Otley Golf Club


The following represents a sample of the many complimentary comments received: 

I thought the course was presented in really good condition for this time of year, in spite of the terrible weather we're experiencing.  

I liked the definition of the course. It was the right call to close the two holes and the placement of two temporary greens was spot on. 

The lines around the temp greens was a good idea. The ropes are all in good places and the tee boxes were placed in good locations. Apart from the last which was a bit cruel. 

Mark and the team were on it from minute one ( we were there early ) They gave great support to Ian and the Union team. 

Great to see Steve in the Pro shop he was on good form. 

The new teaching bay and shop stock and presentation was spot on. It's a really good refurbishment. 

Top work Team Otley.

Phil Kitching – H&DUGC President 

Just a quick note of thanks for all the support we have received from Otley Golf Club today. From early discussions with Mark through to today when it could easily have been called off, we have been made to feel welcome and supported in a first class way. 

A special thanks to the Head Greenkeeper who gave us a briefing early on, the Caterer who came in early to keep us watered and fed alongside the Pro Shop team who gave a number of new competitors some quick guidance about the course. Our President made it back early from Woodhall Spa and so we had a quick prize giving and when he articulated his thanks to the team at Otley they got a round of applause from those present  -  so top job from the Otley team!!

Ian Backhouse – H&DUGC Competition Secretary

The day was a massive success from the fantastic condition of the course to the fantastic food that was served – the day ran smoothly from start to finish

We raised £610 for the charity Dravet Syndrome UK

Thank you for everything – all the staff there are a credit to Otley Golf Club

Scott Campbell - Bowcliffe Wealth Management

Just a note to say what a wonderful club you have. I came with fellow members of Malton and Norton Golf Club today on our Captain's away day and was extremely impressed with the course, it's fabulous condition and the welcome we received from the staff and members we came across. The food was also delicious and beautifully presented and the young girls who served us were very efficient and polite. We were also impressed with your very nicely refurbished clubhouse. We will definitley be returning for some of your open days and will definitley recommend your course as one to be visited.

Cheryl Fisher - Malton and Norton Golf Club

On behalf of our Captain, I would like to thank your Captain and your committee for the kind hospitality we received on Wednesday for the society's match. The weather was good and the golf course was in excellant condition which ensured that everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Please pass on our thanks to the Green Keeping staff for their hard work in preparing the course. Please will you also convey our thanks to all concerned for the kind hospitality that we received from your bar staff, Professional's shop and a special thanks to your caterer and his staff for an extremely enjoyable meal that we all enjoyed very much. 

Stewart Taylor - The Harrogate & District Society of Golf Captains

I would like to say that I was most impressed with the Club and the facilities that had been made 
available for us to use. The greens where the best I have played on so please give my thanks to the greens staff. 
The catering was also the best I have come across for a golf club and the staff were very helpful and pleasant
again please pass on my thanks.
BIG Thanks for making the day so enjoyable    

Personnal Assurance - Corporate Day

Dear Tim
I want to express our thanks and admiration to you. It was a superb meal enjoyed by every person. Thank you too for the outstanding service of your team. Please pass this message to them. My personal thanks for your help in finding two extra meals. I am so grateful.
The facilities in the club house have changed since our last visit. The ambiance was perfect for an up market feel which added to our enjoyment of the event.
We will certainly be back.
Thank you again.

Very best wishes
Jackie - On behalf of Burley Menston Conservatives

The club was amazing. All of us on the cricket committee are well pleased… good food / good service / 3 guys behind the bar were great. Whilst not officially agreed yet, I think the 75 years of Pool village hall is now well and truly in the history books. It’s just a great spot. !👍🏆

Phil Dibb - Pool Cricket Club

Thank you a lovely society visit today.

The welcome from everybody was very warm & friendly, the course in excellent condition, the weather perfect, & the meal afterwards first-class.

All our members commented on a very enjoyable day (even those who didn’t play too well !!), so I hope we will return to you in the not too distant future.

Chris Gillett - Society Visiting Party

On behalf of the President and Committee of the Society, I would like to thank you and everyone at Otley for your hospitality when we visited for our Spring Meeting yesterday. The ladies enjoyed playing the course, which looked beautiful and was in excellent condition. The weather, fortunately, was perfect and everyone enjoyed the day.
It was a pleasure to meet you again and my special thanks for your help in re-organising the event which had to be delayed from 2020 due to the Covid suspension of golfing activities

Liz Haw - Harrogate & District Society of Lady Golf Captains

Amazing golf course; incredible views; all the fairways, greens and grounds extremely well looked after. So good we had to play it twice in a day!

Will Barber

Excellent golf course and a very relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse. The 19th has a snooker table and darts board, excellent facilities and great food - couldn't ask for more.

Marcus Waddell

Dear Peter, Chris & Tim
I apologise for the delay in my contacting you but I went away after the party and had a hectic week last week following my return. I just wanted to thank you all so much for giving my Gran and I such a wonderful birthday lunch celebration. Everything was perfect - the setting, the wines and the food was exceptional.  I still keep thinking about now, and the memories of such a happy occasion will just go on and on!
Thank you once again
Kind Regards

Heather Bellin - Joint 50th & 100th Birthday Party

Well, another successful evening was had by all - everything was spot on.

Please pass on my thanks to Richard Abbey who could not do enough to help me, everything I had requested was made available.

Please pass on my thanks to Chris the Bar Manager, who like Richard was so helpful taking the stress away, and the bar staff.

Finally, thanks to Tim, who I have already emailed, who produced food of an excellent standard plus the staff who ensured the food was served efficiently.

What more can I say but THANK YOU

Susan Clapham - Guiseley Football Club Presentation Evening

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you on behalf of our Society. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the day, the course was fantastic, the members and staff very welcoming and the weather just topped it off. Once again many thanks and hopefully we can return next year.

Steve Thomas - Thorpe Arch & Boston Spa Golf Society 

"Can I say a huge thank you to everyone at Otley GC for the hospitality and courtesy shown to us.  Your course is magnificent and in a beautiful setting; your Professional Team were very helpful and the catering was good quality club fayre" 

Graham Cracknell - Club Captain, Selby Golf Club

"A huge thank you once again for Friday. As always the food was fabulous, great service from all made our Christmas do one of the best to date"

Paul Glendinning - JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers

We visited Otley GC  as a group of 20 from Howley Hall. We were disappointed to arrive on a very soggy day. Without any problems we were able to negotiate with Tim the caterer and the assistant pro Joe to ensure we could adapt our day accordingly. Also a thank you to the ladies behind the bar. We have already made arrangements to reatttend in the next month following a pleasant phone call to Peter the secretary.

Michael Green - Organiser of Howley Hall Golf Club Members' Trip

Firstly, may I thank you for your hospitalty - the staff were a credit to your Club. We enjoyed our golf and the course was in good condition despite the recent inclement weather. We were a little disappointed to find one of the holes had been closed and a couple of others were playing to a shortened length. This was casually mentioned to the Professional on our return to the clubhouse. Not only did the Pro come and discuss this with us but the Club Captain also arrived and could not apologise enough and we were offered a discount on our golf. This gesture was very much appreciated and we cannot compliment you enough on how we were treated by all concerned. We look forward to visiting you again next year.

Colin Dowswell - Secretary Shant Golf Society

Just to say thank you for accommodating us for 18 holes of golf. It was a lovely day, the weather was perfect, the course was great, and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. Please pass on our good wishes.

Peter Jackson - King William Golf Society


Derek Reveley - Harrogate Area Rabbits - 8th July 2021 Jackie - Burley Menston Conservatives May 2022 Martin Greaves - Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs - 25th June 2021 Phil Dibb - Pool Cricket Club - February 2022

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