Southport Golf Tours
Southport Golf Tours
Fantastic golf courses and great accommodation make Southport perfect for a golfing holiday.
With the most championship links courses in this area of the UK, Southport golf is of the highest quality and this area is regarded as ‘England’s Golf Coast’. Royal Birkdale will host The Open Championship in 2017. The 10th time this fantastic golf course has held golf’s biggest tournament. It is at the top of Southport’s golfing pedigree tree and is thought of as one the best links courses in the world.
But Southport’s reputation for being England’s Golf Coast is not just based on Royal Birkdale, it has lots more great championship courses within 15 minutes’ drive of Southport centre. Including Hillside, Formby, Formby ladies, Hesketh, Southport & Ainsdale, and West Lancashire Golf Clubs. All superb courses in their own right providing a great opportunity to test yourself on true links golf courses.
Why not make your Southport Golf Tours extra special and play a round with local golf Pro Peter Scott PGA?
Hillside Golf Club
Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, the home of “Englands Golf Coast”. The course forms part of England’s finest stretch of coastal links being adjacent to Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale with Formby Golf Club a few miles down the road. A true championship links, Hillside is proud to have been chosen to host Open Championship Final Qualifying each year from 2014, together with a superb track record in hosting the world’s major amateur events.
Hesketh Golf Club
Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885. The course is pre-dominantly links in nature and Championship golf has been played at Hesketh from the early days.
In addition to being a previous qualifying venue when The Open was played at nearby Royal Birkdale, Hesketh has hosted many other professional and amateur championships. Most recently, it hosted the Junior Open in 2008 and co-hosted the Amateur Championship with near-by Hillside in 2011.
Formby Golf Club
Formby Golf Club is a true championship links course unlike any other, founded in 1884. Running through mature sand dunes and pinewoods, the combination of well protected greens, undulating fairways and challenging tee shots signifies a course of magnificent contrasts.
Formby is one of the top links courses in the world and boasts amazing scenery, surprising tranquillity and a charming clubhouse; just some of the reasons why many visitors return year after year.
Few golfing destinations can rival Formby for the beauty of the course, the variety of the holes and it’s all year round playability. Formby is truly one of the world’s finest Championship links golf courses. Throw in spectacular scenery, a historic clubhouse, a wonderful restaurant with stunning panoramic views over the course and warm, welcoming bar, it’s little wonder this fabulous golf club seduces so easily.
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
A testing championship standard course and first class facilities, S&A – as it is widely and affectionately known, was founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century. Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club – Open Champions Venue for 2017
A testing championship standard course and first class facilities, S&A – as it is widely and affectionately known, was founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century.
Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained. The club has hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships including The British Ladies’ Open and The British Amateur. It remains a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and it has been voted by one golf magazine as among the top 50 courses in Great Britain.
The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze and profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide a challenging and immensely enjoyable day.
The spectacular clubhouse creates a splendid setting for unwinding after your Southport Golf Tours. The main lounge and patio to the front of the clubhouse provide stunning views across the course, including the 18th green and 1st tee.