Yorkshire has proudly staged the Ryder Cup on three occasions at three of the county's finest courses Ganton, Moortown and Lindrick, and golfer's who want to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest golfers of all time can play all three on a visit to one of England's leading golf regions.
The 2nd Ryder Cup Matches were held at the Moortown Golf Club in Leeds, England. It was very cold, with hail and at one point heavy snow on the greens. About two thousand spectators saw America gain a narrow lead after the foursome matches before the Great Britain team won singles on the final day and thus the competition by a score of 7–5 points. George Duncan of Scotland became the first of only three British captains to lift the Ryder Cup which was given to him by Samuel Ryder who was in attendance after missing the 1927 matches.
The 8th Ryder Cup Matches were held 16–17 September 1949, at Ganton Golf Club in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The United States team won the competition by a score of seven to five. Still recovering from his near-fatal automobile accident in February, Ben Hogan was the non-playing captain of the U.S. team. He returned as a competitor for a final time in 1951. The Ganton course measured 6,632 yards (6,064 m) for this Ryder Cup.
The 12th Ryder Cup Matches were held 4–5 October 1957 at Lindrick Golf Club in Rotherham, England. The Great Britain team, led by captain Dai Rees, beat the United States team by a score of 7½ to 4½ points, and won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1933.
Moortown Golf Club:
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.
Ganton Golf Club:
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. Following the staging of the Walker Cup, the Club has joined Royal Birkdale and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers as being the only clubs honoured to have also staged the Curtis Cup and the Ryder Cup.
Lindrick Golf Club:
Lindrick is one of Britain's finest inland golf courses, providing an excellent challenge to golfers of all abilities at any time of the year. The course, which is always in first class condition, is a mixture of heathland and moorland meaning you will find silver birch and gorse lining the fairways of our picturesque golf course.