The summer of 2021 saw Ganton and Alwoodley host memorable events that attracted the cream of men’s amateur golf.

This summer has seen God’s Own Country play host to the cream of amateur golf.

The Brabazon Trophy was, fittingly, also won by a Yorkshireman in the form of Hallowes’ Sam Bairstow in August.

Just a couple of weeks later, the Yorkshire Amateur followed with Doncaster’s Josh Berry finishing at the top of the leaderboard.

The venues for these events? The courses widely regarded as the best two in Yorkshire – certainly according to the influential NCG Top 100s rankings, which also sees Alwoodley ranked 28th and Ganton 30thin the whole of the British Isles.

In the Brabazon, Bairstow led the way at Ganton, near Scarborough, in North Yorkshire, compiling rounds of 66, 69, 69, 69 to finish at -11 and take the trophy by two shots from the fast-finishing Zach Chegwidden.

Meanwhile, at Alwoodley, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in the Yorkshire Amateur, Berry’s consistency eventually paid off with his +5 total of 290 (73, 72, 71, 74) just enough to finish ahead of Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham) and Olli White (Pannal).

After both events, competitors were full of praise not just for the quality of the layouts but also for the superb condition of both courses.

The great news for mere mortals is that Alwoodley and Ganton are teaming up to offer club golfers the chance to experience both courses on a play-and-stay package in 2022.

The package is based on accommodation in York, offering superb dining opportunities and visitor attractions in the City, together with the option of transport to the courses for those who prefer not to drive. Details are coming soon – to register your interest and be the first to find out, please click here to join our mailing list.