Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 4LA
18 holes. Tree-lined and open heathland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (of Colt, Alison & Morrison) (1937).
3 mi W of Sheffield / 33 mi S of Leeds.
Hallamshire Golf Club, located in Sandygate just outside the city of Sheffield, is another in England's excellent lineage of heathland golf courses designed by the great Harry Colt. Characterised by large pockets of heather, gorse and bilberries, the undulating heather-clad layout sits on acidic, peaty soil, which produces excellently conditioned fairways, as well as firm, true greens.
Despite the abundance of trees and gorse bushes, the out-and-back layout of Hallamshire retains a pleasantly open feel. From the showpiece par-3 6th hole (Saucer), the undulating nature of the course becomes more apparent, and the views onto surrounding hills even grander. Several holes gather down towards Black Brook, which will need to be crossed six times during the round.
Pick of the holes: the elevated-tee to elevated-green par-4 13th (Barncliffe) is one of the best of a fine array of holes laid out by Harry Colt at Hallamshire. The short par-3 17th (Quarry) is also a captivating hole ... the name gives away what you might expect to find here.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted at weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 28, women 36.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course.
Hallamshire has been home to several famous names in the golfing world. It was here that John Jacobs and Pete Cowen both started their careers as assistant professionals. Famous Hallamshire ladies include Alison Nicholas (1997 US Women's Open Champion) and Mary Everard (four-time Curtis Cup player); both are still members. So too is the BBC presenter Dan Walker, as well as Matt Fitzpatrick, U.S. Open champion, multiple European Tour and PGA Tour winner, and Ryder Cup player. Matt's younger brother Alex, also a tour professional, also honed his skills here at Hallamshire.
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