Huddersfield Golf Club
There has been some speculation of Alister MacKenzie's involvement at some point in the club's history. The evidence leads one to the conclusion that is was not Alister but rather his brother, Charles, who undertook the work.
A sketch by Harry Rountree was found in Bernard Darwin's book, The Golf Courses of the British Isles dating from 1910.
Golf Course Review
Huddersfield Golf Club, or simply Fixby, is one the oldest and finest golf clubs in Yorkshire and the north of England. The club is located at Grade II listed Fixby Hall, in the large market town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It sits centrally between Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds and just north of the Pennines.
Swan Golf Designs has completely overhauled the bunkers at Huddersfield Golf Club, which accent the USGA specification greens that were installed a few years ago by Hawtree. William Swan did his best to preserve the golden age aesthetic of rough edges but reorganised their placement to keep the hazards relevant in the modern game.
The course is laid out in two returning loops from the clubhouse. The front nine is driven through when you enter the estate on the north side of the site. The back nine is found on the southern side of the property. The par 71 is not long at just over 6400 yards with five par threes and four par fives are found on the card. Herbert Fowler is credited with the 7th and 8th holes dating from his work early in the 20th century.
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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie
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...