Here are the details for the GSGB events for 2017 and a wonderful selection they look too.
May 22nd and 23rd Aldeburgh and Thorpeness
Aldeburgh Web Site
Established in 1884, Aldeburgh Golf Club has two courses, the 18 hole Championship Course and the River Course, a delightful 9 holes more suitable for beginners and high handicap golfers.
Aldeburgh, in association with Thorpeness Golf Club, was chosen by the English Golf Union to host the 2012 English Amateur Seniors Championship. This event was judged by both competitors and organisers to be an outstanding success. In the past the club has staged a number of English Ladies Close Championships, the Oxford and Cambridge University Match and numerous Suffolk County Championships.
Thorpeness Web Site
Scotsman James Braid was one of the greatest golf course designers in history.
He respected nature and let the lie of land dictate the path for his fairways, tees and greens.
In 1922 Braid laid out a golf course on low lying heathland, just a stones throw from the Suffolk coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
His creation was Thorpeness Golf Club.
To this day, James Braid’s Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest coastal heathland courses in Britain, and one of the best golf courses in Suffolk.
Golfers play a course winding through heather, gorse, pine and silver birch trees, hit from firm quick drying soil with rare birdsong in their ears and the tang of sea salt in the air.
June 12th and 13th Conwy and North Wales
Conwy Web Site
In all probability golf was first played on Welsh soil when three enthusiastic Scotsmen laid
Conwy is a championship links Golf course that can be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities, from beginners to champions. The stunning location on the North Wales Coastline combined with the challenging links golf course will provide a memorable experience for all golfers, and our aim is to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and rewarding day.
North Wales Golf Club Web Site
Visitors to the North Wales Golf Club will discover a true links course situated on the West Shore of Llandudno.
The Links run right along the coastline and there is an ever changing vista. On the outward holes can be seen the Vardre where battles were fought before and during the construction of Conwy Castle in the 12th century. The Snowdonia mountains loom over Conwy and across the sea to the island of Anglesey and Puffin Island. Sweeping further right and visible at the turn towards home is the Great Orme. Few other places could surpass this course for relaxation and enjoyment.
July 10th and 11th The Mere ( The AGM ) Web Site
The 18 hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course at The Mere was
Surrounded by mature trees, flowering banks and with stunning views over the Mere Lake, the course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside, coupled with a range of challenging features to test your precision and driving skills! Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the landscape, demanding care and accuracy whilst navigating the course.
August 30th and 31st Sand Moor and Pannal
Sand Moor Web Site
Changes to the course took place in the late 1960's with advice from Henry Cotton and it is currently being updated by Andy Watson Golf Design, to help the course stay abreast of modern day equipment whilst remaining loyal to the original concept.
The club has been fully refurbished in recent years and has excellent catering to complement the fantastic course
|Generally recognised as one of the premier golf courses in the North of England, |
Pannal Golf Club in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is a tree-lined heathland championship golf course measuring 6614 yards with a SSS and par of 72. Superb views enhance the golf course, with Almscliffe Crag to the West, the Crimple Valley and viaduct to the North, and the rolling plains of York to the East.
The full course was officially opened on 11th April, 1908 with a match between James Braid and Harry Vardon watched by over 500 spectators. Vardon won in the morning by 3 and 2 and the match was halved in the afternoon.