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Moortown Golf Club

Harrogate Road | Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7DB, England
+44 113 268 6521
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Easily the best in the area.

World class golf course, that epitomizes the best of its architect. Lots of history. Great pleasure... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
gastronaut_11
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Perth, United Kingdom
Great Course, and a great golfing experience.

I last came to Moortown in the mid 80's, to watch the Car Care Plan Open, Faldo, Lyle, Woosnam and... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Graham E
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1909, Moortown was designed by the World famous golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne and many other championship courses throughout the world. Well-known around the World as the host of the first Ryder Cup match on British soil, in 1929, Moortown is regarded by many as one of the Country’s finest inland golf courses. Over the past Century the Club has hosted many professional and amateur tournaments with winners that include Sir Nick Faldo, Bernard Gallagher and Sir Michael Bonallack, former Captain of the R & A. Course The founders were fortunate that in 1908 Dr MacKenzie was in the district having nearly completed the layout at Alwoodley, which was already very popular. He joined they meetings, was elected a Vice-President in 1909, and in 1913 he was Captain. As the Club leased more land, and the holes re-shaped, he continued as constructional adviser and Vice-President. deliberations at Moortown, and was soon to realise that here was golfing country par excellence. Features of the original course at Moortown which received much comment were the bunkers, being perfect examples of artificial hazards imitating natural seaside contours. Secondly was the change in green design, where Dr. MacKenzie adopted the larger, undulating seaside greens. Dr MacKenzie often chaired many of the early meetings, was elected a Vice President in 1909, and in 1913 he was Captain. As the Club leased more land, and the holes re-shaped, he continued as constructional advisor and Vice-President. Signature hole 10th – ‘Gibraltar’. MacKenzie used a rocky slope to construct a short hole with contours which would deflect the imperfectly struck shot into an army of bunkers scooped out of the edges of the putting surface. With a number of different pin positions, playing strategy varies daily.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Harrogate Road | Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7DB, England
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

World class golf course, that epitomizes the best of its architect. Lots of history. Great pleasure to have played it. Real atmospheric Clubhouse. Greens in good condition and much better than its neighbour at Alwoodley.

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I last came to Moortown in the mid 80's, to watch the Car Care Plan Open, Faldo, Lyle, Woosnam and many more great players of the era on show. As soon as you walk into the clubhouse, you know you are in a club with...More

Thank Graham E
Reviewed 17 February 2017

For anyone wanting to play golf at a really good friendly golf club where you are welcomed with open arms by the members DON'T, whatever you do, go and play at Moortown. I played as a single visitor in January 2017 and everything was fine,...More

12  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic course, not a bad hole on the course, greens excellent, everything is done correctly and couldn't find fault with a thing, can't wait to play it in summer.

Thank Joehoops7
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Read all about the history, the GB won the Ryder cup here, the course was the 4th course designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie, the par 3 10th Gibraltar held up as one of the best holes he ever designed. It is a classic, well laid...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited as a fourball midweek as part of a golfing tour. Without mentioning their competitors overall Moortown was considered the best venue we visited all week. Special mention to the pro shop staff who were very helpful and could not be faulted. A pre-arranged...More

Thank GordonBeasley
Reviewed 16 September 2016

One of the best conditioned courses I,ve ever played. Immaculate from tee to green. The greens were fantastic with subtle borrows and as true as you can get. The clubhouse reeks of history and serves fantastic food and drinks. A real gem and a must...More

Thank tirumasu
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

One of the finest inland golf courses and rated on the Top 100 Golf Courses UK. Host to the first Rider Cup played in the British Isles. The course condition is excellent with rippling fairways crisscrossed by streams. The heather and gorse will punish any...More

1  Thank mikelima
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Excellent test of golf, course in great condition and very personable staff. This is must course for those lovers of Alastair Mackenzie courses

1  Thank cooka36
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I played at an invitational at Moortown and wow what a treat. The clubhouse is excellent, with a large lounge overlooking the 18th green and a great panorama over the course. We started out with a brilliant full English breakfast which was very welcome as...More

1  Thank MikeyAndHisTravels
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