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York Classic Golf Tour

A collection of excellent courses in easy reach of the stunning City of York

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York Classic Golf Tour

A collection of excellent courses in easy reach of the stunning City of York.

Gary Player once said that Ganton is the only inland course worthy of holding the Open Championship. It’s not managed that, but it has hosted an illustrious roll-call of team events, including Ryder, Walker and Curtis Cups. Gorse, heather and tight heathland lies are Ganton traits, while the club is proud that its bunkers are very real hazards. This outstanding heathland layout is more of an inland links and if you struggle to find the firm, crisp, fast-running fairways you’re likely to find the lethal combination of about 100 deep, punishing bunkers or, if not, dense rough or gorse. Ganton is right up there with the Woodhall Spas and Sunningdales and although the majority of holes are special in their own right, you’ll never forget the par-4 4th (after driving over a valley, you’re firing into a raised well guarded green)

A terrific heathland layout which really bursts into life around the turn. Fulford is one of England’s most decorated inland courses and is steeped in history – 23 successive European Tour events in the 1970s, 80s and 90s firmly put the course, located in a heathland and woodland setting just a mile from the centre of the historic city of York, on the global golfing map. Furthermore, Fulford also hosted the inaugural Women’s British Open Championship in 1976 and five years later was the scene of the Benson & Hedges Championship and one of the most dramatic shots of all-time – Bernhard Langer played his third shot from the ash tree by the green on the penultimate hole.

York moved to their current site at Strensall in 1904 and J H Taylor designed the course of around 6,000 yards and it was among the longest and most testing in Yorkshire. Now it measures 6,301 yards with tree-lined fairways but has retained its natural heathland and heather heritage and has some wonderful holes including a fine starting 436 yard par four which is usually into the wind. The 426 yard sixth is also tough with a stream running across the fairway and while the eighth at 466 yards is the stroke one hole, watch out for the 154 yard par three seventh and its pond and the 182 yard 17th with a bowl-shaped green surrounded by bunkers.

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel in the breathtaking Vale of York offers an easy-to-walk golf course in quite secluded surroundings yet within easy reach of many places of interest, including York. The 18-hole par 72 course is set in 120 acres of parkland around a 19th century manor, measures just under 6,200 yards and features both long and short par fours averaging about 300 yards. The interesting lay-out demands the use of every club in the bag with some tricky holes. Beware of losing balls in the River Ure that meanders through the course. Invariably in tip-top condition with affordable green fees.

York Classic Golf Tour

Golf Courses on this tour include:

Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel

Aldwark Alne, York, YO61 1UF

Set within 120 acres of parklands, Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa...

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Fulford Golf Club

Heslington Lane, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5DY

Fulford Golf Club rated 82nd in England is a fine...

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Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club, Ganton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, YO12 4PA

The stunning Ganton Golf Club, rated 8th in the whole...

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York Golf Club

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York, YO32 5XF

2015 is a special year at York Golf Club (Strensall) where...

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*Please note these prices are based on travel during the High Season – May to October

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A collection of excellent courses in easy reach of the stunning City of York

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RC Golf

RC Golf is proud of it’s heritage and roots in Yorkshire. We have over 20 years expertise in providing bespoke tours and programmes for golfers and guests.

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From its 13th century Gothic Cathedral, narrow cobbled streets and numerous charming pubs, right the way through to its many excellent courses, a York golf tour really is a great all-rounder

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Yorkshire has some of beautiful and fascinating cities, famed for its stunning landscape and entertainment. The cities of Leeds and York may not seem like ideal Golfing hotspots, but you'd be wrong, as they have some of the UK's best courses right on their doorstep!

Ganton has hosted the Ryder Cup & the Walker Cup and is probably the most famous in the area. But don't forget about Alwoodley, Yorkshire's answer to Woodhall Spa, Moortown & Fulford all of which are in the Top 100 English Golf Courses! There are plenty more stunning courses, such as Illkley, Sand Moor & Moor Allerton which you should not miss out on when you decide on Yorkshire as your destination.

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Glencor Golf

Welcome to Glencor Golf. The Golf Holiday Specialists.

Our range of York Golf Tours let you experience the best this historic city have to offer.

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Golf Vacations UK

Golf Vacations UK are long established, multi award winning Golf Tour Operators providing fully inclusive and tailor made, escorted or self drive golf vacations Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales for large or small groups.

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At findagolfbreak we don’t believe that you can buy a golf break or golf holiday ‘off the shelf’ So all our golf holidays are tailor made to exactly what you are looking for. This ensures you have the golf holiday you want.

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