Golf Courses Near The M1 Sheffield to A1(M)

Introduction

This is the final part of a series on Golf Courses Near The M1. The northernmost section of the motorway running from Sheffield up to the A1(M).

Alwoodley G.C.

The best courses in this part of the journey are right at the end of the motorway near Leeds.

M1 Junction 35

Grange Park Golf Club

Address: Upper Wortley Rd, Kimberworth, Rotherham S61 2SJ

Telephone: 01709 558884

Green Fees: Weekday £18. Weekend £27.

Discounts: Twilight Weekday £12 Weekend £16. Discounts for Seniors and Juniors.

Offering very friendly green fees Grange Park is a par 71 course which offers panoramic views of the local countryside.

Reviews are generally favorable. Their Facebook profile was more intent on promoting their Sunday lunches and hosting of wedding receptions.

M1 Junction 35a

Tankersley Park Golf Club

Address: Park Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4LG

Telephone: 01142 468247

Green Fees: £30 (Weekday round) £45 (Weekday day) £35 (Weekend after 2pm)

Discounts: Mondays only fourball for £80

Originally opened in 1907 it was extended to 18 holes in 1924. It is still possible to spot some of the features from the earliest holes dotted around.

This is fairly short weighing in at just over 6200 yards. At one time it did hold the record for the longest hole-in-one in Britain on their 5th hole, some 380 yards!

M1 Junction 36

Stocksbridge And District Golf Club

Address: 30 Royd Ln, Deepcar, Sheffield S36 2RZ

Telephone: (01142) 822779

Email: [email protected]

Green Fees: £20 (round) £30 (day) Weekday £26 (round) £40 (day) Weekend

Discounts: Twilight £15 Weekday £20 Weekend

Described as “upland heath”. A quick look at the card would suggest this might be fairly simple for the modern player given it only stretches to a maximum of 5097 yards.

However, on a windy day, you may struggle to find the small greens which are often tucked away and the par may feel more like 70 than 66!

The club originally started life in 1924 but the current 18 hole layout was only completed in 1990.

Offers wonderful views of the surroundings but as with most golf courses with that description, there are quite a few hills to climb.

Alister MacKenzie - Moortown G.C.
Alister MacKenzie – Moortown Golf Club R. Broadhead, Leeds, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

M1 Junction 37

Silkstone Golf Club

Address: Field Head, Elmhirst Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4LD

Telephone: (01226) 790328

Email: [email protected]

Green Fees: £32 (Weekday) £42 (Weekend)

Discounts: Twilight £25 (Weekday) Monday fourball for £80.

Although the club began life in 1893 its current site was first used as a nine-hole course some 12 years later.

During the 1940s section of the course was lost to opencast mining and this wasn’t restored until the 50s.

The current layout only came into play in 2008 when seven new holes were built. The course receives favorable reviews although some consider it a little on the hilly side.

M1 Junction 38

Woolley Park Golf Club

Address: New Road, Woolley, Wakefield, WF4 2JJ

Telephone: (01226) 380144

Green Fees: £28/44 (round/day) Weekday £38/£57 (round/day) Weekends & Bank Holidays

Discounts: Twilight rate: £10 (Weekdays), £12 (Weekends), Winter rate: £12 (Weekdays), £14 (Weekends)

The club boasts an 18-hole course of 6669 yards, a par-3 course and a simulator.

The parkland course has been built to USGA specifications and was open for play in 1995. Water is in play on five holes.

Not the cheapest venue in the area but if the weather is bad you could make a beeline for the simulator!

Golf courses near the M1 Sheffield to a1mne
Alwoodley scorecard

M1 Junction 39

City of Wakefield Golf Club

Address: Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8QS

Telephone: (01924) 360282

Green Fees: £18.40 (Weekday) £22.50 (Weekend)

Discounts: Twilight £10 (Weekday), concessions for Seniors and Juniors.

A mature municipal course running to 6400 yards. With a listed building as a members clubhouse. If you need to sharpen up your game then you can check out the PGA professionals on site.

M1 Junction 40

Low Laithes Golf Club

Address: Golf House, Park Mill Lane, Ossett, Nr Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF5 9AP

Telephone: (01924) 266067

Email: [email protected]

Green Fees: £25/£30 (round/day) Weekdays, £36 (round/day), Weekends

The course was designed by Alister MacKenzie who was been responsible for many top courses such as Augusta National.

The club is approaching its centenary having been formed in 1925

The course has tight tree-lined fairways and fast greens to test your game.

M1 Junction 41

Normanton Golf Club

Address: Hatfeild Hall, Aberford Road, Wakefield, West Yorks. WF3 4JP

Telephone: (01924) 200900

Green Fees: £30 Weekdays/Weekend

Discounts: Twilight £14

Hatfeild is the archaic form of Hatfield just in case you think it’s a typo!

Normanton golf club is set in 145 acres and has several water hazards to keep you honest. Coming in at just over 6300 yards its length shouldn’t pose too many problems although some of the well-placed fairway bunkers might.

Enjoys excellent ratings from almost all who play it.

M1 Junction 42

Lofthouse Hill Golf Club

Address: Leeds Rd, Lofthouse Hill, Wakefield WF3 3LR.

A bit cheeky including this one as it closed in 2019. For those of you who think that golf clubs are a “license to print money” this is just one course that shows that trying to run a golf club is very difficult.

Golf’s missing links cover many golf courses that are now unfortunately closed.

M1 Junction 43

Howley Hall Golf Club

Address: Scotchman Lane, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 ONX

Telephone: (01924) 350102

Green Fees: £30 (Mon-Thu) £35 (Fri-Sun)

Visitor Info: Saturdays only after 3pm.

Strangely I didn’t see it on their website but Howley Hall was originally designed by MacKenzie. A fact that most of the clubs would put front and center. Opened in 1900, the course stretches to around 6500 yards and is parkland in nature.

M1 Junction 44

Oulton Hall Golf Club

Address: Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN

Telephone: 0113 282 1000

Green Fees: £20-£40 depending upon day and time

Visitor Info: Saturdays only after 3pm.

Oulton Hall is part of the QHotels group which appears to have been bought out by Aprirose, a real estate investment company, in 2017.

Whether that has anything to do with some of the recent poor reviews of the golf facilities at Oulton Hall is merely speculation.

If you do decide to visit then there are 27 holes designed by Dave Thomas and a driving range for you to warm up.

M1 Junction 45

Temple Newsam Golf Club

Address: Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0LN

Telephone: 01132 645624

Green Fees: £15.15 Weekdays, £19 Weekends

Discounts: Twilight £11.40 Weekdays, £13.90 Weekends also discounts for Seniors and Juniors.

The course was threatened with closure quite recently by Leeds City Council. 18 holes have now been saved and just nine holes have closed.

Originally designed in the 20s by Alistair Mackenzie who was quite prolific around this area.

M1 Junction 46

Moortown Golf Club

Address: Harrogate Rd (A61), Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7DB

Telephone: 01132 686521

Green Fees: £105 Weekdays £115 Weekends

Discounts: Winter rate £65

Whilst strictly speaking neither course is that close to the motorway I couldn’t cover the area without mentioning Moortown and Alwoodley.

Designed by MacKenzie, Moortown is laid out through 175 acres of woodland and moorland.

It played host to the first Ryder Cup on British soil in 1929 and is an excellent test of golf, one of the best inland courses you will find.

M1 Junction 47

Alwoodley Golf Club

Address: Wigton Lane, Leeds, LS17 8SA

Telephone: 01132 681680

Green Fees: £125 Rising to £150 in 2022

Visitor Info: No visitors on Wednesdays or Saturdays

Alwoodley is known as the original McKenzie as it was the first course designed by the famous golfing doctor.

One of the founder members of the club in 1907 he laid out one of the best inland courses in the UK on Wigton Moor.

Certainly not a cheap round of golf but well worth it in my opinion.

So that’s the end of the line since that’s now the end of the motorway. Hopefully, this has given you some ideas of courses to play when you’re next journeying somewhere between London and Leeds.

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