Founded in 1892, Headingley is the oldest golf club in Leeds. It is found on the edge of the suburb of Adel just five miles north of the city centre.
With its rural setting, the course boasts many wonderful views and several memorable holes which make full use of the varied and dramatic terrain.
Shaped by arguably the two greatest architects of the Golden Age of course design, the renowned Harry Colt and Dr Alister MacKenzie, this par-71 layout is a blend of parkland, moorland and heathland and measures 6,720 yards from the back tees.
The front nine is longer but the inward half is into the prevailing wind. Rolling terrain and slick greens are recurring features.
MacKenzie developed and improved several holes on the layout, most notably the 16th and 17th, commonly regarded as the best two on the course. The former is a short par 4 to a green divided into four areas by the contours and the latter a spectacular short hole where the green is surrounded by trademark bunkering.
There is an abundance of wildlife throughout the course. Pheasants, deer waterfowl and majestic red kites can all be spotted on your way round.