Yorkshire & Leeds
Alister Mackenzie is synonymous with the worlds greatest golf courses, with such masterpieces as Cypress Point, Augusta National, Royal Melbourne & Crystal Downs to his name. Arguable the greatest golf course architect of all time begon his career in Leeds, England.
This means the area offers up several original designs including his very first, Alwoodley Golf Club and Moortown and Sandmoor making up the trio of MacKenzie originals. The other great course in the region is Ganton Golf Club which is about 90 mins away but more then worth the drive. Ganton is not a Mackenzie original but he did make some alterations at one point.
The Leeds and Yorkshire region tends to fly under the radar for most golfers but is a destination that offers some wonderful golf.
Alwoodley Golf Club
Moortown Golf Club
Sand Moor Golf Club
Ganton Golf Club
Alwoodley Golf ClubLeeds is dominated by Alister Mackenzie's work with Alwoodley being no exception. A living monument to his work the course is more or less the same as the day it opened with only lengthening having taken place to keep the course up to date. A pure heathland course, Alwoodley is an absolute must play for all students of the game.
Moortown Golf ClubMoortown is another one of Alister Mackenzie's masterpieces! One of Englands finest inland courses and host to the very first Ryder Cup held in England, Moortown is a living museum.
Sand Moor Golf ClubOne of Leeds many golf courses and is neighbours to Alwoodley and Moortown golf clubs. Also designed by Alister Mackenzie it's a must play when in Leeds.
Ganton Golf ClubGanton is not really a links course but also not really a heathland course, I guess its something in between! But what it is, is a phenomenal golf course. It's about a 90 min drive from Leeds but is more then worth the trip, its pedigree is clear to see with its long line of championship golf that has been played here including, Ryder Cups, Curtis Cups and Amateur Championships.