sociEty golf and breaks in yorkshire
Society Golf & Breaks
Yorkshire provides an abundance of fantastic sights and activities, from world Heritage Sites to mining museums, ruined castles and abbeys, to hands on museums. You’ll find serene gardens and unique breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage. From attractions and museums to sports and galleries, from the history-lover to the inquisitive child, there’s something for all the family!
ith its hugely diverse offerings of romantic moorlands, mellow stone villages, lively market Towns and historic Cities Yorkshire truly has something for everyone.
Yorkshire is renowned for its golf. As the largest county in the United Kingdom. It comes as no surprise that it is home to a great number of the finest UK courses are situated within “God’s Own County” Yorkshire boasts the following must play courses:
Alister MacKenzie is responsible for creating some of the most iconic courses in the world. Arguably the finest designer of all time Alister ‘The Course Doctor’ Mackenzie was born in Yorkshire in 1870 and, following a Cambridge education and military service during the Boer War, he returned to his home county to begin life as a golf course architect. MacKenzie was a founding member of Alwoodley, in Leeds, and after laying out that classic heathland, quickly made his mark on many other surrounding courses, including Ryder Cup venue Ganton and Moortown.
The Ryder Cup
Moortown, Ganton and Lindrick - A trio of magnificent courses for the discerning golfer. Each of the three have had the honour of
*Also worth a visit, Hallamshire, Ilkley Golf Club, Pannal, Harrogate Bingley St Ives, and Scarborough North Cliffe are all excellent Yorkshire courses.
The Mackenzie Trail
society golf and breaks in yorkshire
Yorkshire is steeped in history, from the stunning medieval Skipton Castle to the opulent Middleham Castle, the childhood home of Richard III. Take a visit to the magnificent 18th century Castle Howard or actually watch history come alive with a multitude of live events in the region’s historic abbeys, castles, houses and gardens.
hosting the Ryder Cup (Moortown in 1929, Ganton in 1949 and Lindrick in 1957) that are suitable for all golfers with certified club handicaps. Highly recommended for high handicappers, and an excellent society trip for a true test and challenge for all members.
Society Golf in Yorkshire Yorkshire plays host to a plethora of golfing greats but for a good society day Fulford Golf club, comes highly recommended by our resident golf travel expert Tom Brooks. Fulford Golf Club is firmly on the global golfing map and its course, developed in 1935, a classic. If the location is a good one it might just be that it was selected by five times Open Champion, James Braid; the course was subsequently planned by Major Charles MacKenzie (brother of ‘the course doctor’ himself, Alister MacKenzie, of Augusta National and Alwoodley fame). Facilities include, pro-shop, clubhouse, bar, restaurant, changing room and practice areas open all year round. During the week visitors can enjoy a package including everything from tee time to tea time, when great Yorkshire fare rounds off a special day spent somewhere the golfing world has taken to its hear www.fulfordgolfclub.co.uk If you have time give Pannal a try. The course provides a most enjoyable and challenging test for any keen golfer. This beautiful golf course is an 18 hole, Par 72 that is 6,614 yards long, lying in woodland and heathland with outstanding views of Harrogate and surrounding areas that can be seen from different parts of the course. www.pannalgc.co.uk
Planning a break in White Rose County
White Rose Country Breaks
If you are feeling inspired to book a Yorkshire golfing holiday, Society trip, or family holiday we highly recommend White Rose Golf Breaks The company in arranging your Golfing Holidays in Yorkshire. Making all arrangements at your choice of accommodation and golf courses across the county including: Airedale, Wharfedale, North Leeds, Harrogate and the Vale of York, to the East Coast. White Rose will reserve tee times at the courses of your choice from any of the locations listed in the “Yorkshire Courses” section of their website. These include Ganton, Fulford, Pannal, Alwoodley, Moortown, Ilkley and Clitheroe, as well as other lesser-known “gems”.
*Packages start at just £135 for two nights and three days’ golf For more information:
“This has to be one of the best maintained courses I have ever played” says Tom “Fulford is a course with real class, an absolute gem. Great as a testing challenge, but a fair course all in all, Some excellent par three’s and a superb closing stretch” Prestige Golf
Why not explore the lovely Victorian spa town of Harrogate. Visit the Turkish Baths, have coffee and a light lunch at the world-famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. In the afternoon take the short journey to historic Ripley Castle for a tour of the castle and extensive grounds and lake. Later travel to your point of entry in Yorkshire and onwards to home. Or travel to Pickering to catch the world-famous North York Moors Railway arriving in Whitby in time for lunch at the world-famous Magpie Café. In the afternoon explore Whitby’s port and town, perhaps buying some Whitby Jet jewellery, and then walk up the hill to Whitby Abbey, where you can also learn about the origins of Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula!
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