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Golf Membership for £348

If you're a regular golfer but havent committed to a club why not take a look at our introductory membership which provides unlimited golf 7 days a week for £348.

Over the period of 15th May to 18th May ahead of reopenign to visitors, you can take advantage of this offer using the online booking and selecting your preferred tee time on either Friday , Saturday or Sunday this weekend.

The membership is subject to T&Cs and a two week probabtionary period, but during that time you can use your inital greenfee to play as often as you like until the application is processed.  Once processed you can play unlimited rounds until 31st March 2021!


In the event your application is not approved you will receive a full refund.  

Created: 15-May-20 09:28

HOW TO - Register for Members Online Booking



To support ongoing safety efforts now Covid-19 restrictions have been revised we have introduced online booking via your web browser or the BRS App.

Once you have received an email with your username  , follow the steps below to register your account.

  1. Go to the following link to register your details,
  2.  Enter your details in the form, (see screenshot below, your username is in the email 2020 members have been sent).
  3. Submit your request.
  4. Wait for confirmation within 24 hours.

A list of commonly asked questions raised by members registered are answered below the image.

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is my username?
A: Your username is supplied in the registration email sent by the club , all golfing members for 2020 have been sent a registration email. 

Q: Why havent I recieved a registration email?
A: The email is sent from a 'no-reply' address and may have been recognised as spam by your email service, check your junk or spam folder. If you still dont have the an email please contact the club (preferable on the following email address: admin @ ).

Q: How can I book a tee time?
A: You can use the online members service ( or download the BRS app for you Smartphone.

Created: 27-Apr-20 10:17

COVID-19 Advice whilst playing golf at Baildon

Dear All,

Just a quick update on how we can proceed on golf competitions as requested by the English Golfing Union to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus

- Please all follow the Government's advice to wash your hands as you enter and leave the clubhouse
- Vulnerable people and people who think they have the virus should stay away from the club until further notice
- Change golf shoes in the car park
- No cash transactions over the bar and when booking on
- Golfers to stay 2m apart if possible when playing
- Play golf in small groups , three maximum
- Leave the flag in the hole at all times
- Handshakes should be avoided
- Bunkers are GUR as rakes have been removed
- Scorecard Machine will not be in use
- Competition fees will be taken from your card
- Use scorecards and mark your playing partners score on the card you have, do not swap cards to sign you only need one signature
- Put the completed score cards in the box 

Stay Safe 

Kevin Woodhead 

Captain 2020

Created: 22-Mar-20 22:05

May Course Update from the Greens Team

Good Afternoon Dear Member

I hope you and your families are safe and well as we hopefully start moving towards some easing of the lockdown restrictions of the past few weeks. Hopefully you’ve either had your first taste of a return to golf at Baildon or have planned your first game for this weekend and can again start to enjoy the pleasures and benefits the game can provide.      

Just a quick update to ask for your understanding and patience regarding the thickness of some sections of the course which fall outside of the routinely cut areas such as fairways, greens and tees.

The rough cutting machine has recently been sent in for repair and, due to lockdown restrictions on many industries combined with the timing of the government announcement allowing the return to golf - we have not yet had the machine returned. The repairs are completed but deliveries are currently some way behind schedule – this has meant that the rough has not received the attention it would usually be given at this time of year, when noticeable growth begins. We are advised and hope the machine is expected back within the next week.

Please rest assured that as soon as the essential machinery is back there will be a sustained period of rough cutting which is planned to continue throughout the season. The greens staff will also see the addition of Ian and Alex who will assist the work being carried out by John and Simon in preparing the course to its best possible condition. The greens team will then be in position to progress both immediate and longer-term priorities of the course in order to meet the needs of its members.  


Best Regards

B.G.C Greens Team

Created: 14-May-20 16:10

Senior Open - COVID-19 Response

Unfortunately the seniors open has had to be cancelled.

Apologies to all those affected, we hope that you and your loved ones are keeping safe. 

Created: 22-Mar-20 22:26

Junior Academy Golf Launch Event

Unfortunately, the relaunch of the Junior Academy will NOT now take place on 29/3. We will have another event as soon as we are able to. We look forward to welcoming you, as soon as social restrictions caused by the coronavirus have been lifted.  

Created: 22-Mar-20 16:57

Improving the area around the clubhouse

Created: 12-Jan-20 10:37

Sponsor Advertising Opportunity

Want to get your company's message out to a wider audience? 

Why not contact us about our new opportunity to sponsor our main course information board and reach a new potential audience.

[920mm x 190mm digitally printed aluminium advert space]

Contact the Secretary on 01274 584266 or  email 

Created: 12-Jan-20 10:33

Advertise your Business and play Golf every Month for £250

Sponsor one of our tees and your message will be on the golf course for all to see. In addition you will get a 4 ball voucher for every month, allowing you to play golf with business contacts or friends. Come and chat and seal the deal in the Waterworks bar and restaurant. 

Only £250 - Sponsorship will run from April 1st 2020 to March 31st 2021.



Created: 12-Jan-20 08:24

Greens Update

Greens Update – December 2019


As you may be aware, we recently suffered our 4th bout of quad bike vandalism of the year last week - on the top side of the 15th fairway. This followed the fairly severe damage done to the 2nd green in late October. Head greenkeeper John Osborne reacted immediately to carry out all repairs and re-turfing needed to give the 2nd green the best chance of recovery and ensure playability into next season. Unfortunately, this repair work means that the 2nd green will remain out of play for the forthcoming winter period in order to provide the optimal recovery window whilst growth levels are low in the winter temperatures. The greens team would therefore ask for your patience and understanding whilst this green surface is restored.

Priority work for early 2020 will include;


  1. Verti-Draining /Micro Tining/Dressing Greens.

Pre-season aeration work is planned as priority for early 2020 and is then likely to be followed up sometime in March. A double pre-season tining programme is aimed at providing the best chance of optimum surface playability throughout the coming season. Benefits of greens aeration (tining) are many and varied but include;

  • Better penetration of water and air
  • Improvements to soil structure (compaction)
  • Delivery of fertiliser nutrients to grass root areas
  • Improved root capacity and shoot growth
  • Release of toxic bodies from the soil
  • Longer use of surface – equating to increased year-round playability.

In summary, aeration keeps grass levels at their highest and putting surfaces nice and tight meaning the ball rolling more truly. For best results aeration is commonly followed up with top dressing which will be the case in our forthcoming work.


  1. 2.       Drainage Work – 2nd and 12th holes

As you may have noticed, the area between the 2nd green and Bingley Rd is currently under an amount of water fluctuating between boggy and completely flooded depending on rain fall and levels of water coming off the road. Conversations have been had with Bradford Council (Countryside and Rights of Way )  with a view to the necessary drainage work being carried out on BGC’s behalf. However, past experiences with Bradford Council suggest that progress may be slow, risking further deterioration. Therefore, the greens team have provisionally scheduled drainage work for early 2020 aimed to improve this area of the course along with drainage on the 12th fairway. This would involve improvements to the size and strength of drain piping and some partial reconstruction of ditch areas. Where necessary this work will follow the aeration of greens and will be completed ahead of the playing season reverting to 18-hole qualifying competitions in the early spring.

  1. 3.       Additional Cutting

You will have noticed that throughout late summer and autumn of this year there have been sections of the rough cut back by the greens team in the interests of increased playability. This was enabled via extra staffing and re-allocation of resource and has generally been met with positive comments. It has since been agreed via the management committee that this should continue throughout the coming season and greens staffing will be reflected accordingly. Hopefully this will continue to have a positive impact on widening playing areas, enhancing playability and overall improving the golfers experience of Baildon as a course.   

  1. 4.       Hole Cutting Frequency

From the late summer hole location changes have been stepped up from fortnightly to weekly in the interests of; 1.) distributing foot traffic more evenly and ; 2.) preserving the integrity of  hole quality  - where lateral grass growth can effectively shrink hole diameters and/or damage can arise from golfers removing their ball from the hole/replacing the flagstick carelessly. This is something which will be continued, especially into the summer season. However, there may be isolated periods over the winter season, where due to either resource pressure or in times of extreme wet (and resultant damage from greens machinery) the holes may need to be left for up to a fortnight.    

  1. 5.       Worms and Other 

Due to tightened environmental regulations and reduced availability of pesticide products, greenkeepers now find their hands increasingly tied when it comes to dealing with some of the everyday challenges of golf course maintenance. Two examples particular to Baildon are moss eradication and worm control. The application of iron sulphate however remains permitted and is an effective moss treatment – stocks of which have recently been replenished to allow the greens team to continue to minimize moss build up - which becomes heightened in very wet conditions.

In terms of the worm casts we are used to seeing over the winter, the range of chemicals available to treat these has also been significantly reduced. The link to the National Club Golfer article (Read More link pasted below) gives more details for those who are interested, but in summary worms are seen as being a positive factor for soil quality and are classified as a beneficial species. Also, care is needed during green cutting, as rolling or flattening worm casts can damage grass root quality in the long term. Best practice is therefore to use a ‘switch cane’ in clearing worm casts from greens (those early birds amongst you may have seen the green keeper doing this on a Saturday morning), fresh switch cane tips have just been ordered so this practice can continue with the aim of minimizing the nuisance of worm casts.

Created: 20-Dec-19 22:12

End of Year Report 2019


Captains Year End Report 2019

The first year in our new home was always going to be a challenge, but by focusing on the interests of the members and their guests it’s safe to say  that on the whole the golf has worked well running out of the new club house.  There are a few things still to progress, signage, storage and a putting green would be nice but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

The variable weather has played a big part in the condition of the course this year and  like other clubs across the country we experienced unusual growth evidenced by the towering bracken and rapidly replenished semi, which seemed to keep ahead of our cutting regime.  Thank you to Ian Willis and the greens team John, Ian, Alex and Simon for addressing the problem with better machinery and taking on members suggestions. They have provided us with a far more playable course, rewarding players across the membership, and receiving accolades in the report by our agronomist, (now a regular feature of our course maintenance and a statement of intent of our commitment to course standards).


The Club's golf season got off to a great start at the 2nd Div Team Championships held at Bracken Ghyll with our team, represented by Neville Hargreaves, Alan Bentley, Andy Melrose and Simon Neath narrowly missing out on the top spot which was taken by Bracken Ghyll with their home advantage. I've offered our gem of a course to the Union for future consideration.

The Scratch Team were comfortably amongst the top part of the table for the first half of the season and only through the revised league format and some uncharacteristic results by other teams towards the end of season were we forced in to a three way relegation battle to belatedly overcome Skipton 4-2 and jump all the way back to a respectable 4th position in the league. The Scratch team are a credit to the club and have consistently performed for over 20 years.  Our Rabbit and 8-15 sections were unfortunate to get relegated this season but undoubtedly will enter next year with the renewed vigour that should see them re-join the top flight soon.  It was truly satisfying to hear from those that represented the club throughout 2019, that they felt honoured to have been asked.  Thank you for all your efforts and determination, the club is looking at how we can extend this to more members next year.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have supported the domestic and open competitions we've held this year, congratulations to all our winners and those that members that shared in the celebration of their achievement at the first Presentation Night in the Waterworks.  It was nice to see our Club Cup winner Dan Aspinall share the moment with his family, demonstrating the environment and atmosphere the House team have successfully achieved this year.

Thank you to the immediate Past Captain Richard Jones for trusting me with the role and opportunity of Captain 2019 and all the advice and support I've received from the past captains.  I wish your captain for 2020 Kevin Woodhead and his vice John Brear all the best for their year, knowing they have a wealth of knowledge to draw on if required.

The Mixed Competitions have been one of the pleasant surprises of the year courtesy of Frank & Betty Beaumont, as they take a break from organising things at the end of the season I’d like to thank them for all their tremendous efforts and hard work over the years. The support of the Ladies section front of house and behind the scenes has also been instrumental in making events run flawlessly, thank you Ladies.

We owe our existence in our new clubhouse to the tireless work of the Committee, Trustees, Development and House teams, with particular thanks to Geoff, Nick, Malcolm, David and Neville, and backing up all these teams literally with a hands-on approach has been Mr President. Having known John for several years I was still surprised at how enjoyable it would be to work alongside him.  Whenever we had differing opinions we always managed to find a compromise in the best interests of the club without ever compromising our partnership and generating a stronger friendship that will extend well beyond our term.


Finally, to all the members of Baildon Golf Club, I would also like to thank you all for the support and friendship I’ve received over my 12 months in office. As has been proved by the turn out at golf events like the Bradford Union Winter Alliance and numerous functions held by visitors, our continued collaboration of pulling together as members has made Baildon Golf Club become a place that everyone wants to be a part of.

Best Wishes for many years together in this great club.

John Megson

Captain 2019

Created: 25-Nov-19 23:20

Annual Winners 2019

2019 Club Trophy Winners


Competition Name Winners
Sam Tattersall Trophy Anne Marsey & Ian Willis  
Joe Wilkinson John Megson & Ian Willis  
Family Greensomes Linda & Alan Bentley  
Granny and Grandpa Sue Delaney & Andrew Burgess  
Bentley Mixed Linda Smith & Ian Willis  
Pellet Pott Lynne & Geoff Illingworth  
Competition Name Winners  
US Masters John Megson, Dominic Bott, John Brear, Dan Teece  
Jubilee Rosebowl Ian Willis & John Brear  
Phoenix Trophy Richard Jones & Geoff Illingworth  
Carter Foursomes Mark Mills & Ian Kettlewell  
KT Walker Andrew Walker  
Dawn Chorus Geoff Illingworth  
Charlie Hodgson Tom Helyar  
Centenary Trophy Anthony Chaplain  
Middlebrook Trophy John Knorr  
Millenium Trophy Mark Ramsden  
Levi Thorpe Alex Stevenson  
Annual Medal Div 1 Rick Walker  
Annual Medal Div 2 John Brear  
Annual Medal Div 3 Mark Mills  
Annual Stableford Div 1 Dan Aspinall  
Annual Stableford Div 2 Andrew Burgess  
Annual Stableford Div 3 Richard Jones  
Jack Wright Div 1 Richard Buck  
Jack Wright Div 2 Rob Garth  
Jack Wright Div 3 John Megson  
Presidents Foursomes Mark Ramsden & John Brear  
D B Mann Mark Hainsworth  
NB Myers Richard Buck  
Ernest Gray  Mat Roche  
Ernest Gray (Runner Up) Richard Walker  
Club Cup  Dan Aspinall  
Club Cup (Runner Up)  Mat Roche
Created: 18-Nov-19 22:48

Winter League 2019




 The Season runs from November 2019 through until March 2020. Entry fee for the season is £5 , please note the standard individual weekly competition fees apply to acquire league points.

The Captain's decision is final on all competition rulings.


The competitions included in the Winter League are listed in the club calendar.


  Ind. 3 Team 4 Team
1st 12 10 8
2nd 10 6 6
3rd 8 4 4
4th 7 2 2
5th 6  -
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3
9th 2  -
rest 1 1 1


Player Winter League Points Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7
John Brear 45 12 8 10 1 2 8 4
Darren  Norman 44 7 10 3 5 8 1 10
Andrew Burgess 40 10 6 6 7   3 8
Mark Hainsworth 40 1 10 1 10 6 2 10
Chris Wilson 38   4   12 10 12  
Steve Cooper 37 6 6 12 4   1 8
Mark Ramsden 34 3 8 7 1 1 10 4
Simon Neath 33 1 6 8 3   7 8
Martin Patchett 26 8 4   1 12 1  
Dan Teece 24 5 8 2 2 1 6  
Stan Jones 20 1 1 4 8 1 4 1
Geoff Illingworth 18 1   1 6 3 1 6
Tony Foster 13   1 5 1   5 1
Richard Jones 10 2     1   1 6
Tom Helyar 8     1 1 4 1 1
Ian Holmes 8         7 1  
Billy Pringle 8 4 1   1   1 1
Alan Charlesworth 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ian Helyar 7         5 1 1
Alan Hardy 4   4          
Martin Binns 1 1            
John Megson                
Created: 01-Nov-19 08:04

Brexit Medal


  • MEDAL  - 17 HOLES


























Created: 31-Oct-19 18:01

Annual Medal and Stableford Qualifiers to date

There are only a few more opportunities to qualify for this years Annual Medal and Stableford.  Make sure you take your chance to join those that have already qualified, see the current list in the link below.

Created: 22-Aug-19 19:02

Eclectic 2019

UPDATED 30th September

With two weeks of qualifying competitions left things are hotting up. 

Check out the current standings for the 2019 Eclectic competition, as we enter the countdown to the final rounds of the season. 

(Scores do not take into account count back scores until the final round of the season is complete) 


Created: 19-Aug-19 22:38

2nd Div Team Championships at Bracken Ghyll

*2nd Div Team Championships at Bracken Ghyll*

This week gets of to a great start with some absolutely great news showcasing the success of our Team, represented by Neville Hargreaves, Alan Bentley, Andy Melrose and Simon Neath.

The format of the competition was a 4 man team combined medal round with each golfer playing off scratch.  Our boys pulled off some terrific scores to finish 2nd only narrowly missing out on the top spot which was taken by Bracken Ghyll with their home advantage. 

Gents it was a pleasure to see how well you struck the ball and I'm really proud of your achievement, thank you on behalf of the club.

Created: 06-May-19 21:04

Join the 100 Club - seize your chance

A space has become available in Baildon Golf Club's 100 club. Dont miss out on this opportunity to be in with a chance of winning £300 a month or £500 in June and December.  For full details see the following link, and let us know ASAP, good luck:

Created: 16-Apr-19 18:51

Details for the Masters Team Event - 14th April


This Sunday ahead of the final round of The Masters we'll be playing our Baildon Masters Team event.  For those of you already signed up please see the following details for the day.  If you are looking for a team please contact the Captain to be put in touch with any teams looking for extra members.

  • Shotgun start  1:30PM
  • Team of four ( any combination)
  • 10 Holes 1-6 & 15-18
  • Yellow Tees
  • Stableford
  • 3/4 Hcp , max handicap before reduction: men 28 , ladies 36 
  • 2 scores to count , 3 scores on Par 3s
  • Cost per team £40 ( £10 per player to include prize and meal)

Please note the starting tee position for teams G, N & H  has been revised to 16,17 and 18 respectively.   Registration will be in the club house, where your scorecard with starting postition will be available.


John Megson

Captain 2019

Created: 07-Apr-19 10:10