Welcome to Willow Valley Golf West Yorkshire
Welcome to Willow Valley Golf, the Golf facility where you can experience golf’s future today. Our Premier Course, Willow Valley, host of the Yorkshire P.G.A Championship between 2001 and 2013 was voted the 9th best new course in the British Isles by Today’s Golfer. With 50 golf holes over 4 courses and a 24 bay floodlit driving range we are confident in saying that we have a golf course to suit all needs.
New to golf? There is no better golf facility in Yorkshire for you to take those first steps and continue to develop. We welcome casual visitors, golf societies & golf corporate groups and have packages to suit all standards.
Looking for golf membership, then look no further. One golf membership gives you access to 4 golf courses. Willow Valley Golf is Yorkshire’s largest family golf facility, offering a challenge for golfers of all abilities, rest assured your day with us will fulfil all your expectations.
Course conditions for October 17, 2017
Willow Valley Championship Course
Pine Valley Course
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It was anticipated that scoring would generally be poor this past weekend with the tough conditions making the Championship Course even more of a test than usual. However, on both Saturday and Sunday we were proved wrong with some very impressive scores appearing.
The Saturday Stableford seen past Captain Colin Buzzard put together a tremendous score of 42 points to win the first division. Steve Durkin was the distant runner up to Colin with a total of 35 points. Division 2 turned out to be much closer with plenty of scores in the high 30s. Joe Smith made it two wins in two weeks with his solid return of 39 points. Gary Whitworth finished a close second on 37 points.
Sunday brought us Medal 12, the final strokeplay competition of the season. As mentioned, scoring was predicted to be high, maybe even over par considering the format. However, George Branch scored 73(6) for a 67 and only won division one on a scorecard playoff! Damon Sandison was the unlucky player beaten on countback after his 77 less 10 matched the score of Branch. Division 2 turned out to also be a close fought battle with just a shot separating the top 2. Karl Larkin took the spoils with his 87 less 19 handicap resulting in a score of 68. Mark Astin was the runner up with a 69. It really is impressive general scoring considering the conditions so a big well done to all those who participated.
We had a great weekend of competitive golf to finish our summer season at the golf club. The Rhodes Trophy took place on Sunday 24th September and also doubled as the final event in our 2017 Order of Merit. Nigel Richardson’s 41 points were enough to take first place in the years final major. In second place and unlucky to miss out by a point was John Freeman on 40. Zia Khan came third on 39 points and rounding out the prizes was Jamie Coote with 38. The competition counted for double points in our Order of Merit but the leader going into the day managed to further stretch his lead. Junior member Habib Khan added to an already fantastic season by taking our Order of Merit title by a clear margin of 95 points. Mel Watson was the runner on 250 points and Jonathan Shaw next in third place on 225. A big thanks to everyone who supported our Majors this year and we look forward to seeing you all at an enjoyable prizegiving evening!
The previous day, we hosted our usual Saturday Stableford competition. Division 1 seen an excellent score from past Club Champion Terry Brushwood scoring 71 scratch for a points total of 38 to win. Runner up in division 1 was George Parkinson on 35 points. Division 2 resulted in a convincing win for Joe Smith on 42 points. Phil Narey was the runner up on 38.
It was a big weekend for up and coming Willow Valley Junior, Harry Micklethwaite. Sunday’s Order of Merit Event was the penultimate competition of the season in both The Junior Order of Merit and The Scratch Silver Medal. Harry secured a second place finish on the day with an excellent score of 37(10) 27. The result puts Harry to the top of the Order of Merit by just five points from Jake Thompson. Micklethwaite also leads the Scratch Silver Medal by 6 shots from Ben Esgate. If his day wasn’t special enough, that all changed on the 8th Hole when Harry hit the shot of a lifetime to record his first Hole in One on the 100 yard 8th hole on our Fountain Ridge course! Incredibly, it was the third Hole in One this season from our academy kids following on from Thomas Nutter and James Thirkell who were also fortunate enough to hit their magical shots earlier in the summer. James Scatchard won the competition with an excellent score of 35(13) 22. The Junior competitions conclude for 2017 in two weeks time at the Junior Tour Championship with all still to play for!