Sand Moor Golf Club

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    • Moodie, Ken

Overview

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Golf Course Review

Sand Moor Golf Club is a heathland golf course in Leed, Yorkshire with the Eccup Reservoir on the northern boundary of the site. Along with Moortown Golf Club and Alwoodley in the immediate vicinity, Sand Moor Golf Club completes Leeds' Golfing Triumverate.. the common thread? Dr Alister McKenzie.

Sand Moor Golf Club Architectural Heritage

Henry Barran originally laid out a six-hole course in 1923. Four of the six holes were found south of Alwoodley Lane with the remaining two holes on the club's current location.

The Club was established on January 14, 1924, with MacKenzie as Vice-President. By February of 1924, he and his brother Charles were appointed to the Green Committee. A year later, the course was said to be in 'good condition' and would open for play a year later on March 20, 1926.

In 1935, it was reported the 4th hole (Modern Day 5th) was being redesigned along with the 10th green (Modern Day 11th). The work was done by N Barnes, the clubs professional.

In the 1960s, the club would move completely to the north side of Alwoodley Road resulting in the loss of MacKenzie's 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th. Henry Cotton would find four new holes (the current 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 13th) and complete the job by 1967.

Alister Mackenzie at Sand Moor GC

Holes 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16 and 17.

11th Hole - green is not MacKenzie.

14th Hole - green is MacKenzie.

Despite only the 13th hole being new on the back nine, its inclusion affected the routing of 14.


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