Arranged as two returning circuits of nine holes in 1937, the parkland course at Scarcroft Golf Club is a testing track where a number of burns and streams can impede unaware golfers.
This is a nice course but when you’re spoiled by the other quality courses around Leeds, it doesn’t stand out as it might elsewhere in the county. It’s a nice parkland course set amongst mature trees, with spacious fairways.
It has a few tough opening 3 holes which is then followed by some longer holes where a good drive from the tee pays dividends. The best hole is the 14th, a dog leg where long hitters can reach the green in 2 if they get their drive far enough to open the corner up, otherwise you can play it as a traditional 3 shot to green.
The 15th, the last of the par 3’s is all carry, uphill, avoid going left!
16th is a driveable par 4, so again options on strategy.
Overall this is a pleasant course and worth seeking out to complement the other good courses around Leeds.