Golf Courses in Yorkshire for You to Try
Other than its rich Viking and Roman Heritage, castles, national parks, and sporting arenas, Yorkshire has another thing going for it: remarkable golf courses, some of which are the best in the UK.
Here is an overview of some of the best golf courses in Yorkshire for you to try:
Ganton Golf Club
This 18-hole golf course founded in 1891 and originally designed by Robert Bird and Tom Chisholm has seen plenty of professional golf action, and many regards it as one of UK’s best inland courses. It played host to the 1949 Ryder Cup and has since played host to the Curtis and Walker Cup.
Even though it is about 10-miles from the coast, the course contains moorland that gives it a links feel and appeal. Many of Ganton’s par fours are 400 yards, with the 15th hole, the longest, topping at 493 yards – so it suits a big hitter. Bad weather too will increase the challenge, but the hardened golfer should still enjoy the challenge – just remember those golf waterproofs. Ganton’s two-shotters and deep bunkers, along with various patches of gorse combine to the enjoyment and make for a course where you need to bring your A game.
Alwoodley Golf Club
In his book, The Golf Courses of Great Britain, Bernard Darwin notes that Alwoodley golf course is “one of the best inland golf courses” and a round here certainly won’t disappoint.
Established in 1907, the course has a springy, well-manicured turf and a fair amount of gorse and heather, as well as shrubs and bunkers. All of which will challenge and excite you – especially if you’re a strategic golfer.
Moortown Golf Club
Rich in history, Moortown golf course was initially designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1909. Certainly one of the finest in Britain, it offers modern facilities such as a lovely clubhouse and an excellent warm up facility. This superb inland golf course has played host to competitive golf tournaments such as the first Ryder cup match ever played on British turf
The course has a peaty, well-manicured turf that has wide and inviting fairways and par 4s that create an optical illusion that seems to make the course easier to play. In actual play though, the many heathers, silver birches and gorse will punish any miscalculated shot.
The Gibraltar, the par three 10th, is this course’s signature hole. It, and the seven par fours, two of which are 400+ yards, will undoubtedly make your golfing experience at Moortown an experience to remember.
Filey Golf Club
Located on the east coast, Filey Golf club is one of Yorkshire’s best links golf courses. Originally established in 1897 north to its current location where it moved to permanently two years later, you can expect superb service in the upgraded clubhouse.
The course features clifftops and parkland and superb turf condition coupled with great views of the sea. Factoring in the sea breeze, this course is eye-pleasing but also demanding. The course also has a short 9-hole course dubbed “the academy” that is very beginner-friendly.
Yorkshire has plenty of other terrific golf courses that you can try. So next time you’re in the county, or if you’re looking for a new place to swing your club, why not give one a try.