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Leeds Golf Centre opens new course layout

May 15, 2013

After 15 months of redevelopment, Leeds Golf Centre has formally opened the new Wike Ridge course layout for play as part of its impressive wider £2million redevelopment. 

The facility - the home of modern golf - has worked in conjunction with Ilkley-based Jonathan Gaunt of Gaunt Golf Design to redevelop and reinvigorate its 18-hole Wike Ridge course ahead of a busy summer of golf. 

The new layout includes new tee complexes on 11 holes, two new USGA specification greens, over 40 new bunkers, five substantial water features, new buggy paths, improved drainage works on fairway landing areas and approaches to greens, and an extensive tree transplanting programme.

Highlights of the new design include the 18 th hole which has been developed into a truly memorable end to any round. The addition of a large body of water in front of the green will provide on-course drama and a real sense of theatre for those watching from the remodelled clubhouse and restaurant, thus bringing a spectacular end to the new Wike Ridge course.

Nigel Sweet, Leeds Golf Centre's Operations Manager, said: "It's fantastic to get golf underway on the new layout after 15 months of redevelopment work - we're looking forward to seeing what our members and visitors make of it! It's already been a huge year for Leeds Golf Centre, especially given our recent announcement that we have been selected as the UK headquarters of The Leadbetter Golf Academy. The timing of our new centrepiece being unveiled ahead of the golf season hitting full stride is just perfect - all we need now is the weather to improve and I'm certain 2013 will prove to be an incredible year."

Project Architect, Jonathan Gaunt, added: " Being involved in the dramatic improvements at Leeds Golf Centre over the past two years has been challenging yet thoroughly rewarding. Our brave and ambitious redevelopment plan which includes strategic design improvements to lakes, bunkers, tees and greens, together with numerous aesthetic enhancements in the form of native woodland planting, will add new challenges and appeal to all golfers for many years to come."

For further details on Leeds Golf Centre and its superb facilities plus details of green fees for the season ahead, visit www.leedsgolfcentre.com or call the Pro Shop on 0113 288 6000. Membership packages are still available and opportunities also remain for corporate and society golf day bookings .








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