Garforth offers a great golfing experience on a course set in beautiful Yorkshire parkland.
The beautifully maintained 18 holes, designed by the famed Dr Alister Mackenzie in 1913, include what has been described as possibly ‘the finest four finishing holes in the North of England’.
Adding to the challenge are the Cock and Carr Becks which meander across the course. The Cock Beck is reputed to have run with blood during the Battle of Towton, the most infamous conflict of the War of the Roses in 1461.
The gently undulating parkland, with holes ranging from 157 to 509 yards, makes this a golfing experience suitable for all ages and abilities.
Garforth’s golfing experience, overseen by our PGA Professional, doesn’t stop there. There’s a large grass practice area, a driving range and an indoor studio, fitting room and state-of-the-art indoor golf simulator, with ball flight analysis used for coaching and practice.
Head pro Ken Findlater is a former Scottish international golfer and has been at Garforth since 1981. He loves the friendly feel of the club and the welcome if offers.
The club also has a developing junior academy as it looks towards the next generation of golfers. Ken’s favourite hole is the signature 15th. He says: “It’s some 444 yards long with an uphill drive and the decision whether to lay up short of Carr Beck or take on the hole and go for the large undulating green 90 yards beyond the water.”
“Dare you go for it?” he asks. Pay us a visit and decide.