Type: Parkland Length: 6535 Par: 72 Telephone: 01132886000
Following a two-year multi-million pound investment programme, Leeds Golf Centre has been transformed into one of The North’s finest all-round golf facilities. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the venue is seeking to capitalise yet further on its new-found reputation – both as the self-proclaimed ‘home of modern golf’ and as a vital component in North Leeds’ wider golfing proposition.
The star of the show is undoubtedly its newly-remodeled Wike Ridge course which has been designed by Jonathan Gaunt of Gaunt Golf Design in conjunction with Leeds Golf Centre’s management team. New water features, heavily revised bunkering, 1400 relocated trees, new teeing areas and several totally new holes have combined to ensure that the course now offers a more discerning, more engaging and more complete test of golf than its predecessor.
In addition to the new Wike Ridge layout, the facility also boasts a unique 12-hole par-3 course. Perfect for beginners and those seeking to hone their iron play and short game, ‘The Oaks’ also features USGA-spec greens and tees like its better-known sibling and is prepared to the same exacting standard by expert greenkeepers.
Leeds Golf Centre is particularly proud of its market-leading Academy and associated practice facilities which include a floodlit/covered driving range and several very well prepared outdoor areas. Several highly regarded PGA professionals provide group lessons and private tuition to players of all ages and standards, with two FlightScope swing studios giving the facility a sophisticated edge versus rival driving ranges.
Significant sums of money have also been channeled into totally refurbishing and re-stocking the Pro Shop, where customers can now purchase a variety of market-leading golf fashion brands as well as a wide selection of all the established hardware manufacturers. Boasting better value pricing than any established high street retailer on gents, ladies and juniors ranges – as well as a high-end custom fitting, club repair and re-gripping service – the LGC Pro Shop is now regarded as North Leeds’ premier golf store.
Finally, Leeds Golf Centre’s clubhouse bar and restaurant – Nineteen Bar & Grill – offers golfers and non-golfers alike a tremendous destination dining experience complete with a vibrant atmosphere. The players’ lounge features a fireplace and comfortable leather seating – perfect for a pre or post-round coffee – whilst the conservatory offers a modern environment fitting of any town or city centre brasserie.
The overall outcome of the investment is a golfing venue of significantly higher profile and appeal than its predecessor – one which continually receives glowing endorsements from club members, returning customers, society groups and first-time visitors alike.
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From A1M North or A1M South (M62 & M1): Exit A1M at J45, take the A659 signposted Collingham and follow signs for Harewood House taking care to stay on the A659. Turn left at the T-junction directly opposite entrance to Harewood House, travel for a further 2km and take the first left (Wike Lane). Drive through village of Wike and turn right onto School Lane – Leeds Golf Centre is at end of private roadway.
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