Leeds Golf Courses and Clubs
(Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK)
Leeds is home to more than 20 scenic golf courses and if you are looking for somewhere to play an afternoon round, the choice can be rather difficult. Most of the surrounding courses are no more than a 20-minute drive from the city centre, although you will need to check first that visitors are welcomed, and whether or not you consider the green fees to be affordable.
Popular choices would likely include the clubs of Alwoodley, Gotts Park, Moor Allerton, Oulton Park and Headingley, as well as the Leeds Golf Club, all of which welcome visitors. The Headingley Golf Club is especially notable, since this is the city's oldest club and was founded all the way back in the 1890s. You may also like to consider a round at Woodhall Hills, where green fees comprise various packages, some of which include coffee, bacon rolls, a full-English breakfast and a two-course evening meal.
Alwoodley Golf Club
Address: Wigton Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 8SA, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 268 1680
Ranking amongst the United Kingdom's top 50 courses, the Alwoodley Golf Club is a notable 18-hole championship course with a yardage of 6,600 and excellent facilities. This course is particularly scenic and offers a warm welcome to visitors. The club was founded in 1907, with the spacious clubhouse dating from the mid-1990s.
Cookridge Hall Golf Club
Address: Cookridge Lane, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 7NL, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 203 0009
The Cookridge Hall Golf Club features an 18-hole course, 22 floodlit driving bays, two large pro shops and an 18th-century clubhouse, complete with a fully licensed bar, restaurant and function room. There is also a popular fitness centre onsite.
Fulneck Golf Club
Address: Fulneck, Pudsey, LS28 8NT, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 256 5191
Nearby Fulneck Golf Club is a nine-hole course with a yardage of 5,500 and a pleasant woodland backdrop. Offering excellent views of the surrounding valley and good facilities, attractions include equipment hire, some difficult holes and affordable fees.
Garforth Golf Club
Address: Long Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 2DS, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 286 2021
The Garforth Golf Club is located in one of the most idyllic settings in Leeds, being found to the far east. With 18 holes, a yardage of 6,350 and good general facilities, Garforth is roughly a 20-minute drive away, in the direction of Aberford and Barwick-in-Elmet.
Gotts Park Public Golf Course
Address: Armley Ridge Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QX, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 231 1896
Gotts Park Golf Club is to be found in the Armley area, on the western side of the city, and is home to an 18-hole course with a yardage of 4,900. The club features cheap fees and visitors should note that booking in advance is not usually required.
Headingley Golf Club
Address: Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 267 3052
The Headingley Golf Club resides on the north-western side of the city, next to the Bedquilts Recreation Ground. Offering an 18-hole heathland course with a yardage of 6,300 and many challenging holes, the club enjoys an especially picturesque setting and offers inexpensive fees.
Howley Hall Golf Club
Address: Scotchman Lane, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0NX, England
Tel: +44 (0)1924 473 852
Lying on the south-westerly outskirts of the city, the Howley Hall Golf Club sits in the Morley area and boasts excellent facilities, experienced instructors, equipment hire and a well-stocked pro shop. Founded in 1900, this glorious parkland course offers 18 holes and a yardage of around 6,050.
Leeds Golf Centre
Address: Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell, Leeds, LS17 9JW, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 288 6000
The Leeds Golf Centre is located within the Alwoodley area, roughly 20 minutes away. This is an inexpensive course with no membership fees necessary. With an attractive 18-hole layout and a smaller 12-hole course, this is an especially popular course for visitors.
Leeds Golf Club
Address: Elmete Road, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2LJ, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 265 8775
At just over a ten-minute drive to the north-east of the city centre and open on a daily basis, the Leeds Golf Club is easy to reach and is situated next to Roundhay Park, Braim Wood and Waterloo Lake. This 18-hole course offers a yardage of 6,100 and a number of demanding holes. Of interest, this is a particularly historic club, being founded in 1896, and is the home of the famous Leeds Cup, professional golf's oldest trophy.
Manor Golf Club
Address: Bradford Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1AB, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 285 2644
The Manor Golf Club lies in the village of Drighlington, next to Whitely Wood and near the Drighlington Cricket Club. This is a championship course with 18 holes, six lakes, landscaped areas and scenic views. Other facilities include a clubhouse, 20 floodlit driving bays and a challenging six-hole course, suiting those looking for a quiet practice round.
Moor Allerton Golf Club
Address: Coal Road, Wike, Leeds, LS17 9NH, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 266 1154
The Moor Allerton Golf Club is spread around some 220 acres / 90 hectares of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside and comes with natural streams, lakes, woodland areas and a backdrop of distant hills. There are 27 holes in total, which can be played as three loops of nine, together with well-maintained greens and instructors. Moor Allerton is highly regarded and rates as one of the best courses in the city.
Moortown Golf Club
Address: Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds, LS17 7DB, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 268 6521
Situated within the Moortown suburb and founded in 1909, the Moortown Golf Club is a demanding 18-hole course with a yardage of around 6,800, set in approximately 175 acres / 71 hectares of rolling moorland and woodland. A large clubhouse and good facilities are on hand, although the fees are fairly expensive.
Oulton Park Golf Club
Address: Pennington Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 8EX, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 282 3152
The Oulton Park Golf Club is to be found in nearby Rothwell, being a part of the DeVere Oulton Hall estate. This large public course features 27 holes, a golf academy, buggy hire, a practice driving range and a number of demanding holes. The Claret Jug bar offers drinks and tasty food with a view.
Sand Moor Golf Club
Address: Alwoodley Lane, Leeds, LS17 7DJ, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 268 1685
The Sand Moor Golf Club resides within the northerly Alwoodley district, just across from Moortown, where it is a scenic 18-hole course with a yardage of 6,400. This excellent course is a popular venue for the European PGA Tour.
Woodhall Hills Golf Club
Address: Woodhall Road, Calverley, Pudsey, LS28 5UN, England
Tel: +44 (0)113 256 4771
Dating back to 1905, the Woodhall Hills Golf Club is located in the neighbouring market town of Pudsey, roughly 20 minutes to the west of the city centre, in the direction of Bradford. This is a popular 18-hole course with a yardage of 6,000. Highlights include a clubhouse with bar snacks, a restaurant, a snooker room and excellent facilities. Professional tuition is available, with 40-minute and hourly lessons offered, while the pro shop is stocked with the latest equipment.