Marriott Hollins Hall

Europe / United Kingdom

The Brief

  • To design a golf course as part of a major hotel development for Marriott set amongst 200 acres of Yorkshire Moorland, with views across Baildon Moor and the Aire Valley.
  • The golf course must fit within the existing landscape character and be designed in such a way as to reduce visual intrusion from important local view points.

The Course

  • The course features two contrasting landscape characters. The front nine is on higher ground and has an open, moorland feel which can provide a serious test. The back nine sits lower in the valley and has some particularly scenic holes, particularly the 14th, which is overlooked by the Shipley to Guisley viaduct railway line.
  • The course was designed with very little earth movement to ensure it sits sympathetically within the site. As far as possible the existing field boundaries were respected and tree planting replicated surrounding woodland groupings. Grass faced bunkers were also used to reduce the visual impact of sand.


  • The course opened in 1999 and has hosted several professional events, including the EuroPro Tour on four occasions.

Course Stats

  • Client: Whitbread Hotels
  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Length: 6671 yards, Par: 71

Contact Details

Hollins Hill, Baildon
Shipley, West Yorkshire
BD17 7QW, England
T: +44(0) 1274 530053
F: +44(0) 1274 534251