What we say
A great heathland that rivals anything in the Surrey heathland belt. Less fashionable but definitely the equal of its more famous brethren. Good quality test of golf. Great condition, even if it lacks a bit of wow factor.
Alwoodley is one of England’s finest inland courses and was in fact master designer Alister MacKenzie’s very first piece of work. His new career – he was in fact club secretary at the time – certainly got off to the best possible start. The course is a joy to play year-round though particularly at this time of year when the fairways run fast, meaning accuracy and cunning rules over brute force and power. It isn’t long by any means but danger lurks round every corner and any birdies made are hard earned, including the par-5 10th which apparently MacKenzie later re-modelled on the 13th at Augusta. It has undergone some changes in recent times, the 7th and 13th holes being ‘beefed up’ with new bunkering while a new drainage system has been installed.
Alwoodley Golf Club was founded in 1907 and was the first golf course to be designed by the famous architect, Dr Alister MacKenzie, whose other masterpieces include Augusta National and Cypress Point in America and Royal Melbourne in Australia.
It ranks as one of the top 50 championship golf courses in the UK & Ireland and regularly hosts county and national tournaments. Only the 10th and 11th greens have been altered from the original design.
Nearest hotel: The Harewood Arms is about 10mins away.
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- Address The Bungalow, Alwoodley Golf Club, Wigton Lane, LEEDS
- Tel 0113 268 9680
- Website www.alwoodley.co.uk
|Green Fees||£60 - £100|
|Course Length||6,338 yards (5,795 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course has: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course has: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap