The Top 5 Golf Courses in Yorkshire

14 February 2017



Many of the UK’s finest golf courses can be found in Yorkshire, including that of Raven Hall’s challenging 9-hole cliff-top links course.



Top 5 Yorkshire Golf Courses in Yorkshire


Benefitting from the county’s diverse landscape and picturesque scenery, there is plenty of variety. One really couldn’t ask to be in a better location for golfing options, but in case you wanted a rundown of the county’s very best, take a look at our list of top 5 Yorkshire golf courses.



Ganton Golf Course


Home to the 1949 Ryder Cup, the course at Ganton Golf Club is regularly hailed as one of the very best courses in Europe and beyond. This heathland course with its inland layouts is similar in many ways to Turnberry. It is incredibly well conditioned and nearly always playable. Ganton is fast and firm with bunkers aplenty. So if you find yourself staying at a Scarborough hotel, make sure to check out nearby Ganton, a course that epitomises the very best of British golf.



Alwoodley golf course


Located just outside Leeds, this course – the first brainchild of legendary Augusta designer Dr. Alister MacKenzie — is a stunning heathland with natural moorland characteristics. Recognised as one of the finest inland courses in Britain, Alwoodley was established in 1907 and comprises of springy fairways, eye catching bunkers, and undulating greens.



Fulford golf course


Close to the historic city of York, Fulford is found in a woodland setting on picturesque lowland. Having hosted a vast number of international competitions, including 23 consecutive European Tour events between 1970 and 1990, Fulford is truly a special place to golf. With its gentle wood-lined fairways and heather hazards, navigating this one is always fun, and the added bonus of having York nearby really doesn’t hurt.



Moortown Golf Course


Location of the first official British Ryder Cup venue in 1929, Moortown Golf Club is found in Alwoodley near Leeds. Established in 1909, this is another venue designed by the great Alister MacKenzie. The course saw regular European Tour events in the 1980s and has hosted qualifying rounds for The Open Championship. It has a blend of moorland turf and truly immaculate greens. This hazard ridden course will test the best and demand class from all those that play it.



Lindrick Golf Course


Established in 1891, the Lindrick Golf Club played host in 1957 to the first Ryder Cup victory for Britain & Ireland in thirty years. This exciting and challenging course demands respect of its players, featuring tight, gorse-lined fairways that will surely punish any wayward shots. The holes at Lindrick are long and the greens are guarded by a series of well-placed bunkers that call for top approach play. All of this making Lindrick a mainstay golfing favourite and one of the UK’s best inland courses.


Image Credit: Ganton Golf Club  The Alwoodley Golf Club  Fulford Health Golf Club  Moortown Golf Club  Lindrick Golf Club

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