Moortown Golf Club

Coordinates: 53°51′32″N 1°32′28″W / 53.859°N 1.541°W / 53.859; -1.541

Moortown Golf Club

Entrance Sign, Harrogate Road, LS17 7DB
Club information
Location Alwoodley, England
Established 1909
Type Private
Total holes 18
Designed by Alister MacKenzie

Moortown Golf Club is a golf club located in Alwoodley, near Leeds, England. It was founded in 1909, and the championship golf course was designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie.[1]

Moortown hosted the Ryder Cup in 1929.[2] About two thousand spectators saw America gain a narrow lead[3] before the Great Britain team won singles on the final day and thus the competition by a score of 7–5 points.[4]

During the 1980s Moortown was a regular stop on the European Tour, hosting the Tournament Players Championship in 1980 and the Car Care Plan International from 1984 to 1986. The club has also hosted qualifying rounds for The Open Championship as well as being the venue for the English Amateur four times, and the Brabazon Trophy on five occasions.

Tournaments hosted

Ryder Cup

Civic plaque commemorating the first Ryder Cup to be held in Great Britain
Year Winning Team Score Losing Team
1929 United Kingdom Great Britain 7 5 United States United States

European Tour

1986 Car Care Plan International Mark Mouland  Wales 272 (4)
1985 Car Care Plan International David J Russell  England 277 (+1)
1984 Car Care Plan International Nick Faldo  England 276 (+2)
1980 Haig Whisky TPC Bernard Gallacher  Scotland 268 (8)


2009 Brabazon Trophy Niall Kearney 208*
1999 Brabazon Trophy Mark Side 279
1994 English Amateur Mark Foster Alan Johnson 8 & 7
1980 English Amateur Peter Deeble Peter McEvoy 4 & 3
1974 Brabazon Trophy Nevil Sundelson 291
1969 Brabazon Trophy Michael Bonallack
Rodney Foster
290 (tie)
1962 English Amateur Michael Bonallack Michael Lunt 2 & 1
1957 Brabazon Trophy Doug Sewell 287
1938 English Amateur Frank Pennink S. E. Banks 2 & 1

* Event reduced to 54 holes because of adverse weather.


  1. Moortown Golf Club official website
  2. Daily Mirror 26 April 1929
  3. Daily Mirror 27 April 1929
  4. Daily Mirror 29 April 1929
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