Yorkshire is home to many of the UK’s top golf courses. Thanks to Yorkshire’s wonderfully diverse landscape, you can be pitching on a challenging Yorkshire Coast links course one day and driving on a 100-year-old historic fairway in the Yorkshire Dales the next.
So if you are not of the view that golf spoils a good walk, read on to discover Gorgeous Cottages' guide to the top 10 golf courses in Yorkshire.
Top 10 golf courses in Yorkshire
1. Fulford Golf Club – Est. 1906
Fulford Golf Club is set on picturesque lowland just outside the historic city of York. It has played host to many top class international golfing events in its 100-year history, the most recent of which was the European Ladies Championship in July 2013. The course itself is a joy to play, with gentle wood-lined fairways, sandy heathland and heather hazards to navigate. And when you’ve finished playing you can head into town and enjoy the many delights of York itself.
2. Ganton Golf Club – Est. 1891
The prestigious and historic Ganton Golf Club is regularly listed as one of the top clubs in Europe and indeed the world. Set in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, Ganton has hosted the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup at various points in its impressive history. The course is firm and fast, with a blend of links and heathland throughout. Watch out for the round-destroying bunkers! Ganton is a beautiful course and a true reflection of Yorkshire’s place in British Golfing heritage.
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3. York Golf Club – Est. 1890
One of the oldest golf clubs in Yorkshire, York Golf Cub moved location to its current home in Strensall back in 1904 and has a long history in the area. The club today is going through extensive development to continue providing a fantastic golf experience for members and visitors alike. The par 3 7th is the standout hole on this scenic course.
4. Huddersfield Golf Club – Est. 1891
Said by some to be the home of Yorkshire golf, Huddersfield Golf Course at Fixby is certainly one of the finest golf courses in the North. Spacious but challenging fairways, stunning views of the Pennines and a charming Grade II Listed Clubhouse combine to create a rather magical golfing experience.
5. Pannal Golf Club – Est. 1906
Set just south of Harrogate, it’s said you can see the spires of the York Minster from the fairways of Pannal Golf Club. This is another of Yorkshire’s grand historic courses, dating back over 100 years. A Yorkshire moorland course, it is a regional qualifyi