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Scarcroft

Played by NCG: Scarcroft

A classy, matured golf course set in stunning wooded parkland
 

Reason for a Scarcroft Golf Club review

Scarcroft is known as one of the better golf courses in Leeds and, is only two minutes away from the Sports Pub office. Having not played the course before, the visit was well overdue.

Where is Scarcroft Golf Club

It is just off of the A58 between Leeds and Wetherby.

What to expect

Scarcroft is a classy, matured golf course set in stunning wooded parkland. With a mixture of long narrow holes and short eye catching holes, this golf course is a real pleasure to play.

A tough first couple of holes require some pure ball striking. It generally eases as you go on, but the front nine can really tear you apart.

Scarcroft

My best bit

The closing stretch. This part of the golf course offers some real birdie opportunities. If you still have your scorecard intact a strong finish can turn an average round into a great one.

What to look out for

The 6th is stroke index 1 and it isn’t hard to see why. A tight tree-lined fairway, with a slight dogleg to the right, requires a solid left to right tee shot.

When I go back

I will keep the driver in the bag on the first few holes. The rough was well up and it was difficult to make good contact.

Jake Rhodes

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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