Moortown Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Moortown Golf Club Est. 1909

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Moortown Golf Club, like its close neighbours Sand Moor and Alwoodley, occupies a wonderful tract of natural golfing terrain in the northern outskirts of Leeds. Within this mixed woodland and moorland habitat, the easy-draining sandy soil clearly merited the attention of golf enthusiasts in the early 1900s. On hand to lay out the course was local resident and distinguished golf course architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie (who also laid out Sand Moor and Alwoodley).

Crafted by MacKenzie, the Moortown layout is not characterised by too much undulation or elevation change. The lightly tree-lined avenues, with many stretches that are more open and heathland in character, guide you to large and immaculately maintained greens. Reflecting MacKenzie's philosophy, the bunkering blends naturally into the course, rather than intruding artificially onto it.

The natural elegance and challenging nature of Moortown guarantees its place amongst Britain's top heathland courses. It also has history on its side. It was here at Moortown that the Ryder Cup was first contested on European soil.

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Making Contact

Moortown Golf Club
Harrogate Rd, Alwoodley,
Leeds, West Yorks LS17 7DB
England
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Office   +44 (0)113 268 6521
Pro Shop   +44 (0)113 268 6521
Fax

  +44 (0)113 268 0986

Email   secretary@moortown-gc.co.uk
Website   www.moortown-gc.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Martin Heggie (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open heathland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Dr Alister MacKenzie
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6995 6453 5913
Par 72 72 75
SSS or Slope 74 72 75
 
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How2Get There?

4 miles N of Leeds
From Leeds city centre follow the A61 direction Harrogate. After 4 mi at roundabout go straight over (crossing the Leeds ring road A6120) and continue to follow the A61 direction Harrogate. After o.6 mi Moortown is on your left, immediately after the Shell petrol station.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): £85 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

In 1929, two years after the first official Ryder Cup match in Massachusetts, Moortown hosted the second encounter between the USA and GB&I. The result of this first Ryder Cup on European soil, was a 7 pts to 5 win for George Duncan's GB&I team over the USA team led by Walter Hagen. >> Alister MacKenzie, one of the world's greatest course designers, was the designer of a wonderful and closely grouped triumvirate of courses here in Leeds - namely, The Alwoodley, Moortown and Sand Moor. MacKenzie was born to Scottish parents in 1870 in Yorkshire. He died in 1934 in California, leaving behind a blueprint for future golf course designs and a legacy of classic golf courses, of which Alwoodley was the first, and Moortown the second.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 72nd best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.856850)
Longitude: (-1.534106)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Weetwood Hall 4-star
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW
+44 (0)113 230 6000
www.weetwood.co.uk

Set within nine acres of woodland and gardens and built around a 17th century manor house, Weetwood Hall offers 106 en-suite guest rooms, offering six different styles of accommodation from junior double to feature bedrooms. Owned by the University of Leeds, Weetwood Hall was transformed into a four star conference centre and hotel in 1992.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor.
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Golf within 20 miles Scarcroft; Ilkley; Keighley; Bingley St Ives; Pannal; Harrogate.
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Haley's Hotel  4-star
Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorks LS6 2DE
+44 (0)113 278 4446
www.haleys.co.uk

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.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor; Moor Allerton.
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Golf within 20 miles Scarcroft; Ilkley; Keighley; Bingley St Ives; Pannal; Harrogate.
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