Fulford Golf Club, located on the city’s southeast limits, and situated close to the University of York, is considered by some to be one of the best golf courses in Yorkshire. Members, other golfers and any visitors are all treated to the same warm welcome and leave having experienced a day to remember. Continue reading.
Fulford prides itself on being serious about golf but not too serious in general. York locals and visitors to the area are encouraged to come and experience the beautifully laid-out course, surrounded by a range of stunning woodland and full of wildlife. Also doubling as a fantastic venue for a celebration or coming to an event, the Golf Club is so much more than the game and offers a great facility to the south of a thriving city in the heart of Yorkshire.
Originally founded in 1906, Fulford Golf Club moved to its current location in 1935 and was approved by golfing legend and course architect James Braid. The new course on its current site was developed by Charles MacKenzie, the brother and business partner of Dr Alistair MacKenzie, a famed golf course architect whose designs were used around the world.
Fulford celebrated its centenary in 2006 and is one of Yorkshire’s finest courses located just outside the centre of York. The welcoming club and its championship-level course have been used in many tournaments throughout the years. In 1976 Fulford hosted the first-ever Women’s British Open, won by then amateur player Jenny Lee Smith.
Since that late 1970s competition, the Club and its course have developed something of an association with women’s golf, also hosting the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championships, Girls Amateur Championship and the first-ever R&A British Girls’ U16 Amateur Championship tournament in 2018.
Fulford Golf Club provides a fantastic test of golf and is known as one of the finer golf courses in the Yorkshire area and one that should provide a challenge to all levels of golfers. Whatever the reason for going, visitors can expect a warm welcome and the staff and owners of Fulford are keen to promote an easy feeling and make people feel at home, no matter what standard of golfer they may be.
During the 1981 Benson & Hedges International Open event, Bernhard Langer is famed for playing a shot from up a tree where his ball had become lodged. Remarkably it still managed to reach the green, and a plaque commemorating the feat remains on the same tree to this day.
Thanks to the B&H International events in the 1970s and 1980s, Fulford was regularly featured in televised tournaments and has become a revered name among golfers ever since.