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Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Yorkshire Ryder Cup Trail

Golf is not a lifestyle . . . It is the lifestyle

Walking towards the 18th tee, driver in hand, so far your shots have been on point and under par. Nature is all around you, the sun is shining and you can hear the rustle of the trees. Ahead of you the perfect zig zag lines of the fairway stretch ahead. Breathing in the fresh air and taking your position, eye on the ball, eye towards the green. Adrenaline is pumping through your body, you pause, a moment of calm. Now is your moment.

The county of Yorkshire is home to some truly breathtaking and world class golf courses. SGH Events is offering you the amazing opportunity to golf in the footsteps of some of the most elite players from Europe and the USA. The Ryder Cup three day stay and play event offers you the chance to play three previous Ryder Cup venues together with a three night stay at the luxurious five star Grantley Hall in Yorkshire.

Over the years the Ryder Cup has become one of the world’s greatest sporting events. The talent and sportsmanship displayed, paired with the suspense and drama brings audiences top level excitement in one of the golf calendar’s most important competitions and you will have the opportunity to play three prestigious golf courses, all of whom have had the honour of hosting it.

Day One: Moortown Golf Club
Moortown has the privilege to be able to claim that it was designed by the World famous golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie who has designed many outstanding championship courses throughout the world including Augusta National. The course hosted the first Ryder Cup on British soil in 1929. A beautiful moorland course with wide enticing fairways, but is not to be underestimated, it’s a tough course especially MacKenzie’s signature hole “Gibraltar” on the 10th hole.

Day Two: Lindrick Golf Club
Lindrick is always in the heart of British golf enthusiasts as it was here that Great Britain and Ireland beat the USA in the 1957 Ryder Cup after a dry spell of twenty-four years. A picturesque course with fairways lined by Gorse and Silver Birch, it provides an exciting yet challenging game. The 18th hole in particular is listed in the ‘500 Worlds Greatest Golf Holes’ as a par 3, it ensures your last game of the round ends with bated breath.

Day Three: Ganton Golf Club
Ganton Golf Club is a hugely popular course, ranked in the top 30 of Europe’s Championship courses hosting many National and International tournaments, including hosting the Ryder Cup in 1949. The beauty and uniqueness of the course means it’s hard to single out any one hole but the speed of the fairways and the true greens means it is a course which will test your accuracy and quality of game.

Accommodation: Grantley Hall
In between your days of playing you will be lodging at the five star luxurious Grantley Hall which pushes this experience into the next league of opulence. The hotel has four indulgent restaurants to choose from, one of which is created by Michelin star Chef Shaun Rankin and showcases locally grown herbs and vegetables from their own kitchen garden, organic meats, speciality cheeses and fresh seafood straight from the Yorkshire coast. Try the venison dish, it is to die for.
The Three Graces Spa holds wellness at its very core with several pools, a cedar hot tub and thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room with a tranquil relaxation area. Or why not treat yourself to one of their wide range of treatments including full body rituals and holistic treatments. Go for the Praha Vitality 60 minute massage which helps reduce fatigue and restore physical and mental health, perfect after a day out on the course.

You will have luxury travel to and from the hotel and courses and to end this very special event you will be joined for your last dining experience by either Mark James or Howard Clark. mark James has had a long career on the European Tour and has represented Great Britain and Ireland or Europe in the Ryder Cup seven times including when he captained the team in 1999. Howard Clark has also played on the European tour for many years. He has played in the Ryder Cup six times and was on three winning European teams as well as the 1989 team which tied the match and retained the cup.

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