Leeds, West Yorks LS17 7DJ
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Dr Alister MacKenzie
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 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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
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).
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW
+44 (0)113 244 0099Visit 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.
Alwoodley; Moortown; Sand Moor.
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.
Ilkley; Keighley; Bingley St Ives; Pannal; Harrogate.
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