Cleckheaton Golf Club

Remnants of MacKenzie on a dime.

Cleckheaton Golf Club

West Yorkshire, England

Overview

Cleckheaton Golf Club, officially known as Cleckheaton & District Golf Club, is an 18 hole, 6077-yard parkland golf course which dates back to 1900. The original course was found in Gomersal near Fanwood. The club moved to its present location, known as Chain Bar, in 1922.

The course is located just of the M62 near Bradford, Leeds & Huddersfield. A relatively unknown Alister MacKenzie design which was one of his first designs in Yorkshire.

The 5th hole has striking similarities to some of Alister MacKenzie's more famous par 3's stateside... An elevated tee shot to a small green bunkered front and back with a small stream that will catch any feeble or half-hearted attempts. It certainly sounds an awfully like Golden Bell - Augusta National's 12th!


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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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West Yorkshire, BD19 6BU, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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