The course was designed by the accomplished golfer and five times winner of the British Open Championship James Braid, born in Earlsferry, Fife.
He won his first Open title in 1901 and went on to become the first of ‘The Great Triumvirate’ of Braid, Harry Vardon and J H Taylor to win 5 titles between 1903 and 1910.
The course starts on the cliff top and then moves inland threading its way between trees and spinneys, with lovely views of the North Yorkshire Moors before returning to the cliff top for the final three holes. The course is sufficiently undulating to be interesting without being excessively hilly and is a tough but fair test for golfers of all abilities.
With the prevailing wind from the west the first five holes provide a stiff test of golf and par on these holes is a good start. The homeward run has glorious sea views across the North Bay towards the Castle before arriving back at the Clubhouse where a welcome drink awaits