Best golf courses: England - North

England - North: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (1930).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Sat'day restrictd
Newcastle upon Tyne
Rochester, George

Visitors?

Sat'day restrictd

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

George Rochester

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie was among those who contributed to the design of Bingley St Ives.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

James Braid

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Newcastle upon Tyne
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Harry Colt

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Carlisle
Mackenzie Ross, Phillip

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Original course laid out by Tom Simpson. Revamped after WW2 by Scottish course architect Philip Mackenzie Ross, who created the layout which is largely unchanged to this day.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Douglas, IoM
Morris, Old Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Douglas, IoM

Designer

Original design by Old Tom Morris, with later improvements by Philip Mackenzie Ross (1940s) and Donald Steel.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Macpherson, Scott

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Colt course: Scott Macpherson (2011), in the style of Harry Colt. / Filly course: originally a 9-hole course, extended to 18 by Hawtree, Cram & Glendinning (1980s) and refurbished by Scott Macpherson (2011).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Leeds
McKenzie, Major C.

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Major Charles Atkinson MacKenzie (younger brother of Dr Alister MacKenzie).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Chisholm, Tom (et al)

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Original layout by Tom Chisholm (1891). Subsequent changes made by Tom Dunn (1890s), prior to a major redesign by Harry Vardon in conjunction with Ted Ray, J.H. Taylor and James Braid (1905). Later improvements also made by Harry Colt (1907, 1911 & 1931); Dr Alister MacKenzie (1912 & 1920) and C.K. Cotton (1948 & 1952).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Original nine-hole design by Tom Dunn (1890), extended to 18 by R. Collins (1894), and further modified by Willie Fernie (1898) and Willie Park Jr (1903). Significantly modified and lengthened by James Braid (1930); further modifications by Frank Pennink (1963).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

James Braid designed the current layout at Ogden in 1920, building on the earlier design work of George Lowe (1906), Herbert Fowler (1908) and Dr Alister MacKenzie (1912).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (of Colt, Alison & Morrison) (1937).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Leeds
Herd, Sandy

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Original layout designed by Sandy Herd. Many others, including Dr Alister MacKenzie, designed later course improvements.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Newcastle upon Tyne
Cotton, Ken

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

C.K. "Ken" Cotton designed the current layout in 1951, revamping some earlier design work by Harry Vardon (1907).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Dunn, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Original design by Tom Dunn, with later modifications by Alex Herd, Herbert Fowler, Dr Alister MacKenzie, Fred Hawtree and Donald Steel.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Harry Colt with significant modifications by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Saturday restrictd
Leeds
Unknown

Visitors?

Saturday restrictd

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Unknown

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gaunt, Jonathan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Jonathan Gaunt

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr. His first design in Britain, which opened for play in 1971.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Wkends restrictd
Leeds
Herd, Sandy

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Sandy Herd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Westenborg, Marc

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Marc Westenborg (of Hawtree Design)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Herd & Braid

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Original 9-hole course laid out by Sandy Herd (1906), increased to 18-holes (1906) and subsequently modified by James Braid.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Mackenzie, Charles

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Major Charles A. Mackenzie (brother of Alister MacKenzie).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Campbell, Willie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Willie Campbell & George Lowe

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
McCuaig & MacKenzie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

First 14 holes laid out by Dr Duncan McCuaig (1874) and extended to 18 holes (1891). Improved and lengthened by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1925). The four additional holes designed by Frank Pennink (1970s).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Grant, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

Original layout by David Grant (1892). Redesigned soon afterwards by Willie Park Jr. Later improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Dave Thomas

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Coles, Neil

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Neil Coles

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Carlisle
Lowe, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Carlisle

Designer

George Lowe laid out the first nine holes (1891). Eighteen months later the course was extended to 18-holes.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hawtree Limited

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Martin G. Hawtree of Hawtree Limited.

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