1The opening drive is to a wide fairway flanked by two bunkers.2The second tee shot is across Adel Beck again and up to a right to left sloping fairway with woodland on the right and a ditch up the entire left flank.3One of Headingley’s most demanding drives comes at the 3rd. Once again the fairway slopes right to left and is flanked by copses of trees on both sides as well as two well placed4Although a short dogleg par 4, the 4th hole requires two precise golf shots in order to make the putting surface. A marker post on the steep sloping fairway indicates the perfect l5A change in direction at the 5th hole often means that the prevailing wind adds to the challenge of this most demanding tee shot from the medal tee.6Headingley’s first par 3, which at first glance looks straightforward however the heavily contoured green, flanked by 3 bunkers is anything but.7At 555yards the Par 5 7th is the longest hole on the course. Whilst the landing zone off the tee is generous for most golfers, longer hitters need to be mindful of the heather cutt8The 8th hole is another Par 5 but at only 499yds , a good drive from the elevated tee can often serve up a birdie opportunity.9The 9th hole threads its way back downhill between the 5th and 8th holes. The fairway is only 35 yds wide and flanked down the left side by a lateral water hazard and trees down th10Headingley’s back nine boasts three wonderful and completely contrasting par 3s and at 184 yards and normally into the prevailing wind the 10th often provides the most testing te11The 11th hole is all about strategy. The tee shot normally played into the prevailing wind is demanding with the out of bounds fence close to the right. 12The 12th hole continues back into the prevailing wind and at 444yds can often only be reached in two by longer hitters.13Uphill par 3s need to be good and this short one-shotter at only 148yds from the back tee doesn’t disappoint. The green is perched on top of an old outcrop and the putting surfac14The 14th hole is a roller-coaster of a par 5 over undulating terrain. From an elevated tee a ditch needs to be avoided in order to find the fairway which gently climbs up between t15At 439 yards the 15th is a magnificent par 4 at the start of what is arguably the finest stretch of closing holes in the county. From the tee the downhill fairway falls away to the16A straightforward drive over the brow of a hill and avoiding three short fairway bunkers on the right will set up the wonderful approach to this famous Alister MacKenzie green.17Regarded by many as Headingley’s signature hole this downhill Alister MacKenzie par 3 sits perfectly in the shelter of this picturesque hillside. With five bunkers and the unmana18The final tee shot is both memorable and dramatic. From an elevated tee a 100 yard carry is required over a deep ravine and Adel Beck to reach a sloping fairway leading up to the c
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