Headingley Stadium will host a first of its kind golf experience this Autumn in collaboration with US based golf company, Stadium Golf Tour.
The new tour has been created to give golfers the opportunity to play in some of the most iconic stadia in the world, including now the home of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
For the ground-breaking event Headingley, will be transformed into a striking nine-hole golf course from Thursday, 5 October – Sunday 8 October, 2023.
Instead of just walking around the pitch, nine tee boxes will be specially constructed on raised platforms around the stadium bowl in the cricket ground. Golfers will then hit shots onto the related green situated on the pitch, with a self-scoring system from Eagle to Double Bogie, depending on how close to the hole they get, while others may just want to enjoy the shots and not keep score.
The format allows each golfer to witness the atmosphere of the stadium, while taking part in engaging and competitive golf for groups of up to eight at a time.
In addition to the nine-hole course, golfers will receive access to “The Clubhouse” and booking options will offer access to two state-of-the-art simulators, with a long drive and nearest the pin challenge, a chipping zone, and a long putt challenge. As well as the golf challenges, golfers will be able to enjoy a great selection of clubhouse classics and drinks.
“We are delighted to be the first cricket ground to be used in such an innovative manner. Headingley is jewel amongst cricket grounds and joins other iconic stadia such as Twickenham where a similar event is taking place this year in UK,” commented Tom Webster, a Business Development Manager at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Tom added: “We look forward to welcoming golfers to our renowned stadium and experiencing the hospitality we have on offer.”
“We are delighted to be taking Stadium Golf Tour to one of the country’s most historic cricket grounds” Michael Wiggins, president of the Stadium Golf Tour said. “It will be great to hear different shouts of Fore! ringing around the ground”.
There are two packages available including a special VIP Package.