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Winter Edition 2011

How to find... Your guide to the regions golf courses, including directions for locating each one

Featured Course Knaresborough Golf Club, the ideal society day venue

Plus Features, Latest news, Costa del Sol...

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C o m pe t i t i o n s

10th February 2012

30th March 2012

Cleveland GC

Moortown GC

£45 per pair

£80 per pair

27th April 2012

10th May 2012

30th May 2012

Lindrick GC

Moor Allerton

Brancepeth Castle

£90 per pair

£70 per pair

£50 per pair

21st June 2012

27th July 2012

Fulford GC

Brough GC

£75 per pair

£50 per pair

Telephone: 07795 182 359 or Email: competitions@golfguidepublications.com


Join us on The Golf Guide Tour for the chance to win a golf trip to the Costa del Sol! Format is Pairs better ball stableford, and the winners from each event are invited to the final on the Costa del Sol in November 2012 & February 2013, including a 3 night stay at the 4 star Tamisa Hotel Mijas incl Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf at Mijas, Santana and El Chaparral. To enter call: Dennis Chadwick-Rayner 07795 182 359 or Paul Miller 07748 326 160. Email: competitions@golfguidepublications.com or send us your entry via the form you will find in this magazine.

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Welcome Issue 5. Winter Edition 2011

008 News & Features 012 Featured Course 040 North Yorkshire 058 West Yorkshire 076 East Yorkshire Welcome to your Winter/Society edition of the Yorkshire and North East Golf Guide. The great British Golf Society is as big an institution as bacon and eggs and the village fayre - there are big ones, small ones, work ones, pub ones and golf club ones - there are literally thousands of them and they represent a positive cash injection to all golf clubs up in this region. I happen to be coming to the end of my Captain’s year of Scholes Golf Circle. We have 20 active members old and new, averaging about 14 to 16 members per event and play out of Garforth Golf Club. I am not saying things have changed but when I joined 15 years ago I was interviewed as to why I wanted to join - let’s just say we have relaxed that rule for the time being! We have all the usual society ingredients; a polyester tie you could nearly cut yourself with, a secretary wanting to call it a draw every year but after a couple of beers and telling him how wonderful he is we get him to stay for just one more year - but this is his last he says. The treasurer is an ex-Bank Manager, a handicap system that never works, but this is all part of the fun and by hook or by crook we bodge it together and have a great time - our youngest member is 17 and our oldest is in his eighties. We have six events a year and end up with a player of the season - Jason Langshaw come on down. My Captain’s Day was at Scarcroft and our away day was at Pike Hills, all we now need is a Golf Guide to book next years events!

come along and write about their experiences see page 16. Rumours that Di Dougherty will be making an appearance next year cannot be confirmed or denied at this point. The Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide has been brought to you by Golf Guide Publications Ltd., who publish Guides in the UK and the Costa del Sol. This formula has worked for many years in Spain and is proving to be a similar success story in the North West & Cumbria, Ireland and now Yorkshire & North East. This quarterly Guide contains reviews of Golf Clubs, local and international golf news and special golf promotions. Each issue has in-depth Golf Club editorials describing the courses, the facilities on offer, signature holes and detailed directions. These editorials are a chance for clubs to highlight themselves and detail any offers and promotions they are running during that period. We are delighted to have Knaresborough in this edition. The Guide is split into five areas; North, West, East and South Yorkshire and the North East. These areas are colour coded, containing a map highlighting where each course can be found. A full golf course listing is featured in the Guide containing the phone number and website of every golf course in Yorkshire and the North East. The Golf Guide is aimed at golfers at every level; societies, club golfers, beginners and professionals. We hope you find this free publication an enjoyable read. Be sure to pass it on to your society secretary, just after he has promised to stay on one more year for you, to help book your 2012 events - why not combine your trip with one of our Tour events?!

We are currently putting the Golf Guide Tour together for 2012, with some new clubs already signed up - Lindrick, Fulford and Brough, as well as many from last year to be confirmed.

All that remains is to thank you for your support in 2011 - until 2012 enjoy your golf... fore !

We have had some great times on tour and we have even had some of the Sky Sports Team

Regards, Dennis Chadwick-Rayner. 07795 182 359 / dcr@golfguidepublications.com

088 South Yorkshire 096 North East 118 Costa del Sol

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GOLFING MATTERS

The Growth in

Society Golf by Robin Snook

Society Golf is more popular than ever before as work colleagues from the private and public sectors, shift workers, golf club members, nomadic golfers, newcomers to the sport of golf, singles groups and groups of friends regularly get together to enjoy each others company on and off the golf course.

Absolute research and hard data into the world of Society Golf is hard to come by. We are aware of societies from the long established Golf Society of Great Britain with 850 members to thousands of smaller groups of golfers, some you may have heard of like; the County Golf League, the Newcastle Licensed Taxi Drivers Golf Society, the North Yorkshire Golf Society, the Doxford Sports and Social Golf Society, the Virtual Golf Society, the Hole in One Golf Society and the West Yorkshire Ambulance Golf Society. There are others you may not have heard of with unusual acronyms like SAD GITS (Six at Dicks Golf in the Sun), ORGS (Old Reptonian Golf Society) and PIGS (Plastics Industry Golf Society). Each group on average comprises 30 members, though golf clubs generally

regard 8 as a minimum number for a visiting party. Anecdotally it would appear that typically each society will run between two and sixteen golf days per year, with 16-20 players per event, each spending £35/head including green fees and food, equating to a not inconsiderable annual average golf spend per society of c £5,000. There appear to be a number of factors that in combination have resulted in the growth of Society Golf: • Membership golf courses show their numbers are static • It is cheaper and more informal to be a member of a society • Pay and play golf courses are in decline • There is a significant rise in “nomadic” golfer numbers

• The EGU report year on year increase in visitor rounds (27.6 million/year) • Golfers continue to enjoy playing different courses • There has been a drop in corporate golf days as the recession bites • Golf clubs in tough times are keener to attract visitors • Competitive pricing as golf clubs compete for the same business • Online specialists make it much easier to book (e.g. Teeofftimes.co.uk, Teetimes. co.uk and Reservatee.co.uk) Duncan Rougvie, Northern Account Manager for the UK’s leading tee time booking service Teeofftimes.co.uk, reckons his company books around 700 society days across the UK each year. “Such is the interest, that we now handle this activity through a dedicated society golf team.


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Goswick Links

More and more golf clubs are recognising the value of society bookings, as they realise the potential incremental revenue or ‘onsite spend’ on offer from visiting groups can provide a big boost to club finances. As a result of this, society golfers are now spoilt for choice in not only the amount of venues to choose from, but also in the deals that are on offer including complimentary places for group organisers or free green fee vouchers.”

Nick Redman, Secretary at Malton and Norton Golf Club, knows the importance of Society Golf and comments, “Golf Societies and groups are an essential part of any Club’s income stream and, out of the 200 plus parties that have been to play golf this year at least 50% have been to the Club before.

Given the growing importance of Society Golf, golf clubs are improving their marketing strategies by using their unique selling points to increase visitor footfall. We would like to thank the following courses across our regions that have made the following contributions to this article:

Having a 27 hole facility gives the Club an edge over its rivals, as a typical golfing day means 9 holes golf in the morning followed by 18 holes after lunch so the guest gets to play 27 different holes. Each set of nine holes finishes at the Clubhouse which means no long walk back. Golf Societies and small groups of golfers are welcome all year round at Malton and Norton as the Club has a policy of playing from grass tees to greens and green

Malton and Norton

Malton and Norton

fees are reduced in winter by up to 40%. The current offer is for 18 holes of golf, a bacon roll with tea/coffee for £20.00pp at selected times. Offer ends 30th November 2011” Marketing and Promotions Director, Andy Richardson, says Goswick Links is an ever popular destination for groups and golf societies of 8-20 people, “On average we welcome in the region of 4,000 visitors per annum and put our success down to a number of factors. We are rated as a top 100 UK course, and a top 10 value for money UK course. We are also an Open Qualifying venue which offers a fair challenge to all levels of golfer. We are that rarity in Yorkshire and the North East, a genuine links course open all year round;

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Willow Valley Golf

there are no mats and we play to full greens throughout the winter. There are no restrictions for visitors and tee times are available 7 days a week, competitions excepted. And the course is easily accessible from the A1, just an hour from Newcastle and Edinburgh.” Bingley St Ives in West Yorkshire is another fine location for Society Golf as manager Adrian Weaver writes, “ Host to the Lawrence Batley International in the 1980’s, the course layout offers a testing but enjoyable par 71 challenge, the unique single loop course layout taking golfers from parkland to woodland, to moorland and back again. The Club prides itself on the warm welcome given by all staff and management to ensure that the whole package, from golf, the facilities such as buggies, the professional’s shop and the food are of the highest standards whilst still offering value for money deals. Visiting Party packages are available from £26 per person. Please contact either Adrian Weaver or Nigel Barber or visit www. bingleystivesgc.co.uk for more information.” Burgham Park is the ideal venue for your society outing according to William Kiely, Director of Golf and Leisure, “Situated just off the A1, twenty minutes north of Newcastle, Burgham is one of the best conditioned and presented courses in the North East, with

Bingley St Ives

generous fairways and true greens, making it suitable for players of all abilities. We know what societies need, whether large or small, dealing with over 150 outings each year. We have excellent practice facilities to get you ready for your round and after your round of golf, visitors enjoy the excellent food and drink on offer in our bar overlooking the 18th green, where you are assured of a warm welcome from our helpful and friendly staff. That is why so many societies keep coming back to us year after year. Book now for a great day out next year. Visit our website www.burghampark.co.uk for 2012 rates. Secretary David Roberts states the following reasons as to why visitors choose to come to Scarborough South Cliff, “We are always pleased to welcome formal golfing societies and groups of friends who are here for a few days by the sea. The club hosts approximately 150 groups of 8 or more players per year who come from all over the UK. The majority travel from West and South Yorkshire and the East Midlands but in 2012 there is already a large group of golfers from the Birmingham area booked in.

Mackenzie (Augusta) was founded in 1903 and some greens remain true to the spirit of its founder. Discounts are available to parties who book early and our great value Winter Packages run from 1st November to 28th February.” Demand for golf event dates at Fulford Golf Club, York, are higher than ever for 2012, and societies are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. “We are very satisfied that most society groups and corporate golf events that visit Fulford rebook quickly for the following year, and also delighted that we retain our strong links with Professional golf during several events planned throughout the season; Next year’s Open Events are also selling quickly which is very encouraging,” said Gary Pearce, General Manager. Fulford restricts the dates and times offered to non-members, which means that demand to play this course by visitors is very high. Group and Society enquiries are handled by the office; however ‘off peak’ and ‘last minute’ bookings can be made by using the online booking service on www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk

The course receives many compliments from the visitors, commenting on its presentation, tidiness and the quality of the greens. The original course designed by Dr. Alistair

Willow Valley Golf offers a range of fabulous society golf day packages all year round including weekends. Established in 1993, Willow Valley Golf has developed into one of Yorkshire’s premier golfing venues, with a choice of 3 fantastic courses, 50 holes

Burgham Park

Scarborough South Cliff


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Dewsbury District Golf Club

of golf, and excellent practice facilities, suitable for every standard of golfer.

holes of golf, along with excellent home cooked food which is renowned in the area.

Head of Marketing Helen Newton said, “There are a number of tailored packages. Our full day package includes 27 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch and a two course evening meal from only £48.00pp (midweek). Or, coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes on the Willow Valley championship course, and a two course meal for £37.00pp midweek and £47.00pp at weekends.

One of the best courses in West Yorkshire, the following testimonial from a recent visiting Golf Society says it all: ‘Everyone, without exception, thoroughly enjoyed both the course and the very warm welcome and hospitality we were given by the staff. It was a pleasure to be treated in such a kind and friendly way – I am sure we will be visiting your wonderful course again’. For more information, contact Melanie Simpson or Nathan Stead on 01274 568 652, or office@shipleygc.co.uk.”

what we hope will be a memorable day. Whether looking for somewhere to play as a member or a visitor Dewsbury offers fantastic value for money. Various packages are available for visitors and societies and can be viewed at www.dewsburygolf.co.uk .” Driffield Golf Club in East Yorkshire regularly welcomes visitors from all parts of Yorkshire and the North East it is set in tranquil parkland surrounded by the farmland of the Sunderlandwick estate. At just over 6200 yards and with only gentle undulations the course is not physically testing but its treelined fairways, streams and ponds demand accuracy and present a true challenge for golfers of all abilities. Both the first and tenth tees are close to the clubhouse which means 27 holes can easily be accommodated.

We also offer a choice of play and stay deals including our Sunday Driver Offer of £75.00pp to include dinner, bed & breakfast at the Holiday Inn (Leeds/Brighouse M62 J25) and 36 holes of golf (choice of courses) and range balls. Winter packages are now available and a FREE organiser place will be given to all society groups (min 16) booked before 22 December 2011. Full details can be found on our website www.wvgc. co.uk or by telephoning 01274 878 624.”

“Some great course designers including Old Tom Morris, Ted Ray, Dr Alister MacKenzie and Peter Alliss have all left their mark on Dewsbury District Golf Club,” writes General Manager, Mick Thorpe. “The result is a fine 6,360 yard course which offers a true and fair test of golfing ability, testing length, accuracy and touch as well as stamina over the part parkland and part moorland course.

Shipley Golf Club is an Alister MacKenzie classic and an ideal venue for your Golf Society, explains Melanie Simpson, “A naturally beautiful, traditional parkland course awaits you, with easy walking but a good test all year round for golfers of all standards. Both half and full day packages are available, with options for 18, 28 or 36

Our facilities within the recently re-built clubhouse and ‘Pinnacle Suite’ are the envy of many clubs. Well stocked bars, quality catering and some warm friendly northern hospitality can all be enjoyed before and after your game of golf. It’s delightful setting, overlooking the course; with pleasant views from its elevated position help complete

Christopher Coulter Marketing Manager added, “The condition and presentation of the course has been widely praised in recent years and it is acknowledged to be amongst the best in East Yorkshire. Catering at the club is provided by talented chef Craig Wheeler, who likewise has built an excellent reputation with members and visitors alike. All this contributes to the high quality golfing experience the club’s visitors consistently enjoy.” Call the club today to discuss your 2012 requirements on 01377 253 116 or visit the club’s website http://www.driffieldgolfclub.co.uk

Fulford Golf Club

Shipley Golf Club

Driffield Golf Club

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FEATURED COURSE

Knaresborough Golf Club They start them young at the perfect Society venue Mark Taylor, current secretary and fully qualified PGA professional, along with the current PGA professional Andy Turner share something in common as well as being good friends - they are both ex-Junior Captains at Knaresborough. So even in their modest years they can safely say they know the place well and have the club’s best interests at heart.

Photography by James Drake


FEATURED COURSE

Knaresborough Golf Club was established in 1920. A gem of a golf course located just outside the market town of Knaresborough in one of the most beautiful areas of North Yorkshire. Set in undulating parkland with mature wooded areas and surrounded by open countryside, Knaresborough Golf Club has developed into one of the finest golf courses in the North of England. Continuous investment, in both the course and Clubhouse facilities, ensures visitors and members alike will always have an interesting and enjoyable round of golf. With the clubhouse recently re-furbished and the course having just been further developed, a Par 72, it measures 6780 yards from the competition tees and 6553 yards from yellow.

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room and Presidents Lounge. All are on the first floor giving spectacular views over the golf course, putting green and 18th hole.

equipment in the shop is very competitively priced and Andy will endeavour to match or beat the best available price.

What better way to end a round of golf than sipping a cold beer or glass of wine on the outside balcony watching your fellow golfers putt out on the 18th green. A well-stocked and competitively priced bar caters for everyone’s taste, with a choice of well kept draught beers, bottled beers and lagers, spirits, soft drinks and an extensive and varied wine list.

A full repair service is available including electric trolley repairs which are open to both members and non members.

The Clubhouse facilities are available to use for private functions be it birthday, wedding, anniversary celebration or simply a meeting.

Taylor added, “We are delighted to share Knaresborough Golf Club and its facilities with visitors, who we regard as members for the day and treat as such.”

Andy Turner (pictured right) has been the Club Professional at Knaresborough Golf Club since October 2008. Born and bred in Knaresborough, Andy is the current Captain of the Yorkshire PGA. Andy and his team can arrange all your golfing requirements including equipment, clothing, footwear, strokesavers, club repairs and expert tuition. His shop also offers trolley hire, electric trolley hire and buggy hire. Professional services are also available for visiting parties and societies - golf clinics and prize tables can be arranged in advance.

The main rooms of the Clubhouse have recently been refurbished, offering an open plan lounge and bar area with separate dining

The shop is a Ping and Titleist custom fit facility and has recently been completely refurbished, stocking all major brands. The

A spirit of friendship has been the cornerstone of Knaresborough Golf Club’s success over the years. Visitors are particularly welcome and Mark Taylor will always help to make special arrangements for golfing parties of any size.

Andy Turner is a first class professional and is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the area; he is currently coaching several professionals and many top amateurs from the region. Andy is also an excellent player and has competed at the highest level of professional golf both at home and abroad for a number of years.

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Yorkshire PGA Mizuno Assistants Order of Merit

R&A announce rule changes for 2012

High Season continues at La Cala Resort

The Yorkshire PGA Mizuno Assistants Order of Merit reached a stunning climax at the final event held at Knaresborough Golf Club (pictured). Run by the Yorkshire PGA the event receives great support and backing from Mizuno. The stunning parkland course in North Yorkshire was the venue for this year’s final event.

One of the biggest golf rules changes for next year will be about ball movement. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced rules changes Oct. 24. Before this date, so long as a player was deemed to have addressed the ball, he or she was penalised a stroke for the ball moving even if the golfer didn’t touch it before he struck the shot. That will no longer be the case from 2012 to 2015.

Unlike many of the beach resorts along the Costa del Sol, Spain - La Cala’s high season extends into October and November as visitors from across Europe join local residents to enjoy the resort’s golf, spa and other facilities.

Heading into the last round there were 2 men out in front fighting for top spot. Dave Mansell of Wakefield GC and last year’s Order of Merit winner, Greg Hyde from Wath on Dearne GC. On one of the hottest days of the year and with the Knaresborough course in immaculate condition, Greg Hyde made a fantastic birdie 3 on the 18th to snatch victory on the day by 1 shot with a score of 1 under par. After his round Hyde thanked Knaresborough Golf Club for hosting the final event and paid tribute to the excellent condition of the course. He also thanked the Yorkshire PGA and of course Mizuno for their continued support and sponsorship.

Stars Rory McIlroy and Webb Simpson were victims of the rule this year. In some instances, penalising golfers for a shot won’t be necessary. If the ball is moving just as someone goes to hit it, the effect might be detrimental to the stroke. A ball already in motion will alter the trajectory before a club strikes it. A golfer hitting a ball in motion is deemed to be a penalty of one stroke. Golfers in a hazard will now be permitted to smooth over sand and soil, including before playing from said hazard, provided it does not improve a stance, the lie of the ball or the line of play, and is for the sole purpose of caring for the course. Another change involves redefining what addressing the ball means. Now it will be defined as simply grounding your golf club behind the ball, regardless of the stance.

One of the recent groups to visit was from Leeds Grammar School. Group leader Phillip Holmes and coaching staff James Veitch & Orla Fitzsimmons commented on the excellent quality of each course and how much they and all the students had enjoyed playing at the resort. The students were from 14 to 18 years of age and walked all three courses. Since 1989, la Cala resort has developed into the biggest golf and leisure destination in Spain with 3x18 holes golf courses, a luxury five star hotel and spa, sporting facilities plus a David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The resort is ideally located in the heart of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Mijas and only 30 minutes from Málaga International Airport. For more information visit www.lacala.com.


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THE GOLF GUIDE TOUR

Goes inside The Golf Guide Tour Two writers from the Sky Sports team, Dave Tindall and Ben Coley, recently played in our Yorkshire based Golf Guide Tour events, and were entertained enough to write a feature about their experiences. Our warmest regards go out to Dave and Ben, and we hope to see them again on the 2012 Tour schedule.

Ilkley review by Dave Tindall (Skysports.com golf editor) It’s a pleasant September day, the scenery is fantastic and my playing partner Paul Simpson has just smashed a recovery shot from the trees full toss into the shoulder of one of our fourball foes, Bruce Mackrill. When I tell you that Bruce didn’t even flinch – recalling Brian Close against the West Indies all those years ago - our location becomes obvious. Yes, we’re in Yorkshire where the landscapes are beautiful and the folk are tough as nails. The venue is the extremely picturesque golf club in Ilkley and, before I’ve even struck a ball, I’m already onto a winner. I’m playing a great course, enjoying excellent company and if Paul and I can find our ‘A’ games we might even win a golf trip to the Costa del Sol. The event in Ilkley is the penultimate stop on the 2011 Yorkshire and North East Golf Guide Tour which has already taken in one Ryder Cup venue Moortown, as well as Moor Allerton, Middlesbrough, Hull and Ripon and ends at the KP Club in York (see Ben Coley’s review). The Golf Guide magazine may be familiar to some of you already. It’s already enjoyed five years of success in Spain with its sister magazine the Costa del Sol Golf Guide and recently in the UK with the North West & Cumbria Golf Guide and in Ireland with the Irish Golf Guide.

This complimentary Guide (available in golf clubs and hotels as well as being directly mailed to golf societies) has a Yorkshire & North East edition and Dennis Chadwick-Rayner and Paul Miller from this new set-up have invited me along to play in one of their events.

35 but thanks to Paul’s birdie at the par three 14th we cash in on another of the day’s prizes. Any pair scoring a two get free entry into the next event so, having failed woefully at Nearest the Pin & Longest Drive as well as the main prize, we’ve scored a little victory of our own.

This famous West Yorkshire course has just completed a £300,000 investment programme to improve the clubhouse and on-course facilities. Add that to the stunning views that money can’t buy and it represents excellent value for money.

It’s eventually Anthony Magrs and Paul Fraser from Ripon who win the threenight stay in Spain after a storming back nine of 26 gives them a tally of 44.

The format today is Pairs better ball Stableford and for a hacker like me that’s the kind of golf I like. I’ll take the good and then hope Paul bails me out whenever I throw in the inevitable shocker. It’s our partners Bruce and Dave (Creswell) that make the early running though, showing us young ‘uns the way. Dave, off 10, reveals himself to be something of a demon putter while Bruce (6) doesn’t appear to have a single weakness. At halfway they’ve already racked up 23 points while Paul and I are trailing with 19. Bruce and Dave can’t quite keep up the pace and their 42-point haul leaves them just short of the main prize but they’ve been cracking company and today has been about much more than just trying to focus solely on a winning score. Paul and I finish in the middle of the field with

They and the other Yorkshire & North East winners from the events at Moor Allerton (43), Middlesbrough (43), Ripon (47!) Hull (44) and Moortown (44) will make the trip to Spain along with the winners from the North West and Cumbria region. And when they get there? Let’s just say there’s talk of a War of the Roses Ryder Cup-style clash! KP Club review by Ben Coley (Skysports.com writer) There’s a sense of calm as I arrive at the KP Club in Yorkshire for the final Yorkshire and North East Golf Guide Tour event of the season. It’s a bright and mild October day, we’ve just driven past a Buddhist sanctuary and the World Peace Café. The state-of-the-art clubhouse perched on top of a hill certainly makes a statement - could I do the same on the course?


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Luke Bloom

After good drives from playing partner Dave Tindall and our fellow two-ball, Luke and Terry, I shatter my personal tranquillity by topping a three-wood less than 25 yards and not even down the middle. Nerves have always tormented my golf swing and if my life’s dream of playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is to be realised I’m going to need my housemate to rob some seriously strong Beta Blockers from his uncle’s chemist. Fortunately the Golf Guide Tour is a betterball format and I’m a team player, so Dave’s A1 drive and A1 hybrid means we as in the Royal we have a 20ft birdie try on the downhill first hole, (Dave three-putts) we move on. The KP Club is a relatively new development set in the heart of 400 acres of beautiful countryside looking out over the Yorkshire Wolds. If you can hit it straight you’ll be fine until you get to the greens, when you may need a spirit level, compass and/or local expert if you want to make a putt. Our playing partners – Luke and Terry – are members at Oulton Hall in Leeds and had already been involved in three previous Golf Guide Tour events. Luke, an affable chap with a raw talent for the game, bemoaned the fact that they always peaked the week before these events and it was clear the prospect of a holiday in Spain was in the forefront of his mind.

Terry, whose languid swing represented a true testament to timing, matched his partner perfectly. Luke was erratic but bold where Terry was straight and sound and as a pair they were most certainly capable of putting a run together. Unlike Dave and myself, who never got out of third gear. At the third, Dave and I mistook nearest the pin for furthest from the pin but Terry set himself up for the prize (free entry into one of next year’s events) with a floated wedge that stopped within a couple of feet, only for the flat stick to let him down. And so to the fourth. 600 yards. Uphill. Straight into the wind’s teeth. When my tee shot once again failed to leave the ground I knew I couldn’t score, but Dave was bravely carrying the torch with a nice drive, followed by a fivewood, and another five-wood, and another five-wood...and at last we could see the flag. Five good hits and two solid putts meant we got a point but if I have a quarrel with KP it’s her fourth hole, one that eats the amateur alive.

eight-iron floated on the wind, landed three-feet from the pin like a feather on a bed of bubblegum and… ran through the back. As I said, I hate playing downwind. In the interim Dave and I had our highlights but, typically, these were the holes our handicaps didn’t allow us to score extra on. But, nonetheless, they were small victories that made the day even more pleasant when reflected upon. Our company was exactly that - pleasant - Terry indeed won the nearest the pin competition with his delightful wedge on the third. Luke will be saddened to find out that the prize wasn’t a trip to Spain but chin up son - there is always next year and God loves a trier. About The Golf Guide Tour

We soldiered on and I disconsolately begged for the right-hand turn that’d see us play downwind, a turn that didn’t come until the 16th.

Tour dates for the 2012 season are shown on the first two pages of this magazine. Format is Pairs better ball stableford, and the winners from each event are invited to the final on the Costa del Sol in November 2012 & February 2013, including a 3 night stay at the 4 star Tamisa Hotel, Mijas - including Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf at Mijas, Santana and El Chaparral.

Ah the 16th. Forget the fact that I hit my first drive out of bounds onto the driving range, my three-off-the-tee was as sweet as a sugar-coated nut before a velvety

To enter any of the Yorkshire and North East region competitions contact: Telephone: 07795 182 359 or email us at: competitions@golfguidepublications.com

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GOLF GUIDE News

Comeback king Teejay wins it for Yorkshire!

Leeds Golf Club to buck the trend in 2012

Changes at Sandburn Hall Golf Club

17-year-old Teejay White became the 2011 Northern Matchplay Golf Championship champion when he staged a fabulous fight back. The three-handicapper took on Bishop Auckland’s Stephen Ridley (4 hcp) - coming from six-down over Alwoodley’s famous golf course in the final to land the coveted title.

The current financial climate has led Leeds Golf Club to take the unprecedented step of reducing its full subscription rates for 2012. Whilst other clubs increase their rates, Leeds Golf Club’s full 2012 subscription will now be £880, down from £995 in 2011.

The Flaxton course (pictured below), situated just off the A64 near York, recently celebrated its sixth anniversary and the 6,723 par-72 track is about to get another makeover by head greenkeeper Brian Hall and his team. Last year, chiefs built new bunkers on the first hole and deepened the existing bunker on the seventh, while new trees were also planted to tighten some of the wider holes.

Rotherham Golf Club have produced many fine golfers over the decades and it would appear that there is now a new kid on the block. The South Yorkshire club can account for the upbringing of several young amateurs through the amateur ranks, many of which have gone on to turn professional and compete at the highest level, the most notable being Danny Willett. The Thrybergh club have dominated county golf for a number of years and it looks as though a new name may soon be added to their enviable list of top golfers. Entries for the 2012 competition are now open with full details on the championship website: www.northernmatchplay.com

The Club has also changed its subscription renewal time. Traditionally, annual subscription renewals fall in December, already an expensive time of year. Leeds Golf Club has introduced a one-off 6-month membership to run until the end of June. After this, the Club’s 12-month membership will run from July to July. Members wishing to ‘lock in’ the 2012 price until July 2013 can sign up for 18 months at a cost of £1320. New flexible payment schemes have also been introduced. For more information, contact Secretary Paul Mawman, tel 0113 265 9203. www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk

Over this winter, the Sandburn Hall green keeping staff are planning further improvements, as part of a long term development programme over the next five years. This will include additional tree planting to give the holes more definition and new bunkering, making existing bunkers more of a challenge, as well as constructing championship blue tees to bring the overall length of the course to more than 7,000 yards. Emma Brown, clubhouse manager says: “This is about keeping the club moving forward. It’s to make it more of a challenge for members so it is fresh every time they go out to play, it’s so that visitors who come back can see we are developing further and, hopefully, they will want to come back and enjoy it more.”


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Smith sparkles at Oulton to take golf’s oldest trophy The members of the Great Triumvirate who won no fewer than sixteen Open Championships between the years of 1895 and 1914, Harry Vardon, JH Taylor and James Braid, were responsible for the establishing of the Professional Golfers Association in 1901.

The Leeds Cup was donated to the North Region of the PGA to mark their foundation by Mr William Penrose Green, a former Lord Mayor of the city, on behalf of the Leeds Golf Club at Cobble Hall, of which he was President. Leeds Golf Club therefore rightly lays claim to be the spiritual home of the Leeds Cup It was first played for in 1902 and was won by the legendary Harry Vardon. Very few people would have envisaged that the huge sterling silver cup would still be played for to this day, making it the oldest trophy in professional golf.

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During its history, many famous names have been inscribed as winner including Open Champions Vardon, Sandy Herd, George Duncan and Ted Ray, the latter winning on five occasions. A number of Ryder Cup stars have also been victorious including Archie Compston, Abe Mitchell and more recently Gordon J Brand and Howard Clark. Over the years many of the Leeds Cup winning professionals have been attached to golf courses in the Yorkshire and North East region including Huddersfield, Ganton,

Moortown, Seaton Carew, Moor Allerton, Renishaw Park, Ilkley, Middlesborough, Lindrick, Seahouses and Keighley. In 2010 the event returned to the De Vere Oulton Hall, and pictured below is the 2011 champion, David Smith, holding aloft the impressive Leeds Cup. As David Birtill describes, there was an exciting climax to proceedings‌. David Smith won the De Vere Leeds Cup, professional golf oldest trophy, after a dramatic play-off at Oulton Hall.


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The Swinton Park man overcame local challenger Ben Mason, competing in his first PGA North Region tournament after 11 years on the European Tour, with a birdie at the third extra hole. And he revealed: “This is the tournament I’ve always wanted to win. It has so much history attached to and to have my name etched on it along with some of the most famous players of the past is a great honour.” Smith, who won the Manchester Open in 2007, looked to have one hand on the huge silver trophy when Mason, who represents Waterford Golf, bunkered his third shot at the second sudden death hole. The former England international executed his escape shot perfectly as the ball skipped into cup to keep

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his hopes alive. But it sands of time literally ran out for him when he beached his drive at the next hole and after Smith had pitched to 18 inches he secured a decisive birdie. The pair were deadlocked on 10-under-par at the end of the second round in which they were playing companions, with Smith, the 38-year-old Lancashire PGA captain, closing with a second successive 66 and Mason tagging a 65 to his opening 67.

his coach David Screeton at Marriott Worsley Park. “He improved my set-up and I put into practice what he taught me,” he added. Mason, 34 and in his first year as a PGA trainee, was gracious in defeat but admitted it’s his ambition to win the Leeds Cup. “I used to watch the tournament as a boy and have always admired the likes of past players such as Hedley and Duncan Muscroft,” he said.

“I played solidly all day and made some crucial putts including one at the 17th which tied the scores,” said Smith who after missing the cut in last week’s James Brearley Lancashire Open at Blackpool North Shore sought help from

Round of the day was a 65 by 2007 winner John Wells, fresh from his Blackpool triumph, which saw him birdie eight of the first nine holes. “That was a personal best,” said the Cherry Burton professional who finished a shot off the pace.

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Simon Dyson rises into world’s top 30

Howley Hall’s Denison defies the odds

Did Someone Order a New Clubhouse?

Yorkshires Simon Dyson, attached to Malton and Norton in North Yorkshire (pictured below), won the KLM Open for the third time in six years in the Netherlands to climb into the world’s top 30 for the first time. Dyson, a Walker Cup team-mate of Luke Donald and Paul Casey in 1999, birdied four of the last seven holes to beat his fellow Englishman David Lynn, champion himself in 2004, by one shot. Dyson’s victory was also his second in seven weeks. The 33-year-old from York took the Irish Open at the end of July.

Daniel Denison from Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds claimed the first win of his professional career at the ECCO Tour Championship presented by Thomas Björn and Mercedes Benz, completing a remarkable comeback from a horrific injury sustained four years ago.

Burstwick Country Golf is certainly going places. Work has recently begun on building the new clubhouse extension which promises to take the East Yorkshire club to new heights.

Dyson joins a list of three-time winners of the title that includes Seve Ballesteros and Bernhard Langer and he said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be on the same trophy as names like those two. The Yorkshireman commented “It’s something special, a dream come true really. To win any title once is tough, but to win it three times is a fantastic feeling.” Dyson won his third Seve Trophy cap for Britain and Ireland helping to beat Continental Europe in Paris , but a Ryder Cup debut is the big target. You would need to be quick off the mark at Malton and Norton Golf Club to get a front row seat if that was to happen.

The Englishman, who broke both legs in a car accident shortly after competing in The 2007 Open Championship, began the day one shot off Alessandro Tadini’s lead but fired a superb 69 to finish on eight under par 208, one stroke clear of Frenchman Charles-Edouard Russo at Lübker Golf Resort in Denmark. Denison picked up the first prize of €25,600 for winning the weather-affected tournament, which was reduced to 54 holes, and the cheque moved him up from 13th to second place in the European Challenge Tour Rankings, strengthening his hopes of securing a European Tour card for 2012. “I don’t know what to think yet, it’s a bit surreal really,” said the 26 year old, whose previous best finish this year came at the duel ranking SAINT OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC, where he came tied second.

The new clubhouse will have capacity for around 80 people seated along with a soft seating area, a kitchen for freshly cooked food, increased Pro Shop space and offices. The building itself will be constructed with a brick finish to give the club a great image when arriving into the car park. Golfers have been very impressed with the recently developed £40,000 changing facility, and we found that the increasing demand for a bigger clubhouse came after an increase in members joining from other golf clubs in the region. The building is projected to be opening around November time at which point the club will begin hosting bigger events for the corporate and leisure sector.


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The Solheim Cup Through the eyes of Simon Hurd Former European and Asian Tour player and born-and-bred Yorkshireman, Simon Hurd recently attended The Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle to represent his company, Druh Belts & Buckles, which was honoured to be the official belt supplier to both the European and US Teams.

Suzanne Pettersen. Photo by Tristan Jones, LET

Whilst Simon has attended hundreds of golf tournaments both as a player and as the man behind Druh Belts & Buckles, he was not quite prepared to find himself in the thralls of such a fiercely-fought battle as Europe took on the US for the 12th time at the biennial competition that is the ladies equivalent of The Ryder Cup.

Cup. To be honest I was massively impressed by the standard of golf displayed by the ladies on both teams. There was also an awful lot of camaraderie, passion and commitment shown by the two sides which really gave an edge to the competition. Both teams desperately wanted to prove themselves and win The Cup.

organised. I’ve been to the Women’s British Open on numerous occasions as well as some big ladies tournaments in the Far East but this was a step up from all the other events I’d ever been to - they just got everything right. It was like a smaller version of the Ryder Cup and a really fantastic golfing experience.

Never happier than when in the company of ladies, he’s never before come across the whooping and hollering that greeted him in Ireland in September. Here Simon shares his Solheim Cup memories with Yorkshire Golf Guide....

What were your first impressions on arrival at Killeen Castle? Killeen Castle is stunning and would be a fantastic backdrop for any golf tournament. Overall the venue itself was perfect for a team competition – for the teams to be on site was great whilst for the spectators the viewing set-up was brilliant. There was also an impressive merchandise tent and excellent catering facilities which were all so well

What was the atmosphere like? The atmosphere was very tense but also extremely exciting and by the time Sunday came, it was electric! The Irish came out in force and their support was very vociferous and spirited though I was quite surprised to find that there were so many Americans in the crowd, so much so that I reckon it was probably around 50:50 on the first couple of days. Then on Sunday the Irish really

Is this the first time that you have attended The Solheim Cup? This was indeed my first visit to The Solheim


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the stand-out player for me. For me, she really is a proper, all-encompassing player. Did Europe deserve the win? Without a doubt Europe deserved to win. In fact, they should have won by more! On Friday and Saturday, there were quite a few games where Europe was ahead and in control for most of the time but then let it slip down the last. In truth, they should have been four or five points up come Sunday morning. Still they dug deep on the final day and came out the worthy winners.

Anna Nordqvist. Photo by Tristan Jones, LET

came out in droves and the atmosphere was even better. Of course all the whooping and hollering from the players added to spectacle and really got the spectators involved! It was perhaps a surprise that the Irish crowds were out in force, given no Irish players made the European Team? You know it’s probably a bit to do with the Rory/Darren/Graeme ‘effect’. I think that their success in the majors over the last year or so has really woken the Irish up to golf and that they were just pleased to be a part of a great golf tournament held in their country. In fact, at the weekend they were very loud but very fair and were clapping the performances of both teams.

from the greens often meant that the ball ended up quite a way from the hole. Mind you, it did nothing to dampen the excitement of the matches as it was the same for both teams. Of course, because of the cold, damp weather, the course was playing very long which demanded lots of long iron shots. Who was the outstanding player for you at The Solheim Cup? I think it has to be Norway’s Suzann Pettersen: the way she finished birdie, birdie, birdie under such pressure was truly phenomenal. I know her pretty well and she is one of the strongest and most determined lady golfers that I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing with so no surprise that she was

You have always been seen as a bit of a style icon on the fairways and you like to dress well so who for you won in the style stakes, the US or Europe? For me personally it was the US Team. They looked really smart and striking all week and they used their country’s colours to good effect. The Americans also tend to go for a bit of bling when they accessorize and I think that worked well for them. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the European colours but it was all a bit bland for me. Of course both teams were wearing great-looking belts! Would you go and watch another Solheim Cup? Yes definitely, without a doubt! It was great fun and good to see all the team bonding that went on between both teams. I was lucky enough to go into Europe’s team room where they had set up table tennis, Scalextric, enormous TV screens, a pool table, a Nintendo Wii and so on. The atmosphere in there was tremendous and gave the players a chance to relax together whilst also building up a good team spirit. For me, any team sport is good because of the camaraderie involved and it’s even better when it’s golf!

The Ryder Cup last year suffered with the weather. How did the weather hold up in Ireland as it’s known for its high rainfall? The first day was pretty cold and wet but on Saturday it was like a summer’s day! Unfortunately it was a real shame that on Sunday the weather was just awful again. However it didn’t really take too much away from the competition and to be honest, it’s what you would expect in Ireland. Why do you think it’s so green - it’s not called the Emerald Isle for nothing! What were your thoughts on the course at Killeen Castle? Was it a tough course for the ladies? The course conditioning was perfect but for the players the greens were extremely tough. On a lot of the holes there is some heavy undulation on the greens which made it difficult for the girls to get the ball close to the hole and if they did, the big runaways

Melissa Reid. Photo by Tristan Jones, LET

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Rudding Park Turns Pink For The Day

Pictured Left: The Pink Ladies Carol Whiteley and Carol Patterson with Archie the Security Dog. Pictured above: winners Margaret Frankland and Wendy Brearley with Angela Frankland and Dawn Shaw.

South Leeds help raise £7K for Candlelighters

Award-winning Rudding Park hosted ‘The Haven’s Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Golf Day’ on Friday 7 October.

On completion of the course the ladies enjoyed the Repton Short Course before changing for a three course dinner and the results at Rudding Park’s Regency House. First place went to Margaret Frankland and Wendy Brearley from Marsden Park Golf Club. Second place went to Sandra Taylor and Sue Stuart-Brown from Rudding Park Golf Club with a better back nine than the ladies in third place, Jemma Lassey and Dot Phillips from Settle Golf Club.

The South Leeds Golf Club Charity Golf Day in August was a great success with over 200 people playing, and many more families and friends attending and giving their support than ever before.

Other winners include: Fiona Stoddard (Longest Drive, 7th hole), Judy Shaw (Nearest the Pin, 5th hole), Sally Weatherall (Nearest the Pin, 8th hole), Joy Bowler (Nearest the Pin, 14th hole), Dawn Taylor (Straighest Drive, 1st hole).

The fund raising committee would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to all sponsors, and look forward to welcoming you back to South Leeds in 2012.

130 ladies, dressed in their brightest pink golf attire, raised over £2,700 for the The Haven, the only national breast cancer charity that provides one-to-one support to improve the quality of life of anyone affected by breast cancer. After enjoying the home cooked breakfast the ladies headed out onto the championship Hawtree Course. With the backdrop of the stunning Regency House and the beautiful October sunshine, the ladies competed for some fantastic prizes. There were fundraising competitions throughout including prizes for nearest the pin, straightest drive and longest drive. No cheating or breaches in security were allowed as the “security guard” Archie, a little King Charles Spaniel, was on hand complete with his security guard vest and pink feather bower on his collar. The ‘Pink Ladies’ Carol Patterson and Carol Whiteley were also there to make sure speed of play was maintained.

One of the golfers, Linda Barker had a wonderful day “The course was in very good condition, the meal was fabulous and all staff were very friendly and attentive”. Congratulations to all the ladies who played. For information on next year’s event contact 01423 872100.”

South Leeds Golf Club is proud to be associated with Candlelighters, and have no hesitation in confirming their support for 2012 with the same event already firmly in the diary for 5th August next year.

If you would like to pledge your support or book a tee time to help this great cause please contact any of the fund raising team at South Leeds: Martin 07798 903 955 Albert 07766 238 951 Michaela 07761 388 486


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8215 North Leeds League Gathers Pace The North Leeds 8215 league, a new initiative for golfers in the handicap bracket of 8 to 15 based in North Leeds Clubs, held its second event at Scarcroft Golf Club on Sunday the 22nd of October. Yorkshire and the North East Golf Guide, who are principle sponsors of the League, were delighted to see the teams have doubled since the last event at Cookridge with 10 8-man teams now getting involved. Ian Williamson, current Lions captain of Cookridge, commented, “We now have a firm foundation to build on and the right personnel and backing from clubs to really drive this forward and create the League in 2012,” - format to be announced.

Scarcroft, who won at Cookridge, offered to host the second event and did their club proud with Derek Fryer serving up good golf, good food and good banter. Wyke Ridge won the event with all team members securing themselves a place on next year’s Golf Guide Tour to parade their skills once again, plus many other prizes. The individual pair’s prize was won by Steve Clark and Tony Dearden from Horsforth, with a better ball score of 45. Dennis Chadwick-Rayner, editor of the Yorkshire and North East Golf Guide, then raised the bar by announcing that the next event would be at Moor Allerton on Sunday 4th of December with the leading pair (not the team

he hastened to add) joining his Tour winners on a trip to the Costa del Sol in February. Dennis Chadwick-Rayner: 07795 182 359, dcr@ golfguidepublications.com, or Ian Williamson: 07855 845 554 willys.art@hotmail.com Results Wyke Ridge Headingley Sandmoor Scarcroft Moor Allerton Cobble Cookridge Horsforth Wetherby Garforth

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Tips from the Pros JWhitaker Golf @ Moor Allerton Golf Club Feeling bombarded with the masses of clothing products on the market which all claim to improve your game? In a world where there is constantly something new you can purchase which will help you score better, the JWhitaker Golf Team at Moor Allerton Golf Club look to dispel some of the myths and offer some hints and tips as to what product features to look out for when you’re next tempted to indulge.

James Whitaker, Head PGA Professional

Peter Rishworth, PGA Professional

Andrew Swallow, Assistant PGA Professional

My golf wardrobe is filled with Nike Dri-Fit technology. It’s a long time since I put on a 100% cotton t-shirt and I really believe that Dri-Fit technology is the best for my game. Prior to Dri-Fit, it was always a case of cotton shirts sticking to you when you got hot and feeling heavy. The Dri-Fit shirts on the other hand are light weight. The technology was first developed for sprinters, but it’s properties transfer to golf too. It’s a moisture wicking fabric which quickly relieves any feeling of perspiration. What’s really great, is that Nike haven’t stopped just with shirts, this technology is present in their entire golf apparel range, from trousers, to base layers to socks.

I spend so much time out of doors as a full time teaching professional, in cooler times, I have to make sure I keep warm. I see many golfers layering up with t-shirts and sweaters and jackets. I’m amazed at the bulk they add to their body. Once they come to the driving range and start swinging, it’s clear that the layers are restricting. My advice would be to use a wind stopper jacket directly on top of your golf shirt. Many of the wind stoppers on the market are so effective you will really not feel any drop in temperature when you have them on. Better still, think about the bulk – or absence of it…simply (base layer, of it’s really cold), shirt and wind stopper. No bulk, no restriction equals great golf.

‘I cannot recommend highly enough Galvin Green base layers. Take a look at the newly released ‘Edge’ skin tight top. It’s designed for temperatures below 10 degrees, so in other words, most of the British Winter! Perhaps best of all, is that the Edge top has body mapping and compression panels which particularly focus on groups of muscles used for golf. Unlike other base layers, it is supposed to be very tight, as the compression helps stimulate blood flow around your body. For me it’s a must, keeping me warm, dry and supple during my round of golf in cold conditions.

Nike Dri-Fit shirts are currently 3 for the price of 2 at JWhitaker Golf

Wind stopper jackets by Galvin Green and Nike Golf are available at JWhitaker Golf

The Galvin Green Edge compression top is available at JWhitaker Golf now for £59.99

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Daley Crowned Moortown Masters Champion 2011

Yorkshire Order of Merit 2011 decided

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The day started bathed in autumnal sunshine, luring many into a false sense of security. It was Paul Snowden of Moortown who led the way after the first round with a impressive round of 70, but with so many past champions only a couple of shots behind it was always going to be a tough lead to keep hold of. Midday saw the weather change and the clouds roll in, intermittent heavy rain soon followed.

The Moortown Masters has always been the climax to the Yorkshire Order of Merit season ever since its inception 14 years ago, in 1997. This year saw a hard fought battle to the end with double points on offer at the Masters as ever.

Harrogate Golf Club has an exclusive green fee offer for guests staying at any of the Destination Harrogate hotels. With Bettys cafe and the RHS Harlow Carr to visit just 10 minutes away - treat yourself to a few days away sampling the treats Harrogate has to offer. We welcome visiting parties on any day, have excellent catering and a well stocked pro shop to browse around. We look forward to your visit. Please visit our website at www.harrogate-gc.co.uk

Despite toughening conditions a few still managed to return impressive scores, David Houlding (Moortown) held the early clubhouse lead on a 148 total, which was later matched by Bradley Hudson (Cookridge). The best round of the afternoon was returned by Dan Rowley (Shipley), his round of 70 saw him top the board on 145. However it was Matthew Daley (Hainsworth Park), who followed up his solid morning round of 72, with a great afternoon round of 71, to post a 143 total and be crowned the 2011 Moortown Masters Champion. Matthew joins the prestigious list of the Moortown Masters Champions which includes the likes of European Tour winners Simon Dyson and John Parry.

Daley started the event knowing only a win would give him a chance, a thought that Matthew Atter (Sandmoor) would surely share. However even with their impressive 1st and 3rd places respectively, their totals were not quite good enough to catch Fulford’s Jamie Miller (2010 Moortown Masters Champion) who finished in 4th place to claim enough points to take the 2011 Yorkshire Order of Merit Title.

Dave Fountain new pro at Ripon City Golf Club Dave Fountain was appointed Professional at Ripon City Golf Club in August 2011 having enjoyed successful spells at Rudding Park and Flaxby Park golf clubs. From the local area David has a real love of teaching and is looking forward to working with all who play at Ripon – members and visitors alike. The club wish him every success in his new role.


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The East Yorkshire Golf Passport is a great way to play the 3 premium golf courses in East Yorkshire - for just one bargain price. Hainsworth Park, Hornsea and Driffield Golf Club represent three of the finest golf challenges and we have joined forces to bring you a great reason to visit East Yorkshire. Not only that, our simple ‘one point of contact’ booking method means less hassle for you. Specify the dates you wish to play and we will organise your tee off times. It couldn’t be simpler....

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White Rose Golf Breaks “Managed by Golfers for Golfers”

White Rose Golf Breaks are Yorkshire‘s best known golf holidays specialist, and members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. Yorkshire has a time and a place for every golf enthusiast, but with almost 200 different golf courses, and a thousand and one places to stay, visit, shop, eat, drink or spend an evening, planning a golfing holiday in ‘the broad acres’ can seem harder than a hole in one! To tee things up properly, it pays to get some expert advice. No-one knows more about visiting Yorkshire to play golf than White Rose Golf Breaks, and we recommend that you talk to them as soon as you start to think about your trip.

Providing a service ‘by golfers, for golfers’ and placing a premium on a high level of personal service and a good understanding of a customer’s needs, White Rose Golf Breaks have been managing tailor-made golf holidays to the north of England for over 10 years.

The company, which takes its name from the flower traditionally associated with Yorkshire, can do anything for you, from offering friendly and knowledgeable advice about which courses you should aspire to play, to organising everything on your behalf, including accommodation, tee times and transport if required. Booking through a knowledgeable, specialist and wellconnected tour operator based in the Yorkshire region may not only help you get more from your holiday, but could also help you to get a package that gives you a better deal overall. In other words you could literally get more golf, and more Yorkshire, for less money.

To find out how White Rose Golf Breaks can help you to plan the perfect golfing holiday in Yorkshire, please call 01943 609 888 or visit www.whiterosegolfbreaks.co.uk

bespoke packages Allow us to prepare a tailor made golfing itinerary for your group. Based on your requirements we will prepare a bespoke golfing itinerary for you. We will make all of your course tee reservations, book all accommodation and provide any transport you require while in the North East. Choose from an excellent range of golf courses in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham along with fantastic hotels and you are sure to have a very enjoyable golfing break. Our prices for a 2 day break, with 1 night’s accommodation and 2 rounds of golf start as low as £89 per person.

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Settle Golf Club Settle. North Yorkshire

Arrangements for Winter 2011-12 Knaresborough Golf Club Open Competitions 2012 Monday 14th May – Spring Seniors Open, 4 ball betterball, £30 per pair Saturday 26th May – Rabbits Open, 4 ball betterball, £24 per pair

Unforgettable 9 hole course which is never closed No temporary greens

Winter Green Fee £10 -Use Honesty Box Please-

Sunday 10th June – Mixed Open, 4 ball betterball, £30 per pair

Clubhouse open by arrangement

Saturday 23rd June – Men’s Open, 4 ball betterball, £32 per pair

Ring John Lassey 01729 823593

Wednesday 4th July – Am-Am, Team of 4, £140 per team Friday 27th July – Ladies Open, 4 ball betterball, £25 per pair Thursday 23rd August – Summer Seniors Open, 4BBB, £30 per pair Thursday 6th September – Ladies Am-Am, Team of 4, £44 per team

A majestic setting in The Yorkshire Dales Check the web site:

www.settlegolfclub.co.uk 1 mile NW of Settle Centre off A65

For further details or to book, please contact the Club Office on 01423 862690 ext.1 or visit our website www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk

SHIPLEY GOLF CLUB “A Mackenzie Classic” OPEN DAYS 2012 Sunday 27 May 2012 - Gentlemen’s Open 4 Ball Stableford, H/C limit 24 - £35 per couple

“Hardest opening hole in Yorkshire” Peter Alliss

Halifax West End Golf Club Open Events 2012

Monday 18 June 2012 - Seniors’ Open (over 55’s) 4 Ball Medal - £35 per couple Thursday 14 June 2012 - Ladies Open AmAm Organised by the Ladies Section - £64 per team Sunday 22 July 2012 - Mixed Open 2 men, 2 ladies AmAm Team - £70 per team Wednesday 1 August 2012 - Ladies AmAmAmAm 4 lady Team Stableford - £64 per team Thursday 2 August 2012 - Seniors’ Open (over 55’s) 4 Ball Stableford - £35 per couple Wednesday 8 August 2012 - Junior Open Individual Medal - £7.50 each Wednesday 19 September 2012 - Seniors’ Open (over 55’s) 4 Ball Stableford - £35 per couple Sunday 23 September 2012 - Mixed Open 2 men, 2 ladies AmAm Team - £70 per team

The Shipley Golf Club, Beckfoot Lane, Bingley, BD16 1LX Tel: 01274 568 652. www.shipleygolfclub.com

May 6th - Rabbits Open 4BBB - £25 per pair May 8th - Ladies Open 4BBB - £16 per pair May 24th - Seniors Open 4BBB - £24 per pair Open Week June 30th - Men’s Open 4BBB - £24 per pair July 1st - Mixed Team AM AM AM - £30 per team July 3rd - Ladies Open 4BBB - £20 per pair July 4th - Seniors Open 4BBB - £24 per pair July 5th - Mixed Open 4BBB - £20 per pair July 6th - West End Trophy (36 Hole Ind. Stokeplay) - £24 per person August 26th - Mixed AM AM AM AM - £40 per team August 28th - Ladies AM AM AM AM - £40 per team Discounts are available for multiple bookings and for large group bookings. Application forms will be available on www.westendgc.co.uk The Halifax West End Golf Club Paddock Lane, Highroad Well, Halifax , HX2 0NT Telephone: 01422 341878


Tankersley PARK 2012 Open Days Ladies AM-AM - Tuesday 8th May Gents Senior Open - Thursday 14th June 2012 Open Days

Mixed Greensome - Sunday 8th July

Mixed Open – Sunday 6th May 4 ball betterball - £34 per couple

Senior Team AM-AM - Thursday 16th August

Wilkinson Sword (Juniors) – Sunday 1st July

Ladies AM-AM - Tuesday 18th September

Cobble Hall Past Masters – Monday 2nd July 4 ball betterball seniors (over 55) - £34 per couple Ladies AM – AM –Thursday 19th July 4 ladies, £60 per team Cobble Hall Scratch – Wednesday 25th July 36 hole strokeplay (hcp 7 and under)- £25 per player Leeds Amateur Cup Centenary Competition – Wed. 1st August 36 hole strokeplay (hcp 10 and under) - £25 per player Cobble Hall Autumn Seniors – Monday 3rd September 4 ball betterball stableford - £34 per couple Visit www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk for further details and booking forms

Wynyard Golf Club 2012 Open Days

Sat 19th May 2012 - Texas Scramble Open £80 per team of 4 Sat 23rd June 2012 - Gents Open £35 per pair Thurs 2nd August 2012 - Senior Open £25 per pair Thurs 23rd August 2012 - Mixed Open £25 per pair Sat 8th September 2012 - 4BBB Open £80 per team of 4 Please contact the Professional Shop on 01740 644399 ext 22 to book your space

Park Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4LG. Telephone: 0114 2468247
 secretary@tpgc.freeserve.co.uk • www.tankersleyparkgolfclub.org.uk


2012 OPENS Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa

Whickham Golf Club Opens 2012 Thursday 3rd May 2012 - LADIES OPEN 4BBB Stableford - Entry £14 per pair Sunday 10th June 2012 - MEN’S OPEN PAIRS 4BBB Stableford - Entry £24 per pair Tuesday 19th June 2012 - SENIOR Over 60’s OPEN JUNE PAIRS 4BBB Stableford - Entry £18 per pair Monday 2nd July 2012 - MEN’S Over 55’s OPEN PAIRS 4BBB Stableford - Entry £18 per pair Monday 6th August 2012 - JUNIOR SINGLES OPEN 18 Holes Singles Strokeplay - Entry £5 per person

Sunday 18th March 2012 - Start of Season Open - 4BBB - £20 a pair includes Bacon roll Monday 9th April - Mens Single Stableford Open - £10 per person Monday 14th May - Mens 4BBB Open - £10 per person Thursday 21st June - Texas Scramble Evening - £40 per team includes buffet Tuesday 3rd July - Ladies Open - 4BBB £15 per team Monday 9th July - Mens Single Stableford Open - £10 per person Monday 13th August - Mens Powerplay Open - £10 per person After 3pm Monday 10th September - Mens 4BBB Open - £20 per pair To enter please call the pro shop on 0191 417 8346

Sunday 19th August 2012 - MIXED OPEN GREENSOME 18 Holes Greensome Stableford - Entry £16 per pair Tues. 4th Sept. 2012 - SENIOR OPEN Over 60’s SEPTEMBER PAIRS 18 Holes 4BBB Stableford - Entry £18 per pair Thursday 6th September 2012 - LADIES TEAM OPEN Team of Four, Stableford - Entry £24 per team Contact us for full details. Golf Shop: 0191 488 8591 - Office: 0191 488 1576 Visit: www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk

BISHOP AUCKLAND GOLF CLUB 2012 OPEN COMPETITIONS THURS, JUNE 7th - SENIOR MENS OPEN PAIRS 4BBB - STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: 20 - £16 / PAIR MON, JUNE 11th - LADIES OPEN 4BBB - STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: 30 - £12 / PAIR MON, JULY 2nd - SENIORS MIXED OPEN GREENSOME / STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: MEN 20. LADIES 30 - £15 / PAIR

WED, JULY 11th - GENTS MIDWEEK OPEN 4BBB - H/C LIMIT: 18 - £20 / PAIR FRI, AUGUST 17th - JUNIORS Under 21 on 1st Jan. 2012 STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: 28 Boys. 36 Girls - £4 EACH

Blyth Golf Club Opens 2011-2012

SAT, AUGUST 18th - GENTS PAIRS OPEN 4BBB - H/C LIMIT: 18 - £20 / PAIR

MON, SEPTEMBER 10th - LADIES AM-AM TEAM OF FOUR - H/C LIMIT: 30 - £36 / TEAM

Wednesday 9th November 2011 - Winter Open Team Event (4 Person Team) Tuesday 27th December 2011 - Winter Open Team Event (4 P.T.) Wednesday 28th March 2012 - Winter Open Team Event (4 P.T.) Monday 4th June 2012 - Mixed Open (Bank Holiday) Monday 4th June 2012 - Diamond Jubilee Texas Scramble Open (4 P.T.) Tuesday 5th June (Bank Holiday) Diamond Jubilee - Texas Scramble (4 P.T.) Wednesday 7th July 2012 - Seniors Mixed Open Friday 3rd August 2012 - Ladies Open Saturday 18th August 2012 - Gents Open Saturday 1st September 2012 - Ladies Open Texas Thursday 6th September 2012 - Seniors Open

Please send entries with entry fee, preferred starting time and handicap to the Secretary at Bishop Auckland Golf Club, High Plains, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL14 8DL. Tel No 01388 661618 (extension 2).

All enquiries to John Hall Club Manager 01670 540110 clubmanager@blythgolf.co.uk

MON , AUGUST 27th - MIXED OPEN GREENSOME/STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: MEN 18. LADIES 30 - £16 / PAIR THURS, AUGUST 30th - SENIOR MENS OPEN PAIRS 4BBB - STABLEFORD - H/C LIMIT: 20 - £16 / PAIR SAT, SEPTEMBER 1st - MEN’S SCRATCH OPEN 36 HOLE STROKE - H/C LIMIT: 6 - £20 EACH


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Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6EG Call: 01751 431525 or visit: www.kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk

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North Yorkshire Introduction

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North Yorkshire North Yorkshire is England’s largest county with an area of more than 800,000 hectares to explore. The county is fascinating, and no matter what your interest or time to spare, offers a huge range of activities and attractions. The county of North Yorkshire stretches across Northern England from its spectacular coastline in the East, across Moors and fertile valleys to the Dales in the West, and attracts millions of tourists who flock to see its traditional market towns, beautiful countryside and historic sites. The county’s greatest asset is its wonderful scenery, whether

it is the NorthYork Moors, to be enjoyed on foot, by car or steam railway or the beauty and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales. Both the Dales and the Moors have been brought into people’s living rooms across the world by the success of television series such as the stories of James Herriot and the Heartbeat adventures.
Along the 45 miles of coastline there are the traditional resorts of Scarborough and Filey and Whitby. The ruins of monasteries scatter the county at places such as Rievaulx, Jervaulx and Fountains Abbey - a World Heritage site.



The Harrogate District is a mixture of beautiful landscapes, flourishing towns, villages and heritage sites. Harrogate has a rich spa history, combined with parks, gardens and floral displays.
Close by is the medieval market town of Knaresborough, famous for its 14th Century ruined castle and Mother Shiptons Cave. There are also spectacular memories of bygone days in North Yorkshire with magnificent structures which have stood for centuries. Selby Abbey and Ripon Cathedral are two of the finest examples of English architecture to be found anywhere in the world.
North Yorkshire is indeed a land of diversity.


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North Yorkshire Introduction

01 Middlesborough 07

Whitby

Richmond A1

10 A170

03

09 Ripon

Malton

A65

14

A19

A1

A61

12 A64

05 Skipton A629

A59

Harrogate

08 04 11

A1(M)

York 02 13

M1

A19 Selby

M62

“The county is fascinating, and no matter what your interest or time to spare, offers a huge range of activities and attractions.�

Scarborough

Pickering

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01. Cleveland 02. Fulford 03. Ganton 04. Harrogate 05. Knaresborough 06. Malton and Norton 07. Middlesbrough 08. Oakdale 09. Ripon City 10. Romanby Golf & Country 11. Rudding Park 12. Sandburn Hall 13. Scarthingwell 14. Skipton 15. Thirsk & Northallerton

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Contact Details

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Cleveland Golf Club Majuba Road Redcar, TS10 5BJ Telephone: 01642 471798 majuba@btconnect.com www.clevelandgolfclub.co.uk

01. How to Find

Cleveland

From A1(M). Keep straight onto A1(M) / Aberford By Pass. Exit Dishforth Interchange, take ramp left for A168 toward Teesside / Thirsk. Road name changes to A192. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A1747. At roundabout, take 2nd exit onto A1053 / Greystone Road. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A1085 / Trunk Road. Pass through 2 roundabouts, remaining on A1085. Turn left onto Kirkleatham Lane. Turn left, and then immediately turn left onto Bridge Road. Road name changes to Majuba Road, Golf Club on road.

This Championship links course, is situated by the shores of the North Sea and measures 6750 yards from the white tees with a par 72. The Ladies play from red tees all the year round and their course measures 5545 yards with a par 73. The course itself is flat and easy to walk. It is protected by strategically placed bunkers both on the fairways and around the greens. In addition, and in common with many Championship links courses, it is a true test of golf when the wind blows. The club have hosted many County and Professional events and is the home to the

Amateur scratch competitions the Cleveland Salver and the Mid Amateur International. Signature Hole Hole 11, ‘Ridges’, Par 4, 429 yards (White Tee) Par 4 with a ridge to negotiate from the tee shot, fairly straight hole with a well guarded green. A water hazard is on the right side of the rough however it has to be a very wayward shot to catch it. Professionals Tip: Keep to the right side of the fairway off the tee, this will open the green up, for your second shot the middle of the green is always a good option, get to greedy and you may pay the consequences.

Facilities Bar, Lounge, Practice Ground, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6921 • 6704 • 6506 • 5545 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

168

10

4

381

2

5

499

11

4

432

3

4

416

12

4

419

4

5 549

13

4

389

5

4

427

14

4

387

6

3

168

15

3

179

7

4

346

16

4

347

8

5

510

17

4

393

9

3

184

18

5

510

Please see website www.clevelandgolfclub.co.uk for our special winter membership offers When booking please quote: GGCGC


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Fulford (York) Golf Club Heslington Lane, York, YO10 5DY Telephone: 01904 413579 info@fulfordgolfclub.co.uk www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find

Fulford

From the A64: Take the A19 junction towards York City centre. Travel through Fulford and turn right at the traffic lights signposted University / Fulford Golf Club. Take the right exit from the mini roundabout signposted Fulford Golf Club. The Golf Club is 200m on the right side of Heslington Lane.

The course was planned and constructed by Major Charles MacKenzie, the brother and business partner of the now legendary Dr Alistair MacKenzie who designed Augusta National and Cypress Point.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6900 • 6743 • 6363 • 5920 (74) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

398

10

3

147

2

4

410

11

5

483

3

3

181

12

4

303

4

4

429

13

4

446

5

3

151

14

3

149

6

5

531

15

4

400

7

4 389

16

4

335

8

4

350

17

4

339

9

5

446

18

5

476

Regarded as one of the finest tests of inland golf, the course is frequently graded in the Top 100 and is built on predominantly sandy heathland, which drains exceptionally well and provides an excellent surface for all year round golf. The greens, which were voted ‘’best on the European Tour’’, remain consistent throughout the year, and the course drains well during the winter.

The course is flat and tree lined, with heather and well placed bunkers providing the hazards. The course is a good challenge for all golfers. Signature Hole: 17th, Par 4. ‘Langer’ The line from the tee is down the left hand side of the fairway, possibly using a long iron to avoid running into the small trees. This allows an easy pitch over Germany Beck into the welcoming green. The approach from the right is blocked by a large oak requiring a high shot if you are to make the green. Watch out for the ash tree by the left side of the green made famous by Bernhard Langers ‘tree’ shot in 1981

Winter Rates from £30pp 2012 Open Days now available Visit our web site for last minute and ‘off peak’ deals www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk or ring 01904 413579 ext 5 FULFORD (YORK) GOLF CLUB – 01904 413579, HESLINGTON LANE, YORK YO10 5DY, info@fulfordgolfclub.co.uk


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The Ganton Golf Club Station Road, Ganton Scarborough, YO12 4PB Telephone: 01944 710329 secretary@gantongolfclub.com www.gantongolfclub.com

03. How to Find

GANTON

Ganton is situated close to the A64, the main road between York and Scarborough. For SatNav users, the postcode is YO12 4PA. If you are travelling by car, the course is about 35 minutes drive on the A64 from York. If travelling by train, there is a regular service from York to nearby Malton, Seamer and Scarborough stations. York is on the East Coast mainline (London-Edinburgh) and offers regular direct services straight into Manchester International Airport.

The Scarborough Club, as it was originally called, opened for play in 1891, and was laid out by St Andrew’s Tom Chisholm. The great Harry Vardon became club professional in 1896, in the year of his first Open Title. Ganton is situated 9 miles from the sea in the Vale of Pickering, but was once a North Sea inlet, which is why many describe the course as an “inland links”. With a unique blend of links and heathland features, visitors need to be on their game to combat this sandy, gently undulating but testing championship course. Ganton has staged many prestigious amateur and professional golf events over the years.

It is one of only three courses in Britain to have staged the Ryder Cup (1949), the Curtis Cup (2000) and the Walker Cup (2003) and the quality of the course is reflected in the quality of some of the names on the Honours Board which include Joyce Wethered, Max Faulkner, Michael Bonallack, Bernard Gallacher, Peter McEvoy, Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal and Gary Wolstenholme. Whilst the last 4 holes may appear very pleasing on the eye, they are in combination one of the toughest finishing challenges in the country. In particular the very narrow par four 16th demands 2 very accurate shots to the green.

Facilities Bar, 4 Lounges, Dining Room, Putting Green, Large Practise Ground, Short Game Practice area, Buggy and Trolley Hire, Caddiemaster, Caddies and Professional Shop. Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6935 • 6724 (73) • 6445 • 6014 (76) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

359

10

3

165

2

4

395

11

4

398

3

4

288

12

4

357

4

4

365

13

5

497

5

3

148

14

4

278

6

5

438

15

4

427

7

4

414

16

4

427

8

4

368

17

4

235

9

5 499

18

4

387

Winter Rates From 1st November 2011 to 24th March 2012 Single Rate: £50 4 Ball Rate: £180


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The Harrogate Golf Club Ltd Forest Lane Head, Harrogate North Yorkshire, HG2 7TF Telephone: 01423 862999
 secretary@harrogate-gc.co.uk www.harrogate-gc.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Short Game Facilities, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6241 • 6092 • 5711 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

315

10

4

343

2

4

429

11

5

509

3

3

171

12

3

179

4

4

274

13

4

467

5

3

219

14

3

175

6

4

382

15

4

406

7

5

514

16

4

455

8

4 373

17

4

392

9

3

18

4

411

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Harrogate

From A1(M) Exit at junction 47. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto York Rd/ A59 heading to Knaresborough/ Harrogate/A661/Bradford/A658. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on York Rd/A59. Continue to follow A59. Turn left onto Bond End/A59. Continue to follow A59. The course is on your left at the top of the hill.

Located only 2 miles from the centre of the famous spa town, Harrogate Golf Club is a mature parkland course in a picturesque setting and benefits from spectacular floral displays in the Spring.

The course layout penalises any golfer who strays off the fairway, subtly placed bunkers and copses of trees require the golfer to adopt careful thought and accuracy in order to better the par.

The current course measures a little less than 6250 yards and is on fairly flat terrain. It is widely regarded as a fair test of golf, requiring accuracy rather than distance off the tee. Its Mackenzie style greens and tree-lined fairways provide an enjoyable challenge for all handicaps. The course is invariably presented in first class condition and many visiting parties come back year after year.

Signature Holes: Hole 12: A beautiful Par 3 designed by MacKenzie in 1910 and played from a raised multi level tee. The green is a tricky read for the most experienced golfer, yet it is the hole that registers the most holes-in-one each year. Hole 13: Set amidst one of the most scenic parts of the course, this long Par 4 is truly a pleasure to play.

Looking for a golf break in Harrogate? Harrogate Golf Club has an exclusive green fee offer for guests staying at any of the Destination Harrogate hotels. With Bettys cafe and the RHS Harlow Carr to visit just 10 minutes away - treat yourself to a few days away sampling the treats Harrogate has to offer. We welcome visiting parties on any day, have excellent catering and a well stocked pro shop to browse around. We look forward to your visit.

Please visit our website at www.harrogate-gc.co.uk


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Knaresborough Golf Club Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough, HG5 0QQ Telephone: 01423 864865 secretary@kgc.uk.com www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk

Knaresborough

05. How to Find From Leeds or Bradford:
Follow A61 or A658 towards Harrogate. Follow Harrogate bypass (A658) past Rudding Park estate and straight on at roundabout. Take first left to Knaresborough (B6163). Follow road into town, through traffic lights and around winding lane to end at T-junction with A6055 (Jet garage on left). Turn right and follow road for 2 miles out of town around sharp bend and then up steep hill. The entrance to the club is on your right just after the brow of the hill.

Knaresborough Golf Club was established in 1920. A gem of a golf course located just outside the market town of Knaresborough in one of the most beautiful areas of North Yorkshire. Set in undulating parkland with mature wooded areas and surrounded by open countryside, Knaresborough Golf Club has developed a strong reputation as one of the finest golf courses in the North of England.

to top regional and county level events for both Amateurs and Professionals, and provides a fair challenge for all standards of golfer.

Continuous investment in both the course and Clubhouse facilities ensures visitors and members alike will always have an interesting and enjoyable round of golf. The course having just been further developed, has played host

A spirit of friendship has been the cornerstone of Knaresborough Golf Club’s success over the years. Visitors are particularly welcome and the Club will always help to make special arrangements for golfing parties of any size.

With the Clubhouse recently re-furbished, you can relax before or after your round whilst enjoying great views over the 18th green. Food is available from the bar menu and our well stocked bar offers a wide selection of drinks.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Extensive Practice Facilities, Custom Fitting, Indoor Teaching Studio, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6780 • 6553 • 6028 (75) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

348

10

4

409

2

4

387

11

3

169

3

3

119

12

4

446

4

4 335

13

4

376

5

3

147

14

4

398

6

4

429

15

4

416

7

4

404

16

4

256

8

5

513

17

5

513

9

5

492

18

4

396

KGC Winter Warmer Bacon roll & coffee on arrival, 18 holes, meal following play £25 per person. £90 per fourball £20pp for groups of 12+ Available Sunday – Friday until March 31st 2012 Subject to availability Please visit www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk for further details

THE KNARESBOROUGH GOLF CLUB · Telephone: 01423 862690 · Email: secretary@kgc.uk.com


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Malton & Norton Golf Club Welham Park Malton, YO17 9QE Telephone: 01653 697912 secretary@mngc.co.uk www.maltonandnortongolfclub.co.uk

Malton & Norton

Managing Secretary: Nick Redman Assistant Secretary: Emily Newman

06. How to Find From A1(M), exit A1 at junction 44 on to A64 York. Follow A64 for approx’ 20 miles, exit A64 at Malton sign on to York road to traffic lights in centre of Malton. Turn right in to Castlegate, over railway line, right on to Welham road, travel approx’ one mile turn right in to Golf Club.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 12 Bay Driving Range, Chipping Area with Practise Bunkers, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information Welham: 18 holes, Par 72 Holes 1-9 & 10-18 • 6423 • 6102 • 5447 Park: 18 holes, Par 72 Holes 10-18 & 19-27 • 6164 • 5909 • 5410

Welcome to Malton and Norton Golf Club, a twenty seven hole course of three contrasting loops providing challenge and enjoyment for members and visitors alike and ideally situated between York and Scarborough with marvellous views of the North Yorkshire Moors. Some would commend the forgiving nature of the layout, Malton and Norton nevertheless asks all the right questions to test even the most demanding golfer. Maintained to the highest possible standards, the course will not disappoint. Witness to the quality of the golf at Malton & Norton can be found in the fact that the club is the “home club” of European

Tour Pro Simon Dyson and leading British lady amateur Emma Brown nee Duggleby. You will find everything you need at the club. Challenging and rewarding golf on a choice of superb and easy walking courses; a genuine and warm welcome; first class beer, wine and spirits together with excellent food, friendly and efficient staff and an ambience increasingly demanded in the modem world of golf. Signature Hole: 4th, Par 3, 196 yards (white tee) With a beautiful view from the tee over Malton and Norton and the Moors, a long iron shot is needed to find the heart of the green.

Derwent: 18 holes, Par 72 Holes 19-27 & 1-9 • 6257 • 6039 • 5437

WINTER GOLF Nine Holes, Bacon Roll, Tea/Coffee, Nine Holes & A Nip Of Scotch to keep Winter out - £22.00. Offer Ends 29th February 2012

Don’t all rush at once, ring Nick or Emily for a tee time: 01653 697 912


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Middlesbrough Golf Club Brass Castle Lane, Marton Middlesbrough, TS8 9EE Telephone: 01642 311515 secretary@middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk www.middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk

07. How to Find

Middlesbrough

From A1(M) Take exit 49 toward THIRSK / A19 / TEESSIDE Continue on A19 At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A174 Take the ramp onto A172 toward MIDDLESBROUGH / STOKESLEY / WHITBY Keep right at the fork, and merge onto Stokesley Rd (A172) Turn right at Stokesley Rd (A172) Turn right at Brass Castle Lane Turn left at Brass Castle Lane

Founded in 1908, Middlesbrough golf course was based at Saltersgill Farm until 1938, when it moved to its present location which was designed by James Braid (five times Open Champion), a renowned golf course architect who fully exploited the natural ravines and undulating land. The course was officially opened in April 1939 and in 1990, new holes were laid through acquired woodland to give it the layout as it is today. Situated in countryside five miles south of Middlesbrough the course has stunning views of the Cleveland Hills and is a joy to play as many have found, not least many of the

country’s top young players who arrive every year to play in the North of England Youths Open – a tournament started and run by the club themselves which has grown to attract national and international backing from the major golf bodies. A 16-year-old Sandy Lyle and Richard Boxall are among the winners of what is rated a very prestigious tournament. There are many attractive and challenging holes, the tree-lined short 4th (197 yards), the dog-leg 11th around or over Oakwood (522 yards), the 8th which has been described by many visitors as one of the most attractive holes they have played.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6328 • 6035 • 5674 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

305

10

4

256

2

5

497

11

5

522

3

4 398

12

4

397

4

3

170

13

3

156

5

4 384

14

4

401

6

4

398

15

4

430

7

3

158

16

3

133

8

4

356

17

4

380

9

4 353

18

4

341

Weekdays 18 Holes Summer £39.00. Winter £34.00 Weekends/Bank Holidays 18 Holes Summer £44.00. Winter £37.00 Visiting Party Packages from £42.00 (coffee/bacon roll, 18 holes, 2 course meal) USGA specification greens.

Middlesbrough GOLF CLUB


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Oakdale Golf Club Oakdale Glen Harrogate, HG1 2LN Telephone: 01423 567162 manager@oakdalegolfclub.co.uk www.oakdalegolfclub.co.uk

08. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Pro Shop, Mizuno Club Fitting, Lessons

Renowned for its famous Spa Baths and visitor attractions, there are many reasons to visit Harrogate, but none are more valid than the opportunity to try out the sensational course at Oakdale Golf Club, bizarrely, within a ten minute walk of the town. Established in 1914 and designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, Oakdale’s unique mix of moor and parkland has earned it a reputation to rival even the very best venues in Northern England.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6484 • 6061 • 5513 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

323

10

4

381

2

5

476

11

5

477

3

3

180

12

3

157

4

4 397

13

4

331

5

5 548

14

4

431

6

3

171

15

4

374

7

4

376

16

3

139

8

4 373

17

5

483

9

3

18

4

306

138

Oakdale

From A1(M): Take the A659 exit toward Wetherby/A168/Otley. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wattle Syke/A58/A659 heading to Wetherby/A168/Collingham/Otley. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boston Rd/A661. Turn left at Market Pl/A661, Turn right at Harrogate Rd/ A661. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Knaresborough Rd/ A6040. Continue onto York Pl/A61. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto W Park St/A61. Turn left at Kent Rd, Take the 2nd right onto Oakdale. Take the 1st right onto Oakdale Glen.

Moreover, few facilities offer such a close tie with accommodation in the adjacent town centre, providing the

New Lifestyle Golf Package Come and join a friendly, welcoming members club & enjoy our full facilities 7 days a week. Pay an annual fee of £180 and then purchase golf credits that will enable you to play whenever suits you. Ideal for those ‘budding’ and keen golfers with a busy modern lifestyle who want to enjoy all the benefits of a premier Yorkshire golf club. Contact our Secretary Manager Mike Cross for further details, or visit our website.

Telephone: 01423 567162. www.oakdalegolfclub.co.uk

ideal stay and play situation. At just under 6,500 yards, the course offers a true test to golfers of varying abilities, generous fairways and beautiful scenery abounds. Set in 130 acres of naturally undulating terrain, you can expect to come across a diverse range of wildlife, with foxes and roe deer a common sight. With no two holes the same, it’s a well know fact that scoring at Oakdale depends on how well you negotiate the par 3s with both the 9th and 12th protected by water.


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Ripon City Golf Club
 Palace Road, Ripon North Yorkshire, HG4 3HH Telephone: 01765 603640 secretary@riponcitygolfclub.com www.riponcitygolfclub.com

09. How to Find

Ripon City

From the A1(M) Turn off at A61 junction off the A1 towards Ripon. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Sharow Ln/A6108 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto North Rd/A6108 Turn right at Palace Rd/A6108 Turn right at Park Lane to Club

Located just outside of the ancient City of Ripon, the course offers a great day out in peaceful, rural surroundings and is a delightful challenge for golfers of all abilities. The geology has given great topographic relief to the course and allowed the presentation of some wonderfully exciting greens. Players can enjoy commanding views over the famous Cathedral and also the North Yorkshire Moors to the east.

continuing under the guidance of world renowned course architect Howard Swan.

Course presentation continues to win accolades from members and visitors alike, whilst the greens in particular receive special praise. There have been many recent improvements to the course and these are

Signature Hole: Hole 14, Par 3, 162 yards An absolute delight. Galleries behind you in the clubhouse and to your right on the first tee; a huge, fountained pond between you and the green... what could be better?

Bar, Restaurant, Private function facilities, Covered Floodlit Range, Putting Green, 2 x Pitching & Chipping Areas, Buggy & Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons

Visitors are always guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and many return year after year to take advantage of the excellent golf and accompanying facilities. Ripon City Golf Club is well worth a visit to play and is certainly a great club to join.

Great Winter deals now available Group rates held for 2012

Facilities

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6084 • 5780 (71) • 5557 (73)

NEW

H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

149

10

4

393

2

4

378

11

4

462

3

5

504

12

4

363

4

4 358

13

5

545

5

3

167

14

3

162

6

4

287

15

4

357

7

3

192

16

4

370

8

4

302

17

4

360

9

4

291

18

4

444

Attractive membership category for 23 - 30 year olds Reduced subscriptions for Juniors

RIPON CITY GOLF CLUB www.riponcitygolfclub.com

Off Peak Green Fees Play for £25 between 12 noon & 3.30 pm Sunday Driver Package Play golf Sunday afternoon. Dinner B&B at the Spa Hotel. Play golf Monday morning. All for £99 per person

Superb range of Society & Corporate packages · Great deals for new members · Please Contact the Secretary for details: secretary@riponcitygolfclub.com


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Romanby Golf & Country Club Yafforth Road, Northallerton North Yorkshire, DL7 0PE Telephone: 01609 778855 richard.boucher@romanby.com www.romanby.com

10. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Lounge, Brasserie Restaurant, Conference Rooms, 6 Hole Par 3 Academy Course, 12 Bay Floodlit Driving Range & Practice Facility, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Pro Shop, Lessons Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6663 • 6405 • 5635 (74) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

327

10

4

354

2

4

374

11

3

156

3

4

415

12

5

554

4

3

177

13

4

396

5

5

505

14

4

358

6

4

366

15

3

168

7

4

251

16

5

541

8

3

158

17

4

426

9

5 538

18

4

341

Romanby

From the A1 Northbound take the A684 turn off to Northallerton. Stay on the A684 and travel through the villages of Leeming Bar, Morton on Swale and Ainderby Steeple. Continue out of Ainderby Steeple for about 1 mile and turn left to Yafforth (from this point the Golf Course is signed with brown tourist signs) Follow the road round to the right in Yafforth and turn right at the Church onto the B6217. Continue approximately 200 meters then turn right into the Romanby Golf Course Driveway.

A true gem for all visitors. Romanby nestles in North Yorkshire’s lush rolling landscape. It offers an uniquely challenging championship standard golf course - and everything that goes with it. The course is a joy to play and several lakes, as well as the River Wiske, provide not just extra features but also homes for many a variety of waterfowl. Designed by Will Adamson, the greens are constructed to USPGA specification & includes large teeing areas around 400 square metres. Each hole has a character of its own and as the various trees and shrubs rapidly mature, the course gains more and more definition.

The highlight of any round at Romanby, must be negotiating their own Amen Corner without dropping a stroke - the par 3 11th over a lake, hole 12, one of the longest par 5’s you’ll ever come across, and the par four 13th, ranked stroke index one. The Clubhouse offers a clean, roomy environment and guarantees everyone a warm welcome. It provides an ideal venue for all types of golfers but also to celebrations and parties and the picturesque setting is perfect for weddings too. Romanby also plays host to product launches, conferences and exhibitions, as well as simple business meetings.


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Rudding Park Follifoot, Harrogate North Yorkshire, HG3 1JH Telephone: 01423 872100 Email enquiries via website www.ruddingpark.co.uk

11. How to Find

Rudding Park

From Leeds:
From the M1 or M62 (M621) in Leeds; follow the A61 Harrogate signs. At the roundabout with the A658 (Bradford / York road) take the exit for York, and follow the brown tourist signs to Rudding Park (3 miles). From A1(M):
Exit at A59 (J47) York/ Harrogate road and follow the signs to Harrogate. At the first roundabout, take the A658 to Bradford. Two roundabouts later follow the brown tourist signs to Rudding Park (2.3 miles).

Rudding Park offers some of the most comprehensive golfing facilities in the North of England. The range of experiences are second to none, appealing to members, visitors and corporate days alike. The stunning 18 hole par 72 Hawtree Course runs through the heart of Rudding Park’s 19th century parkland. Designed by Martin Hawtree, this Championship course proves a challenge for even the most seasoned golfer. Complementing the golf course is Rudding Park’s Golf Academy which provide comprehensive practice facilities. Also designed by Martin Hawtree and consisting

of six par three holes set to USGA standard, Repton Short Course is the first of its kind in the North of England. The development comprises of one parkland hole, two woodland and two water holes, and the “signature” island hole – based on Florida’s notorious 17th at Sawgrass. A fast running stream runs over weirs and through the course, providing not only a golfing challenge but a visual and audible pleasure. PGA Academy: Rudding Park’s Golf Academy is unrivalled in the area. The extensive facilities were re-opened in April 2008 and now offer the very best in practice and tuition for both your long and short game.

Facilities 4* Hotel, Spa and Gym Facilities, 5* Luxury Lodges, Holiday Park - Camping & Caravanning, Self Catering Chalet Lodges and Cottages, Conference & Banqueting Facilities, Deer House Family Pub, 18 x par 72 Hawtree Course, 6 x par 3 Repton Short Course, PGA Academy, Putting Green, Chipping Green, 18 Bay Covered Driving Range, Practice Hole, 2 Indoor Swing Studios, Putting Lab, Buggy/Cart Hire, Club Fitting, Pro Shop, Lessons, Onsite PGA Professional Course Information Hawtree Course: 18 holes, par 72 • 6883 • 6546 • 5823 Repton Short Course: 6 x par 3 660 yards

Afternoon 10 Hole Game The opening of the new 19th and 20th holes provide golfers with a 10 hole game option allowing you to fit a shorter round of golf in as the autumn/winter nights draw in.

10 holes from just £9.50 per player The 10 hole game option is available from 2pm from November onwards

Call: 01423 871350 A range of gift experience vouchers are now available to purchase online at www.ruddingpark.co.uk/gifts


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Sandburn Hall Scotchman Lane Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB Telephone: 01904 469929 info@sandburnhall.co.uk www.sandburnhall.co.uk

12. How to Find

Sandburn Hall

Situated just off the A64 between York & Malton. Travelling from York, take the left turn to Flaxton, Sandburn Hall is first turn on the left.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Academy Practice Holes, 18 Bay Driving Range, Putting Green, Short Game Area, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons Steve Robinson Golf Academy Host club for the Yorkshire PGA Sandburn Masters & Pro Am event.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6723 • 6443 • 5821 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

521

10

4

360

2

4

362

11

4

382

3

4

411

12

5

491

4

4 378

13

3

178

5

4

336

14

4

424

6

3

161

15

4

381

7

4

423

16

4

326

8

3

188

17

5

479

9

5 479

18

3

163

The Par 72, 6700 yard course set in beautiful Vale of York countryside is designed to test golfers of all abilities. Each of the 18 holes has unique challenges with woodlands, streams and lakes providing their own hazards. The golf course was opened in 2005 and has already been recognised as one of the best courses in the area and hosts major amateur and professional county events. It is maintained to the highest standards by our dedicated greenkeeping staff and has had many additional features added since opening. Recent drainage work has resulted in a significantly improved year round golf experience, with very few days being lost due to weather conditions. Sandburn Hall has proved

an increasingly popular course over the winter months with the club hosting 4 Winter AM-AM events and many Societies and groups visiting the club to make the most of the fantastic course condition Sandburn has to offer at a time when good quality golf can be at a premium. Visitors are warmly welcomed to Sandburn Hall as part of a casual four ball, society group or corporate day. Our first class personal service & clubhouse facilities, combined with the stunning setting, are sure to impress. Sandburn Hall boasts a large outdoor practice teeing area, where you can hit from grass or range bays fitted with Power Tee technology.

Winter AM-AMS T U SOLD OTues 25th October 2011 Tues 22nd November 2011 Tues 21st February 2012

Tues 20th March 2012

Entry fee:£100 per team. To include Coffee & bacon roll, 18 holes Am-Am, Steak pie, chips after play Visit our website for the latest offers www.sandburnhall.co.uk

Winter Warmer Society Offers * Coffee & bacon roll and 18 holes £20.00 p.p * Coffee & bacon roll, 18 holes and a meal from £26.50 p.p


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Scarthingwell Golf Course Scarthingwell Lane Tadcaster, LS24 9PF Telephone: 01937 557878 ben.burlingham@scarthingwellgolfcourse.co.uk www.scarthingwellgolfcourse.co.uk

13. How to Find

Scarthingwell

Within easy driving distance of both Leeds and York, we are situated just outside of the village of Towton on the A162 which runs between Tadcaster and Sherburn-in-Elmet. For those traveling from further afield, Scarthingwell is located within 10 minutes drive of the A1M and M1 motorways.

An easy-walking 18-hole course, Scarthingwell is set in tranquil rural surroundings and has become well established since its opening in 1990, providing a fair test for golfers of all abilities, as well as gaining a reputation for its friendly and informal atmosphere. The Course is owned and managed by members of the Pick family who developed the site from jointly-owned land in the early 1990s and still live near by, having farmed in the area since 1925. Each of the partners plays an active role in the day-to-day operation of the Golf Course and at least one partner is usually on-site at most times of the day.

The Head Greenkeeper at Scarthingwell is John Waite, who has held the position since 1995. Together with his three assistants, John works closely with the owners in maintaining the excellent standard of the course. Signature Holes You can enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the Yorkshire countryside on this course but remember to pay as much attention to the 9th and 10th holes. The 9th is a tricky par-3 with an approach to a severely guarded green, whilst the 10th includes a dog leg and an approach over water.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Table, Putting Green, Pro Shop, Lessons, Club Repairs

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6631 • 6253 • 5544 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

420

10

4

408

2

4

385

11

4

368

3

4

365

12

3

138

4

3

146

13

4

378

5

5

468

14

5

514

6

5

526

15

4

320

7

4

268

16

5

505

8

4 379

17

4

354

9

3

18

3

189

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Society packages available from £25 per person.

Scarthingwell Golf Course

Confirm a society package before the end of December and receive a 15% discount on the 2011 prices. Enquiries must be via e-mail to ben.burlingham@scarthingwellgolfcourse.co.uk stating ‘Golf Guide early booking offer’ in the subject


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Skipton Golf Club
 Short Lee Lane
 Skipton, BD23 3LF Telephone: 01756 793257 enquiries@skiptongolfclub.co.uk www.skiptongolfclub.co.uk

14. How to Find

Skipton

From Bradford & Keighley: At the Roundabout on the outskirts of Skipton, take the Ring Road following the signs for Harrogate and Leeds. Continue to follow these signs across the next two roundabouts. After the second roundabout, Skipton Golf Club is on the left in 300 metres. From Harrogate, Leeds & Otley: At the roundabout on the outskirts of Skipton, follow the signs for Bradford, Keighley and Colne. Skipton Golf Club can be seen on the right approx. 300 metres from the roundabout for Grassington. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Area, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Club Hire, Pro Shop, Video Analysis, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6083 • 5790 • 5311 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

144

10

4

363

2

5

483

11

3

226

3

4

409

12

4

404

4

4 357

13

4

368

5

4 399

14

4

343

6

4

425

15

3

197

7

4

268

16

5

510

8

4 348

17

3

150

9

4

18

4

253

436

Since the move to the present site in 1896, Skipton has matured into one of the finest courses in the North of England and continues to improve under the control and stewardship of Ian Brown and his team. Skipton Golf Club is set amidst the Yorkshire Dales between Airedale and Wharfedale. Playing the course, you are treated to magnificent views of Sharphaw, Crookrise and Embsay Crag. Eller Beck, a superb feature of the course descends from the surrounding fells and meanders through the back nine holes, providing an interesting water hazard. Visitors never fail to be impressed

by the beauty of Skipton’s setting and the challenge that the course presents. From the seemingly innocuous opening Par 3, 1st hole to the challenge of Skipton’s very own “Amen Corner” comprising 13, 14 and 15, the course offers golfers of every standard a test of their golfing skills. Visitors are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and will enjoy challenging golf in the natural surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. Once you have played Skipton for the first time, you will join the many hundreds of golfers who return year after year.


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Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club Thornton-le-Street Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4AB

Thirsk & Northallerton

Telephone: 01845 525115 secretary@tngc.co.uk www.tngc.co.uk

15. How to Find From A1(M) Exit A1(M) at junction 49, exit toward A168/Thirsk/A19 Continue straight onto A168 Continue onto A19 Take the exit toward Northallerton/A168 At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A168 After approximately 500 metres turn left into Golf Club

Nestled in the Stunning North Yorkshire countryside and with a splendid backdrop of the rolling hills on one side and lush vales on the other, Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club is one of those parkland courses that is simply a pleasure to play. Established in 1914, it is set in a richly agricultural area, and offers superb views of the Hambleton Hills to the east and Wensleydale to the west. The attractive 18 hole, parkland course measures 6532 yards and is acknowledged as being one of the best in North Yorkshire, with excellent greens and fairways. It presents an exciting and challenging combination of

testing holes demanding patience and accuracy, whilst being suitable for golfers of all levels.

Facilities

Looking out onto the first tee and the 18th green, the bar and restaurant offer a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere.

Bar, Restaurant, Practice Area, Putting Green, Trolley & Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Pro Shop, Video Analysis, Custom Fitting, Lessons, Club Repair Service

Signature Holes Hole 16, Par 4, 330 yards (white tee) A relatively short but challenging par 4 featuring a pond, a ditch, a large tree and a sloping 2 tiered green. An accurate drive is required to avoid the pond to the right but allowing a second shot avoiding the large tree short and left of the green.

Visitors and Visiting Parties welcome at any time Trevor Bennett (Secretary) 01845 525115 or visit our website: www.tngc.co.uk

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 6532 • 6303 • 5600 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

399

10

3

135

2

5

504

11

5

484

3

3

151

12

4

300

4

4 373

13

5

539

5

5

511

14

4

359

6

4

443

15

4

398

7

4

323

16

4

322

8

3

198

17

4

386

9

4

312

18

3

166


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North Yorkshire Directory

Aldwark Manor Telephone: 01347 838353 www.qhotels.co.uk

Heworth Telephone: 01904 426156 www.heworthgolfclub.co.uk

Rudding Park Telephone: 01423 871350 www.ruddingpark.co.uk

Ampleforth College Telephone: 01439 788243 www.ampleforthgolf.co.uk

Hunley Hall Telephone: 01287 676216 www.hunleyhall.co.uk

Saltburn Telephone: 01287 622812 www.saltburngolf.co.uk

Bedale Telephone: 01677 422443 www.bedalegolfclub.com

Kirkbymoorside Telephone: 01751 431525 www.kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk

Sandburn Hall Telephone: 01904 469922 www.sandburnhall.co.uk

Bentham Telephone: 015242 62455 www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk

Knaresborough Telephone: 01423 862690 www.knaresboroughgolfclub.co.uk

Scalm Park Telephone: 01757 210846 www.scalmpark.co.uk

Catterick Telephone: 01748 833671 www.catterickgolfclub.co.uk

Malton & Norton Telephone: 01653 697912 www.maltonandnortongolfclub.co.uk

Scarborough North Cliff Telephone: 01723 355397 www.ncgc.co.uk

Cleveland Telephone: 01642 483462 www.clevelandgolfclub.co.uk

Masham Telephone: 01765 688 054 www.mashamgolfclub.co.uk

Scarborough South Cliff Telephone: 01723 374737 www.scarboroughgolfclub.co.uk

Crimple Valley Telephone: 01423 883485 Website n/a

Middlesbrough Telephone: 01642 311515 www.middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk

Scarthingwell Telephone: 01937 557878 www.scarthingwellgolfcourse.co.uk

Drax Telephone: 01757 617228 www.draxgolfclub.co.uk

Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre Telephone: 01642 315533 www. middlesbrough.gov.uk

Selby Telephone: 01757 228622 www.selbygolfclub.co.uk

Easingwold Telephone: 01347 822474 www.easingwoldgolfclub.co.uk

Oakdale Telephone: 01423 567162 www.oakdalegolfclub.co.uk

Settle Telephone: 01729 825288 www.settlegolfcourse.org

Filey Telephone: 01723 513134 www.fileygolfclub.com

The Oaks Telephone: 01757 288577 www.theoaksgolfclub.co.uk

Skipton Telephone: 01756 793922 www.skiptongolfclub.co.uk

Flaxby Park & Country Telephone: 01423 863444 www.flaxbyparkgolf.com

Pannal Telephone: 01423 872628 www.pannalgc.co.uk

Spofforth Telephone: 01423 872543 www.spofforthgolf.co.uk

Forest of Galtres Telephone: 01904 766198 www.forestofgaltres.co.uk

Pike Hills Telephone: 01904 700797 www.pikehillsgolfclub.co.uk

Swallow Hall Telephone: 01904 448889 www.swallowhall.co.uk

Forest Park Telephone: 01904 400425 www.forestparkgolfclub.co.uk

Raven Hall Country House Hotel Telephone: 01723 870353 www.ravenhall.co.uk

Thirsk & Northallerton Telephone: 01845 525115 www.tngc.co.uk

Fulford Telephone: 01904 413579 www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk

Richmond Telephone: 01748 823231 www.richmondyorksgolfclub.co.uk

Whitby Telephone: 01947 602719 www.whitbygolfclub.co.uk

Ganton Telephone: 01944 710329 www.gantongolfclub.com

Ripon City Telephone: 01765 603640 www.riponcitygolfclub.com

Wilton Telephone: 01642 465265 www.wiltongolfclub.co.uk

Harrogate Telephone: 01423 862999 www.harrogate-gc.co.uk

Romanby Telephone: 01609 778855 www.romanby.com

York Telephone: 01904 491840 www.yorkgolfclub.co.uk

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West Yorkshire Introduction

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West Yorkshire West Yorkshire has a great deal to offer visitors to the county with its heritage attractions, grand stately homes, green open spaces, canals, towns and cities. Composed of the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, a network of paths and cycle-ways both in towns and the countryside allow for easy access to the many sites of interest. Leeds – once the hub of the North based on its manufacturing and textile industries, is now a leading vibrant legal, finance and retail centre by day and lively cosmopolitan city by night. Award winning restaurants, wine bars, music venues, theatres and art galleries offer

a vast array of entertainment to satisfy any appetite. Vanguard architectural sites such as Bridgewater Place, 1 City Square and the Waterfront properties sit comfortably with the historic structures of the Corn Exchange and Leeds Kirkgate Market. An exciting retail experience is on offer with the likes of Harvey Nichols nestling next to the renowned Victoria Quarter, boasting an abundance of boutiques as well as well-known high street names. Leeds is also the sporting home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the most decorated Club in County Cricket History, and of course the celebrated Leeds United Football Club.

Proud of its long and important history, Bradford is home to a number of important historical buildings and sites; including one of only two World Heritage Sites in Yorkshire, and the most visited museum outside of London. The city has a lively multicultural vibe with a variety of diversions including the esteemed Bradford Alhambra Theatre. From a golfing perspective, West Yorkshire is home to some of the best inland courses in Britain. Included in this list are Alwoodley, Moortown and Moor Allerton who all sit proudly in the list of the top 100 courses in England.


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West Yorkshire Introduction

A1(M) 04

Keighley

Tadcaster

02

05 08

11 09

10

06

Leeds

Bradford

M1 M621

A629 Halifax 03

12

01

M62

M62

Dewsbury

Brighouse

Huddersfield

Pontefract Wakefield

07

M1

A629 A1(M)

“Leeds is also the sporting home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the most decorated Club in County Cricket History.”

01. Dewsbury 02. Hollins Hall 03. Howley Hall 04. Ilkley 05. Keighley 06. Leeds 07. Mid Yorkshire 08. Moor Allerton 09. Moortown 10. Scarcroft 11. Shipley 12. Willow Valley

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Dewsbury District Golf Club The Pinnacle, Sands Lane Mirfield, WF14 8HJ

Dewsbury District

Professional: 01924 496030 Clubhouse: 01924 492399 info@dewsburygolf.co.uk www.dewsburygolf.co.uk

01. How to Find From the M62: 4 miles from Junction 25. Exit onto Slip Road (M62 J25). At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Wakefield Road (A644) for 1.2 miles. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Leeds Road (A644) for 0.2 miles. Bear right onto Huddersfield Road (A644) for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Steanard Lane (opposite the Ship Inn) for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto Sands Lane after the Ship Inn after 0.2 miles turn right into Dewsbury District Golf Club.

Formed on 22nd October 1891. The course is built on land known locally as the “Pinnacle” Originally designed by Old Tom Morris himself, custodian of the Old course, St Andrews and Open Champion in 1861, 62, 64 and 1867.

The 18 hole course measuring 6,360 yards and with a par and SSS of 71, offers a true and fair test of your golfing ability, testing your length, accuracy, touch as well as your stamina over the part parkland and part moor land course.

It was later made into an 18 hole layout by Ted Ray from Ganton in 1906 and further alterations were made by Dr Alister Mackenzie in 1913 and again by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in 1972. Some great course designers have left their mark on our course. It is set on the hillside above Mirfield in West Yorkshire. It offers magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

After playing why not visit our Clubhouse, which was re built in 2001. Here you can experience some of our warm northern hospitality. We can provide food and beverage to satisfy your needs after your round or just call in to sample our hospitality. It’s delightful setting, overlooking the course; with pleasant views from its elevated position help complete what we hope will be a memorable day.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Field, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Club Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons, Changing Facilities and Showers

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6360 • 6064 • 5717 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

351

10

5

500

2

4

348

11

5

509

3

4

440

12

4

373

4

4

367

13

4

398

5

5

531

14

4

423

6

3

166

15

4

307

7

4

403

16

3

195

8

4

386

17

4

402

9

3

132

18

3

129


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Hollins Hall A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Hollins Hill, Baildon Shipley, Bradford, BD17 7QW Telephone: 01274 534212 mhrs.ibags.golfsales@marriotthotels.com www.marriottgolf.com

02. How to Find

Facilities Hotel, Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Driving Range, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6671 • 6354 • 6051 • 5433 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

299

10

5

483

2

4

372

11

4

433

3

5

531

12

4

344

4

3

181

13

3

180

5

4

415

14

4

355

6

4

407

15

3

137

7

5

507

16

4

380

8

3

166

17

4

328

9

4

467

18

4

369

Hollins Hall

From M62: Take J62 off M62 and join M606 to the end. Follow A6177 Ring Road East. At 3rd roundabout take the 1st exit onto A650 towards Bradford. Follow this road through to Shipley, turn right at the traffic lights onto the A6038. Continue on the A6038 for 3 miles travelling towards Baildon, at the traffic lights with the Junction Public House, do not turn left into Baildon, continue straight on and the hotel is located on the left hand side of Hollins Hall.

Hollins Hall, a Marriott Hotel and Country Club is located on 200 acres of rolling hills in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views over the Aire Valley. The 18-hole course is classically designed with a majestic feel and challenging play for every golfer. The par 71 championship course at Hollins Hall Country Club is designed to make the most of the natural features found in the Yorkshire Dales. It offers a variety of water hazards and ancient trees that line the long, undulating fairways. Each hole offers multiple tee areas to challenge any level of golfer, and all the tees and greens are built to USGA standards.

Societies & Corporate Golf Days Welcome. Packages from £15.50 Please call 01274 534 273 for further details

Hollins Hall Country Club has been the host venue for the PGA Europro Championship Tour. Tune up your swing before or after a round with the practice facilities at Hollins Hall Country Club, including a large putting green, short game area, and driving range with covered bays. Signature Hole: 14th, Par 4, ‘Viaduct’, 355 yards (white tee). The railway viaduct provides a stunning backdrop on the 14th hole, a testing drive down into the valley. Golfers must negotiate a stream, bunkers and a water hazard if they are to reach this green in regulation.


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Howley Hall Golf Club Scotchman Lane, Morley Leeds, LS27 0NX Telephone: 01924 350100 office@howleyhall.co.uk www.howleyhall.co.uk

Howley Hall

03. How to Find

Established in 1900 and named after the Elizabethan Mansion which stood adjacent to the 17th fairway Howley Hall is a hidden gem in central Yorkshire. Formerly heathland the course has been changed over the years and is now parkland with an abundance of trees to make you think about the game and where you want to play your next shot from. With a par of 71 and the standard scratch of 71 off white tees set over 6454 Yards it can be a quite testing but very enjoyable course. Positional play is rewarded at Howley Hall however there are plenty of hazards to ruin your card if you stray from the fairways.

Signature Holes: Hole 14, Par 3 Par 3 in the trees. Cross bunkers in front of the green, bunkers to each side, make accuracy a premium. A lovely hole both to look and to play. Hole 16, Par 5. One of the most picturesque and interesting holes on the course. Panoramic views from an exposed tee on this par 5, a blind second into the once terrace gardens of the old Hall, a tight third with the green guarded by a bunkers on both sides. Again a deep ditch follows the contour of the green.

From the East: Leave the M62 at junction 28. Take the A650 towards Bradford and Morley. Keep in the left hand lane and look out for the Mermaid Fish Restaurant on the left. Turn left at the next major set of traffic lights (Half way House). The entrance to the course is ¾ of a mile on the left. From the West: Leave the M62 at junction 27 (M621 Leeds). Stay in the left hand lane – Morley. Take the A650 towards Wakefield / Morley. Through the next major junction with the Toby carvery on the left. Turn right at the next traffic lights (Half Way House). The entrance to the course is approx ¾ of a mile on the left. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6454 • 6092 • 5358 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

291

10

4

386

2

4

293

11

4

393

3

4 333

12

4

356

4

3

156

13

5

474

5

4

400

14

3

150

6

5

464

15

4

452

7

4

391

16

5

494

8

3

154

17

4

330

9

4 385

18

3

190

Enjoy a days golf at Howley Hall Golf Club • Easy access from M62 and M1 • Catering and Bar Facilities available • See website for Membership details & Open Events Visit our website www.howleyhall.co.uk Or call us on telephone: 01924 350100

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Ilkley Golf Club, Nesfield Road, Myddleton, Ilkley, LS29 0BE Telephone: 01943 600214 Clubhouse: 01943 607277 Pro Shop: 01943 607463 honsec@ilkleygolfclub.co.uk www.ilkleygolfclub.co.uk

04. How to Find

Ilkley

Travelling from Leeds direction on A65, follow into Ilkley town centre until you reach the main crossroads in the centre of the town. Turn right onto Lower Brook Street, follow over the river and take the first left onto Denton Road, continue until reach 2nd left, Nesfield Road, take this turning and the golf club is ½ mile on the right hand side. All photos by kind permission of Rachel J.Hartley - Photography, Ilkley

Ilkley is one of the finest golf clubs in Yorkshire, both in terms of beauty and for an unforgettable round of golf. It boasts two former Ryder Cup captains as honorary life members, Colin Montgomerie, who learnt his golf at the club, and Mark James, who lives locally. The club is extremely popular with societies, corporates & casual visitors. Much of this is down to its picturesque setting next to the River Wharfe with Ilkley Moor as a backdrop.

Facilities Bar, Dining Room, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Trolleys, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6235 • 5953 • 5690 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

408

10

4

315

2

3

164

11

4

441

3

3

204

12

4

399

4

5

504

13

3

153

5

3

198

14

4

430

6

5

496

15

3

145

7

4

421

16

4

426

8

4 349

17

4

413

9

4

18

4

377

392

With a number of holes designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, the course is a real test whatever your handicap. For the first seven holes the river is ever present, with the second,

third and fourth holes being played onto and off an island. Moving inland the tree-lined fairways ensure the need for accurate drives and approaches. With the greens close to the tees and no deep rough you can complete the round relatively quickly enabling you to comfortably enjoy a couple of rounds in a day. John Hammond has been at the club for over 30 years and is one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable professionals in the county. His well-stocked shop always provides a few bargains too. The steward and stewardess, Michael and Meg Jarvis, can also provide a range of menus to cater for your party throughout the day.

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• Bacon Rolls & Tea/Coffee on Arrival • One Round Of Golf, Followed By • Two Course Meal – (Must be Booked in Advance)

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Keighley Golf Club Howden Park,Utley Keighley, BD20 6DH Telephone: 01535 604778 manager@keighleygolfclub.com www.keighleygolfclub.com

05. How to Find From Skipton take the A629 to Keighley From Bradford take the A650 to Keighley

Keighley

At the roundabout that connects these two roads, which is adjacent to Keighley Cougar RLFC, take the exit for the B6265 for Utley/Skipton. After 1/2 mile turn right into Birchwood Rd at the Roebuck PH. Turn left into Keelham lane as signposted to Keighley Golf Club in approx 1/2 mile.

Keighley’s course has been maturing and developing for over a century and today offers a thorough test for the most accomplished golfer and high-handicapper. Long par fours such as the 1st, 5th, 6th and 15th all require good length off the tee if the green is to be hit in regulation, and even then fairway woods and long irons are often needed to reach the target. Not that the par three holes offer an easy respite from a genuine test of skill and judgement. As early as the 2nd, the player needs to negotiate an intimidating, overhanging oak on the left and a series of devilish bunkers on the right - often into the prevailing wind

- while the 16th requires good length and pinpoint accuracy, as its stroke index of 8 confirms. Keighley is a course on which the skills of three Yorkshire Champions - Arnold Fell (1931), Roger Mitchell (1975) and Phil Wood (1990/94) - have been honed and tempered. It is perhaps a measure of the course that Wood should elect the par-four 17th - stroke index 6 - as his favourite hole and nominate it as ‘one of the most difficult and dangerous finishing holes in Yorkshire golf’. The Clubhouse and its extensive facilities, will provide a welcome rest after your game.

Facilities Pro Shop, Buggies, Trolleys, Putting, Chipping, Practice Net, Bar, Restaurant, Snooker, Sky TV, Lessons, Conference/Wedding facilities

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6141 • 5498 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

445

10

4

390

2

3

150

11

3

125

3

5

476

12

4

359

4

4

401

13

4

334

5

4

428

14

3

154

6

4

468

15

4

436

7

4 394

16

3

209

8

3

137

17

4

392

9

4 347

18

5

496


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Leeds Golf Club
 Elmete Lane,
Leeds West Yorkshire,
LS8 2LJ Telephone: 0113 265 9203
 Email enquiries via website www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk

From M6/ M62: At junction 21a on M6, exit onto M62 toward Leeds/Bolton/M’cr (N). At junction 12, exit onto M60 toward M61/M66/Leeds/M62. Continue onto M62 (signs for Leeds/Huddersfield/ Rochdale). At junction 27, take the M621/A62 exit to Leeds/Batley/Morley/ A650. Merge onto M621. At junction 2, take the A643 exit to Wetherby/ A58/Harrogate/A61/York/A64. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A643 heading to Wetherby/A58/Harrogate/ A61/York/A64/Leeds. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Wellington Rd/ A58. Exit onto Claypit Ln/A58 toward Wetherby/Harrogate/A61/Meanwood. Continue to follow A58. Turn left onto Asket Hill. Continue onto Elmete Lane. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop,

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6115 • 5844 • 5543 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

341

10

4

455

2

4

391

11

5

520

3

4 398

12

4

386

4

4

410

13

3

161

5

4 384

14

5

500

6

3

126

15

3

172

7

4 385

16

4

396

8

4

406

17

4

326

9

3

186

18

3

172

Leeds

06. How to Find

Our 18-hole parkland course is situated on the north side of Leeds and is one of the best golf clubs in Yorkshire. Founded in 1896 it is the original home of the Leeds Cup, the oldest trophy in professional golf. Set in approximately 80 acres, our stunning course challenges golfers of all ages and abilities. Only four miles from the city centre and close to the Leeds Ring Road, the course has a distinctly tranquil feel with many of the holes commanding spectacular views of Roundhay. Leeds Golf Club offers something for everyone - men, women, seniors and juniors, from experienced players to those who have

never picked up a golf club before. We also welcome corporate members and golf societies who wish to visit our wonderful course. We have a relatively low number of full members compared to other courses which enables you to play at your time of choice on most days. Signature Hole: Hole 7, Par 4, 385 yards (White Tee) One of the most dramatic holes on the course. Aim your tee shot between the fairway bunkers. From there, an accurate second shot should reach the two tier green.

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FULL Men’s and Ladies memberships at a special offer rate: £440 for 6 months (Jan – June 2012) £1,320 for 18 months (Jan 2012 to June 2013)

Coffee & Bacon Roll + 18 holes Golf + 2 course meal = £20 Until 31st March 2012

We also offer Associate Memberships from £264 (6 month) and £648 (18 months) – restrictions apply. Junior Membership is available for just £30 (6 months) and £90 (18 months) Come and see for yourself how much this historic club has to offer.


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Mid Yorkshire Golf Club Havercroft Lane, Darrington Pontefract, WF8 3BP Telephone: 01977 704522 admin@midyorkshiregolfclub.com www.midyorkshiregolfclub.com

07. How to Find

Mid Yorkshire

We are situated ½ mile south of M62 junctions 33 and 32A at Ferrybridge and just off the A1 which make us easily accessible from the North, South, East and West. Pontefract is only 10 minutes away, Wakefield is a 20 minute drive and Leeds and Doncaster are within 20 minutes of the Club.

Ideally located in the heart of Yorkshire, where from the moment you drive into the stunning parkland setting you will be inspired by the warm friendly atmosphere and attention to detail of this hidden gem. Established in 1993 around existing mature woodland the course at Mid Yorkshire Golf Club, at just over 6300 yards, provides an excellent and enjoyable test of golf whether you are an experienced golfer or a relative newcomer to the sport. The Clubs extensive facilities provide the perfect venue for weddings, banqueting,

parties, corporate events, conferencing and are complemented by a range of mouth-watering menus created by our Chef and his team. Our golf facilities include a Championship Standard 18 Hole Golf Course, 23 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Well Stocked Pro-Shop with Custom fitting and tuition by PGA Qualified staff. Signature Hole: 14th, Par 4 The drive on here is about position rather than length. The approach tests your nerve, short finds the lake, long leaves a near impossible chip. Even if you get the club right, the two tier green makes it difficult to stop the ball on the putting surface.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conferencing, Weddings, 23 Bay Floodlit Range, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Video Swing Analysis, Lessons Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6308 • 5877 (71) • 5065 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

445

10

4

390

2

3

150

11

3

125

3

5

476

12

4

359

4

4

401

13

4

334

5

4

428

14

3

154

6

4

468

15

4

436

7

4 394

16

3

209

8

3

137

17

4

392

9

4 347

18

5

496


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Moor Allerton Golf Club Coal Road, Wike Leeds, LS17 9NH Telephone: 0113 2665209 info@magc.co.uk www.magc.co.uk

08. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 27 magnificent golf holes, 2 putting greens, 7 bay covered driving range, Practice Ground, Caddie/Buggy/Cart Hire, Club Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information Lakes: 18 holes, Par 71 (Holes 1-9 & 10-18) • 6470 • 6221 • 5940 • 5429 (73)

Moor Allerton

From Leeds: (5 miles) Take the A61 Harrogate Road. About 1 mile past the intersection with the A6120 ringroad, turn right at the traffic lights into Wigton Lane. At the end turn left, then take the first right (Tarn Lane) to the cross roads, turn left. After 200 yards, the Clubhouse is on the right.

Moor Allerton is the first golf course designed in the UK by the famous American architect Robert Trent Jones and as such is typical of his work. (His other courses include Spyglass Hill, Hazeltine and Sotogrande). The Trent Jones trade marks of shallow bunkers, huge teeing grounds, lakes and large contoured greens are all evident with three loops of nine holes, that all start and finish at the Clubhouse. Set in a mighty 220 acres of undulating Yorkshire Countryside with streams and lakes to add a little spice, Moor Allerton is a picturebook golf course. Every hole presents its own particular challenge to all levels of golfer.

A number of major national and international events have been played at the Club with many world class players having competed including Seve Ballesteros, Tom Weiskopf, Tony Jacklin, Gary Player and Greg Norman. Hole 14, Par 5: Tough driving hole with three lakes down the left and gorse to the right. Drive as close to the right as you dare. Second to landing area over third lake. Pitch to L-shaped green with water in front and two bunkers behind. Hole 17, Par 3: Stunning hole over water. Wooden fence will help catch those balls hit long. Sand left, right and in front of subtle Mackenzie green.

Blackmoor: 18 holes, Par 71 (Holes 10-18 & 19-27) • 6673 • 6450 • 6102 • 5550 (73) High: 18 holes, Par 72 (Holes 1-9 & 19-27) • 6841 • 6609 • 6300 • 5759 (74)

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Moortown Golf Club Harrogate Road, Alwoodley Leeds, LS17 7DB Telephone: 0113 2686521 secretary@moortown-gc.co.uk www.moortown-golf-club.co.uk

09. How to Find

Moortown

Entrance to the club is immediately after the Shell Petrol Station on A61 (Leeds to Harrogate) about ½ mile north of A6120 between Primley Park View & Sandmoor Lane. Travelling south on A61 make U-turn immediately past Petrol Station located on right hand side of dual carriageway about ½ mile south of Leeds Grammar School. On entry & exit please call the office to open the security barrier.

Facilities

The founders were fortunate that in 1908 Dr MacKenzie was in the district having nearly completed the layout at Alwoodley, which was already very popular. He joined the deliberations at Moortown, and was soon to realise that here was golfing country par excellence. Features of the original course at Moortown which received much comment were the bunkers, being perfect examples of artificial hazards imitating natural seaside contours. Secondly was the change in green design, where Dr. MacKenzie adopted the larger, undulating seaside greens.

The one event which, has contributed so much to Moortown’s reputation as a championship course was the staging of the Ryder Cup in 1929. The first ever Ryder Cup on European soil. The par 3, 10th hole is MacKenzie’s renowned short hole “Gibraltar”, Moortown’s signature hole. The vista from the tee is stunning, with a combination of heavy bunkering and heather to the right and a cavernous bunker to the short left all protecting the green. The green itself is of typical MacKenzie design, various tiers make three putts a common occurrence on this undulating masterpiece.

Bars, Lounge, Snooker Room, Card Room, TV Room, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Trolleys, Pro Shop, Video Tuition, Lessons

Regional Qualifying Course 2012-2016 Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 7001 • 6767 • 6475 • 5927 (75) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

488

10

3

172

2

4

440

11

4

367

3

4

436

12

5

556

4

3

168

13

4

429

5

4

340

14

4

383

6

4

446

15

4

376

7

5

517

16

4

419

8

3

192

17

3

155

9

4 454

18

4

429

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Scarcroft Golf Club Syke Lane, Scarcroft Leeds, LS14 3BQ Telephone: 0113 2892311 Email enquiries via website www.scarcroftgolfclub.co.uk

10. How to Find

Scarcroft

Leave Leeds on A58 Wetherby Road, then turn left at the Bracken Fox Pub, Scarcroft Golf Club is ½ mile along Syke Lane from the Bracken Fox.

Established in 1937, and designed by Charles Mackenzie, this gloriously undulating course with its rich variety of mature trees and spacious fairways is set in spectacular wooded parkland in the idyllic countryside north of Leeds. It was chosen as this year’s venue for the English Golf Union Champion Club Final. A challenging test for both the professional and enthusiastic amateur alike, the magnificent 6,456 yard par 71 course regularly plays host to a number of prestigious golfing events including county matches of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs, as well as English Ladies Golf Association tournaments. The names of

many of the holes reflect the natural beauty of the rural setting starting with the formidable opener, the Jubilee Oak, and continuing with Badger’s Wood, Hawthorns, Poplars and Forest Hill to name just a few. But don’t be fooled by their rustic charm and the undeniable beauty of the peaceful surroundings. Because, whilst there are few more delightful courses in the whole of Yorkshire, it can still spring a surprise for the seasoned pro as the aptly named Witches Green suggests. Signature Hole: 14th ‘Dogleg’, Par 5, 484 yards A good long tee shot is required to the dogleg if you want to reach the green in two.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Range, Pro Shop, Lessons. The club is happy to host meetings and events.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6456 • 6072 • 5522 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

406

10

4

432

2

4

387

11

4

366

3

4 337

12

4

385

4

5

481

13

3

142

5

3

129

14

5

484

6

4

396

15

3

166

7

3

175

16

4

261

8

4 349

17

4

326

9

4 373

18

5

477

Winter Offer - 4 for £100. Societies welcome.

Ring the office for details of Society packages. 0113 2892311. www.scarcroftgolfclub.co.uk


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The Shipley Golf Club Beckfoot Lane Bingley, BD16 1LX Telephone: 01274 568652
 office@shipleygolfclub.co.uk www.shipleygolfclub.com

11. How to Find

SHIPLEY

Travelling from Bradford: Exit the M62 at the M606 junction. Follow the M606 until the end. Take the A650 towards Shipley, Keighley and Skipton. Go through Shipley and Saltaire still heading towards Bingley, Keighley and Skipton.
Keep straight on following signs to Wilsden/Cottingley (B6265). At the traffic lights after the roundabout keep in the right hand lane following signs to Bingley.
After about ¼ mile, pass Kiddicreche Nursery on the left. Just after this turn left on to Beckfoot Lane. The Golf Club entrance is 200 yards on the left. Set amidst a wonderful wooded valley on the outskirts of Bingley, the course is the creation of the renowned architect Dr Alister Mackenzie of Augusta fame. Stretching across the rolling valley floor of Beckfoot this traditional parkland, visually stunning course provides golfers of any standard with a test of their skill and accuracy.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conference and Function Facilities, Practice Ground, Putting Green, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Club Repair, Custom Fitting, Pro Shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6220 • 5930 • 5540 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

479

10

4

440

2

4

376

11

3

168

3

3

196

12

4

392

4

5

513

13

3

147

5

5 495

14

4

383

6

4

414

15

5

523

7

3

190

16

4

337

8

3

176

17

3

160

9

5

481

18

4

350

The Shipley Golf Club is proud of the standard of its facilities and whatever the time of year you can be sure to find firm fairways, true greens and an idyllic environment. Much of Dr MacKenzie’s original design is evident with subtly sloping, cleverly guarded greens with narrow approaches - a hallmark of his work used to

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reward the golfer for skilful and accurate play. At a little over 6200 yards do not be fooled into thinking you are in for an easy time here. Unusually for a course of this standard there are six Par 3 holes, one of which, the 7th, is the Course’s signature hole. This is a testing downhill hole with the babbling Harden Beck both to the left and rear of the small green ready to engulf the errant shot. Seven tough Par 4’s and 5 medium Par 5’s make up the rest of the challenge with mature Birch and Oak trees lining the fairways, and several ditches and ponds to test the shot makers skill.


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Willow Valley Golf Highmoor Lane, Off Walton Lane Clifton, Brighouse, HD6 4JB Telephone: 01274 878624 Pro Shop: 01274 878624 sales@wvgc.co.uk (or via website) www.wvgc.co.uk

12. How to Find

Willow Valley

From the M62 Leave motorway at Junction 25 and take A644 to Brighouse. Take first right turn (across dual carriageway) to Clifton. At junction (by Black Horse Inn) turn left; then right at next junction (by Armitage Arms). Willow Valley Golf is approximately ½ mile on the right. Distance from motorway is approximately 2 miles.

Welcome to Willow Valley Golf, the Golf facility where you can experience golf’s future today. Our Premier Course, Willow Valley, is home of the Yorkshire P.G.A Championship and voted 9th best new course in the British Isles by Today’s Golfer. With 50 golf holes over 4 courses and a 24 bay floodlit driving range we are confident in saying that we have a course to suit all needs. Our Jewel in the Crown is the Willow Valley Course which has been designed to capture the imagination of golfers, ensuring members are never bored and visitors cannot resist the temptation to return and enjoy the fresh challenges thrown up by the course. Designed to

challenge the skill of the most experienced golfer, the Willow Valley Course is truly a masterpiece. Built to U.S.G.A standards the course is guarded by water on 11 of its 18 holes making the design unique in this fine golfing region. Water, a rock face, and a tree guard the green on the 6th hole making it difficult to get near to the pin to make par, while the island green on the 14th hole has the golfer deciding whether to lay up or go for it in regulation. Along side the water numerous bunkers and strategically placed trees make this a most interesting and picturesque course. Visitors are advised to allow between 4 to 5 hours to play the course.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 24 Bay Floodlit Range, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Ping Custom Fitting, Video Swing Analysis, Lessons We have a fleet of 40 electric EZGO buggies available for hire allowing a more relaxed approach to the challenges of the course, available on both 18 hole courses.

Course Information Willow Valley. 18 holes, Par 72 Pine Valley. 18 holes, Par 67 Fountain Ridge. 9 holes, Par 31 • 2039 • 1592 • 1528 (30) Floodlit 3 Hole Academy Course

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Willow Valley

H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

319

10

5

589

2

4

409

11

4

366

3

5

507

12

4

378

4

3

190

13

4

386

5

4

346

14

4

416

6

3

157

15

4

342

7

5 499

16

3

203

8

3

181

17

5

471

9

4

419

18

4

318

Willow Valley

18 holes, Par 72 • 7030 • 6496 • 6099 • 5218 (71)

Pine Valley is a Pay and Play course that will be of interest to golfers of all abilities. This new 18 hole course, measuring 5154yards off the competition tees. With a very competitive greenfee, Pine Valley offers a modern design and great value for money. 



Pine Valley 18 holes, Par 67 • 5032 • 4616 (66) • 4448 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

420

10

4

263

2

3

536

11

3

116

3

4

186

12

4

275

4

4

504

13

3

116

5

4

182

14

4

397

6

4

450

15

3

106

7

3

409

16

5

527

8

4

351

17

4

266

9

3

391

18

4

414

The large, undulating U.S.G.A greens have been designed to allow players to run the ball onto them rather than having to fly the ball through the air. This allows the more imaginative golfers to play a wide variety of approach shots to the flag. There is much less emphasis on the golfer’s ability to get the ball airborne for long distances and is therefore less punishing for the beginner.



There are lakes and bunkers, though they are placed to catch the very wayward shot, leaving a much greater margin for error in comparison to our Willow Valley Course. Signature Holes Willow Valley Course - Hole 14 - Hitting the fairway makes the approach to this island green easier! The green is below the level of the fairway, but this hole usually plays into wind Pine Valley Course - Hole 6 - A “risk and reward” par 4 with a green which can be driven from the tee, though water lurks to catch the ball which doesn’t carry the full distance.

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West Yorkshire Directory

Acanthus Golf Centres Telephone: 01132 203640 www.acanthusgolf.com

City of Wakefield Telephone: 01924 367442 Website n/a

Halifax Bradley Hall Telephone: 01422 370231 www.bradleyhallgolf.co.uk

Alwoodley Telephone: 0113 268 1680 www.alwoodley.co.uk

Clayton Telephone: 01274 880047 www.claytongolfclub.co.uk

Hanging Heaton Telephone: 01924 461606 www.hhgc.org

Bagden Hall Hotel Telephone: 01484 865330 www.classiclodges.co.uk

Cleckheaton & District Telephone: 01274 851266 www.cleckheatongolfclub.co.uk

Headingley Telephone: 0113 267 9573 www.headingleygolfclub.co.uk

Baildon Telephone: 01274 584266 www.baildongolfclub.com

Cookridge Hall Telephone: 0113 230 0641 www.cookridgehall.co.uk

Headley Telephone: 01274 833481 www.headleygolfclub.co.uk

Ben Rhydding Telephone: 01943 608759 www.benrhyddinggolfclub.com

Crosland Heath Telephone: 01484 653216 www.croslandheath.co.uk

Hebden Bridge Telephone: 01422 842896 www.hebdenbridgegolfclub.co.uk

Bingley St Ives Telephone: 01274 562436 www.bingleystivesgc.co.uk

Crow Nest Park Telephone: 01484 401121 www.crownestgolf.co.uk

Hollins Hall (Marriott) Telephone: 01274 534212 www.marriotthollinshall.co.uk

Bracken Ghyll Telephone: 01943 831207 www.brackenghyll.co.uk

Dewsbury District Telephone: 01942 492399 www.dewsburygolf.co.uk

Horsforth Telephone: 0113 258 6819 lesley@horsforthgolfclub.co.uk

Bradford Telephone: 01943 87570 www.bradfordgolfclub.co.uk

East Bierley Telephone: 01274 683003 www.eastbierleygolfclub.co.uk

Howley Hall Telephone: 01924 350100 www.howleyhall.co.uk

Bradford Moor Telephone: 01274 771716 Website n/a

Elland Telephone: 01422 372505 www.ellandgolfclub.plus.com

Huddersfield Telephone: 01484 420110 www.huddersfield-golf.co.uk

Bradley Park Telephone: 01484 223772 www.bradleyparkgolf.co.uk

Fardew Telephone: 01274 561229 www.fardewgolfclub.co.uk

Ilkley Telephone: 01943 600214 www.ilkleygolfclub.co.uk

Branshaw Telephone: 01535 643235 www.branshawgolfclub.co.uk

Fulneck Telephone: 0113 256 5191 www.fulneckgolfclub.co.uk

Keighley Telephone: 01535 604778 www.keighleygolfclub.com

Calverley Telephone: 0113 256 9244 www.calverleygolf.co.uk

Garforth Telephone: 0113 2862063 www.garforthgolfclub.co.uk

Leeds Telephone: 0113 265 9203 www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk

Castlefields Golf Club Telephone: 01484 402429 www.castlefieldsgolfclub.co.uk

Gotts Park Telephone: 0113 2311896 Website n/a

Leeds Golf Centre Telephone: 0113 288 6000 www.leedsgolfcentre.com

City Telephone: 0113 2633030 www.citygolfleeds.co.uk

Halifax Telephone: 01422 244171 www.halifaxgolfclub.co.uk

Lightcliffe Telephone: 01422 204081 www.lightcliffe.net


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Lofthouse Hill Telephone: 01924 823703 info@lofthousehillgolf.co.uk

Oulton Park (De Vere) Telephone: 0113 282 3152 www.devere.co.uk

South Bradford Telephone: 01274 679195 www.southbradfordgolfclub.co.uk

Longley Park Telephone: 01484 426932 Website n/a

Outlane Telephone: 01422 374762 www.outlanegolfclub.ltd.uk

South Leeds Telephone: 0113 277 1676 www.southleedsgolfclub.co.uk

Low Laithes Telephone: 01924 274667 www.lowlaithesgolfclub.co.uk

Phoenix Park Telephone: 01274 667573 Website n/a

Temple Newsam Telephone: 0113 2647362 www.tngolfclub.co.uk

The Manor Telephone: 0113 285 2644 www.themanorgolfclub.co.uk

Pontefract & District Telephone: 01977 706806 www.pdgc.co.uk

Todmorden Telephone: 01706 812986 www.todmordengolfclub.co.uk

Marsden Telephone: 01484 844253 www.marsdengolf.co.uk

Pontefract Park Telephone: 01977 723490 Website n/a

Wakefield Telephone: 01924 258778 www.wakefieldgolfclub.co.uk

Meltham Telephone: 01484 850227 www.meltham-golf.co.uk

Queensbury Telephone: 01274 882155 www.queensburygc.co.uk

Waterton Park Telephone: 01924 259525 www.watertonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Middleton Park Telephone: 0113 270 0449 www.middletonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Rawdon Telephone: 0113 250 6040 www.rgltc.co.uk

West Bradford Telephone: 01274 542767 www.westbradfordgolfclub.co.uk

Mid Yorkshire Telephone: 01977 704522 www.midyorkshiregolfclub.com

Riddlesden Telephone: 01535 602148 Website n/a

West End (Halifax) Telephone: 01422 341878 www.westendgc.co.uk

Midgley Lodge Telephone: 01924 830 069 www.midgleylodgemotel.co.uk

Roundhay Telephone: 0113 266 2695 Website n/a

Wetherby Telephone: 01937 580089 www.wetherbygolfclub.co.uk

Moor Allerton Telephone: 0113 266 5209 www.magc.co.uk

Ryburn Telephone: 01422 831355 www.ryburngolfclub.co.uk

Whitwood Telephone: 01977 604215 Website n/a

Moortown Telephone: 0113 268 6521 secretary@moortown-gc.co.uk

Sand Moor Telephone: 0113 268 5180 www.sandmoorgolf.co.uk

Willow Valley Telephone: 01274 878624 www.wvgc.co.uk

Normanton Telephone: 01924 200900 www.normantongolf.co.uk

Scarcroft Telephone: 0113 2892263 www.scarcroftgolfclub.com

Woodhall Hills Telephone: 0113 256 2857 www.woodhallhillsgc.co.uk

Northcliffe Telephone: 01274 587193 www.northcliffegc.org.uk

Shipley Telephone: 01274 568652 www.shipleygc.co.uk

Woodsome Hall Telephone: 01484 602739 www.woodsome.co.uk

Otley Telephone: 01943 465 329 www.otley-golfclub.co.uk

Silsden Telephone: 01535 652998 www.silsdengolfclub.co.uk

Woolley Park Telephone: 01226 380144 www.woolleyparkgolfclub.co.uk

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East Yorkshire Introduction

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East Yorkshire East Yorkshire, otherwise known as the East Riding of Yorkshire, includes the northern part of what was Humberside and the city of Kingston upon Hull - Britain’s third largest port. This magnificent waterfront city boasts a relaxing atmosphere along with a vibrant mix of culture, shopping and nightlife. Hull is situated on the north bank of the River Humber, which is a natural boundary to East Yorkshire. The Humber Bridge was completed in 1981. It’s the longest

single span suspension bridge in the world with a main span length of 4,624 feet. It truly is a magnificent feat of engineering. To the west are the Yorkshire Wolds, a chalk formation, and you can explore the rolling hills along the 79 mile long Yorkshire Wolds Way. To the south-east is the flat coastal plain of Holderness which terminates at the wild Spurn Peninsular East Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast stretches from Spurn Head in the south, to Flamborough

Head in the north, in the district of Withernsea. Spurn Head is a National Nature Reserve. It’s a narrow projection of sand and shingle, constantly changing with the tides and a stop over for thousands of migrating birds. Bridlington, with its beautiful beaches and brand new award winning promenades and gardens, offers a host of all weather activities. This famous seaside resort has an irresistible appeal for people of all ages and a special Bridlington welcome that is guaranteed to warm your heart.


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East Yorkshire Introduction

A165 Bridlington A614 Driffield A166

Catton

09

A165

05

Hutton Cranswick A614

Hornsea

06

07

A1079

A1035 A165 03 04

A63

A63

01

Cottingham

Brough

08 Hull

Goole M62

“East Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast stretches from Spurn Head in the south, to Flamborough Head in the north, in the district of Withernsea.”

A164

01. Brough 02. Burstwick Country Club 03. Cottingham Parks 04. Skidby Lakes 05. Driffield Golf Club 06. Hainsworth Park 07. Hornsea 08. Hull 09. KP Club

02

Withernsea

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Brough Golf Club Cave Road, Brough East Yorkshire, HU15 1HB Telephone: 01482 667291 gt@brough-golfclub.co.uk www.brough-golfclub.co.uk

01. How to Find

Brough

From the West via M62/A63: After Junction 38 the M62 becomes a dual carriageway, the A63, approximately 3 miles after this change exit left signed South Cave, Market Weighton and Beverley. At the T junction turn right following local signs for Brough. Carry on to a roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Brough and Elloughton continue to the next roundabout and take the 2nd exit into Cave Road, signed Brough Aircraft Factory. Brough Golf Club is a mile along this road on your left hand side.

A warm welcome awaits all visitors to Brough Golf Club, an attractive and challenging Inland Parkland Course located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The mature nature of the course reflects its historical roots. The Club was founded in 1891 and celebrated its Centenary in 1993. A testing par 68 for the scratch player without being too difficult for the higher handicap.” To which can be added, “An attractive course, with good golfing qualities, which makes it a pleasure to play again and again.” Brough is a thinking man’s course, where accurate positioning of the

tee ball is required for good scoring. The good golfing qualities are based on the light, well drained land, which results in a playable course in all weathers. Signature Hole: Hole 17, Par 3. “Entertaining” is probably a tongue-in-cheek description of the last of the course’s testing short holes. Here, that stream which comes into play so many times seems to be everywhere and there is a good chance that you will be scooping your ball out of water if your tee shot is at all wayward. Should you miss it with your first, the stream is almost sure to influence your second shot. One of the best if not the best hole on the course.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Ground. PGA Professional Shop, Lessons, Club Hire, Buggy & Trolley Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 6064 • 5895 • 5473 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

354

10

5

533

2

4

258

11

4

389

3

3

200

12

4

383

4

4

451

13

3

169

5

4

372

14

4

287

6

3

146

15

4

382

7

4 457

16

4

469

8

4

440

17

3

183

9

3

199

18

4

392

Brough Golf Club

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Founded 1891

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1891 Cave Road, Brough

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Burstwick Country Golf Ellifoot Lane, Burstwick Hull, HU12 9EF Telephone: 01964 670112 Email enquiries via website www.burstwickcountrygolf.co.uk

02. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, New Luxury Changing Facilities incl Lockers and Showers, 14 Bay Driving Range, Tuition Studio including Trackman Monitor, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5999 • 5715 • 5175 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

319

10

4

261

2

4

411

11

4

323

3

4

336

12

5

557

4

4

427

13

4

278

5

3

125

14

3

163

6

5

529

15

4

352

7

4

416

16

4

407

8

3

233

17

3

141

9

4

409

18

4

312

Burstwick

From M62 Continue onto M62 (signs for Leeds/Huddersfield/Rochdale) Continue onto A63 (signs for Hull/Beverley) At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Hedon Rd/A1033 heading to Bridlington/York/ Beverley/Withernsea/Hedon At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hull Rd/B1362 Turn left at St Augustine’s Gate/B1362 Turn right at Magdalen Gate/B1362 Turn left to Ellifoot Lane

This beautiful golf course boasts many great attributes which make playing it an unforgettable experience. With USGA greens and tees along with fully drained fairways you can be sure that the playing surfaces are of the highest quality at all times of the year, and the friendly Clubhouse staff make sure that your post-round experience is just as good. Recent developments at the club include the new luxury Changing & Locker rooms, and the ambitions are to extend the Clubhouse further with a brand new function suite for large golfing parties, weddings and conferences. It’s all happening at Burstwick!

On the course, the 6 water hazards and 73 bunkers make for a fantastic challenge for golfers of all ability, with the layout designed to reward accuracy on every shot. Risk and reward is on the menu as numerous opportunities present themselves on many of the fantastic holes, but with that small risk of dropping a shot into the bunker, or losing a ball in the water. Signature Hole: 4th, Par 4. An elevated tee hitting down into a fairway guarded with 2 large fairway bunkers. Avoid these bunkers and you are left with a shot around 150-170 yards into a severely undulating green.


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Cottingham Parks Woodhill Way Cottingham, HU16 5SW Telephone: 01482 846030 enquiries@cottinghamparks.co.uk www.cottinghamparks.co.uk

Cottingham Parks

03. How to Find Cottingham Parks Leisure is located just off the A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Road. Travelling along the A164 turn towards Cottingham at the Skidby/Cottingham roundabout. Turn left after 200 yards, then turn right after 200 yards, this road will take you to the Clubhouse.

Cottingham Parks enjoys an excellent and growing reputation, being a popular destination for all types of groups. Opened in 1994, the 18 hole par 72, sss 71, 6453 yard course belies it’s age, making good use of the existing trees enhanced by landscaping and many man made water features. Cottingham Parks is an ideal location for an enjoyable golf break, visiting party or corporate day. While the course presents a fair challenge to all levels the modern spacious Clubhouse, with balcony overlooking the 1st tee and 18th green offers the perfect surrounding for relaxing with a pint and carrying out the inevitable post mortem.

Following the recent addition of Skidby Lakes to its portfolio, Cottingham Leisure can now offer 36 holes. These 2 courses present you with the ideal variety for that short golf break, with accommodation at the conveniently located and impressive Ramada Hull Hotel. The signature hole 12th is not the longest hole on the course, but it has seen the end of many promising medal cards. Water on the right hand side of the fairway demands an accurate tee shot, leaving an equally demanding approach shot over bunkers with more water to the right of the green, while out of bounds to the left catches anyone trying to play “safe”.

Sunday Breaks From only £79.99 per person Play 2 rounds of golf at Cottingham staying at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel Ring 01482 842394 for full details or visit www.cottinghamparks.co.uk

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Café, Lodges, Leisure Club, Equestrian Centre, Floodlit 27 Bay Driving Range, Putting Green, Buggies, Equipment Hire, Pro Shop, Tuition

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6453 • 6034 • 5329 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

508

10

5

513

2

4

376

11

4

437

3

4 395

12

4

346

4

3

192

13

4

378

5

5 594

14

3

166

6

4

358

15

4

311

7

4

370

16

3

145

8

3

167

17

4

302

9

4 335

18

5

560


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Skidby Lakes Golf Club Woodhill Way Skidby, HU16 5SW Telephone: 01482 844268 info@skidbylakes.co.uk www.skidbylakes.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Undercover Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Pro Shop, Tuition

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6158 • 6020 • 5564 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

303

10

4

363

2

3

163

11

4

310

3

4

351

12

3

195

4

4

325

13

4

367

5

5

481

14

4

386

6

4

471

15

4

383

7

4

441

16

4

320

8

4

415

17

5

554

9

3

144

18

3

210

Skidby lakes

Skidby Lakes is located just off the A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Road. Travelling along the A164 turn towards Cottingham at the Skidby/Cottingham roundabout. Turn left after 200 yards. The course is half a mile down this road on the right hand side.

Following the recent addition of Skidby Lakes to the Cottingham Leisure Limited portfolio, the course and has recently undergone a major tree planting programme. Officially opened in June 2000 by cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, this 18-hole par 70 (sss 70) parkland course measures 6158 yards from the White tees. The scenic views across the course give a pleasing backdrop to this pleasant, maturing course where, as it’s name would suggest, water is the main feature, coming into play on no less than seven holes.

Offered as an option in the Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure Sunday breaks package, the Skidby course although shorter, presents an equally pleasant and challenging test and is, like Cottingham Parks, and ideal venue for that day out or short break. Signature Hole: The signature hole is the 10th. Measuring 363 yards, the fairway slopes from left to right towards the stream that runs through the course. The further left you go, ‘the safe tee shot’, the more you have to play your 2nd shot over the water to an elevated green.

VISITING PARTIES Cottingham Parks golf only from £18 pp (Monday special: Golf + Bar meal £20) Ring: 01482 842394 Skidby Lakes golf only from £16.50 (Wednesday special: Golf + Bar meal £15) Ring: 01482 844003

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Driffield Golf Club Sunderlandwick, Beverley Road Driffield, YO25 9AD Telephone: 01377 253116 office@driffieldgolfclub.co.uk www.driffieldgolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Driffield

Driffield Golf Club is located on A164 Driffield to Beverley Road approximately 1 mile out of Driffield. Turn opposite the brown Golf Club sign. Proceed down a short private road and bear right into large parking area.

Driffield Golf Club lies just south of the town and is easily accessible from Hull, York and the coastal resorts of East Yorkshire. The course is in a tranquil setting in the Sunderlandwick estate which contains many beautiful trees, shrubs and wildlife. The Eastburn Beck, which runs through the middle of the estate, is a particular feature. The course is predominantly flat and is not physically demanding. Although easy to play, all 18 holes demand accuracy to achieve a low score. The course is a true test of golf for both high and low handicap players. The club is popular for corporate days

and club outings. It also hosts regular East Riding and Yorkshire Union events. The dining room can be booked for private functions and meetings. The club caterer provides a high standard of cooking ranging from bar snacks and sandwiches to superb formal dinners. Signature Holes: Hole 11, Par 5, ‘Amen Corner’, 478 yards Play for position, then position again for your second shot if you wish to hit the green in regulation. Choose your strategy well here or you may find yourself praying for mercy.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Practice Range, Putting Green, Video Analysis, Lessons, Trolleys, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6215 • 6030 • 5597 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

438

10

3

185

2

4

309

11

5

471

3

4 394

12

4

417

4

4 374

13

4

388

5

4 333

14

3

182

6

3

180

15

3

120

7

4

308

16

4

332

8

4

315

17

4

385

9

5

491

18

4

408


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Hainsworth Park Golf Club Leven Road, Brandesburton, Nr Driffield, YO25 8RT Telephone: 01964 542362 info@hainsworthparkgolfclub.co.uk www.hainsworthparkgolfclub.co.uk

Hainsworth Park

06. How to Find We are 8 miles North East of the market town of Beverley just off the A165 Bridlington Road. At the Brandesburton Roundabout take the exit signposted Leven. The golf club is approx ½ mile on the right.

Facilities Clubhouse, Pro shop, Locker room, Bar and Pool table, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6362 • 6064 • 5719 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

311

10

4

291

2

4

322

11

4

428

3

4

312

12

4

396

4

4

410

13

5

509

5

4 344

14

4

344

6

3

168

15

4

308

7

4 395

16

3

147

8

4

386

17

5

470

9

4

360

18

3

163

The club formed in 1983 and is set in established grounds with mature trees and interesting water features. The easy walking course has wide fairways, but beware the many hazards that can ensnare the wayward shot. Close to, but protected from the coast, the course is extremely well drained and offers all year round excellent playing conditions, without temporary tees or greens and trolleys are never banned! The Course was originally constructed as nine holes and rapidly expanded to 18 and continues to develop to this day. Bunker, water hazards and trees are strategically

Follow in the footsteps of Poulter and McDowell and become a Power Player at Hainsworth Park Events taking place during the week and on Saturday/Sunday afternoons. Just £10.00 for non-members to play including green fee and entry fee. For more info subscribe to @hainsworthgolf on twitter and become a fan of Hainsworth Park Golf Club on Facebook. Telephone: 01964 542362 · www.petermyersgolf.co.uk

placed to make this a true thinking person’s course. A friendly reception awaits you in the shop from PGA Professional Peter Myers and his team. The shop is a well stocked outlet for all your golfing needs. The Clubhouse offers a wide range of facilities with typical Yorkshire warmth for all members and visitors. There is a wide range of refreshments and an ever changing menu. Either sit in the dining area or outside in the summer months where the tables and chairs are located overlooking the 18th green. Hainsworth Park is a family owned business and we pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming environment.


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Hornsea Golf Club Rolston Road Hornsea, HU18 1XG Telephone: 01964 532020 info@hornseagolfclub.co.uk www.hornseagolfclub.co.uk

07. How to Find

Hornsea

From York: Take the A1079 to Beverley. From here take the A1035 until you reach the Leven roundabout where you follow the A165 to Bridlington. At the next roundabout take the B1244 to Hornsea. Proceed into Hornsea and follow the signs to Hornsea Freeport and the Golf Club along the B1242.

Considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in Yorkshire, Hornsea Golf Course is both fair and demanding to golfers of all ability. Established in 1898 and set in secluded parkland, the picturesque course at offers you a challenging round of golf on superb greens and gently undulating fairways. It’s in the Clubhouse where you will meet friendly people from all walks of life and whilst in one of the bars or the restaurant area you can be sure of the very best service from our staff. Our facilities are ideal for golf away-days or private celebrations of any kind - including parties and wedding receptions.

Our Clubhouse with a sports bar, provides the perfect place to relax and unwind. Visitors can be assured of a memorable golfing experience at Hornsea Golf Club and we look forward to meeting you. Hole 11 – Pond, Par 4, 289 yards (white tee) Hornsea’s signature hole – The Pond; not long but a tight drive required between two dykes and a bunker on right of fairway, leaving a short iron over the pond onto a large green protected by water at front and right and bunkers front left and at the rear. A picturesque hole with new bridge erected in 2006.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Table, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Video Analysis, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6454 • 6092 • 5358 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

322

10

4

414

2

4

332

11

4

289

3

5

501

12

3

172

4

4 393

13

4

362

5

4

302

14

4

469

6

4

447

15

4

448

7

3

185

16

5

528

8

5

502

17

3

173

9

4 399

18

4

409

GREEN FEE GIVE AWAY Winter: £15.00 pp from 1st September to 31st March Summer: £20.00 pp from 1st April to 31st August Packages available for Groups on request Please book with the Professional on 01964 534989 or visit our website at www.hornseagolfclub.co.uk

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Hull Golf Club (1921) Ltd The Hall, Packman Lane, Kirk Ella, Hull, HU10 7TJ Telephone: 01482 660970 secretary@hullgolfclub1921.karoo.co.uk www.hullgolf.com

08. How to Find

Hull Golf Club

From the West M62/A63: M62 becomes A63. Take exit marked Humber Bridge A15 / Beverley A164. Go straight across first roundabout and take first exit next roundabout onto A164 Beverley. Straight over next roundabout and after approx 1.5 miles turn right into Riplingham Road. Club entrance is on the right just after the sharp right hand bend.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice area, Nets, Trolley & Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Video Tuition, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6235 • 6026 • 5499 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

505

10

4

278

2

4

433

11

4

371

3

4

425

12

5

505

4

3

165

13

3

128

5

4 375

14

4

370

6

4

353

15

4

343

7

4

320

16

3

175

8

3

138

17

4

435

9

4

463

18

4

453

A classic James Braid test laid out in 1921, Hull Golf Club provides a tough start and finish. You will enjoy spectacular views over the City of Hull, Humber Estuary and the magnificent Humber Bridge. The par 70 layout measures less than 6300 yards from the back tees tees, despite recent innovations in club and ball technology, John Dockar’s course record of 64 remained intact for a quarter of a century before being bettered by one shot in 2010. The tight tree-lined fairways punish any wayward shot and the classic Braid bunkering makes club selection difficult for approach shots. Even after a solid drive and precision approach, a

par is not guaranteed as the fast, subtle greens present a challenge to even the best of putters. Hull’s feature hole is the 10th which has seen anything from a one to a 15 recorded over the years. A driveable downhill par 4 with a picturesque pond eating into the right and front of the green make this the ultimate risk and reward hole. Mid-irons off the tee will usually leave only a wedge in, but those taking driver can expect an eagle putt, a watery grave or, worse still, three off the tee with out of bounds hugging the right hand side of the fairway. You could, course, simply admire the beautiful fountains donated by the Seniors Section!

Hull Golf Club Over a Century of Challenges

Visiting Parties and Societies welcome - contact General Manager David Crossley to discuss your requirements


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KP Club Pocklington York, YO42 1UF Telephone: 01759 303090 info@kpclub www.kpclub.co.uk

09. How to Find

KP Club

M62 Junction 38 12.1 miles Come off the A1079 and follow directions to the Kilnwick Percy Golf Club

Facilities

Imagine 18 holes of championship golf set around 120 acres of natural beauty, with the Stunning Yorkshire Wolds as your vista! The KP estates’ rolling terrain adds a challenge to every shot of its 6035 yard par 70, testing every aspect of your game. As soon as you set foot into the Glasshouse you will witness a truly unique golfing experience laid before you, from the welcome and the laid back vibe to your check in and the apres golf celebrations. At KP Club you will leave feeling fantastic and eagerly anticipating your next round...

KP Clubs rapid rise as one of the areas top golfing destinations has seen us become home of ‘The William Hunt Trilby Tour’ an event watched by millions of viewers on Sky Sports TV. Signature Hole The signature hole of the course is the Par 5, 4th hole that measures 605 yards. The fairway is guarded by a huge old oak tree before a tight approach to a well guarded green; the views from this green take in the Vale of York and York Minster itself , quite often playing into the prevailing wind – a hole whereby a par on here really is a fantastic score.

Stylish award winning Clubhouse, Bar, Restaurant and fantastic function room / conference facilities, Luxury Lodges, Astroturf Driving range, Putting Green, Short Game area, Designer Golf Boutique, Club Hire, Cart Hire, Buggy Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6035 • 5842 • 5158 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

416

10

4

347

2

4

370

11

4

283

3

3

94

12

5

460

4

5 594

13

4

308

5

5

451

14

4

350

6

3

186

15

3

157

7

4 378

16

4

346

8

4 375

17

3

157

9

3

18

4

405

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Allerthorpe Park Golf Club Telephone: 01759 306686 www.allerthorpeparkgolfclub.com

Hainsworth Park Golf Club Telephone: 01964 542362 www.hainsworthparkgolfclub.co.uk

Beverley & East Riding Golf Club Telephone: 01482 868757 www.beverleygolfclub.co.uk

Hessle Golf Club Telephone: 01482 306840 www.hessle-golf-club.co.uk

Boothferry Golf Club Telephone: 01430 430364 www.boothferrygolfclub.co.uk

Hornsea Golf Club Telephone: 01964 532020 www.hornseagolfclub.co.uk

Bridlington Golf Club Telephone: 01262 606367 www.bridlingtongolfclub.co.uk

Hull Golf Club (1921) Ltd
 Telephone: 01482 658919 www.hullgolf.com

Bridlington Links Golf & Leisure Estate
 Telephone: 01262 401584 www.bridlington-links.co.uk

KP Club Telephone: 01759 303090 www.kpclub.co.uk

Brough Golf Club Telephone: 01482 667291 www.brough-golfclub.co.uk

Skidby Lakes Golf Club Telephone: 01482 844270 www.skidbylakes.co.uk

Burstwick Country Golf
 Telephone: 01964 670112 www.burstwickcountrygolf.co.uk

Springhead Park Golf Club Telephone: 01482 656309 www.springheadparkgolfclub.co.uk

Cave Castle Golf Course Telephone: 01430 422245 www.cavecastlegolfclub.co.uk

Sutton Park Golf Course
 Telephone: 01482 374242 Website n/a

Cherry Burton Golf Club Telephone: 01964 550924 www.cherryburtongolfclub.co.uk

Withernsea Golf Club
 Telephone: 01964 612258 www.withernseagolfclub.co.uk

Cottingham Parks
 Telephone: 01482 846030 www.cottinghamparks.co.uk Driffield Golf Club
 Telephone: 01377 253116 www.driffieldgolfclub.co.uk Eggborough Golf Club
 Telephone: 01482 817754 Website n/a Flamborough Head Golf Club Telephone: 01262 850333 www.flamboroughheadgolfclub.co.uk Ganstead Park Golf Club Telephone: 01482 817754 www.gansteadpark.co.uk

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South Yorkshire Introduction

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South Yorkshire You could be forgiven for thinking that all South Yorkshire can offer is an industrial history of mining and steel manufacturing. The main towns within this Yorkshire and Humber county did grow around those industries, themselves having huge educational and historical appeal for visitors but, thanks to multi-million pound investment via government initiatives and Heritage Lottery funding, the whole area is buzzing with regeneration and redevelopment, seeing some of its slightly dusty, historical gems being given a good polish and the chance to shine again. 



In addition to firm favourites (Doncaster Railway, Doncaster Racecourse), and those restored to their former glories (Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Weston Park Museum, Wentworth Castle), the area is brimming with new, lively, modern venues offering a variety of entertainment, culture and attractions for more cosmopolitan tourists including: art galleries & exhibitions (Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery), contemporary/traditional music & theatre (Sheffield City Hall, The Leadmill, The Harley), sporting fixtures (Don Valley

Stadium, Hallam FM Arena, The Crucible), and state of the art shopping centres (Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Crystal Peaks) - all of which mean this area is now a firm favourite for those visiting ‘up North’. If you enjoy the outdoors, South Yorkshire is the gateway to the Peak District National Park, Pennine Yorkshire and the Trans Pennine Trail which cuts right across the region. So there is never a shortage of things to see and do in this abundant area of Yorkshire.


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M180

A1(M)

Barnsley

M18 Doncaster

M1 04

Mexborough

Rotheram

01

Sheffield

03

M1

02 Worksop

01. Dore & Totley 02. Lindrick 03. Renishaw 04. Tankersley Park

“If you enjoy the outdoors, South Yorkshire is the gateway to the Peak District National Park, Pennine Yorkshire and the Trans Pennine Trail which cuts right across the region.”

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Dore & Totley Golf Club Bradway Road Sheffield, S17 4QR Telephone: 0114 2369872 dore.totley@btconnect.com www.doreandtotleygolfclub.co.uk

01. How to Find

Dore & Totley

From the M1: At junction 33, take the A630 exit to Sheffield (Central)/ Rotherham. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A630 heading to Sheffield/Catcliffe/B6533. Continue onto A57. Take the A57 exit toward Mosboro’/Ring Rd/A6102. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the ramp to Ring Rd. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Prince Of Wales Rd/A6102. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Greenhill Pkwy/B6054.

Dore and Totley is a private members golf club founded in 1913. Situated in the Sheffield suburb of Bradway its name is derived from a time when the playing of golf in the Sheffield Union was prohibited on a Sunday. A dedicated group of golfers formed the club to continue playing, but named it after the local railway station, trains being the best means of travelling beyond the city limits at this time. The mature parkland course is probably the least undulating, within the Sheffield area, with its subtle features making it an excellent course for golfers of all levels who will need to play well to achieve a low score.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we can offer an interesting and challenging round of golf, to players of all levels from novices to professionals, on a course that blends beautifully into the surrounding countryside. We have a total of 23 playable holes giving 2 options of 18 holes dependent on weather conditions and operate an always open policy. May 2005 saw the latest significant development of the course with 5 completely new holes added and the redesign of the remaining holes to give the current yardage of 6763 yards (white tees) and a par of 72. We welcome golf societies of all sizes.

We accept two for one vouchers. Visiting societies catered for with bespoke packages available. Contact the Professional on 0114 2366844.

Facilities Bar, Lounge, Restaurant, Snooker Table, Practice Ground, Bunkers and Chipping Areas, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6763 • 6460 • 5692 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

495

10

4

324

2

4

417

11

4

453

3

3

131

12

4

372

4

5

468

13

4

373

5

3

154

14

4

412

6

4

413

15

4

378

7

4 333

16

3

124

8

4

372

17

4

339

9

5 488

18

4

414


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Lindrick Golf Club Lindrick Common Worksop, S81 8BH Telephone: 01909 475820 info@lindrickgolfclub.co.uk www.lindrickgolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find

Lindrick

M1 (From North or South) - Leave M1 by exit 31 - signposted WORKSOP A57. At roundabout take road signposted A57 WORKSOP. After 5½ miles turn right into Clubhouse drive (Opposite brick bus shelter)

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire. Lessons, Pro Shop

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying Course

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6606 • 6486 • 6270 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

402

10

4

363

2

4

364

11

3

154

3

3

165

12

4

347

4

5 478

13

4

413

5

4

431

14

5

528

6

3

140

15

4

349

7

4 439

16

5

469

8

4

316

17

4

391

9

4

436

18

3

192

Lindrick is considered one of Britain’s finest inland courses - but it is unusual in that it finishes with a par three, albeit a great one. Lindrick is always remembered because it was there that Great Britain and Ireland beat the USA to win the 1957 Ryder Cup after a gap of 24 years. The Cup remained firmly in the grasp of the USA after that until 1985 when Europe won at the Belfry.

(some of which are very rare) can be seen around the course. The colour continues throughout the Summer and Autumn.

Lindrick has a mixed heathland and moorland with silver birch, heather and gorse lining the fairways. In 1998 Lindrick were winners of the National Award. In the spring when the gorse is in bloom, a plethora of wild flowers

Signature Holes: The 478 par five fourth is memorable with a downhill drive and a blind approach to a hidden green, while the 210 yard 18th is featured in the 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes book.

Thanks to its enviable year-round fantastic condition, Lindrick is a course that is always playable no matter what the weather. Lindrick will certainly provide an excellent challenge for the visiting golfer, regardless of handicap.

Lindrick Golf Club Host to the 1957 Ryder Cup and the Curtis Cup in 1960. During the 1960s and 1970s Lindrick Golf Club hosted many professional events including the Dunlop Masters, the Martini International and, more recently, the Weetabix Ladies British Open Championship in 1988. Lindrick has hosted prestigious Amateur and county events including the British Youths’ Open Amateur championship; the Amateur match between England and Spain in 1991, its centenary year, and again in 2003. In 2001 the Club hosted the English Open Mid-Amateur Championship and in 2003 the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship respectively.

Visit our website at www.lindrickgolfclub.co.uk for the latest offers


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Renishaw Park Golf Club Mill Lane, Renishaw Sheffield, S21 3UZ Telephone: 01246 432044 secretary@renishawparkgolf.co.uk www.renishawparkgolf.co.uk

03. How to Find

Renishaw PARK

Seven Miles south-east of Sheffield.
The Club is located approximately 2 miles from M1 junction 30 on the A6135 towards Sheffield.

A round of golf at Renishaw Park is definitely a game of two halves. From the Clubhouse there is a short walk across a footbridge over the railway and the A6135 to the 1st tee of the par 71, 6134 yard parkland course set adjacent to Renishaw Hall, which is the backdrop for the front 9 holes. Crossing back over the road there is the back 9 holes, set between the A6135 and the river Rother. The first nine, with its six par 4’s and three par 3’s is rolling parkland where use of the driver requires good accuracy. Second shots to most par 4’s need to be carefully placed especially on the 3rd and 6th where pin positions can be very

tricky. The hole you will always remember is the 9th with its uphill narrow fairway cut across the side of the hill with mature trees on both sides. The second nine is flat and more open with four par 5’s, two par 3’s and three par 4’s. Use of the driver is a must on the longer holes but beware the rough if you stray too far out of line! The par 3 17th is an interesting hole, only 123 yards off the white markers, but shooting to a raised green with bunkers on both sides and a narrow gap between trees. Renishaw Park has been well known for a number of years now for the quality of its greens which are fast and true, some of the best in the area.

Facilities Bars, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Pro Shop, Video Tuition, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6134 • 5813 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

297

10

5

514

2

3

177

11

5

516

3

4

440

12

4

335

4

4

363

13

3

198

5

3

148

14

4

334

6

4

433

15

5

494

7

4

390

16

5

528

8

3

140

17

3

123

9

4

324

18

4

378

Please see website for offers www.renishawparkgolf.co.uk


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Tankersley Park Golf Club Park Lane, High Green Sheffield, S35 4LG Telephone: 0114 2468247
 secretary@tpgc.freeserve.co.uk www.tankersleyparkgolfclub.org.uk

04. How to Find

Tankersley PARK

Tankersley Park Golf Club is next to the M1 motorway between junction 36 and 35A

 From the North M1 take exit 36 and follow signs for A61 to Sheffield. At the next roundabout turn left and the entrance to TPGC is half a mile on the left opposite the BRAUN factory and is signposted. If you miss junction 36, take the next exit at junction 35 and turn back northwards on the M1 to junction 35A.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6244 • 6075 • 5338 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

408

10

4

358

2

4

350

11

4

362

3

3

166

12

3

166

4

5

526

13

4

355

5

4 383

14

4

382

6

4

320

15

4

327

7

4

426

16

4

374

8

4 455

17

4

314

9

3

18

4

430

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Tankersley Park Golf Club’s fine parkland course was designed by legendary golf course architect Martin Hawtree, the mastermind behind some of the most famous courses in the world. It opened for business in 1907 and has hardly looked back. Today, it enjoys an active membership who eagerly and amiably welcomes visitors who come to play their challenging course, found just outside Sheffield in High Green An eighteen-hole course, it stretches over 6244 yards of fabulous Yorkshire countryside for which it offers a par and standard scratch score of 70. If you are to challenge that score though,

Special Offer – Saturday and Sunday after 3:00pm, 4 x Ball for £88. Visiting Parties Welcome

there are plenty of hazards and testing holes you must overcome along the way. Enjoy! The course, is meticulously maintained and a fair but tough test for the club golfer. Signature Hole: 18th - Mark Roe described this hole as the best finishing hole in Yorkshire.


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South Yorkshire Directory

Abbeydale Telephone: 0114 236 0763 www.abbeydalegolfclub.co.uk

High Melton Telephone: 01302 553715 www.highmeltongolf.co.uk

Sheffield Transport Telephone: 0114 2373216 Website n/a

Barnsley Telephone: 01226 382856 www.barnsleygolfclub.co.uk

Hillsborough Telephone: 0114 229 4100 www.hillsboroughgolfclub.co.uk

Silkstone Telephone: 01226 790128 www.silkstone-golf-club.co.uk

Bawtry Telephone: 01302 711409 www.bawtrygolfclub.co.uk

Kingswood Telephone: 01405 741343 www.kingswoodgolfcentre.co.uk

Sitwell Park Telephone: 01709 541046 www.sitwellgolf.co.uk

Beauchief Telephone: 0114 236 7274 www.beauchiefgolfcourse.co.uk

Lees Hall Telephone: 0114 250 7868 www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk

Stocksbridge & District Telephone: 0114 2882779 www.stocksbridgegolfclub.co.uk

Birch Hall Telephone: 01246 291979 Website n/a

Lindrick Telephone: 01909 475820 www.lindrickgolfclub.co.uk

Styrrup Hall Telephone: 01302 751112 www.styrrupgolf.co.uk

Birley Wood Telephone: 0114 264 7262 www.birleywoodgolfcourse.co.uk

Misterton Golf Telephone: 01427 891511 www.mistertongolf.co.uk

Tankersley Park Telephone: 0114 245 5583 www.tankersleyparkgolfclub.org.uk

Concord Park Telephone: 0114 257 7378 Website n/a

Owston Hall Telephone: 01302 722231 www.owstonhall.com

Thorne Telephone: 01405 812084 www.thornegolf.co.uk

Crookhill Park Telephone: 01709 862979 www.crookhillpark.co.uk

Owston Park Telephone: 01302 330821 www.owstonparkgolfcourse.co.uk

Thornhurst Park Telephone: 01302 337799 Website n/a

Doncaster Telephone: 01302 865632 www.doncastergolfclub.co.uk

Phoenix Telephone: 01709 382624 www.phoenixgolfclub.co.uk

Tinsley Park Telephone: 0114 2448974 www.tinsleyparkgolfcourse.co.uk

Doncaster Town Moor Telephone: 01302 535286 doncastertownmoorgolfclub.co.uk

Renishaw Park Telephone: 01246 435 484 www.renishawparkgolf.co.uk

Waterfront Telephone: 01709 877616 www.waterfrontgolf.co.uk

Dore & Totley Telephone: 0114 236 6844 www.doreandtotleygolf.co.uk

Rother Valley Telephone: 0114 247 3000 www.jackbarker.com

Wath Telephone: 01709 878609 www.wathgolfclub.co.uk

Grange Park Telephone: 01709 559497 Website n/a

Rotherham Telephone: 01709 859517 www.rotherhamgolfclub.com

Wheatley Telephone: 01302 831655 www.wheatleygolfclub.co.uk

Hallamshire Telephone: 0114 2305222 www.hallamshiregolfclub.co.uk

Roundwood, Telephone: 01709 826061 www.roundwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Wombwell Hillies Telephone: 01226 754433 Website n/a

Hallowes Telephone: 01246 410394 www.hallowesgolfclub.org

Sandhill Telephone: 01226 753444 www.sandhillgolfclub.co.uk

Wortley Telephone: 0114 2888469 www.wortleygolfclub.co.uk

Hickleton Telephone: 01709 896081 www.hickletongolfclub.co.uk

Serlby Park Telephone: 01777 818268 Website n/a


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North East North East England is one of the nine official regions of England. Covering Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Teesside. Northumberland is the Northernmost of the English counties, separated from Scotland by the Cheviot Hills and the Tweed River and borders on the North Sea. The terrain is level along the wild, rugged coastline and hilly in the interior, where high moor lands alternate with fertile valleys. Hadrian’s Wall is probably the most notable feature; built in Roman times.

in County Durham. At the heart of this county lies Durham City; small enough to enjoy on foot yet so exceptional that its castle and cathedral are designated a World Heritage Site. Much of the West of the County, including Teesdale, Weardale and the Derwent Valley, is included in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is perfect country for walking, cycling, riding, wildlife-watching and exploring the many charming villages and towns.

The area suffered severely during the border wars between England and Scotland. The legacy of the Border wars of the 14th-16th centuries have resulted in Northumberland having more castles to explore than any other English county.

Tyne & Wear is an area with bustling towns and cities; encompassing Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, and Sunderland. The diversity of the area and rich warmth of the people make for a fusion of attractions and appeal.

From the North Pennines in the West to the North Sea Coast in the East, there are attractions and delights to suit all tastes

Newcastle can boast three large shopping centres, many fascinating museums as well as cinemas, theatres presenting a vast

range of entertainment, sport and leisure centres, art-centres and a rich variety of clubs, restaurants, bistros and coffee shops catering for all tastes, pubs and bars all selling the local brew Newcastle Brown Ale and everything else you could could wish for. Teeside is an area now more familiarly known as the Tees Valley; stretching the salmon rich reaches of the upper Tees to the coastal beauty and character laden sea ports. The maritime history and industrial heritage are very much in evidence throughout this area. Teesside offers the opportunity for a country ramble over an endless expanse of moorland, the thrill of sandy beaches and towering cliffs as well as the pleasure of a successful days shopping and fine dining at a chic urban restaurant. From quaint fishing ports, beautiful countryside and cosmopolitan city life, this area has it all.


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01. Bishop Auckland 02. Blyth 03. Brancepeth Castle 04. Burgham Park 05. Close House 06. George Washington 07. Goswick 08. Longhirst Hall 09. MacDonald Linden Hall 10. Matfen Hall 11. Morpeth 12. Northumberland 13. Tyneside 14. Stocksfield 15. Whickham 16. Wynyard

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Northumberland

A1 09 04 11

08

A696

02

A68

A69

11

12

10 05 14

Tyne & Wear

Newcastle

13 15

06

Sunderland A19

Durham A68

03

A1(M)

Hartlepool

01 16 A688

County Durham A66

Darlington Teesside

“This is perfect country for walking, cycling, riding, wildlife-watching and exploring the many charming villages and towns. �

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Bishop Auckland Golf Club High Plains, Durham Road Bishop Auckland, Co.Durham, DL14 8DL Telephone: 01388 661618 enquiries@bagc.co.uk www.bagc.co.uk

Bishop Auckland

01. How to Find

Situated in the Land of the Prince Bishops, with views of the picturesque Wear Valley, it is easy to see why Bishop Auckland Golf Club is considered one of the treasures in County Durham. Founded in 1894 on land owned by the Church Commission, the parkland course has retained much of its original character whilst being modified to keep up with the demands of modern golf. The course has some of the best fairways you could wish to play from, with the rough, tough enough to punish a wayward shot without losing your ball. The greens are fine and true, together with the 7th hole, which has figured

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in many a magazine and in the best holes in the North of England. It is a beautiful parkland course sporting many challenging holes and the finest fairways in the County. Whether you have a single figure handicap or are just taking up the game you will enjoy a round here. The clubhouse was rebuilt in the 1990’s and enjoys spectacular views across the Wear Valley. It is well worth taking time to enjoy a coffee prior to playing, or a beer once you have finished. With the guarantee of a warm welcome and the superb dining facilities, with food to suit most palates, we are sure you will have an enjoyable and memorable visit.

From the South: Travel north on the A1 / A1 (M). Leave at junction 58 (A68) and follow signs for Bishop Auckland. At first roundabout take the right fork on A6072, by-passing Shildon, crossing four roundabouts until you come to a roundabout at Romanway Industrial Estate (large pub on left just before roundabout). Turn right. At next roundabout take right turn onto Bishop Auckland by-pass (A688) towards Spennymoor/Durham. Go straight over next two roundabouts. 50 yards after this second, new roundabout take left turn (houses on left) and go to the top of the road. Turn left onto Durham Road. Entrance to the Golf Club is about 500 yards on the right. Facilities Bar, Lounge, Practice Ground, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6504 • 6257 • 5533 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

285

10

3

188

2

5

557

11

5

500

3

5 538

12

3

220

4

5

530

13

4

442

5

3

211

14

4

385

6

4

376

15

4

401

7

3

162

16

4

372

8

3

179

17

4

388

9

5 493

18

4

277


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Blyth Golf Club New Delaval, Blyth Northumberland, NE24 4DB Telephone: 01670 540110 clubmanager@blythgolf.co.uk www.blythgolf.co.uk

02. How to Find

Blyth

Get onto the A189 (Northumberland Spine Rd) at the intersection with the A19. Turn off at the Junction signposted for Blyth Beach with a brown tourist sign. Follow the brown signs for the beach until you see the brown signs for the golf course.

Facilities Bar, restaurant, putting green, practice area, buggy hire, golf shop, golf lessons (video analysis)

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6750 • 6472 • 5545 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

163

10

4

377

2

5

536

11

4

429

3

4

416

12

4

419

4

5 557

13

4

371

5

4

424

14

4

424

6

3

168

15

3

179

7

4

346

16

4

347

8

5

509

17

4

393

9

3

183

18

5

509

Play Blyth and you’ll realise that there are some things in life that are still great value for money. Pound for pound the 6,400 yard 18 hole course on the outskirts of the seaport town in Northumberland has got to be the best days sport you’ll find for your hard earned cash. Developed on land where once stood a Pit Head and its entire mining community, Blyth has matured and developed into a tree lined parkland course with a par of 72- but don’t be fooled by its gently undulating character. Its first six holes are a test for any golfer and negotiate them without dropping too many shots and you can be set up for a good score.

But beware – there are some cunning water hazards on 9, 12, 13, and 14 that demand a strong nerve and a sure stroke. They don’t call the 13th “Sinkers” for nothing! Superb greens – many say the best in the county – will make your round one of the most pleasurable you’ll play in many a day. Following your round at Blyth Golf Club, please visit our friendly clubhouse where you will be looked after by our Steward, David Curry, ex European Tour Professional, Walker Cup Player and British Amateur Champion.

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£11.00 £20.00 £15.00 £28.00 £5.00

2 For 1 Vouchers. Note: all two for vouchers are charged at day ticket rate midweek or weekends.


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Brancepeth Castle Golf Club Limited The Club House, Brancepeth Co. Durham, DH7 8EA

Brancepeth Castle

Telephone: 0191 378 0075 enquiries@brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk

03. How to Find From the A1 (M): At junction 60, take the A689 exit to Bishop Auckland/Hartlepool. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A689 heading to Bishop Auckland. At Rushyford, take the 4th exit onto A167. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit. Continue straight onto A167. Turn left at Browney Ln/ B6300. Turn left to stay on Browney Ln/B6300. Turn left at N View/A690. Turn left, Turn right, Turn left.

Designed by the world famous architect Harry Colt in 1924 and laid out on what was Brancepeth Castle Deer Park, the stables and coach house being converted into the clubhouse. Harry Colt was involved in designing or redesigning over 300 courses around the world, including Moor Park, Wentworth and Pine Valley (NJ). Brancepeth is a beautiful parkland course of 6400 yards SSS70 offering a great variation of holes. The deep ravine cutting through the course, provides some challenging tee shots. We are pleased to have been recognised as one of the top 100 courses in Britain and

Ireland and one of the finest in the North East. The club has played host to the final of the English County Championships and the English Northern Ladies Amateur Championships. Hole 9, Par 3. This is the signature hole of Brancepeth Castle Golf Course. Like the 2nd, the green at the 9th was cut out of the hillside. The tee shot of about 200 yards is played along the length of a narrow green which slopes away from the tee. Having hit what is a very difficult target the player may be faced with a downhill putt on a green which is incredibly fast. Once described by an American golf magazine as the hardest 9th hole in the world.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Area, Buggies, Trolley Hire, Reception and Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6400 • 6234 • 6169 • 5559 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

333

10

3

190

2

3

135

11

4

437

3

4

450

12

5

509

4

4

386

13

4

406

5

3

218

14

4

325

6

5

547

15

3

157

7

4

386

16

5

484

8

4

331

17

4

385

9

3

202

18

4

353

Winter Green Fees

Leonard Crawley Medal

Mondays - £15 or 4 ball for £50 Tuesday to Friday - £18 or 4 ball £60 Weekends - £27

Premier 36 hole Amateur Scratch Event Saturday 15th September 2012

These prices are per round & daily rates are also available on weekdays

Entry forms available from the Club website

Special rates for larger visiting parties

www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk


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Burgham Park Golf and Leisure Club Burgham Park, Nr Felton, Morpeth Northumberland, NE65 9QP Telephone: 01670 787 898 info@burghampark.co.uk www.burghampark.co.uk

04. How to Find

Burgham Park

6 miles north of Morpeth just off A1 on ‘C’ road linking A1 and Longhorsley Village

Host of the PGA North Region Championship 2006 to 2008. Burgham Park is a championship parkland course located in the lovely Northumberland countryside, 20 minutes from Newcastle and just a few miles north of Morpeth, just off the A1.

Facilities 2 Bars, Restaurant, Meeting Room, Putting Green, Practice Range, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Club Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7065 (71) • 6804 • 6403 • 5793 (74) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

399

10

3

162

2

3

150

11

4

403

3

4 399

12

5

497

4

5

511

13

4

425

5

4

411

14

4

441

6

5

477

15

4

412

7

3

171

16

5

486

8

4

404

17

3

172

9

4

421

18

4

463

Former Ryder Cup captain Mark James was part of the design team that developed the course in 1994, which has been constantly improved over the years. Since 2001 the course has been under the ownership of Irish businessmen, John Fallon and William Kiely. Their long term commitment to the course has been evidenced by the ongoing ten year improvement plan.

It has panoramic views of Simonside hills to the West and the coast to the East. The course in beautiful rolling countryside provides a challenging round for all abilities, playing off the championship tees measuring 7065 yards, the medal tees at 6804 yards and the leisure tees at 6403 yards. The maturing parklands with water hazards, is both beautiful and tranquil and includes some of the finest greens in the region. Our signature hole is the par 4, 18th. At 463 yds off the white tees an accurate drive is essential to avoid the ditch which runs down and across the fairway. The second is a downhill shot to a two tier green well guarded by bunkers.

Golf Society Winter Packages 1st November 2011 to 31st march 2012 Golf only £15. Golf and 1 course meal afterwards only £20. Anyday of the week. No winter greens.


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Close House Hotel Heddon on the Wall Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0HT Telephone: 01661 852255 events@closehouse.co.uk www.closehouse.co.uk

Facilities

Close House

Hotel, Bars, Restaurant, Meeting/ Function Rooms, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Lessons The Academy facilities include: 10 indoor bays fitted with powertee, 10 outdoor bays with 4th generation astroturf, Specialist short game area, Custom fit Suite, Video Teaching Suite, Café Driving Range opening hours 8amDark (last balls dispensed at dusk)

Visit Close House Hotel and you will discover something a little different, something sophisticated, something exceptional. An elegant and beautifully restored 18th Century Mansion, set in stunning Tynedale countryside. Fine food, luxurious accommodation, elegant interiors and a very warm welcome will make your experience unforgettable. An experience that will have you coming back for more. With the purchase of an additional 170 acres of land, Close House has initiated the construction of the Championship Colt Course which is due to open in Spring 2011. The name of the course is a joint celebration of the equine

theme of Close House and the style of the intended design. Our golf course architects, Turner Macpherson Golf Design, intend the golf course to be complimentary and sympathetic to the historic setting of Close House. They have designed the course in the style of the great English golf course architect Harry Colt, responsible for Wentworth, St George’s Hill, Swinley Forest and Stoke Park Club to name but a few. The Colt Course is set to bring the same standard and quality of these golf courses to the North East. Great time and energy has been spent routing the championship Colt Course around the grounds of Close House

The Colt Course 18 holes, Par 71 • 6813 • 6308 • 5825 • 4751 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

375 355 327 199 341 383 466 437 185

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

471 373 184 423 157 353 412 504 363

4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3

Whether you are grabbing a quick bite after a round of golf, enjoying dinner in No.19 or a light lunch on the terrace, you can relax in stunning surroundings in the heart of Northumberland Countryside.

5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4


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From the West: Driving East towards Newcastle leave A69 at exit marked Horsley (B6528). Go through the village of Horsley and remain on the B6528 for 3 miles until you see signs for Close House on the left. Drive down the lane on the right, following the signs for Close House.

Close House

From the South: From the A1/A69 roundabout to Close House is approximately 7 miles. Follow the A69 west for 4 miles until the junction marked Heddon on the Wall B6528. Go through Heddon on the Wall and continue on the B6528 for 2 miles until you see Close House signed on the left hand side. Follow the signs from then on.

Sat Nav Coordinates: When traveling to the hotel using SAT NAV the postcode to use is NE41 8BL

so members and visitors will get to see and engage with the great and historic features of the site including the stone walls, the ancient monuments, the woodlands and the Ice Lake. The course measures 6813 yards with a par of 71 from the back tees, but the essence and focus of the design is fun for all levels of golfers.

The Filly Course 18 holes, Par 70 • 5956 • 5685 • 5272 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

386 347 157 405 160 361 340 156 478

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

424 526 437 401 387 262 278 300 151

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 5

4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3

The superb 18-hole Filly Golf Course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate and provides stunning views of the River Tyne and surrounding area. Rebuilt in 2006 with the addition of extra land, the undulating USGA specification greens and narrow fairways are sure to provide a real test for your putting

The North East’s most advanced driving range and custom fit centre. Facilities include a 10 indoor bays all fitted with powertees, 10 outdoor bays, a short game area, teaching suite with GASP Lab system, custom fit suite fitted with Flight scope and SAM Putt Lab.

skills and, now standing at 6,000 yards, off the tee, accuracy is paramount for good scoring. The Golf Academy and driving range at Close House is one of a kind, and is open for all golfers to enjoy. From beginners to European Tour Professionals the equipment and facilities provide state of the art training and club fitting for everyone. The café provides a relaxing facility for golfers and non-golfers to relax and enjoy some local snacks including scotch pies and homemade muffins while reading the paper or watching the latest sport on the large screen TV.


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Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth Washington, NE37 1PH

George WashingtoN

Telephone: 0191 417 8346 reservations@georgewashington.co.uk www.georgewashington.co.uk

06. How to Find Located just 5 minutes off the A1 via the A194 and a 10 minute drive to both Newcastle and Sunderland centres. From A1 (M) (J65) onto A194 (M). Turn off on A195 sign posted Washington North. Take last exit off roundabout for Washington. Turn right at mini-roundabout. The hotel is .5 mile on the right hand side.

Facilities There aren’t many who can match what’s on offer at the Mercure George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa. A par 73 18 hole championship golf course measuring 6,625 yards off the back tees. With tree lined, wide fairways plus a seven hole par three academy course and 20 bay floodlit driving range. Add to that a newly built golf clubhouse with lounge bar, golf shop, locker and changing facilities, a spacious function room and, if you want to stay over, a 103 bedroom hotel which offers stay and play golf packages.

Signature Hole: Hole 6, Par 4 The start of three tricky par fours. At 352 yards, the big hitters will fancy it but there is loads of trouble with a ditch crossing the fairway at about 280 yards from the back tees so any attempt would have to be all carry and the fairway also narrows appreciably with lots of trees on the left and a stand of trees along the ditch line on the right and there are two front bunkers on what is a two-tier quite long green. Most will settle for a lay up short of the ditch, although there is also a slope to take into consideration, and a second shot of around 150-160 yards.

Winter Warmer Package - £20 Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa

Includes Bowl of Soup & crusty roll, 18 holes golf followed by steak pie and chips. Minimum of 4 people. For our latest societity offers that start from as little as £20 per person please call 0191 417 8346.

Hotel, Spa, Function Room, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, 20 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Golf Academy, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 73 • 6625 • 6276 • 5743 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

488

10

4

376

2

3

228

11

5

492

3

5

502

12

4

370

4

4

396

13

3

194

5

5

512

14

4

405

6

4

352

15

3

153

7

4 385

16

4

373

8

4

369

17

5

494

9

3

174

18

4

362


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Goswick Links Golf Club Beal, Berwick-Upon-Tweed Northumberland, TD15 2RW Telephone: 01289 387256 E-mail: online form www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk

07. How to Find

Goswick LINKS

Situated 5 miles south of Berwick upon Tweed on the coast approx. 3 mils from the main A1 trunk route. Signposted Goswick.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying Course 2008 - 2012

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6803 • 6654 • 6467 • 5576 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

392

10

4

421

2

3

163

11

5

559

3

4 437

12

4

367

4

5 545

13

3

200

5

4

418

14

4

393

6

5

528

15

3

150

7

4 388

16

4

431

8

4

421

17

5

522

9

3

199

18

4

269

Goswick Links Golf Club is undeniably a hidden gem of a golf course. An hour from Newcastle and Edinburgh, and 5 miles South of Berwick upon Tweed, this wonderful links course is now receiving the praise it deserves. Recently lengthened to a demanding 6,800 yards, Goswick has also been elevated to the Open Championship rota until 2013. The course is playable all year round and provides visitors with both excellent value for money as well as a memorable golfing experience. James Braid’s timeless course design is a stern test for the best of golfers, especially when the wind blows.

Goswick Golf Club Play great links golf at the only Open Championship Qualifying Course in the North East of England. Goswick Golf Club, Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2RW 01289 387256 Email: adoffers@btconnect.com www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk

Golfers spirits will also be uplifted by the stunning Northumbrian coastal views, the course being set in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Signature Hole: The 15th: “Bide-A-Wee” Par 3, 150 yards An elevated tee allows great coastal views, and demands a well struck iron into the wind to a bowl shaped green. With bunkers to the front, left and right and a tricky grassy depression at the back, club selection is critical.


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Longhirst Hall Golf Course Longhirst, Morpeth Northumberland, NE61 3LL Telephone: 01670 791562 enquiries@longhirstgolf.co.uk www.longhirstgolf.co.uk

08. How to Find

Longhirst Hall

From the A1: Take the A197 exit towards Morpeth. Slight right at A197. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right at Bridge St/A197. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Damside/ A197. Continue to follow A197. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B1337. Turn left to Golf Club.

Longhirst golf, known for having a beautiful relaxed setting, has an alluring layout with nice country views and undulating greens that add character to the golf courses. Scenic lakes, elevated tees and well placed bunkers provide interesting features that contribute to its excitement. Course conditions are known for being some of the best in Northumberland. Longhirst Hall Golf Course was opened in June 1997. This layout now plays as The Old Course, with full spec winter greens if required. It has been skilfully modelled to provide some of the most stunning holes in the country. On the fascinating 17th, for example, you drive

downhill past two lakes before aiming for a narrow green flanked by a pond on either side. The Lakes Course is a true test of accuracy. Tight fairways and an abundance of water make it a test for even the best golfers. A thoughtful progression around the course is required. The par 3, 6th and the par 4, 17th are truly stunning holes that have to be played to be believed. The Dawson Course is a more relaxing round of golf but can still give a bite if you’re not on your game. Wider fairways and large greens are more forgiving. Lakes and water feature in abundance again.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Driving Range, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons

Course Information The Old Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 7160 • 6572 • 6398 • 6005 • 5712 The Lakes Course 18 holes, Par 70 • 6562 • 6101 • 5643 • 5237 • 5076 The Dawson Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 7153 • 6713 • 6446 • 6002 • 5740

Two superb layouts ideal for visiting parties, societies, corporate and charity days.

A must play is The Lakes Course as featured on the Euro Pro tour 2010 and 2011.


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Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club Longhorsley, Morpeth Northumberland, NE65 8XF

MacDonald Linden Hall

Telephone: 01670 500011 golfdir.lindenhall@macdonald-hotel.co.uk www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

09. How to Find By Road from South: A1 North bound (Gateshead, Newcastle). Continue forward on A1. Branch left (signposted Coldstream) and merge onto A697. Continue forward onto A697, entering Longhorsley. 1 mile past Longhorsley, turn right into Linden Hall By Road from North: A1 South bound 9 miles south of Alnwick, take the road sign posted Longhorsley. Arrive at Longhorsley and turn right at the T Junction (A697). Continue forward on A697 for 1 mile and turn right into Linden Hall Facilities Hotel, Spa, Linden Tree Pub, Spikes Bar, Restaurants, Conferencing, Weddings, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Golf Schools, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6675 • 6405 • 5900 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

163

10

4

377

2

5

536

11

4

429

3

4

416

12

4

419

4

5 557

13

4

371

5

4

424

14

4

424

6

3

168

15

3

179

7

4

346

16

4

347

8

5

509

17

4

393

9

3

183

18

5

509

Nestled in a 450-acre estate at the heart of the Northumberland countryside, the golf course at Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club is one of the area’s finest. Set against a backdrop of the North Sea and surrounded by mature woodlands, the course boasts a unique and picturesque location. Designed by seasoned professional, Jonathan Gaunt, the Par 72 parkland course was built to complement the surrounding countryside. Wide undulating USGA greens and memorable Par 3 shots make Linden Hall a truly enjoyable challenge for golfers at every level.

Ideal for a golf break, corporate golf day or just a day out with friends, our extensive golf course provides a friendly environment to enjoy a great golfing experience, enhanced further by the luxury facilities of the Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel. Golf Tuition: The Golf Instruction here is delivered by PGA Advanced Professional Gordon Morrison. A qualified Professional since 1996 he has acted as a PGA Training Consultant since 2003. Currently studying for a Masters degree in Sports Psychology at Northumbria University he teaches Golfers from beginner level to aspiring Tour players.


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Matfen Hall Hotel.Golf & Spa Matfen Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE20 0RH Telephone: 01661 886400 golfshop@matfenhall.com www.matfenhall.com

10. How to Find

MATFEN Hall

If heading north or south on the A1 take the A69 signposted Hexham and Carlisle. Exit the A69 at Heddon on the Wall and pick up the B6318, just before the Three Tuns public house, heading west towards Chollerford. Continue on the B6318 for seven miles, the turning to Matfen is on the right.

Set in 300 acres of mature parkland with established burns and woodland, Matfen Hall’s 27 hole course is a rated as one of the finest in the region. The course is an enjoyable test for players of all abilities and incorporates challenging features from the dry stone ‘ha-ha’ to the fast flowing river Pont. Although the course is easily walked, buggies are available for hire during the main season. Visitors to the area are welcome to hire clubs and a trolley. Boasting a covered driving range and putting green, members and guests are

invited to brush-up on their technique before a game or simply enjoy these facilities throughout the year. Matfen’s high quality nine hole par three course is ideal for the less experienced player. Signature Holes The picturesque and fast flowing River Pont comes into play at several holes including the 14th, one of many strong par fours. The dog-legged 16th is the pick of the par fives, but Matfen’s signature hole is surely the long par three 17th with its narrow green sited teasingly just over the river.

Facilities Hotel, Spa, Conference Facilities, 27 Hole Championship Course, 9 Hole Par 3 Course, Bar, Restaurant, Covered Driving Range, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information Douglas 9 holes, Par 36 • 3339 • 3164 • 2749 Standing Stone 9 holes, Par 36 • 3361 • 3191 • 2820 (37) Dewlaw 9 holes, Par 36 • 3357 • 3023 • 2745 (37)

Our winter golf offers are available from 1st November 2010 until 31st March 2011. Summer Greens are played at every opportunity subject to adverse weather conditions. Limited offers - Non members always welcome. Pre-book now to guarantee preferred dates at the Pro-Shop: 01661 886 400.


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Morpeth Golf Club Loansdean, Morpeth, Newcastle-UponTyne, Northumberland, NE61 2BT Telephone: 01670 504942 terry@morpethgolf.co.uk www.morpethgolf.co.uk

11. How to Find

Morpeth

From the North: Travelling south on the A1 take the Morpeth slip road (A192). Continue into the town centre, across one set of lights, left at the mini roundabout and right at the second mini roundabout. Travel across the bridge and up the hill to a roundabout. Take the 3rd (right) exit. The course is approx’ half a mile on the right. From the South: Travelling north on the A1, take the Morpeth slip road ( A197). Travel approximately two miles and the course is on your left.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 2 Function Rooms, Games Room with 2 Snooker Tables, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6123 • 5872 • 5638 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

252

10

5

568

2

4

433

11

4

373

3

5

521

12

4

346

4

3

181

13

4

304

5

4

450

14

3

181

6

5

498

15

4

315

7

4 353

16

4

275

8

3

146

17

3

142

9

4 393

18

4

392

Morpeth Golf Club, founded in 1906, is a private members club of approximately 950 playing and social members. Situated just 15 miles north of Newcastle, our course is one of the North East’s gems. Back in 1906 when the club was formed, the gentlemen of Morpeth initially played their golf on a field at Tranwell before moving to the club’s present location on the outskirts of the town. The course was designed by six times Open champion Harry Vardon and offers you a golfing experience that is as picturesque as it is challenging. The 18 hole parkland course set in about 130 acres of undulating Northumberland

Morpeth Golf Club Where golfers matter & tradition counts

VISITING PARTIES WELCOMED, SOCIETY PACKAGES START FROM £24.50 Introductory Membership Scheme available at £150 Intermediate rates for 22 to 30 year olds.

countryside is often used for national and county events. Local golf journalist Paul Corney in a recent review called the course “Magnificent Morpeth” and stated “It is quite understandable why Morpeth continues to be selected to host both national and county events- it’s just a cracking golf course”. Signature Hole: Hole 3, Par 5, ‘Gully’, 521 yards, Normally played into the wind this is a great three shot hole. A good drive onto a sloping fairway is required to set up a second shot uphill across a gully. The third shot should be a short iron to a back to front sloping green, but distance control is key.


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The Northumberland Golf Club
 High Gosforth Park Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE3 5HT Telephone: 0191 236 2498 sec@thengc.co.uk www.thengc.co.uk

NortHumberland

12. How to Find 15 mins from Newcastle City Centre and the Airport, just off the B1318 inside Gosforth Park itself. Joining the A1 (Newcastle western by-pass) and look for Gosforth Park Racecourse symbols. Enter the Racecourse drive from the B1318 and the club entrance is about 50 yards down that drive on the right hand side.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Card Room, Sun Lounge, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Pro Shop The Northumberland Golf Club is a members’ club situated in the pleasant surroundings of Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne close to the A1. Take the opportunity to play one of the courses selected to be a Regional Qualifier for the Open Championship from 2013. It comprises a 6,683 yard challenge designed by Harry Colt and James Braid. All 18 holes are of a level, heathland nature with the firm, fast greens a particular feature, all strategically protected by bunkers. It has a much deserved reputation as a course of exceptional quality and is regarded as one of the finest in the North of England. Gosforth

Park and its Nature Reserve surround the course. Deer are spotted regularly and other wildlife adds to its attraction. The Northumberland Golf Club is proud to have hosted many major events, both professional and amateur. These include the Dunlop Masters, the English Amateur championship, the British Youths Championship, The Commonwealth Ladies Tournament and most recently (in 2004) the English Boys Open Strokeplay Championship. The club has ambitious plans to return the course to its original Colt Design with its natural heathland grasses, and visiting golfers are warmly welcomed here throughout the year.

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying Course from 2013-2017

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6687 • 6325 • 5852 (75) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

309

10

3

148

2

4

433

11

4

374

3

5 484

12

4

365

4

5 449

13

4

449

5

3

174

14

3

139

6

4

392

15

5

478

7

3

161

16

4

424

8

4

307

17

4

355

9

5

504

18

4

380

Telephone: 0191 236 2498 · sec@thengc.co.uk · www.thengc.co.uk


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Tyneside Golf Club Westfield Lane, Ryton, Tyne & Wear, NE40 3QE Club Manager: Alastair Greenfield Telephone: 0191 413 2742 secretary@tynesidegolfclub.co.uk www.tynesidegolfclub.co.uk

13. How to Find

Tyneside

Seven miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne, off B6317 in Ryton village.

Tyneside Golf Club is the oldest inland club in the North East of England; formed in 1879 and still regarded as among the finest parkland courses in the region. It’s not only our history that we are proud of. We boast a challenging though enjoyable 18 hole layout which is renowned for the quality of its greens and which resists the elements remarkably well. Perched on the “Falls” of old Ryton Village, our club is tucked away in peaceful surroundings, a short drive from Newcastle City Centre and Newcastle International Airport. Our somewhat “secret” location has not prevented the club’s reputation spreading far beyond the banks of the River Tyne.

Our course is one of the most highly rated in the North East of England. This is not only because of its layout and condition, but also because it drains so freely and is available for play when other courses have to close. The course also winters remarkably well and we rarely use temporary greens. Hole 13, “The Coffin”, Par 4, 410 yards The signature hole of the course. A good drive to the left half of the fairway leaves a difficult second shot (as the bottom of the flag is not always visible) to the coffin shaped green that is well guarded on the left side by a number of bunkers. A par is an excellent result on this hole.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Club Fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6103 • 5851 • 5504 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

351

10

5

490

2

4

468

11

4

355

3

4 387

12

3

172

4

4 389

13

4

410

5

4 395

14

4

305

6

3

195

15

4

281

7

5

521

16

3

120

8

4 343

17

4

382

9

3

18

4

387

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£1 JOINING FEE ON MEMBERSHIP £150 for three months membership with the opportunity to take full membership after this period Societies and visitors are assured of a warm welcome


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Stocksfield Golf Club New Ridley Road, Stocksfield Northumberland, NE43 7RE Telephone: 01661 843041
 info@sgcgolf.co.uk www.stocksfieldgolfclub.co.uk

14. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire, Mizuno Custom Fit Centre, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5991 • 5611 (69) • 5400 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

344

10

3

190

2

4

370

11

4

416

3

3

190

12

4

354

4

4

302

13

5

474

5

4

336

14

3

169

6

4

316

15

4

353

7

4

366

16

4

354

8

4 394

17

4

426

9

5

18

3

136

501

Stocksfield

By road from North and South A1: Exit at A69 follow signs for Hexham 8 – 10 miles. At Brocksbushes roundabout take 1st exit onto A68 after a mile take 1st exit at Broomhaugh roundabout onto A695.Continue through Stocksfield approximately 3 miles, turn right onto New Ridley Road, Golf Club 1 ½ miles on Left Hand side.

Established in 1913, the Stocksfield golf club offers a course neatly tucked away in natural woodland with marvellous views of the Tyne Valley. This idyllic setting - only 30 minutes drive from Newcastle - makes the perfect setting for this golf course, a challenging, eighteen-hole, par 70 beauty. It combines tricky par 3s and tough par 4s to create a truly testing round. It is often said that Stocksfield is two courses in one. The first half is all played in fairways lined with native British Oaks, and Birches offering shelter from the breeze but a tough challenge requiring accurate play.

The second half is more open encouraging the golfer to open their shoulders and let loose... but there are still troubles ahead if you don’t keep it on the fairway! Signature Hole Hole 17, Par 4, 420 yards (Yellow Tee) A great par 4 with a dog-leg to the left. Your best line is at the big Oak at the end of the fairway. Taking it further left gives a shorter approach but brings the bunkers and the fir trees into play. The downhill second shot will roll up the front banking of the green in dry conditions, but don’t be too far left as bunker, slope, rough and trees await.

GROUPS AND SOCIETIES ALWAYS WELCOME! ONLY £30 FOR 18 HOLES INCLUDING SOUP AND SANDWICHES AND MEAL AFTER YOUR ROUND! (Other packages negotiable depending on numbers and requirements) Buggy Hire is just £10 per round and afterwards sit out on our superb decking overlooking the course! Stop Press...Current Membership Offer... 18 MONTHS GOLF FOR JUST £550... FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2011 to 31st MARCH 2013 ! Contact Norma on 01661 843041 or norma@sgcgolf.co.uk. www.sgcgolf.co.uk


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Whickham Golf Club Hollinside Park, Fellside Road Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 5BA Telephone: 0191 488 1576
 enquiries@whickhamgolfclub.co.uk www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk

15. How to Find

Whickham

Five miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne turn off A1 at sign for Whickham. In Whickham take road signposted to Burnopfield (ie Fellside Road) and proceed to golf club

Five miles south west of Newcastle upon Tyne, Whickham Golf Club boasts 20 holes which can provide 2 separate course layouts. Only one layout being in play at a time. The Nordmann Course measures 6666 yards from the men’s medal tees and is par 72. The Ladies Tee yardage is 5877 yards and is a par 74. The Crombie Course is occasionally open (more frequently in the winter). However this layout will be in play at times during 2011 for the Ladies and seniors’. It will be deemed course of the day. This course measures 5969 yards from the

men’s medal tees and is par 68. The Ladies Tee yardage is 5397 yards and is a par 71. The landscaped and contoured greens will try your putting abilities to the full. The greens are complimented by beautiful undulating fairways and strategically placed sand traps, which provide a golfing challenge for players of all levels. Whatever your golfing prowess you will be enthralled by the peace, scenic tranquility, mature trees and wildlife which enhance our golf course. The trees should be avoided if you wish to score well!

WINTER GOLF OFFERS THAT ARE EASY ON THE POCKET 1st October 2011 - 31st March 2012 Visitors, Societies and Parties from 8 to 100 catered for.

Golf Deal - 18 Holes of Golf from only £10 Golf & Meal Deal - Including Coffee/Tea and sandwich on arrival, 18 holes of golf followed by a 2 course meal from only £18.00. Contact us for full details. Tel: 0191 488 1576. Visit: www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk

Facilities Bar, Restaurant,Two Practice Areas, Putting Green, Golf Shop, Buggy and Trolley Hire, Club Repairs, Lessons, BRS On-line Booking System

Course Information Nordmann Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6666 • 6457 • 5877 (74) Crombie Course 18 holes, Par 68 • 5969 • 5747 • 5397 (71)


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Wynyard Golf Club Wellington Drive Wynyard, Teesside TS22 5QJ Telephone: +44 (0) 1740 644 399
 enquiries@wynyardgolfclub.co.uk www.wynyardgolfclub.co.uk

16. How to Find

Wynyard

From A1(M) Leave A1(M) at junction 60 (signed Hartlepool A689). Join the A689 and head towards Sedgefield and Hartlepool. Continue for approximately eight miles, following signs for Wynyard. Continue over several roundabouts then turn right into Wynyard Estate. Continue along The Wynd following signs to Wynyard Golf Club.

Set in 200 acres of mature parkland, The Wellington Course is rated as one of the UK’s best golf courses. Stretching 7000 yards from the back tee, this outstanding 18 hole, par 72, championship course includes sweeping fairways, panoramic views, elevation changes and over 80 bunkers to challenge the most experienced of golfers.



Facilities Bar, Restaurant, David Leadbetter Academy, Putting Green, Short Game Facilities, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7063 • 6690 • 6273 • 5764 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

5

471

10

5

465

2

4

429

11

4

426

3

3

182

12

3

199

4

4

400

13

4

372

5

4

362

14

5

550

6

4

412

15

4

363

7

3

178

16

5

562

8

4

372

17

3

163

9

4

352

18

4

432

Greens and tees meet elite USGA performance standards and ensure all year round play. Short game facilities including bunker play, chipping and putting greens as well as an extensive driving range allows players to master their game.

The Wellington Course offers a magnificent test of golf and those who triumph follow in the footsteps of great professionals including Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie, Padraig Harrington and Justin Rose who have all played at Wynyard Golf Club Signature Hole: Hole 14, Par 5, 550 yards (White Tee) One of the finest par 5 holes. The drive must avoid bunkers down the right flank and too far left provides numerous problems. The green is protected by one of the most challenging bunkers and provides a real test of skill.

Winter 4 Ball Special

1st October 2011 - 31st March 2012 £29 per head (min of 4) Package Includes Coffee & Bacon Rolls, followed by 18 Holes of Golf. To Book Call: 01740 644399 ext 24


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North East Directory

Allendale Tel: 01434 683115 www.allendale-golf.co.uk

Bishop Auckland Tel: 01388 661618 www.bagc.co.uk

Durham City Tel: 0191 386 4434 www.durhamcitygolfclub.co.uk

Alnmouth Tel: 01665 830922 www.alnmouthgolfclub.com

Blackwell Grange Tel: 01325 464458 www.blackwellgrangegolf.com

Eaglescliffe Tel: 01642 780238 www.eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk

Alnmouth Village Tel: 01665 830370 www.alnmouthvillagegolfclub.co.uk

Blyth Telephone: 01670 540110 www.blythgolf.co.uk

Elemore Tel: 0191 517 3057 www.elemore.co.uk

Alnwick Tel: 01665 602499 www.alnwickgolfclub.co.uk

Boldon Tel: 0191 536 5360 www.boldongolfclub.co.uk

Garesfield Tel: 01207 561309 www.garesfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Arcot Hall Tel: 01912 362794 www.arcothall.co.uk

Brancepeth Castle Tel: 0191 378 3835 www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk

George Washington Tel: 0191 417 8346 www.georgewashington.co.uk

Bamburgh Castle Tel: 01668 214321 www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk

Burgham Park Tel: 01670 787898 www.burghampark.co.uk

Gosforth Tel: 0191 285 3495 www.gosforthgolfclub.co.uk

Barnard Castle Tel: 01833 638355 www.barnardcastlegolfclub.org

Castle Eden Tel: 01429 836510 castleedengolfclub.co.uk

Hall Garth Tel: 01325 300400 www.hallgarthdarlington.co.uk

Beamish Park Tel: 0191 370 2937 www.beamishgolf.co.uk

Chester-le-Street Tel: 0191 388 3218 www.clsgolfclub.co.uk

Haltwhistle Tel: 01434 320708 www.haltwhistlegolf.co.uk

Backworth Tel: 0191 268 8815 www.backworthminers.co.uk

City of Newcastle Tel: 0191 285 1775 www.cityofnewcastlegolfclub.com

Hartlepool Tel: 01429 274398 www.hartlepoolgolfclub.co.uk

Bedlingtonshire Tel: 01670 822457 www.bedlingtongolfclub.com

Close House Tel: 01661 852953 www.closehouse.co.uk

Hexham Tel: 01434 603072 www.hexhamgolf.co.uk

Belford Tel: 01668 213433 www.thebelford.com

Consett & District Tel: 01207 505060 www.consettgolf.freeuk.com

High Throston Tel: 01429 268071 Website n/a

Bellingham Tel: 01434 220530 www.bellinghamgolfclub.com

Crook Tel: 01388 762429 ldsite.co.uk/crookgolfclub.co.uk

Hobson Tel: 01207 271605 www.hobsongolfclub.co.uk

Berwick-upon-Tweed Tel: 01289 387256 www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk

De Vere Slaley Hall Tel: 01434 673350 www.devere.co.uk/our-locations/slaley-hall/golf

Houghton-le-Spring Tel: 0191 584 0048 www.houghtongolfclub.co.uk

Billingham Tel: 01642 533816 www.billinghamgolfclub

Dinsdale Spa Tel: 01325 332297 www.dinsdalespagolfclub.co.uk

Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy Tel: 01642 767537 www. InglebyBarwickGolfAcademy.co.uk

Birtley Tel: 0191 410 2207 www.bietleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk

Dunstanburgh Castle Tel: 01665 576562 www.dunstanburgh.com

Knotty Hill Tel: 01740 620320 www.knottyhill.com


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North East Directory

Longhirst Hall Tel: 01670 791562 www.longhirstgolf.co.uk

Ravensworth Tel: 0191 487 6014 www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk

The Northumberland Tel: 0191 236 2036 www.thengc.co.uk

Macdonald Linden Hall Tel: 01670 500011 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/lindenhall/golf

Rockliffe Hall, Hotel - Golf - Spa Tel: 01325 729999 www.rockliffehall.com

Tynemouth Tel: 0191 257 4578 www.tynemouthgolfclub.com

Magdalene Fields Tel: 01289 306130 www.magdalene-fields.co.uk

Roseberry Grange Tel: 0191 370 2047 Website n/a

Tyneside Tel: 0191 413 2742 www.tynesidegolfclub.co.uk

Matfen Hall Tel: 01661 886400 www.matfenhallgolf.co.uk

Rothbury Tel: 01669 621271 www.rothburygolfclub.com

Tynedale Tel: 01434 608154 www.tynedalegolfclub.co.uk

Morpeth Tel: 01670 504942 www.morpethgolf.co.uk

Ryton Tel: 0191 413 1642 www.rytongolfclub.co.uk

Wallsend Tel: 0191 262 1973 www.centurionparkwallsend.co.uk

Mount Oswald Manor Tel: 0191 286 7527 www.mountoswald.co.uk

Seahouses Tel: 01665 720794 www.seahousesgolf.co.uk

Warkworth Tel: 01665 711596 www.warkworthgolfclub.com

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Tel: 01670 817344 www.newbiggingolfclub.co.uk

Seaham Tel: 0191 581 1268 www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk

Wearside Tel: 0191 534 2518 www.wearsidegolfclub.co.uk

Newcastle United Tel: 0191 286 9998 www.newcastleunitedgolfclub.co.uk

Seaton Carew Tel: 01429 296496 www.seatoncarewgolfclub.co.uk

Westerhope Tel: 0191 286 7636 www.westerhopegolfclub.com

Norton Tel: 01642 676385 Website n/a

Sharpley Golf Club Tel: 07789 220 505 www.sharpleygolf.co.uk

Whickham Tel: 0191 488 1576 www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk

Oak Leaf Tel: 01325 316040 Website n/a

South Moor Tel: 01207 232848 www.southmoorgc.co.uk

Whitburn Tel: 0191 529 4944 www.golf-whitburn.co.uk

Parklands Tel: 0191 236 4480 www.parklandsgolf.co.uk

South Shields Tel: 0191 456 8942 www.ssgc.co.uk

Whitley Bay Tel: 0191 252 0180 www.whitleybaygolfclub.co.uk

Percy Wood Tel: 01670 787010 www.percywood.co.uk

Stocksfield Tel: 01661 843041 www.stocksfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Wooler Tel: 01668 281631 www.woolergolf.co.uk

Ponteland Tel: 01661 822689 www.pontgolfclub.co.uk

Stressholme Tel: 01325 461002 www.darlington.gov.uk

The Wynyard Golf Club Tel: 01740 644399 www.wynyardgolfclub.co.uk

Prudhoe Tel: 01661 836188 www.prudhoegolfclub.co.uk

Teesside Tel: 01642 616516 www.club-noticeboard.co.uk/teesside

Woodham Tel: 01325 320574 www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk

Ramside Hall Tel: 0191 286 9514 www.ramsidehallhotel.co.uk

The Darlington Tel: 01325 355324 www.darlington-gc.co.uk

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Travel Spain > Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Spain

The Costa del Sol lies in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This ‘Sun Coast’ runs for 150 km from Malaga to Estepona, with skies predominantly blue all year round and brilliant sunshine. Costa del Sol offers a series of large beaches, coves hidden amongst cliffs, famous leisure marinas such as ‘Puerto Banus’ and tranquil fishing ports.

In the provincial capital, Malaga, stands the military fortress of the Alcazaba, built by the Moors in the 11th century. At the far end of the Costa del Sol is the geographical & political oddity Gibraltar, with visits to see the Barbary Apes and abundant military history. This great diversity means that it has something to offer just about everyone, with enough entertainment and variety to please all types of visitor.

The Mediterranean sea is warm and safe and the hills and high mountains shelter the coastline, these elements allow for an all year micro climate making it the perfect location for golf. Known to many as the ‘Costa del Golf’ due to the outstanding choice of luxury golf courses set along this coastline, with over 50 to choose from you will have to keep returning to experience them all.


Costa del Sol Golf Holidays

Hotel Tamisa Golf

Incredible Offer Hotel & Golf Package for 3 days stay Bed & Breakfast sharing twin or double room with terrace and golf views. 2 rounds of golf at the following courses: Mijas Golf, Los Lagos, Los Olivos or Calanova Golf. All with free transfers from Airport and Golf Courses included free of charge.

Amazing Price

â‚Ź249

Per person Including all taxes (min 4 persons)

Extra nights on request.

Hotel Tamisa Golf Camino Viejo de Coin, km 3.3, 29649 Mijas Costa (Malaga), Spain Tel.: (+34) 952 585 988 Fax: (+34) 952 663 893 Email: reservas@hoteltamisagolf.com

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