Best golf courses: Leeds

Leeds: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

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Dr Alister MacKenzie was among those who contributed to the design of Bingley St Ives.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Leeds
McKenzie, Major C.

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Weekdays only

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Leeds

Designer

Major Charles Atkinson MacKenzie (younger brother of Dr Alister MacKenzie).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Chisholm, Tom (et al)

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Original layout by Tom Chisholm (1891). Subsequent changes made by Tom Dunn (1890s), prior to a major redesign by Harry Vardon in conjunction with Ted Ray, J.H. Taylor and James Braid (1905). Later improvements also made by Harry Colt (1907, 1911 & 1931); Dr Alister MacKenzie (1912 & 1920) and C.K. Cotton (1948 & 1952).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

James Braid designed the current layout at Ogden in 1920, building on the earlier design work of George Lowe (1906), Herbert Fowler (1908) and Dr Alister MacKenzie (1912).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Colt, Harry

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (of Colt, Alison & Morrison) (1937).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Herd, Sandy

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Leeds

Designer

Original layout designed by Sandy Herd. Many others, including Dr Alister MacKenzie, designed later course improvements.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Dunn, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Original design by Tom Dunn, with later modifications by Alex Herd, Herbert Fowler, Dr Alister MacKenzie, Fred Hawtree and Donald Steel.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Colt, Harry

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Harry Colt with significant modifications by Dr Alister MacKenzie.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
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Leeds
Unknown

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Leeds

Designer

Unknown

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Current layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1970).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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Herd, Sandy

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Leeds

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Sandy Herd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Herd & Braid

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Visitors welcome

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Leeds

Designer

Original 9-hole course laid out by Sandy Herd (1906), increased to 18-holes (1906) and subsequently modified by James Braid.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Leeds
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Leeds
Mackenzie, Charles

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Leeds

Designer

Major Charles A. Mackenzie (brother of Alister MacKenzie).

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