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Alwoodley belongs to a select group of courses designed by the renowned architect Dr Alister MacKenzie and is widely recognised as his first venture into course design.

One of England’s true heathland gems, Alwoodley was laid out in 1907 and MacKenzie became one of its founding members.

The original character of the course, located on the moorland north of Leeds, has been retained over the years but it has been lengthened to 6,900 yards from the championship tees and presents a demanding test.

The undulating fairways are lined with heather and gorse so accuracy from the tee is crucial to good scoring. In recent years bunkers have been added on some holes to enhance the strategic challenge.