York, North Yorkshire YO10 5DY
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and woodland.
Major Charles Atkinson MacKenzie (younger brother of Dr Alister MacKenzie).
25 miles NE of Leeds
From the southern section of the York ring road take the A19 exit York (Centre) / Selby and follow direction York (Centre). After o.8 mls, at the traffic lights, turn R. into Heslington Lane. After 0.7 mls at mini-roundabout turn R. After o.2 mls golf is on your R.
Fulford Golf Club: Although not as renowned as some of the moorland courses located 20 miles away just north of Leeds, Fulford nonetheless provides a very satisfying golf outing in pleasant rural surroundings.
Laid out over flattish terrain, there are more than a few occasions when the course takes on the character of the Alister MacKenzie designed heathland courses around Leeds. In contrast, there are also several holes giving a more wooded parkland feel, especially with a fine array of birch, pine and oak lining some fairways.
The first five and last five holes on this out-and-back layout are located on the northside of the A64 (York ring road), the middle eight on the south side. Apart from a footbridge that gets you over the road, the course is in all respects a seamless continuation of excellent quality holes. The road itself will not disturb or interefere with your round one jot. A special mention must be made of Fulford's top quality greens, as good as you'll find among the many great courses in the north of England.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends (although exceptionally on Sunday afternoons).
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course.
Women's British Open venue: 1976 (winner: Jennifer Lee-Smith). In the 1970s and 80s Fulford regularly hosted the European Tour's Benson & Hedges International Open Championship. In the 1981 B&H International, Bernhard Langer was required to climbed up into the big oak tree to the left of the 17th green to play his third shot. The "Langer Tree" now bears a plaque to mark Bernhard's endeavours.
2019 Golf World Rating: 96th best course in England.
Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1QQ
+44 (0)1904 701 000Visit website
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