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Midlands & Yorkshire
This region is not particularly famous for its golf courses, however if you search hard enough (or just read this page) you will find some of the best kept secrets within the British Isles. As well as hidden gems you will also find 4 Ryder Cup courses in the region, as well as many of the early designs of famed golf course architect Dr Alister Mackenzie, from which he took inspiration for some of his most famous designs such as Augusta National. 
Featured Courses
Notts (Hollinwell)

A traditional members club and one of the finest tests of Heathland in the country. This course is played through wonderfully undulating ground where some fairways sweep through wooded hillsides and some through heather, fern and gorse clad valleys.

Hollinwell is a current Open Championship final qualifying venue and has hosted a wealth of amateur and professional championships throughout the years. 

 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking - 36th
Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
 
Regarded as one of the worlds most exquisite Heathland courses, you will certainly remember every hole you play on the Hotchkin. Famous for its natural beauty, dramatic bunkering and distinct tactical challenge, for a golf purist it is simply a pleasure. 



 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 20th
Moortown
 
Designed by the legendary course architect Alistair McKenzie, Moortown is most famous for being the first host of The Ryder Cup on British soil. This stunning UK & Ireland top 100 course proves a fair test for golfers of all abilities, and is just a short drive from the energetic city of Leeds.


 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 63rd
Alwoodly
 
A natural heathland course designed by the great Dr Alistair MacKenzie. This famed architect left a legacy of classic courses around the world – among them Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne. However, Alwoodley was the first course he designed and is therefore known as the Original MacKenzie.



 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 50th
Ganton

As one of only four clubs to have hosted the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup, it is of no surprise that Ganton is ranked in the top 80 courses worldwide. The site of the course used to be a North Sea inlet, giving it all the characteristics of a Links course as well as a Heathland. Gary Player once said that Ganton is the only inland course worthy of holding the Open Championship.


 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 28th
Lindrick

Host to the 1957 Ryder Cup and 1960 Curtis Cup, Lindrick is regarded as one of the finest inland courses in the UK. Top local professionals often use the course and its facilities as somewhere to hone in their skills on weeks off.  Member and former world No.1 Lee Westwood describes Lindrick as “always in great condition, with fairways like carpets and greens that run true”

 
Course Style- Links
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 41st
Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest GC rolls though the old royal hunting forest of Sherwood- home to the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Renowned for its quick greens and a back 9 as tough as they come. A beautiful and classic Heathland design. 

 
 
 
Course Style- Heathland
​2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 83rd
Little Aston
Hidden away in the old grounds of Little Aston Hall, this is one of the best Parkland courses in the UK, renowned for the quality of its fairways and greens. After your round you can have a drink on the terrace which overlooks their extraordinay putting green (pictured).
Course Style- Parkland
Beau Desert
A Herbert Fowler design, commissioned by The Marquess of Anglesey in 1913. Beau Desert is certainly not a long course, measuring in at just over 6400 yards from the back tees, however its very tight, requiring accuracy off the tee, with very quick undulating greens. Every hole here is isolated and unique, you can easily loose yourself out in the trees here.
Course Style- Heathland
The Belfry (Brabazon)
This beautifully challenging parkland course has hosted 4 Ryder Cups, the most famous hole is probably the short par 4 10th where Seve Ballesteros famously drove the green. The Belfry has 2 other courses you may wish to play; The PGA National, host to 2 European Tour events and The Derby, perfect for beginners. After golf, take time to relax in the award winning spa and leisure club, or indulge in one of the many restaurants and bars the Belfry Hotel and Resort has to offer.
Course Style- Parkland
2019 UK & Ireland ranking- 87th
Course rankings according to Golf Monthly's "Top 100 golf courses in UK & Ireland 2019/20"
Off the course...
Harrogate

In the heart of Yorkshire is Harrogate, a Victorian spa town and rural district that contains the medieval city of Ripon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Some places worth visiting in Harrogate...
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr

  • Ripley Castle

  • Harewood House

  • Bettys cafe tea rooms

  • Royal pump room

Nottingham

Once the home to the legendary heroic outlaw Robin Hood, Nottingham is full of history. Explore its medieval underground "city of caves", the oldest pub in England "Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem", the castle and Robin hood's old stomping ground Sherwood Forest. Nottingham is also home to The City Ground where you can watch 2x champions of Europe Nottingham Forest and Trent Bridge where you can watch the Notts Outlaws in a game of Cricket.
Shakespeare's Birthplace
 
 
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up, as well as the other 4 of his family homes. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today
Featured accommodation 
Harts Hotel, Nottingham
 
Hart’s is an award-winning 32-bedroom independent boutique hotel and restaurant located in Nottingham city centre. It is the highest-rated hotel in the Nottingham region and boasts their own private garden with stunning views over Nottinghamshire on the old ramparts of Nottingham Castle. It is a unique refuge from the chaos of the bustling city centre with unrivalled service.

 
St George Hotel, Harrogate
 
The Country Living St George Hotel, Harrogate, is perfectly located in the heart of one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful and popular destinations, just a few minutes’ walk from all the town’s attractions and business venues, including Bettys Tea Rooms and the famous 200 acres of grassland that make up The Stray. A stunning interior, designed with the Country Living team, combines country charm and elegance with the best modern amenities and luxuries.
The Belfry
 
Surrounded by 500 acres of countryside and home to three golf courses and a state-of-the-art Spa, the resort has also been subject to an extensive, multi-million pound refurbishment. Facilities are vast, and include: squash and tennis courts, a spa and health club including a fire and ice sensarium, creche, pool, sauna, gym, hairdressing salon, a nightclub and helicopter landing pad. The Belfry has several dining options; Ryder Grill, serving locally-sourced produce from its showcase grill, Leisure Cafe, a more informal option, Brabazon Bar and Sam's Club House.
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