Sand Moor Golf Club
Alwoodley Lane,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 7DJ
Tel : +44 (0)113 2681685 Fax : +44 (0)113 2685180

7 km north of Leeds, off A61

Course Details

Course Name: Sand Moor Holes: 18 Yardage: 6429 SSS: 71

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  • Course review

    P Henshaw wrote on: Jan 27, 2005

    Sand Moor is a classy course that I would definitely recommend playing if you get the chance.
    I had the good fortune (or bad luck, if you're easily intimidated) of playing in a fourball with a scratch player and a pro! Its fair to say I saw parts of the course that they never ventured to....
    That said, despite the illustrious playing partners, the course offers even the average player (15 hcp here) a fair test - the course isn't overly-long, and the best holes reward accuracy over brute strength. As stated in other's reviews, the par 3's stand out, as do 10,11 and 12 - though I'll be honest and admit that my heart sank when I saw the hill of the 18th! (A cruel finish to a round if ever I saw one, topped off with a huge bunker left which offers the full clubhouse a view of your clumsy, failed attempts to get on the green!).
    There's great variety, a fair chance of scoring well, (with the odd risk of disaster if you're not careful), and a fantastic clubhouse to reflect on what might have been if it all goes tragically wrong!


  • RE: RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Geoff Lowe Hdcp 7 02/02

    Geoff Lowe wrote on: Jan 18, 2005

    Glad it was of some help. How did you fare on the day of the Lombard ? I've been a member at Sand Moor for nearly 30 years and although I can score well on all the other courses around Leeds, I still struggle at Sand Moor. Got down to a hcp of 6 last year - but I was 57 before I did !


  • RE: Europe Golf courses reviews Geoff Lowe Hdcp 7 02/02

    wrote on: May 13, 2004

    hi geoff just read your review of sand moorgolf club and it sounds tough. playing there on wednesday in the lombard trophy with my club pro. i play at queensbury golf club and play of 18. i found your review very helpful and will be looking on your website again keep up the good work and happy golfing


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Geoff Lowe Hdcp 7 02/02

    Geoff Lowe Hdcp 7 wrote on: Jan 31, 2002

    There are several courses on the North of Leeds and Sand Moor rates as one of the best. Having played all the others, Sand Moor is the toughest. That's not to say it's the longest but many holes are potentially 'medal-wreckers'.
    Although it starts with a gentle par 5, by the time you play the Par 3's and have negotiated holes 10, 11 and 12 then if your score is still respectable you have played well. The 12th is especially difficult for the golfer who 'fades' the ball. Running alongside Eccup reservoir, which doesn't actually come into play, it requires 3 good straight shots to have a chance of saving par.
    Everything narrows to the McKenzie green and the OOB lingers dangerously to the right. As a 'set', the Par 3's are renowned to test the very best golfers with no prizes for missing any of the greens to the left. They come at hole 8,10 15 and 17.
    A course well worth playing which has produced the British Amateur Champion, The English Amateur Champion, the Yorkshire Champion and many other notable successes over the last 10 years.
    Well worth the visit and why not visit the clubhouse after the round.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Alister MacKenzie 10/01

    Alister MacKenzie wrote on: Sep 30, 2001

    Another top quality golf course just to the North of the city of Leeds. The front nine has a healthy splattering of good medium length par fours, with interesting bunkering and subtle greens. The best hole on the first half was, incidentally the hardest, the sixth. It has an inviting tee shot where an approach to the green is favoured from the left hand side of the fairway.
    The back nine is more of a mixture, two par fives and three one-shotters. A bit more of a heath land touch on the inward nine, which is nice. All of the par threes are good, if slightly similar.
    Sand Moor doesn't quite achieve superstar status, mainly due to a number of blind tee shots, but is a great course nonetheless.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Mr Dave Cocker hcp 5 01/99

    Mr Dave Cocker hcp 5 wrote on: Dec 31, 1998

    A challenging European PGA Tour venue heathland course noted for it's tough par 3's. The scenic and large Eccup reservoir forms the boundary to many holes and many cards have come to grief via wayward shots into the watery grave on holes 10 / 11/ 12/ 13.
    It is difficult to actually believe that the course is situated only 7 miles North of Leeds City centre.
    Extensive views over North Yorkshire on clear days and the course is usually in immaculate condition.
    The Club is well known for it's young golfer policy which has provided and 'groomed' many champions and European PGA tour players whose photographs are so proudly displayed in the club house along with their achievements.
    Par and SSS of 71 with only 3 par 3's and 3 par 5's with some very challenging par 4's in between.


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