Filey Golf Club was established in 1897. The original course was situated on land to the north of this fine old East Yorkshire fishing town. The course moved to its present site on the south side of town two years later. It has been suggested that Dr. Alister Mackenzie, during his period of residence in Leeds, made amendments to the original design. During his period as club professional at nearby Ganton, Harry Vardon would often play challenge matches over the Filey Course with his fellow Channel Islander Fred Beck, the Filey Club Professional.
The course has been modified over the years to take into account modern technology but still retains the original Braid layout. The purchase of adjoining land has allowed the club to incorporate a 9 hole short course into its facilities. This new "Academy" course is still being developed but is proving popular with beginners and visitors who do not wish to play the main course.
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