Yorkshire is home to some of the country's finest golf clubs

Golfing in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is home to some of the country's finest golf clubs, including three that have previously hosted the Ryder Cup one of which is Ganton just 15 miles away.

Why not combine playing two or three clubs over the space of a couple days and use the Talbot as a base.

At the Talbot we have a purpose built drying room that has a sink to clean your boots, as well as plenty of space to hang wet clothes and store your clubs.

Malton and Norton Golf Club, 2 miles

Malton and Norton Golf Club is a twenty seven hole course of three contrasting loops providing challenge and enjoyment for members and visitors alike.

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.

Ideally situated between York and Scarborough with marvellous views of the North Yorkshire Moors. Described by Peter Allis as "North Yorkshire's hidden gem."

The superb facilities include a 12 bay driving range with astroturf outdoor tee, a dedicated short game practice facility, well stocked shop and PGA Professionals on hand to help you hone your game. Excellent catering and a superb selection of drinks to round off your day give the finishing touches for a memorable experience which will make you want to come back for more.

Course Information Line:
For daily information about course conditions call tel: 01653 697912

Opening times:
call for information, tel: 01653 697912

Ganton Golf Club, 15 Miles

Ganton, in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments including the Ryder Cup in 1949.

Golf belongs at Ganton, the consummate "golfer's" course. Gary Player called it the only inland course worthy of hosting the Open Championship, something it first did over a century ago, Ganton Golf Club providing some of the legendary early winners.

Today Ganton remains a searching yet satisfying test even for the game's best exponents. Many great golfers and course architects have contributed to the development of this supreme playing environment, with its harsh bunkers, unforgiving rough, impenetrable gorse and quite unique atmosphere. It's no coincidence that Ganton's history as a championship venue extends into the modern era, including the 2000 Curtis Cup and the 2003 Walker Cup.

To arrive at Ganton is to experience a rare mix of peace and trepidation. And at each end of your day, this atmospheric venue is complemented by a clubhouse that exudes character, quality and relaxation, with comfortable lounges, fine food and vistas towards the gentle Yorkshire Wolds.

The Ganton course's unforgiving nature is testimony to its masterly original location on the rough ground of Sir Charles Legard's Ganton Estate, combining undulating heathland with rugged features on the natural sandy subsoil of an ancient North Sea inlet.

There are few better places to play. The opening holes are crafted with the natural contours. On fairways your result will be just as good as your shot, with Ganton's typical premium on accuracy. For the unwary, impenetrable gorse abounds. There are few trees, but the same cannot be said for bunkers – 'proper' bunkers. Holes vary in direction, meaning the wind is always a factor, with holes getting harder, and better, as the round develops. The 18th is the finest of them all. Leave it with your par in your pocket and Ganton will have given you a day you will never forget.

Course Details:
Par: 71
Yards: 6,935
Holes: 18
Signature hole: N/A

Green Fees:
£80 midweek
£50 Nov - Feb
£90 Weekends

Telephone 01944 710329

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club, 14 miles

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.

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. After your round, come and join us in our modern comfortable club house (opened in 1998 by Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Gallagher) where you will find our staff will provide a hospitable and friendly welcome. Enjoy a drink, and a snack or a 'home cooked' meal in the club house or at a table outside on our newly appointed veranda, which looks out across the 1st tee and up the 18th fairway.

The course is a challenging 6,200 yards (5,400 yards for the ladies) set in picturesque, peaceful surrounding on the edge of The North York Moors National Park with views looking out over the NY Moors, The Yorkshire Wolds and The Hambleton Hills. With eight par 4s over 400 yards (5 from the yellow tees) the course provides players of all levels of ability with a real test of their golfing skills.

If you want 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.

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. Put your drive behind the cherry tree on...

Course Information Line:
For daily information about course conditions call 01751 431525.

Opening Times:
For opening times, contact Rose Rivis - Club Administrator on tel: Tel: 01751 431525.

Whitby Golf Club, 30 miles

Situated on the western side of the town on the road to the pretty coastal village of Sandsend and has a commanding position on the edge of the cliffs. There are wonderful views along the coast, over the picturesque bay of Sandsend. The course was founded in 1892.

The course is not too long or difficult for the moderate player provided a reasonable degree of accuracy is achieved. "Wild hitters" can be severely punished, as some of the hazards are quite unusual. The most striking is the wild cleft in the Cliffs known as "Upgang Ravine" which has to be driven when playing the 6th and 18th holes. The degree of driving difficulty on many an occasion is decided by the prevailing wind which may come from either the North Sea or the moors. 18 Holes, Par 70, Yardage 5382.

Course Information Line:
For daily information about course conditions call tel: 01947 600660 / 602768

Opening times:
call for information, tel: 01947 600660 / 602768

York Golf Club, 14 miles

Over 100 years of mowing and tending greens and fairways has made the York Golf Club course one of the best, if not the best, in the area for golfers of all handicaps. Recent championships played here include the 2011 EWGA Senior Women's Close Championship and the 2012 Yorkshire Seniors Championship.

Visitors are always welcome to play at York, the oldest golf course in the area, though there are some restrictions on playing times, particularly on Tuesday mornings.

Course Information Line:
Please contact the Professional on 01904 490 304 to check on availability before arriving.