Digital publishing specialists Sports Publications have completed work on an expansive new website for one of England’s most prestigious golf clubs.
The new Alwoodley website pays due tribute to the Leeds heathland’s famous designer. The great Dr Alister MacKenzie, the creator of Augusta National, began his architectural career in this special corner of West Yorkshire.
Alwoodley will always be his spiritual home and the new site brings to life the special heathland course he created in 1907 to the north of Leeds via a range of visual assets.
“On behalf of Alwoodley GC, we’re delighted to take ownership of our new website,” said Richard Weeks, Alwoodley’s secretary manager. “As well looking visually excellent, the site is incredibly user friendly meaning a number of staff members & club officials can simply login and make changes. We look forward to making the most of the site for both member and visitor use over the years to come.”
The stylish site features fantastic hole-by-hole video flyovers, high-quality photography and beautifully drawn illustrations of each hole.
It also offers visitors an in-depth read on the history of the club, which dates back to 1907.
The site is effectively two in one with club members able to access a wealth of information and features by logging in.
They can contact fellow members, book tee times and access the latest club news.
“We are very proud of the new site, which was a labour of love, and we hope it pays due tribute to Alwoodley’s proud MacKenzie heritage,” said Dan Murphy, Sports Publications’ content director.
“The brief was to celebrate the club’s history and make a strong visual statement, so that golfers the world over can appreciate what a special course and club Alwoodley is to visit.
“At the same time, Alwoodley is predominantly a members’ club and the club wanted to enhance the member experience so we did a lot of work to add functionality with features like a calendar, online tee booking, the ability for committee members to post blogs and a clear way of displaying the club’s rules and by-laws,” he said.
Visit Alwoodley’s new website at alwoodleygolfclub.com