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 August 23, 2017
Willow Valley Championship Course
Pine Valley Course
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In another busy weekend at Willow Valley, we hosted both Strokeplay and Stableford competitions.
Saturday 29th seen Medal 8 take place in challenging conditions. John Kelly won the first division with an 83(12) for a nett 71. Runner up to John was Ahsan Khan with 78(5) for a nett 73. Division 2 was a much more clear cut affair with Gary Ellis winning by an impressive 5 shots! His 92 minus 26 handicap resulted in a nett 66. Richard Holt was the unlucky runner up with 88(17) for a nett 71.
The following day seen the format switch back for the July Stableford. Jon Shaw took the honours convincingly in division 1 with a return of 39 points. Paul Blakeley was second on 36 points. Division 2 had similar returns, with Michael Burnell taking first place on 39 points and Karl Larkin the runner up on 37.
It was a busy weekend of competition at Willow Valley. It turned out to be not quite as dramatic as The Open Championship final round but enjoyable nonetheless! I’m sure you will all agree that the back nine at Royal Birkdale on Sunday made for some spectacular viewing and can only drive the game onwards and upwards.
Back to matters at home with our Saturday Stableford taking place in extremely tough conditions. Jon Sharp returned a very respectable 38 points to take first place in division 1 with George Parkinson the runner up on 36. Division 2 was even closer with Gary Whitworth scoring 39 points which edged Gareth Jones into second place with 38 points.
On Open Championship Sunday we put on a Blue Tee Texas Scramble from the professional tees on The Championship Course. The winning team by more than 2 shots was Scott Smith, Tim Brook, Chris Riley and Anthony Harper. The score of 56.9 was easily enough to win on the day by a clear 2.2 shots which is a substantial margin in the scramble format. Well done and thanks to everyone who participated in challenging conditions over the weekend.
Our 2017 Open Competition seen teams come from near and far to test themselves on The Championship Course. The course was arguably in its best ever condition for the day in which over 50 teams participated for prizes totalling over £1000. The days big winners were the team of Darren Bakes and Mark Binns with an excellent total of 45 points taking home a £180 Taylor Made putter each. Mark and Darren were closely run by Stephen Carrington-Ward and Paul Blakeley who matched their 45 point total, but missed out on the victory through a scorecard playoff. The pair won golf bags worth £130 each for their efforts. Third place was Aftab Ahmed and Robert Bland, with the team of R Pinder and D Freebury from Doncaster Town Moor rounding out the mens prizes in fourth place. Val Eastwood and J Wood from Woodsome Hall took the honours in the Ladies section with a brilliant 40 Points. Nearest the Pins on 6 and 16 went to P McFarland of Chorley GC and C Tunney of Normanton. Once again, a big thank you to everyone who took part in the day and we hope to see you again next year.