A great city with superb golf opportunity
A popular student city, it should come as no surprise that Leeds is a fantastic destination for those looking for a buzzing nightlife scene, with so much to see and do. However, the golf here, for the most part, goes unnoticed, which is a great shame when Leeds golf clubs are some of the North East’s best and are mere miles from this great historic and cultural hub. Whether its a golf tour or a weekend getaway, a golf break in Leeds should be at the top of your list.
Why book a golf break to Leeds?
- Great for groups and golf tours
- Excellent golf & nightlife options
- Famous heathland & parkland layouts
- Play The Ryder Cup trail
Home of Dr Alister Mackenzie’s greatest designs
Golf in Leeds is already a well-established sport and whilst for the most part, it takes a backseat in the minds of the locals when compared to their affinity for football, golf is still very much at the heart of the community in Leeds.
It is unsurprising therefore to learn that the Leeds golf clubs are some of the best in the region and they owe this superb reputation to the great golf designer Dr. Alister Mackenzie whose golf designs in this continue to capture the hearts and minds of golfers.
The majority of the best courses in the region were the handiwork of Mackenzie with designs worth checking out like The Alwoodley Golf Club a beautiful old-school heathland course which is a brilliant tester for golfers of all ability.
Moortown golf course is another Mackenzie special, famous for being the host venue of the first Ryder Cup on European soil, the course shows all the staples of a classic Mackenzie design. Sand Moor Golf Club is another course worth visiting, owing to its design again to Mackenzie, it’s a moorland course offering golfers sensational views of the Eccup reservoir.
Popular golf destinations in Leeds
What makes a golf break in Leeds stand out?
Leeds has never been more popular for a golf break. Whether you’re looking for a weekend break or a romantic getaway, we can tailor your Leeds golf tour to suit your budget. Boasting a lively city centre and bustling nightlife, it’s no surprise that golfers keep returning year after year.
The city offers a plethora of things to see and do off the course and you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank. What’s more, it has got excellent transport links to other major cities and is easily accessible.
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Find your perfect city centre hotel
If you’re looking to be based in the city centre, we recommend the comfortable modern Hilton Leeds, Jurys Inn or Doubletree by Hilton Leeds. All are great options being based close to the attractions and nightlife.
If you're looking for something further out of the city centre, the Mercure Leeds Parkway is beautifully situated in the mature woodlands of the Golden Acre Park. The Tudor-styled hotel offers a comfortable stay and is the perfect hotel for you to really enjoy and make the most of all the local courses and lively town.