Ilkley Golf Club

Nesfield Rd, Myddleton,

Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 0BE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1943 600 214
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1943 607 463
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1943 816 130
  • Golf pro

    John Hammond / Andrew Driver.

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Riverside (River Wharfe) and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt with significant modifications by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

SSS or slope






How to get 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.

Ilkley Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1890

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: England - North


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Permission to use single-seat golf carts (available from the Pro Shop) must be sought in advance from the Secretary.

Practice facilities


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.


  • Rombalds Hotel3-star

    11 West View, Wells Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9JG

    +44 (0)1943 603 201

    Visit website

    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:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor.

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