Alwoodley Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Alwoodley Golf Club Est. 1907

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Alwoodley Golf Club, like its close neighbours Sand Moor and Moor Town, occupies a wonderful tract of prime golfing terrain. Here in the northern outskirts of Leeds, this large area of gently undulating, easy-draining heathland was eagerly eyed by golfers in the early 1900s. The land, which forms part of Wigton Heath, merited the attention of a top-quality designer. This it got from Dr Alister MacKenzie, at the time a local resident and later acknowledged as one of the greatest golf course designers of all time.

The Alwoodley course follows an absorbing out-and-back design, offering up an enjoyable variety of golfing challenges. The layout remains much the same today as in 1907 when it was originally laid out, although lengthened over the years to its present 6,900 yards. Tightish, springy fairways are bordered by heather, gorse and occasionally woodland, while the excellently maintained and often large greens will thoroughly test your putting skills.

In keeping with most MacKenzie designs, the bunkering is plentiful, constantly posing a threat from the tee and around the greens. The back-nine is frequently played into freshening winds, further adding to the golfing test at hand.

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Making Contact

The Alwoodley Golf Club
Wigton Lane,
Leeds, W. Yorkshire LS17 8SA
England
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Office   +44 (0)113 268 1680
Pro Shop   +44 (0)113 268 9603
Fax

 

Email   info@alwoodley.co.uk
Website   www.alwoodley.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
John Green (Club Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Dr Alister MacKenzie
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6854 6338 5610
Par 71 70 73
SSS or Slope 73 71 74
 
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How2Get 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 right at traffic lights into Wigton Lane. Golf is 100 yards on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-April thru' Sept): weekdays £85; weekends £100. [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 and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The layout at Alwoodley Golf Club was the first of many designs crafted by Dr Alister MacKenzie. The renowned Yorkshire-born golf architect went onto design neighbouring Moor Town and Sand Moor, as well as a host of household name courses around the globe. Augusta National, Cypress Point and Crystal Downs in the U.S., and Royal Melbourne in Australia are considered amongst his finest creations. MacKenzie was born in 1870 in Normanton, near Leeds, the son of Scottish parents. Although christened Alexander, after his paternal grandfather, he was called Alister from birth (which is Gaelic for Alexander). He died in 1934 in California, leaving behind a blueprint for future golf course design and a legacy of classic courses. Often referred to as the 'Course Doctor', MacKenzie was a founder member of Alwoodley Golf Club.
Major Golf Tournaments at Alwoodley GC.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 37th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.861838)
Longitude: (-1.525984)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

42 The Calls 4-star
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW
+44 (0)113 244 0099
www.42thecalls.co.uk

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
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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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