Stay-and-play special package: Play Alwoodley and Moortown
Alwoodley and Moortown are only half a mile apart and their histories remain intertwined. Both courses are staples in GB&I top 100 courses lists and they offer enduring examples of MacKenzie’s design principles: his trademarks include large, undulating putting surfaces, manmade mounding sculpted to look entirely natural, asymmetrical bunkering that blends into its surroundings and greens often set at a slight angle to the direction of approach. Alwoodley & Moortown are offering a great-value stay-and-play package for the new season allowing you to experience two Top 100 courses in one trip.
Alwoodley Golf Club
Alwoodley is regarded as one of Britain’s finest inland courses. It was designed by the great Dr Alister MacKenzie. This famed architect left a legacy of classic courses around the world – among them Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne. The Alwoodley Golf Club was founded in 1907. The course was laid out that year on Wigton Moor, part of the Harewood estate, to the north of Leeds. The original MacKenzie layout remains at Alwoodley to this day. The course has now been lengthened to over 6,900 yards from the championship tees.
Alwoodley is renowned for both its wonderful par 3s – the green on the 11th has more than a touch of Augusta about it – as well as the strength of the fearsome closing stretch, played into the prevailing wind that arrives fresh from the Yorkshire Dales. Watch out for the red kites soaring overhead and the roe deer running across the fairways as you enjoy your golf on this challenging MacKenzie course.
Over 100 years on, Alwoodley continues to be a sought-after venue for major tournaments, hosting events for the R&A, England Golf and the Yorkshire Union on a regular basis. In 2019, Alwoodley welcomed the Brabazon Trophy – or the English Amateur Open Strokeplay Championship, to give its full title – for the first time.
Moortown Golf Club
Founded in 1909, Moortown was designed by the World famous golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, who also designed Augusta National, Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne and many other championship courses throughout the world. Moortown has always held a richly deserved reputation as one of the country’s finest Championship Golf courses.
Well-known around the World as the host of the first Ryder Cup match on British soil, in 1929, Moortown is regarded by many as one of the Country’s finest inland golf courses. Over the past Century the Club has hosted many professional and amateur tournaments with winners that include Sir Nick Faldo, Bernard Gallagher, Danny Willett and Sir Michael Bonallack, former Captain of the R & A, to name but a few.
How to book
From £299, play one course on a Sunday afternoon, stay overnight at a local hotel and then play the second course the following morning. The price includes breakfast and is based on two people sharing a room (single supplement available and terms & conditions apply). This offer runs from April to October 2023. The office at Alwoodley Golf Club is handling the administration. Please contact them on email@example.com or 0113 268 1680 for enquiries, availability, and bookings.