Ilkley Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Ilkley Golf Club Est. 1890

Photos Ilkley Golf Club

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

Ilkley Golf Club: If you are visiting the famous Yorkshire Dales or the renowned heathland golf courses just north of Leeds (e.g. Alwoodley, Sand Moor, Moortown and Moor Allerton), it's well worth making a detour to enjoy Ilkley's natural riverside setting and pleasantly testing layout. This excellent parkland golf course, where the young Colin Montgomerie honed his game, is located directly alongside the River Wharfe, within sight of Ilkley Moor.

Laid out on generally flat terrain, water most definitely poses a threat early in your round. The first seven holes, comprising three par-3s, two wonderful par-5s and two challenging par-4s, follow one after the other along the north bank of the river. On these opening holes anything played too far left may come to a watery end. Is this why Monty is a consummate fader rather than drawer of the golf ball?

Plenty of tree planting many years ago has produced holes with excellent definition, where straight hitting from the tee is needed to ensure you set up clear approach shots into the greens. The only real exception to the layout's flat terrain comes at the nicely elevated 16th tee.

List of courses in England - North

Map of courses in England - North
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

Ilkley Golf Club
Nesfield Rd, Myddleton,
Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 0BE
England
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +44 (0)1943 600 214
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1943 607 463
Fax

  +44 (0)1943 816 130

Email   honsec@ilkleygolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.ilkleygolfclub.co.uk
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf Pro
 
John Hammond / Andrew Driver.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Riverside (River Wharfe) and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Harry Colt with significant modifications by Dr Alister MacKenzie.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6262 5953 5690
Par 69 69 73
SSS or Slope 70 69 73
 
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

18 miles NW of Leeds
In Ilkley town centre, turn off the A65 at All Saints Church/Daleway Hotel traffic lights, and head south on New Brook St, direction Middleton. After o.3 mi turn left into Denton Rd. After o.5 mi turn left into Nesfield Rd. Golf is o.3 mi on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £55; weekends £65. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Permission to use single-seat golf carts (available from the Pro Shop) must be sought in advance from the Secretary.

Practice facilities
Good
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

Colin Montgomerie spent some of his formative golf years at Ilkley and is now an honorary life member, as is 1999 Ryder Cup captain Mark James. | The original Harry Ramsden's fish & chips restaurant is located just 7 miles from Ilkley in the village of Guiseley.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Location

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (53.932974)
Longitude: (-1.838955)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Rombalds Hotel 3-star
11 West View, Wells Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9JG
+44 (0)1943 603 201
www.rombalds.co.uk

The Best Western Rombalds Hotel has had its doors open to travellers and explorers of the 'Moor' since 1835 when the hotel began its life as a West Yorkshire rooming house. Rombalds has been extensively refurbished and restored to its former glory as a classic Yorkshire Country House.

Golf at this hotel No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Ilkley
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in Where2Golf.com are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf.com 4
 

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
 
Search this site
 

Newsletter

Not signed up yet?

Register now
 

Share us on


   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter
 

 
-
 
-
 
Where2Golf spotlights


Tournaments:
HSBC Women’s World ChampionshipMichelle Wie returns as defending champion after recording her fifth LPGA Tour win on Sentosa’s Tanjong course last year (Feb 28-Mar 3)
WGC – Mexico Championshipthe first WGC event of 2019 at GC Chapultepec sees recent AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Phil Mickelson defend (Feb 21-24)

Who's Who: 
Bryson DeChambeau: “The Scientist” wins the Dubai Desert Classic and with it his first European Tour victory.
Dustin Johnsona week after DeChambeau’s win, “DJ” recorded his first European Tour win at the inaugural Saudi International.

Latest golf course reviews
Koksijde Golf ter Hille Golf Club: on what was previously open farmland, an enjoyable and challenging links-style layout has been crafted. Perhaps the inspiration for Koksijde's new course came from a renowned Harry Colt layout that existed in the 1920s just a couple of kilometres to the west. Read more...
The Duke Golf Club: represents the latest in a trio of private courses to arrive on the Dutch golfing scene. All prefixed by the definite article, The Dutch (2010, designer Colin Montgomerie) and The International (2012, Ian Woosnam) have now been joined by The Duke, which firmly targets a business clientele and the corporate golf market. Read more...
Drentse Golfclub De Gelpenberg: as the oldest golf course in the Dutch province of Drenthe, De Gelpenberg offers a partly-wooded and partly-open heathland layout, guaranteed to test all facets of your game. It is arguably the best of the country's more northerly layouts, together with Lauswolt (50 km away to the north-west).
Read more...
Golfbaan Stippelberg: located 25 kilometres north-east of Eindhoven, this relatively new addition to championship golf in the Netherlands has fast become one of the country's "must play" courses.
 
Most popular golf course videos