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An F.G. + F.W. Hawtree Designed Golf Course

West Bradford Golf Club

West Bradford is a private members golf club situated some three miles northwest of Bradford city centre, just six miles from Haworth, home of the Bronte’s, 14 miles from Leeds city centre, and 21 miles from Harrogate.

The club was originally founded by a group of wealthy Bradford textile barons in 1900. The layout of the course was designed by James Young, and the construction of it was entrusted to James Carter & Co. of London, who had developed the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club a few years earlier.

Hawtree + Son.

In the 1940’s the course was completely redesigned, and two brand new holes were added, by golf course architects Hawtree + Son (now Hawtree Ltd) – the renowned family firm of architects behind the design of Royal Birkdale, Hillside Golf Club, Royal Aberdeen and Foxhills. The Hawtree layout has been preserved, and the course plays exactly how architects F.G. Hawtree & his son F.W. Hawtree designed it to be played over 60 years ago.

The terrain is undulating although not physically too demanding but the golfer has to contend with sloping greens and tight fairways, along with the prevailing westerly breeze.

All in all a visit to West Bradford should provide the visitor with a testing but pleasurable day out, the proof of which is borne out by the numbers who return year after year.

West Bradford Golf Club

West Bradford is a private members golf club set around a historic 300 year old Grade II listed Clubhouse, situated some three miles northwest of Bradford city centre, lying between the ancient village of Allerton to the south and Heaton to the north. West Bradford Golf Club is just six miles from Haworth, home of the Bronte’s, 14 miles from Leeds city centre, and 21 miles from Harrogate.

The club was originally founded by a group of wealthy Bradford textile barons in 1900 as a 9 hole course, the course was then extended to 18 holes some seven years later. The layout of the course was initially designed by James Young, and the construction of it was entrusted to James Carter & Co. of London, who had developed the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club a few years earlier.

Hawtree + Son.

In the 1940’s the course was completely redesigned, and two brand new holes were added, by golf course architects Hawtree + Son – the renowned family firm of architects behind the design of Royal Birkdale, Hillside Golf Club, Royal Aberdeen and Foxhills. The Hawtree layout has been preserved, and the course plays exactly how architects F.G. Hawtree & his son F.W. Hawtree designed it to be played over 60 years ago.

With a par of 69 and a standard scratch of 68 for men and a par of 72  and standard scratch of 72 for women, West Bradford provides a good test over 18 holes for golfers of all abilities, and as you would expect from a Hawtree course, it is full of character. The terrain is undulating although not physically too demanding but the golfer has to contend with sloping greens, cunning bunkering and tight fairways, along with the prevailing westerly breeze.

All in all a visit to West Bradford should provide the visitor with a testing but pleasurable day out, the proof of which is borne out by the numbers who return year after year.

The 14th at West Bradford Golf Club, West Yorkshire

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