A RYEDALE golf course is gearing up to host one of the UK’s largest amateur tournaments.

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club will be the venue for the 2017 Yorkshire Trilby Tour on Thursday, June 29.

It is the 10th anniversary of the contest, and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

Andrew Holmes, president of the York Union of Clubs, whose home club is Kirkbymoorside, said: “It’s really exciting for the club and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Kirkbymoorside Golf Club course is made up of 18 parkland holes with a par of 69.

There are pre-championship qualifying events on June 11 and 18, with an entry fee of £25.

Prizes include entry into the 2017 Championship of Yorkshire for first place, as well as cash prizes for the runners-up.

Entrants into the tournament must have an official handicap, with a maximum handicap of 18. As well as the Championship, there will also be a corporate day on Wednesday, June 28. Entry is £200 per team.

Shaun Jackson, one of the event’s organisers, said: “We are one of the cheapest yet best hidden secrets in golf. We get to play ‘millionaire’s golf’ every weekend on a fantastic course.”

The Championship of Yorkshire is one of nine county competitions being held around the country. Other championships include those in Norfolk, Northumberland, Cumbria and Lancashire.

After the county championships, the Trilby Tour International Grand Final will be held at Hull Golf Course, designed in 1908 by the Sir James Braide, on Thursday, August 31.

To book, phone Kirkbymoorside Golf Club on 01751 431525 or email tom@kirkbymoorsidegolf.co.uk