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About R&A Senior Amateur Championship

Welcome to Yorkshire!

We are host to some truly breath taking and world-class golf courses.

Ganton Golf Club, situated in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough, ranks as one of the very best of Britain's inland courses.

Ganton has everything a golfer would want in an Amateur Championship – Howard Clark, six time Ryder Cup player 

However, Yorkshire has a lot more to offer than simply golf. We have taken the time to curate some of our favourite places to eat, stay and visit in the region.

Places to Eat

Star Inn The City

On the edge of York's Museum Gardens with views of Lendal Bridge, the restaurant's terrace runs alongside the River Ouse, providing some of the best views in York. Combine this with genuine Yorkshire hospitality, and the Star Inn has become one of York's favourite culinary destinations. We would highly recommend the saddle of venison with homemade ‘Boudin Noir’, Confit Clementine and Dark Chocolate and Celeriac paired with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec.

Bettys Teas Rooms

A trip to North Yorkshire would not be complete without a visit to Bettys. Founded in 1919, Betty’s mouth-watering cakes, refreshing teas and friendly smiles have made it world-famous. Try a Yorkshire Fat Rascal scone if you have never had one before. They are delicious! There is also a shop for you to purchase gifts or treats for later.

Places to Stay

The Grand

One of York's most luxurious addresses, The Grand provides an idyllic base from which to explore the region. The hotel offers unrivalled service, elegance and style with a warm Yorkshire welcome and fantastic views across the city walls and York Minster. Enjoy a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea or pay a visit to their secluded and tranquil spa. Housed in the building’s atmospheric former vaults, it features an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym and is the perfect escape after a busy day.

No 21. York

Within walking distance of York City Centre is No 21, a beautiful Victorian B&B Guest House, providing a warm and homely welcome. The breakfast here is well worth the booking alone. It is all locally sourced, with bacon, eggs, sausages and black pudding attained from Tony Neary's Butchers on Clifton Green. Jams and marmalades from Bracken Hill Farm at Elvington, and the bread and pancakes are homemade with flour from Bradshaw's Flour Mill in Driffield.

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

A magnificent William lll Country House, standing in 20 acres of gardens and parkland, yet close to York’s city centre. Middlethorpe Hall’s superb cuisine has won many accolades over the years and continues to attract connoisseurs of fine food and wine. Their spa facilities include a swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and gym. Three health and beauty rooms offer a host of therapies and treatments to all.


The Coppergate Centre

Nestled within the ancient city walls of York, you can find The Coppergate Centre. It is home to the famous Jorvik Viking Centre and many big-name High Street shops. There is also a wide range of galleries and museums to explore in the vicinity. Why not take a winding trip through history whilst doing your shopping and visit The Shambles. Once home to the butchers of York, it now hosts an array of sweet little boutique shops and cheerful cafes.

Things to Do

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust can bring you close to nature wherever you are in the county. The Trust looks after almost 100 protected habitats for wildlife from the very tops of the windswept moors to woodlands in the Dales and the vast white cliffs along the Flamborough Headland and the nearby Living Seas Centre. Wildlife regularly seen across the Trust's network of reserves includes; puffins, seals, barn owls, otters, marsh harriers, bitterns, avocets, peregrine falcons and a wealth of butterflies, wildflowers and dragonflies.

City Sight Seeing

You’ll never be short of things to do in York. Take the sightseeing tour bus and be inspired by the beauty this city has to offer. Your adventure through time includes Clifford’s Tower, York’s original wall gateways and the beautiful Museums Gardens, among many others. The Gardens provide a tranquil atmosphere, making it the perfect picnic location on a sunny day. Take a walk around, and you'll see the ruins of the medieval St Mary's Abbey, which dates back to the mid-11th century.

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