7 Great Golf Courses to Visit in North Yorkshire

There’s no shortage of golf courses in North Yorkshire. Golfers who are looking for some new challenges or a relaxing golfing break can discover a range of options to choose from. When you’re based in Masham, you can easily reach several excellent courses in no more than 20 minutes. With so many places to choose from, all golfers should be able to find a course that they enjoy. You can even try out a few different courses during your stay. Take a look at some that we recommend.


Masham Golf Club is only a mile away from our properties. Visitors are welcome at the 9-hole course, and there’s no need to book for parties of fewer than 12 people. Larger parties of 30 or more people can even book the course for their exclusive use during their visit. This lovely golf course is easily accessible and welcoming to all.


The golf course just outside Bedale dates back to 1894 and is a beautiful parkland course that was once a deer park. The well-kept course is combined with comfortable clubhouse facilities, including a lounge, food and drink, and a spacious balcony. Coaching is available to all, no matter your skill level too.


Ripon City Golf Club offers beautiful views across the Moors to players, as well as glimpses of Ripon Cathedral. The four greens give you plenty of space to play, and the lounge and bar areas give you somewhere to have a drink or enjoy a delicious meal. You’re sure to enjoy this course just 20 minutes away from us.


Akebar Park’s golfing facilities have been recently redeveloped to cater for golfers of all abilities. Access to their driving range is available seven days a week and is lit up with floodlights when it’s darker to give you the perfect place to practice. Experienced players can enjoy the 18-hole course, and group and individual lessons are available too.

Thirsk and Northallerton

If you’re looking for a family-friendly club, head to Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club. The club has lovely views of the Hambleton Hills and Wensleydale, with 18 holes to enjoy. Golfers of all ages and handicaps can make use of the course and its facilities, including a bar and restaurant in the clubhouse.


Romanby Golf & Country Club is set in over 200 acres of parkland. The 18-hole course along the River Wiske offers a challenging game for golfers who are looking for something different. The club includes a driving range open seven days a week, a 6-hole academy course and a putting green.


Catterick Golf Club offers a course dating back to 1930, which offers changes in elevation, sloping greens, and great views. The clubhouse provides a place for a drink or food from the club’s award-winning caterers. Lessons and coaching, equipment maintenance and repairs are available from the Club Professional for anyone looking for professional help.

Try out one of these North Yorkshire golf courses on your visit to the region, or maybe try them all.