 7th tee you will suddenly find yourself immersed in a little wilderness – the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Askham Nature Reserve. It is not uncommon to see deer roaming across the course with many squirrels, rabbits and a variety of birds – Mother Nature at her best!
The course, 6,212 yards, with an SSSof 70 and par 71, has a challenging variety of holes, varying lengths of par 4’s, challenging par 5’s and testing par 3’s. It has a blend of long and short holes which require good course management and careful shot making decisions have to be made. A couple of ponds come into play and you are never far away from a dyke which runs from Askham Bog. When the fairways have been negotiated, some of the trickiest greens in the north of England await. This is when the good putter comes to the fore. Altogether, it makes Pike Hills a most enjoyable course and, at the same time, a testing game for golfers of all abilities. Visitors and members always receive a warm welcome at Pike Hills and you will leave after an enjoyable visit with long lasting memories of a great day out.