Bradford (Hawksworth) Golf Club

West Yorkshire

  • 18 Hole
  • Par 71
  • 6066 Yds

NCG Rating:

Standing above the cities of Bradford and Leeds and backing on to the world-famous Ilkley Moor, this is a club that combines accessibility with a delightfully rural location.

Also known as Hawksworth, you can expect to find a James Braid course that winters well and remains firm underfoot in all but the most extreme conditions.

It is regarded as one of the leading courses in the region and hosts the Hawksworth Trophy – an annual 36-hole event that attracts top amateurs from across the north of England.

The club has recently invested a seven-figure sum in improving the quality of the 6,300-yard course. This, combined with fine facilities in the large clubhouse, ensures an outstanding day out for visitors.

Although few holes are flat, there is only one significant climb, up the tough par-4 10th that takes you back to the clubhouse.

More frequently, you will be faced with an elevated tee shot and a cambered fairway. Most of the greens are large and in the summer months you will be faced with some swift putts should you finish above the hole.

Of the trio of short holes, two are downhill and normally only require a relatively short iron, with the exception being the 14th. This may only measure 167 yards but plays much longer. With the bunkers protecting the front of the green, it will demand your best shot.

With five of the two shotters in excess of 400 yards, you will need a decent long game. But these are nicely balanced off with a collection of shorter fours that test other aspects of the game. From almost every hole you can enjoy views over the adjacent moors.

The club has recently invested a seven-figure sum in improving the quality of the 6,300-yard course. This, combined with fine facilities in the large clubhouse, ensures an outstanding day out for visitors.

Top Holes by Dan Murphy, editor:

4th 280 yards, par 4

Coupled with the 5th, which is almost 200 yards longer, these two holes provide a real contrast. Here you drive downhill, which brings the green into range for the longer hitters. But with out of bounds down the right it is no time for a loose one.

5th 461 yards, par 4

It is to be hoped you’ve taken advantage of the previous hole as this one takes no prisoners. Drive further left than you might think to stand any chance of finding a well-guarded green on the hardest hole on the course.

13th 416 yards, par 4

Time to open your shoulders from the highest point of the course and enjoy the sight of your ball soaring away into the distance. The second is played over a stream and the green slopes with the land from left to right.

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Address

Bradford Golf Club
Hawksworth Lane
Bradford
West Yorkshire
LS20 8NP England

Telephone

01943 875 570

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Catering
  • Clubhouse
  • Pro Shop
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