Founded in 1892, Headingley is the oldest golf club in Leeds, set on the edge of the pretty suburb of Adel just five miles from the city centre.
The club dates back to 1892 and combines a sense of history with state-of-the-art custom fitting facilities and a well-stocked pro shop. The clubhouse offers views of the 18th green and ravine beyond.
In a completely rural setting the course enjoys many wonderful views and boasts many memorable holes which make full use of the varied and dramatic terrain. Although the course is presented in a traditional style it has also been improved to meet modern standards and therefore will appeal to purists and modern golfers alike.
MacKenzie developed and improved several holes on the layout, most notably the 16th and 17th, commonly regarded as the best two on the course.
Shaped by the renowned HS Colt and Dr Alister MacKenzie, the par-71 layout is a blend of parkland, moorland and heathland and measures 6,720 yards. The club has reconstructed several greens to match USGA standards. The front nine is longer but the inward half is into the prevailing wind. Rolling terrain and slick greens characterise this fine course.
MacKenzie developed and improved several holes on the layout, most notably the 16th and 17th, commonly regarded as the best two on the course. The former is a short 4 to a green divided into four areas by the contours and the latter a spectacular short hole where the green is surrounded by the designer’s trademark bunkering.
There is an abundance of wildlife throughout the course. Pheasants congregate and the odd deer wanders across the fairways. All kinds of waterfowl fly over en route for Eccup Reservoir, and you should watch out for the majestic red kites, which often hover above the course.
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