If you are playing golf in Yorkshire then a visit to Ilkley is a must. Nestled in the beautiful Wharfe Valley with the famous Moor as a backdrop, Ilkley is one of the most picturesque courses in the country.
However golfers must not be fooled by its beauty, as the River Wharfe is an ever-present threat for the first seven holes of this tree-lined course.
With a par of 69 and a standard scratch of 70, the 6276-yard course is a great deal more difficult than it might first appear. Testament to this is the fact that the course record for a professional is 64 and was set by honorary life member Colin Montgomerie in 2000, when he was one of the finest golfers in the world.
Commenting on the course, Monty said, “Although I have played golf on the finest courses in the world, Ilkley Golf Club will always have a special place in my heart. The course combines a challenging test of golf with breathtaking scenery and it is always a pleasure to play there.”
As you will see from the following pages, each hole has its own special character and provides a different test of your golfing skills. (Hit the Tee off button for a tour of the course)