from 8:30AM tomorrow

Best Golf Courses in Yorkshire

from the experts in Golf Holidays

Fulford Golf Club, North Yorkshire, England

Where to play golf in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the largest county in England, stretching inland from the North Sea coast to the Pennines. The golf courses in this county are a joy to play and have historic pedigree to match.

Three of the courses in this region have hosted The Ryder Cup, Ganton, Lindrick & Moortown and many others have links to classic golf course designers. MacKenzie, Colt, Taylor and Trent Jones all have layouts in Yorkshire and many of the courses havover 100 years of history.

Read on to discover the courses our experts have played and consider the best in Yorkshire or check out some of the best golf holiday deals in the UK >>

THE WORLD'S LARGEST GOLF TRAVEL COMPANY

Ganton Golf Club

Host to the 1949 Ryder Cup, Ganton has solidified its position in the story of English golf since its formation in 1891. Regarded as a true test of skill for even the most accomplished golfers, Ganton presents a dual threat; deep, stretching bunkers and hole encompassing gorse.

Classified as a heathland course, it is a popular opinion that course is closer to being an inland links. Either way, the risk-reward nature of Ganton guarantees a thrilling round of golf.

More info on Ganton Golf Club >>

Ganton Golf Club facts
Location North Yorkshire
Length 7,016 yards
Par 71
Designed by Tom Chisholm, Harry Vardon, James Braid, Alister MacKenzie
Established 1891
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The course has a rich tournament history and wil give a good test of your golfing ability, the gorse & bunkers will punish wayward shots."
Paul (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 1)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Paul about playing this course.

Alwoodley Golf Club

Alwoodley spans an area of delightful heathland, with springy turf that is perfect for golf. The course has retained MacKenzie’s original design to this day although it has been lengthened.

Open Championship regional qualifiers and countless national amateur events are among the high profile events to have graced Alwoodley.

More info on Alwoodley Golf Club >>

Alwoodley Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 6,914 yards
Par 72
Designed by Alister MacKenzie
Established 1907
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The stand out features here are the bunkers & greens although the heather and outcrops of gorse also add character to the course."
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Rob about playing this course.

Moortown Golf Club

Moortown is a traditional woodland and moorland layout that has previousley hosted the Brabazon Trophy while also being the host of the first Ryder Cup match on British soil.

This Alister MacKenzie layout is regarded by many as one of the country’s finest inland golf courses.

More info on Moortown Golf Club >>

Moortown Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 7,001 yards
Par 71
Designed by Alister MacKenzie
Established 1909
Where to stay Leeds or York

"Regularly ranked in the Top 50 courses in England and with a great tournament heritage, Moortown is a must play when visiting Yorkshire."
Ryan (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 5)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Ryan about playing this course.

Fulford Golf Club

Fulford moved location in the 1930's with the club seeking advice from James Braid for a suitable site. The course has hosted numerous events with the likes of Faldo, Woosnam, Olazabal, Weiskopf, Jacklin & Trevino walking its fairways.

Fulford is a proper test of golf but it’s also a fair one that everyone can enjoy.

More info on Fulford Golf Club >>

Fulford Golf Club facts
Location North Yorkshire
Length 6,925 yards
Par 72
Designed by Charles MacKenzie
Established 1906
Where to stay Leeds or York

"Keep an eye out for wild deer roaming across the course but stay clear of the gorse."
Tom (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 6)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Tom about playing this course.

Pannal Golf Club

Pannal offers spectacular views over North Yorkshire, hosting many top events including Open Championship Regional Qualifiers and the English Amateur Championship.

Revisions to the original design were made by Alister MacKenzie, and Pannal's parkland course remains largely untouched since.

More info on Pannal Golf Club >>

Pannal Golf Club facts
Location North Yorkshire
Length 6,404 yards
Par 72
Designed by Sandy Herd, Alister MacKenzie, Guy Campbell, Charles A. Mackenzie
Established 1906
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The course sits high up on a breezy down, where there are some steep slopes, deep valleys and clumps of gorse, if the wind gets up then this is a tough beast."
Gareth (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 12)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Gareth about playing this course.

Sand Moor Golf Club

Sand Moor is among the most prestigious clubs in West Yorkshire, and is a treat for any golfer visiting Leeds.

Mature and extremely well established, Sand Moor is superb test of parkland golf that is used for some prestigious amateur and professional events - a young Nick Faldo is among those to win tournaments at this Leeds gem.

More info on Sand Moor Golf Club >>

Sand Moor Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 6,446 yards
Par 71
Designed by Henry Barran, Alister MacKenzie
Established 1926
Where to stay Leeds or York

"One of the most scenic courses in the North East of England, the moorland turf laid on a subsoil of sand makes it a joy to play."
Tom (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 6)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Tom about playing this course.

Ilkley Golf Club

Ilkley is just a short drive to the north-west of Leeds, easily accessible for visitors staying in the town centre, and enjoys a splendid natural setting.

Nestled in the beautiful Wharfe Valley with the famous Moor as a backdrop, Ilkley is one of the most picturesque courses in the country.

More info on Ilkley Golf Club >>

Ilkley Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 6,276 yards
Par 69
Designed by Alister MacKenzie, Harry Colt
Established 1890
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The River Wharfe is a constant threat on the first half of your round, the course is off the beaten track but well worth a visit."
Rob (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 16)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Rob about playing this course.

York Golf Club

Designed by 5 time Open Champion J H Taylor, York Golf Club is the area's oldest layout and is home to a terrific championship course.

The flat heathland course at York Golf Club is now lined by mature woodland, which creates clearly demarcated, demanding holes with a particular emphasis on strong driving.

More info on York Golf Club >>

York Golf Club facts
Location North Yorkshire
Length 6,367 yards
Par 70
Designed by J H Taylor
Established 1890
Where to stay Leeds or York

"Taylor makes really good use of the land with many of the greens raised and pitched at an angle making the approach shots interesting."
Paul (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 1)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Paul about playing this course.

Moor Allerton Golf Club

A 27 hole Robert Trent Jones designed course, blending beautifully with the surrounding West Yorkshire landscape.

Moor Allerton was the first course in the United Kingdom to be designed by RTJ and it is typical of his unique style with large, contoured greens and fantastic bunkering.

More info on Moor Allerton Golf Club >>

Moor Allerton Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 6,791 yards
Par 72
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr.
Established 1923
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The greens are very large and undulating meaning approach shots must be accurate."
Ryan (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 5)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Ryan about playing this course.

Harrogate Golf Club

Harrogate is located East of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a regular host to National Championships and Yorkshire County Events.

The course is gently undulating, with tree lined fairways and well designed greens providing a great test for golfers of all abilities.

More info on Harrogate Golf Club >>

Harrogate Golf Club facts
Location West Yorkshire
Length 6,211 yards
Par 69
Designed by Sandy Herd, Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie
Established 1892
Where to stay Leeds or York

"The course offers scenic views on every hole while clever bunkering and green complexes provide stern challenges."
Ryan (UK & Ireland Team: Handicap 5)

Call 0800 043 6644 to speak to Ryan about playing this course.

Golf in Yorkshire Frequently Asked Questions

Some quick info on golf in Yorkshire with Your Golf Travel

What are the best championship golf courses in Yorkshire?

The Ryder Cup trio of Moortown, Lindrick and Ganton are those that draw the most attention when thinking about championship golf in Yorkshire. These three hosted golf's biggest team event, attracting some of the world's best golfers to challenge for the famous Samuel Ryder Trophy. Other notable golf courses in Yorkshire include Alwoodley which has been a regular host of national amateur competitions including The English Amateur and Brabazon Trophy as well as Hallamshire which is home to Matt Fitzpatrick, one of the leading lights on the European Tour.

What are the best golf resorts in Yorkshire?

Many golfers will head to the likes of Hollins Hall and Rudding Park for a golf and hotel option in Yorkshire. Both of these options provide mature golf courses with stunning views across the Yorkshire countryside and are good options for a mixture of handicaps.