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Hallamshire Golf Club

Hallamshire: From city centre to national park

Why we would rather be playing this charming West Midlands track

 

Hallamshire Golf Club almost marks the dividing point between the city of Sheffield and the Peak District.

Those unfamiliar with the area are invariably surprised by how quickly the two merge into each other – industrial city adjacent to national park.

It might surprise you that within just a few minutes of the city centre is this glorious land of heather and trees.

History

Dating back to the 19th century and extensively redesigned by Harry Colt, this is not a club that has ever sought the spotlight.

It all began in 1897, and the club hasn’t moved since, overlooking the city centre of Sheffield. 11 years after its opening, the club hosted the Yorkshire Championships.

Prior to the Second World War, Colt, Alison and Morrison were brought in to make changes to the layout, and the signature 6th hole was born.

What makes Hallamshire Golf Club special?

467, 197, 428, 416. Those are the yardages of the first four holes at the Hallamshire from the back tees. Make no mistake, this will not be a walk in the park!

However, if you can get through the first four unscathed, then you have a chance of putting together a great round, and that’s what makes Hallamshire a great challenge.

The greens are outstanding – firm, fast and true – and the quintet of short holes lives long in the memory.

Where does it rank?

382nd in GB&I, 106th in England, 7th in Yorkshire

Where is it?

Hallamshire Golf Club is located just a few miles west of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. It sits next to the A57, with the Rivelin Valley just north of the course.

Get in touch with Hallamshire Golf Club

Hallamshire Golf Club

For more information about the club and course, visit their website or call them on 0114 230 2153.

You can play at Hallamshire on the NCG Top 100s Tour this year!

  • Register now to play in our 2024 Hallamshire event on August 12th here.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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