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The Sand Moor Golf Club

Alwoodley Lane,

Leeds, West Yorks LS17 7DJ

  • Office

    +44 (0)113 268 5180
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)113 268 5180
  • Fax

    +44 (0)113 266 1105
  • Golf pro

    Frank Houlgate

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Dr Alister MacKenzie

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6414
6016
5584
Par
71
71
73
SSS or slope
71
69
73

Location

Latitude:

53.862483

Longitude:

-1.539470

How to get there:

5 miles N of Leeds

From Leeds city centre follow the A61 direction Harrogate. After 4 miles at roundabout go straight over (crossing the Leeds ring road A6120) and continue to follow the A61 direction Harrogate. After 1 mile turn left at traffic lights into Alwoodley Lane. Golf is o.5 miles on your right.

Sand Moor Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1926

Sand Moor Golf Club is home to a course that occupies a wonderful tract of prime golfing terrain in the northern most outskirts of Leeds. As golf boomed in England at the beginning of the 20th century, the easy-draining sandy soil of this moorland-woodland habitat proved ideal for golf. Three courses were established in close proximity to each other, first The Alwoodley, then Moortown and later Sand Moor - each one benefiting from the design work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie, one of the world's greatest golf course designers and a local resident in Yorkshire.

The name Sand Moor might have you thinking that you'll be playing over open, rocky and rugged moorland - but think again ! The layout here is an undulating and pleasantly wooded course. Heather and gorse, found in abundance on most moorland courses, makes brief appearances, especially on the back-nine. On the closing stretch you will also encounter the large and picturesque Eccup water reservoir, particularly as you play the par-4 11th through to the wonderful short par-4 13th. With smallish, well-protected greens, several elevated tees plus some up-and-over drives to make, variety and challenge will accompany you all the way round this excellent course.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £55; weekends £70.

Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Over the years, Sand Moor has played host to many leading amateur and PGA events including the European Car Care Plan Tournament won by Nick Faldo (see Tournaments section - by Venue).

Where2Stay

  • 42 The Calls4-star

    Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW

    +44 (0)113 244 0099

    Visit website

    This townhouse hotel near the centre of Leeds occupies a peaceful setting overlooking the river Aire. It was converted in 1991 from a cornmill and has won many awards for its design and cuisine.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ilkley

  • Haley's Hotel4-star

    Shire Oak Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorks LS6 2DE

    +44 (0)113 278 4446

    Visit 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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor; Moor Allerton.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Ilkley; Keighley; Bingley St Ives; Pannal; Harrogate.

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