Top 10 Golf Courses – Yorkshire
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall). Handicap: +3
Not only my favourite course in Yorkshire but probably the hardest too. A very true test of golf which requires all aspects of your game to be razor sharp.
Green fees £85 midweek, £100 weekends. Tel: 01944 710329
A great heathland course which is just under 7,000 yards and requires good accuracy off the tee to allow you to play into the large but very undulating greens.
Green fees: £95 Sun-Fri, £120 Sun. Tel: 0113 268 1680.
Stunning heathland course well known for holding the first Ryder Cup on these shores plus many other major competitions.
Green fees: £85. Tel: 0113 268 6521.
I've not had many good results here but it's always enjoyable to play. It can be a very punishing course but rewarding if you're striking the ball well.
Green fees: £55-£75. Tel: 01909 475282.
It's not a very long course but every hole is tree-lined and requires good course management to shoot a good score. This is my home club and the course where I learnt to play golf.
Green fees: From £20. Tel: 01924 350100.
Always a pleasure to play and a wonderful course layout, playable for all standards if you pick the right tees. It's in superb condition year-round and tests all golfers. The 17th is an iconic hole and where Bernhard Langer played from a tree overlooking the green in the Benson & Hedges event.
Green fees: £77. Tel: 01904 413579
A very warm and welcoming club and every hole is different. Course knowledge is important as you're asked to hit numerous blind shots.
Green fees: £55 midweek, £70 weekends. Tel: 0113 268 5180.
A very enjoyable course to play for any golfer. It's not particularly long but a good test with tree-lined fairways and slick running greens. Good iron and wedge play is key to attacking the small greens.
Green fees: £39 midweek, £49 weekends. Tel: 01709 850466.
I've had some great rounds here. It is a very scoreable course with a number of short par 4s and par 5s which are reachable in two. Then again, it can be very frustrating and you can easily shoot a bad score.
Green fees: From £30. Tel: 01423 872628.
I always look forward to playing at Strensall which has been in superb condition every time I've played it, especially the greens which are among the best in the county.
Green fees: £45 Mon-Sat, £60 Sun. Tel: 01904 491840.