Alwoodley is a natural moorland and heathland course, with springy fairways cutting through heather and gorse.
Known as The Original MacKenzie, Alwoodley was founded in 1907 on the Harewood estate to the north of Leeds. One of the founders was Dr. Alister MacKenzie, who designed the course and went on to enrich the world of golf with further masterpieces including Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne.
Alwoodley features eye-catching and naturalistic-looking bunkers, strategic choices, and large, often undulating greens. The course runs almost straight out and back, the inward nine being tougher as most holes are played into the prevailing wind that blows across from the Yorkshire Dales.