Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Rudding Park | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Rudding Park is one of the leading Yorkshire venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list and you can understand why. The venue has two golf courses – the 18-hole Championship Course and the 6-hole Repton Short Course – along with incredible practice facilities. There is also a beautiful hotel with an amazing range of accommodation, along with a show-stopping spa and wellness facility.  
The 18-hole Championship Course was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Martin Hawtree, and the course makes the most of its natural surroundings, with tree-lined fairways and plenty of hazards. The Repton Short Course has replicas of six par 3s from around the world, including a carbon copy of the famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, complete with island green.  
The spa and wellness facility is one of the best you will find on our list of the best golfing resorts in the country. With a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and plenty more, including a hair salon and nail bar for those finishing touches, there is much to enjoy. There is also an extensive range of treatments and massages to enjoy as well, with mud rituals, facial treatments, and massages for pregnant women all on offer.  
A place to rest your head is very much an understatement when it comes to the Rudding Park hotel. The rooms and suites within the hotel are all beautifully decorated, with even the Standard Rooms being exquisite. There are three types of suites, with the best of those having its own private steam room. There are also Cottages and Lodges to offer a more private stay for larger groups, with all of those sleeping up to six people.  
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Championship and Short Courses

1995 saw the opening of the 18-hole golf course at Rudding Park, one designed by Martin Hawtree, the man behind the redesign at Trump International in Ireland. The 18-hole course plays at 6,700 yards from the back tees and is tree-lined throughout, with water hazards coming into play on five holes, including four in a row on the front nine. 
Water first appears in front of the 3rd tee, with another hazard to the side of the 4th green, at the end of one of the hardest holes on the course, a 442-yard par 4 which works its way slightly from left to right. The par 3 5th is played over water, while the par 5 6th has a water hazard to the left of the fairway, one that could be in play for shorter hitters off the tee.  
The 14th is the signature hole at Rudding Park. Named Rhododendron Glade due to the blooming of flowers on the hole, the short par 3 only measures 165 yards, but with four bunkers ready to punish anything short of the green, it is a tough short hole. It is part of the Championship Course’s own ‘Amen Corner’. The final few holes are straight away par 4s, with the 18th ending in front of the golf academy and car park.  
The venue is also home to the 6-hole Repton Short Course. Named after Humphry Repton, who was brought in to remodel the landscape of the gardens in the late 18th Century, each of the six holes are built to USGA standard and are replicas of par 3 holes from around the world (apart from distance in some cases. The penultimate is a carbon copy of the infamous 17th at TPC Sawgrass, at 137 yards long, allowing guests and members to imagine what it would be like to be at the PLAYERS Championship. 

Luxurious Accommodation

There is a wide variety of options when it comes to accommodation at Rudding Park. The Standard Rooms at the Rudding Park hotel come with either a king-sized or super king-sized bed, while families have the option of a Family Bunk Room or to go with Interconnecting Rooms. 
For another layer of luxury in the hotel, there are Spa Rooms. These have the same facilities as the standard rooms at Rudding Park, but they also come with either a private spa bath, steam room or sauna. The utmost luxury in the hotel comes from the range of Suites – the Follifoot Wing Junior and Follifoot Wing Suites, and the Ribston Wing Suites. Each option comes with its own private terrace, with the Follifoot Wing Suites having their own private steam room.  
Outside the hotel, there is also a stunning range of Cottages and Lodges for those looking for a more private stay. Both options can sleep up to six people and are suited to larger groups. Both the Cottages and Lodges are self-catering options, with the latter coming with a private hot tub on a veranda.  
Along with accommodation for a night or two, Rudding Park also has a selection of holiday homes for sale. A range of luxury lodges in a lakeside setting, owners also receive free golf membership, and they can also make the most of the spa facilities on site.  

Wellbeing & Wellness

The Rudding Park Spa is the place to go for those that want to relax and unwind during a stay at the North Yorkshire venue. The spa facility uses natural water springs from the resort’s grounds and is based over two floors with a range of amenities.  
Along with the swimming pool, spa cabins and the outdoor sundeck, there is also the opportunity for guests of the spa to indulge in a variety of massages and treatments. Aufguss rituals, mud rasul rituals, body massages, facial treatments and even adapted treatments for pregnant women are all available. There is also a hair salon and a nail bar in the Rudding Park Spa, for those final touches.

FAQs about Rudding Park

Where is Rudding Park?  
Rudding Park is in North Yorkshire in England, just outside the villages of Plompton and Follifoot. It is just off the A658 and A661, with Harrogate four miles to the northwest. Leeds is 15 miles to the south, while York is 20 miles east of Rudding Park. 

What is the nearest airport and station to Rudding Park?
Only 12 miles from Rudding Park sits Leeds Bradford Airport, which is in between the two cities of Leeds and Bradford. Leeds Bradford Airport is a hub for both and Ryanair, with flights on offer to several European countries. Manchester Airport – the busiest airport in the United Kingdom outside of London – is within a 90-minute drive for those longer haul flights that are not available from Leeds Bradford Airport.  
Pannal and Hornbeam Park are within three miles of Rudding Park. Both are on the train line between Leeds and York, with regular trains running in both directions.  

What golf facilities does Rudding Park offer?
Along with the 18-hole Championship Course and the 6-hole Repton Short Course, Rudding Park is also home to a sheltered and floodlit driving range. Each of the 18 bays is equipped with the latest TrackMan technology, while there is also a run of 12 outdoor bays, along with a simulator bay which can be used for training and coaching. The practice facilities also include a putting green and chipping green behind the range, the latter with three practice bunkers alongside it.  
There are two golf shops at Rudding Park, both of which are incredibly well stocked, with the likes of Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade and Cobra all on offer in terms of clubs. When it comes to apparel, Under Armour, Adidas, Oscar Jacobsen, and plenty more brands are on show.  

Does Rudding Park offer golf lessons?
There are plenty of options when it comes to tuition at Rudding Park. Grooves Golf are the team behind the coaching and lessons at the North Yorkshire venue, with individual lessons, coaching programmes and more. The Pathway to Play is aimed at getting women into the sport, with various levels to the tuition programme.  

What are the green fees at Rudding Park?
The price of a green fee at Rudding Park changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees and offers at Rudding Park, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Rudding Park?
Rooms, suites, cottages, and lodges – there is plenty on offer for guests at Rudding Park. The range of rooms includes family rooms and spa rooms, with the latter having its own private steam room, sauna, or spa bath. There are also three different types of suites, while the cottages and lodges provide a more private stay for larger groups.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Rudding Park is one of several resorts situated in Yorkshire. Aldwark Manor, Oulton Hall and Hollins Hall, all of which have places on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list, are within an hour’s drive from Rudding Park.  
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