Top Rated: Leeds Courses
A major hub of music and culture with shopping areas to rival London’s. A dining scene which gives Birmingham a run for its money and nightlife as famous as Manchester’s. Forget all that though, you’ve come to tee it up! So here’s 5 Leeds golf courses representing 5 very different challenges, each adored by YOU the GOLFNOW golfer.
Leeds Golf Centre – The Oaks
Originally formed in 1896 and just 4 miles outfrom the city centre. The Oaks course was designed by famous golf course architect Alister Mackenzie who was also member between 1900-1910. The course is a tree lined parkland layout that makes great use of the natural undulations, most notably the 172-yard par 3 15th that plays 40 feet uphill. With smooth and fast putting surfaces that run at a good speed for most of the year, the greens are guarded by well-placed bunkers. This one is certainly worth a visit!
Ripon City Golf Club
Just outside of the ancient City of Ripon, you’ll find the sublime Ripon City Golf Club. A delight for golfers of all abilities who can enjoy commanding views over the famous Cathedral, and the Hambleton Hills and North Yorkshire Moors to the east. Course presentation continues to win accolades from members and visitors alike. The greens? Stunning! Need to loosen up? Not a bother, give yourself some time to take in the fully equipped driving range, pitching areas, and a practice green that provides golfers with a taste of the pristine greens that await them.
Woodsome Hall Golf Club
A short trip from Huddersfield, Woodsome Hall Golf Club offers a terrific test and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. With over 70 bunkers in play, a little practice from the sand may not be a bad pre-game routine! We’ll try to avoid the Baywatch cliché but yea, let’s just say David Hasselhoff’s ears must have been burning during our trip to Woodsome! A superb day out – no matter how many bunkers we found!
Headingley Golf Club
Founded in 1892, Headingley Golf club is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Leeds area. Designed by architectural greats including Dr Alister MacKenzie and Harry S. Colt in the early 20th century, Headingley GC sits in a completely rural setting on a plot of near-perfect land. The ideal setting to place the a memorable par-71 layout, which stretches to just over 6600 yards from the white tees and gives players a great mix of modern golf with a traditional out and back design. Not only will you enjoy the fantastic course at Headingley Golf Club, you’ll be made very welcome every time you visit.
Waterton Park Golf Club
Set amongst the 200 acre Charles Waterton estate, take in the majestic views of the surrounding scenery, the lake and the hotel. Having opened in 1995, this course is growing in reputation and is becoming an increasingly popular venue in the area. This par 72 is quite a long course measuring 6843 yards. Course designer Simon Gidman has fully utilised the surrounding terrain and created tree lined fairways and protected greens. The club features a comfortable clubhouse as well as a 300 yard driving range and practice facilities for golfers.