Nestled in the Vale of Pickering and situated just 9 miles from the sea, Ganton is unique in that it is a perfect blend of links and heathland. The club has played host to the Ryder Cup, The Curtis Cup, The Walker Cup and numerous other championships over the years. One exciting, if dauting feature of the course are the 100+ bunkers whose devious positions you will need to navigate. Steeped in History, Ganton is a must for your English bucket list.
Aptly known as the 'Original MacKenzie', Alwoodley was the great Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s first tinkering with golf course design. The Alwoodley course follows an absorbing out and back design, offering up an enjoyable variety of golfing challenges, for which you will likely need every club in your bag. The narrow and springy fairways are edged with heather, gorse and woodland in parts.
Historically renowned for hosting the first Ryder Cup on British soil in 1929, Moortown Golf Club’s natural elegance and challenging nature deserves its place among Britain’s finest inland courses. Originally designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, Moortown is set in 175 acres of dramatically contrasting mainly level woodland and moorland.
Woodhall Spa consists of the classic healthland Hotchkin Course, rated 54th in the world by Golf magazine’s benchmark ranking, it’s one you will remember for its deep bunkering, heather and natural beauty. Home to The National Golf Centre, you can completely immerse yourself in the sport while visiting and finish the experience with a round on the modern Bracken course.
Royal West Norfolk
Royal West Norfolk is particularly unique in that the natural links is separated from the mainland and lies on a sandy ridge between salt marsh and the North Sea. You’ll need to check the tides before you travel as the narrow strip gets cut off at high tide. Tranquil and atmospheric, Royal West Norfolk also ranks 61st in the World top 100 by Golf World.
Founded in 1981, Hunstanton has undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years under the council of Martin Hawtree. An out and back layout for the most part , it is advisable to make your score on the outward nine as the real treasures and challenges un-fold on the return.
Hotel du Vin, York
Hotel du Vin & Bistro York is situated in the tranquil area known as The Mount, near the city's historic centre. This beautiful hotel in York city centre is housed within a Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 19th century. Formerly a private home and an orphanage, the hotel houses 44 stylish bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and private dining rooms, along with a terrace, courtyard and inner forum for alfresco dining. York is a historic and beautiful city, believed to date back to Roman times. York is the county town of Yorkshire, perfect for a cultural getaway or a romantic weekend break that will inspire.
The Dower House Hotel
Located in Lincolnshire and situated beside the first fairway of the Bracken course at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa – home of the English Golf Union, The Dower House Hotel is an elegant and intimate country house hotel, full of character and charm and the ideal hideaway to pair with your golf trip. The hotel radiates atmosphere. Built at the end of the 19th century, this exquisite Edwardian house retains all of its original features. The cosy bar, Harry’s, the beautiful restaurant, the charming private dining rooms and the new Lodge provide you with a delightful choice of setting.