Golf Southport - Golf Courses

There is a superb range of golf courses on "England's Golf Coast" from British Open venues to Open qualifiers and other challenging courses, golf in Southport has it all.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Featured Golf Course

The world famous Royal Birkdale does not need any introduction. Host to the British Open Golf Championship on many occasions it was recently voted by a major Golf magazine as the best course in England and the 4th best course in Britain. The course meanders through the sand dunes and each hole is different and memorable in it's own right. Playing Birkdale on a windy day is a real challenge for all golfers. This is a must play for all serious golfers. Read More >>

Hillside Golf Club

Hillside Golf Club
Featured Golf Course

Venue for the British Masters 2019, Hillside is situated adjacent to Royal Birkdale. It is often remarked that the second nine holes are comparable with any golf course in the world. An Open Qualifier, it is a tough but fair test of golf and with the Railway Line on your left, accuracy off the first tee is essential. Hillside celebrated it's centenary in 2011 and after your round a warm welcome awaits you in the recently refurbished clubhouse. Read More >>

Southport and Ainsdale

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Featured Golf Course

Southport and Ainsdale (S&A as it is known locally) is situated quite close to both Royal Birkdale and Hillside. Indeed some of the holes are only separated from Hillside by the Railway Line. Another Open Qualifier, S&A has hosted many top events including the Ladies British Open. At 6200 yards the course is not long but is still a tough test as the fairways are narrow and bordered by sand dunes. Read More >>

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa

Although only opened in 1996 Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa is already considered to be one of the finest golf resorts in the North of England. From January 2008 it has become a complete residential golf experience with a 62 bedroom 4*hotel, a 9 hole par 3 course, leisure club and spa facilities. The 18 hole course measures 6955 yards from the Championship tees and has already hosted a few prestigious golf tournaments including events on the Challenge and European Seniors tour.

Southport Old Links Golf Club

Southport Old Links Golf Club

Sitting alongside its illustrious neighbours, it may not be the biggest or best known golf club in Southport but it can certainly claim to be one of the oldest. It is a delightful 9 hole course and a true test of golf for all levels of handicappers. Surprisingly the alternate tees throughout the course give the impression of playing an 18 hole course and with a total 18 hole length of 6400 yards this is indeed a course of some significance and certainly not one to be underrated.

West Lancashire Golf Club

West Lancashire Golf Club

West Lancashire Golf Club claims fame as the oldest surviving golf club in the County of Lancashire and among the top ten oldest in England. It has been used as a British Open Qualifier on numerous occasions and is indeed a true Championship course as over 10 of the holes measure over 400 yards. It has a well earned reputation for being tough and challenging as the wind blowing in from the sea can provide serious tests for all levels of handicappers. The course measures 6768 yards and is certainly not a course to be taken lightly.

Formby Golf Club

Formby Golf Club

Formby Golf Club is part of the chain of magnificent golf courses which make up England’s Golf Coast. A truly superb golf course it has hosted many prestigious events including three British Amateur Championships and is of course a British Open Qualifier. The course is a mixture of links and parkland made up with undulating fairways and firm greens. It measures 6496 yards from the member’s tees and 7024 yards from the Championship tees. A warm welcome is always guaranteed in the clubhouse.

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Rather unusually Formby Ladies Golf Club is situated within the boundaries of Formby Golf Club. Founded in the 19th century, it is a delightful golf course and is suitable for all levels of handicappers. Formby Ladies also welcomes visitors and is open to visiting parties of both men and women.

Hesketh Golf Club

Hesketh Golf Club

Established in 1885 Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport. Situated at the Northern end of Southport, Hesketh is a mixture of links and parkland and has often been used as a British Open Qualifier and host to many county and national championships. This course is ideal for all levels of handicaps and is always recommended to play as part of your itinerary.

Royal Lytham Golf Club

Royal Lytham Golf Club
Featured Golf Course

Situated about 50 minutes drive from Southport, Royal Lytham Golf Club is also famous worldwide as a British Open venue. This pure links course has seen many famous names lift the famed Claret Jug including in recent times David Duval and Tom Lehman. If needed, transport can easily be arranged to take you and your party the short drive from Southport or Liverpool to play this outstanding golf course. Read More >>
(Photograph by Alan C Birch)

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool golf club has only very recently been welcomed back into the fold as a British Open Venue. The Championship was last played there in 2007 and was won by none other than Tiger Woods. Situated in Heswall on the Wirral Peninsula it is about a 50 minute drive from Southport and a 15 minute drive from Liverpool. A superb pure links course it is high on the playing list of many golf parties. Again, if needed, transport can easily be arranged.

Ormskirk Golf Club

Ormskirk Golf Club

Over the years this outstanding parkland course has been the venue for many British Open Championship qualifiers. It is situated just inland from Southport and is a 20 minute drive from Southport and about 35 minutes from Liverpool. The course can be described as being very fair to all levels of handicaps and is an absolute delight to play with wide fairways and beautifully manicured greens. Golf Southport highly recommends a round on this course.

Wallasey Golf Club

Wallasey Golf Club

Once described as “the diamond in the dunes” Wallasey is also known as being the home and origin of the stableford system which is used as a golf scoring system. Situated about 10 minutes from Liverpool city centre it is an Open Qualifier and a serious test of golf - especially when the wind blows!

Caldy Golf Club

Caldy Golf Club

Situated on the Wirral Peninsula, Caldy is a course with a lot of character. Both the course and the clubhouse enjoy stunning views over the Welsh Hills. It has an unusual mixture of parkland, links and cliff top holes that run alongside the sea and the Wirral Estuary. Golf Southport definitely would recommend this course as part of your golfing holidays in Southport.

St. Annes Old Links

St. Annes Old Links

Situated very close to it’s illustrious neighbour Royal Lytham, St. Annes Old Links at 6872 yards off the Championship tees is an excellent test of Golf for golfers of every level of handicap. It is a seaside links course with undulating fairways running through the sand dunes and is also used as an Open Qualifier for Royal Lytham St. Annes. Again, if needed, Golf Southport can arrange transport from your hotels in Southport to Lytham St. Annes.

Golf Tour Packages


Please Note: All packages are for Monday to Friday, based on 2 people sharing a room. The price will increase at weekends and will be subject to weekend availability.

The 3
Royals

  • Take the golfers ultimate dream tour and play Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham and Royal Liverpool plus 2 nights B&B
  • Price on request

The Championship Courses Tour

  • Play Hillside, Formby and
    Southport and Ainsdale
    plus 2 nights B&B
  • Price on request

Stay and play
at Formby Hall

  • 2 nights Dinner, B&B
    at Formby Hall
    plus 3 rounds of golf
  • Price on request

The Leisurely Option

  • Play Ormskirk + Hesketh + Formby Ladies plus 2 nights B&B
  • Price on request

Royal Invite

  • Play Royal Birkdale, West Lancashire and Hesketh plus 2 nights B&B
  • Price on request

Special Offer

  • Play Hesketh, Ormskirk and Southport Old Links plus 2 nights B&B
  • Price on request

Please Note: All packages are for Monday to Friday, based on 2 people sharing a room. The price will increase at weekends and will be subject to weekend availability.

Testimonials

Golf Southport Tours & Golf Holidays - Testimonials

"I recommend Golf Southport as your first and only stop for your dream golfing holiday in England's Golf Coast...great courses, great prices, great people to deal with!!"
Alan Hansen - Former captain of Liverpool FC, Scotland International, and BBC Match of the Day football pundit (golf handicap 3)

Golf Southport Tours & Golf Holidays - Testimonials

"I would like to thank you for all the work you have taken upon yourselves on our behalf. It has been a pain free exercise this year due to your expertise. All we have to do is turn up and enjoy the golf"
Tony Byrne - Party of 8 golfers from Southern Ireland

Golf Southport Tours & Golf Holidays - Testimonials

"We were all delighted with the trip. Used restaurant Auberge a couple of times and liked it. We also met John Smith in the bar of the hotel and we all had lots of his ale. :) Loved the golf. Asked one of the lads if he would drop a course in order to include S&A and he said no - we should play four days the next time. All in all a wonderful trip."
Pat Neville

Golf Southport Tours & Golf Holidays - Testimonials

"Great trip, thank you for everything. Hotel was great too."
Bali Singh

Golf Southport Tours & Golf Holidays - Testimonials

"Just to say the whole thing from start to finish was just exceptional so thanks again for all your help. From sunstroke potential at Ormskirk to lashing rain and 60mph gusts of wind at Hesketh it was the true links experience :-) The Hotel was spot on, the rooms were comfortable, breakfast excellent and staff very friendly. We were made to feel incredibly welcome everywhere we went."
Chris Maylin