We're really pleased to announce that we're now one of the sponsors
of Leeds Golf Club.
You’ll now see our name next to the par three 18th hole –
which, as you would imagine, is adjacent to the all important 19th hole; we’ll drink
Formerly known as Cobble Hall, last year it won the steward
of the year accolade at the Club Mirror Awards, as well as being named one of
the top 10 golf clubs in the country.
Not far from the club was where the first golf ball was
struck in the Leeds district, on Soldiers Field, which is on the other side of Roundhay
Park’s Waterloo Lake.
In 1890, those players and some others rented the horse
pastures which now form the top nine of the present course. They played there
until 1893 when they left and established a nine hole course on the low side of
Wetherby Road, and established the Roundhay Club.
Six years later, several members met in the Gipton Wood Inn and
decided to form a golf club, after obtaining the original lease on the present
course and becoming the Leeds Golf Club.
The famous golf architect Dr Alistair MacKenzie was a member
between 1900 and 1910, and during that time he gave advice on bunkers and the
layout of the course.
He has influenced the design of many courses including rival
clubs Alwoodley, Moortown, Garforth, Tempole Newsham and forther afield St
Andrews, Prestwick, Troon, Royal Melbourne and Augusta National.
Leeds Golf Club is now an active member of the Dr Alistair