Top 10 Golf Courses in Yorkshire
If you are planning to visit Yorkshire and want to see the best golf courses in the area, the good news is that there are loads to choose from. In fact, too many to see in a single visit! So as long as you remember those golf waterproofs, we have 10 of the best golf courses in no particular order in Yorkshire to help you plan your time or your next golfing trip.
Alwoodley Golf Club
Alwoodley Golf Club is located near Leeds and was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, also known for courses including Augusta National and Royal Melbourne. This was the first course he designed and is often referred to as the Original MacKenzie. It’s a heathland course that runs just under 7000 yards. You need to be very accurate off the tee although the course has large greens.
Green fees £95 weekdays and £120 on Sundays
Fulford Golf Club
Fulford Golf Club is located close to York and is best known for the iconic 17th hole where Bernhard Langer played from a tree that was overlooking the green in a Benson & Hedges event. The course is accessible for all levels and is a great year-round place to play.
Green fees £77
Ganton Golf Club
Ganton Golf Club is located in the Vale of Pickering so is close to both York and Scarborough. It is ranked as one of the best inland courses in Britain and has staged a number of prestigious tournaments including the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup and the most famous of all, the Ryder Cup. The course is, therefore, a challenging one and needs all aspects of your game to be in top form.
Green fees are £85 for weekdays and £100 for weekends
Howley Hall Golf Club
Howley Hall is located just outside Leeds, close to both the M1 and M62. It is a challenging course with almost every hole being tree lined. This means you need to have good course management to get a decent score from it.
Green fees start from £20
Lindrick Golf Club
Lindrick Golf Club is located near Lindrick in South Yorkshire and is a mixture of heathland and moorland. It is best known as being the venue for the first win by Great Britain over the USA in the Ryder Cup for 24 years back in 1957 and started a run of wins that lasted until 1985. The course is a tough one and you need to be striking the ball well.
Green fees between £55-75
Moortown Golf Club
Moortown is another course designed by Alister MacKenzie and is best known as the location for the first Ryder Cup match on British soil back in 1929. Since then, it has hosted many other tournaments for professionals and amateurs and past winners here include Sir Nick Faldo and Bernard Gallagher. With its stunning heathland setting, the course is located near Leeds and there are also regular open days so check their website.
Green fees: £85
Pannal Golf Club
The Pannal course is located near Harrogate and combines heathland and moorland for an interesting course. It was created back in 1906 and has recently held events such as the Open Championship regional qualifiers. The course is challenging but also has some holes that there is potential for good scores.
Green fees from £30
Rotherham Golf Course
Rotherham’s golf course is set amid historic parkland just outside the town and was designed by course architect James Braid with Open champion Sandy Herd. It is a great course for any level of golfer with slick greens and lots of tree lined fairways. You need to be on top of your iron and wedge game for this course.
Green fees:£39 for midweek and £49 for weekends
Sand Moor Golf Course
Sand Moor is another of the Yorkshire courses designed originally by Alister MacKenzie and has recently undergone some modernisation. However, the challenging Par 3’s are still the same as when MacKenzie himself was on the Greens Committee at the club. Watch out for those blind shots and learn about the course before you play as every hole is different.
Green fees: £55 midweek and £70 on weekends
York Golf Club
The York Golf Club was founded in 1890 and is the third oldest club in Yorkshire. It was designed by five-times Open Champion JH Taylor and offers something for golfers of all levels. The greens are often said to be some of the best in the whole country.
Green fees: £45 Mon-Sat and £60 on Sundays