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Headingley: Featuring many wonderful views and an abundance of wildlife

Why we'd rather be playing this wildlife-rich heathland course
 

In a completely rural setting, Headingley Golf Club 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.

History

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.

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.

Why it’s special

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.

Where does it rank?

11th in Yorkshire.

Where is it?

Headingley is set on the edge of the beautiful suburb of Adel 5 miles from the centre of Leeds.

Get in touch with Headingley

Best golf holes in Yorkshire

For more information about the club and course, visit its website or call them on 0113 267 9573.

Have you played Headingley? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us.

Ben Outhwaite

Ben is National Club Golfer's Marketing Editor and the latest addition to our golf equipment review team.

He specialises in testing golf bags, beginner golf club sets, apparel and golf accessories. He also collates our buying guides so you know which are the latest and greatest bits of golf equipment on the market.

Ben picked up his first golf club when he was five years old – which was in fact a left-handed set of clubs!

He is a member at Rudding Park Golf Club and has a handicap of fifteen.

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