This parkland and moorland course, designed by Dr Alistair Mackenzie always presented in good condition, combines devilish short holes with some altogether more substantial challenges. The heathland the course was built on is slowly changing due to tree planting over the last thirty years. The course was once catchment land for Horsforth water authority, two of the abandoned reservoirs forming part of the course boundary.

The 1st begins with a slight incline away from the Clubhouse and is protected by a ditch on the right and OOB on the left, the course continues by offering a variety of par 3’s & 4’s and ending with a par 5.

The short par-four 10th and long closing hole are perhaps outstanding examples. The former, at little over 300 yards, offers the adventurous the opportunity to drive the green by taking on a blind shot with out-of-bounds inside the angle of the left-hand dog-leg. Those laying up will find even a wedge approach to the narrow ledge of a green a ticklish proposition. The 18th, meanwhile is close to 550 yards long and plays over the brow of a hill before the s-shaped fairway tumbles down to a green protected by a stream at the front, with the spacious clubhouse providing a fitting backdrop.


Horsforth Golf Club
Layton Rise Horsforth Leeds LS18 5EX
Tel: 0113 258 6819

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