Halifax Golf Club

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Halifax Golf Club

West Yorkshire, England

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From an architectural point of view, you have work here from Herbert Fowler, Alister MacKenzie, and James Braid all on Yorkshire moorland!

The first and eighteenth holes share a fairway along with the third and fourth holes!

No two holes play in the direction.


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Halifax Golf Club is set in the heart of the Ogden Moors north of Halifax and west of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

Founded in 1895, the Halifax Golf Club played on a 12 hole course until they moved to Ogden and the Ogden Moors in October 1902. Changes to the course quickly followed and were put in play by autumn 1906.

In 1908, Herbert Fowler cast his eye over the course and left plans for the club's greenkeeper Lawerence Birch to instate. Four years later in 1912, Dr Alister MacKenzie came to inspect and make suggestions on the course. The 2nd hole, a 130-yard par 3, was built on his recommendation. Some feel the 10th green should be credited to him as well.

However, it would be James Braid in 1920 who made the final major changes and introduced the current 6th, 7th and 8th holes.

A portrait of Herbert Fowler by Montague Cooper.Montague Cooper

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West Yorkshire, HX2 8XR, England

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A portrait of Herbert Fowler by Montague Cooper.Montague Cooper

Featured Architect: Herbert Fowler

Herbert Fowler was known for establishing natural-looking green sites and working backwards to the tee. Bernard Darwin described Herbert Fowler as “perhaps the most daring and original of all golfing architects..." Topography used to test with his courses following the contours of the land. Bunkers...

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