Alwoodley and Ganton Stay & Play Offer launching for 2022
Yorkshire’s top 2 rated golf courses have paired together to offer golfers the opportunity to play both courses over consecutive days with an overnight stay in York or in Ganton’s dormie house…..
Ganton Golf Club
A visit to Ganton Golf Club remains a true ‘bucket list’ experience for those who ‘know and love’ golf.
The course is renowned for fast running smooth surfaces, and the incredible bunkering, sandy wasteland areas, gorse, and fine wispy rough grasses present a great challenge. Golf’s leading architects and players have had a hand in fine tuning the course since 1891, including Mackenzie, Fowler, Colt, and Ganton Club Professional Harry Vardon in the early 1900’s. It is difficult to categorise Ganton as a heathland or a links venue; golfers experience the feel of a seaside course, but it’s a few miles from the coast; for that reason, most describe it as an ‘inland links’.
Many holes stand out; however, the tough finishing stretch from the 15th must be taken seriously, and are truly memorable. Recent enhancements to reintroduce the traditional sandy nature of the course have been introduced under the direction of leading golf architect Martin Ebert, and the course remains in Top100 World, European and UK rankings.
Many national and international events have been played at Ganton, including the Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup – a trio of team matches that very few have been selected to host. Among other Championships, Ganton has hosted 3 British Amateur Championships and several National Championships; The Club remains a ‘go to’ venue for the R&A and England Golf, and in 2021 Ganton welcomed back the R&A British Senior Amateur Championship, and the Brabazon – English Amateurs Strokeplay Championship.
Many guests take the opportunity to stay in Vardon House, Dormy accommodation, this new facility has proven very popular in its first full season, and groups of up to 8 golfers can fully immerse themselves in the history and tradition found in Ganton’s Clubhouse facilities.
Alwoodley Golf Club
Alwoodley is regarded as one of Britain’s finest inland courses. It was designed by the great Dr Alister MacKenzie. This famed architect left a legacy of classic courses around the world – among them Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne. The Alwoodley Golf Club was founded in 1907. The course was laid out that year on Wigton Moor, part of the Harewood estate, to the north of Leeds. The original MacKenzie layout remains at Alwoodley to this day. The course has now been lengthened to over 6,900 yards from the championship tees.
Alwoodley is renowned for both its wonderful par 3s – the green on the 11th has more than a touch of Augusta about it – as well as the strength of the fearsome closing stretch, played into the prevailing wind that arrives fresh from the Yorkshire Dales. Watch out for the red kites soaring overhead and the roe deer running across the fairways as you enjoy your golf on this challenging MacKenzie course.
Over 100 years on, Alwoodley continues to be a sought-after venue for major tournaments, hosting events for the R&A, England Golf and the Yorkshire Union on a regular basis. In 2019, Alwoodley welcomed the Brabazon Trophy – or the English Amateur Open Strokeplay Championship, to give its full title – for the first time.
The city of York is situated conveniently between Ganton and Alwoodley and offers excellent accommodation options as well as numerous fantastic restaurants and tourist attractions. Our package includes an overnight stay at The Marriott and includes free parking, use of the leisure facilities and a full breakfast. Additionally, we can offer accommodation at The Grand in York centre as an upgraded option.
Alternatively, the Dormie House on site at Ganton Golf Club sleeps up to 8 people. The building situated next to the clubhouse is in easy reach of the 1st tee or 18th green and allows you time to experience Ganton in further detail. More information can be found here.
Availability & Pricing
The golf and accommodation package is available either on Wednesday (Ganton) & Thursday (Alwoodley) or Saturday (Ganton) and Sunday (Alwoodley) with prices from £315 based on 2 sharing at The Marriot in York. Availability is between 1st April and 31st October. Please note, depending on the season, school holidays, York Races etc, the rate may be susceptible to increase. all of which affect the cost of accommodation in York. Further rounds at either Fulford Golf Club or Moortown Golf Club are also available.
The offer runs from April to October 2022. Due to demand, availability is now limited for the remainder of 2022. Please contact the office to enquire about available dates remaining.
How to book
The office at Alwoodley Golf Club is handling the administration. Please contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 268 1680 for enquiries, availability, and bookings.