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Allerthorpe Park Golf Club, Pocklington. 

Allerthorpe Park Golf Club was a picturesque 18-hole parkland course with many interesting features. It was designed by J G Hatcliffe & Partners in 1994.  It included Stone Beck, a meandering water hazard, another prominent feature was at the eighteenth hole which was played over the lake.

Mr Atkinson and his father John, both from Polkington, developed the site, which used to be farmland, into a nine-hole course in 1994. It was extended to thirteen-holes in 2001 with a further five holes being added in 2001.

The secretary in 2006 was J D Atkinson and the professional J Calam. There was a membership of 500.

Golf professional James Drinkall, his parents, and wife, took over the lease on the property and ran the golf club from 2008. They invested £500,000 in the course, which had a teaching academy and professional golf shop, as well as a bar, clubhouse, function room and conference facilities. The course was maintained to a high standard.

The demise of the club was due mainly to the depressed economy and a summer and winter of relentless rain, which had a detrimental effect on both membership numbers and visitors to the course. The course closed in 2013.

Scorecard of the course below.

Hole White Yellow Par SI Red Par SI Hole White Yellow Par SI Red Par SI
1 360 347 4 11 340 4 5 10 397 384 4 10 279 4 18
2 377 362 4 9 354 4 7 11 416 407 4 4 398 5 10
3 410 398 4 3 398 5 11 12 416 405 4 8 383 5 14
4 589 573 5 1 532 5 1 13 358 350 4 12 339 4 8
5 414 403 4 5 353 4 3 14 186 170 3 14 158 3 16
6 152 140 3 17 130 3 15 15 481 467 5 18 462 5 2
7 322 310 4 13 294 4 9 16 457 445 4 2 428 5 6
8 148 135 3 15 110 3 17 17 321 308 4 6 301 4 4
9 402 390 4 7 395 5 13 18 144 141 3 16 129 3 12
Out 3174 3058 35   2906 37   In 3176 3077 35   2877 38  
                Out 3174 3058 35   2906 37  
                Total 6350 6135 70   5783 75