Issuu on Google+

Complimentary

Winter 2012

How to find... Directions for locating the regions best golf courses and their current seasonal offers

Featured Course Leeds Golf Centre, the home of modern golf in the charming village of Wike

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

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST


4

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Welcome Issue 8. Winter 2012

008 News & Features 042 North Yorkshire 062 West Yorkshire 090 East Yorks & Humberside 098 South Yorkshire 106 North East 134 Costa del Sol Welcome to the Winter edition of the Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide. We are delighted with the amount of golf club news received which is swelling our Guide to create another bumper edition. We have added three more quality clubs to the Guide: Wakefield, South Leeds and our first nine hole venue Crow Nest Park – which I personally think you will be hard-pressed to find a better nine hole course in the UK that literally with two sets of tees makes a cracking 18 holes.

We are extremely proud of what we do and genuinely believe we have a niche product that drives revenue to golf clubs. We want golfers and golf clubs to grow with us with a game I think, pound for pound, is the best sport in the world!

So how does the Guide work? At the bottom of each golf course page is the club’s Autumn offer or website details - some of these offers are exclusive to Golf Guide readers.

The Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide has been brought to you by Golf Guide Publications Limited, 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.

Some clubs just want the profile of the Guide and are happy to be associated with this high-end publication and we are happy to have them – if you have been inspired by the Guide to book a visit let them know, helping us to help them! Run a society? Get registered today to receive your free copy and a society golf day prize. Email: info@golfguidepublications.com

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 Leeds Golf Centre in this edition.

I don’t want to dwell on the weather too much but I sincerely hope we are in for a dry spell so we can all catch up on rearranged club competitions and golf events, and even maybe get the handicap down.

The Guide is split into five areas; North, West, South, East Yorkshire & Humberside 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.

This then got me thinking about events we run and how fortunate we have been in only having to re-arrange one Golf Guide Tour event because of rain. The team at Close House worked their hardest to get our tournament on but in the end we took the decision to re-arrange for the week after. There is nothing worse then seeing bedraggled wet golfers walking off the 18th. My colleague, Robin Snook, and I then worked out with the three company golf days we ran, our Golf Guide Tour and the societies we both run that we are responsible for over twenty events, meaning nearly a third of our clients have tangible evidence the Guide is working for them.

We hope you find this free publication an enjoyable read. Be sure to pass it on to your golfing buddies and society secretary - come and meet the team at a Golf Guide Tour Event soon. All that remains is to thank you for your support. Come and grow with us and help us to grow the Golf Guide brand. Have a great Winter. Until the next time enjoy your golf… “fore!” Regards Dennis Chadwick-Rayner AKA DCR

Cover Image: Leeds Golf Centre Pictured above: ‘Calling All Budding Photographers’ competition winner: Graham Cracknell. He wins a 4ball on the 2012/2013 Golf Guide Tour for his stunning entry of the 9th fairway at his home club Selby. Well done Graham, great shot of a great course. Published quarterly under licence by: DCR Sports Limited Publisher: The Golf Guide Publications Ltd. Copley House, 2 Winmarleigh Street Warrington, Cheshire, WA11NB Company No. 07110282 Telephone: 0845 217 1811 info@golfguidepublications.com www.thegolfersguide.co.uk Dennis Chadwick-Rayner: 07795 182 359 Email: dcr@golfguidepublications.com Paul Miller: 07748 326 160 Email: pm@golfguidepublicaions.com Robin Snook: 07789 484 367 Email: robin@golfguidepublications.com Printed by: Buxton Press Limited Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AE Telephone: 01298 21 2000 Email: sales@buxpress.co.uk Designed by: www.Qreative.es

The whole of the text and all of the photographs and illustrations in this publication are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and check for accuracy, the publishers and distributors cannot be held responsible for any problems, inconvenience, loss, injury or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, advice or advertisements contained herein. All rights reserved.


6

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Featured Course

18th hole, Wike Ridge course

Leeds Golf Centre Transformed Located midway between Leeds and Harrogate in the charming village of Wike, Leeds Golf Centre is rapidly becoming one of Yorkshire’s premier golf complexes. Following acquisition by Parklane Properties in February 2011, a multi-million pound investment programme has totally transformed the standard, appearance and fortunes of the facility – to the extent that it now sits proudly alongside such illustrious names as nearby Moortown and Alwoodley in a prime swathe of Yorkshire’s golfing landscape.


Featured Course

12th green, The Oaks course

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Outdoor practice area

6th Hole, Wike Ridge course

12th green and lakes, Wike Ridge course

Whether you’re a committed club golfer or a more social player, the quality of Leeds Golf Centre’s courses will undoubtedly impress. Boasting design characteristics that genuinely suit players of all standards, the Wike Ridge layout is challenging not punishing, with superbly-prepared putting surfaces and a great mix of holes. And don’t be fooled into thinking that its unique par-3 course, The Oaks, is a ‘pitch and putt’ – it too boasts USGA specification greens and tees like its better-known sibling. Golf courses Leeds Golf Centre’s original 18-hole par 70/71 Wike Ridge layout opened for play in 1993, being designed by former English Golf Union president and renowned golf course architect, Donald Steel. At just over 6300 yards from the white tees, it always required rarely more than an average application of golfing prowess – however, the start of 2012 witnessed

the beginning of a major programme of improvements and an undertaking to transform it into Leeds’ very best modern golf course. The new design, drawn up in conjunction with Gaunt Golf Design, take the course’s strongest attributes and add real ‘wow’ factor – the new iteration being billed as a more memorable, more complete golf experience. With a number of dramatic new water features, additional bunkering (43 to be precise), new tees and greens and greater definition through extensive tree transplantation (some 1400 trees have been moved from plantations onto the course), Leeds Golf Centre’s jewel in the crown is set for fantastic accolades when it opens for play in early 2013. In the meantime, thanks to clever design and project planning, the existing Wike Ridge layout is much-improved now that the earthmovers

have long since departed. The new bunkering is already in play, whilst the superb water hazards and freshly tree-lined fairways have very much created a more engaging test of golf – one which the facility’s members and visitors are enjoying enormously. Also on offer at Leeds Golf Centre is its unique 12-hole par-3 course, The Oaks, which was built at the same time and to the same specification as Wike Ridge with greens which to this day are prepared and maintained to the same exacting standard. Golfers of all standards enjoy its good mix of one-shot challenges yet being relatively free of hazards, the course is superb for beginners and juniors but will also allow the more experienced golfer to sharpen his/her iron play. In many respects, The Oaks typifies Leeds Golf Centre’s philosophy of making the game accessible and enjoyable yet challenging enough to promote a hunger for more.

7


8

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Featured Course

FlightScope swing studio

Pro Shop

Nineteen Bar & Grill

12th hole, Wike Ridge course

Academy Leeds Golf Centre is quite rightly proud of its Academy which includes a 16-bay floodlit driving range, not one but two incredible swing studios featuring technology by FlightScope and V1 Video and of course a superb roster of qualified and trainee PGA professionals that includes Mark Moore (Elite Academy Manager and coach to three European Tour players), Andy Herridge (Academy General Manager and Head Professional), Bill Ferguson (Master PGA Professional and former coach to Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam and even the late, great Severiano Ballesteros), Josh Hirst (former Wike Ridge Junior Captain and Junior Academy Manager), Marylyn Brand (daughter of former Ryder Cup player, Gordon J Brand) and Dan Seaman (son of legendary England goalkeeper, David). Quite a line-up!

scratch or better continues to attract more talent from the region’s upper echelons.

Providing tuition in group and individual formats to players of all ages, professionals at the Academy coach golfers of all standards – from absolute beginners to European Tour stars. This year’s launch of the Junior Academy demonstrates further commitment to the facility’s long-standing support of the game at grass roots level, whilst Mark Moore’s Elite Academy for players off

There can be no more fitting endorsement for Leeds Golf Centre’s vision as ‘The Home of Modern Golf’ than its highly-sophisticated indoor swing studios. Not only an incredible tool for PGA professionals and their pupils in coaching sessions, the technology employed there is often used to custom-fit golf clubs or to power the incredible TruSim simulator where players can enjoy a digital interpretation of 64 courses from around the world. Pro Shop Significant sums of money have been channelled into totally refurbishing and re-stocking the Pro Shop in what was one of the first and most important elements of Leeds Golf Centre’s transformation. Customers can now purchase a variety of market-leading golf fashion brands including IJP Design, Puma, Lyle & Scott, Galvin Green, Oakley, Footjoy and Druh as well as a wide selection of all the established hardware and accessory manufacturers such as Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Nike, Titleist, Mizuno, Cleveland and Cobra.

Boasting online prices for gents, ladies and juniors ranges – as well as a high-end custom fitting, club repair and re-gripping service – the facility has become synonymous with quality, value and great customer service to the extent that it is now regarded as North Leeds’ golf store of choice. Nineteen Bar & Grill Opening for business on Valentine’s Day 2012, this stunning clubhouse bar and restaurant provides golfers and local residents with a superb destination dining experience complete with a vibrant atmosphere day or night. The menu celebrates the best of local produce, prime cuts of meat and fish and a sumptuous selection of home-made desserts – as well as lighter bites and sandwiches, of course. What makes the facility so special is its flexibility. An inviting lounge area features a fireplace and snug leather seating – perfect for morning coffee or afternoon tea – with two further zones designed for bistro-style ‘formal’ dining and a players’ lounge for those seeking light refreshments either pre or post round. Sharing the wider Leeds Golf Centre philosophy, Nineteen Bar & Grill guarantees a warm welcome and excellent service as standard.


Featured Course

The Leeds Golf Centre Experience What makes Leeds Golf Centre different from traditional golf clubs is its attitude. Recognising that not all golfers are ‘purists’, the range of amenities on offer satisfies a hugely diverse audience; indeed, the overall philosophy is very accommodating of those who seek to share their leisure time with families, friends and colleagues or where golf is seen as more of an escape from the daily grind. Offering club subscriptions and ‘pay and play’ access in equal measures, visitors and new members are greeted warmly regardless of their experience or ability. The club’s vibrant members section enjoys a year-long calendar of weekend and weekday competitions and inter-club team matches, whilst a programme of open days and staged tournaments ensure that newcomers and high-calibre players alike gain a sense of the company’s absolute passion for golf. Corporate and society golfers are also welcomed at Leeds Golf Centre; the increasing popularity of its ‘off-the-shelf’ packages and bespoke days proving that once again, the business has responded insightfully and appropriately to the modern-day economic climate. Indoors and out, the results of Parklane Properties’ multi-million pound investment are evident at every turn. Having created a facility of significantly higher profile and appeal than its predecessor – one which continually receives glowing praise from club members, returning customers, society groups and firsttime visitors alike – the management team are highly optimistic about the facility’s future. Operations Manager at Leeds Golf Centre, Nigel Sweet (pictured above), is no stranger to quality – as one of Yorkshire’s most widely

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Nigel Sweet

respected and successful amateur golfers with a playing handicap of plus-3, he’s played at many of the world’s best facilities. “Over the last eighteen months, our principal aim has been to provide Leeds Golf Centre with foundations that will continue to prove strong in the future,” he commented. “We’re under no illusions that we’ll ever challenge the likes of Wentworth, Celtic Manor or Gleneagles – however, the advantage we have here is that the overall experience is accessible to anyone in the North of England and absolutely bang-on for the 21st Century golfer. We passionately believe in our vision of being ‘the home of modern golf’ and that’s what we’re delivering.” Sweet continued: “The Pro Shop is thriving and bringing new visitors to the club as a result of incredible value deals that rival better-known high street golf stores. Nineteen Bar & Grill has already achieved its target of bringing non-golfers from North Leeds’ affluent suburbs to the facility. And together with our PGAqualified professional coaches, the incredible swing studios and market-leading Academy are making Leeds Golf Centre the number-one location in Yorkshire to learn the game and develop technique. It’s a fantastic time for us and I’m sure readers won’t be disappointed should they choose to pay us a visit.”

6th green, Wike Ridge course

Leeds Golf Centre’s transformation is a real success story for the region – not only commercially (the business was rescued from administration after being widely tipped to revert to agricultural land) but also in terms of its revival as a location for quality year-round golf. Adding to such illustrious names as Fulford, Ganton and Lindrick – not to mention its much nearer neighbours – the self-styled ‘home of modern golf’ may well prove to add yet further credence to Yorkshire’s overall golfing identity. Contact Details Leeds Golf Centre (Wike Ridge Golf Club) Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell Leeds, LS17 9JW Telephone: 0113 288 6000 info@leedsgolfcentre.com www.leedsgolfcentre.com

9


10

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL NEWS

Bill Knowles The Golf Artist Bill has been painting seriously for the last 12 years, though very much on a part time basis, a mere two months during each winter. There are very good reasons for this restricted period of activity, because Bill is the Head Professional at Hannover Golf Club in Northern Germany, and the winter is when he has the time to devote to his passion for painting.

a wonderful freshness. Similarly a golf swing will suffer from too much thinking and over application, becoming pedestrian and lumpy”.

During the rest of the year, he is fully occupied teaching, in his words, nine hours a day for six days every week, a talented teacher to compare most favourably with the talented artist.

As an experienced teaching professional he calls upon his extensive knowledge of the golf swing, to the extent that his hand almost works of it’s own volition. His style is a combination of realism, manipulated to display interest and aesthetic beauty.

When asked about his thoughts relating to his painting, his response said much about his passion for both activities. He said “A good swing is as beautiful to watch and enjoy as a master painting. A good painting requires the same qualities that would produce a successful golf swing, trusting your instincts will lead into flow and continuity. Focus and concentration will remove the fear of failure, and an economical use of brushstroke will avoid unnecessary and excessive activity creating

Bill was very descriptive of his art involvement, saying that when he paints, he finds himself balancing rhythm, calmness and calculated thought with dynamic intuition and energy.

He is not a fan of what he calls carbon copy pictures, which although clever he believes have a lack of emotion and energy. With lots of images and ideas to put onto canvas, Bill is hoping to create more time for his alternate career in the future. This talented artist is willing to attend functions and to take commissions to produce paintings

of the style you can see on the page, superb conceptual portrayals, in charcoal with water colours or acrylic materials that support the minimalistic presentations, full of character, and that fully convey the energy of the subject. To obtain paintings, arrange commissions or receive more information, contact his agent Graham Rowley, the proprietor of Old Sports Auctions Ltd, who will provide information and introductions to the world of Bill Knowles. Graham can be contacted by email on awec63@dsl.pipex.com or by telephone on 01384 261616 or 07717832311. The images here which show the style and talent of Bill Knowles are but a small sample of the extensive range of subjects that he has already completed, showing the great players of the game, aspects of the clubmaker’s art, elements of the swing and portrayals of feminine grace and elegance.


12

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL NEWS

Cookridge Hall Rugby Leagues best golfer and find out just who is the best golfer amongst them Day commented.

In excess of 20 Super League stars swapped their boots for their spikes in August at Cookridge Hall Golf Club to compete in the Inaugural event to find Rugby Leagues Best Golfer. Cookridge Hall General Manager Gary Day joined forces with Wakefield Wildcats and keen golfer Richie Mathers, to launch the event in support of Joining Jack Campaign and Cookridge Hall’s designated charity Children’s Ward 41 at Leeds General Infirmary. Over the years we have made a great deal of friends within Rugby League. Having witnessed how competitive the lads are when they played at Cookridge, we came up with the idea to try

The response was overwhelming with huge interest from players, sky sports, rugby league tv, newspapers & magazines alongside many emails and banter flying around on Twitter prior to the event. Richie Mathers has been instrumental in getting the lads together. A keen gofer himself and no doubt one of the favourites for next year Richie played the role of Chief starter alongside entertaining his two year old daughter who certainly kept the lads in order. With spectators lining the tee boxes feedback from competitors suggest they will be spending more time on the driving range before next years event.

Setting the pace for the main title was Jordan Tansey although having only completed 12 holes due to heavy downpours he returned an impressive 28 points. In a close fought competition Huddersfield Giants Tommy Lee returned a fantastic 37 points 79 gross only to be pipped by 1 point by Salford City Reds Chris Nero with 38 points recording his best ever gross score of 78. Local knowledge prevailed as Chris before moving to Salford was a member at Cookridge. The Challenge Cup final put pay to Leeds Rhino’s & Warrington players who were forced to rest prior to the weekend, many of whom have expressed their interest to pay in next years event.

Players recorded an individual stableford score from which created a team event and determined the all important winner of the title Rugby Leagues Best Golfer. Taking 1st place in the team event was Bradford Bulls star Tom Burgess alongside Wakefield Wildcats Danny Kirmond & Paul Johnson with 48 points over 12 holes.

Cookridge Hall surpass childrens ward expectations Following another successful year of tournament golf, Cookridge Hall delivered a cheque to the high dependency Children’s surgical ward 41 at Leeds General Infirmary. Having supported the ward for the past three years Cookridge Hall has donated in excess of £7000 and provided essential equipment such as brand new heart monitors, mobile breast feeding machines, Nintendo Wii gaming machines, contributed towards the redecoration of a parents suite and more recently a travel pod used to transport babies to and from district hospitals. Sarah Fletcher ward matron commented, “It goes without saying the help Cookridge Hall has given the ward over the past few years has been overwhelming, we are able now to purchase the essential equipment we require rather than search high and low to loan them. Having been to Cookridge to witness first hand the events I cannot thank all the competitors enough for their kind

donations and considerations” Cookridge Hall General Manager Gary Day continued “We are extremely proud of our relationship with ward 41, having now visited several times it is heart wrenching to see those poor soles on the ward. It became ever more important for us to continue supporting the ward when we were informed that our contributions surpass by far any other funding they receive, that makes us all feel very proud and a credit to all who support our golf events. Upon leaving we were introduced to a small baby, just 4 months old who even in such a short time was recovering from major surgery for the second time, that’s when you realize that all the effort and hard work is well worth it”. Pictured with new travel pod: L to R. Behind: Sarah Fletcher, Phil Saunders, Greg Mulholland MP, Steve Cordwell, Adam Frontal Managing Director CHGC. Front: Louise Porter, Gary Day General Manager CHGC


SWEETSPOT

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Sweetspot A new force in performance nutrition Glycogen is the source of energy most often used for exercise. It works in two ways; it is used during short, intense activity as it is immediately accessible and, during longer, slow duration exercise (when fat can be used to fuel activity), it is needed to help breakdown the fat into something the muscles can use.

RAPID CONVERSION Sweetspot’s all natural flavour beans not only taste great but contain simple sugars that are gentle on the stomach, rapidly absorbed and converted into energy-giving glycogen, aiding rehydration and providing the stamina to drive golfers all to the way to winning putt.

However, the amount of glycogen the body can store for exercise is strictly limited.

CONVENIENT Boxed, portable, easy to open and reclosable, Sweetspot Golf Beans are the perfect choice for instant energy on the move. Refuel the body, get in the zone, hold the line, strike it sweet and hit the spot. You’ve got the strength you need!

As part of their range of nutritious energyboosting products especially for golfers, Northern UK-based Sweetspot has introduced Banana, Citrus and Berry Golf Beans give that extra burst of energy on the golf course just when it is needed.

www.sweetspotgolfbean.co.uk

Stewart wins Sweetspot Classic at windy Longhirst Hall overnight lead to finish level par and second in the tournament. Ruth started with three bogeys on his first four holes and a bogey at eight coupled with a double at nine saw him turn home one shot over par. He got back on track with birdies at 11, 12 and 14 but bogeys at 15 and 17 saw him lose the lead again. By the time he reached 18 he needed an eagle to force a play-off but was only able to par the last, handing a two-shot victory to Stewart. Duncan Stewart finished two strokes under par to win the Sweetspot Classic after a blustery week at Longhirst Golf Club in Northumberland. The Scotsman moves up to second on the 888poker.com PGA EuroPro Tour Order of Merit with just one tournament left before the season-ending Tour Championship. It was a testing competition for the Tour golfers, with winds close to 30mph recorded on the opening day. Though they dropped slightly for the second round, the final 18 holes were again a struggle with winds sweeping across the Lakes Course. Stewart (Grantown on Spey) shot a level-par final round to capitalise on James Ruth’s fiveover-par 75, which saw him let slip a two-shot

The Scotsman began the day three shots behind Ruth and fell further behind when he bogeyed two and three. Birdies at seven and 11 took him level for the day and another bogey at 12 was quickly cancelled out by a three at the par-four 13th. A bogey four at 15 saw him drop to one under par and a final birdie, on the 18th, took him two shots ahead of the field. “I have been playing well and have had some good finishes so it is nice to get that win,” said Stewart. “I made birdie at 13 to go back to two under and felt I had a real chance then. When I holed the putt on the last I knew that meant James

Ruth needed an eagle to finish, but stranger things have happened so I was relieved when he made par! “I had a really nice little putt for a birdie on the seventh and I had a bit of luck on the 11th for another birdie, so that was sort of a turning point. “The wind made it difficult but my mentality from the start of the week was to get my head down and accept that a loose shot would probably end up in the water, but that would be the same for everybody. I just got my head down and accepted it would be a difficult week and a bit of a battle but I wanted to make sure I had the right attitude.” James Watts (The Sports Academy) and Nick James (Wenvoe Castle Golf Club) finished tied third on one over par. The final event of the main tour season takes place at Hunley Hall in Yorkshire and begins on Wednesday, September 12. The full leaderboard is available here: http:// europro.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/europro12/ event/europro128/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

13


14

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

Dewsbury Golf Club go hole in one crazy

The Oaks recognised with new appointment

Macmillan Longest Day Challenge

Dewsbury ‘hole in one’ roll of honors for 2012: Pictured top left: Tony Jessup (his 1st after 28 years golfing). Hendrick Murray. Top right: Dave Walmsley (1st in 12 years golfing). Middle left: John Awork. Middle right: Laura Eagle. Bottom left: John Briggs. Bottom right: Ben Leitch (Junior and next years Junior Captain).

A two day beginners academy run by Lysa Jones and John Mellor topped off a great summer of coaching at The Oaks under the stewardship of well-known coach Graham Walker.

Intechnology quartet raised £1500 supporting the Macmillan Longest Day Challenge which also felt like the wettest.

Club Manager Mick Thorpe commented, ‘We usually average five so with the inclement weather our haul of 7 puts us well above average with four months to go – well done to all.’

Lysa Jones has been appointed Regional Coach for the Midlands by England Golf, so she will not only be working with Graham at The Oaks but also on a national level with the England Squad. She was also voted in the Top 100 coaches by Golf World magazine. Rotherham and The Oaks member Olivia Winning also had an encouraging year winning the Pleasington Putter, whilst James Walker, son of Graham, won the York Union Junior Championships by four shots at the beginning of August. Plus star pupil Rotherham’s Danny Willett, also coached by Graham Walker, was delighted at his breakthrough win achieved at the BMW International Open in Cologne, on his 106th attempt since turning pro. Topping off a great year for all involved at The Oaks, which also included all five signets that hatched this season surviving to the delight of owner Sheila Nutt and we presume the Queen.

Led by Bob Hobson they had varying degrees of success with Moortown completed, Moor Allerton rained off half way round, Roundhay Park – played 27 holes, Harrogate closed due to rain and Rudding Park unplayable due to thunder and lightening. David Burrows from Pike Hills Golf Club, Tim Wilkinson - Garforth Golf Club, Nick DeaconElliott - Pannal Golf Club and Robert Hobson - Wensleydale Golf Club have not been put off and are already planning next years challenge. The Golf Guide were also happy to help by donating a 4ball for The Golf Guide Tour, helping to raise £120 towards the total.


16

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

COURSE FEATURE

Lindrick Golf Club A cornerstone of Englands golfing heritage Lindrick is consistently ranked in the UK’s top 100 courses, and if you haven’t found this South Yorkshire gem of a course yet, make sure you include it on your next UK golfing trip. No lesser course designer than the great Dr.Alister MacKenzie rated Lindrick as “the best inland course in Britain”. His opinion was that Sunningdale, Walton Heath, Alwoodley or Ganton did not have half the natural advantage of Lindrick. Perhaps Lindrick is most famous as the venue where in 1957 a GB and Ireland team won the Ryder Cup for the first time in 24 years. Yet it has also hosted other notable competitions including the Curtis Cup, the Dunlop Masters, the Sun Alliance PGA Matchplay, the British Ladies Open and a host of other professional and amateur competitions. Lindrick is a great challenge of golf and deservedly retains its Open Regional Qualifying Course status. Lindrick’s pedigree is further enhanced by its association with some of the game’s biggest names. The first ever swing coach,

John (Maurice) Jacobs, was born but a 5 wood distance from the course and cousin Jack was Club professional for over 40 years. In later times the modern swing guru, Pete Cowan, was also the professional. Current members of Lindrick also include Worksop born Lee Westwood, and 2012 German Open winner Danny Willett. Built in an area of natural beauty, the limestone based terrain ensures the course rarely closes. The excellent Lindrick greens are fast and true all year round and once you have got the pace, just a pleasure to putt on. There are a number of outstanding holes on the course including the dog-leg second hole where an accurate mid-iron is required to a narrow well bunkered green, and try to be below the hole on this fiendish green. The par five 4th hole is the most memorable hole on the front nine, play to the top of the hill in two, or brave a long iron or wood to the sunken green that according to

folklore once sat in front of a stream that marks the boundary of three counties. The back nine seems to play longer than the front, and has two great finishing holes. The 17th is a fine dog-leg par 4 which requires a brave mid to long iron approach shot to a small green. Ask Greg Norman whether this hole is a card wrecker or not, as he once took 14 here in the Martini International. On approaching the last your senses are suddenly awoken by the glorious vista that is the par three 18th hole. You must hit a near perfect long iron to hit the green, which sits below the attractive Lindrick clubhouse. Rated in the Top 500 greatest holes in world golf, a par three at the last is a very satisfying way to finish your round. The Clubhouse offers a warm welcome to all Visitors and Societies who can be sure of a very high standard of refreshments in the unique and traditional style that Lindrick’s history demands. The Golf Course is very easy to find, conveniently located just 5 minutes from junction 31 of the M1, close to the A1, approximately 40 minutes from Nottingham, and uniquely sits very close the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Yorkshire boundaries. There are some great value offers and tailored packages available to visitors all year round, please contact the professional on 01909 475820 or visit www.lindrickgolfclub.co.uk for more details. We hope to see you soon!


Been inspired by the Guide? Then let the club know. Helping us to help you! Societies: Register now at

info@golfguidepublications.com

and receive your FREE copy of the

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST GOLF GUIDE every quarter.

Plus a FREE prize for one of your Society golf days in 2012.


18

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

James Whitaker Golf TrackMan Performance Studio

data and images from the session, as well as notes from myself recapping the key points and improvements that they need to make. This tool undoubtedly helps to promote more constructive and progressive practice, as the player has something to revert to at all times. Players over time, by looking at their reports, will then be able to see both visually in images and in data, progression in their swing, and hopefully in their scores on the course.

TrackMan has become synonymous with golf over the past couple of years, with their radar units be used by coaches, tour professionals, as well as leading manufactures for club fittings, coaching sessions and golf research. The insight that these units have given to the industry has been phenomenal, revolutionizing the way we think about the swing, and the equipment we use. The advances in the way we approach the game as a result of this technology has also led to the development of one of the most exciting pieces of golf software currently available, TrackMan Performance Studio. TrackMan Performance studio is a software tool that merges video with TrackMan’s industry leading swing and shot data, providing the most complete report on a player’s performance available today. The Performance Studio provides 3D imaging of the ball flight, as well data provided by TrackMan, calibrated into the video of player’s swing, enabling even greater in-depth analysis. Visually this is the most impressive piece of golf software that I have used, as the combination of both forms of media allows me better explain to players what is going on in their golf swing and what changes need to made in order to find the right results for them.

Additionally the TrackMan Performance Studio software stores all client data and videos from training sessions onto a single interface. From this I am able to email my tutees a report from their lesson that contains both

This is really a fantastic piece of software that is pushing golf coaching further and further into the modern age, profiling just how technology is able to improve everyone’s swing regardless of age or ability. The TrackMan Performance Studio is available now at JWhitakerGolf in out state of the art performance center. To book today call anyone of my colleagues on 0113 2665209, and improve your game now.


BUGGY BLING FOR YOUR

GOLF THING

PI M P YOU R R I D E! Sales, Parts, Service & Hire // Full Battery Desulphation Service Available The North East’s Only Dedicated Golf Car Dealer // All Makes Catered Supplied & Serviced Parts Web Shop - Order Online // Retail, Fleet & Custom Golf buggy Sales // Part Exchanges Welcome

Unit 12a, Ferguson Business Park West, West Sleekburn, Northumberland, NE22 7DH Tel: +44 (0)1670 352235 // Mobile: +44 (0)7772 147883 // Email: info@customgolfcars.co.uk www.customgolfcars.co.uk


20

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

Junior Open joint venture a great success

Castle Trophy at Knaresborough Golf Club

Leeds Amateur Cup Centenary Competition

Sandburn Golf Club Junior Open prize pot was bolstered by the Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide who donated Callaway products - the Guides principle equipment sponsor.

The Castle Trophy, a Yorkshire Order of Merit event, was held at Knaresborough Golf Club on Sunday 3rd June, with over 50 players from across the North of England taking part.

The Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide are delighted to be a sponsor of this annual event especially with Sandburn’s history with Junior golf.

Heavy overnight rain continued into the morning of the tournament and with the forecast showing no signs of any rest bite, the tournament was reduced to an 18 hole event. At one stage even this looked unlikely to be completed as the British summer weather showed its ugly side. Players did well to battle away against the torrential rain and Knaresborough members and staff worked tirelessly to ensure that any standing water on the greens was quickly removed with the aid of squeegee rollers.

Leeds Golf Club celebrated a special day on Wednesday 1st August when the Centenary competition for the Leeds Amateur Cup took place. First played for in 1912 and held every year either side of two world wars, this was the 83rd outing for this magnificent trophy.

Editor Dennis Chadwick-Rayner commented, ‘We are not just a Golf Guide, we want to help create revenue at every level including juniors and Sandburn for us is a great fit - we are already looking forward to 2013 and seeing some more up and coming talent.’ Gross Prizes 1) Ben Statters 4 (Easingwold) 72 2) James Jessop 3 (Cottingham Parks) 76 3) Thomas Satterthwaite 6 (York) 76 Nett Prizes 1) Tom Crosby (Pike Hills) 77-16 = 61 2) Patrick Copley (Fulford) 77-12 = 65 3) Kai Farrow (Malton & Norton) 88-22 = 66

With only a few groups left on the course, there were 4 players in the Clubhouse who shared the lead on 75. A playoff looked likely until Joe Buckley from nearby Harrogate Golf Club carded an excellent round of level par 72. It then remained to be seen if anyone else could match or surpass the target of level par. But in the end it was Buckley who ran out as the winner at the club where he started his golfing life as a junior member.

The competition was fiercely contested by the 63 entrants, which included 9 of the past winners, one from 1964 Robert Heppenstall who had travelled up from Surrey to take part. For Andrew Thirkill, the only person to win the trophy in 3 consecutive years, this was an even more special occasion as it was happening in his year as Captain at this very historic club. With 5 players posting scores of 68 after the morning round it was going to take something special to take home this coveted trophy and Moortown Golf Club member GARY YOUNG was just the man to do it.A former Leeds Golf Club junior, Gary posted an afternoon score of 64 which combined with his morning round of 72 gave him a total 136. Leeds Golf Club were delighted that The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Ann Castle was in attendance to present Gary with the trophy – a fitting end to Yorkshire Day!


White Rose Golf Breaks “Managed by Golfers for Golfers”

The World’s Leading DMC for Sport & Golf

The Ryder Cup package

The Ryder Cup package is very popular with a round each on the three Yorkshire courses that have held the event.

Lindrick (1957), Moortown (1929) & Ganton (1949) 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at The Newington Hotel, York, plus 18 holes at each course:

£320

Or alternatively, at The Weetwood Hall, Leeds, for:

£325

White Rose Golf Breaks are Yorkshire‘s best known golf holidays specialist, and members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. No one knows more about visiting Yorkshire to play golf than White Rose Golf Breaks. Providing a service by golfers for golfers and placing a premium on a high level of personal service they have been managing tailor made golf holidays for over 11 years.

Booking accommodation, tee times and transport if required through a knowledgeable, specialist and well connected tour operator based in the county can help you to get a better deal overall.

WEST RIDING GOLF

THE AUGUSTA EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Come and experience the beauty of West Riding whilst playing three excellent golf courses.

Bradford Golf Club, Shipley & Bingley St. Ives 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Mercure Hotel, Bingley with a round at each course.

ONLY £160

Call 01943 609 888 or visit www.whiterosegolfbreaks.co.uk

For details please contact Darren Boston on Tel: 0845 2300 655 or Email: darren@destinationsport.eu

www.DestinationSport.eu


22

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL NEWS

Other facilities at the club include a friendly professional shop stocked with everything a golfer could want. Two practice areas close by can hone your game before you set off. The putting green is always the centre of gathering groups of players. We welcome visiting parties and can cater for the business meeting as well.

Scarcroft Golf Club 75 Years Young Scarcroft Golf Club is situated about 5 miles north of Leeds just off the A58 to Wetherby. It is well hidden from the road (but well signed) and rightly given the epithet ‘Yorkshire’s hidden gem’. It was back in 1936 that a prominent group of Leeds business men, led by aircraft designer and builder Robert Blackburn, decided to build the course. The trees have certainly grown up since 1937 when the course was first opened, and it is these that define the course as it meanders through the Yorkshire parkland country side. The greens have settled into a true test and aided by the magnificent fairways all golfers will find it a challenge. The original design and build by Major Charles Mackenzie (brother of the famous Dr Alastair Mackenzie) has changed little over the years and with a small amount of tinkering has retained the layout. The iconic club house is said to be a replica of the founder’s favourite bar in Estoril (now long gone). The original palm court hall roof light is still present but without the palms! Since then a number of refurbishments have been done and some extension has given the clubhouse an ambience of relaxed style and an atmosphere conducive to the three things at the very heart of the club: good golf, healthy sportsmanship and an enviable social calendar. We think the founder would approve. Scarcroft Golf Club hosted the English Golf Union Club Championship in 2011 so the course is well appreciated. Stretching to over 6400 yards from the back tees, accuracy off

the tee is essential to carve a way through the many trees, some original and some newly planted. Come away from the first three holes unscathed and you will have set yourself up for a good score. The many named holes reflect the natural beauty of the rural setting. The 5th hole, a short par three is aptly named ‘Witches Green’ and achieving par from any tee is laudable. Stop for a moment on the eighth tee and pick out the ‘White Horse’ on the far Hambleton Hills beyond Thirsk. The sixteenth hole, named ‘Windy Ridge’ can be a card destroyer when the prevailing westerly wind is blowing. The finishing par five 18th looks straightforward but beware the bunkers ready to catch the unwary, weary offline shot. The finishing green adjacent to the clubhouse is well protected by bunkers and needs careful thought despite the proximity of the safety of the clubhouse. To finish anywhere near your handicap is an achievement. Fortunately the clubhouse will help you unwind in the comfort of the Viking bar and Blackburn Lounge. We pride ourselves on the welcome afforded to visitors. Refreshments served in the bar come with a smile and the wit and humour of the bar staff who have heard all the excuses possible for that missed putt, errant drive and topped shots into the pond. The snooker room just off the bar is always popular and has hosted the Leeds Golf Clubs Snooker Championship. The caterers will supply you with almost anything you wish at reasonable prices. Enjoy the tranquility of the dining room with panoramic views of the course.

This year has seen our 75th anniversary. A week of celebration seemed appropriate and so a small working party was set up to organise the festivities. Special events included a charity fun golf competition for the Captains’ charities when with entries and forfeits over £400 was raised. A midweek invitation day was a huge success with over 80 couples playing in three competitions (men’s, ladies and mixed). In all nine prizes were awarded so almost everyone went away happy. A special birthday tea party was attended by over 120 members when the club was toasted and a special birthday cake was cut and eaten! Among the guests were our founder’s two daughters and two nieces. Saturday saw two shotgun starts (morning and afternoon) for members to play in teams. Well over 220 members played. The morning was interrupted by a fly past from the Red Arrows display team. Quite a few non members turned up to watch them fly past at 11.13am exactly trailing red white and blue smoke. A celebration dinner in the evening saw 110 members dance the night away till late. Sunday saw Scarcroft host the Rabbits Millennium Trophy between our neighbours Wetherby GC, Sand Moor GC and Garforth GC, to celebrate 60 years (also in the 75th year of Rabbits golf in Yorkshire) of Rabbits Golf at Scarcroft which Scarcroft duly won! Sunday was also marked by a much slower fly past by the Fairey Swordfish World War Two aircraft built at Sherburn-in-Elmet by Robert Blackburn’s aircraft company. The week was a huge success and will leave fond memories for all those who took part. All information about the club, tee times and rates can be obtained by ringing the secretary’s office on 0113 2892311.


Top golf brands at outlet prices Just a short drive away

If you love golf you’ll love The Golf Bunker even more, because you’ll find most of the top brands at very attractive outlet prices. For more information please call us on 0191 2581598.

Unit 37, Royal Quays Outlet, North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE29 6DW. Telephone: 0191 2581598.


24

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

31 Hole Golf Challenge Completed

Huddersfield Pro Wins Glenmuir WPGA Title

Mid Yorkshire invest in John Deere equipment

Richard Brown and Martin Heggie, Captain and Professional of Moortown Golf Club (pictured), set out at 4.00 am to undertake a 31 Hole Golf Challenge on behalf of the Leeds Children’s Charity. The aim of the challenge was to play one hole at each of the 31 clubs in the Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs in one day. The first hole was played at 4.30 am at Wetherby Golf Club and the day ended at Moortown Golf Club at 7.30 pm.

Alexandra Keighley is the best woman PGA professional golfer in the UK - and that’s official.

The introduction of a new John Deere fleet following a comprehensive machinery review by Mid-Yorkshire Golf Club at Darrington has helped improve the course and increase the club’s membership and income from green fees, with a waiting list for membership renewals for the first time in its history.

Members of the Moortown Golf Club have supported the Leeds Children’s Charity for many years with the first donation to benefit the children of Leeds being made in 1949.

Loveys’ bogey at the par-5 gave the Bigbury Golf Club pro a 75 which shared second place at 3-over-par with Wellshurst’s Maria Tulley, who had an eventful one-underpar 71 with six birdies and five bogeys.

Verlie McCann, Chairman of the charity said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Richard, Martin, and all the members of the Moortown Golf Club who have given up their time and energy to help many children of Leeds who are in need of a break.” Moortown Golf Club is just one of the clubs within The Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs whose on going support to the charity has been amazing. Over £232,145 has been donated to the Leeds Children’s Charity since 1948 which has helped to finance holidays for hundreds of children at the Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, near Morecambe.

The Huddersfield pro was preparing for a playoff with overnight leader Tracy Loveys at the Glenmuir Women’s PGA Professional Championship at De Vere Carden Park when the three-time champion saw her four-foot par putt dramatically lip out at the final hole to hand the title to Keighley by a single stroke.

Keighley began the final round three shots adrift but birdies on 10 and 13 helped her to a 71 and the winner’s cheque of £1,000. “I haven’t won for a long time,” she said. “This is my fifth attempt at the Glenmuir and my best before this was second. I was expecting a playoff, but that’s golf. I double bogeyed the 18th in the first round so wasn’t happy last night but I played very solidly today. The victory caps a memorable year for Keighley who has been busy establishing herself in her new head pro role at Huddersfield Golf Club.

General manager Rob Pointon and head greenkeeper Chris Webb chose the package offered by John Deere dealer Bob Wild Grass Machinery of Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, after conducting a rigorous, two-month, full cost of ownership review with the main golf course equipment manufacturers. But it was not just about the initial deal, as both men are keen to stress. “We were not simply looking at a five or even seven year limited time deal, we were looking much longer term at the whole relationship with the supplier and dealer,” says Rob Pointon. “We want to build on this and work together to achieve our aims - we don’t want to keep changing and having to go through the same time-consuming process each time we want to purchase new equipment.” The result was a full five year service agreement covering 14 John Deere machines plus ancillary equipment, all supplied by Bob Wild, including mowers for the tees, greens, fairways and roughs, compact tractors, Gator utility vehicles and an amenity turf sprayer.


26

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Q&A

Q&A Each issue we give managers and directors of the regions golf clubs the opportunity to comment on the state of golf, tell us about their club, what makes their region special, who they would like to play with on the Golf Guide Tour and who their favourite golfer is. This edition we feature two clubs from Yorkshire and two from the North East.

Biggest opportunities for Golf Clubs at the moment: Developing the course and facilities. Ensuring you never rest on your laurels and that you keep moving with the times to ensure you always have a product that people want to be part of. Being open and welcoming whilst maintaining a certain level of standard is key and having additional facilities on site can only help increasing revenue and secondary spend. Name: Alistair Nicol Title: Golf Manager Club: Sandburn Hall GC Handicap: 4

Best thing about Sandburn Hall Golf Club: The course is improving year on year with age and being just over 7 years old it is great to see the course continue to mature and get better year on year. The course is always presented in excellent condition and with the construction and drainage of the course being of the highest order it makes for an excellent all year round experience.

Biggest opportunities for Golf Clubs at the moment: The opportunity to recreate themselves – if necessary – as 21st Century lifestyle destinations. There’s no doubt that today’s emerging golfers expect more from their club than they might have done say 20 years ago.

Name: Leigh Tasker Title: Business Development Manager Club: Wike Ridge Golf Club @ Leeds Golf Centre Handicap: 6

Best thing about Leeds Golf Centre: Its attitude. The whole operational set-up is designed to be inviting and accessible yet of sufficient quality to engage those that choose to take their golf more seriously. That’s why it works for absolutely anyone with an interest in golf – from the young lady who likes to whack a basket of balls once every 5 years right through to European Tour title winners.

Best thing about Yorkshire: We have some of the best courses in the country and with such a fantastic variety of courses you are never far away from a great day of golf. The Yorkshire people are always nice and friendly too! If you could choose a professional to play with on the Golf Guide Tour who would that be: Sergio Garcia. A fantastic talent and to witness his ball striking and shot making over 18 holes would be a real pleasure. Plus in a relaxed atmosphere I’m sure he would be great fun and good company too. Who is your golfer of the year: Rory McIlroy. Claimed his 2nd Major winning US PGA, another win on US Tour and a bunch of top 10 finishes as well. Also back as Worlds No 1 and on his game simply unstoppable as he proved when winning US PGA.

Best thing about Yorkshire: Undoubtedly its food. If you could choose a professional to play with on the Golf Guide Tour who would it be: I’m going to say Bubba Watson. I never would have said that until recently but the guy just has a brilliant philosophy and a quite incredible talent for the game. Who is your Golfer of the Year: Actually, it’s my Dad! In some ways I’m not surprised because he’s playing 4 times a week having retired a couple of years ago – however, all his regular pals seem to have handicaps that are going in reverse yet he’s been playing off 8 or 9 for over 20 years. I’m proud of the fact that he actually wants to stay low rather than ‘obtaining’ as many shots as he possibly can.


28

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

Q&A

Biggest opportunities for Golf Clubs at the moment: Utilising driving ranges if they have them. This can drive different revenue streams from membership, lessons, shops sales and awareness of the facility. Also social media and database capture is key to moving forward in the current market place. At the GWGC we get a lot of entries into open events and drive club news via facebook and twitter. Name: Rob Tankard Title: Director of Golf Club: George Washington Handicap: 10

Best thing about George Washington Golf Club: Is a very friendly and open club. We like to attract all types of golfers from beginners to the avid player and have the facilities to match this. As well as the golf course we offer a 7 hole par 3 course, driving range, 104 bedroom hotel, spa, leisure club and state of art clubhouse overlooking the first tee. We are also very easy to access being 1 mile off the A1 and within 10 minutes of both Newcastle and Sunderland.

Biggest opportunities for Golf Clubs at the moment: Opportunities for golf clubs seem to be very thin on the ground at the moment (especially with the way the summer weather has been). With competition for green fees at an all time high, it certainly isn’t getting any easier. There are special offers in every magazine you open, with online companies such as Groupon adding to the misery. Name: Craig Brown Title: Club Manager Club: Bellingham Golf Club Handicap: 7

As a result of this we’ve found that we really need to push for revenue in the areas that aren’t necessarily attached to actually playing golf. Events such as weddings and other private parties really help towards maintaining our income levels. However, it goes without saying that our course is our number one priority, with high standards always maintained for members and visitors alike. Best thing about Bellingham Golf Club: It is a fantastic par 70 course (18 holes since 1996) - It offers a unique test of golf where every hole is different, with fantastic views spanning up the valley to Kielder reservoir and border forest. There is a pleasing mixture of testing par threes, long par fives and a memorable collection of tricky par fours. Secondly, the welcome you get is always warm, with the bar and clubhouse being somewhere you can relax and make yourself at home before and after a day’s golf, or if

Best thing about the North East: The North East is a fantastic place to live and work. You have the countryside, the coast and 2 vibrant city centres all within a 30 minute drive. If you could choose a professional to play with on the Golf Guide Tour who would that be: It would be Sergio Garcia, he always has so much energy and looks very relaxed when playing. I will never forget the shot he played in the 1999 PGA Who is your golfer of the year: My golfer of the year would have to be Ernie Els. After coming back from a difficult few years on tour and putting in a final day back 9 like that to win the Open. Oh and I had a bet on him from the start.

you’re just passing by for a coffee. I feel it really is a special place where golfers of every level can enjoy the course and its surroundings. Best thing about the North East: I find the North East and its people on a whole to be very friendly and welcoming. There are some quality golf courses as well as access to hoards of other attractions. There is something for everyone no matter what your interests are. If you could choose a professional to play with on the Golf Guide Tour who would it be: Ernie Els - he always comes across as a gentleman that would be great company to share a round of golf with. His swing is mesmerizing and I was thrilled to see him win the Open this year. A close second for me is Bubba Watson. His win at Augusta was as exciting as it gets and he comes across as someone that would be great fun out on the course. Who is your Golfer of the Year: Rory Mcllroy – At the age of 23 he won his second major championship with another record breaking lead at Kiawah Island, whilst maintaining his world No1 ranking. He’s managed to stay grounded with his success and I feel he will play a pivotal part in Europe’s defence of the Ryder Cup. I’m sure he’ll go on in years to come and add to his major success.


30

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

11-year old wins coveted Captain’s Prize at Moor Allerton Golf Club

Looking for a golf break in Harrogate ?

Jak Cavanagh delighted family, friends and spectators at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds recently by taking the top prize from a field of 72 players. The Captain’s Prize is a much sought-after accolade at the club and open to all members, who spend much time and effort in trying to qualify for the final 27-hole annual competition.

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

Jak, handicap 14, qualified two weeks earlier from a field of 137, where his performance ensured him a place in the Final. After the first 18 holes, returning a nett 72, Jak found himself in the last but one group to play the final 9 holes that would determine the winner in this year’s major nett competition. He ended the competition with an overall nett score of 106 after going head to head with one of Yorkshire’s leading golfers, Johnny Lawrence, playing off scratch and Daniel Heap, playing off 5.

Jak has been coached since he was 8 years old by Moor Allerton’s Head Professional, James Whitaker, who is also the Official Coach for Leeds and District Union of Golf Clubs. James said “This is the culmination of three years of intensive work by Jak, who has focused on the structured tuition programme I have developed for him over that time. He is a very credible winner of this competition and I believe it is the start of great things to come.” At the Prize Award ceremony Jak paid tribute to the tremendous support he receives from his Dad, Steve Cavanagh, a fellow member, and to the encouragement he received from his Grandad who was his Caddie on the day. Pictured above left: James Whitaker with Jak

Hole-in-one by 2 at Garforth Two members score an ace at the same hole in the same event! Captain’s Day at Garforth Golf Club turned out to be a special day for two members, the prizes included 4 hole in one prizes, one of these being a car. The new Volkswagen up! was on offer for an ace at the par 3 16th, kindly sponsored by Leeds Volkswagen. It was on the 182 yard par 3, 5th where Mick Higgins scored the first hole in one and won himself a new set of custom fitted Ping Irons and Woods and a Motocaddy Electric Trolley and of course a bag in which to put his new prize possessions. Less than an hour later Graham Jackson holed in one at the same hole and bagged himself the same prize.


Take a seat, sit back, relax... Wealth Creation…………..Wealth Preservation from independent financial planning specialists

Call, write or email - Our contact details are shown below Red Planet Financial Solutions 3rd Floor | Arndale House | Crossgates | Leeds | LS15 8EU T: 0113 260 4285 | F: 0113 204 4978 www.redplanetfinancial.co.uk | email: jane@redplanetfinancial.co.uk

Red Planet Financial Solutions is a trading style of Hirst & Company Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority – 228815 Registered in England. Registered Address: 3rd Floor, Arndale House, Crossgates, Leeds LS15 8EU. Registered number - 4752037

Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Services Authority


2013 Opens 05/05/2013 Mixed Pairs Open - £36 per couple 01/07/2013 Senior Pairs Open - £36 per pair 18/07/2013 Ladies Team Open - £60 per team 31/07/2013 Cobble Hall Scratch Open - £25 per person 07/08/2013 Leeds Amateur Cup - £25 per person 02/09/2013 Senior Pairs Open - £36 per pair

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

RIPON CITY GOLF CLUB

FANTASTIC VALUE PLAY & STAY - £70 Sunday Driver - £70 Why not enjoy a tremendous value deal for in conjunction with the new Wetherspoons Hotel in Ripon Enjoy 18 holes of golf on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning and Bed and breakfast in Ripon City Centre. Immediate access to pubs, bars, and dining. Ripon offers a tremendous range of international cuisine, top quality restaurants, and bar meals to suit every budget. Midweek Driver - £75 Day 1 golf, bed & breakfast, day 2 golf Available all other days except Saturday (All reservations subject to Tee time and Hotel accommodation availability at the time of booking)

Superb range of Society & Corporate packages Great deals for new members Please Contact the Secretary for details: secretary@riponcitygolfclub.com Telephone: 01765 603640 www.riponcitygolfclub.com


36

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

REGIONAL News

Horsforth raise 8K at annual AM-AM

Free Junior Membership at Bishop Auckland

Lee Westwood comes to Rudding Park

Horsforth Golf Club (pictured) has held its annual AM-AM with 38 teams entering the competition, a 4 Man Team Stableford with 2 scores to count at each hole. Before and after play the entrants were persuaded to part with their cash in a Tombola and a raffle for a gallon bottle of whisky for the good of the charity, the Bexley Wing at St James Hospital, for which the club has previously raised £220,000.

Bishop Auckland Golf Club is offering free membership to children under 11 to celebrate receiving a national award for its role in developing a new generation of golfers. Bishop earned the GolfMark seal of approval for its beginner and child-friendly approach to introducing new people to the sport.

Juniors from around the world came to Rudding Park for the Lee Westwood Golf Academy and got the opportunity to see their idol in action. Now in its fourth year, the Lee Westwood Golf Academy takes place over three days and is designed for children aged seven to 16 to help improve their golf whilst having fun.

The club, based in Durham Road, is working hard to make it as easy as possible for people of all ages to give golf a try by running taster sessions for both children and adults.

Lee Westwood flew in by helicopter especially to see the young golfers and offer a few tips. A question and answer session followed where the children found out how Lee started playing golf with his Dad in the summer holidays and one junior asked him how much he earns!

The evening began with the prize-giving to the first 18 teams, with the majority of the prizes sourced by Margaret Gott, in memory of Danny Kitching who instigated the competition back in 1991. The winners were R.Lewis, S.Lewis, A.Hurley & J.Gunn, with 87 points, winning a TV each. An auction followed, which alone raised £2055. The total raised on the day was £8000 for which a cheque was presented to Sheila O’Shea, fund raiser for the Bexley wing. Sheila gave her sincere thanks for the amount raised.

Free weekend coaching is available to juniors thanks to the club’s PGA professional Michael Pilgrim with the support of junior liaison officers Phil and Debbie Vaulks. Bishop Auckland has built strong links with local schools as part of its drive to encourage newcomers into the sport and is looking to roll out a Tri Golf scheme for the area’s primary schools in the future. Founded in 1894, one of Durham’s oldest club’s also continues to look to the future, with plans under discussion for a new Par-3 area which would provide an ideal setting for newcomers to the sport to develop their golfing skills.

Rudding Park’s Golf Manager, James King was delighted. “It’s wonderful to see the younger generation so excited about golf and having the opportunity to make the most of Rudding Park ’s extensive range of golf facilities.”


LEODIS STAIRLIFTS ESTABLISHED 1991

yo

u

w

w

g

ns

in

pin

lif

Hel

e

01132 652 540 or freephone 0800 542 6045 e.sales@leodisstairlifts.co.uk www.leodisstairlifts.co.uk

it h

d th e u ps an

Are your stairs proving a problem? Don’t worry our stairlifts can help. Leodis Stairlifts supply NEW & reconditioned curved & straight Stairlifts by Acorn, Bison, Brooks, Minivator, Stannah and other top brands.

do

No. 1 St airli in Yorks fts hire, Humber side & Lancas hire


Looking for a game? County Golf League is the biggest online golf society in Yorkshire, playing events all around the county and surrounding areas.

There’s an 8 match winter league running from September to April, as well as a summer match, stroke play competitions and a summer open. At other times there’s always a game to play. Come and join us for golf and banter!

www.countygolfleague.com


Enjoy a round of golf at one of Northumberland’s best presented and beautiful golf courses. Suitable for golfers of all abilities.

Near Felton Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 9QP Tel: 01670 787898 Fax: 01670 787164 email: info@burghampark.co.uk www.burghampark.co.uk

Morpeth Golf Club A MUST PLAY COURSE WHILE STAYING IN NORTHUMBERLAND

A traditional Northumbrian parklands course designed in 1906 by six times Open winner Harry Vardon. A true test of golf on a mature picturesque course. www.morpethgolf.co.uk Contact Terry@morpethgolf.co.uk

Felmoor Park Eshottheugh, Felton, Morpeth Northumberland, NE65 9QH Free Phone: 0800 680 0204

Autumn Golf Breaks

2 Rounds of Golf & 2 Nights Stay £75 per head (based on 4 people sharing)

Playing 2 Great Courses: Burgham Park & Morpeth Golf Club

www.northumberlandluxurylogcabins.co.uk Please email: wendytempleman@yahoo.co.uk Quote reference NE when making enquiries

To book your Luxury Golf Break FREE PHONE: 0800 680 0204


LGCC

Leeds Golf Car Company Ltd

Leeds Golf Car Company is one of the North’s leading Golf Buggy Sales & Hire Companies, offering an extensive range of Yamaha and E-Z-GO Golf Buggies with a proven track record covering 15 years. We currently have a fleet of over 500 vehicles including standard golf cars, personnel carriers and workhorses with an extensive range for Sale and Hire.

Main suppliers of

Telephone: 0113 3934100 jamie@golfbuggies-gb.com www.golfbuggies-gb.com


42

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North Yorkshire Introduction

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

03 Middlesborough 08

Whitby

Richmond A1

11 06 A170

05

10 Ripon 02

Malton

A65

Skipton A629

A59

Harrogate

A19

A1

A61

13 A64 01

09 05 12

A1(M)

York 04 14

M1

A19

15

Selby

M62

01. Aldwark Manor 02. Bentham 03. Cleveland 04. Fulford 05. Harrogate 06. Kirkbymoorside 07. Malton and Norton 08. Middlesbrough

09. Oakdale 10. Ripon City 11. Romanby Golf & Country 12. Rudding Park 13. Sandburn Hall 14. Scarthingwell 15. The Oaks

Scarborough

Pickering

07

43


Contact Details

44

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel Aldwark, Alne, Nr York North Yorkshire, YO61 1UF Telephone: 01347 838146 aldwarkmanorgolf@qhotels.co.uk www.qhotels.co.uk

Aldwark Manor

01. How to Find Within 30 minutes drive of York and Leeds. From A1(M) Exit Jct 47, follow signs for Green Hammerton (A59). Travel 3 miles then turn left, signposted for Aldwark Manor (Boroughbridge B6256). A further three miles into the village of Little Ouseburn, turn right signposted Aldwark Manor. At the next T Junction turn right, cross toll bridge (40p) and then turn left, entrance 800 yards ahead. Facilities

Aldwark Manor was commissioned in 1865 by Lord Walsingham as a wedding present for his eldest daughter. The original Manor forms the basis of what is now the Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel which sits in the picturesque Vale of York surrounded by the Aldwark Manor Golf Course. Set in 120 acres of parkland around a 19th century manor, our par 72, easy walking 6187 yard course is set in the beautiful Vale of York. The River Ure meanders through the course and comes into play on several holes. This coupled with other water hazards makes Aldwark Manor a challenge to golfers

of all abilities. Although not a long course, a premium is put on accuracy and the course offers plenty of risk and reward shots. Signature Holes: Hole 10 471 yards Par 5 After a well struck shot from the tee the second demands a long iron over a water hazard to a guarded green. Play it safe or go for an eagle? Hole 18 159 yards Par 3 Negotiate your way round to the 18th hole and finish with a par 3 over water to a target green. A great hole to finish an interesting and challenging golf course, be sure to get your clubbing correct!

One for the Handicap. One of a kind. Membership from £39.00 per month Play at any other QHotel Golf Course during the week for Free 20% Discount on all shop clothing 20% Discount in Hotel Bars 6 Sponsored Member Events within the Year

54 luxurious bedrooms divided between the Manor House and Contemporary Wing. The Brasserie Restaurant, The Terrace Bar, Leisure Facilities including Pool, Steam room, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Gym, Spa. Free Parking for 200 cars. 6 Conference and Meeting rooms. Trolley and Buggy hire. Practice Ground. Putting Green, Lessons Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6187 • 5999 • 5539 (73) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

3 170

10

5

471

2

4 287

11

4

354

3

4 282

12

4

360

4

4 298

13

4

378

5

3 186

14

5

489

6

4 363

15

3

198

7

4 461

16

4

292

8

5 551

17

5

515

9

4 373

18

3

159


Contact Details

45

Bentham Golf Club Robin Lane, High Bentham Lancaster, LA2 7AG Telephone: 01524 262455 golf@benthamgolfclub.co.uk www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find

BeNtham

Bentham Golf Club is remarkably accessible, only 20 minutes from J 34 or J 36 on the M6, or if travelling from the Yorkshire Dales, only 5 minutes from the A65 to the centre of Bentham where the golf course is well sign posted.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant (serving food daily), Function Room seating up to 120, Accommodation, Pro Shop, Lessons, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Outdoor Practice Area, Putting Green. Coming Soon Swing Room, Covered Practice area/ Driving Range, Practice Chipping Green, Electric Trolley Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6033 • 5682 • 5484 (73) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 387

10

4

394

2

5 512

11

4

296

3

4 267

12

5

509

4

4 361

13

4

326

5

5 488

14

3

169

6

3 148

15

4

350

7

4 398

16

4

343

8

3 141

17

3

147

9

4 381

18

4

416

First established in 1922, Bentham Golf Club became an 18 hole course in 2002. Described as the Augusta of the Dales, Bentham provides a challenge to golfers of all abilities. A picturesque course on the North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire border, the views of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside are a sight to behold on a clear day, with a breathtaking background of the Lake District Fells. The course has been under new ownership of the Marshall Family since 2009 and has a bright future ahead of it. 2011 saw the rebuilding and expansion of the clubhouse and the start of the course redesign. The improvements

just keep coming; with the Swing Room currently in construction and the plans for a covered practice area been drawn up as you read this, 2012 will see more development for this spectacular course. Visitors are very welcome every day of the week, whether as a society, corporate or smaller group. Signature Hole: 8th, 138 yards, Par 3 From the elevated tee you can see exactly what is required and you need to be precise because the green is only a tantalizingly short distance away but there is a pond between you and the flag. Subtle contours on the green and two adjacent bunkers complete the challenge.

Golf Guide Readers Unique Offer: 4 ball for £50 including bacon butties! Plus Winter Membership for £75 or 18 month Course Membership for only £450 Quote GOLFGUIDE when booking your tee. Bookings must be made in advance. For more offers visit: www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk


Contact Details

46

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

03. 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

Following our successful 2012 we have a limited number of membership packages available for 2013 Winter green fees Monday to Friday 10.30 – 13.00 £24. Visiting Parties are welcome Monday to Friday 10.30 onwards, booking forms and prices available online. For further winter deals and Sunday green fees contact the Secretary on 01642 471 798


Contact Details

47

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

04. How to Find

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

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.

• 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 Golf Rates Greens fees and packages now available 01904 413579 ext5 See website www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk for ONLINE bookings and last minute deals FULFORD (YORK) GOLF CLUB – 01904 413579, HESLINGTON LANE, YORK YO10 5DY, info@fulfordgolfclub.co.uk


The travelling golfers ideal companion is also available online

w w w. t h e g o l fe r s g u i d e . c o . u k


Contact Details

49

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

05. 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

3 227

18

4

411

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.

New Stay and Play Offer 2 rounds of golf (Sunday/Monday) with overnight stay inc. DBB £99

Winter Golf – 1 November to 31 March 2013 Offer 1 – 18 holes plus chef’s homemade soup/sandwiches - £22 Offer 2 – Coffee/bacon roll, 18 holes, 2 course evening meal - £29

www.harrogate-gc.co.uk Telephone: 01423 862999
 secretary@harrogate-gc.co.uk


Contact Details

50

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club Manor Vale Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6EG Telephone: 01751 431525 enqs@kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk www.kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk

06. How to Find

Kirkbymoorside

Approaching Kirkbymoorside from Thirsk on the A170, turn left at the roundabout into the town (if approaching from Pickering turn right). Follow the main street until you reach a mini roundabout at the top of the town. Turn left, and then take the first turning right (brown sign to golf course) about 150 yards down the road. Follow the road (Manor Vale) through the wood until you reach the Golf Club car park.

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club offers a challenging golf course set in a beautiful, quiet, rural surrounding on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

to test your golf on a gem of a course in the peace and tranquillity of superb countryside then you can do no better than enjoy the hospitality offered at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club.

Whatever the time of year, you will be impressed with the spectacular scenery and the peace and quiet which will surround you during the whole of your round. The view over the moors from the 13th tee is unsurpassed in the whole of the North of England. Looking away from the moors, the course offers distant views of the Yorkshire Wolds and The Hambleton Hill – both areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want

Signature Holes Like all courses, Kirkbymoorside has its signature holes. Whatever your handicap the ‘right to left’ drive from the 7th tee will provide a true test to those seeking par and the 10th is not named the ‘widow maker’ for nothing. It’s a tough drive on the par four 13th, but the view from the tee out to the moors past the village of Gillamoor, makes even the poorest tee shot (almost) forgettable.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69. SS 70 • 6207 • 5954 • 5422 (73) H ole

Me

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

3 123

10

4

315

2

4 412

11

4

441

3

3 187

12

4

261

4

4 362

13

4

409

5

4 385

14

5

510

6

3 148

15

3

175

7

4 417

16

4

378

8

4 267

17

4

411

9

4 439

18

4

314

mb

Par

ers

hip

opt

ion

s av

aila

ble

fro

250

Twilight golf £15 after 4pm. Call: 01751 431525 10% off all Society packages (from £33 for 27 holes and food) for 8 or more golfers when mentioning The Golf Guide

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club


Contact Details

51

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

07. 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

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

FLEXI MEMBERSHIP From only £300 =100 points MNGC Flexi-Membership is an annual points based pay-as-you-play system.Points are purchased and deducted before each round of golf, and the scheme enables members to maintain an official CONGU handicap and play in midweek Club competitions. For further details and an application form please contact Nick Redman on 01653 697912

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.


Contact Details

52

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

08. 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 £40.00. Winter £35.00 Weekends/Bank Holidays 18 Holes Summer £45.00. Winter £38.00 Visiting Party Packages from £42.00 (coffee/bacon roll, 18 holes, 2 course meal) USGA specification greens.

Middlesbrough GOLF CLUB


Contact Details

53

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

09. How to Find

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

18 holes, Par 71 • 6484 • 6061 • 5513 (72) Par

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

H ole

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.

• 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

3 138

18

4

306

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.


Contact Details

54

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

10. 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 gives great topographic relief to the course and has 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. 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 Spring

2012 will see the re-designed 2nd and 15th holes come into full play. And after a thoroughly enjoyable game of golf players can relax in the comfort of a bar that offers a panoramic view of no less than 4 greens. Visitors always receive a warm and friendly welcome - many return year after year to take advantage of the excellent golf and accompanying facilities. Ever popular with Visiting Parties, packages again offer great value. Full details are available on the website or from the Secretary. Ripon City Golf Club is well worth a visit to play and is certainly a great club to join.

NEW

RIPON CITY GOLF CLUB www.riponcitygolfclub.com

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Private function facilities, Covered Floodlit Range, Putting Green, Pitching & Chipping Areas, Buggy & Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Tuition Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6084 • 5780 (71) • 5557 (73) 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

FANTASTIC VALUE PLAY AND STAY

2013 Society Deals Great Society deals throughout 2013 can be booked through the Secretary’s Office or the Pro Shop for 2013 Society Groups at 2012 prices!

Sunday Driver - £70 18 holes on Sunday afternoon & Monday morning. B&B at the new Wetherspoons Hotel in Ripon. Immediate access to pubs, bars, and dining. Midweek Driver - £75 Day 1 golf, bed & breakfast, day 2 golf. Available all other days except Saturday. (All reservations subject to Tee time and Hotel accommodation availability at the time of booking)

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


Contact Details

55

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

11. 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.


Rudding Park

56

Hawtree Course Rudding Park offers the most comprehensive golf facility in the north of England, providing a range of golfing experiences for members, visitors, societies and corporate groups.

From a full corporate or society day with a formal awards dinner in the hotel to a short team building event followed by coffee and a bacon sandwich, every package is uniquely created.

Designed by the renowned golf course architect Martin Hawtree, the championship 18 hole, par 72 Hawtree course runs through the beautiful 19th century parkland. The championship course proves a challenge for even the most seasoned golfer.

Signature Hole- Hawtree Course – 14th Aptly named Rhododendron Glade due to the flourish of colour surrounding the green during summer. The 163 yard par 3 is well guarded by three bunkers at the front, with another hidden from view to the right. The hole, which plays uphill and into the prevailing wind is a challenge for golfers of all abilities, with the undulating green making par no easy score.

A variety of golf membership schemes are available to suit all budgets & time constraints.

Hawtree Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6883 • 6546 • 5823 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

393 384 463 442 176 533 456 202 525

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4

499 211 393 341 176 398 488 389 414

AFTERNOON 10 HOLE GAME Fit a shorter round of golf into your busy schedule.

10 HOLES FROM £10 PER PLAYER Availability of the 10 Hole Option changes depending on the time of year.

To book call:

01423 872100 or email reservations@ruddingpark.com


Contact Details

57

Rudding Park Follifoot, Harrogate North Yorkshire, HG3 1JH Telephone: 01423 872100 golf@ruddingpark.com www.ruddingpark.co.uk

12. How to Find

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).

Facilities 4* Hotel, Spa and Gym Facilities. 5* Luxury Lodges, Holiday Park - Camping & Caravanning, Self Catering Chalet Lodges and Cottages, Deer House Family Pub. Conference & Banqueting Facilities, 14 seat Cinema.

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).

Repton Course and Golf Academy The Repton Short Course consists of 6 par 3 holes set to USGA specifications. The development comprises one parkland hole, two woodland and two water holes. Offering golf in an hour, the course is equally popular with busy professionals and scratch golfers as retired couples and novices. Rudding Park Golf Academy also includes a 110 yard Academy hole, bunker, chipping and putting greens, professional swing studio and the 18 bay driving range. This enables golfers to practice all elements of the game. Staffed by a team of four PGA Professionals,

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

Sunday and Monday Driver for £84.50pppn Unlimited golf* with this dinner, bed and breakfast package.

Call: 01423 871350 Corporate and Society Golf Days are available from £22 per golfer. * Terms and conditions apply

the Academy is an ideal facility for practice, advice and lessons. The Professionals are able to provide tuition for all levels of ability. Signature Hole: Repton Course – 5th Provides a true-to-life replica of the worldfamous 17th at Sawgrass, playing the same yardage as the renowned Florida hole (137 yards). The daunting tee shot to an undulating green puts emphasis on club selection. The green is swiveled around to provide a longer & deeper putting surface which seems to be an easy target, however when the prevailing wind is a factor avoiding the water is no easy feat.


Contact Details

58

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

13. 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

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 with many societies and groups visiting the club to make the most of the fantastic course condition Sandburn has to offer. This has been recognised by the club being chosen as the host club for the Yorkshire PGA Sandburn Hall Masters and Pro Am event since 2009. 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.

Monday special 18 holes of Golf with coffee & bacon roll Only £20 per person* Visit our website for the latest offers www.sandburnhall.co.uk

Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Grand Function Hall, 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

Half Day Coffee & bacon roll 18 holes & Two course meal £41.00 p.p **

* Booking no more than 10 days in advance, maximum of 4 people per booking. ** Quote TGGA when booking and receive a complimentary 2ball voucher towards your prize presentation. Applicable to societies of 12 or more.


Contact Details

59

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

14. 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.

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

3 122

18

3

189

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.

Society Packages

Scarthingwell Golf Course

We have numerous packages designed to match your ideal golfing day out – if one of these is not exactly what you want we can easily adapt one to meet your requirements


Contact Details

60

The Oaks Golf Club Aughton Common, Aughton York, YO42 4PW Telephone: 01757 288577 info@theoaksgolfclub.co.uk www.theoaksgolfclub.co.uk

15. How to Find

THE OAKS

One mile North of Bubwith on B1228. Sat Nav key in “Birk Lane Aughton York.” Route from M62 & M18 (Hull or Sheffield) Leave M62 at Junction 37, take 2nd exit at roundabout, over next one and take first exit off third back towards Howden. Join B1228 opposite Station Pub, signposted with brown sign for The Oaks, Howden Station & Bubwith. Go straight over crossroads with Rix Garage on your right for approx half a mile and you will see the curved brick entrance to The Oaks on your right.

From the moment you approach the outstanding entrance you are transported into an oasis where friendliness, quality and professionalism (and fast USGA greens!) are the key words to the success of ‘The Oaks’. The course is built in harmony with the natural woodland setting close to the picturesque Derwent Ings. The wide green fairways blend and bend with the gentle contours of the countryside with seven lakes coming into play. Greens are all built to USGA specifications with substantial mounding. Superb practice facilities include driving bays, a ball dispenser,

putting green, practice bunkers and short game practice areas. Half-way refreshments are available at a log cabin where you can sit and feed the almost tame rainbow trout, who will perform in anticipation of a treat. You may also be fortunate enough to be paid a visit by the family of swans. An old fashioned red telephone box waits to greet you on the 18th tee where you can order your hard earned refreshments from the clubhouse.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Golf Academy, Driving Range, Practice Areas, Golf Lessons, Shop, Health Spa, Club Hire, Buggy Hire & Trolley Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6849 • 6381 • 5609 (73)

A wide range of treats await your return to the clubhouse; our chefs’ freshly prepared treats, and maybe a dip in the pool followed by a steam or sauna to ease away aches and pains.

EARLY BOOKING: Group prices 2012/13

H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

5 541

10

4

448

2

4 458

11

3

203

3

4 384

12

5

518

4

3 129

13

4

336

5

4 406

14

4

479

6

4 366

15

3

192

7

3 188

16

4

345

8

4 389

17

4

429

9

5 505

18

5

533

May to Sept.

April & Oct.

Nov. to March

£25

£22

£18

Package 1: Coffee & 18 holes Package 2: Coffee, Bacon Roll & 18 holes

£27

£24

£20

Package 3: Coffee, Bacon Roll, 18 holes & 1 course meal

£30

£27

£23

Package 4: Coffee, Bacon Roll, 18 holes & 2 course meal

£34

£31

£27

Package 5: Coffee, Bacon Roll, 18 holes & 3 course meal

£38

£35

£30

Package 6: Coffee, Bacon Roll, lunch, 27 holes, & 3 courses

£48

£44

£38

Organiser free for parties of 12 or more Visit our website for more options: www.theoaksgolfclub.co.uk Tel: 01757 288577


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North Yorkshire Directory

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

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

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

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

Ingelby Barwick Telephone: 01642 765 000 www.inglebygolf.co.uk

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

Bedale Telephone: 01677 422443 www.bedalegolfclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crimple Valley Telephone: 01423 883485 Website n/a

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

Settle Telephone: 01729 825288 www.settlegolfcourse.org

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

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

Skelton Park Golf Club Telephone: 01904 470 549 www.skeltonparkgolfcourse.co.uk

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

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

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

Filey Telephone: 01723 513134 www.fileygolfclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ripon City Telephone: 01765 603640 www.riponcitygolfclub.com

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

Ganton Telephone: 01944 710329 www.gantongolfclub.com

Romanby Telephone: 01609 778855 www.romanby.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

York Golf Range Telephone: 01904 499275 www.yorkgolfrange.co.uk

61


62

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

West Yorkshire Introduction

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.


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

West Yorkshire Introduction

01

A1(M) 10 18

Keighley

17

07

02 08 22

Bradford

14

11 15

03

Tadcaster

16

12

06

Leeds M1 M621

A629

19 Halifax 04

21

M62 Dewsbury

Brighouse 05 09 M62

Pontefract Wakefield

13

20

Huddersfield

M1

A629 A1(M)

01. Bracken Ghyll 02. Bradford 03. Cookridge Hall 04. Crow Nest Park 05. Dewsbury 06. Garforth Driving Range 07. Hollins Hall 08. Horsforth 09. Huddersfield 10. Ilkley 11. Leeds Golf Centre

12. Leeds Golf Club 13. Mid Yorkshire 14. Moor Allerton 15. Moortown 16. Scarcroft 17. Shipley 18. Wetherby 19. South Leeds 20. Wakefield 21. Willow Valley 22. Woodhall Hills

63


Contact Details

64

Bracken Ghyll Golf Club Skipton Road, Addingham, LS29 0SL Telephone: 01943 831207 office@brackenghyll.co.uk www.brackenghyll.co.uk

01. How to Find

Bracken Ghyll

From Ilkley follow the A65 signposted Skipton, at the roundabout at the top of the hill on the Addingham bypass turn right towards Addingham village, then at the next T-junction turn left and the entrance to the golf club will be approx 300 yards on the right hand side.

Bracken Ghyll Golf Club was founded in 1993 as a 9 hole course but has developed rapidly into one of the most enjoyable and challenging 18 hole courses in the North of England. It is a vibrant progressive club with increasing membership set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. The “National Club Golfer” magazine describes the course as “With two distinct halves, the 5,600 yards layout is an intriguing mix of the old and the new, with a common theme of undulating parkland which is surprisingly mature for its age. A warm welcome and immaculate fairways and greens

are reasons why so many visiting parties choose Bracken Ghyll on a regular basis”. The course is complemented by outdoor and indoor practice areas, a well appointed bar with catering, a function room that can accommodate up to 120 guests, extensive car parking and a warm Yorkshire welcome. Signature Hole: The short 17th “Quarry Hole” is Bracken Ghyll’s signature hole. A par three 148 yards off the white tees demanding an accurate tee shot to a raised green flanked down the right by a stream that gathers many balls. It can be a card breaker at the end of your round.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function Room, Short Iron Practice Area, Indoor Practice Area, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 5624 • 5433 (69) • 5169 (70) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 321

10

3

144

2

4 358

11

4

384

3

4 396

12

4

425

4

4 316

13

3

143

5

3 195

14

4

472

6

4 297

15

4

342

7

4 347

16

5

558

8

4 327

17

3

148

9

3 177

18

4

274

Winter Rates: 1st November to 31st March 2013 18 holes for £20 or with County Card for £15 Winter 4 ball rate £60 Visiting Parties of 8 or more players: Please contact the office on 01943 831207 to arrange your golfing package

For more information visit www.brackenghyll.co.uk. Or email office@brackenghyll.co.uk or call 01943 831207 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)


Contact Details

65

Bradford Golf Club
 Club House, Hawksworth Lane, Guiseley, LS20 8NP Telephone: 01943 875570 Email enquiries via website www.bradfordgolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Card Room, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Buggies, Pro Shop, Lessons, Video Analysis

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6303 • 6066 • 5478 (72) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 325

10

4

396

2

4 417

11

4

307

3

3 155

12

3

142

4

4 280

13

4

367

5

4 461

14

3

167

6

4 360

15

4

416

7

4 444

16

4

420

8

4 346

17

5

487

9

5 491

18

4

322

Bradford

From Leeds: Take the A65 (Leeds/ Ilkley) to Guiseley (Harry Ramsden’s) then, at the roundabout, take the Bradford road for approx 1 mile. Turn right into Hawksworth Lane for 1 mile From Bradford: Take the A6038 through Shipley for 3 miles then turn left into Hawksworth Lane for 1 mile. From Skipton, Ilkley and the M6 (North): Take the A65 (Skipton/Leeds) to Guiseley (Harry Ramsden’s) then, at the roundabout, take the Bradford road for approx 1 mile. Turn right into Hawksworth Lane for 1 mile.

Laid out in 1899, our Par 71 Championship Course can justly claim to be one of the oldest in Yorkshire and provides a real challenge for golfers of all handicaps. Set out in 6,300 yards, it is a moorland links which commands stunning views over Baildon and Rombald Moors. Two special features, Greenhouse Hill and Birkin Hill, have irregular contours and accommodate the testing Par 4 10th and Par 3 14th, both of which require accurate shots to well protected greens. The course runs in two loops with the 10th hole and 18th hole each finishing outside the

The Bradford Golf Club

Clubhouse. Many holes are played along welldefined, tree-lined fairways to spacious, but fast and testing greens with subtle borrows. Always in immaculate condition, the course has recently undergone an impressive £1 million improvement programme to ensure that it remains pristine and playable throughout the seasons in all but the most adverse weather conditions. The course continues to be used for many prestigious Yorkshire Championships and is the home of The Hawksworth Trophy, a 36hole strokeplay competition for the leading amateur golfers in Northern England.

H o m e o f t h e Hawksw o r t h t r o p h y

Vi s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w. b r a d f o r d g o l f c l u b . c o . u k f o r t h e l a t e s t o f f e r s


Contact Details

66

Cookridge Hall Golf Club Ltd Cookridge Lane Leeds, LS16 7NL Telephone: 0113 230 0641 info@cookridgehall.co.uk www.cookridgehall.co.uk

Cookridge Hall

03. How to Find From M1: Continue onto M621. At junction 2, take the A643 exit. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A643. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Wellington Rd/A58 (M). Take the A660 exit toward A65/ Skipton. Turn left onto Blackman Ln. Turn right onto Woodhouse Ln/ A660. Slight left onto Otley Old Road, signposted Cookridge. Continue for approximately 1½ miles golf club entrance will be on right.

American in design, Golf Course Architect Karl Litten and his team, also responsible for building the Emirates Club in Dubai, incorporated many of the natural features of this north Leeds countryside when creating Cookridge Hall. Since then continued reinvestment and design work has been key to the progression of the golf course recognised by all our members and visitors.

inaccurate putting will be punished especially on the fast running and undulating greens. The back nine could be classed as more forgiving with two par 5’s and two impressive par 3’s, after negotiating those successfully golfers are faced with a do or die decision on the 18th. Be it a social game or in the heat of a match the 18th hole is a spectacle in itself and provides the perfect finish to a most enjoyable round.

The front nine holes are littered with daunting water hazards and strategic bunkering, culminating in one of many memorable holes the short par 3, 6th. Good golf will be rewarded but beware any loose shots or

Floodlit Driving Range: Open to the public 7 days a week, the purpose built floodlit driving range boasts 22 individual bays each housing the latest air compressed mats and quality two piece golf balls.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, 22 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6788 • 6497 • 5978 • 5113 H ole

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 387

10

5

503

2

4 433

11

5

529

3

5 542

12

4

395

4

3 169

13

4

408

5

4 356

14

3

157

6

3 150

15

3

152

7

5 519

16

4

399

8

4 320

17

4

354

9

4 410

18

4

314

WELCOME TO COOKRIDGE HALL GOLF CLUB ‘An idyllic venue with hospitality second to none’ Winter 2012/13 Golf Breaks from Only £54.00 Inc 18 holes & B&B at Weetwood Hall Hotel Group Golf Packages Coffee, 18 Holes followed by Steak Pie & Chips Only £20.95*

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

Christmas Special Coffee, 18 Holes followed by 2 course Traditional Christmas Dinner Only £24.95* *T&C’s apply

Par


Contact Details

67

Crow Nest Park Golf Club Coach Road, Hove Edge, Brighouse, HD6 2LN Pro Shop: 01484 401121 info@crownestgolf.co.uk www.crownestgolf.co.uk

Crow Nest Park

04. How to Find From the M62: Leave motorway at Junction 25 and take A644 to Brighouse. Follow signs for Bradford and take the A641. After approx 1/2 mile turn left up Smithy Carr Lane to junction with Lightcliffe Road and turn right.(Brown Directional sign) and drive a further 1/2 mile and at Coach Road turn right to Crow Nest Park .

Facilities Bar, Rookery Restaurant (midweek) Function Suite with restaurant (weekends), Function Bar, Practice Putting Green and Bunker, Automated 8 Bay Driving Range, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Lessons and Junior Academy.

Course Information 9 holes, Par 35 • 2976 • 2933 • 2765 H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 357

2

4 412

3

4 476

4

4 301

5

3 131

6

4 352

7

4 288

8

3 211

9

5 526

Crow Nest Park is a testing par 70 course and is considered unique amongst 9 hole golf courses, as it stands 450ft above sea level, is well sheltered and playable almost all year round, and has excellent U.S.G.A standard greens. The greens remain in play except in the harshest of weather conditions and we are lucky to have many old and established trees throughout the course and these give a real feeling of maturity which belies the fact that the course is only a “teenager” in terms of age.

challenge to the second half of the round. Over recent years the quality of the course has been recognised by a number of bodies, with the “Golf World” magazine labeling Crow Nest in 2010 as one of the worlds top nine hole golf courses. A grand accolade and one of which we are quite rightly proud. In recent times the Club has successfully converted to a Members Club, and we offer a warm and friendly welcome both on and off the course to visitors and societies alike.

Most holes have two alternative tees which offer an interesting and very different

Special Autumn Offer AT Crow Nest Park Golf Club 10 rounds of golf for £150.00. From 1.10.12 to 31.3.12. To book tee times please phone the Pro Shop on 01484 401121. New 150 seat function room due to open 1st November 2012 - to book phone 01484 401152


The travelling golfers ideal companion is also available online

w w w. go l fg u i d e p u b l i cat i o n s . co m


Contact Details

69

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

05. 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.

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

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.


Contact Details

70

Garforth Driving Range

Garforth Golf Range Long Lane, Garforth Leeds, LS25 2DN Telephone: 01132 87 11 11 golfcrazy@googlemail.com www.garforthgolfrange.co.uk

06. How to Find From M1 (Towards York): Slight left onto the ramp to M1/ A64(M)/York. Merge onto A58(M). Continue onto A64(M).Continue onto York Rd/A64. Continue to follow A64. Go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Barwick Rd. Continue onto Leeds Rd. Turn right onto Long Ln

Facilities

Fantastic golf facility where you can learn, improve, perfect, practice or just have fun! We are all-weather and floodlit open 9am6pm weekends and 9am - 9pm weekdays. Everyone welcome, free use of golf clubs and free tips and help to new golfers. Custom Fitting. Experience, Knowledge and Choice... We are very proud to have been chosen by every one of the game’s ‘Top Ten Manufacturers’ to offer custom fit on all their range of golf equipment, including Callaway, Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike, Mizuno, Wilson Staff, MD, Cleveland and Cobra. This enables us to give our customers

real choice - we are not dedicated to one or two brands. All our Golf Professional staff have many years of fitting experience and are fully trained to the highest possible standards. Here at Golf Crazy we have thousands of options within our numerous fitting carts. Using these along with state-of-the-art FlightScope launch monitors, we are best equipped to provide all our customers with the correct specification and best performing equipment on the market. Call today for your 100% free club check. The FlightScope experience starts at just £25. Ring 01132 871 111 to book your fitting.

Licensed Coffee Bar, 20 acre Floodlit Driving Range, Elevated Bays, Power Tees in all Bays, Free Club Use, Demonstration Days, Custom Fitting, Lessons, Pro Shop

Features » Everyone welcome » Free use of golf clubs » Free tips and help to new golfers » Powertees in all bays » Non intimidating environment » No silly gimmicks or over priced balls » A massive 20 acre range » Over 400 yards long » Stunning countryside location » Elevated bays & 30 grass tees » Without the ugly fences. » Proper 100% distance golf balls Opening Times We are all weather & floodlit Weekdays: 9 am - 9 pm Weekends: 9 am - 6 pm

Established in 1993 Golf Crazy is one of the UK’s leading golf equipment suppliers, stocking all the latest models from the very best brands in golf. We are committed to providing golf enthusiasts with unsurpassed service, consistently low and more affordable prices, and a comprehensive selection of the newest cutting-edge golf equipment from: Adidas, Bridgestone, Bushnell, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, FootJoy, Mizuno, Motocaddy, Nike, Odyssey, Ping, Puma, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist, Wilson Staff, and many more.

www.golfcrazy.co.uk 01132 871 111

Golf crazy is run by professional staff who do not switch sell, and are not paid commission, but are dedicated to making sure you find the best golf clubs and golf accessories to suit your swing style and playing level. With staff-tested golf equipment from the biggest names in the industry you’ll find the equipment you need to hit more greens, hole more putts and, sign better scorecards than ever before.


Contact Details

71

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 07. 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.

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.

£80.00 four ball with buggies To book please call 01274 534212 Terms and Conditions: Tee times are subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. This special rate is only available at Hollins Hall. Offer valid until 31st March 2013.

Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Hollins Hill, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7QW MarriottHollinsHall.co.uk


Contact Details

72

Horsforth Golf Club Layton Rise, Horsforth Leeds, LS18 5EX Telephone: 0113 258 6819 secretary@horsforthgolfclub.co.uk www.horsforthgolfclub.co.uk

08. How to Find

Horsforth

From all directions the club is best approached via the Leeds outer ring road (A6120) and the A65 which runs from Leeds centre northwest towards Ilkley and Skipton. The A6120 crosses the A65 in both directions at Horsforth. From this junction take the A65 signposted Ilkley, Airport, Skipton. After approx 0.75 mile turn right onto Layton Lane. At the top of the hill turn right onto Layton Road. After 400 yds turn left onto Layton Rise. The golf club is at the end of this short cul-de-sac.

If you would like to enjoy golf on a traditional Yorkshire Golf Course you won’t find anywhere better than Horsforth. Founded in 1906, Horsforth Golf Club, is situated approx. 6 miles northwest of Leeds city centre and lies close to Leeds Bradford International Airport.

 The McKenzie influenced 18 hole parkland course with mature woodland, natural contours and strategically placed bunkers provides a test for golfers of all abilities.

We have extensive golf practice facilities including an 18 hole putting green and our two Professional Golfers are only too happy to provide golf lessons for any ability of golfer..



Although a private members club, visitors and new members alike can expect a warm and enthusiastic welcome in our spacious, modern clubhouse featuring a large lounge area, with a well stocked bar including guest beers, comfortably capable of seating 100+, a 60 seat dining room and several smaller meeting rooms. We provide competitive packages for corporate and society days and also for events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, business meetings/seminars. Our whole team look forward to welcoming you and your fellow golfers and friends.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6258 • 5976 • 5521 (72) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 331

10

4

353

2

4 345

11

3

170

3

3 165

12

4

375

4

4 382

13

4

324

5

4 282

14

4

419

6

5 530

15

3

197

7

4 436

16

5

484

8

4 395

17

4

366

9

3 146

18

5

558

Visitors are always welcome Please contact the professionals for tee availability

Check with the professionals for winter deals/twilight offers Telephone: 0113 258 6819 - www.horsforthgolfclub.co.uk


Contact Details

73

Huddersfield Golf Club Ltd. Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, Huddersfield, HD2 2EP Telephone: 01484 426203 secretary@huddersfield-golf.co.uk www.huddersfield-golf.co.uk

09. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant , Function Rooms, Ping Fitting Service, Pro Shop, Buggies, Trolleys, Putting Green, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6505 • 6074 (70) • 5440 (73) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 438

10

4

275

2

4 320

11

3

161

3

5 494

12

4

401

4

3 165

13

3

198

5

5 509

14

4

448

6

4 350

15

4

367

7

4 360

16

4

428

8

3 133

17

3

177

9

4 440

18

5

475

Huddersfield

From M62: Leave the M62 at Junction 24 (A629 to Huddersfield & Halifax). Follow dual carriageway to Ainley Top Roundabout. Leave roundabout at third exit (A643 to Brighouse). Go under M62 to a set of traffic lights, turn right into Clough Lane. Pass the Roundhill pub, under the M62 again, and past the Clough House Inn (both pubs on left). Turn 1st right into Lightridge Road, in approximately 300yards immediately after Gernhill Avenue turn right into Huddersfield Golf Club. Approximately 5 minutes from Motorway.

Huddersfield Golf Club is one of the oldest and finest championship golf courses in the North of England. The home of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs, Huddersfield offers all a warm welcome, a fair test of golf, followed by good fellowship & excellent cuisine served within the elegant but comfortable rooms of Fixby Hall.

starting within 80 yards of the Clubhouse, the course offers a wonderful variety of golf played on springy moorland turf. The greens, recently upgraded to USGA standards offer the best chance of play throughout the year. There are some wonderful panoramic views and on a clear day it is possible to see more than 40 miles from the marker post on the 18th fairway.

The club is situated within 1 mile of junction 24 of the M62, equidistant from Leeds and Manchester. The Grade II listed 18th Century Clubhouse and the location makes Huddersfield the ideal venue for corporate and society golf days, business meetings and product launches. Laid out in two loops of nine holes, both

Huddersfield Golf Club

Signature Hole: 11th, ‘Pheasantry’. This is a fantastic looking par 3! The tee shot has to carry all the way onto the green as there is a steep slope at the front. Any tee shot missing the green right can kick down to the out of bounds. Missing left, the ball will run into the trees.

The Home of Yorkshire Golf

WINTER OFFERS AT FIXBY 18 holes of Championship Golf, a Big Breakfast, and a pot of tea £30 per person or £100 a Fourball and a NEW FIXBY FRIDAY WINTER OPEN SERIES Visit our website to book online www.huddersfield-golf.co.uk or contact the Professional shop on 01484 426203 Host of the 2013 Yorkshire Amateur Championship


Contact Details

74

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

10. 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. 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.

WINTER OFFERS. Until 31st March 2013.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6276 • 6021 • 5728 (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

4 392

18

4

418

NO T EM P OR A RY G REENS OR T EES , NO M A T S .

P L A Y A BE A U T IFUL FL A T P A R K L A ND C OURSE ORI G IN A LLY DESI G NED BY DR . A LIS T ER M A C K EN Z IE .

FOR A G r e at Da y ’ s golfing in Yorkshire

WINTER PACKAGE - £36

WINTER WARMER - £30

- Minimum of 4 players - Bacon rolls & tea/coffee on arrival - One round of golf, followed by - Two course meal - Must be booked in advance

- Minimum of 4 players - Bacon rolls & tea/coffee on arrival - One round of golf, followed by - Soup & sandwiches

FOUR BALL OFFER- £96

OFFICE - 01943 600214 PRO SHOP - 01943 607463

- One round of golf

TO BOOK YOUR TEE TIME CALL


Contact Details

75

Leeds Golf Centre (Wike Ridge Golf Club) Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell Leeds, LS17 9JW

Leeds Golf Centre

Telephone: 0113 288 6000 info@leedsgolfcentre.com www.leedsgolfcentre.com

11. How to Find From A1M North or A1M South (M62 & M1): Exit A1M at J45, take the A659 signposted Collingham and follow signs for Harewood House taking care to stay on the A659. Turn left at the T-junction directly opposite entrance to Harewood House, travel for a further 2km and take the first left (Wike Lane). Drive through village of Wike and turn right onto School Lane – Leeds Golf Centre is at end of private roadway.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 18 Hole Course, 12 Hole Par 3 Course, Floodlit Driving Range, Teaching Academy, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop.

Course Information Wike Ridge 18 Holes, Par 70/71 • 6332 • 5850 • 5503 The Oaks 12 Holes, Par 36 • 1610 • 1450 • 1165

2011 was a sensational year at Leeds Golf Centre – investment from new owners totaling almost £1.5million has been the catalyst for claims that the facility is now one of The North’s finest all-round golf venues. Numerous improvements have been made to the overall standard and range of facilities on offer. Aside from superficial works to the car park and outdoor landscaping, money has been spent on totally refurbishing and re-stocking the Pro Shop, new changing room facilities, the installation of two hightech indoor swing studios, a brand-new bar & restaurant and a stunning re-design of the Wike Ridge championship course.

The result is a facility of significantly higher profile and appeal than its predecessor – one which continually receives glowing endorsements from club members, returning customers and first-time visitors alike. In addition to the Wike Ridge championship layout, Leeds Golf Centre boasts a unique 12-hole par-3 course prepared to the same exacting standard as the main course - both courses feature USGA-spec greens and tees. The facility is also extremely proud of its market-leading Academy where six full-time PGA-qualified professionals provide tuition to players of all standards from absolute beginners to European Tour stars.


Contact Details

76

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

Leeds GOLF CLUB

12. 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.

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

• 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

2013 Opens 05/05/2013 Mixed Pairs Open - £36 per couple 01/07/2013 Senior Pairs Open - £36 per pair 18/07/2013 Ladies Team Open - £60 per team 31/07/2013 Cobble Hall Scratch Open - £25 per person 07/08/2013 Leeds Amateur Cup - £25 per person 02/09/2013 Senior Pairs Open - £36 per pair

Par


Contact Details

77

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

13. 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. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Conferencing, Weddings, 23 Bay Floodlit Range, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Video Swing Analysis, Lessons Mid Yorkshire has undergone a recent refurbishment both on and off the course. Flight scope, custom fitting and a GCA Master Clubmaker are now on site. A new junior teaching academy every Saturday at 2.30pm for all ages and abilities is also now available. 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

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.

Available until 30/04/13 Only those packages listed below are available Option 1: £21.50 per player Full English Breakfast and 18 holes of golf Option 2: £24.00 per player Coffee & Bacon roll, 18 holes of golf and 1 course meal after play

Winter warmer society packages

Option 3: £27.00 per player Coffee & Bacon roll, 18 holes of golf and by a 2 course meal (soup or dessert)


Contact Details

78

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

14. How to Find

Moor Allerton

From Leeds: (5 miles) Take the A61 Harrogate Road. About 1 mile past the intersection with the A6120 ring-road, 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.

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

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 in front of third lake. Pitch to L-shaped green with water in front and two bunkers behind. Hole 17, Par 3: A stunning hole over water to a two-tiered green. Aim your tee shot left of the flag, but avoiding the bunker. A par here is always a great score.

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

Moor Allerton GOLF CLUB Coal Road, Wike, Leeds, LS17 9NH, West Yorkshire

PROBABLY The best 27 Holes in the North of England

£80 for a fourball Society packages from £25 pp Flexible membership options available See our website for full details: www.magc.co.uk

0113 266 5209


Contact Details

79

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

15. 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 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

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.

WINTER PACKAGES AND 2013 BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE Call – 0113 268 6521 Email – secretary@moortown-gc.co.uk


Contact Details

80

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

16. 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

A Challenging Course. Quality Clubhouse Facilities and a Grand Yorkshire Welcome. - Visiting Parties Most Welcome - Clubhouse Facilities Second to None - Full Calendar of Mid-Week and Weekend Competitions - Outstanding Social Calendar - Superb In-House Catering - Yorkshire’s Hidden Gem

Twilight Golf at £80 for a 4 ball or £25 each

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


Contact Details

81

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

17. How to Find

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

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.

• 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

SHIPLEY GOLF CLUB “A Mackenzie Classic”

Autumn SpecialS Sunday Fourball £80 (from 15th October)

Prior booking essential with the professional Nathan Stead on 01274 568652, quoting YGG12 Email: nathan.stead@btinternet.com

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.


Contact Details

82

South Leeds Golf Club Parkside Links, Gipsy Lane Leeds, LS11 5TU Telephone: 0113 2771676 south-leeds@btconnect.com www.southleedsgolfclub.co.uk

18. How to Find

South Leeds

At junction 5 of the M621, take slip road left towards Hunslet / Beeston turn left on to Tunstall Road turn left on to A653 / Dewsbury Road Turn left on to Ring Road Beeston Park Turn left on to Gipsy Lane

Founded in 1906 and redesigned in 1923 by the best Golf course architect of his day, Dr Alister Mackenzie, South Leeds has spectacular views over the city of Leeds. If you are a low or a high handicap player you will find South Leeds a very enjoyable experience. Our greens are as good if not better than some of the more well known Golf courses in Leeds, small and undulating, a very good test of your putting ability. The founding fathers of our Golf Club at its Rothwell Haigh location were Mr Harry Howell, Mr Frederick J Brown and Mr J Pratt. All three were businessmen and friends

who hit upon the idea of renting one or two fields upon which they would construct a few rudimentary holes over which they could indulge their passion for golf. Signature Hole - 3rd, Par 3 - 198yds (SI 9) Peter Alliss once wrote that this is one of the strongest par 3’s in Yorkshire. Out of bounds to the left and trees to the right. A large tree protects the green to the left and bunkers left and right - all uphill! Many of the members consider getting down in 4 a reasonable score on this hole. Play for position off the tee then chip and run up the green for a possible three. A classic example of MacKenzie green.

SOUTH LEEDS GOLF CLUB

Enjoy 18 holes and a pint or drink of your choice for only £60 a fourball. Junior coaching every Sunday 12.00pm till 1.00pm. Everyone welcome. Contact the club professional for more details including current membership offers: 0113 2771676

Facilities Bar, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Fully Stocked Pro Shop, Free Function Room to Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 5865 • 5545 • 5270 H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 252

10

4

297

2

4 332

11

4

347

3

3 198

12

4

322

4

4 381

13

4

396

5

4 411

14

3

170

6

3 162

15

4

392

7

4 387

16

4

328

8

3 187

17

4

398

9

4 414

18

5

489


Contact Details

83

Wakefield Golf Club 28 Woodthorpe Lane,Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6JH Telephone: 01924 258778 office@wakefieldgolfclub.co.uk www.wakefieldgolfclub.co.uk

19. How to Find

WAKEFIELD

Less than 5 minutes from the M1 motorway. From the M1, Exit 39 follow the A636 towards Wakefield. At the first roundabout go straight ahead: at the second roundabout turn right. Go across 2 mini-roundabouts near the large Asda Supermarket. At the traffic lights go straight ahead. In 100 yards turn right onto Woodthorpe Lane. The Club is at the top. (Take care as the entrance is on a blind bend.)

Facilities Bar, Dining Room, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Lessons, Practice Area, Practice Net, Putting Green, Pro Shop.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6663 • 6271 • 5596 H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 335

10

4

412

2

3 148

11

5

535

3

4 336

12

4

302

4

4 398

13

4

334

5

5 501

14

4

414

6

4 350

15

4

378

7

3 220

16

3

173

8

5 558

17

4

425

9

4 418

18

4

426

When you visit us at Wakefield Golf Club you will be struck by the warmth of your welcome, and the quality of both our course and our facilities. Our course is widely regarded as one of the best in the region. It is an easy-walking course, set in undulating parkland with views over Wakefield and the surrounding countryside. The course is over 100 years old and so is very well established with many mature trees and each hole provides challenges to golfers of all abilities. Although many fairways are treelined you are unlikely to lose your ball if you stray into the trees as the grass is kept short.

Greens have true putting surfaces and we are able to play on both them and our tees all year round. The two loops of nine holes each start and end by the clubhouse and numerous points on the course allow views over Wakefield and the surrounding countryside. Key holes: Whilst all our holes are interesting, our course is particularly noted for the quality of its shorter holes, where ditches and a pond provide extra challenges for golfers of all abilities. These holes include the 2nd, 7th and 16th – three very different but equally challenging par-3’s – and the two short, risk-and-reward par-4’s the 12th and 13th.

Special Autumn Deal £80.00 for a Four-ball Monday to Friday £100.00 for a Four-ball Week-ends Special Golfing Packages for Visiting Parties including Captain’s Offer 2013 After your game, join us in the clubhouse, overlooking the course, and enjoy a drink or a meal.

For more information visit: www.wakefieldgolfclub.co.uk. Email: office@wakefieldgolfclub.co.uk or Telephone: 01924 258778


Contact Details

84

Wetherby Golf Club Linton Lane Wetherby, LS22 4JF Telephone: 01937 580089 ext 1 Pro Shop: 01937 580089 ext 2 manager@wetherbygolfclub.co.uk www.wetherbygolfclub.co.uk

20. How to Find

Wetherby

From the A1(M) south Take the exit signpost Collingham and Wetherby and follow the signs into the town centre. Cross the bridge over the river Wharfe and at the mini roundabout turn left signposted Harrogate. Go through the market place, as you leave the town centre take the left hand fork signposted Sicklinghall and Linton. After half a mile turn left towards Linton. The Golf club is 300 metres on the left.

Wetherby Golf Club is a picturesque 18 hole parkland course in the village of Linton, close to the market town of Wetherby. It is set on an escarpment and bordered by the river Wharfe which provides stunning views. Founded in 1910 the course was redesigned in 1919 by the legendary course architect Dr Alister McKenzie. Renowned for its manicured fairways it offers a challenging but fair test of golf. From the tiger tees the recently improved course measures almost 6700 yards. However five tee options offer a course to suit all requirements. We also boast the added benefit of two loops of 9 holes. Having recently played host to a number

of prestigious events including the Yorkshire Union versus Durham Union fixture and the famous Leeds Open. Wetherby Golf Club are in a position to offer you the ideal golfing membership environment. Our predominantly flat and peaceful course goes hand in hand with our quite exceptional food and clubhouse facilities. If you are looking to join a friendly and forward thinking Club then look no further Signature Hole: Hole 4, Par 4, 446 yards One of the outstanding par 4s, a great driving hole. You cannot afford to go right here. A good three shot hole for most.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 73 • 6719 • 6529 • 6288 • 5857 (74) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

5 435

10

4

348

2

4 306

11

3

177

3

3 173

12

5

471

4

4 424

13

3

147

5

4 288

14

4

363

6

4 384

15

5

492

7

5 519

16

4

386

8

3 144

17

4

312

9

5 513

18

4

406

G OLF S OC IETY PACKAGES AVAI LABLE F RO M £25 P E R P E RS O N


Contact Details

85

Woodhall Hills Golf Club Woodhall Road, Calverley, Pudsey, LS28 5UN Telephone: 0113 255 4594 woodhallgolf@btconnect.com www.woodhallhillsgolfclub.com

Woodhall Hills

22. How to Find M62 (Jct 26), follow M606 to the end; follow A 6177 (Ring Road West, Rooley Lane), go through 2 roundabouts, turn right onto A647 (Leeds Road), at the roundabout take first left onto Woodhall Lane and the golf course is on your left.

Established in 1905 Woodhall Hills Golf Club is situated in West Yorkshire, between Leeds and Bradford, near the small village of Calverley. The course now stands in over 130 acres of land and affords wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Covered Practice Area, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6397 • 5886 • 5237 (72) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 417

10

4

388

2

3 174

11

3

207

3

4 376

12

5

519

4

4 411

13

3

185

5

4 345

14

4

391

6

5 529

15

3

178

7

4 308

16

5

513

8

4 384

17

4

354

9

4 287

18

4

431

Over the years the undulating parkland course has undergone a number of improvements and can now be considered one of the most challenging courses in the area. You will encounter tree lined fairways, water hazards, challenging fairways and difficult par threes, all of which combine to provide an interesting challenge for any golfer.

There are some short par fours, protected by tricky ditches, bunkers or undulating greens, but these are balanced by some long par fives, three of them over 500 yards. The 12th is notoriously difficult, with a ditch 120 yards short of the green and a gully in front of the tee, which means you cannot run the ball up to the hill. The Woodhall Hills Clubhouse offers you the opportunity to relax after your visit to the course. The bar is well stocked with a variety of beers, lagers, wines and spirits. Our friendly staff are waiting to serve you with a variety of bar-snacks and main meals to suit your requirements.

Woodhall Hills Open Events and Offers

Mondays - £50.00 4Ball / 18 Holes No Minimum Number Required NB: Bar and kitchen closed on Mondays

Thursdays - £18.00 18 Holes Includes a Pint and a Pork Pie No minimum numbers required

Sundays – £22.00 18 holes Includes a Pint and Hot Baguette After 1.30pm. Minimum 6 Players

A Buggy can be added to any of the above packages for just £10, subject to availability and course conditions. For more information about our 2013 Open Events, please visit www.woodhallhillsgolfclub.com and click onto Open Events, and either complete the form online or contact the Golf Manager direct on 0113 256 2857


Contact Details

86

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

21. 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

Society & Corporate Winter Warmer Offer Full English Breakfast, Driving Range Balls, 18 Holes Championship Willow Valley Course Tuesday - Friday £20.00pp or 18 Holes Pine Valley Course (am tee off) Homemade meat & potatoe pie & chips Tuesday - Friday £18.50pp / Weekend £21.50pp

Experience Golf’s Future Today!

For FREE Organiser place quote Y&NEGG (conditions apply)


87

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.

Winter Greenfee Offers Willow Valley Course 4 ball & 2 buggy deal £89.00 (Mon-Thurs) 2 ball & 1 buggy deal £49.00 (Mon-Thurs) Mad Mondays £15.00 pp Pine Valley Course 4 ball & 2 buggy deal £79.00 (Mon-Fri) Mad Mondays £12.00pp Full details at wvgc.co.uk or call 01274 878624

Experience Golf’s Future Today!


88

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

West Yorkshire Directory

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

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

Hanging Heaton Telephone: 01924 461606 www.hhgc.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baildon Telephone: 01274 584266 www.baildongolfclub.com

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

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

Ben Rhydding Telephone: 01943 608759 www.benrhyddinggolfclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bradford Moor Telephone: 01274 771716 Website n/a

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

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

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

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

Keighley Telephone: 01535 604778 www.keighleygolfclub.com

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

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

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

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

Garforth Driving Range Telephone: 0113 287 1111 www.golfcrazy.co.uk

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

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

Gotts Park Telephone: 0113 2311896 Website n/a

Lightcliffe Telephone: 01422 204081 www.lightcliffe.net

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

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

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

City of Wakefield Telephone: 01924 367442 Website n/a

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

Longley Park Telephone: 01484 426932 Website n/a


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

West Yorkshire Directory

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

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

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

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

Pontefract Park Telephone: 01977 723490 Website n/a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Riddlesden Telephone: 01535 602148 Website n/a

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

Mid Yorkshire Telephone: 01977 704522 www.midyorkshiregolfclub.com

Roundhay Telephone: 0113 266 2695 Website n/a

Whitwood Telephone: 01977 604215 Website n/a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scarcroft Telephone: 0113 2892263 www.scarcroftgolfclub.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Park Telephone: 01274 667573 Website n/a

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

89


90

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

East Yorkshire & Humberside Introduction

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


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

East Yorkshire & Humberside Introduction

A165

01 Bridlington

A614 Driffield A166

A165

Catton Hutton Cranswick A614

Hornsea

A1079

A1035 A165

A63

A63

02

Cottingham

Brough

04 Hull

Goole M62

A164

01. Bridlington Links 02. Brough 03. Burstwick Country Club 04. Hull

03

Withernsea

91


Contact Details

92

Bridlington Links Golf & Leisure Estate Flamborough Road, Marton, Bridlington, Y015 1DW Telephone: 01262 401584 bridlington@pureleisuregroup.com www.bridlington-links.co.uk

Bridlington Links

01. How to Find From A1(M): At junction 45, exit onto A64 toward York. Take the A1079/ A166 ramp to Bridlington/York/Hull. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Stamford Bridge Rd/A166. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A614. Go through 3 roundabouts, continue onto A165. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A1038. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Marton Rd/B1255. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Marton Gate/ B1255. Turn right onto Moor Rd, destination will be on the left.

Set in 210 acres overlooking Bridlington Bay, ‘The Links’ has something for everyone! Bridlington Links Golf & Leisure Estate is a top quality golfing venue, perched on this magical part of England’s heritage coast that still manages to exceed expectations. Links Course Bridlington Links Golf & Leisure Estate boasts a fine 6751 yard golf course with a distinctive “links feel” and breathtaking views of Bridlington Bay and the town. The par 72 course offers spectacular holes along the cliff tops and Danes Dyke and is a challenge to all levels of golfer.

Par 29 Short Course Our picturesque 9 hole short course is ideal if you’d like to try golf for the very first time, improve your game or fine tune your skills. It’s very popular with beginners and casual golfers alike whilst our practice area offers everything that a new or established golfer would need for honing skills and preparing for the challenge of the main course. The 3rd is a really good thinking Par 5 hole: The trick is to play towards the pond to set up for either an aggressive long iron or wood over the water or a more conservative short iron onto the plateau.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Holiday Homes, Pure Fitness Gym, 18 Hole Course, 9 Hole Short Course, Floodlit Driving Range, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6751 • 6304 • 5660 (73) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 381

10

4

430

2

4 335

11

5

574

3

5 509

12

4

460

4

3 175

13

5

505

5

4 377

14

3

156

6

5 539

15

4

411

7

3 166

16

4

428

8

4 377

17

3

152

9

4 371

18

4

405

Golfing Packages up to November 30th 2012 Minimum of 8 golfers per group. Please call 01262 401584 for our 2012-2013 winter fees.

Bronze package

Silver package

Gold package

Coffee & bacon butty on arrival 18 holes of golf then main course meal after play.

Coffee & bacon butty on arrival 18 holes of golf then a 2 course dinner after play,

Full breakfast on arrival. 9 or 18 holes. Light lunch then 18 holes and a 2 course dinner after play,

£25 mid-week. £30 at weekends

£30 mid-week. £35 at weekends

£35 mid-week. £40 at weekends


Contact Details

93

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

02. How to Find

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.

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

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.

• 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

“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

Brough Golf Club Founded 1891

1891 Cave Road, Brough

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.

Winter midweek 4 ball £80.00 Mens Senior Am/Am, Monday 13th May 2013, £24.50 each (inclusive of meal) Mens Senior Open, Monday 12th August 2013, £49.00 per pair (inclusive of meal) Please see website for full details: www.brough-golfclub.co.uk


Contact Details

94

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

03. How to Find

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.

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


Contact Details

95

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

04. How to Find

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

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.

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

Great Deal for Golf Guide Readers. Available until March 31st 2013 18 holes plus a bacon roll and coffee just £80 for a fourball. Contact David Crossley to book your party 01482 660970 or e-mail: secretary@hullgolfclub1921.karoo.co.uk.


The travelling golfers ideal companion is also available online

w w w. go l fg u i d e p u b l i cat i o n s . co m


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

East Yorkshire & Humberside Directory

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

Elsham Golf Club Telephone: 01652 688382 www.elshamgolfclub.co.uk

Kingsway Golf Telephone: 01724 840945 www.northlincs.gov.uk

Ashby Decoy Golf Club Telephone: 01724 866561 www.ashbydecoy.co.uk

Flamborough Head Golf Club Telephone: 01262 850333 www.flamboroughheadgolfclub.co.uk

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

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

Forest Pines Golf Club Telephone: 01652 650756 www.forestpines.co.uk

Laceby Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01472 873468 www.lacebymanorgolfclub.co.uk

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

Ganstead Park Golf Club Telephone: 01482 817754 www.gansteadpark.co.uk

Lincolnshire Golf Club Telephone: 01724 711619 www.lincolnshiregolfclub.co.uk

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

Grange Park Golf Club Telephone: 01724 672945 www.grangepark.com

Normanby Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01724 720226 www.northlincs.gov.uk

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

Grimsby Golf Centre Telephone: 01472 250555 www.grimsbygolfcentre.co.uk

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

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

Grimsby Golf Club Telephone: 01472 342630 www.grimsbygolfclub.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Hessle Golf Club Telephone: 01482 306840 www.hesslegolfclub.co.uk

Tetney Golf Club Telephone: 01472 211644 www.tetney-golf-club.co.uk

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

Holme Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01724 862078 www.holmehallgolf.co.uk

Waltham Windmill Golf Club Telephone: 01472 824109 www.walthamwindmillgolfclub.co.uk

Cleethorpes Golf Club Telephone: 01472 816110 www.cleethorpesgolfclub.co.uk

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

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

Cottingham Parks
 Telephone: 01482 846030 www.cottinghamparks.co.uk

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

Driffield Golf Club
 Telephone: 01377 253116 www.driffieldgolfclub.co.uk

Humberston Country Club Telephone: 01472 211151 www.virginactive.co.uk/en/clubs/humberston

Eggborough Golf Club
 Telephone: 01482 817754 Website n/a

Immingham Golf Club Telephone: 01469 575298 www.immgc.com

97


98

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

South Yorkshire Introduction

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.


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

South Yorkshire Introduction

M180

A1(M)

Barnsley

M18 Doncaster

M1 05 04

Mexborough

02 Rotheram

Sheffield

03

M1

01 Worksop

01. Lindrick 02. Rotherham 03. Sitwell Park 04. Tankersley Park 05. Wortley

“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.”

99


Contact Details

100

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

01. 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 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.

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 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


Contact Details

101

Rotherham Golf Club Thrybergh Park, Doncaster Road Thrybergh, Rotherham, S65 4NU Telephone: 0870 8636455 manager@rotherhamgolfclub.com www.rotherhamgolfclub.com

02. How to Find

For over 100 years, Rotherham Golf Club has been the setting for outstanding beauty and a true test of golf. This parkland course features an imposing gothic clubhouse built in 1813 and is also the perfect setting for Weddings and Corporate events.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6350 • 5911 • 5654 (74) H ole

Par

Rotherham

Leave the M1 at junction 32 to join the M18, then join the M18 motorway (signposted Hull). Leave the M18 at junction 1, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A631 (signposted Rotherham). After 1 mile at traffic signals turn right onto Church Lane (signposted Ravenfield). At miniroundabout turn left onto Main Street B6093 (signposted Ravenfield). Continue through Ravenfield on the B6093. Then after almost 3 miles at T-junction turn left onto the A630 (signposted Rotherham). Golf Club is 1 mile on right hand side just after entering Thrybergh.

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 377

10

5

478

2

4 413

11

4

300

3

3 172

12

4

366

4

5 527

13

4

384

5

4 396

14

3

168

6

4 362

15

4

385

7

4 405

16

3

155

8

4 410

17

4

396

9

3 200

18

4

456

The Golf Club was formed in 1903 and there are few clubs in the UK that can claim such a glorious location and magnificent Club House. Surrounded by beautiful timbered parkland the course is easily accessible from the M1 or A1 in South Yorkshire. Also, being closely situated to Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, it is accessible from far afield.

Originally a nine hole course laid out by Sandy Herd, in 1906 it was increased to eighteen holes and was subsequently modified by James Braid. Resulting from this is an exceptionally well laid out course, where golf is played over parkland of great beauty. The course record of 62 was recorded by Simon Coumbe of Pontefract GC during the second round of the inaugural Lee Westwood Trophy held in September 2005. He broke the previous record score of 65, jointly held by Lee Westwood and Ian Garbutt. The golf shop at Rotherham Golf Club prides itself on retail experience and exceptional customer service.

Rotherham Golf Club

Established 1903

Winter Package 1 - £25.95 Full breakfast on arrival - 18 holes of golf Winter Package 2 - £29.95 Bacon & coffee on arrival - 18 holes of golf - 2 course meal on completion Golf Only Special - £79.95 for a 4-ball Call the Pro-Shop on 01709 850480 to book any of the above packages


Contact Details

102

Sitwell Park Golf Club Shrogs Wood Road Rotherham, S60 4BY Telephone: 01709 541046 secretary@sitwellgolf.co.uk www.sitwellgolf.co.uk

03. How to Find

Sitwell Park

From the M1:Leave the M1 at exit 33 (A630) towards Rotherham. At the first roundabout turn right onto the dual carriageway A631 Bawtry. At the crossroads carry straight on up the hill, then at the next roundabout, continue on the third exit along the A631. Sitwell Park Golf Club is signposted after around half a mile, with a right turn across the central reservation and onto Shrogs Wood Road. Continue along Shrogs Wood Road for a short distance and you will enter the club drive through clearly marked stone posts, and on through the automatic barrier into the car park. If you are looking for a strong, lively and forward looking golf club, Sitwell Park in Rotherham, has an enviable reputation. As one of the leading clubs in the Sheffield Union, with a course to match – designed by master architect Dr Alister Mackenzie – Sitwell Park offers excellent facilities for players, members and visitors alike.

Sitwell Park’s course, clubhouse and facilities are under constant development and improvement – the club is currently four years into a five-year development plan, to be followed by further enhancements for our centenary year in 2013. All of this is to ensure that the experience for visitors and members is second to none.

Our flourishing club arguably offers one of the best golfing and social experiences in the South Yorkshire region. We are renowned for our thriving membership, excellent course and lively clubhouse, overseen by our professional staff.

Signature Hole: Hole 15, Par 4, 447 yards Pro Tip: The start of a tough finish, with a blind tee shot favouring the left half of the fairway. The long second is to a raised green and difficult to reach and stay on – a challenging stroke index one hole.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6225 • 5958 • 5535 (73) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 357

10

5

510

2

4 415

11

4

305

3

5 552

12

3

132

4

4 275

13

5

513

5

3 176

14

3

188

6

4 266

15

4

447

7

3 171

16

4

467

8

5 539

17

3

169

9

4 308

18

4

435

Visit Sitwell Park for a truly memorable golfing experience. With arguably one of the finest courses in the area, designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie – one of the men behind Augusta National. With an excellent clubhouse to match the course, there is little wonder that visitors to Sitwell Park come back time and again.


Contact Details

103

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

3 142

18

4

430

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.


Contact Details

104

Wortley Golf Club Hermit Hill Lane, Wortley, Sheffield South Yorkshire, S35 7DF Telephone: 0114 288 8469 wortley.golfclub@btconnect.com www.wortleygolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Wortley

Leave the M1 at Junction 36 or 35A. Take the A616 or A61 or A629 to Wortley Village

Set in woodlands on the Wharncliffe Estate, Wortley Golf Club is an established parkland golf course characterised by tree lined fairways, fast undulating greens, and good all year round putting surfaces. With only one par five, five tricky par threes and a series of demanding par fours, it presents a unique challenge to golfers of all abilities and always provides enjoyable memories. Without the distractions of roads, houses and footpaths, Wortley Golf Club is an oasis of peace, yet enjoys easy access from the M1. Visitors are an essential part of golf at Wortley and are welcomed by all club and staff

members. A full catering service is provided. Bar meals can be ordered on completion of your round, but full meals should be ordered with the bar staff before you play. Societies and Visiting parties are advised to contact the Secretary or Stewardess in advance to confirm individual requirements. Signature Hole: Hole 12. Par 3, 177 yards Aim over the ravine and stone barn but beware of the out of bounds running behind and to the left side of the green. Always club up on this hole, as the entrance to a difficult undulating green is well guarded by three bunkers.

Enjoy Monday golf for only £20 a round Societies welcome Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Please view our on-line booking system on our website www.wortleygolfclub.co.uk Call Carol (0114 288 8469) for great package deals

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68. SSS 69 • 6025 • 5865 • 5411 H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 344

10

5

511

2

4 420

11

4

357

3

3 183

12

3

177

4

4 407

13

4

368

5

3 151

14

4

434

6

4 327

15

4

400

7

4 430

16

3

177

8

4 415

17

4

365

9

3 125

18

4

434


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

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: 0870 863 6455 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

105


106

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North East Introduction

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.


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North East Introduction

11 A1

01

Northumberland

A1 07 15 02

16

13

A696

04

A68 14 A69

Tyne & Wear Newcastle

12

08 19

20

05

10

Sunderland A19 18

Durham A68

06

17

A1(M)

Hartlepool

03 21 A688

County Durham A66

Darlington

09 Teesside

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

01. Bamburgh Castle 02. Bellingham 03. Bishop Auckland 04. Blyth 05. Boldon 06. Brancepeth Castle 07. Burgham Park 08. Close House 09. Eaglescliffe 10. George Washington 11. Goswick 12. Hexham 13. Longhirst Hall 14. Matfen Hall 15. Morpeth 16 Newbiggin 17. Ramside 18. Sharpley 19. Stocksfield 20. Whickham 21. Wynyard

107


Contact Details

108

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club The Wynding, Bamburgh Northumberland, NE69 7DE Telephone: 01668 214378 sec@bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk

Bamburgh Castle

01. How to Find From the A1: Just 60 minutes drive North of Newcastle, and 4 miles from the A1, take either the B 1341 or the B 1342. The golf club can be found at the end of the Wynding, which leads off the main street in Bamburgh. The closest stops on the East Coast main railway line are both 30 minutes away at either Alnmouth or Berwick

Bamburgh Castle is one of the most beautiful and entertaining courses in Britain. It is short but tricky, fun but thought-provoking. It starts with two par 3s followed by two par 5s; there are six par 3s in all; the last three holes are a great finish to any round: a birdie is possible for any golfer at all three, but danger is never far away.

Signature Holes Hole 8: The Island. Par 3, 164 yards The short par three 8th hole is a real eye opener. Stunning panoramic views await you on this lofty tee from where you play across a grassy chasm to a small raised green, perched on top of a rocky ledge.

No matter what the weather may throw at you, no matter how well or poorly you may be playing, you will be inspired by your surroundings which include many of Northumberland’s finest landmarks... Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, Budle Bay, the Cheviots and the iconic Bamburgh Castle.

Hole 4: Cheviot Way. Par 5, 485 yards On a clear day there is no finer sight than that of the Cheviots in the distance. To make birdie you must hit a long, accurate second to a narrowing landing area in front of a tricky green. Trouble is never far away in the form of steep drops down to the waters of beautiful Budle Bay.

Budle Package 18 holes, soup & sandwiches £42.00

Society Packages Prices based on 12 or more golfers, discounts for larger groups.

Farne Package 36 holes, soup & sandwiches £50.00

Castle Package 36 holes, soup & sandwiches, 2 course meal £60.00

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Electric Trolley Hire Buggy Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 5645 • 5273 • 5100 (70) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

3 180

10

3

193

2

3 213

11

4

358

3

5 532

12

4

423

4

5 487

13

4

411

5

4 342

14

3

164

6

3 223

15

4

417

7

4 300

16

4

286

8

3 162

17

4

257

9

4 359

18

4

338


Contact Details

109

Bellingham Golf Club Boggle Hole, Bellingham Northumberland, NE482DT Telephone: 01434 220152 admin@bellinghamgolfclub.com www.bellinghamgolfclub.com

02. How to Find

From the South: After departing the A69 near Hexham onto A6079, follow the road for 3 miles then turn left onto B6318, after crossing the Tyne take 2nd exit on roundabout onto B6320 following road for another 12 miles. When driving through Bellingham follow road through village past the pubs/banks and out towards the other side of the village, the course entrance will be to your right. Facilities Buggy hire, Floodlit Driving Range, Putting Green, Lounge Bar/Restaurant Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6093 • 5902 • 5190 (71) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 367

10

4

382

2

4 270

11

5

530

3

4 334

12

4

347

4

3 120

13

4

365

5

4 338

14

3

151

6

4 359

15

4

406

7

4 403

16

4

428

8

5 574

17

3

160

9

3 185

18

4

374

BELLINGHAM

From the North: After crossing the England/Scotland border at Carter Bar, continue along A68 for approx. 13 miles following signs towards Bellingham, turn right onto B6320 for 6 miles, when coming down into Bellingham the golf club entrance is to your left.

This highly regarded golf course is situated in the picturesque North Tyne valley between Hadrians Wall and the Scottish border. The course overlooks the village with stunning views towards Kielder Water and the Border Forest Park. The variety of holes offered is enhanced by a balance of design which makes best use of the many natural features. There is therefore a pleasing mix of testing par 3’s, long par 5’s and a memorable collection of tricky par 4’s. The overriding memory of Bellingham Golf Course will be the natural surrounding beauty and the unstinting challenge which ensures

continued enthusiasm to the very last putt. “I can’t think of a holiday course which gives better value for money or more enjoyment” (Duncan Madeson, Newcastle Evening Chronicle). Visitors are assured of a very warm welcome both before and after their round and can enjoy quality catering in the lounge bar which looks out over the 18th hole. Signature Hole: 18th, Par 4, 374 yards “Boggle Hole” is a fitting finish in front of the clubhouse. Its the hole that visitors always remember because of the two ravines which have to be negotiated with the second shot, to reach the plateau green.

Stay & Play with Riverdale Hall Hotel

Visitors welcome 7 days a week Winter Offer from November 1st:

Prices starting at £69 pp

£15/person inc Coffee and Bacon Sandwich on arrival and unlimited golf (subject to availabilty)

Including golf, 5 course evening meal, bed and full English breakfast.

Telephone: 01434 220152 www.bellinghamgolfclub.com

01434 220254. www.riverdalehallhotel.co.uk


Been inspired by the Guide? Then let the club know. Helping us to help you! Societies: Register now at info@golfguidepublications.com and receive your FREE copy of the YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST GOLF GUIDE every quarter. Plus a FREE prize for one of your Society golf days in 2013.


Contact Details

111

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

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

Bishop Auckland

03. 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

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.

Visiting Party Bookings now being taken Book your party now and take advantage of some fantastic offers For full details call the Secretary on 01388 661618 (option 2)


Contact Details

112

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

04. 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.

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.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6424 • 6200 • 5486 (73) H ole

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 393

10

4

370

2

4 338

11

4

410

3

4 434

12

5

484

4

4 394

13

3

183

5

5 539

14

4

371

6

4 374

15

4

346

7

4 266

16

3

133

8

4 362

17

4

381

9

3 155

18

5

491

WINTER VISITOR GREEN FEES

VISITING PARTY WINTER PACKAGES

NOV 2012 – MARCH 2013

NOV 2012 – MARCH 2013 (NOT TUESDAYS)

Per Round £12.00 W/E Round £16.00

WEEKDAYS (After 10.00am) 18 Holes £18 Coffee & Bacon Roll 1 Course Meal

Day Ticket £20.00 W/E Day Ticket £25.00

Playing with member £8.00 (at all times) We welcome 2 for 1 vouchers. Please note these are charged at the appropriate day ticket rate.

WEEKENDS (After 11.00am) 18 Holes £22 Coffee & Bacon Roll 1 Course Meal

Ring John Hall Club Manager on 01670 540110 for details

Par

FULL MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO 31ST DECEMBER 2012 £135-00


Contact Details

113

Boldon Golf Club Dipe Lane, East Boldon Tyne and Wear, NE36 0PQ Telephone: 0191 5365360 info@boldongolfclub.co.uk www.boldongolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Driving Range, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Teaching Academy, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6414 • 6094 • 5581 (74) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 299

10

4

366

2

4 325

11

5

544

3

3 163

12

3

145

4

3 163

13

4

371

5

4 261

14

4

420

6

4 448

15

4

313

7

5 507

16

3

208

8

5 484

17

4

459

9

4 435

18

5

277

Boldon

From the South and West leave the A1(M) just after Washington services, at the intersection of the A194. After 3 miles, at the first roundabout turn right onto the A184 and head east for a further 2 miles going straight over roundabout on the A19. One mile more and at the first set of traffic lights turn right onto Hylton Lane, and then 1st left onto Dipe Lane.

Boldon Golf Club was founded in 1912 in the village of East Boldon, Sunderland. A long established club, we are proud to be celebrating our Centenary. To mark our achievement, the Club is staging a number of celebratory events including the Durham County Matchplay Championships. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome, especially during Centenary Year, when the course will be in excellent condition. The course, designed by six time Open Champion Harry Vardon, has panoramic views of the North East coast line, the cities of Sunderland and Newcastle and offers a test to golfers of all abilities.

Flexible membership packages for all categories at Boldon Golf Club are available on request and Visitors and Societies are welcomed throughout the year including weekends after 12 noon. For full details of all member and visitor packages, please visit our website or email the Club manager for more information. Signature Hole: 14th, Par 4, 420 yards With views across the County to the Stadium of Light, North Sea, Newcastle and the Cheviot Hills the 14th hole can be spectacular.From a raised tee, it plays to a tight fairway, then a second shot to a two-tiered green provides a golfing test every time it’s played.

Autumn packages from £24 per person Societies welcome including weekend afternoons Dipe Lane, East Boldon, Tyne and Wear, NE36 0PQ Telephone: 0191 5365360 - info@boldongolfclub.co.uk www.boldongolfclub.co.uk


Contact Details

114

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

06. 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.

Special Offers Monday: £20 per round, £25 per day Good rates for larger visiting groups Some availability on Sunday afternoons at good rates

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

Please note that you can now enter our open competitions on-line. Visit the website at www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk and click on visitor on-line booking.


Contact Details

115

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

07. 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 Packages. Until 31st October 2012. Golf only: Midweek £25, Weekend £30. Bacon roll and coffee, 18 holes, and 2 course meal: Midweek £38, Weekend £43.


Contact Details

116

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

375 355 327 199 341 383 466 437 185

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4

471 373 184 423 157 353 412 504 363

Stay and Play at Close House Play two rounds of Golf at Close House on the Filly & Colt courses

from £165.00 per person


08. How to Find

117

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 5

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

386 347 157 405 160 361 340 156 478

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3

424 526 437 401 387 262 278 300 151

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.


Contact Details

118

Eaglescliffe Golf Club Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe Stockton on Tees, TS16 0DQ Telephone: 01642 780 238 secretary@eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk www.eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk

09. How to Find

Eaglescliffe

From M1: Continue on Aberford by Pass (A1(M)). Take exit 49 toward THIRSK / A19 / TEESSIDE. Continue on A19. Take the ramp onto A67. Keep right at the fork, and merge onto A67. Turn left at A67. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thirsk Rd (A67). Continue on Yarm Rd (A135)

All Photographs - Brian G Ramsden LRPS LBIPP

Facilities Should you be playing golf in the North East of England, a visit to Eaglescliffe is a must. Nestled beside the River Tees with the Cleveland Hills as a backdrop, the course has been described by Golf Monthly magazine as ‘a hidden gem’ of English golf. Though picturesque, the course is demanding due to the nature of the rolling terrain and sloping greens and provides a challenge for both novice and experienced golfer alike. Eaglescliffe & District Golf Club lies one mile to the north of the historic medieval riverside town of Yarm, and is situated on rolling

terrain shelving down to the River Tees. A short drive from the towns of Stockton, Darlington, and Middlesbrough, the area is readily accessible by road, rail, and air Eaglescliffe hosts regional and county events and is popular with societies and corporate groups who visit on a regular basis from all over the north of England. The excellent course and clubhouse, top class catering and a friendly welcome ensures that a visit to Eaglescliffe & District Golf Club is a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Eaglescliffe Golf Club Please visit our website for all our current offers www.eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk

Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Club Shop, Buggy Hire, Snooker Room, Practice Area

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6289 • 6003 • 5646 (74) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 328

10

4

347

2

4 383

11

4

318

3

4 450

12

5

477

4

3 161

13

3

179

5

4 357

14

5

531

6

3 148

15

5

478

7

4 280

16

4

467

8

4 348

17

3

174

9

5 496

18

4

367


Contact Details

119

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

10. 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 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

Mercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa

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.

Play and Stay packages

Fantastic Winter Packages

from £75

Available Until 28th February 2013.

1 in 12 players goes free. Offer includes 3 course evening meal in Lincolns restaurant, 2 rounds of golf on championship course and buffet breakfast.

18 Holes Golf on The Championship Course Followed by Soup and Sandwiches.

Please call 0191 402 9988 or email reservations@georgewashington.co.uk

18 Holes Golf on The Championship Course Followed by Steak Pie, chips and a Pint

Package 1 - £15 Package 2 - £20


Contact Details

120

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

11. 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 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.

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.

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

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

Winter Offers until 31st March 2013 4 Ball including bacon roll and coffee - £100 Green fee - £28 per person 5 Day Membership (Mon-Fri): £145 7 Day Membership: £195 Contact Club Secretary for full details of above memberships (01289 387256) or Club Pro (01289 387380) to book tee times. We play off winter tees to normal greens through the winter.


Contact Details

121

Hexham Golf Club Spital Park, Hexham Northumberland, NE46 3RZ Telephone: 01434 603072 info@hexhamgolf.co.uk www.hexhamgolf.co.uk

12. How to Find

Hexham

If heading north or south on the A1 take the A69 signposted Hexham and Carlisle for approx. 20 minutes. Go straight on at the main Hexham roundabout to stay on the A69 and after one mile turn left to exit the A69 via the B6531 slip road. Hexham Golf Club is approx. half a mile on the left. If heading north or south on the M6 take the A69 signposted Hexham for approx. 45 minutes. Turn right to exit the A69 via the B6531 slip road at the beginning of the dual carriageway at Hexham. Hexham Golf Club is approx. half a mile on the left. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function and Meeting rooms, Snooker Room, Squash Courts, Practice Ground, Putting Green, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire, Pro Shop, Custom Fitting, Lessons Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6294 • 6000 • 5737 (74) H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

5 498

10

3

190

2

3 166

11

5

487

3

4 403

12

4

433

4

3 188

13

3

146

5

4 393

14

4

406

6

4 457

15

5

493

7

4 386

16

3

122

8

4 433

17

4

400

9

4 349

18

4

344

“As fine an inland course as you can find.” The words of Harry Vardon, designer of the original course, are as true today as they were in 1907 when he wrote them to the committee. The Spital course has a magnificent setting on the south bank of the Tyne, and makes full use of the rolling contours and thousands of mature trees to provide a course that is challenging enough to be a regular host of County and Regional events, both amateur and professional, and yet at 6,300 yards it is also enjoyable for the handicap golfer. The greens are regularly amongst the best in the County, and the views over the surrounding

Northumberland countryside are stunning. With its perfect setting, spectacular Georgian Grade One listed Clubhouse, and mouthwatering menus, Hexham Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the best venues in the region for corporate and society golf with many visitors returning year after year to enjoy the excellent facilities and warm welcome. Signature Hole: 18th, Par 4, 344 yards This magnificent closing hole requires a tough decision. Do you risk trying to drive the green or play safe? An accurate tee shot is needed, avoiding the out of bounds, with a large, heavily bunkered green as your final challenge.

WINTER OPENS £15.00 pp: (includes Bacon Roll on arrival). Individual Stableford (Max handicap 28 men, 36 ladies) Fri 26th Oct, 30th Nov, 14th Dec, 25th Jan, 22nd Feb, 29th Mar. Tel Pro Shop on 01434 603072 ext 2 to book tee times WINTER SPECIAL £17.50 pp: 18 holes of golf and chef’s hot dish of the day (Nov – Mar, Mon – Fri, bookings up to 7 days in advance)


Contact Details

122

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

13. 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, 2011 & 2012.


Contact Details

123

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

14. How to Find

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

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.

Standing Stone 9 holes, Par 36 • 3361 • 3191 • 2820 (37) Dewlaw 9 holes, Par 36 • 3357 • 3023 • 2745 (37)

WINTER SPRINTER Coffee Bacon Roll and 18 holes of golf only £20 per person.

Stay, Play and Relax

Offer available from 1st October 2012. Subject to availability. book now to avoid disappointment.


Contact Details

124

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

15. 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.

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

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.

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

Autumn Afternoon Specials 4 Ball £80 including Bacon roll Ring 01670 504942 to book

Morpeth Golf Club www.morpethgolf.co.uk Contact: Terry@morpethgolf.co.uk


Contact Details

125

Newbiggin Golf Club Prospect Place Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, NE64 6DW Telephone: 01670 817344 info@newbiggingolfclub.co.uk www.newbiggingolfclub.co.uk

16. How to Find

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6723 • 6516 • 6190 • 5673 H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 354

10

4

427

2

5 555

11

4

423

3

4 419

12

3

174

4

4 276

13

4

333

5

4 420

14

5

490

6

4 345

15

4

313

7

4 364

16

4

353

8

4 360

17

3

162

9

4 352

18

4

396

Newbiggin

Newbiggin Golf Club is situated 2 miles from the main A189 road (Spine road) and is laid out along the Northumberland coastline forming a fine Links/Moorland course. For visitors traveling from the South, head North from the Tyne Tunnel to the North Seaton Roundabout, a distance of about 12 miles, and turn right (Eastwards) towards Newbiggin village, Travel through the village until you arrive at the end of the road. The Golf Club is located adjacent to the Church Point caravan park.

Newbiggin Golf Club is laid out over moorland at the north side of the village and follows the coast line towards Lynemouth. It is a links/ moorland course with many challenging holes which require a good drive from the tee to set up par opportunities. The greens are without doubt some of the best available in the whole of the northern counties. We do not use winter greens and can boast that even in the depths of Winter, when nearby courses are closed due to inclement weather, Newbiggin is almost always open to provide exciting golf, good food and excellent company afterwards.We pride ourselves on the

friendliness of both our Staff and members. They will certainly make you feel at home during your visit. Come and visit us and I’m sure your experience will be memorable. The 6th hole is one of our most challenging holes especially from the new back tees. It requires a true long drive to carry the gully (and miss the huge bunker) to give yourself a short iron to the hidden and very undulating green. Other players play left of the gully for safety but leave themselves a longer and more difficult approach shot to the green. When the wind is against this is one of the trickiest holes on the course.

Newbiggin GC Ladies section Newbiggin GC Ladies section is looking for new members to come and join us. Our competitions are held on Saturdays and Wednesdays, we also have entertainment evenings and social events throughout the year. We have a qualified professional who gives lessons and ladies are always happy to help you. Currently we pay a direct debit of £26per month, we have no joining fee. If you are interested please e-mail the ladies section on ladies@newbiggingolfclub.co.uk or ring the clubhouse and leave a message for the Lady Captain on 01670 817344.


Contact Details

126

Ramside Golf Club, Carrville, Durham County Durham, DH1 1TD Telephone: 0191 3869514 jonny.mould@ramsidehallhotel.co.uk www.ramsidegolfclub.co.uk 17. How to Find From the North and South at junction 62 A1/M. Take the A690 towards Sunderland, straight through the traffic lights, under the Railway bridge and you should be in the right hand lane as our entrance is on your right. There is a filter lane but take care crossing in front of the oncoming traffic.

RAMSIDE

Facilities Hotel, Guest Farmhouse, Conference Facilities, Bar, Restaurant, 3 x 9 hole courses, 16 Bay Driving Range, Practice Areas, Club Hire, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop.

The Ramside has probably the very best location in the North East. Just 3 miles from Durham, 500 yards from the A1/M, and central to Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside, it’s so easy to reach. And with 600 car parking spaces, your arrival is easy and relaxed. Ramside Golf Club offers a great venue for all levels of golf, with 27 holes of equal standard – the Princes, Bishops and Cathedral Courses. The courses surround the popular Ramside Hall Hotel, the North East’s largest privately owned Hotel with golf. Opened in 1996, The Ramside Golf Course

has quickly established itself as one of the North East’s Top Courses. We have a great venue for Corporate and Society Golf as well as Play and Stays. For that extra special Play and Stay, then the Ramside Farmhouse, situated just next to the 11th green, and sleeping up to ten people is simply fantastic!

The Ramside Courses are built to USGA specifications and utilize the natural contours that the site afforded. The end result is an excellent mix of water, mature trees, fine landscaping and superb 360 degree views, particularly at the top of the Course.

The Princes 9 holes, Par 36 • 3319 • 3235 • 3100 • 2814 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5

• YDS

470 477 124 437 433 304 133 403 538

All Societies & Parties Welcome - 27 Holes of Championship Golf


127

The Bishops 9 holes, Par 36 • 3532 • 3285 • 3120 • 2796

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 4

• YDS

201 387 528 464 441 206 316 554 435

The Cathedral 9 holes, Par 34 • 2898 • 2898 • 2828 • 2449 H ole

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Par

3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4

• YDS

RAMSIDE

H ole

Signature Holes The Princes Hole 4, Par 4, 436 Yards (Blue Tee) UP A’HYGHT. Take a moment to take in the view of Durham Cathedral and the surrounding countryside. Just to the left of the tree is the perfect line as you hit into the prevailing wind and your second is all carry over the ditch onto a very receptive green The Bishops Hole 6, Par 3, 206 Yards (Blue Tee) AAD SNEAKY. Truly a card wrecker! The only hole with no bunkers but with water in front, a tight out of bounds back right

and more water back left, they’re hardly necessary! If you’re playing short, make sure you go left and hope a chip and putt will give you a pay on this very tricky green. The Cathedral Hole 8, Par 4, 451 Yards (Blue Tee) TH’S MAKKIN GAM. Considered by many to be the hardest hole on the entire course and rightly so – a daunting par four. With out of bounds to the left, then water to the right, then to the left, which you need to carry to have any hope of getting on in two, and finally to the green which is right up against the boundary fence, you’ll be delighted with a four here.

185 494 329 185 337 216 331 451 370

Full Greens All Year Round - Great Food & Drink - Call 0191 3869514


Contact Details

128

Sharpley Golf - Country Golf Course Seaton, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 0NP Secretary: 0191 581 4821 Telephone: 0191 513 1100 (Tee Times) info@sharpleygolf.co.uk www.sharpleygolf.co.uk

Sharpley GOLF

18. How to Find From A1 (M) Take A690 towards Sunderland then B1404 to Seaham. The course is one mile east of Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club. 3 minutes west of A19 Seaton/ Seaham Junction on B1404.

Set in beautiful rolling countryside and boasting panoramic sea views, Sharpley Golf course is an absolute pleasure to play - it is a challenging Par 71 and has many unusual water features and established greens. The course has been designed with input from three top architects and shaped using an experienced team, over a number of years and therefore has an established feel with greens built to USGA standards. The Head Greenkeeper Richard Hood boasts over 25 years of experience and is committed to Sharpley. An extensive drainage network

built into the course boasts the newest technology, meaning whatever the weather, the course will be in the condition golfers expect, day to day, season to season. It really is a total escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is proving to be a great success with golfers around the region. This year societies have enjoyed the course immensely, booking any day or time, playable whatever the weather. 3 minutes from the A19, 10 minutes from the A1(M) 4 minutes from Seaham Hall Spa Hotel.

Facilities Golf Academy with 14 Bay Driving Range, Short Game Practice Facilities, Qualifi ed PGA Staff, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire, Disabled Facilities, Function Room, Bar, Food Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6233 • 5901 • 5527 • 4864 H ole

Par

• YDS

H ole

Par

• YDS

1

4 352

10

4

334

2

4 424

11

3

183

3

3 191

12

4

361

4

5 499

13

4

269

5

3 162

14

4

304

6

4 379

15

4

324

7

4 334

16

3

151

8

4 344

17

5

477

9

4 339

18

5

474


Contact Details

129

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

19. 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

5 501

18

3

136

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.

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!

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.

Look at the great deals below and give us a call – its first come first served. This is your chance to join or play one of the best courses in the Tyne Valley offering a scenic golfing challenge and tremendous hospitality in the Clubhouse.

Centenary Year Offers! To help celebrate our Centenary year in 2013 we want golfers of any age or ability (and those thinking of taking up the game) to join in.

OFFERS LIKE THESE ONLY COME AROUND ONCE EVERY 100 YEARS! Join or play one of the most picturesque and challenging courses in the Tyne Valley by taking advantage of our great Centenary year deals:

FULL MEMBERSHIP - only £382 from now to 31/3/14 SOCIETIES (10 plus) 18 holes, coffee, bacon roll only £19.13 pp (Mondays and Fridays only)

For full details call Norma on 01661 843041, email info@sgcgolf.co.uk or visit our website www.stocksfieldgolfclub.co.uk


Contact Details

130

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

20. 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!

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)


Contact Details

131

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

21. How to Find

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

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.

• 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

(Until 31st March 2013) £29 per person (min of 4 players) Package includes Coffee & Bacon Rolls followed by 18 Holes of Golf on The Championship Wellington Course Contact Golf Bookings on 01740 644399 ext 22


132

Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brancepeth Castle Tel: 0191 378 0075 www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk

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

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

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

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

Barnard Castle Tel: 01833 638355 www.barnardcastlegolfclub.org

Castle Eden Tel: 01429 836510 castleedengolfclub.co.uk

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

Beamish Park Tel: 0191 370 1382 www.beamishgolf.co.uk

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

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

Beamish Park Hotel & Golf Tel: 01207 230 666 www.beamish-park-hotel.co.uk

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

Headlam Hall Tel: 01325 730 238 www.headlamhall.co.uk

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

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

Hetton-le-Hill Community Golf Club Tel: 0191 517 3057 Website n/a

Bedlingtonshire Tel: 01670 822457 www.bedlingtongolfclub.com

Cocken Lodge Golf Course Tel: 0191 584 1053 www.cockenlodge.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

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

Ineos Golf Club Tel: 01325 303 525 www.ineosgolfclub.webs.com

Birtley Tel: 0191 410 2207 www.bietleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk

Dunstanburgh Castle Tel: 01665 576562 www.dunstanburgh.com

Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy Tel: 01642 767537 www. InglebyBarwickGolfAcademy.co.uk


Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide

North East Directory

Knotty Hill Tel: 01740 620320 www.knottyhill.com

Ravensworth Tel: 0191 487 6014 www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk

The Northumberland Tel: 0191 236 2036 www.thengc.co.uk

Longhirst Hall Tel: 01670 791562 www.longhirstgolf.co.uk

Rockliffe Hall, Hotel - Golf - Spa Tel: 01325 729999 www.rockliffehall.com

Tynemouth Tel: 0191 257 4578 www.tynemouthgolfclub.com

Macdonald Linden Hall Tel: 01670 500011 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/lindenhall/golf

Roseberry Grange Tel: 0191 370 2047 Website n/a

Tyneside Tel: 0191 413 2742 www.tynesidegolfclub.co.uk

Magdalene Fields Tel: 01289 306130 www.magdalene-fields.co.uk

Rothbury Tel: 01669 621271 www.rothburygolfclub.com

Tynedale Tel: 01434 608154 www.tynedalegolfclub.co.uk

Matfen Hall Tel: 01661 886400 www.matfenhallgolf.co.uk

Ryton Tel: 0191 413 1642 www.rytongolfclub.co.uk

Wallsend Tel: 0191 262 1973 www.centurionparkwallsend.co.uk

Morpeth Tel: 01670 504942 www.morpethgolf.co.uk

Seahouses Tel: 01665 720794 www.seahousesgolf.co.uk

Warkworth Tel: 01665 711596 www.warkworthgolfclub.com

Mount Oswald Manor Tel: 0191 286 7527 www.mountoswald.co.uk

Seaham Tel: 0191 581 1268 www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk

Wearside Tel: 0191 534 2518 www.wearsidegolfclub.co.uk

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Tel: 01670 817344 www.newbiggingolfclub.co.uk

Seaton Carew Tel: 01429 296496 www.seatoncarewgolfclub.co.uk

Westerhope Tel: 0191 286 7636 www.westerhopegolfclub.com

Newcastle United Tel: 0191 286 9998 www.newcastleunitedgolfclub.co.uk

Sharpley Golf Club Tel: 07789 220 505 www.sharpleygolf.co.uk

Whickham Tel: 0191 488 1576 www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk

Norton Tel: 01642 676385 Website n/a

South Moor Tel: 01207 232848 www.southmoorgc.co.uk

Whitburn Tel: 0191 529 4944 www.golf-whitburn.co.uk

Oak Leaf Tel: 01325 316040 Website n/a

South Shields Tel: 0191 456 8942 www.ssgc.co.uk

Whitley Bay Tel: 0191 252 0180 www.whitleybaygolfclub.co.uk

Parklands Tel: 0191 236 4480 www.parklandsgolf.co.uk

Stocksfield Tel: 01661 843041 www.stocksfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Wooler Tel: 01668 281631 www.woolergolf.co.uk

Percy Wood Tel: 01670 787010 www.percywood.co.uk

Stressholme Tel: 01325 461002 www.darlington.gov.uk

The Wynyard Golf Club Tel: 01740 644399 www.wynyardgolfclub.co.uk

Ponteland Tel: 01661 822689 www.pontgolfclub.co.uk

Teesside Tel: 01642 616516 www.teessidegolfclub.com

Woodham Tel: 01325 320574 www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk

Prudhoe Tel: 01661 836188 www.prudhoegolfclub.co.uk

The Darlington Tel: 01325 355324 www.darlington-gc.co.uk

Ramside Hall Tel: 0191 286 9514 www.ramsidehallhotel.co.uk

The Heworth Golf Club Tel: 0191 4699832 www.theheworthgolfclub.co.uk

133


Travel Spain > Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Golf Holidays

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.

Hotel Tamisa Golf

Incredible Offer Hotel & Golf Package for 3/4 days stay Bed & Breakfast sharing twin or double room with terrace and golf views. Includes 2 or 3 Rounds of Golf at Mijas Los Lagos (new championship course) & Mijas Los Olivos. All with free transfers from Airport and Golf Courses included free of charge.

Amazing Price from

€249

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

www.hoteltamisagolf.com



Yorkshire Golf Guide