Hallamshire Golf Club
Hallamshire Golf Club is home to PGA Tour player, Matt Fitzpatrick.
Well known professionals John Jacobs and Pete Cowen have served the club as professionals.
Accomplished lady golfers, Mary Everard and Alison Nicholas, have been associated with the club.
Golf Course Review
The Hallamshire Golf Club is located between the City of Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the Peak District National Park. The 18 hole heathland is one of Yorkshire’s finest golf clubs.
Hallamshire Golf Club History
A local newspaper proprietor, Christopher Leng, opened the golf course in 1897.
Changes were made to the original course before Harry Colt, in 1937, advised on changes which made the club we know today. The local press reported a complete overhaul to the course’s bunkering and the introduction of a ‘water supply’ or irrigation.
Of interest, J Morrison wrote in the winter of 1938 that a WA Murray was carrying out construction alterations at the club. No detail is given as to what they may have entailed.
The Modern Course Hallamshire GC
The course is accented with heather, gorse and bilberries – a European blueberry! The free draining property plays firm in the winter and fast especially in the summer. The greens are not expansive but are known to provide the courses challenge.
The outward nine is also considered to be the more difficult of the two nines. The sage advice? Survive the front nine and attempt to score on the back nine. How so? Three of the last five holes are par 5’s. As well, the two one shot holes on the back nine are both short and 128 and 134 yards respectively.
Hallamshire Golf Club - Videos
ENJOY A TOUR OF HALLAMSHIRE GOLF CLUB WITH DAN WALKER
WATCH A DRONE VIDEO OF HALLAMSHIRE GOLF CLUB
Featured Architect: MacKenzie, Alister
As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...