A challenging opening hole requiring two good shots to reach the infinity design green which makes club selection tricky.Pro's Tip
A drive down the left centre of the fairway will set up the best approach to a large green that slopes from right to left.
A challenging par 4 with bunkers at driving length. Steep slopes around the narrow green make any recovery shots especially difficult.Pro's Tip
If you can thread your drive between the bunkers this leaves a short iron to a green which slopes from right to left. Playing your 2nd from short of the bunkers leaves a much trickier shot in to the narrow green.
A short par 3 with pot bunkers left and a steep slope to the right. Superb views back towards the clubhouse and across to Almscliffe Crag and Wharfedale beyond.Pro's Tip
A shot to the left hand side of this narrow green will see the ball kick down to the middle of the green.
A short par 5 heading back towards the clubhouse. Trouble lurks on both the left and right of the hole. The green slopes steeply from left to right.Pro's Tip
A risk and reward hole where a good drive avoiding the bunkers will set up the chance to go for the green in two.
A sweeping dog-leg left that follows the contours of the hill. Bunkers surrounding the green have a distinctive sand face style which can be seen across the course.Pro's Tip
Keep your drive to the left hand side of the fairway to improve access to the green which sits very well cut into the slope of the hill.
A very demanding partially blind tee shot over penal gorse and up onto the heathland beyond. The hole features more magnificent views of the grade II Crimple Valley Viaduct that carries the Harrogate to Leeds railway line across the valley of Crimple Beck.Pro's Tip
If you can negotiate the hogs back fairway successfully, a long second shot awaits. A par 4 is a great score on this hole.
The hole is named after Almscliffe Crag which can be seen from the fairway in the far distance.Pro's Tip
Avoid the Mackenzie style humps to the left side of the fairway to leave a short iron to the green.
A short par 4 flanked by pine trees and wispy rough. The green is well bunkered left and right. Over the back of the infinity style green leaves a very difficult recovery shot. The hole was originally called 'Furrow' after the ploughed drainage furrows that cross the fairway.Pro's Tip
A choice needs to be made whether to take on the bunker at 270 yards off the white tee or play short. A good drive sets up a definite birdie chance.
The hole is named after the historic design of the green, although recent changes have softened the slopes. A partially blind shot over the brow of the hill.Pro's Tip
The away sloping nature of the front apron of the green means a decision needs to be made whether to bounce an approach in or fly one to the heart of the green.
The hole is named after the Hon Secretary from 1908 to 1910. Bernard Darwin wrote "a short hole, not only testing and frightening, but most charming."Pro's Tip
Avoid being furthest from the pin as Club tradition dictates that this is who pays for the drinks at the magnificent Halfway House. In a 2018 Golf Monthly magazine article on Pannal, author Jez Ellwood noted that we had "One of the UK's finest Halfway Houses".
A par 5 featuring a double dog-leg. Lee Trevino famously put his 2nd shot onto the green from near a stone pillar down the left hand side of the rough during an exhibition match on Sunday 16th July 1972. The day before, Trevino had won The Open at Muirfield.Pro's Tip
A good drive gives the chance to go for the green in two. The green features two tiers, a classic Mackenzie design feature, so care should be taken to arrive on the correct level.
A strong par 4 at over 450 yards. The green is very small for the hole length which makes it deserving of its low stroke index.Pro's Tip
A drive down the left hand side of the fairway typically runs out further owing to the contours.
A par 5 where the uphill nature of the hole makes it play longer than its yardage. The hole is named after the Water Tower seen in the distance behind the green.Pro's Tip
The recently added bunker at 263 yards needs to be negotiated if an attempt at the green in two is to be made.
The hole is named after York Minster which could be clearly seen to the east from the middle of the fairway. Sadly intervening trees have grown over the years and the view has been lost. On a clear day however, the White Horse at Kilburn can be seen to the north.Pro's Tip
A short par 4 which is a real birdie chance if the drive can be well positioned down the centre of the fairway.
This demandingly long par 3 takes its name from many golfers over the years meeting their 'Waterloo' at this tricky hole.Pro's Tip
A long iron approach often kicks right so aim for the left hand side of the green to find it's centre.
This par 5 runs along the ridge at the top of the course, hence its name. The hole was originally called 'White Horse' after the white limestone figure cut into the Hambleton Hills at Kilburn in the North York Moors national park. The white horse can be seen looking back from the fairway on a clear day.Pro's Tip
The bunker at 257 yards needs to be avoided as well as heather and gorse to the right. A straight drive may offer the chance to attempt to reach the green in two.
Named after Jock Ballantine, former Professional of the Club. Thought by many to be Pannal's signature hole due to the exhilarating terrain over which it is played, together with the stunning 270 degree views out towards the Yorkshire Dales and across to the 31 arch Grade II listed Crimple Valley Viaduct. The tee is high and the ground swoops before rising to the green to the right of which the ground falls steeply.Pro's Tip
A shot often kicks in from the left approach to the green, so aim just inside the line towards the left hand bunker affectionally known as 'Jock's'.
With the Clubhouse in sight the hole is named after the natural spring which awaits any poorly struck tee shots down the right hand side. An exhilarating hole to finish your round at Pannal.Pro's Tip
The hole narrows the further down a drive is hit so consider playing a long iron to the flatter ground 125 yards short of the green. An accurate drive sets up the chance for a satisfying birdie finish.