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 Alister MacKenzie-designed moorland courses located 20 miles away to the north of Leeds, Fulford nonetheless provides a very satisfying golf outing in pleasant rural surroundings. As for the excellent layout at Fulford, you can thank Charles MacKenzie, Alister's younger brother, for that.
Occupying flattish terrain, there are more than a few occasions when the course takes on the character of a "MacKenzie" designed heathland course. In contrast, there are also several holes giving a more wooded parkland feel; a fine array of birch, pine and oak trees line several 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 interfere 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 and Sundays; no outside visitors on Saturdays.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Soft spikes only. Players generally walk this course. A small number of golf carts (buggies) are available for hire.
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.
England's 90th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 195th best course (Golf World, 2022).
Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1QQ
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Overlooking York Racecourse the York Marriott Hotel is located close to National Railway Museum, York Minster, Jorvik Centre, Betty's Tea Room and York University.
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