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The Golf Club

CLUB HISTORY

Like many British golf courses Hallamshire was the product of an affluent and growing middle class looking for a fashionable escape from their daily business lives.

In Sheffield, it was local newspaper proprietor Christopher Leng who opened the course in 1897 on the upland heath at Sandygate overlooking the emerging city centre.  In 1908 Hallamshire was considered good enough to house the Yorkshire Championships and the club set out to become the finest in the region.

An unknown professional golfer designed the original course, which underwent a series of modifications before the famous architects Colt, Alison and Morrison were hired in 1937 to introduce radical changes, bringing the layout we have today, including the introduction of the signature 6th hole.

 

Around the Hallamshire

“Your Golf will always be tested at Hallamshire G.C. One of the regions premier golfing venues, an excellent challenge made more testing in the wind.”

Pete Cowen

Former Assistant Professional at The Hallamshire
Recognised as one of the best coaches in the world

“I’ve got great memories of the club and all that I achieved here.”

Alison Nicholas

Hallamshire Life Member
1997 US Open Champion, 2011 Solheim Cup Captain

“...the 6th hole could be included on any course in the world.”

Peter Alliss

Son of former Professional - Percy Alliss
BBC Commentator, Professional Golfer and Golf Course Designer

“...the early start on Hallamshire greens was undoubtedly beneficial.”

Mary Everard

Acclaimed the best putter in Britain
Curtis Cup Team Member 1970, 1972, 1974 and 1978

“The Hallamshire is a cracking golf club.”

Dan Walker

Hallamshire Member and BBC Sport Presenter