Top ten golf courses in Leeds

Golf courses can be hard to find in the city, so we have done the hard work for you. Here is a list of the ten best golf courses to play in the Leeds area.

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Mon, 3 Jun 2013
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1. Leeds Golf Club

Leeds Golf Club, founded in 1896, is just four miles from the city centre and therefore very convenient for those who live centrally. Set in 100 acres or so, this parkland course is a fairly testing par 70, although it's not the longest at just 5,844 yards off the yellow tees.

Postcode: LS8 2LJ
Closest station: Leeds/Cross Gates
Cost of round: £40/45
Playing requirements: None
Website: Leeds Golf Club

2. Headingley Golf Club

Headingley claims to the oldest golf course in Leeds (founded in 1892), and was designed by Alister macKenzie and Harry S Colt - a fairly prestigious duo. It's just five miles from the city centre, so quite easily accessible for most. There is also usually an abundance of wildlife to take your mind off any wayward shots.

Postcode: LS16 8DW
Closest station: Horsforth
Cost of round: £45
Playing requirements: None
Website: Headingley Golf Club

3. Temple Newsam Golf Club

Temple Newsam has two 18-hole parkland courses to choose from. Neither are particularly long or hugely challenging by modern standards, but who can complain with green fees starting at £7.50?

Postcode: LS15 0LN
Closest station: Cross Gates
Cost of round: £7.50-13
Playing requirements: None
Website: Temple Newsam Golf Club

4. Moor Allerton Golf Club

Moor Allerton forms part of the golfing hotbed in North Leeds. It is a Robert Trent Jones Senior course, which has hosted the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Tony Jacklin, Greg Norman and Gary Player in tournament play. It's not cheap though. The adjacent Brandon, Scarcroft and Sand Moor golf clubs are all also worth a visit, though none come particularly cheaply.

Postcode: LS17 9NH
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £50-70
Playing requirements: None
Website: Moor Allerton Golf Club

5. Horsforth Golf Club

Horsforth is six miles from Leeds city centre, and also less than a 20-minute drive from both Bradford and Harrogate. It is right next to Leeds Bradford International Airport though, so be prepared for a few planes flying overhead. The course itself has been tweaked by Alister MacKenzie. Par 71, 6,258 yards off the white tees.

Postcode: LS18 5EX
Closest station: Horsforth
Cost of round: £15-45
Playing requirements: None
Website: Horsforth Golf Club

6. Alwoodley Golf Club

Alwoodley is another of the courses in North Leeds, and has often been voted inside the top 50 courses in the UK and Ireland, which perhaps explains the fairly steep green fees. It's a par 72 and plays 6,774 yards off the white tees.

Postcode: LS17 8SA
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £45-95 for round/day
Playing requirements: None
Website: Alwoodley Golf Club

7. Moortown Golf Club

Moortown's great claim to fame is that it was the first venue of the Ryder Cup on British turf in 1929. Although it's not cheap, this MacKenzie-designed course is certainly worth a visit. Tournament winners here include Nick Faldo and Bernard Gallagher.

Postcode: LS17 7DB
Closest station: N/A
Cost of round: £45-80 per round/day
Playing requirements: None
Website: Moortown Golf Club

 

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