Thank you for logging on to the website of Hallamshire Golf Club, whose course has been recently described by the national magazine Golf World as “A Hidden Gem of Yorkshire.”
We welcome visitors to come and see for themselves why our Colt-designed course has been so highly rated by the media and by players of all abilities. We also welcome applications for membership – enquiries to the Secretary, Bob Hill, tel: 0114 2302153, fax 0114 2309377 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will find some of the best maintained greens in the UK and views over the heather-clad Peak District moors that are the envy of many. We have over the past few years been engaged in various course developments. Past visitors might be encouraged to return by the fact that we have greatly reduced the rough alongside the fairways. We have done this by a sustained programme during the last few winters of ripping out Yorkshire Fog grass to encourage the finer grasses. This has been very successful as it means far fewer lost balls, speedier play, and more feasible recovery shots. The course remains challenging but less punishing to medium and high handicappers. Come and join us and enjoy the Hallamshire experience.
Vic Day and Elizabeth Knox, Captains, 2013
Check out the visitors’ section on this website for latest green fee offers and essential information on available tee times. Our Fixtures for the 2012 season can be viewed by visiting the Fixtures item under the Members’ tab.
Some world-renowned golfers have graced the Hallamshire fairways since its opening in 1897.
Among the first was the six-times Open Championship winner Harry Vardon, who played the curtain raising match against arch rival Alex ‘Sandy’ Herd.
Peter Alliss, the professional and TV pundit, was here in 1997 and described the par three signature hole 6th as “one which could be included on any course in the world.”
Top-level golf teaching professionals John Jacobs and Peter Cowen have been assistant professionals at Hallamshire and the club is proud to boast the 1997 US Women’s Open Champion and current England Ladies Captain Alison Nicholas as a former member and current honorary member. Mary Everard won every honour in English Amateur Golf, she was a Curtis Cup team member four times, and is still a playing member.
Hallamshire continues to host major regional events. For instance, in 2010 it was selected to host a PGA Players’ Tour fixture and is the annual venue for the Sheffield Plate.
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 lay out we have today, including the introduction of the signature 6th hole.
To find out more about The Hallamshire experience please explore the website, or contact secretary Bob Hill (0114 2302153 ext 20) or the professional, Geoff Tickell (0114 2305222)
The final last word should go to a visitor to our course who posted a review on a golf course guide website which read as follows:-
What a fantastic course! The best greens I have ever played on in this country. Wish I was a member here!