Garforth is proud of its history and heritage and the part it has played in the development of our great game in the North of England.
We can trace our proud history back to 1912, when a group of local golfing enthusiasts came together to establish the course.
A year later, the much-acclaimed Dr Alister Mackenzie came on the scene and the 18 holes that members and guests love so much today came into being.
One of the great golf course creators, the good doctor, who also designed Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne and many other outstanding championship courses, put his special stamp on Garforth.
The completion of the modified course was celebrated with an exhibition match involving Abe Mitchell and Tom Williamson, two of the greatest golfers of their day.
Like today’s players they had to overcome the water hazards that are the Cock and Carr Becks, which meander across the course.
The Cock Beck has its own place in local history and is reputed to have run with blood during the Battle of Towton, the most infamous conflict of the War of the Roses in 1461.
Garforth’s course and facilities have benefitted from significant investment over recent years, with all the bunkers having been redesigned and rebuilt under the guidance of acclaimed modern course architects David and Bruce Weller.
There’s more to the Garforth experience than a great golf course.
This is a perfect place to relax and shake off the stresses and strains of everyday life.
With over 100 years of heritage, we have grown into one of the most complete clubs in Yorkshire and built an unrivalled team able to provide everything a member or visitor might need to get the most out of their time here at Garforth.
Our course is situated in picturesque, mature parkland, designed by the legendary golf course architect Alister MacKenzie and refined over the years to provide a challenging and enjoyable course for golfers of all abilities. We also offer a comprehensive practice area for warming up before your round, or working to refine that key aspect of your game, as well as a state of the art Trackman indoor simulator and swing studio, where our PGA Pros use the latest monitoring and video technology to help you drill down into the fine detail of your swing and how to improve it.
Our excellent clubhouse offers year round enjoyment for the whole family. We regularly host all manner of events, from weddings and birthdays through to corporate days and meetings, and our flexible packages ensure we can provide the perfect solution - no matter your requirements.
Our intimate restaurant combines a fine dining experience with stunning views out over the course, while a well-stocked bar, snooker table and Sky TV in our 19th Bar provide the perfect place to relive the highlights of your round or relax and unwind with friends and family.
Our Professionals in The Golf Room are on hand to support and guide you with every aspect of the club and your game with overseeing the competitions, providing 1:1 lessons to hone your game and managing a well stocked shop for you to browse when you're at the club.