The Settle and Giggleswick Golf Club was formed on Wednesday 16th October 1895.
The opening was marked with a match between a Doctor Thomson and Tom Vardon. Tom was the brother of six times Open Champion Harry Vardon who popularised the overlapping grip known as the Vardon Grip.
During the early part of the twentieth century the Club endured some hard times and has nearly closed on a number of occasions. Indeed during the Second World War it was only kept open by Harold Lambert, a member who donated twenty-five pounds per year throughout the war to cover the Club’s rent. Harold went on to be Club Secretary for an incredible forty-nine years.
By the sixties the Club's fortunes started to pick up. The course has constantly been remodelled and changed over the years to provide what is now an excellant nine-hole course with one of the best opening par three holes in North Yorkshire.
Settle and Giggleswick Golf Club in the Yorkshire Dales