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Yorkshire is home to some of the country's finest golf clubs, including three that have previously hosted the Ryder Cup - Moortown, Ganton and Lindrick.

North

Bedale est. 1894

In the heart of North Yorkshire, Bedale Golf Club is situated within 3 miles of the A1 and within walking distance of the historic market town of Bedale. The course at Bedale Golf Club opened in 1894, and has anticipated benefits of the Dales countryside combined with easy walking and good natural drainage. The scenic tree-lined fairways provide all levels of golfer with a challenging and enjoyable days’ golf. At Bedale Golf Club, all visitors can be sure of receiving a warm welcome to this corner of the Yorkshire Dales.

Holes: 18
Par: 74
Yards: 6,220

Bentham est. 1925

Bentham Golf Club is a picturesque, family-run 18-hole Golf course situated in the Three Peaks area of North Yorkshire which is famous for its wonderful scenery. Described as ‘a diamond of the Dales’, Bentham offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities. The views on the golf course of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside are a sight to behold on a clear day, with a breath-taking background of the Lake District Fells. The stunning views from the course provide a welcome distraction for players who are struggling with their game.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 5,772

Catterick est. 1930

Created in 1930 and redesigned in 1938 by the renowned golf course architect Arthur Day, the course has undergone continuous development to increase its appeal to golfers of all abilities. By modern standards Catterick is not a long course but is subtly protected by contoured greens, a smallish number of well-placed bunkers, natural hazards and clever design so that a good golfing brain is required if a low score is to be achieved. On a clear day, there are spectacular views towards Teesside and the Cleveland Hills.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 6,042

Filey est. 1897

Filey Golf Club’s original course was situated on land to the north of this fine old North Yorkshire fishing town. The course moved to its present site on the south side of town two years later. The design of the "new links" is credited to James Braid. The purchase of adjoining land has allowed the club to incorporate a nice 9-hole short course into its facilities. The old clubhouse has been replaced with a modern building to cater for the needs of members and visitors.

Holes: 27
Par: 70
Yards: 5,961

Fulford est. 1906

Situated in a heathland and woodland setting just one mile from the centre of the historic city of York, Fulford Golf Club remains one of the best inland golf courses in Britain. The course is flat and tree lined, with heather and well placed bunkers providing the hazards. In recent years Fulford has undergone a significant investment programme under the direction of golf course architect, Martin Ebert which has seen improvement in both irrigation and drainage, additional strategic bunkering, new championship tees, and further investment into state of the art machinery providing excellent and consistent playing surfaces.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,363

Ganton est. 1891

Ganton, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments including the 1949 Ryder Cup. The terrain is sandy and gently undulating – a blend of links and heathland.  The fairways are firm and fast. The bunkers are cunningly placed and sometimes cavernous - and the greens are perfection, in summer and winter alike. Gary Player once said that Ganton is the only inland course worthy of holding the Open Championship. It provides a relentless test for those aspiring to the greatest achievements in the game.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,445

Malton & Norton

Malton and Norton Golf Club is situated just off the A64 between York and Scarborough, boasting 27 holes, with each 9 starting and finishing at the clubhouse, it really is the ideal venue for golfers of any ability. Some would commend the forgiving nature of the layout, Malton and Norton nevertheless asks all the right questions to test even the most demanding golfer.  Maintained to the highest possible standards, the course will not disappoint.

Holes: 27
Par: 72
Yards: 6,102

Pannal est. 1906

Generally recognised as one of the premier golf courses in the North of England, Pannal Golf Club in Harrogate, is a tree-lined heathland championship golf course. Superb views enhance the golf course, with Almscliffe Crag to the West, the Crimple Valley and viaduct to the North, and the rolling plains of York to the East. Pannal is the only course in North Yorkshire recognised by the R&A as an Open qualifier venue. Pannal will provide a most enjoyable and challenging test for any keen golfer.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,614

Saltburn est. 1894

Saltburn Golf Club was founded in 1894 and is located on the outskirts of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire. The famous 12th hole offers one of the toughest par 3's in the north. A unique feature of the course are the stunning views out to sea and inland to the North Yorkshire National Park and the well-known Roseberry Topping. The course is mainly parkland and its undulating nature provides magnificent views in all directions.

Holes: 12
Par: 70
Yards: 5,974

Whitby est. 1892

Whitby Golf Club is situated between Whitby and Sandsend and has a commanding position on the edge of the cliffs. Whatever your handicap you need to be accurate on all holes to avoid some of the more interesting hazards. The fairways may look wide and forgiving, but wayward shots can be severely punished. The most striking feature is the Upgang Ravine which has to be driven when playing the 6th and 18th holes. The degree of difficulty will be dictated by the prevailing wind coming off the land, but beware, it may suddenly catch you out and start blowing off the North Sea.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 6,106

York est. 1890

York Golf Club, situated 5 miles north of the historic city of York, is a serene blend of parkland and heathland - known as a lowland heath style. The tree lined course has undulating rather than steep fairways and there is a definite emphasis on natural beauty rather than artificial features. The greens at York are regularly acclaimed to be amongst the finest in Yorkshire. All in all, at York Golf Club, Strensall you will find yourself in golfing country par excellence.

Holes: 18
Par: 70
Yards: 6,147

 

West

Bracken Ghyll est. 1993

Bracken Ghyll Golf Club was founded in 1993 as a 9-hole course but has developed rapidly into one of the most enjoyable and challenging 18 hole courses in the North of England. It is a vibrant progressive club with increasing membership set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. The short 17th “Quarry Hole” is Bracken Ghyll’s signature hole. A par three 148 yards off the white tees demanding an accurate tee shot to a raised green flanked down the right by a stream that gathers many balls. It can be a card breaker at the end of your round.

Holes: 18
Par: 69
Yards: 5,433

Bradford est. 1891

Re-laid out in 1923, the Herbert Fowler-designed Par 71 Championship Course is one of the oldest in Yorkshire and provides a real challenge for golfers of all handicaps. The course is a moorland links which commands stunning views over Baildon and Rombald Moors. It runs in two natural loops with the 10th and 18th holes finishing outside the Clubhouse. Many holes are played along well-defined, tree-lined fairways to fast and testing greens with subtle borrows.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 6,066

Headingley est. 1892

Headingley is the oldest golf club in Leeds, laid out and shaped in the early 20th Century by a number of eminent architects including Dr Alistair MacKenzie and Harry S. Colt. In a completely rural setting the course enjoys many wonderful views and boasts many memorable holes which make full use of the varied and dramatic terrain. Although the course is presented in a traditional style it has also been improved to meet modern standards and therefore will appeal to purists and modern golfers alike. Headingley has a wonderful friendly reputation and you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 6,720

Ilkley est. 1890

Nestled in the beautiful Wharfe Valley with the famous Moor as a backdrop, Ilkley is one of the most picturesque courses in the country. However, golfers must not be fooled by its beauty, as the River Wharfe is an ever-present threat for the first seven holes of this tree-lined course. Ilkley Golf Club is where Honorary Life Member Colin Montgomerie learnt his golf. It is also proud to have another Ryder Cup Captain, Mark James, as an Honorary Life Member.

Holes: 18
Par: 69
Yards: 6,276

Leeds est. 1896

Commonly known as Cobble Hall, Leeds Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course situated on the north side of Leeds. Founded in 1896 it was the original home of Golf's oldest professional tournament - the Leeds Cup - holders of which range from Harry Vardon to Howard Clark and its par of 69 is rarely beaten, even in scratch competitions. Only four miles from the centre of the city the course has a distinctly rural feel. Leeds Golf Club offers a welcoming and relaxed environment for everyone.

Holes: 18
Par: 69
Yards: 5,844

Low Laithes est. 1925

Low Laithes is an eighteen hole, parkland golf course which was designed by the legendary Dr Alistair Mackenzie. Golf was first played on the course in 1925 and it has developed over the years into a challenging but fair test for golfers of all abilities and is renowned in the local area for the speed and quality of the greens. The undulating golf course has a variety of outstanding features which make every hole different. The par 3 holes, though not excessively long, are demanding as is the final, par 5 hole, a test for any golfer.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,171

Moortown est. 1909

Well-known as the host of the first Ryder Cup match on British soil, in 1929, Moortown is regarded by many as one of the Country’s finest inland golf courses. Moortown Golf Club' extends a warm welcome to local, national and international visitors. As a most traditional club with high standards both on the course and in the clubhouse, seasoned golfers will truly enjoy the complete golf experience offered at Moortown.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 6,452

Pontefract & District est. 1904

The Club is located in West Yorkshire and is just a short ride away from the exciting city of Leeds. With an excellent 18-hole golf course and superb facilities and services in the Clubhouse, the Club is geared up to hosting members, casual visitors, golf societies and corporate customers. The Club prides itself on a wonderful history having been formed in 1904 and at the same time takes positive steps to try and embrace the best parts of the modern world of golf.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,197

Shipley est. 1896

Set amidst a wonderful wooded valley on the outskirts of Bingley, the course is the creation of the renowned architect Dr Alister Mackenzie. Stretching across the rolling valley floor of Beckfoot this is a highly pleasant environment of traditional parkland providing golfers of any standard with a test of their skill and accuracy. An attractive easy walking course it has long been known as one of the best in the area with a continuous programme of investment both in the course and its facilities.

Holes: 18
Par: 71
Yards: 5,930

 

East

Hornsea est. 1898

The course is a traditional links design, with the first seven holes running outward towards the iconic water tower. A double loop of five holes, including the signature hole, 11th, brings the golfer to Hornsea’s famous inward stretch, possibly the finest six finishing holes in the county. Being situated on the Yorkshire coast, the course has many features associated with links golf, including extensive gorse and wind-blasted thorn. The terrain is gently undulating parkland with extensive tree belts to shelter the golfer from the stiff breezes, which are commonplace at seaside courses.

Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: 6,454

Hull est. 1904

Hull Golf Club was the first golf club in the Hull area. It was founded in 1904 by 9 local golfers of whom Haggitt Colbeck, a solicitor, was the guiding spirit - and first captain. The new course (18 holes) was designed by the famous James Braid, and originally opened on the 21st May 1925 by club captain R.B. (Bruce) Johnston. Later that day, Braid, J.H. Taylor, C.A. Whitcombe and A.G. Havers played an exhibition match. Few changes have been made to Braid's layout. However, there have been major changes to the par and, recently, the stroke index of several holes. The course is also much more wooded now, and there are fewer bunkers.

Holes: 18
Par: 70
Yards: 6,026

 

South 

Crookhill Park

A fantastic 18-hole Parkland Golf Course located in the heart of the South Yorkshire countryside on the outskirts of Doncaster. The home of Crookhill Park Golf Club, the course has been established for over 36 years. Consisting of an eighteen hole, par 70 golf course, with a practice range and putting green allowing you to sharpen your skills prior to tee-off.

Holes: 18
Par: 70
Yards: 5,870