Coal Rd, Wike,
nr Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9NH
27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Robert Trent Jones Sr. His first design in Britain, which opened for play in 1971.
Above distances are for holes 1 - 18 (known as the Lakes course). Holes 19 - 27 are longer than the other two nines at 3522 yards from the back tees.
7 miles NE of Leeds
From the ring road (A6120) in the north-west of Leeds, (at roundabout) take the A58 direction Wetherby. After 1 mile turn left into Coal Road, direction Shadwell / Wike. After o.9 miles, follow the road round into Brandon Lane. After 1.1 miles golf entrance is on your right. Alternatively, from the centre of Leeds, you can take the A61 Harrogate Road. Cross over the ring road (A6120). After 1 mile turn right at traffic lights into Wigton Lane. At the end turn left, then first right at crossroads, into Tarn Lane, then next left. After 200 yards golf is on your right.
Moor Allerton Golf Club: Offering three nine-hole loops of championship golf, Moor Allerton reinforces the excellent quality of golf to be found just north of the city of Leeds. More parkland in character than its renowned moorland neighbours (Alwoodley, Moortown and Sand Moor), this always challenging and absorbing layout takes its cue from the picturesque countryside that surrounds the course. Several ridges and valleys are contained within the pleasantly undulating terrain, giving rise to attractive elevation changes throughout the 27 holes.
Moor Allerton was the first of only a few layouts in Britain designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr - arguably the greatest golf course designer of the post-WW2 era. True to many a Trent Jones design, the usually excellent and large greens mirror the rolling nature of the surrounding countryside.
Moor Allerton's three equally good and challenging nine-hole loops are used interchangeably on any given day. Often tree-lined and always well-bunkered, several holes bring water into play, usually in the form of small streams running in front of the greens. One such hole is the par-3 17th, an exquisite little gem with trouble written all over it! Most challenging of the "water" holes is the par-5 14th. A water ditch runs from tee-to-green along the leftside, with the ditch twice expanding into the fairway, most dangerously as you approach the green.
Moor Allerton's Lakes course (holes 1 thru' 18) exudes the most mature and integrated feel of the 27. Holes 1-9, when played in combination with the newer and slightly more open 19-27 loop, is known as the High course. The Blackmoor course comprises holes 10-27.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 1 pm).
Must book in advance. Handicap required
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked). Caddies available (if requested in advance).
Moor Allerton's original course was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie. In the 1960s, with membership bursting at the seams, the club courageously decided to move from their original site and establish the current Trent Jones layout on the edge of the village of Wike. The illustrious names of Peter Alliss and Howard Clark can be counted amongst the distinguished list of Moor Allerton's golf professionals. The club has hosted many top level amateur and professional events.
Millgreen View, Ring Road, Leeds LS14 5QF
+44 (0)844 815 9108Visit website
Conveniently located on the north-west section of the Leeds ring road, this modern and comfortable hotel is a short drive from many excellent championship golf courses.
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Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorks LS6 2DE
+44 (0)113 278 4446Visit website
Located just 2 miles north from Leeds City Centre, yet set in a quiet leafy lane in the Headingley conservation area, Haley's is an excellent venue from which to discover the golf courses around Leeds and further afield in Yorkshire.
Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor; Moor Allerton.
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