MG in Leeds (Best of the Rest)

A wealth of further quality golf locations in and around Leeds, many of them bearing the stamp of Mackenzie quality. A great selection here including two very famous venues from a little further afield in Yorkshire. As on the header page contact Mike at White Rose Golf Breaks for the latest package deals

Fulford Golf Club

Founded in 1906, Fulford lies just one mile from the centre of York making it an ideal venue for visitors throughout the year. The club regularly achieves a ‘Top 100’ status for courses in England and is widely regarded as one of the best inland courses in Britain.

Acclaimed golf course architect Martin Ebert has been overseeing an ongoing project at the historic club. The alterations have meant the course has seen numerous changes over recent years, bunker modifications have further improved the course, resulting in a revitalised challenge that members and visitors have appreciated.

Fulford offers a warm welcome to visitors all year round and is often a popular venue for society and corporate golf. There are a range of set packages to choose from and also the opportunity to offer the true ‘Fulford experience’ with tailor-made packages available on request.  Please contact 01904 413579 for further details or visit


Headingley Golf Club

Founded in 1892 Headingley is the oldest golf club in Leeds, set on the edge of the beautiful suburbs of Adel and Alwoodley and five miles from the city centre.

The course was laid out and shaped in the early 20th Century by a number of eminent architects including Dr Alister MacKenzie and Harry S. Colt. In a completely rural setting the course boasts many memorable holes which make full use of the varied and dramatic terrain. The moorland and heathland character also make it very good for year-round play. Although the layout is presented in a traditional style it has also been improved to meet modern standards and therefore will appeal to purists and modern golfers alike. Headingley has a wonderful friendly reputation and you can be assured of a warm welcome.


Ilkley Golf Club

If you are playing golf in Yorkshire then a visit to Ilkley is a must. Nestled in the beautiful Wharfe Valley with the famous Moor as a backdrop, Ilkley is one of the most picturesque courses in the country.

With a par of 69 and a standard scratch of 70, the 6276-yard course is a great deal more difficult than it might first appear. Testament to this is the fact that the course record of 64 was set by Honorary Life Member Colin Montgomerie in 2000. As it sits next to the River Wharfe, the course benefits from being on river sand, which means it drains extremely well, enabling it to remain open in all but the most extreme weather conditions. In fact, Ilkley is often open when many other courses are closed.

It is also quick and easy to get around, it is relatively flat and there is no thick rough, so ball searching is kept to a minimum.


Ganton Golf Club

A little further away but Ganton is golfing royalty and one of the top courses in the United Kingdom.  Set in the beautiful Vale of Pickering, only seven miles inland from the North Sea with views of the North York Moors & the Yorkshire Wolds, it is a true inland links with fast running fairways & firm quick greens. Deep and prolific bunkers, savage rough and impenetrable gorse have made for a searching examination of the game’s best players.

The Clubhouse contains a lot of memorabilia about the history of the club and the events that have been played here, including a room dedicated specifically to Harry Vardon who won three of his Open Championships and the US Open whilst he was the professional at the club.

Ganton is proud to have been so closely linked with the story of British golf & looks forward to welcoming golfers who wish to play this great course.


Shipley Golf Club

Situated near Bingley West Yorkshire Shipley is used regularly by the Bradford and Yorkshire Unions and was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie. It is one of the most picturesque and challenging tests of golf in Yorkshire.

We can arrange golf (including some Saturdays after 2.00pm) with accommodation at the Mercure Hotel (five minutes from the club.) We can also arrange a round at another local course if required – if you are visiting the area please consider Shipley.

Contact Mike Brown Manager 01274 568652

Testimonial July 2017

Just a short note to let you know our visiting group had a fantastic day at Shipley Golf Club today. As you know we have visited you previously and always thoroughly enjoyed your venue but I have to say the clubhouse, course and staff have exceeded past visits.

The club refurbishment is magnificent with 5 star comfort; the course was impeccably presented and a joy to play; and your staff a pleasure to do business with. Hopefully we will be back. I will have no hesitation in recommending your club to others.

Many thanks. Mick Green, Howley Hall


Sandmoor Golf Club

Sand Moor is an Alister MacKenzie designed course, created in 1926, situated 5 miles north of Leeds City Centre, with stunning views over Eccup reservoir.

Changes to the course took place in the late 1960’s with advice from Henry Cotton and it is currently being updated by Andy Watson Golf Design, to help the course stay abreast of modern day equipment whilst remaining loyal to the original concept.

Sand Moor is an 18 hole Championship course, measuring 6,446 yards, consisting of three par 5’s, eleven par 4’s and four par 3 holes.

It was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie in 1926 – who sat on the very first Greens Committee at the club – and famously went on to design Augusta National. The course is perhaps better known for its four challenging Mackenzie created par threes – Each one varies in length, style and offers a different challenge.

The club has been fully refurbished in recent years and has excellent catering to complement our fantastic course.
We look forward to offering you exceptional Yorkshire hospitality in the near future.

Sand Moor