62 The Alwoodley

Architect: MacKenzie
Stats: 6,673 yds, par 72, SSS 73
GF: £55-£90
Visitor information: Reserved Tuesday and Saturday mornings for members. Bookings subject to availability
W: alwoodley.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 62 (No Move)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Work on 7th and 13th holes, mainly on bunkers. Work continues on 1, 2, 17 and 18
Clubhouse: None

This first design by renowned architect Alister MacKenzie – with a little help from his friend, Harry Colt – pre-dates his creation at Augusta National by 27 years and bears several of his design principles. There’s a mix of long par 4s and drive-and- pitch holes, undulating greens and fairways, and a real emphasis on natural beauty.

Panellists’ comments: “Well-presented and maintained”; “Secluded setting makes it feel very private”; “Excellent clubhouse”

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