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Complimentary

April - May 2011

How to find... Your guide to courses in the North West, including directions for locating each one

Featured Course Pleasington Golf Club, one of the best tests of golf in the North West of England

Plus Features, Latest news, Costa del Sol...

NORTH WEST & CUMBRIA


NORTH WEST & CUMBRIA REGION COMPETITIONS

21st April 2011

20th May 2011

17th June 2011

28th July 2011

HAZEL GROVE

PLEASINGTON

Preston GC

THE MERE

12th August 2011

19th August 2011

16th September 2011

6th October 2011

SILLOTH GC

HERONS REACH

CLITHEROE GC

FORMBY HALL

£75 per pair

£75 per pair

£75 per pair

£75 per pair

£75 per pair

£75 per pair

£95 per pair

£80 per pair

To enter any of the above North West & Cumbria region competitions contact: Telephone: 07885 748415 or email us at: competitions@golfguidepublications.com You can also send an entry form by post using the application form in this magazine

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST REGION COMPETITIONS

4th May 2011

16th June 2011

14th July 2011

27th July 2011

MOOR ALLERTON

RIPON CITY

MIDDLESBROUGH

MOORTOWN

>> Sold Out <<

£50 per pair

£50 per pair

£50 per pair

12th August 2011

21st September 2011

12th October 2011

HULL GC

ILKLEY GC

KP CLUB

£50 per pair

£50 per pair

£50 per pair

To enter any of the above Yorkshire & North East region competitions contact: Telephone: Dennis Chadwick-Rayner: 07795 182 359 or Paul Miller: 07748 326 160. Email us at: competitions@golfguidepublications.com Or send an entry form by post using the application form in this magazine


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Join us on The Golf Guide Tour for the chance to win a golf trip to the Costa del Sol! Format is Pairs better ball stableford, and the winners from each event are invited to the final on the Costa del Sol in November 2011, including a 3 night stay at the 4 star Tamisa Hotel Mijas incl Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf at Mijas, Santana and El Chaparral. NEXT EVENTS IN THE NORTH WEST & CUMBRIA REGION 21st April 2011 at Hazel Grove Golf Club & 20th May 2011 at Pleasington Golf Club. Entry only ÂŁ75 per pair (Discount for members). Includes: Tea/ coffee & bacon roll on arrival, soup & sandwiches afterwards. Nearest the pin, longest drive and amazing prize table. The winning pair receive a 4 day trip to Spain.

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Welcome Issue 7. April - May 2011

010 News & Features 028 Featured Course 048 Cheshire 078 Greater Manchester 092 Lancashire 110 Merseyside 130 Cumbria 138 Costa del Sol

Welcome to the North West & Cumbria Golf Guide Welcome to the latest edition of the North West & Cumbria Golf Guide, a magazine designed to help local and National golfers select and find the course they wish to play in the North West of England. It gives each golf club the chance to showcase their course and facilities with superb photography and enough information to wet the appetite of any golfer or group of golfers who wish to visit. The Noth West Golf Guide is brought to you by Golf Guide Publications using a formula which has proved a huge success on the Costa del Sol for the past 5 years and with recent additions in Ireland and Yorkshire, further regions will be added accross the UK over the next 2 years. This bi-monthly magazine features local and international news items, with specialist editorial on a select number of courses each month. Including useful information and directions to the course, these editorials are the chance for each club to highlight themselves and detail any offers and deals they have running during that period.

The magazine is split into 5 areas. Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire & Cumbria. These areas are colour coded, containing a map highlighting where each course can be found. Whilst our early editions will feature a number of the courses in each region, this will increase issue by issue. A full golf course listing is also featured in the magazine, containing the address, telephone number, email and website of every golf course in the North West of England. The Golf Guide is aimed at golfers of all levels from professionals, club players, beginners and societies. We hope that you will find this free publication an enjoyable read, and a must for choosing your golfing calendar of events in the North West for 2011. The next issue will be available from all golf clubs, select golf shops, driving ranges and hotels from the beginning of June. Happy golfing from all at the North West Golf Guide!

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EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS

Europe on top of the world The last time it happened was in March 1992, but the seemingly unparalleled achievement of Europe’s previous golden generation in occupying the top four positions in the Official World Golf Ranking was recently equalled by a new and massively ambitious band of brothers.

Suddenly, Kaymer is all the rage in his native Germany, where the major newspapers trumpeted the 26 year old from Düsseldorf as ‘our new golfing giant’ and a ‘golfing titan’ who has taken over the mantle of Tiger Woods. Following on from The European Tour’s season of outstanding achievement in 2010, Europe’s finest continue to draw inspiration from the Major Championship victories by McDowell and Kaymer as well as a thrilling Ryder Cup victory in Wales. Only 14 players have scaled the ultimate pinnacle and become Number One in the near 25 year history of the World Ranking. Now Europeans have filled that prized position for the past 18 weeks with first Westwood and now Kaymer sitting proudly on the summit. Martin Kaymer. ©TaylorMade

For Ian Woosnam, Sir Nick Faldo, José Maria Olazábal and Seve Ballesteros, now read Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald & Graeme McDowell. It seems that success does, indeed, breed success as first Kaymer replaced Westwood as official World Number One for the first time and then Donald defeated the German in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship to climb to a career-high third place.

In the Official World Golf Ranking published for Week 11 - 13th March 2011, Europeans account for six of the first eight places (Paul Casey seventh and Rory McIlroy eighth) while no fewer than ten Europeans and 12 European Tour Members in total, including South Africans Ernie Els and Retief Goosen, are filling slots within the top 20. Donald, who succeeded fellow Englishman Ian Poulter as the latest winner of a prestigious World Golf Championship, expressed his belief that last year’s achievements have acted as a spur for the rest of The European Tour.


EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS

“Suddenly, Kaymer is all the rage in his native Germany, where the major newspapers trumpeted the 26 year old from Düsseldorf as ‘our new golfing giant’...”

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EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS

“The World Ranking makes very nice reading right now, for me and a lot of other Europeans.” Graeme McDowell

“Having your peers doing exceptionally well does give you inspiration” declared the 33 year old, who beat Kaymer 3 and 2 in Arizona just 24 hours after his Ryder Cup team-mate had been anointed as World Number One. “It’s a motivator and hopefully we can all keep pushing each other forward.” He continued: “European golfers have enjoyed a purple patch in the world game lately and it’s great to see. Having Lee as World Number One a few months ago was great, and now we have Martin up there and Graeme’s been playing well and I am just delighted to be a part of it. “It’s a great feeling to keep this WGC title in English hands. To jump six places in the Ranking from ninth to third feels incredible and in terms of my work ethic and wanting it, I feel I deserve it. It’s fun for the players and fun for the fans as well.”

Almost exactly 25 years since the Official World Golf Ranking came into existence, Germany can lay claim to the first and most recent Number One. In April 1986 it was the redoubtable Langer who captured the coveted Number One spot and stayed there for a further two weeks. Now, Germany’s newest golfing superstar enjoys the view from the top at the age of 26 and Kaymer insisted: “It is great to have four Europeans at the top of the World Ranking and even better to see my name right at the top of the list.” “It makes me very proud as a European but most of all a German. For so long, Tiger (Woods) and Phil (Mickelson) have been Numbers One and Two, so it’s great for us to change that. Lee, Luke and Graeme have all played consistently well for the past few seasons so hopefully we can stay up the Ranking for a little while yet.” Kaymer admitted that the enormity of his

achievement has not quite sunk in yet. He said: “You might have to ask me in a month! I am going to enjoy it for however long it lasts although it doesn’t feel real at the moment.” McDowell, the US Open Champion, admitted: “The World Ranking makes very nice reading right now, for me and a lot of other Europeans. If someone had told me that at some point in my career I would be World Number Four I’d be very proud and that’s exactly how I am feeling right now.” Certainly the world order has changed considerably since 1992, when the soon-to-be Masters Champion Woosnam led the pack from Faldo, Olazábal and Ballesteros with Langer in sixth position behind Fred Couples. That week, the top 50 consisted of 27 Americans, 12 Europeans and 11 from the rest of the world. Recently the breakdown shows an equal number of Europeans and Americans.


EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS

“European golfers have enjoyed a purple patch in the world game lately and it’s great to see.” Luke Donald

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PLAYER INTERVIEW


PLAYER INTERVIEW

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Lee Westwood Interview One of the world’s best golfers, Lee Westwood, was recently appointed a brand ambassador for Druh Belts & Buckles, a stylish yet funky range of belts that was founded by Yorkshireman and former European and Asian Tour professional Simon Hurd.

A long-time friend of Lee, Simon recently caught up with the man from Worksop as he embarked on the 2011 season as the man on the top of the golfing world. SH: How has life changed for you since you became the number one golfer in the world? LW: It has changed quite significantly because it wasn’t until I reached number one that I fully appreciated what went with the title. Before I always considered that I was representing myself, but now I am representing the game and I have to be careful what I say and do so as not to bring it into disrepute. SH: Will your 2011 schedule be much the same, trying to fit in all the US and European Tour events plus other business commitments? LW: With one or two tweaks here and there, my schedule is fairly well set in stone year on year. I consider myself a world golfer so I try to balance everything between Europe, America and everywhere else.

SH: As for all your travelling, has the opportunity to make use of private jets changed everything for you? LW: Flying private occasionally does take the hassle out of travel, but commercial travel has improved enormously in the 16 or 17 years I’ve been on the road. SH: Roughly - How many air miles do you clock up each year? LW: I’ve never really sat down and worked that one out but it won’t be far off 100,000 miles and possibly more. SH: Do you have to carry on working in the air? Or are you just relaxing ...calls, twitter etc...? LW: Flying time is relaxing time and it’s when I can disappear into my own world. I am a Twitter fan and love the banter, particularly with my fellow pros. SH: Do you have a favourite destination? LW: Sandy Lane, Barbados.

SH: Travelling so much, you’re obviously crossing a lot more time zones which will take more of a toll on your body. Is this another reason why you have spent so much time on your fitness regime? LW: You get used to the travel after a time, but being fit and healthy does have its benefits in every aspect of my life. SH: What key changes have you made to your diet - nutrient balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats etc.? LW: I actually haven’t had to adjust a great deal. I just eat sensibly and not quite as much as I used to. All the gym work helps burn off any excesses. SH: How much stronger and fitter do you think you are now, from a year ago? LW: I’m not much fitter or stronger than I was a year, but there is no comparison with my body today to what it was five years ago. And I’m sure my fitness has been reflected in my results.

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PLAYER INTERVIEW

Lee’s favourite destination, Sandy Lane, Barbados. Images© kevinmurraygolfphotography.com

“It’s something I’m very proud of and I’m delighted to be able to give something back to a sport that has given me so much.”

SH: How do you stay mentally strong? Do you believe in having a sports psychologist? LW: I’ve probably spent no more than two hours with sports psychologists throughout my entire career. If other players find them useful then that’s up to them, but I am quite happy doing my own thing. I’ve always been fairly strong mentally. SH: You love your football [Nottingham Forest fan]. How do you rate their chances of getting back to the Premiership? LW: A lot of things need to happen for Forest to get back into the Premiership, but hopefully everything will come together soon although my chances of ever playing on the left wing for them are probably over. SH: What’s your favourite golf course in the UK and the rest of the world? LW: Worksop Golf Club twinned with Pebble Beach.

SH: Is golf course design something that you might get involved in one day? LW: Absolutely. I try not to get involved in too much business wise apart from playing, but when I start to branch out this is one area I’d love to get more involved in. SH: Tell us a bit about The Lee Westwood Golf School. LW: It’s something I’m very proud of and I’m delighted to be able to give something back to a sport that has given me so much. Hopefully, we’ll get some graduates who will go on and do what my ISM colleague Louis Oosthuizen did after leaving the Ernie Els Foundation. SH: You must be proud to see all your Juniors working hard on their game. Any that we might be watching on TV in the future? LW: The number of good young players coming through never fails to delight and surprise me... and particularly as many of them are English.

SH: How does it feel knowing that golfers, especially the youngsters, are now inspired by Lee Westwood? LW: If I’m an inspiration then I’m very proud. I’ve always tried to encourage youngsters because I got plenty of help when I was a teenager. SH: Finally - tell us a bit about HOOF IT and your interest in horse racing. LW: The sport of kings has always been one of my favourite pastimes and I have an interest or a leg in several four-legged friends. You can’t beat a good day at the races as long as you’re with the right company and back a few winners.


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Lee Westwood celebrating his European Tour Race to Dubai victory in 2009

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FASHION NEWS

Druh Earns its Stripes for 2011 “The brand new buckles feature a combination of two-colour enamel stripes and the ‘db’ insignia...”

Druh Belts & Buckles has earned its stripes for 2011 with the introduction of another range of buckles to complement its myriad of belts in leather and snakeskin in every conceivable colour.

The brand new buckles feature a combination of two-colour enamel stripes and the ‘db’ insignia that makes Druh Belts & Buckles instantly recognisable. “When testing the prototypes of the doublestripe Druh buckles amongst the Tour players, we were overwhelmed by the positive reaction they created,” comments Simon Hurd, former Tour pro and founder of Druh Belts & Buckles. “This range is very different from anything else on the market and the buckles have really captured the imagination of the pros who have been matching them up to their football teams and their country of birth. The yellow and blue buckle for example has proved really popular with the Swedes. “As well as looking smart, some of the unusual colour combinations that have been used in the striped belts are extremely eye-catching and work well with the wide range of colours that our belts come in.”

Druh, who signed up one of golf’s hottest stars, Lee Westwood, as a brand ambassador earlier in the year, boasts a wide selection of funky, yet stylish buckles from the original ‘db’ range in brushed nickel, gold and silver to oval-shaped buckles with coloured ceramic infills as well as glitzy diamante designs and ceramic flower buckles in feminine hues for the ladies. Already the number one belt on both the European and Asian Tours, the new range of brightly striped buckles is likely to further extend the appeal of Druh Belts & Buckles. The recent victory in February by Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn in the Qatar Masters by four shots, wearing one of Druh’s latest striped belt buckles, has further reinforced the perception that the stylish belt range is the ‘Choice of Champions’ for golfers around the world. For more information visit: www.druhbeltsandbuckles.com


ENTRY FORM Join us on The Golf Guide Tour for the chance to win a golf trip to the Costa del Sol. Format is Pairs better ball stableford, and the winners from each event are invited to the final on the Costa del Sol in November 2011, including a 3 night stay at a 4 star hotel including Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf at Mijas, Santana and El Chaparral. Please complete and post this application form to us, and we look forward to welcoming you on The Golf Guide Tour!

NORTH WEST & CUMBRIA APPLICATIONS

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST APPLICATIONS

If you are applying for one of the events below, please send this entry form to: North West Golf Guide Ltd, 6 Keats Lane , Wincham Cheshire CW9 6PP

If you are applying for one of the events below, please send this entry form to: Yorkshire & North East Golf Guide, 4 Moon Hill Court, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3ES

Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email: Call: 07885 748415 Email: competitions@golfguidepublications.com

Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email: Dennis Chadwick-Rayner: 07795 182 359 or Paul Miller 07748 326 160 Email: competitions@golfguidepublications.com

DATE

COURSE

PRICE PER PAIR*

DATE

COURSE

PRICE PER PAIR*

21-04-2011

Hazel Grove

£75

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04-05-2011

Moor Allerton

SOLD OUT

20-05-2011

Pleasington Golf Club

£75

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16-06-2011

Ripon City

£50

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17-06-2011

Preston Golf Club

£75

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14-07-2011

Middlesbrough

£50

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28-07-2011

The Mere

£95

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27-07-2011

Moortown

£80

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12-08-2011

Silloth Golf Club

£75

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12-08-2011

Hull Golf Club

£60

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19-08-2011

De Vere Herons Reach

£75

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21-09-2011

Ilkley

£60

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16-09-2011

Clitheroe Golf Club

£75

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12-10-2011

KP Club

£40

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06-10-2011

Formby Hall

£80

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*Discounts are available for members of the respective golf clubs

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LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR NEWS

Alison Nicholas 2011 Solheim Cup Captain With just months remaining until the biennial match at Killeen Castle in Ireland, Europe’s Solheim Cup captain speaks about Annika, attitude and bringing the trophy home. It’s going to be fantastic to be at home and be the home captain. The home advantage with the support of the fans is going to be huge for us. I know a lot of people that are coming to the event. There’s a big group from Yorkshire, a group from Cheshire and then the Irish supporters will be fantastic because they are so passionate about the game and so it is going to be tremendous for the European team. It will be great going to the Kraft Nabisco Championship at the end of March. I’m going to see Annika, who is one of my vice-captains, to chat to her and connect with as many players as possible. I’m also going to the Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup, Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, Evian Masters presented by Société Genérale, the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the AIB Ladies Irish Open. I’ll be connecting with the players that make the automatic spots and watching various players that I’m interested in, in terms of my captain’s picks. I will just see how the players perform under pressure and if their game suits Killeen. It’s the whole team. My picks will be players that are in form more than anything. I’m due to discuss everything with Annika at the Kraft Nabisco Championship to get her input and thoughts about the team and Captain’s picks. Twitter. Annika suggested that I go on Twitter which I have done but I do not perhaps write on it enough. I will make a greater effort over the next seven months as the

main run of activities start building up. Annika is very good at the business side and need to take a leaf out of her book. European winners. I am confident that the Europeans will win many tournaments this season and I know the girls are really up for The Solheim Cup, so this should be an exciting season for all to watch as all the players prepare to play their way into the European side. Underdogs. I do think that we are the underdogs again if you look at the two potential sides on paper in relation to the world rankings, the Americans have a very, very good side and we can never underestimate them and it is going to be a tough match. We proved last time that we can compete right up there with them and we have a bunch of exciting young players coming through so it is going to be exciting. I don’t feel the heat. I feel much more relaxed about my captaincy this time because I have experienced what it is like in the heat of Solheim week in that role. So I know what to expect which helps enormously, however I will not take my foot off the pedal and will still prepare as well as last time but in a much more relaxed fashion. Singles. I will be talking to all the players and tapping into my Vice-Captains’ ideas relating to the singles and see what we can come up with. The past is for reference: nothing more. It does not shape the future so we need to move on and not get stuck there.


ENTRY FORM

28th April 2011

Please indicate the event(s) you are interested in with a tick ✔ DATE

COURSE

PRICE PER PLAYER

28-04-2011

Caldy Golf Club

£24

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Pryor’s Hayes

£14

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12-05-2011

Heysham Golf Club

11-08-2011

Herons Reach

06-06-2011

£12 £12

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(Discounts are available for members of the respective golf clubs)

Name:.................................................................................................................... Address:............................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................

E-mail Address:.................................................................................................

Daytime Telephone:........................................................................................ Evening Telephone:.........................................................................................

Golf Club Member? ..................................Handicap:..................................

Caldy Golf Club 12th May 2011

HEYSHAM GOLF CLUB 6th June 2011

Pryor’s Hayes GOLF CLUB 11th August 2011

De Vere Herons Reach

Format: Pairs Better Ball Competitions

1st Prize Golf Spa Package for 2 at a De Vere Hotel

Prizes for 2nd, 3rd, Nearest pins & Longest drive from GOLFINO

PRIZE DRAWS AND VOUCHERS FOR ALL PLAYERS

Name of Club:....................................................................................................

Send this entry form to: North West Golf Guide Ltd,

Reg Office 112-114 Witton Street, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 5NW

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Regional News

Charity Golf Day At Royal Liverpool Golf Club

What if you could save a child’s life and play a round of golf on the same day?

According to spokesperson Clive McLaren, one hundred lucky Golfers will be playing 18 Holes on the 3rd June 2011 at the Championship Links Course in Hoylake on the Wirral Coast. Royal Liverpool has been particularly generous in allowing this event to take over their Club for the day as well as hosting a 3 course meal for the golfers in the evening. This special event is being managed by a team from St Luke’s Methodist Church, Hoylake; which already sponsors 40 children in the slums of Addis Ababa through national charity, Compassion UK. They will use the money raised to improve the appalling conditions these children and their families have to live in. A maximum of 25 teams of ‘handicap’ golfers will compete for a range of prizes including a brand new car, a golfing holidays and Callaway Irons. The closing date for booking is the 1st

May 2011, on a first come first served basis. Companies and Golf Courses particularly in the North West region are being offered a chance to send their golfers and to sponsor the event. Several Tees and 4 man teams have already been pledged by friends of the organisers. The Charity Event’s slogan, ‘What if you could change a child’s life forever and play a game of golf on the same day?’ links the golfer’s enjoyment and the desperate plight of these children perfectly. Golfers are renowned for supporting worthwhile causes; but it will be a real bonus to do just that on such a famous course. The Royal Liverpool has hosted the British Open 8 times since 1907 and will do so again in 2014. In 2006 Tiger Woods won his third British Open here against formidable competitors; claiming a massive £720,000

1st prize! In sharp contrast, most workers in Ethiopia earn less than £1 per day! £130 per person includes the following: - A round of 18 holes (Stapleford Comp shot gun start) as part of a 4 man team. - Maximum of 25 teams competing. - 3 course meal in the dining room of the Club in the evening. - Entry into the ‘Hole in One’ competition with a chance to win the following*: 1st Hole in one. A brand new car. (value and model yet to be chosen) 2nd. Golfing Holiday in France 3rd. Set of ‘Callaway Irons’ 4th. Weekend golfing break in France *Please note these prizes are awarded on the basis of verifiable evidence of winning within the competition rules and are at the discretion of the sponsors. The allocated prizes are also related to the minimum distances from particular holes.

For more information and entries contact: St Lukes Church / Golf Day. c/o Clive McLaren, 15 Alderley Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH472AT Telephone: 0151 632 6252 or Email: babblemac@hotmail.com


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Fashion NEWS

GOLFINO

Brand Identity Milestones in a story about quality and good taste...

Celebrates 25th Anniversary

1986 The founding year: Christel and Bernd Kirsten start creating and selling high-quality knitwear made in Italy with great attention to detail. 1987 GOLFINO invents a new fashion of large and small pictures preciously embroidered on high-quality yarns. 1990 GOLFINO are the first to create well matched head-to-toe outfits for golfers. 1991 GOLFINO invents the Windstopper Sweater for Golf setting the course for constant technical innovation. 1994 GOLFINO products are now sold throughout Europe. 1996 First small GOLFINO store opened in Hamburg. 1999 First golf wear company to offer a shop-inshop concept with regular replenishment. 2001 GOLFINO introduces into golf wear five seasonal collections (Cruise, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) per year. 2005 GOLFINO now has own stores in 12 European countries. 2006 Europe`s market leader in golf wear.

“25 Years of Elegance in Sport” – with this motto, GOLFINO AG is celebrating its anniversary in 2011. For a quarter of a century, GOLFINO has been providing its sophisticated customers with exclusive sportswear, which combines high-tech functionality with an elegant, sporting style. The company was founded in 1986 and has continuously grown to become the European market leader for golfwear. Even today, GOLFINO is still a brand that stands for stylish elegance in the world of sport and offers customers a wide range of clothing,

as well as numerous accessories and bags. “We make the highest demands of our products and our incentive is to interpret innovative materials and design trends in the elegant, sporting style of GOLFINO, because our customers trust us to do so”, says the company’s founder and CEO Dr. Bernd Kirsten, who manages GOLFINO AG together with his wife, Christel Kirsten. This special combination doesn’t just cater to the tastes of the original golfing target group, but also represents the current trend in linking fashionable sportswear with high-tech functionality.

2007 Young collections of G+ by GOLFINO and Junior, as well as Accessories are added to the range. 2009 Online shop with 24/7 shopping first in golf wear. Launch of Fragrance range. Still family owned business upholding values of taste, extra quality and reliability. Beginning of expansion to Korea. 2011 25th anniversary of the company, entitled “25 Years of Elegance in Sport”. GOLFINO remains a family run business and the Kirstens personally ensure that the products meet the high quality standards.


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PRO TIP

The horse before the cart By Paul Eales Have you ever thought about how many ways you can improve your golfing performance? A new driver or putter perhaps? Maybe even a course of lessons from the Professional at the local club. Can you think of any others? Read on and find out what I discovered only recently. It has always fascinated me when coaching or listening to coaches how in the vast majority of cases the coach always expects the student to move their body in a manner as instructed. Why is this the case? Surely we all are individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. We all have different ranges of movement and flexibility and we are all probably carrying some form of injury that we may not even know about. If we agree that this is true then surely we should have our movement and the mechanics of our bodies checked out by a specialist therapist before we embark on changing how we swing the golf club. More than likely we are all swinging the club in a way that our brain has worked out is the easiest and least painful. This may not necessarily be the most effective way to hit the best shots.

Contact Paul Eales Email: paul.eales@talk21.com or call: 07801 477 348

If we are being coached with internal messages, that is, concentrating on what the body is doing to swing the club then our physical limitations may frustrate us as we struggle to get into a desired position to hit a shot.

hitting the ball further than he did. After watching him play and hit I too was confused as he was definitely delivering the golf club in a very strong and correct manner.

Working with and watching DR John Brazier of Kore Therapy in St Annes has been a fascinating experience. I have observed his amazing muscle testing techniques designed to detect any obvious or previously unknown injuries that have inhibited patients from ever reaching their full potential in golf.

I consulted Dr John knowing that this was not a golf technique issue. Within five minutes Dr John had discovered that my student was operating at approximately 50 to 70% of his power due to a problem with his neck. After about 20 minutes of treatment and more testing we left to check if the treatment had made any improvement to the power and control of his shots. What we saw was an amazing increase in the power of his swing that was now delivering the club head at speeds of 116mph and ball speeds approaching 170mph. As you can imagine we were both delighted to say the least at the sudden improvement in my studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance.

One such person was a golf professional and a student of mine. He was a former rugby player before taking to golf and was used to spending time in the gym lifting weights. He came to me for help complaining of lack of distance and control over his shots. He felt that being so strong he should have been

There is no way I, as a coach, could have made such a huge difference in my students power and performance. So I would recommend you put the horse before the cart and have your well-being checked before you embark on a series of lessons to change and improve your golf swing.

However, if our thoughts are external, that is, concentrating on how the club swings then the body should be able to react to that in its own way providing there is a decent range of movement. Either way we need to know if we are healthy enough to play better golf.


The Golf Guide Tour Society Day

The “TommyT” JUNIOR GOLF TOUR

& Short Game Skills Challenge

Morecambe Golf Club

NORTH WEST REGION

Tuesday 31st May 2011 A new National Junior Golf Tour, exclusive to Boys and Girls aged from 4-11 years, will stage it’s inaugural event in the North West region at the ‘award winning’ Pryors Hayes Golf Club on Tuesday 31st May. Competitors will play a 9, 6 or 4-hole tournament dependant on their age group with shortened tee positions. The format will be a gross Stableford competition within age groups.

Friday, 6th May 2011

Prior to the tournament there will be a Short Game Skills Challenge competition. Tour Organiser, Roger Shutt, an experienced Specialist Junior Golf Coach commented,

Pairs Betterball Competition

“More and more children aged under 12 are starting golf nowadays and unfortunately there aren’t enough tournaments for them to compete in against other children of the same age. We intend to run a series of similar events around the North West region before taking it to other areas to search for the best youngsters in the country!”

Includes 18 holes, coffee & bacon rolls Huge Prize Table

Teetimes from 9:30 a.m. available

Entry only £20 p.p.

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Exclusive for Boys & Girls aged from 4-11 years Age Group Categories:- 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 years

For further information or to request an entry form please contact Roger Shutt Email: englishgolfstars@googlemail.com Telephone: 07735 421306 Web: www.golfstars.co.uk


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Pleasington Golf Club One of the best tests of golf in the North West of England

Pleasington is without doubt one of the best tests of golf in the North West of England with a superb layout, being part parkland and part heathland in character with some heather. The course is a regular venue for County matches and has hosted numerous prestigious competitions. These include top class amateur events and The Open Regional Qualifying returning annually again to Pleasington for 6 years from 2004.

Pleasington Golf Club was established in 1891 and opened as a nine-hole course. Set in some 142 acres of delightful East Lancashire open countryside, it was laid out with a hole cutter, hole guards and flags by George Lowe, the professional at Lytham St.Annes, at the invitation of Mr Fred T. Marwood (see photo) of Pleasington Lodge. In 1909 Alexander â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandyâ&#x20AC;? Herd was invited to plan the extension of the course to a full 18 holes. Sandy was the professional

at Fixby Golf Club near Huddersfield. He had a fine reputation as a golf course architect and he was a very good golfer, having won the Open in 1902. He examined the land over the railway and made proposals for 8 holes on what was then known as the North Course, which with an extra hole on the original South Course, made up the first 18-hole course of about 5,000 yards. At the same time, the Club also built


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the first clubhouse, which was the scene of a fine dinner on Saturday 4th February 1911. The course has undergone many changes in subsequent years, and still continues to develop. Most recently, new blue championship tees have been opened on several holes, in particular extending the length of the 3rd, 8th and 17th holes, and creating a spectacular new blue tee high on the hill for the 12th hole. The Centenary book “Pleasington Golf Club 1891 - 1991” compiled and edited by Roland C. Peagram (past Captain 1987 and Vice President) gives much detail of the history of the Club. This wonderful development, has given Pleasington Golf Club a clubhouse and facilities that are commensurate with the Club’s championship course. The Clubhouse includes a number of comfortable bars and lounges, together with a snooker room, and a restaurant which can comfortably accommodate 80 guests. Pleasington Golf Club has a reputation for first class catering and an excellent wine list. The bar is well stocked, including best quality local beers and some fine top-shelf Malt Whiskies for that special celebration.

You can be sure you will have a day out to remember at Pleasington Golf Club. Pleasington Golf Club has superb practice facilities including a large grass practice ground, practice bunker, chipping areas and two putting greens. These provide a perfect learning environment. Ged Furey is a highly respected PGA Qualified Instructor. He takes personal pride in the development of excellence, and teaches many tour pro’s, club professionals and top amateurs, including Martyn Hamer, who he has coached from beginner through to becoming an England boys international. Ged has the desire, and the knowledge to bring out the best in your game! Come along and learn from someone who has played at the top level. Pleasington welcomes visitors either as individuals, with organised parties, or through the many open competitions that are held each year. The club caters for Visiting Parties Monday to Friday (subject to availability)¨ but

can take individual bookings with prior arrangements made either through the Pro Shop or the Secretary’s Office. The Secretary can provide details of superb golf packages, which offer a variety of facilities and prices to accommodate every need. Pleasington can cater for the small, medium or large visiting party. Set in 140 acres of rolling wooded countryside and with many holes in individual valleys, this most picturesque of courses offers a tough challenge of golf, even to the best golfers. Our superb facilities include • Unrivalled scenic views • Dining facilities which can accommodate over 80 guests • Well-equipped new changing rooms • Comfortable bars and lounges A Tee Time can be made from 10am through to 12 noon and 2pm through to 4pm, with the exception of Friday when afternoon times start from 2.15 Booking can be made online at www.pleasington-golf.co.uk or via the Professional on 01254 201630.

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Herons’ Reach Undergone a £7m refurbishment

De Vere Village Herons’ Reach has just recently undergone a £7m refurbishment of the resort. In addition to the PGA Academy the resort can now offer luxury Spa days from the Healthworks Spa. Transform yourself in the state of the art Health & Fitness club which includes the latest equipment from Technogym, dine in the fabulous victory pub & claret jug or Buca Di Beppo Italian American restaurant, Sample the latest technology from the NEW golf shop or treat yourself to a skinny latte and blueberry muffin from our STABUCKS coffee shop. To ensure you experience the whole journey why don’t you just stay overnight in one of our newly appointed bedrooms which include a 32” flat screen, Ipod docking stations and sleepeezee mattresses. Don’t delay, come and sample this new destination today. Call 01253 838866 for further details.

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5* luxury - sleeping 6-8 very comfortably Great for Family and Golf holidays Private 6-man hot-tub 35sq.m purpose built Putting Green Fantastic views over the Par 3 12th hole of the Nicklaus Design Golf Course and surrounding mountain range Each Villa has it’s own beautiful private Swimming pool & external Table Tennis table Fabulous large outdoor terraced areas, inc. 2 in-built BBQs per villa 42” LCD Television with Sky Sports & UK channels PS3, Broadband Internet, Wireless laptop Villas have EVERYTHING you need from hair straighteners to golf clubs enabling you to take advantage of the low cost airline rates and online booking

All matters of commercial and corporate law Business disputes Employment law Commercial disputes Property Issues And more

El Valle Golf Resort will host the OKI Spanish Senior Open from May 18-20

Visit our website: www.5starpolarisvillas.com Or contact Dave on: 07505 863180 Quote Ref: 5SPV001

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Crewe Golf Club The hundred year attraction As long ago as the last decade of the 19th Century two unsuccessful attempts were made to start a golf club in the Crewe area. In November 1910 interest was raised again when a meeting was called at Euston Coffee Tavern in Earle Street, Crewe.

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“The Men’s Competition Secretary used to stroll around the course summarily reducing the handicap of any lady he happened to see playing well!”

A suitable site was selected at Booth’s Fields Farm, Haslington and following a General Meeting in January 1911, the proposed terms for a nine hole course were accepted, a permanent Committee was elected with R Baxter Booth as Chairman and agreement reached to sign a 14 years lease. On 17th January 1911 the formation of Crewe Golf Club was confirmed and preparation of the Club began. Crewe Golf Club opened for business over a 9-hole course on Saturday, May 13th 1911, and the rest, as they say, is history. Fifteen years later the great James Braid was invited to Crewe to ask for his professional advice on the lay-out of a full 18 hole course

to include the extra land they hoped to lease, and following the approval of his plans the full 18 holes were opened on 19th July 1930. The Ladies’ Section was formed in 1922 and although a limit of 100 ladies was recommended the membership peaked at 123 ladies in 1938, an early illustration of the clubs accommodation of the interests of other playing groups. Before the Ladies Golf Union handicap system was established in 1924, handicapping was carried out in an interesting but bizarre manner. The Men’s Competition Secretary used to stroll around the course summarily reducing the handicap of any lady

he happened to see playing well! Perhaps the most well known lady member is Mrs Carol Comboy OBE, who started her golf at Crewe, went on to become President of the English Ladies Golf Union and was a past non-playing Captain of the British Curtis Cup Team. Carol was made an Honorary Life Member in 1977, and received the OBE in 1994. Today the Ladies section of the club have equality with the male membership and have a very busy competitive golfing season, including team representation in the East Cheshire Shield, Business Ladies, Elisabeth Wilson Trophy and Scratch League; as well as a busy calendar of social and individual competitions and friendly matches against local

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Centenary Open Events 2011 2nd May - Open Mixed 4 BBB Stableford 4th May - Seniors Open 30th May - Captain & Ladies’ Captains’ (Charity Day) 5th June - Men’s Open Am-Am 16th June - Senior Ladies Open 3rd July - Open Am-Am 7th July - Ladies Am-Am 10th July - Pro-Am 25th July - Junior Open 31st July - Men’s Open 17th August - Seniors Open 21st August - Open Mixed 4BBB 11th September - Ladies Open

Details and application forms for all the above can be found on our website: www.crewegolfclub.co.uk or call 01270 584099

clubs, not to mention a summer long, mixed (men, ladies and juniors), Friday-night 10-hole social golf, followed by supper in the clubhouse. The encouragement of Junior Golf began as far back as 1954 when Guy Harvey, the then Vice Captain, proposed the introduction of a reduced subscription for Junior Members under 18 years. He also generously offered to cover the cost of 12 lessons for every junior member, and to this day Crewe Golf Club has been a notable supporter of the development of the game at the junior level, equally for both boys and girls. The current Junior membership includes

5 golfers with handicaps below 5, and with the junior ranks at the club prospering the visit to the club of the Four Counties Junior Tournament in April 2011 is a reflection of the respect that the club has from Cheshire and surrounding counties. In 1973 Crewe Golf Club hosted the inaugural Four Counties Tournament, played between teams from Cheshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and a combined team from Shropshire and Herefordshire. Lancashire won the team event, but the team from Shropshire and Herefordshire provided two players at the event that would be sewn into Masters folklore, Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam. This years Junior

Club Captain Matt Taylor, playing off a handicap of 2, will represent Cheshire in the four counties event at his home club after winning the county qualifier in March. The Club runs a successful junior golfing academy through the summer and winter golf seasons for all ages and across all levels of competence, supported by Club Professional David Wheeler. A former club junior James Holmes became the first Crewe member to win a major international title when he won the Portuguese Amateur Open Championship in 2001. James (33 Cheshire appearances) won 7 major club competitions and also holds the present course record at 63 set in 2001.


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Roy Smethurst joined Crewe from Nottinghamshire in 1967 and represented Cheshire 186 times (a record to this day), and between 1969 and 2002 was to win 32 major competitions. At county level Roy won 4 County Championships and from 1998 moved up to the County Seniors winning 9 Senior Championships. From 2001 to 2009 Roy represented England Seniors, becoming Captain 2002 and 2003. To date Roy has won 4 English Senior Titles, one British Seniors Amateur and one European Senior Amateur between 2000 and 2005 and we are proud to have him as Deputy Captain for 2011.

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And what about now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 years on ...2011 The Centenary will be celebrated in style on Friday, May 13th 2011 with a special golf competition over the original 9 holes with hickory shafted clubs, and players being encouraged to dress in golf-wear of 1911. This will be followed by an evening of entertainment and fireworks. A week of celebrations will be held in July culminating with a Centenary Ball in a marquee on the front lawn on Saturday, July 9th 2011, followed on Sunday 10th July by the popular Pro-Am event. Numerous Open and Invitational golfing events are scheduled throughout the summer.

Although the small village of Haslington is close by and Crewe itself only some two miles away, this private parkland course set in 150 acres, enjoys open vistas in every direction with scarcely a building to be seen. Visitors and new members alike are most welcomed so come and enjoy the course and the friendly hospitality to be found in the Clubhouse. An ideal location for Golf Societies, Corporate events, and a beautiful setting for weddings and private functions. Why not join us during 2011 and Celebrate 100 years of golf at Crewe!

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Carden Park Recognition for ‘Beginner Friendly’Approach

Carden Park hotel resort has been recognised for its dedication to introducing golf to new players and youngsters. The prestigious “Golf Mark” was awarded to Carden Park, near Chester, which boasts two championship golf courses, for its “junior and beginner friendly golf facilities”.

equity and ethics, and child protection and duty of care. It means parents can easily identify a club that provides a safe and organised environment for children. Carden Park will be reassessed every three years in order to retain the Golf Mark, and has now consecutively been awarded the Golf Mark twice.

Karen Proctor, golf business manager, said: “Juniors and beginners are our players and members of the future, so it’s vital that we create a welcoming, safe and friendly environment for them.

With half term approaching, it’s the ideal time for juniors to check out the facilities. “We welcome juniors and their parents to book a session to see what we have to offer,” added Karen. “They can meet with head professional Steve Priest and his Total Golf Performance team based at Carden Park, experience our two outstanding courses, and enjoy a bite to eat in our clubhouse.”

“We are delighted that our facilities have been recognised by the Golf Mark scheme for the second time, and will continue to ensure our coaching is of the highest standard and our golf club welcomes players of every level. We are committed to promoting the sport to new players as the exciting, skilful and sociable activity it is.” To achieve the “Golf Mark” standard from the English Golf Union (EGU), clubs are assessed on their coaching and playing facilities, club environment, including commitment to sports

Situated within a breathtaking 1,000 acre country estate, golfers at Carden Park have a wealth of facilities to enjoy including the two stunning championship courses, a driving range with 13 covered and eight uncovered bays. With some lessons under their belts, newcomers to golf will hopefully be ready to tackle Carden Park’s splendid terrain.

The Nicklaus Course, designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, unfolds beautifully in the charming setting. The layout can stretch to 7,045 yards, but even from forward tees there’s more than enough challenge for players of all levels. His course is a “thinking man’s course”, with the emphasis firmly on strategy; and double option fairways offering golfers a real dilemma. The resort also boasts the 6,824 yard, par 72 Cheshire Course, which hikes through the wooded fells behind the club’s recently refurbished clubhouse. Carden Park’s hotel boasts 196 luxury bedrooms and suites, award winning restaurants and a sumptuous spa where tired or aching muscles can quickly be revived. Plus with a wide variety of onsite activities including KONG aerial ropes course, archery, laser clay shooting and much more it is the ideal destination during half term. For more information call 01829 731525 or go to www.cardenpark.co.uk/golf. You can also follow Carden Park on Facebook and Twitter at: www.facebook.com/cardenpark hotel page and www.twitter.com/cardenpark


White Rose Golf Breaks “Managed by Golfers for Golfers”

White Rose Golf Breaks are Yorkshire‘s best known golf holidays specialist, and members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

A different kind of club

Yorkshire has a time and a place for every golf enthusiast, but with almost 200 different golf courses, and a thousand and one places to stay, visit, shop, eat, drink or spend an evening, planning a golfing holiday in ‘the broad acres’ can seem harder than a hole in one! To tee things up properly, it pays to get some expert advice. No-one knows more about visiting Yorkshire to play golf than White Rose Golf Breaks, and we recommend that you talk to them as soon as you start to think about your trip.

Providing a service ‘by golfers, for golfers’ and placing a premium on a high level of personal service and a good understanding of a customer’s needs, White Rose Golf Breaks have been managing tailor-made golf holidays to the north of England for over 10 years.

The company, which takes its name from the flower traditionally associated with Yorkshire, can do anything for you, from offering friendly and knowledgeable advice about which courses you should aspire to play, to organising everything on your behalf, including accommodation, tee times and transport if required. Booking through a knowledgeable, specialist and wellconnected tour operator based in the Yorkshire region may not only help you get more from your holiday, but could also help you to get a package that gives you a better deal overall. In other words you could literally get more golf, and more Yorkshire, for less money.

Becketts... for all your financial needs Telephone: 01253 881920 www.beckettsca.com

To find out how White Rose Golf Breaks can help you to plan the perfect golfing holiday in Yorkshire, please call 01943 609 888 or visit www.whiterosegolfbreaks.co.uk


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Hazel Grove Golf Club

With just 2 years until the 2013 Centenary Year, the beautiful parkland course at Hazel Grove Golf Club is already considered by many to be ‘The best golf course in Cheshire’.

The skilfully designed Alister MacKenzie course is currently undergoing some fantastic enhancements both on and off the course by the greens team and Centenary Celebrations Fund. This is to ensure that societies and visitors that come to play the course between now and the Centenary year will certainly want to come back again and experience the full ‘WOW FACTOR’ being planned for 2013. Already, over 2000 extra flower bulbs have been planted across the course with more planned, the welcoming Centenary Garden in front of the Swiss chalet style clubhouse has been designed and planted to allow time for all the flowers, shrubs and trees to be fully established by 2013. The new Centenary Clock adjacent to the 1st Tee is in place and all the crossings across the streams on the course have now been replaced with

distinctive new wooden bridges, that have all been sponsored by different sections within the club, through the Centenary Fund. Changes are also happening on the fairways with new improved drainage and irrigation channels being installed. Selected bunkers are being removed, others are being enlarged and new sand has been introduced to all traps. Trees and bushes that have matured over the past 10 years and now encroach on to the course are being cut back by the enthusiastic member’s working party and have now created a different approach perspective for many holes. It is also anticipated that all the holes on the course will be named for the centenary and new tee furniture and course directional signage will be installed during the summer. Finally the two main lakes on the course have large fountains installed to

improve water quality for the local wildlife. 100 bird boxes have also been sponsored by members and put up in the wooded areas across the course to encourage more birds to choose HGGC as their home. And breaking news is advising golfers to watch out for the various tree carvings that are scheduled to add a touch of uniqueness to the course. At HGGC we say there are only two types of golfers in the world “Those that have played The Grove and those that haven’t.” For those golfers that haven’t yet had the privilege, the course is characterised by several natural water hazards. Add to these the planting of a further 6,500 trees over the past decade, to supplement the existing ones and you can understand why members recommend careful course management whatever your handicap. The course has numerous holes where wide


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At Hazel Grove Golf Club we say there are only two types of golfers in the world “Those that have played The Grove and those that haven’t.”

open laying up positions on the fairways look the safest shot, however the challenge is always there to go for it, which creates the test for any golfer on a visit to HGGC. With large true USGA specification greens, HGGC is privileged and almost unique locally to offer its members and visitors year round golf on full greens, there hasn’t been a temporary green at HGGC for nearly 20 years, this is a major attraction for new members and winter societies that often play courses with temporary greens from November to March…..not at The Grove.

fifteenth tee, sweeping down along the left hand edge of the fairway, across the front and left side of the green. At only 280 yards, this par 4 represents the ultimate risk or reward hole, especially if the match is being closely fought.

Grove offer all visitors to the club. It’s also great fun to eat, drink and sit with friends and golfing partners on the balcony, looking back over the 18th green and down the fairway, musing over what might have been!

From all tee positions the drop down to the green always seems within reach with a well struck drive, but your mind is then reminded of the out of bounds which runs along the right hand edge of the fairway. The decision is yours – “Am I good enough to take on the green and win, or shall I just lay up for a half?”

The informative www.HazelGroveGolfClub. com website has a section that includes seasonal vouchers and offers for societies and visitors to play the course.

To give you a little insight into some of the great characteristics of the course, the par 5 third at stroke index 1, ranks amongst the best holes in Cheshire, while the finest of the par 3’s is arguably the eleventh, both for its degree of difficulty and picturesque layout.

Equally, the drive and carry needed on the eighteenth finishing hole, with its classic MacKenzie tiered green and backdrop of the Swiss chalet-style clubhouse ranks with the best on the course.

The Signature Hole: 15th, 280 yards: Par 4, SI 18 The lake with its reflective water and gushing fountain dominates the view from the elevated

The 19th Hole is where you can experience the true hospitality and friendly welcome the members, bar and catering staff at Hazel

The Captains and members of Hazel Grove Golf Club look forward to you visiting their club and confirming that when members and visitors say “Golf in Cheshire just doesn’t get any better than this” they mean it. Hazel Grove Golf Club, The Club House, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 6LU Tel: 0161 483 7272 email: professional@hazelgrovegolfclub.com Web: www.hazelgrovegolfclub.com

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The Wilmslow Golf Club Visited by Colin Montgomerie Matthew Gillingham moved from The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland to The Wilmslow Golf Club in November 2010 to take up the position of Head Golf Professional. He has since developed the products and services available at Wilmslow substantially, stocking a refurbished shop with the latest golfing equipment and attire, accompanied with first class golf tuition, custom fitting and club repairs. His contribution and hard work has been well received by all the members and visitors to the club and he is looking forward to many happy years in Cheshire.

With the refurbishment of the shop completed in February Wilmslow now stocks a variety of quality brands complemented with knowledgeable and helpful advice and to officially open Matthew for business was an old friend from Gleneagles in the form of Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie. ‘What Matthew has done here at Wilmslow is fantastic and I must say what a lovely atmosphere there is at the golf club’ commented Montgomerie. Montgomerie was taken back by the quality of the golf course when taking into consideration the time of year ‘the course looks in terrific condition; you can

see the hard work the green staff have put in through the winter is really paying dividends’. Montgomerie visited The Wilmslow Golf Club on Tuesday 1st March and was hugely impressed by the new shop image created by Matthew and his team and vowed to return to the club for a ‘friendly 4-ball’ in the near future. Gillingham added ‘It was great for Colin to pop in today and officially open us for business, the shop has transformed in the last few months and having Colin and his family here on such a gorgeous afternoon to cut the tape is a day the club will always remember’.


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Barry Taylor Lancashires No1 ranked PGA Professional

association with the Houghwood club (pictured) started in 2000. The parkland sites first class facilities combined with the guarantee of allyear-round golf enticed Barry to become very much a key flag-bearer in helping promote the courses own first-class reputation. The highlight of his career so far has been representing GB & Ireland against the United States under the captaincy of Gary Alliss at the Carrick in 2009. Taylor won the prestigious Lancashire Open at Blackpool North Shore in both 2007 and 2009.

PGA cup player Barry Taylor (pictured above left with Houghwood trainee golf pro Tom) has carded an impressive haul of over 90 victories since turning professional. Taylor, now 32 has been Lancashires No1 ranked PGA professional for the past five years. Such a fine playing record speaks volumes but most importantly, Barryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character, his sportsmanship and his stature quickly helped him win the respect of his on course rivals. He turned professional at 21 after coming to the fore as an outstanding junior playing at Sherdley Park Golf Club in St Helens. His

More significantly, he has excelled himself over the famous Open Championship venue of Royal Lytham and St Annes having won the Lancashire Matchplay title there for the past five years. This in itself is a phenomenal achievement and further proof of his all round talent and potential. He topped the Tamsel Tour Order of Merit in 2008 and has done likewise on the equally competitive Players Tour. Barry is a highly popular figure in golfing circles. He prides himself on his appearance and always has both a refreshing and hungry outlook on the game golf. Barry also has a first-class reputation as a teaching professional. His pupils range from primary school children to club champions and fellow professionals.


Ring: 01772 700011 www.prestongolfclub.com

Clitheroe Opens 2011 17th May 2011 Gents Spring Open Fourball 19th May 2011 Ladies Open Team Event 25th May 2011 Seniors Open Fourball 5th June 2011 Gents Open Team event 12th June 2011 Mixed Open Fourball 22nd June 2011 Open Medal (singles) 27th June 2011 Sir Michael Bonallack 12th July 2011 Seniors Open Fourball 16th July 2011 James Braid Men’s Singles 31st July 2011 Gents Open Fourball 28th August 2011 Mixed Open Team Event 30th August 2011 Junior Open 4th September 2011 Ladies Open Team 11th September 2011 Gents Open Team Event 20th September 2011 Seniors Mixed Fourball 25th September 2011 Pendle Witch 36 Hole 19th October 2011 October Winter Fourball 9th November 2011 Ladies Open Turkey Shoot

Ring: 01200 422292 or Email: secretary@clitheroegolfclub.com

PRESTON GOLF CLUB 2011 OPENS Mon 9th May Sun 15th May Sun 22nd May Mon 13th Jun Fri 17th Jun Sun 2nd Oct Wed 10th Aug

Mens Seniors 55+ 4BBB Mixed 4BBB Mens Guild Trophy 4BBB Ladies Team NW GOLF GUIDE TOUR Mixed Greensome Team Junior Open

FEST IVAL WEEK OPENS Sun 21st Aug Mon 22nd Aug Tue 23rd Aug Wed 24th Aug Thu 25th Aug Fri 26th Aug

Mixed 4BBB Mens Seniors 50+ Team Ladies Team Mens Individual (18 max) Mens Seniors 55+ 4BBB Mens Team

Pleasington Golf Club 2011 Opens

Fleetwood Golf Club Links golf at its best Gents Open 4 ball better ball - Fri 22nd Apr Open Mixed Four ball better ball - Mon 2nd May Gents Open Newton Jubilee Trophy - Sat 11th Jun Gents Open Seniors Medal - Wed 22nd Jun Gents Open Trawler Trophy - Sat 25th Jun Gents Open Seniors 4 ball better ball - Wed 20th Jul Gents Open Cryer Trophy - Sat 6th Aug Junior Open - Sun 14th Aug Ladies Open Team Event - Mon 15th Aug Gents Open Bowman Trophy - Wed 17th Aug Gents Open Spencer Trophy - Sat 27th Aug Open Mixed Greensome - Mon 29th Aug Gents Open Seniors 4 ball better ball - Wed 14th Sep Gents Open Cowgill Trophy - Sat 24th Sep Entry fee £30 per pair. Individual entry £15. Spencer trophy £30

GENTS Gents’ Open Fourball - Sunday 1st May. Gents’ Open Seniors Fourball Betterball - Wednesday 18th May. Pleasington Stag - Sunday 22nd May. The Rut Niblick Festival of Seniors Golf - Monday 6th June Gents’ Open Seniors Four Man Team - Monday 4th July. Pleasington Antlers - Sunday 10th July. Gents’ Open Fourball Betterball - Monday 18th July. Gents’ Open Seniors Fourball Betterball - Monday 15th August. Gents’ Open Four Man Team - Sunday 28th August. LADIES Ladies’ Centenary Open Team Event - Thursday 26th May. Pleasington Putter - Sunday 3rd July. Ladies’ Open Team Event - Wednesday 31st August. Ladies’ Open Turkey Shoot - Wednesday 2nd November. MIXED Open Amateur Mixed Greensome - Sunday 19th June. Open Mixed Greensomes Stableford Team - Sunday 4th September. Open Seniors Mixed Greensomes Medal - Monday 19th September. JUNIORS Pleasington Open Junior Golf Championship - Wednesday 24th August.

On line bookings can be made at www.fleetwoodgolf.co.uk Regular monthly Winter Open 4 Ball competitions Oct – Mar on the second Friday of the month see web site for dates.

BOOK ONLINE AT: www.pleasington-golf.co.uk OR CONTACT THE OFFICE ON: 01254 202177


DIDSBURY GOLF CLUB - OPEN COMPETITIONS 2011

OPEN COMPETITIONS 2011

BETTER BALL PAIRS OPEN - SUNDAY 29th MAY 2011 (Pairs Event – £25 per pair. Gents and Ladies)

SENIOR MEN’S OPEN - MONDAY 16TH MAY 2011 Mens Fourball Betterball Stableford – Yellow Tees – Handicap ¾ of Full (Handicap Limit 24) Minimum Age 55 years – Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd ENTRY FEE £31.00 PER PAIR - Two’s Optional

SENIORS OPEN - MONDAY 4th JULY 2011 (Gents Seniors Pairs Event - £25 per pair. Age 60+) DIDSBURY CLASSIC - SUNDAY 24th JULY 2011 (Team of 4 - £140 per team* inc. Meal. Shot-Gun start at 1:30pm. Gents and Ladies) LADIES OPEN - TUESDAY 26th JULY 2011 (Team of 3 - £40 per team) BUSINESS LADIES OPEN - Evening, TUESDAY 26th JULY 2011 (Team of 3 - £30 per team) 13 holes start 4:00pm MIXED OPEN - SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2011 (£25 per couple) BETTER BALL PAIRS OPEN - SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2011 (Pairs Event - £25 per pair. Gents and Ladies)

MENS OPEN - SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2011 Mens Fourball Betterball Stableford – White Tees Handicap ¾ of Full (Handicap Limit 24) – Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd ENTRY FEE £41.00 PER PAIR – Two’s Optional LADIES OPEN – FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST 2011 Stableford Competition – Two Best Scores To Count On Each Hole Full Handicap – Red Tees. £44.00 PER TEAM OF FOUR. Two’s Optional SENIOR MEN’S OPEN - MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2011 Mens Fourball Betterball Stableford – Yellow Tees - Handicap ¾ of Full (Handicap Limit 24) Minimum Age 55 years - Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd ENTRY FEE £31.00 PER PAIR – Two’s Optional

* £10 discount per Didsbury GC Member for Didsbury Classic only Players must be a member of a recognized Golf Club and hold an active Congu Handicap Certificate

Visit our website www.didsburygolfclub.com for more details, or call us on 0161 998 9278

Hurlston Hall, Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Lancashire, L40 8HB Tel: 01704 840400. Email: info@hurlstonhall.co.uk. www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

SALE GOLF CLUB 2011 OPENS SENIORS OPEN. Tuesday 3rd May & Tuesday 6th September FOUR BALL BETTER BALL STABLEFORD HANDICAP LIMIT: 24 ¾ STROKE ALLOWANCE. AGE LIMIT 55+ ENTRY FEE: £30 per couple — Contact Michael Stanistreet 0161 973 7977 Email michael@stanistreet.orangehome.co.uk LADIES OPEN. Wednesday 18th May 3 LADIES PER TEAM - STABLEFORD (2 BEST SCORES TO COUNT) 7/8 STROKE ALLOWANCE - HANDICAP LIMIT 36. Tee times 10.00am to 3.00pm ENTRY FEE: £30 per TEAM — Contact Sophia Casey 0161 445 5338 Email sophia.casey@ntlworld.com AM AM. Friday 10th June To include:- ½ way house. Integral 2’s competition. 3 course meal with 2 bottles of wine per table. Team prizes. Sponsors prize. Tee times 9.30am to 4pm ENTRY FEE: £160.00 per team — Contact Pete Middleton 0161 973 1354 Email pjmatmerlyn@ntlworld.com 3 MAN TEAM. FRIDAY 17th June TWO BEST STABLEFORD SCORES PER HOLE (includes 2’s competition) HANDICAP LIMIT 24 ¾ STROKE ALLOWANCE. Tee times 9am to 4.30pm Presentation of prizes 9pm, winners expected to be present. ENTRY FEE: £45.00 per team — Contact Ian Vernon 0161 904 0008 Email ian.j.vernon@ntlworld.com MIXED OPEN. Sunday 10th July GREENSOME STABLEFORD HANDICAP LIMIT: GENTLEMEN 21 – LADIES 30. Tee times 9am to 4pm ENTRY FEE £25 per couple — Contact Frank Hilson 0161 962 0768 Email frankhilson1@hotmail.com

WIRRAL LADIES’ 2011 OPENS MIXED OPEN SUNDAY 8TH MAY LADIES’ OPEN WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY MEN’S OPEN SUNDAY 3RD JULY JUNIOR OPEN SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER MIXED OPEN SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER MEN’S SENIOR OPEN (55+) WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER MIXED BONFIRE FUN OPEN WEDNESDAY 2ND NOVEMBER MAIN OPENS - £30 PER 2, JUNIOR OPEN £12, FUN OPEN £ 15 PER 3 Wirral Ladies’ Golf Club. 93 Bidston Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 6TS Telephone: 0151 652 1255. Email: wirral.ladies@btconnect.com www.wirral-ladies-golf-club.co.uk


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Cheshire Introduction

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Cheshire Cheshire is a diverse county, marked by its canal networks and its industrial history notably silk in Macclesfield and of course the salt in Northwich. Perhaps the jewel in Cheshire’s crown, however, is the city of Chester. Nicknamed ‘Capital of Style’.

through Chester gives it extra character. Many festivals are held in Chester throughout the year including folk & fringe festivals, literature and racing at the ancient Chester Races. But don’t miss out some of the other market towns like Macclesfield, Congleton and Knutsford, which all have their own unique charm.

radio telescope and Science Centre to the awe inspiring Blue Planet Aquarium.

Chester was originally settled by the Romans in the First century AD and is surrounded by Roman Walls (all walkable) and features a vast Roman Amphitheatre in the centre. Chester’s history is long and rich. The fact that the River Dee runs

Contemporary Cheshire has much to offer the visitor, with designer shopping outlets at Cheshire Oaks, to Chester Zoo, to the famous Jodrell Bank 76m Lovell

Rural Cheshire is today a pleasant and sought after location to live but it offers more than that to the millions of visitors who come every year to appreciate one of the most diverse counties in the United Kingdom where it is h ome to more millionaires than anywhere else in the country. From a golfing perspective, with over 100 courses to choose from, you are spoilt for choice in Cheshire.

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Cheshire Introduction

M-6 M-62

Lymm

18 M-53

10

Runcorn

11

02 Ellesmere Port

08 16

M-56

05

19

06

17 Macclesfield

Northwich 20 Winsford

15 14

Congleton Sandbach

01

Crewe Nantwich

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22 07

Malpas M-6 Whitchurch

01. Aldersey Green 02. Antrobus 03. Carden Park 04. Crewe 05. Delamere Forest 06. Eaton Golf Club 07. Gorstyhill 08. Hartford 09. Hazel Grove 10. High Legh 11. Mere

12

13

Tarpley

03

Wimslow

21 Knutsford

Frodsham

Chester

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M-56

Warrington

12. Mottram Hall 13. Peover 14. Portal 15. Pryors Hayes 16. Sandiway 17. Barcel贸 Shrigley Hall 18. The Warrington 19. Upton-by-Chester 20. Vale Royal 21. Wilmslow Golf Club 22. Wychwood Park

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Aldersey Green Golf Club Aldersey, Nr. Chester CH3 9EH Telephone: 01829 782157 bradburygolf@aol.com

Aldersey Green

01. How to Find From Warrington & Manchester Take the M56 west and follow the signs for Chester. At Junction 15 (Ellesmere Port), join the M53 South to Chester (left hand lane). At Junction 12 (Hoole), the M53 becomes the A483. Take the next exit sign posted for A41 & A51 (Christleton & Huntington), and take the third exit on the roundabout (right) and follow the signs to the A41. After approximately six miles, Aldersey Green Golf Course is sign posted on the right hand side.

Set in 200 acres of Cheshire countryside, Aldersey Green Golf Club has a golf course that is envied by many but rivalled by few in terms of sheer enjoyment to play. Many of the fairways are tree-lined and narrow making accuracy from the tee absolutely pivotal to scoring well. The course is also home to 14 lakes so be warned that any stray shots can, and on many occasions will be punished. Packing a few extra balls in your bag might be a good idea! The course is superbly laid out and offers some fine panoramic views. Why not

enjoy them after your round by relaxing in the fine clubhouse, the perfect place for some post-match unwinding. Signature Holes: 3rd. Recently voted 2nd hardest par 3 in the country by top golf magazine. The Green has a lake at the back a bunker guards the right front corner, water to the left side, and two lateral water hazards run up both sides of the hole. A challenge for any golfer. The 15th Hole is a beautiful par 4 slight dog leg right, and features an original bomb crater. The raised green is protected by a stream / pond at the front and a steep wall of sleepers.

Twilight Special Offer Any Day After 3 pm Weekends Included

Only £10 per player Tel: 01829 782157

Facilities Pro Shop, Putting Green, Trolley Hire, Changing Rooms, Club Repair & Custom fitting, Bar & Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6145 • 5983 (70) • 5541 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 5

413 161 217 351 510 290 341 372 484

4 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 4

273 189 551 216 397 318 167 379 354


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Antrobus Golf Club Foggs Lane, Antrobus Cheshire, CW9 6JQ Telephone: 01925 730 900 antrobusgolfclub@gmail.com www.antrobusgolfclub.co.uk

02. How to Find Easily accessible from Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham and of course Northwich and Warrington.

Antrobus

The club is located only 2 miles from Junction 10 of the M56, and near to the M6 motorway. Follow A559 towards Northwich. Turn left 500 yds after the ‘Birch and Bottle’ Pub. 100 yds on take first immediate left (Foggs Lane), the club is signposted.

Facilities Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6220

As you enjoy this course, imagine the landscape as it was in 1992 before the course was built – 100 acres of open farmland with just a few mature trees along its boundries for shelter. Now after the addition of 1000’s more trees plus lakes and other water hazards the result is a versatile and challenging Par 71 Course of 6220 Yards from the back tees, which enjoys maturity beyond its years. The fact that it is one of the new gems of the Cheshire Countryside, the course appeals to many players from around the country. Located in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside between Northwich and Warrington with

easy access from the M56 at junction 10, this superbly laid out 18 hole course is suited for its now 500 members, visiting golf societies and corporate golf day’s, having excellent clubhouse facilities complementing this most relaxing and enjoyable golfers paradise. Course Guide: There is little doubt... Antrobus is a challenge! The course has been cleverly designed and built around existing natural features, with both the plentiful water hazards and wooded areas. Off the back tees even the better golfers will feel the pressure, with narrow fairways and well protected greens. Antrobus certainly requires more in your bag than a big driver.


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Carden Park Hotel Golf Resort & Spa Nr Chester, Cheshire CH3 9DQ Telephone: 01829 731 000 reservations.carden@devere-hotels.com www.cardenpark.co.uk

Facilities

Carden Park

Jacks Bar serving a variety of snacks and hearty meals; Golf Shop, Saunas in the golf changing rooms, Clubs & trolley hire; Secure bag storage, Halfway houses on both courses, 13 bay covered driving range, Fleet of 60 GPS buggies, Golf lessons, Ropes course, Outdoor activities, 196 bedrooms, Choice of Restaurants including Private dining, 13 spa treatment rooms, Free Car Parking

Set in 1000 acres of stunning Cheshire Countryside, Carden Park is the ideal location to enjoy a round of golf. The two Championship Courses offer two very different but equally challenging experiences. The Cheshire Course is reminiscent of the finest British parkland courses; set to the rear of the Carden Park Estate it offers stunning panoramic views across the Cheshire countryside to the mountains of Wales. A wealth of natural hazards makes this a highly technical course and will test your skills throughout. Building to a dramatic and

scenic finish, with tough 16th and 17th holes followed by the 18th tee atop sandstone cliffs overlooking the resort and Welsh hills. It certainly ensures a round of golf to remember. An average fourball can expect to complete the Cheshire Course in 4 hours. Signature Hole: The testing 351 yard par 4, 18th may only have a stroke index of 14 but don’t let this fool you. The elevated tee will take your breath away with the spectacular scenery across the Welsh Hills. Driver could get you in trouble. The perfect tee shot would be a 3 wood or long iron to land short left which in return would leave an approach shot into a generous green.

Cheshire Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 6824 • 6653 • 6348 • 5646 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4

155 542 365 338 389 524 374 206 432

4 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 4

340 555 359 342 425 126 381 181 314


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Carden Park is easy to find from the M6. From the South, join the M54 at Junction 10A, then onto the A41 towards Chester. From the North, leave the M6 at Junction 20A and follow the M56 and M53 to the A41 for Whitchurch. At Broxton turn towards Wrexham on the A534 - the hotel is 1.5 miles along on the left.

Carden Park

Sat Nav Coordinates Lat: 53.074. Long: -2.8076 or enter the village name “Broxton”

The Nicklaus Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, it is a rewarding challenge, with several ‘double option’ holes such as the 7th and 15th which offer a choice of dual option fairways from which to approach the green. The Nicklaus course offers a scenic yet strategic test of golf where position more then length is crucial. Nicklaus Course 18 holes, Par 72 • 7045 • 6628 • 6302 • 5906 • 5211 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5

383 285 138 479 373 305 358 120 515

4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5

369 387 177 501 287 341 115 317 456

As Jack said it certainly is “a thinking man’s golf course”. The half way house on the Nicklaus is passed twice so you will never be short of a snack or drink. An average fourball can expect to complete the Nicklaus Course in around 4 hours.

The testing 378 yard par 4 dog-leg on the 17th demands the utmost accuracy. This hole was chosen as the Nicklaus Signature hole for the challenge and the views it provides from the drive through the estate and from the hotel. Signature Hole: When major championships are played on the Nicklaus course the 17th hole provides the back drop for a fantastic grand stand finish. The back tee demands a great drive, you need to stay high to the right hand side of the fairway which would reward you with an approach shot over the lake to the elongated green. Be careful not to be short or this could cost you dearly.


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Crewe Golf Club
 Fields Road, Haslington, Crewe
 Cheshire
CW1 5TB Telephone: 01270 584099 secretary@crewegolfclub.co.uk www.crewegolfclub.co.uk

04. How to Find

CREWE

From North, M6 Junction 17 Turn right onto the A534 over the motorway bridge, follow this road through traffic lights and turn left at roundabout. Follow A534 to the next roundabout and turn left for Haslington. In 1.5 miles at the centre of the village left turn into Waterloo Road opposite the Broughton Arms, follow this road straight through into the visitors car park.

One of the most attractive elements of the Golf Course is that, although Haslington is close by and Crewe itself only some two miles distant, there are open vistas in every direction, with scarcely a building to be seen. The course is 18 holes occupying some 150 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside. From the men’s white tees it measures 6469 yards with a par and standard scratch of 71, consisting of 2 par 5s, 3 par 3s and 13 par 4s. Each hole has its individual characteristics. The fairways are for the most part generous, but in some instances tight and tree-lined with

tall oaks often providing a difficult obstacle for the wayward drive. A number of holes are strategically designed to provide a testing second shot over or round a pond. The greens are well bunkered, some are particularly narrow and should not be missed on the wrong side. A “halfway house” by the 11th tee is used to provide light refreshments on selected competition days and weekends. Hole 8, Par 3, 159 yards. Great short hole! Nothing but accurate medium/short iron does on this tricky par three with bunkers right and significant drop on other three sides of green.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Extensive Practice Ground, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6469 • 6220 • 5513 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

305 422 421 329 148 363 317 145 371

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

410 382 284 483 174 322 540 393 414

4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4

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Delamere Forest Golf Club Ltd Station Road Delamere, CW8 2JE Telephone: 01606 883800 sec@delameregolf.co.uk www.delameregolf.co.uk

Delamere Forest

05. How to Find From M6 Junction 19 take the A556 and head in the direction of Chester and after approximately 15 miles look for Harrington’s Caravans. Take the next right turn at the Abbey Arms Public House. DFGC is about a mile on the right hand side of the road (opposite the entrance to Delamere Forest and the Station).

Designed by W H Fowler, Delamere Forest was founded in 1910, reputedly in a hunting field. The early list of members reads like an extract from the Cheshire Hunt register. It was the venue for the first Cheshire County Championship in 1912, an event held at the club on a further seven occasions, most recently in 2004.

Facilities Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6817 • 6330 • 5680 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1

4 420

10

4

323

2

5

428

11

5

492

3

4

399

12

3

145

4

3

206

13

4

302

5

4 424

14

4

364

6

3

131

15

4

295

7

5

438

16

3

188

8

4

411

17

4

356

9

4

321

18

5

458

In 1967, Delamere forest was one of the two qualifying courses for the Open Championship when it was held at Hoylake. At that time Maurice Bembridge posted the professional course record of 63, which stands to this day. Despite the word ‘forest’ in its title, Delamere is a natural heath land course.

Certainly trees are part of the strategy on several holes, but in general Delamere Forest provides a glorious backdrop to the panoramic views from the higher parts of the course. The 6th is a short hole from an elevated tee to a small, well bunkered, green set at an angle to the tee with enticing views over the pond below the green, with woods and fields in all directions. The 8th requires a long straight tee shot over a hollow and a second shot in to a steeply sloping green. It was reached from the medal tee in the 1970s by one of our past members, Mr George Johnson, a feat repeated on the 19th April 2003 by Mr David Blockley.

Delamere Forest Golf Club Ltd. Station Road, Delamere, CW8 2JE · Telephone: 01606 883800 · sec@delameregolf.co.uk · www.delameregolf.co.uk


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Eaton Golf Club Guy Lane, Waverton, Chester Cheshire, CH3 7PH Tel.: 01244 335885 Fax: 01244 335782 info@eatongolfclub.co.uk www.eatongolfclub.co.uk

Eaton GOLF CLUB

06. How to Find Golf course is three miles south east of Chester off A41, from Chester, take the A51/The Bars, turn right at A51/ Challinor Street, turn left at A5115/ Christleton Road. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A41/Whitchurch Road, turn left at Eggbridge Lane, continue onto Guy Lane, course on the right. Easy access from M56 & M53.

Designed by Donald Steele, the celebrated golf architect, as an enjoyable challenge for players of all abilities. Located some 4 miles from the historic city of Chester with views of Cheshire and North Wales, Eaton Golf Club offers a wide range of high quality facilities for members and the many visitors who take part in open tournaments, society events and charity days. At Eaton we are very proud of our golf course which is often praised for its immaculate presentation and the challenge of its contoured greens built to USGA standards, which are fast, firm, and true. Beautifully situated beside the Shropshire Union Canal, it features a

wealth of mature oaks, a picturesque brook and several ponds and copses, all of which add to the golfing challenge and provide rich habitats for wildlife in abundance. 12th. This hole is a gem. Played properly it is relatively easy, make the slightest mistake and you may wreck your card. Longer hitters may take a fairway wood or even a long iron for the tee shot. Hit it as close to the right hand bunker as you dare, to leave a simple pitch across a large ditch to the steeply sloping green facing you. The green is protected on each side by mature Oaks, so drive on the left and you will face a tough decision - take on the trees, or lay up?

Facilities Driving Range, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6580 • 6414 • 5642 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1

4

357

10

4

386

2

4

370

11

3

170

3

4

414

12

4

340

4

3

166

13

4

342

5

5

488

14

5

518

6

3

178

15

4

379

7

4

322

16

5

503

8

5

476

17

3

145

9

4

429

18

4

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Gorstyhill Golf Club Abbey Park Way, Wychwood Village Weston, Crewe Cheshire, CW2 5SQ Telephone: 01270 829166 info@gorstyhillgolf.co.uk www.gorstyhillgolf.co.uk

07. How to Find

Facilities Practise Area, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys and Electric Trolleys, Clubhouse with Bar and Catering overlooking the 9th green, Pro-Shop, Lessons, Club Repairs Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6456 • 6120 • 5859 • 5414 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5

506 337 141 403 119 351 281 304 475

4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5

Gorstyhill

Wychwood Village off the A531 between Weston and Betley Opposite Wychwood Park. From Jn 16 M6 take A500 towards Crewe, Nantwich and Keele. At the first Roundabout take First Exit left on the A531 towards Keele. At the second Roundabout take First Exit left onto A531. After 300m take the First Exit left at the roundabout onto the new development. The clubhouse is the first building on the left.

Founded in 2005 by entrepreneur and golf enthusiast David Holmes, Gorstyhill Golf Club is located in undulating Cheshire countryside near Crewe. At just over 6,400 yards from the main competition tees it is intended to test a golfer’s course management ability. Gorstyhill, designed by one of England’s premier designers, Hawtree Ltd, is a parkland course but the shaping of the long rough and beautifully contoured USGA greens coupled with a northerly breeze can produce a links feel. There are natural conservation areas and water hazards to negotiate, with strategically positioned bunkers to ensure that you

think about your shot. Although a young course, Gorstyhill is maturing quickly and has gained an excellent reputation for both the USGA greens and winter golf. The course has also established itself on the Cheshire Union map, having already hosted a county event and team matches. There are many memorable holes at Gorstyhill including the 6th, with an intimidating tee shot over the lake. Two stunning par 3’s, the 13th and 17th, need accurate tee shots over lovely valleys to greens that are well protected by bunkers. The 15th and 16th can easily spoil your card as they are partly unsighted.

273 283 467 176 318 385 350 167 523

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Wychwood Village, Weston, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5SQ · Email: info@gorstyhillgolf.co.uk · Web: www.gorstyhillgolf.co.uk


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Hartford Golf Club Burrows Hill, Hartford, Northwich Cheshire, CW8 3AP Telephone: 01606 871162 info@hartfordgolf.co.uk www.hartfordgolf.co.uk

08. How to Find

Hartford

Easily accessible from Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham and of course Northwich and Warrington. M56 take Jnc 10 A49 Whitchurch, for approx 4 miles, turn right on to A533 for 5 miles over Winnington Bridge, turn right at Golf Club sign by garden center. Approx one mile on the left.

Hartford Golf Club offers an inviting layout for all levels of golfers. You will find plush flat tee boxes and smooth quick greens. Tight lush fairways lined with ponds and trees challenge the low handicapper but at the same time play fairly for the high handicapper. Hartford is a golf course where you are treated like an old friend, it is a golf course where we have not forgotten that golf is a game that should be played for fun and enjoyment. Hartford also boasts a 26 bay floodlit Driving Range, a teaching facility, a large Pro-Shop staffed by PGA Professionals offering a wide variety of top golf apparel and equipment.

The amenities along with the full service clubhouse add up to a first class experience at Hartford for golfers of all levels of play.

Facilities

Signature Holes: Many people ask what the signature hole is at Hartford – the answer is all nine, but perhaps the favourite for many is the 187 yard 7th hole. It has been written about the 7th as “this hole would not look out of place on any championship golf course”. It has also been likened to Augusta’s sixth hole, there is a 50 metre elevation drop from tee to green through woodland down to a green guarded by bunkers and water left and right; it is a pleasure to play this hole.

Driving Range, Clubhouse, Putting Green, bar, catering, function rooms

Course Information 9 holes, Par 35 • 2770 • 2602 • 2309 H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

5 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4

466 158 488 246 125 247 172 340 353

Hartford Golf Club Play cheshire’s best drained golf course with USGA greens and sand based fairways, Harford plays exceptionally well all winter Green fees

18 holes: Weekday £12.50 - Weekend £14.50 9 Holes: Weekday £8.50 - Weekend £10.50 driving range open 8am - 9 pm

Lessons and custom fitting available


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Hazel Grove Golf Club, The Club House, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 6LU Telephone: 0161 483 7272 professional@hazelgrovegolfclub.com www.hazelgrovegolfclub.com

09. How to Find

Facilities Lounge Bar, Spikes Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Table, Practice Area and Putting Green, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Video Analysis, Pro-shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6234 • 5933 • 5249 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 3

351 164 524 376 161 377 480 332 176

5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 4

HAZEL GROVE

From the M60, Stockport Junction 27 follow signs for A6 Buxton, 5 miles south of Stockport town centre, on the A6 is Hazel Grove. Where the road splits at the famous Rising Sun Pub, keep left towards Buxton and 300 yards on the left hand side you will see the entrance for HGGC.

With 2013 Centenary planning well on its way, the beautiful and well-appointed Alister MacKenzie parkland course at Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire is a visitors dream. It is characterised by several natural water hazards. Add to these the planting of a further 6,500 trees to supplement the existing ones and you can understand why careful course management is required by golfers of all levels.

arguably the eleventh, both for its degree of difficulty and picturesque layout.

On the course, with true USGA specification greens HGGC is privileged to offer its members and visitors year round golf on full greens. The par 5 third ranks amongst the best in Cheshire, while the best of the par 3’s is

The 15th, dominated by a large sweeping lake, which runs along the left edge of the fairway, across the front and left of the green, must take the signature honour. At 280 yards, this par 4 represents the ultimate risk or reward hole.

Equally, the eighteenth finishing hole with its MacKenzie tiered green and backdrop of the chalet-style clubhouse ranks with the best on the course where you can eat, drink and sit with friends and partners musing over what might have been.

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Society Golf in Cheshire just doesn’t get any better than this! • Limited number of memberships in all categories available now no joining fee. Dr. Alister MacKenzie designed course, no temporary greens, a challenging parkland course with water.

• Large function room available for weddings, parties and conferences.

EARLY BIRDIE SOCIETY OFFERS!

Only £60 per 4 ball Midweek Offer

2011 Corporate & Large Society Golf Days Green Fees just £1,000 (60-80 players) 2011 Full Day Society Packages from just £40pp To book ring the Pro Shop (option 1):

0161 483 7272


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High Legh Park Country Club Mere & High Legh Warrington Road, Knutsford Cheshire, WA16 0WAP Telephone: 01565 830 888 info@highleghpark.com www.highleghpark.com

High Legh Park

10. How to Find From the North: Leave M56 at junction 7, onto A556 Chester Road. At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A56/Lymm Road, turn left at B5159/High Legh Road, turn left onto A50/Warrington Road. Course is on your left after ½ mile. From the South: Exit M6 at junction 19, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A556/Chester Road. Slight left at A50 towards Lymm/Warrington, course is 2 miles on your right.

Opened in 1998, High Legh Park Golf Course was co-designed by Mark James and Steve Marnoch, International Golf Course architect. It offers 18 holes of outstanding golf together with superb practice facilities including three putting greens and two practice areas. Together with a large modern clubhouse, a top class restaurant, bar and fully stocked pro shop, High Legh is the friendly golf venue you will want to return to time and again. The greens have been constructed to the highest standard using USGA Green Specifications. The layered construction of each green ensures optimum drainage

and minimises damage to the greens. This helps High Legh to keep the course open all year round without the need for temporary greens. The greenkeeping staff take great pride in ensuring that the greens are kept up to their high standards all year round. 3rd. “The Belfry” is a challenging par 4 with water hazards comprising of two ponds between the tee and the green. The green can be approached either over the ponds for the big hitters or using the dog leg fairway. 16th. “Marl Pit’s”. A long par 4 with a difficult right turn half way down the fairway. The biggest of hitters may be able to cut the corner and clear the lake.

Facilities 2 Practice Putting Greens, Approach Play Green with 40yd fairway, Short game green with bunkers, 300yds x 200yds practice ground, Members practice area Irons only 200yds x 200yds, Complementary ball facility for members, Buggies, trolleys, pro shop, Restaurant, Conference rooms

Course Information 18 holes · Par 70 • 6406 • 5785 • 5557 • 5321

Summer Golf Day Packages To book call Sam Barnes on 01565 830 012 Par Package (minimum 10 golfers) Coffee & biscuits on arrival 18 Holes of Golf Hot baguette with chips & salad Weekday: £30 per golfer Sunday: £35 per golfer

Birdie Package (minimum 10 golfers) Bacon Roll & Coffee on arrival 18 Holes of Golf 2 Course Dinner (Choice of Menus) Weekday: £35 per golfer Sunday: £40 per golfer

Packages available until 31st October 2011 Complimentary Two Ball Voucher given to each Golf Day

Eagle Package (minimum 12 golfers) Bacon Roll & Coffee on arrival 9 Holes of Golf, Homemade Soup & Sandwiches 18 Holes of Golf , 2 Course Dinner (Choice of Menus) Weekday: £39 per golfer Sunday: £44 per golfer

Golf Days are usually held on Thursdays and Fridays and Sundays, other days are available, we can tailor to your individual requirements, prices on request.


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The Mere Golf Resort and Spa Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford Cheshire, WA16 6LJ Telephone: 01565 830 155 play@the-mere.co.uk www.the-mere.co.uk

11. How to Find

THE Mere

From the South M6 – junction 19. Take the A556 (right) towards Altrincham and Manchester Airport. Less than one mile on the right hand side is the entrance to club. From Manchester (M62/M56) M56 – Junction 7. Take the A556 filter lane following Tatton Park signs. After approx. 1 mile, at the first set of traffic lights continue across. At the next set of lights after approx. ¾ mile, turn sharp left into club entrance.

Facilities Floating Golf Ball Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Golf Tuition, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Member’s Leisure Club

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6887 • 6330 • 5680

Designed by James Braid, Mere is as famous for its beauty as it is for the challenges it presents. It would be hard to find a more picturesque course than Mere, with its parkland setting alongside the beautiful lake which gives the course its name. Mere offers cleverly sited hazards and some of the best greens in Britain. The 6,887 yard, par 71 course was created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. Mature trees, rhododendron bushes and the lake add considerable charm to a day’s golf but they are also there to test you! Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated

into the layout so that care and accuracy are demanded on many holes. Sky Sports commentator Steve Beddoes has described Mere as ‘The Wentworth of the North’. The last four holes are particularly memorable. The 15th is a tough par 4 from the first stroke - a dogleg left from a raised tee with a carry of more than 215 yards over a stream. Three times open winner Henry Cotton named the par 4 16th hole as one of his favourites. The short par 4 17th has been described as a card-wrecker. The par 5 18th requires a straight tee shot from a raised tee to the top of a hill. A particular favourite with Colin Montgomerie on his recent visit.

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying Course 2009 - 2013

Membership applications invited

the experience 01565 830155 play@the-mere.co.uk · www.the-mere.co.uk


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Mottram Hall Wilmslow Road Mottram St Andrew Cheshire, SK10 4QT Telephone: 01625 828135 DMH.Sales@Devere-hotels.com www.devere.co.uk

12. How to Find

Mottram Hall

From M56, exit junction 6 towards Wilmslow/Macclesfield. Turn left at A538/Wilmslow Rd. Turn left at A538/ Alderley Rd. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A538 and next roundabout take 2nd exit onto A34/Handforth Bypass. At A538 take the 1st exit onto A538/Prestbury. Mottram Hall is on your left after 2 miles.

Mottram Hall Championship course was designed by Dave Thomas, who previously designed the Brabazon course at the Belfry. It is a challenging 7006 yard par 72, perfect for a weekend golf break or a golf society outing. Set in 270 acres of Magnificent Cheshire parkland, fairways dotted with oak and beech trees. Tricky, well-guarded greens. This is golf at its best. The Championship is a course of 2 loops; The front 9 are played on relatively flat meadowland, with generous fairways giving you the chance to pull the driver out of the bag without too many worries.

The back 9 is tougher and makes you think on every tee. The holes are more densely wooded with undulating fairways and carpet like greens. The Clubhouse has an impressive brasserie type bar area with sunny terraces that overlook the course. Signature Holes: 13th, Par 4. S.I. 1 hole, and an absolute brute. Only the very longest hitters will reach this hole in 2, with a right to left fairway that goes uphill and downhill, before having a sharp incline to the large undulating green. 17th. Another long par 4 that doglegs left to right round heavy woodland on either side of the fairway.

Facilities Hotel & Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Function/Meeting Rooms

Course Information 18 holes Par 72 • 7006 • 6675 • 5929 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5

485 364 158 377 414 347 190 376 490

5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5

545 193 405 453 361 343 209 445 520

Ring Golf Sales on (01625) 828135 for society packages & current offers


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Peover Golf Club Plumley Moor Road Lower Peover, Near Knutsford Cheshire, WA16 9SE Telephone: 01565 723337 mail@peovergolfclub.co.uk www.peovergolfclub.co.uk

13. How to Find

Peover

From M6 junction 19, exit onto the A556/Chester Road towards Northwich/Chester. At The Smoker traffic lights turn left onto Plumley Moor Road. Golf course is after 2 miles on the right.

Peover Golf Club is a challenging parkland course, covering 165 acres of varied terrain, and is considered one of the country’s sternest tests for any golfer. The course is situated in picturesque surroundings where the course and its fairways make the most of their natural features without exploiting them. The ponds and the Peover Eye River that runs through the course are havens for wildlife, but attractive as they are, they have no respect for the wayward drive or that misplaced approach shot.

Facilities Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6702 • 6339 • 5640 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 3 5 5 4 4 3

375 289 348 230 506 558 362 320 176

4 4 3 5 5 3 4 4 4

There is an excellent mix of holes varying in design and character with many doglegs

and water hazards including the Peover Eye River which three of the fairways cross. The undulating landscape has been enhanced with thousands of new trees which, with the existing mature trees and woodland, give aesthetic appeal as well as privacy, safety and space between holes. Signature Holes: Hole 10, Par 4. The feature hole. A drive between 2 sycamores will run down an undulating fairway. Although the river protects the left hand side, the green is generally unprotected. Hole 14, Par 5. Only the brave will take on the Peover Eye, leaving the green reachable in two.

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Plumley Moor Road, Lower Peover, Near Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9SE Tel: 01565 72 33 37 · mail@peovergolfclub.co.uk · www.peovergolfclub.co.uk


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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley Cheshire, CW6 0DJ Telephone: 0870 194 2235 golf.portal@macdonald-hotels.co.uk www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Facilities Championship Golf Course Hotel, Spa, Largest indoor golf academy in Europe, Lounge Bar, Restaurants, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Pro shop

PORTAL

Premier Course Spike Bar, Putting Green, Practice nets, Buggies, Trolleys, Pro shop Arderne Course 9-holes

With 210 acres of idyllic parkland and water features, the 18-hole Portal Championship Golf Course offers a rewarding game to golfers at every level. Three holes which particularly encapsulate The Portal Championship Course are the Par 5 3rd hole with its elevated tee, 602 yards challenge and lake fronted green; the picturesque Par 3 14th surrounded by landscaped water features and the dramatic 18th with its cascading waterfall backdrop. Take a well-earned comfort break at the Halfway House, stop for on-course refreshments at weekends and relive

your game on the balcony of the Private Members’ Lounge which has a bar, TV and stunning views across the course. Golf Academy: If you’re new to the game, or want to improve, our PGA Professionals are available for individual or group tuition. Using their expertise and the advanced technology of our indoor golf academy, they will enhance your long and short game techniques, concentrating on pitching, chipping, putting and bunker play. The Academy features leading ‘A Star’ Swing Analysis Software, a Smart Golf simulator with over 20 courses, a 6-hole putting green and bunker.

Championship Course 18 holes, Par 73 • 7058 • 6577 • 5928 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 4

275 321 557 524 197 344 383 387 340

5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4

425 411 507 382 125 379 176 379 392

Contact the club for the latest offers. Call: 0870 194 2235 · www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk


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From the M6: Leave the M6 at Junction 18. Take the A54 towards Middlewich/ Winsford. Turn Left onto the A49 and travel through Cotebrook. Signposts for the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa appear on the left hand side approx. one mile after Cotebrook.

PORTAL

From the North: Take the A49, cross the junction with the A54, travel through the village of Cotebrook. Signposts for the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa appear on the left hand side approx. one mile after Cotebrook.

Just 2 minutes from the hotel, the scenic 18hole parkland Premier Course provides a feast for the eye as well as a challenge to golfers of all levels. With the panoramic views of the 15th overlooking the Cheshire plains and the beautiful water feature on the 17th, the course builds up to a spectacular finish with the par 5 18th hole. At 493 yards the 18th is designed for the long hitters, and you can be sure of a warm welcome at the award-winning clubhouse, where wholesome bar meals, drinks and snacks are served from 11am until closing.

Premier Course 18 holes, Par 71 • 6582 • 6293 • 5688 Hole Par

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4

Yards

306 591 292 336 152 340 152 367 387

Hole Par

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4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5

Yards

Our 9-hole Arderne Course presents a superb challenge for golfers of all levels.

15th Hole, Par 3, “Platt’s Wood” At only 157 yards off the yellow tee this isn’t the longest or most difficult of holes, but it is the sheer height of the tee above the green, possibly 50 feet, that makes it stand out. Club selection is tricky as the ball can be greatly affected by the wind. 18th Hole, Par 5, “Your Round” A great par 5 to finish. A tough drive to a fairway that slopes right to left. Then either a solid lay up or big second can get you close enough for a birdie chance. However, the huge green in front of the impressive clubhouse will always give you pause for thought.

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Contact the club for the latest offers. Call: 0870 194 2235 · www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk


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Pryors Hayes Golf Club Willington Road, Oscroft, Tarvin Chester, CH3 8NL Tel : 01829 741250 / 740140 Fax: 01829 749077 info@pryors-hayes.co.uk www.pryorshayes.com 15. How to Find

Pryors Hayes

Pryors Hayes Golf Club is situated 6 miles east of Historic Chester, just off the A54 on the main road between Chester and the M6 junction 19. Turn off the A54 at Shay Lane, this turns into Willington Road and the course is after a mile. Facilities Pro Shop, Marquee, Celebration Garden, Covered Video Teaching Bay, Short Game Area Situated in the heart of rural Cheshire, this flat parkland golf course offers far more than meets the eye. Although short in length Pryors Hayes’ small greens and well designed layout provides a fair test for all levels of golfer. Well renowned for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming nature, Pryors Hayes was nominated for Golf Club of the Year in 2009, narrowly missing out on the top prize. With the addition of a state of the art teaching facility, marquee & celebration garden makes it one of the most complete facilities in Cheshire. With a recent refurbishment the overall look of the club is warm and homely with very

welcoming staff to both members and visitors alike. Pryors Hayes is a golf club with a modern outlook on how golfers should be looked after. Membership: The ladies section have two formal and one friendly competition a week, meeting on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. Up to one hundred seniors play every Tuesday, along with home and away team matches. Male members and juniors play Wednesday and Saturday competitions with the freedom to play at their preferred tee times. Membership is open all year round with no joining fees or waiting lists and with many different offers available throughout the season.

Golf’s in full swing at

RUNNER UP IN GOLF CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009 COMMENDED FOR COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR 2009 FINALIST IN MOST WELCOMING CLUB OF THE YEAR 2008 Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 5915 • 5524 • 4996 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 3

437 444 178 382 407 328 117 370 155

4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4

334 275 387 324 156 302 161 444 323

1/2 PRICE GOLF OFFER Play for half price when producing this advert Valid until 31st March 2011

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

(Normally £70)

(Normally £90)

2 for £35

To book call 01829 741250 or email info@pryors-hayes.co.uk

2 for £45

Call: 01829 741250 to book quoting reference: NWGG or email info@pryors-hayes.co.uk


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Sandiway Golf Club Limited The Clubhouse, Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2DJ Telephone: 01606 883247 information@sandiwaygolf.co.uk www.sandiwaygolf.co.uk

16. How to Find From M6 junction 19 take A556 (Chester) and the entrance is 10.5 miles on the left hand side of the A556.

Drive along the A556 on the Manchester to Chester route between the villages of Hartford and Sandiway on the Northwich bypass and you could be forgiven for missing a sign on the left that denotes Sandiway Golf Club. If you missed the sign you would have driven past the entrance to one of the finest clubs and highest quality inland golf courses in the region.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Driving Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70. SSS 72 • 6404 • 6019 • 5632 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4

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4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 3

Sandiway

From Chester take A51 and then A556.  Bear left onto A559 to tee junction in 800 metres. Turn right over bridge & take next right that is the slip road to A556 (Chester).  The entrance driveway is the next turning left in 250 metres.

Its fairways are generous, but tree-lined with mature oak, beech and birch; the classic inland course trees dominate, and the picturesque back nine offers unrivalled views of Petty Pool, an old Cheshire mere, which forms a stunning backcloth, particularly on

the eleventh and twelfth holes. The greens, although small by modern standards, are of the quality expected on a championship course. The Clubhouse: Originally built in 1926 with the financial assistance of Brunner Mond and Company, it has recently been refurbished in the bar and lounge areas to provide a more comfortable and relaxing environment to complete the perfect golfing experience. The external style follows that of a traditional Cheshire farmhouse which has stunning views over the course. It is a clubhouse for golfers and the addition of disabled access facilities to cater for all has made it more inclusive.

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Sandiway Golf Club

Society Packages during the Summer from £49pp Spaces still available for the Mixed Open, 24th July and the Open AM-AM, 19th July To book your places please contact Yvonne Bould on 01606 883247 Option 4 Or alternatively e-mail information@sandiwaygolf.co.uk


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Barceló Shrigley Hall Golf Club Pott Shrigley, Shrigley Nr. Macclesfield Cheshire, SK10 5SB

Barceló Shrigley Hall

Telephone: 01625 575626 shrigleyhall.golfretail@barcelo-hotels.co.uk www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk

17. How to Find From the South; exit the M6 at Junction 17. Take A534 then A536 to Macclesfield. From the North; exit the M6 at Junction 20. Take A50 then A537 to Macclesfield. At Macclesfield follow A523 towards Stockport for approx. 4 miles. Turn right into Brookledge Lane, Barceló Shrigley Hall is 2 miles on your left.

Set in 262 acres of glorious Cheshire countryside, Barceló Shrigley Hall offers a true Championship course, and a real test of skill and stamina, whatever your handicap. Our 18-hole, par-71 course takes you through magnificent woodland and open parkland, and was designed by celebrated architect Donald Steel, who has worked on every Open Championship venue in the country. It’s greatest rewards, though, are the stunning views over five counties, and the warm welcome you’ll receive at our historic Country House Hotel and Health & Leisure Club. Built in the 19th Century, it combines Victorian

grandeur with the finest contemporary comfort. And with a range of day, short break, corporate and membership packages to choose from, Barceló Shrigley Hall has everything you need to relax and enjoy some of the best golf in Britain. Barceló Shrigley Hall is the perfect venue for entertaining colleagues, clients or business associates. We tailor packages to suit different budgets for groups of 8 or more, and include free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities & the Clubhouse’s private function room. We will happily place your chosen signs or banners around the course during the event. Our club pros will be at your disposal on the day.

Call 01625 575626 for Offers

Facilities Hotel, Spa, Bars, Restaurants, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Practice Ground, Lessons, Pro shop, Conference, Leisure & Beauty

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6241 • 5984 • 5241 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4

329 274 130 527 382 383 471 150 407

4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 5

299 372 376 381 176 357 213 303 557


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The Warrington Golf Club Hill Warren, London Road Appleton, Warrington WA4 5HR Club: 01925 261 775 Pro: 01925 265 431 secretary@warringtongolfclub.co.uk www.warringtongolfclub.co.uk

The Warrington

18. How to Find Warrington Golf Club is ideally situated on the south side of Warrington, within easy access from the M56 motorway. Its location midway between Manchester and Liverpool gives access to all major transport routes. From the M56 junction 10 take the A49 towards Warrington. Travel through one set of lights and across a roundabout before coming to Warrington Golf Club’s entrance on the left hand side.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Pro shop, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6211 • 5930 • 5700 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3

407 353 327 352 471 158 332 348 148

4 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4

The Warrington Golf Club was founded in 1903 and is located on the south side of the town. Recent improvements to the course and its woodland areas have created a course that is both a challenging test of golf and an enjoyable experience for all. The imposing clubhouse also has excellent bar and catering services for the hungry and thirsty golfer at the end of a round. Situated less than a mile from the M56, Warrington Golf Club is easy to find and an excellent choice for the visiting golfer. The heathland course is noted for its natural surroundings, including fine views of Lancashire, Cheshire and the Welsh hills.

Superb drainage makes play possible all year, and an experienced pro shop, clubhouse and administration team ensure you will get a warm welcome and a day to remember. 7th. “Steeple.” Teeing off from the highest part of the course, you can enjoy magnificent views across Warrington and the adjoining countryside. Although a relatively short Par 4, you take on the fairway bunkers at your peril. 17th. “Hill Warren.” Named after the land on which the course is built, is a challenging Par 5. Bunkers and gorse make for a testing drive. A pond short of the green requires a decision on whether to go for the green or lay up.

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The Warrington Golf Club Secretary - 01925 261775 secretary@warringtongolfclub.co.uk www.warringtongolfclub.co.uk

Societies and visitors are assured of a warm welcome at The Warrington Golf Club


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Upton-by-Chester Golf Club Upton Lane, Upton-by-Chester CH2 1EE

UPTON BY CHESTER

Telephone: 01244 381183 secretary@uptongolf.co.uk www.uptongolf.co.uk

19. How to Find From the M53 Junction 12 Follow the signs for Chester on the A56 for 0.4 mile. At the round-about turn right onto the A41. Travel north for approx.1.4 miles to the second set of traffic lights in Upton and turn left (Old Petrol Station on left hand side just before the lights). Fork right after about 250 yards into Upton Lane opposite the “Wheatsheaf” pub. The Club entrance is about 500 yards on the left hand side at the end of a tall brick wall.

Discover historic Chester’s gem of a golf course in Upton’s leafy suburbs. Set in delightful parkland this is not the longest course but it is a true test for the thinking golfer. In its 75-year history many fine golfers have honed their skills at Upton including an English Amateur champion, a British Senior champion, English and Welsh internationals, Open qualifiers, Cheshire county players and county trophy winners. The course is in fine condition and the USGA specification, cunningly designed greens ensure you enjoy your golf all year-round.

The City of Chester has much to offer for day and short break visitors. Whether it’s shopping, history, racing or the zoo you can complete your visit with a round at Upton-by-Chester. Packages are available for individuals, groups and societies who are all welcome. Please call for details or check our website. After your game enjoy the ambiance of a refreshing drink on the patio overlooking the 18th green. The club is two miles from Chester city centre with easy access from the M56, M53 and A41.

Facilities Bars, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 5807 • 5628 • 5253 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5

147 400 268 141 324 171 398 254 506

3 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4

130 358 432 477 390 191 499 233 309


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Vale Royal Abbey Whitegate, Northwich Cheshire CW8 2BA Telephone: 01606 301291 events@vra.co.uk www.vra.co.uk

Vale Royal Abbey

20. How to Find From junction 19 M6, take the A556 west towards Chester for approx. 10 miles, crossing the ‘Blue Bridge’ over the River Weaver, through the Pelican Crossing (right turn for Hartford). Continue for just over a mile and move into the right hand lane. At the bottom of the hill turn back up the other carriageway to branch off left after 400 yards (signposted Hartford, Winsford and Whitegate). At the T-junction turn right to Whitegate, Winsford and Vale Royal Abbey.

Vale Royal Abbey is renowned for its extremely friendly and relaxing atmosphere, welcoming visiting golfers and parties throughout the year. The course was designed by renowned British Golf Course Architect Simon Gidman, and is set amidst beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside. As such, the course enjoys breathtaking views throughout the round.

Facilities Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar, Banqueting Hall, Conference Facilities, Chipping Area, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Trolleys, Lessons, Swing Room, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6463 • 6160 • 5581 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

372 493 248 364 355 165 449 326 377

3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5

All greens are constructed to USGA specifications, which along with the naturally free draining site, enables the course to remain open all year round, irrespective of the weather conditions. All tees remain in use throughout the year eliminating the

need for winter tees or mats. Each hole is individually characteristic and provides a true golfing test, requiring imaginative shot making with every club in the bag whilst remaining enjoyable to play for all standards of golfer. A worthy, but close, victor against the stunning backdrop of the 18th hole, the signature hole is the 7th. A tough dog leg left at S.I. 1. An intimidating drive with water left and woodland right. The approach is to a small green, particularly for the length of the hole at 467 yards off the competition tee, which is framed by sharp contouring to the right and the beautiful Rookery Pool left & behind.

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Open to winter golfers and societies for £40 per person (Minimum 12). To include Bacon Rolls, Tea/ Coffee, Two Course Meal. Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To book call 01606 301291 Valid from 1st November to 31st March 2011 cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and subject to availability.


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The Wilmslow Golf Club Great Warford, Mobberley Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7AY Telephone: 01565 872148 admin@wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk www.wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk

21. How to Find

WILMSLOW

From North: Leave the M56 at junction 6 and bear right onto the A538 towards Wilmslow. Take the first turning on the right at the top of the hill signposted Mobberley and at the T-junction turn right, again signposted Mobberley. Continue for two miles and turn left at the junction onto the B5085 towards Alderley Edge - the ‘Bird in Hand’ pub is on your left. Continue for one mile and turn right at the crossroads onto Warford Lane. The Wilmslow Golf Club is 400yds on the left.

This Cheshire Golf Club was founded in 1889 and is located just outside Wilmslow in the North West of England. The fine parkland golf course measures over 6,635 yards and the Clubhouse offers a comfortable environment both before and after golf with magnificent views over the course. The Club has hosted major professional tournaments and has been a regional qualifying course for The Open. Whilst the course is a fine test of golf for the low handicapper it also provides an enjoyable experience to golfers of all ability.

The Ideal Society, Charity & Corporate Venue

Rated one of the finest inland courses in the North West of England, always in firstclass condition and playable in all but the most extreme of weathers, The Wilmslow Golf Club is a perfect haven from the stress of business and the cares of daily life. Toughest Hole: Hole 8. Par 4, 437 yards (competition tee). S.I. 1 A handsome and strong par 4. The drive is the key. Obviously the road and trees on the left must be avoided but shots are easily lost in the bunker and trees on the right. Crossbunkers threaten many second shots, and the green repels all but the truest of approaches.

THE WILMSLOW GOLF CLUB

Bar, Restaurant, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Putting Green, Chipping area and extensive practice ground. Electric buggies available for hire. Visitors personal buggies not permitted Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6635 • 6311 • 5828 H ole Par Yards

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357 426 489 389 359 163 451 416 124

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346 318 400 484 147 407 397 158 480

2011 Open Competitions Sunday 22nd May - Mixed Open Friday 29th July The Wilmslow Crow (36 Hole Scratch Open)

A range of packages available to suit your needs Contact the General Managers Office 01565 872148 (Option 1)

Facilities

Tuesday 2nd August - Junior Open Wednesday 17th August - Ladies Open Tuesday 4th October - Senior Men’s Open

www.wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk Great Warford, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 7AY · Email: info@wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk

Entry forms available to download from the web site


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Wychwood Park Golf Club Weston, Crewe Cheshire, CW2 5GP Telephone: 0844 980 2323 wychwood@deverevenues.co.uk www.devere.co.uk

Wychwood Park

22. How to Find From the M6 Junction 16, take the A500 toward Nantwich. At the roundabout take the A531 towards Keele and Nantwich. At the next roundabout turn left onto the A531 towards Keele. The entrance is at the right exit on the next roundabout. From Chester take the A51 to Nantwich until you reach the Burford Crossroads. Turn left, towards Stone and follow A500 through Shavington and Hough. At the next roundabout take 3rd exit onto A531 towards Keele. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Driving range, chipping area and putting green, Buggies, Electric Trolleys, Equipment hire, Custom fitting, Lessons and clinics, Pro shop, Conference facilities, Hotel and Spa

Just 5 minutes from Junction 16 of the M6, Wychwood Park enjoys stunning views of the Cheshire countryside in a location accessible to both the North and South. This European PGA tour standard course opened in 2002, and provides the ultimate challenge for golfers.

18 holes, Par 72 • 7213 • 6736 • 6320 • 5618

Water features throughout the course, with a number of protected wildlife areas scattered throughout. Wychwood also contains the latest computer irrigation system ensuring the course is in the best playing condition and well presented throughout the year.

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The elegant Clubhouse provides a relaxing

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524 139 332 440 365 175 519 347 369

4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5

321 127 512 388 331 376 396 188 471

setting before and after your game, and features the Wychwood Suite - the perfect base for Corporate days and client entertaining. Signature Holes Hole 7, Par 5. A tough hole that requires nerve off the tee, your drive must clear a nature reserve onto split fairways either side of a stream. Long second shot to a narrow target means it may be safer to lay up. Hole 17, Par 3. A long hole when played off the back tees, it requires a full carry of almost 200 yards to clear the water. The elevated position of the tee box makes the hole appear shorter than it is. A visually stunning hole.


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Alder Root Golf Club Alder Root Lane, Winwick Warrington, WA2 8RZ Telephone: 01925 291919 enquiries@alderrootgolfclub.com www.alderrootgolfclub.com

Astbury Golf Club Peel Lane, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RE Telephone: 01260 272772 admin@astburygolfclub.com www.astburygolfclub.com

Congleton Golf Club Biddulph Road, Congleton, CW12 3LZ Telephone: 01260 273540 info@congletongolfclub.co.uk www.congletongolf.co.uk

Alderley Edge Golf Club Brook Lane, Alderley Edge SK9 7RU Telephone: 0162 585583 office@aegc.co.uk www.aegc.co.uk

Birchwood Golf Club Kelvin Close, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7PB Telephone: 01925 818819 facilitiesmanager@birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Crewe Golf Club Fields Road, Haslington, Crewe, CW1 1TB Telephone: 01270 584227 secretary@crewegolfclub.co.uk www.crewegolfclub.co.uk Davenport Golf Club Worth Hall, Middleswood Road, Poynton, SK12 1TS Telephone: 0162 876951 Email enquiries via website www.davenportgolf.co.uk

Aldersley Green Golf Club Aldersey, Nr Chester CH3 9EH Telephone: 01829 782157 bradburygolf@aol.com www.alderseygreengolfclub.co.uk

Bramhall Golf Club Ladythorn Road, Bramall, Stockport, SK7 2EY Telephone: 0161 439 6092 secretary@bramhallgolfclub.com www.bramhallgolfclub.com

Altrincham Municipal Golf Club Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham, WA15 7LP Telephone: 0161 928 0761 enquiries@altrinchamgolfclub.org.uk www.altrinchamgolfclub.org.uk

Bramall Park Golf Club 20 Manor Road, Bramall, Stockport, SK7 3LY Telephone: 0161 485 3119 secretary@bramhallparkgolfclub.co.uk www.bramhallparkgolfclub.co.uk

Delamere Forest Golf Club Station Road, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2JE Telephone: 01606 883264 info@delameregolf.co.uk www.delamergolf.co.uk

Alvaston Hall Golf Club Middlewitch Road, Nantwich, CW5 6PD Telephone: 01270 624341 warnerweb@warnerleisurehotels.co.uk www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Brookfield Golf Club Hankelow, Audlem, Nr Nantwich Cheshire CW3 0JE Telephone: 012708 12991 info@brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk www.brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Disley Golf Club Stanley Hall Lane, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2JX Telephone: 01663 762071 secretary@disleygolfclub.co.uk www.disleygolfclub.co.uk Dukinfield Golf Club Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5DB Telephone: 0161 338 2340 dgclub@tiscali.co.uk www.dukinfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Antrobus Golf Club Foggs Lane, Antrobus, Northwich, CW9 6JQ Telephone: 01925 730890 admin@antrobusgc.com www.antrobusgolfclub.co.uk

Carden Park Golf Club Carden Park, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ Telephone: 01829 731000 golf@devere.co.uk www.devere.co.uk/golf

Ashton-On-Mersey Golf Club Church Lane, Sale, M33 5QQ Telephone: 0161 973 3220 golf.aomgc@dbhmail.co.uk www.ashtononmerseygolfclub.co.uk

Chester Golf Club Curzon Park, Chester, CH4 8AR Telephone: 01244 677760 secretary@chestergolfclub.co.uk www.chestergolfclub.co.uk

Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club Oldfield Lane, Altrincham, WA14 4TY Telephone: 0161 928 2605 enquiries@dunhamforest.com www.dunhamforest.com


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Houldsworth Golf Club Houldsworth Street, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 6BN Telephone: 0161 442 9611 houldsworthsecretary@hotmail.co.uk www.houldsworthgolfclub.co.uk Eaton Golf Club Guy Lane, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7PH Telephone: 01244 335885 info@eatongolfclub.co.uk www.eatongolfclub.co.uk

Hartford Golf Club Burrows Hill, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 3AP Telephone: 01606 871162 info@hartfordgolf.co.uk www.hartfordgolf.co.uk

Ellesmere Port Golf Club Chester Road, Childer Thornton, South Wirral, CH66 1QF Telephone: 0151 339 7689 Email n/a Website n/a

Knights Grange Golf Club Grange Lane, Winsford, CW7 2PT Telephone: 01606 552780 mail.knightsgrangegolfclub.co.uk www.knightsgrangegolfclub.co.uk Knutsford Golf Club Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, WA16 6HS Telephone: 01565 633355 secretary@knutsfordgolf.com www.basickey.com/knutsfordgolf

Hazel Grove Golf Club Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 6LU Telephone: 0161 483 3217 secretary@hazelgrovegolfclub.com www.hazelgrovegolfclub.com

Leigh Golf Club Kenyon Hall, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 4BG Telephone: 01925 763130 golf@leighgolf.fsnet.co.uk www.leighgolf.co.uk

Frodsham Golf Club Simons Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6HE Telephone: 01928 732159 paulw@frodshamgolf.co.uk www.frodshamgolf.co.uk

Heaton Moor Golf Club Mauldeth Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3NX Telephone: 0161 432 2134 heatonmoorgolfclub@yahoo.co.uk www.heatonmoorgolfclub.co.uk

Lymm Golf Club Whitbarrow Road, Lymm, WA13 9AN Telephone: 01925 752177 lymmgolfclub@btconnect.com www.lymm-golf-club.co.uk

Gatley Golf Club Styal Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3TW Telephone: 0161 437 2091 secretary@gatleygolfclub.com www.gatleygolfclub.com

Helsby Golf Club Towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane, Helsby, Warrington, WA6 0JB Telephone: 01928 722021 secretary@helsbygolfclub.org www.helsbygolfclub.org

Macclesfield Golf Club The Hollins, Macclesfield, SK11 7EA Telephone: 01625 423227 Email enquiries via website www.maccgolfclub.co.uk Malkins Bank Golf Course Malkins Bank, Sandbach, CW11 4XN Telephone: 01270 765931 malkins.bank@congleton.gov.uk www.congleton.gov.uk

Gorstyhill Golf Club Wychwood Village, Weston, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 5SQ Telephone: 01270 829166 info@gorstyhillgolf.co.uk www.gorstyhillgolf.co.uk

Heyrose Golf Club Budworth Road, Tabley, Knutsford, WA16 0HY Telephone: 01565 733664 info@heyrosegolfclub.com www.heyrosegolfclub.com

Marple Golf Club Barnsfield Road, Hawk Green, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7EL Telephone: 0161 427 2311 secretary@marple-golf-club.co.uk www.marplegolfclub.co.uk

Hale Golf Club Rappax Road, Hale, WA15 0NU Telephone: 0161 980 4225 secretary@halegolfclub.com www.halegolfclub.com

High Legh Park Golf Club Mere & High Legh, Warrington Road, Knutsford, WA16 0WA Telephone: 01565 830888 info@highleghpark.com www.highleghpark.com

Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club Tarden, Gibb Lane, Mellor, Stockport, SK6 5NA Telephone: 0161 427 9700 secretary@mellorgolf.co.uk www.mellorgolf.co.uk

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Queens Park Golf Club Queens Park Drive, Crewe, SW2 7SB Telephone: Email enquiries via website www.gczcg.co.uk/queenspark Mere Golf & Country Club Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, WA16 6LF Telephone: 01565 830155 enquiries@meregolf.co.uk www.meregolf.co.uk

Peover Golf Club Plumley Moor Rd, Lower Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 9SE Telephone: 01565 723337 mail@peovergolfclub.co.uk www.peovergolfclub.co.uk

Mersey Valley Golf Club Warrington Road, Bold Heath, Widnes, WA8 3XL Telephone: 0151 424 6060 Email enquiries via website www.merseyvalleygolfclub.co.uk

Reaseheath Golf Club Reaseheath College, Reaseheath, Nantwich, CW5 6DF Telephone: 01270 625131 enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk www.reaseheath.ac.uk Reddish Vale Golf Club Southcliffe Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7EE Telephone: 0161 480 2359 admin@rvgc.co.uk www.reddishvalegolfclub.co.uk

Portal Golf & Country Club Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, CW6 0DF Telephone: 01829 733933 Email enquiries via website www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk Mobberley Golf Club Barleyhurst Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7JZ Telephone: 01565 880188 enquiries@mobgolfclub.co.uk www.mobgolfclub.co.uk

Portal Premier Golf Club Forest Road, Tarporley, CW6 0JA Telephone: 01829 733884 Email enquiries via website www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Ringway Golf Club Hale Mount, Hale Burns, Altrincham, WA15 8SW Telephone: 0161 904 9609 fiona@ringwaygolfclub.co.uk www.ringwaygolfclub.co.uk

Mollington Grange Golf Club Townfield Lane, Mollington, Chester, CH1 6NJ Telephone: 01244 851185 gail@mollingtongolfclub.co.uk www.mollingtongolfclub.co.uk

Poulton Park Golf Club Dig Lane, Cinnamon Brow, WA2 0SH Telephone: 01925 812034 secretary@poultonparkgolfclub.co.uk www.poultonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Romiley Golf Club Goosehouse Green, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4LY Telephone: 0161 430 2392 office@romileygolfclub.org www.romileygolfclub.org

Moorend Golf Course & Driving Range Woodford Rd, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 1QE Telephone: 0161 440 7788 info@moorendgolf.com www.moorendgolf.com

Prestbury Golf Club Macclefield Road, Prestbury, Macclesfield, SK10 4BJ Telephone: 01625 829388 office@prestburygolfclub.com www.prestburygolfclub.com Runcorn Golf Club Clifton Road, Runcorn, WA7 4SU Telephone: 01928 572093 Email enquiries via website www.runcorngolfclub.co.uk

Mottram Hall Hotel Golf Club Wilmslow Road, Mottram St Andrew, Prestbury, SK10 4QT Telephone: 01625 828135 Email enquiries via website www.devere-hotels.com

Pryors Hayes Golf Club Willington Rd, Oscroft, Tarvin, Nr Chester, CH3 8NL Telephone: 01829 741250 info@pryors-hayes.co.uk www.pryors-hayes.co.uk

Sandbach Golf Club Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1FH Telephone: 01270 762117 sec@sandbachgolfclub.co.uk www.sandbachgolfclub.co.uk


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The Tytherington Golf Club Macclesfield, SK10 2JP Telephone: 01625 506000 Email enquiries via website www.theclubcompany.com Sandiway Golf Club Chester Road, Sandiway, CW8 2DJ Telephone: 01606 883247 information@sandiwaygolf.co.uk www.sandiwaygolf.co.uk

Walton Hall Golf Club Warrington Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, WA4 5LU Telephone: 01925 266775 pro_shop@waltonhallgolfclub.co.uk www.waltonhallgolfclub.co.uk The Warrington Golf Club Hill Warren, Appleton, WA4 5HR Telephone: 01925 261620 duncan@warringtongolfclub.co.uk www.warringtongolfclub.co.uk

Shrigley Hall Hotel & C C Shrigley Park, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, SK10 5SB Telephone: 01625 575757 shrigleyhall.golf@barcelohotels.co.uk www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk Stamford Golf Club Oakfield House, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3PY Telephone: 01457 832126 Email n/a www.stamfordgolfclub.co.uk

Werneth Low Golf Club Werneth Low Road, Gee Cross, Hyde, SK14 3AF Telephone: 0161 368 2503 admin@wernethlowgolf.co.uk www.wernethlowgolf.co.uk Widnes Golf Club Highfield Road, Widnes, WA8 7DT Telephone: 0151 424 2440 office@widnesgolfclub.co.uk www.widnes-golfclub.co.uk

Upton-By-Chester Golf Club Upton Lane, Chester, CH2 1EE Telephone: 01244 381183 secretary@uptonbychestergolfclub.co.uk www.uptonbychestergolfclub.co.uk

Stockport Golf Club Offerton Road, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5HL Telephone: 0161 427 2001 info@stockportgolf.co.uk www.stockportgolf.co.uk

Wilmslow Golf Club Great Warford, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7AY Telephone: 01565 872148 info@wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk www.wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk

Styal Golf Club Station Road, Styal, SK9 4JN Telephone: 01625 531359 gtraynor@styalgolf.co.uk www.styalgolf.co.uk

Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club Whitegate, Northwich, CW8 2BA Telephone: 01606 301291 enquiries@vra.co.uk www.vragc.co.uk

Woodside Golf Club Knutsford Road, Holmes Chapel, CW4 8HJ Telephone: 01477 532388 info@woodsidegolf.co.uk www.woodsidegolf.co.uk

Sutton Hall Golf Club Aston Lane, Sutton Weaver, WA7 3ED Telephone: 01928 790747 info@suttonhallgolf.co.uk www.suttonhallgolf.co.uk

Vicars Cross Golf Club Tarvin Road, Great Barrow, Chester, CH3 7HN Telephone: 01244 335174 www.vicarscrossgolf.co.uk manager@vicarscrossgolf.co.uk

Wychwood Park Weston, Cheshire, CW2 5GP Telephone: 01270 820336 wychwood@deverevenues.co.uk www.deverevenues.co.uk

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Greater Manchester Introduction

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Greater Manchester The area of Greater Manchester takes in the city itself, but also the surrounding towns of Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Altrincham, and Oldham.

is the original 24-hour party city. From fine dining and chic hotels to cutting-edge clubs and bars and the world’s most progressive music scene, Manchester is always buzzing.

A few short years ago it would have been laughable to suggest that the Manchester area could provide an enjoyable tourism experience, but a cultural renaissance has taken place that has transformed this industrial region into a vibrant centre of culture and the arts. Sophisticated and stylish, Manchester

The shopping here is legendary. With exclusive independent boutiques in the funky Northern Quarter, prestigious designer stores lining the handsome King Street and every conceivable type of market, you can shop to suit any budget. The is also the large indoor “Trafford Centre”, which has

The past, the present and the future are intertwined in this city; historical landmarks complement bold, contemporary designs. World-class live events, international sporting competitions, and award-winning museums and galleries make Manchester one of the most entertaining places in the world. Add to this the passion of two top premiership football clubs, and it’s no wonder Manchester is a place like no other.

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01. Cheadle 02. Didsbury 03. Harwood 04. Heaton Park 05. Northenden 06. North Manchester 07. Sale 08. Withington

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Cheadle Golf Club Shiers Drive, Cheadle Cheshire, SK8 1HW Telephone: 0161 428 9878 cheadlegolfclub@msn.com www.cheadlegolfclub.com

01. How to Find

CHEADLE

Exit M60 at Jct 2 towards A560/ Cheadle. At roundabout, take the 5th exit onto Stockport Rd/A560 heading to Cheadle. Turn left at Wilmslow Rd/ A5149. Turn left at Shiers Drive.

Cheadle Golf Club was established in 1885 and is the second oldest golf club in Cheshire (the oldest is Royal Liverpool at Hoylake). It is well known as a very friendly club where new members and visitors are made welcome. Cheadle is a challenging nine hole golf course that is suitable for all categories of golfers.

The Club Professional is Anthony Millar, who is a fully qualified PGA Professional and a regular tournament competitor in the Northern Region. Anthony competed in The Open Championship at Troon in 2004. Lessons are provided for beginners and all level of golfer.

The clubhouse has a bar, lounge and snooker room. A wide range of social activities take place including socials, dinners, whist drives, and snooker competitions. Details of social events are posted on the notice board in the stud bar. Meals and bar snacks are available in the clubhouse.

An excellent range of golf equipment and clothing is available in the shop. Members can sign in guests to use clubhouse facilities, attend social events, or to play golf at reduced green fees. Cheadle Golf Club also features an extensive programme of golf competitions which take place every year.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 9 holes, Par 32 • 2495 • 2356 • 2311 (33) H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Cheadle Golf Club Cheadle Road, Cheadle, Cheshire

Invites you to celebrate our 125th anniversary (Cheadle Golf Club rules & standard of dress apply at all times.)

Please ring or call at the Pro Shop to check availability Pro Shop: 0161 428 9878. Secretary: 0161 491 4452.

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Didsbury Golf Club Ford Lane, Northenden, Manchester, M22 4NQ Club: 0161 998 9278 Pro: 0161 998 2811 golf@didsburygolfclub.com www.didsburygolfclub.com

02. How to Find

Didsbury

From the M56, continue towards Manchester until M56 turns into A5103. Take the exit toward Northenden/B5166. Turn right at B5167/Wythenshawe Road, turn right at B5166/Church Road. Continue onto Ford Lane

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Area, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Conference Facilities

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6212 • 6010 • 5618 (72) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5

166 436 519 152 297 138 377 386 462

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Didsbury Golf Club is an attractive and ‘easy walking’ 18-hole parkland course located alongside the River Mersey. Founded in 1891, Course Architects include Alistair MacKenzie (1921), with redesigns by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas (1973). As well as being one of the busiest private member clubs in South Manchester , Didsbury GC is a popular venue for visiting parties with its relatively flat terrain and friendly atmosphere offering a good golfing challenge to all levels and handicaps. Didsbury Golf Club is renowned for its friendly yet competitive atmosphere. It enjoys some of the best practice facilities in South

Manchester, together with professional tuition supervised by the England & Cheshire County PGA Coach, Peter Barber. Didsbury Golf Club offers its Members and Visitors alike a haven of tranquillity within the city boundaries. In May 2009 Didsbury GC proudly opened two new greens on Holes 1 & 13, built to USGA specification and designed by leading UK agronomist Peter Jones. The 1st hole is 173 yards in length with a tree lined approach. Peter Jones designed a generous sized green for the first shot of the day, however 2 large riveted bunkers guarding the approach and run-offs into swales await those who are not quite warmed up!

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Enjoy a days golf at Didsbury Golf Club in 2011 • Ideal South Manchester golfing venue • Easy access from M60 and M56 • Food & Beverage facilities open all day • See website for competitive Membership details & Open Events Didsbury Golf Club offers some of the best Teaching and Practice Facilities in the South Manchester area. Group Coaching Classes available for Ladies

Visit our website www.didsburygolfclub.com for more details, or call us on 0161 998 9278


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Harwood Golf Club
 Roading Brook Road,
Harwood
 Bolton BL2 4JD Telephone: 01204 522878 secretary@harwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.harwoodgolfclub.co.uk

03. How to Find

Harwood

From Bolton: Take the A676 road (signposted Burnley). At Bradshaw church keep straight on through the village. Climb the hill for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Roading Brook Road. The entrance is approximately 250 yards on the left. From Bury: Follow the signs for Bolton (A58) and bear right at Ainsworth Road. Follow this for approximately 3 miles through Ainsworth Village. Bear right towards Harwood and turn right into Roading Brook Road. The entrance is approximately 250 yards on the left. Harwood Golf Club is a testing 18 hole course set just on the outskirts of Bolton, Lancashire. As well as combining a challenging game with excellent views and facilities, the course is steeped in local history. A warm welcome awaits regular and new visitors to our beautiful course and clubhouse with views over the Pennines, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. Founded in 1926 as a 9-hole course, it was extended to 18 holes in 1998. Improvements and refinements since then have given us a course that we are justifiably proud of, further changes are

planned for the future that will continue the improvement over the coming years. Our course whilst not long has a good mix of long and short holes and provides as fine a test of golf as any in the area to both high and low handicap golfers. Signature Holes Hole 4, Par 3, 192 yards (white tee) Scenic par 3 with views of Winter Hill behind the green, however concentration needed to hit the well guarded green. Ponds right and left will catch any shot not hit true: Stroke Index 5 gives some idea of the difficulties this hole gives.

Facilities Bar, restaurant; putting green, buggy hire, snooker room, proshop, brand new washrooms and locker room

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5915 • 5651 • 5237 H ole Par

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158 273 291 178 394 475 257 335 409

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143 329 403 346 474 544 197 139 306

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Spring and Summer Society Specials 18 Holes, bacon roll/coffee £23.00 pp 27 holes , bacon roll/coffee, soup & sandwiches + golfers meal £32.00 pp. 20 players – we provide nearest the pin + longest drive prizes We tailor make other packages 2 players per society enter our Society Shield Competition in Autumn 2011. Memberships available 7 day Ladies and gents from £369 pa.

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Heaton Park Golf Centre Middleton Road, Prestwich Manchester M25 2SW Telephone: 0161 654 9899 hpbookings@macktrading.net www.mackgolf.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/ heatonparkgolfcentre

Heaton Park

04. How to Find Just off junction 19, M60

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Pro-shop, Hire Equipment, Trolleys, Buggies (seasonal), The First Tee Junior Teaching Academy, and Lessons

The Heaton Park Golf Course is a picturesque Championship standard golf course, situated in the scenic grounds of Heaton Park. Designed by five times Open Champion J. H. Taylor it was opened to the public in 1912 and has been the host venue for many prestigious events, both professional and amateur i.e. 1983 PGA club Prof Championship, 1984 ladies PGA tour event, Junior Nick Faldo Series Qualifiers 2005 - 2009.

Par-3 Pitch & Putt Course 18 holes, Par- 54

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5744 • 5572 • 5098 • YDS

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329 186 373 299 262 389 223 279 283

2011 Special Offers

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The main course at the Golf Centre (The Championship Course) is a parkland course, boasting spectacular views over the Pennines and surrounding countryside and offers several imposing tee shots. Three lakes in

the park play a prominent part in every round, especially on the 193 yard 11th hole. Being a long par-3 and signature hole to the course, J. H. Taylor designed a challenge for all golfers across a deep water filled ravine, to a raised plateau green. Indeed, former Open Champion, Henry Cotton once described this hole as “the toughest par-3 in England”. Peter Alliss described the 15th hole as one of the most scenic holes he’d ever seen. Our most recent visiting golf legend was the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus, when he hosted a golf masterclass on our First Tee Academy in May 2010.

Heaton Park Golf Centre

“Come and visit Heaton Park Golf Centre and walk where legends have been.”

Golf Societies in 2011: Organiser plays free with groups of 12 or more Two free places for a second booking in the same season.

The experience is more than golf.

Green Fee Special: 4 for 3 or 3 for 2.

Bring the family and try out our magnificent J. H. Taylor Designed 18 - hole Par-3 Pitch & Putt Course.

Please quote NWGG1103 when enquiring.

For further information and booking, please visit www.mackgolf.co.uk or telephone 0161-654-9899.

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Northenden Golf Club Palatine Road, Northenden Manchester, M22 4FR Telephone: 0161 998 4738 Email enquiries via website www.northendengolfclub.com

05. How to Find

Northenden

From the M56 in direction of Manchester: Continue onto A5103 (Princess Parkway). Take the exit toward Northenden/B5166 (Palatine Road). Turn right at Wythenshawe Rd/B5167. Entrance is left after Chretien Rd (under Bridge).

Northenden Golf Club is the Jewel in the Crown of the South Manchester courses. Don’t take our word for it, ask Open winners Tony Jacklin, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Bob Charles and Greg Norman plus Ken Brown, Manuel Pinero, Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance or Mark McNulty, who were among many of the European tour stars who played in the club’s annual pro-am tournament. 2012 sees Northenden Golf Club welcome back the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs when we will host the County Matchplay Championship. With USGA greens and a fantastic drainage system, Northenden Golf Club offers a real test

of golf ALL YEAR round, making it great value for money. We stay open on real greens when others have to close. We are also proud of our active Social scene, Friendly atmosphere and Welcome New Members across all categories. Our Function room is also available to hire, where our First Class chef and balcony with views overlooking the course will help to ensure your event or party is a success. Hole 6, Par 5: At 581 yds this is the longest hole on the course. A good drive is vital if you want a par or better. The left-hand ditch awaits the over-cautious golfer trying to avoid the willows and the River Mersey. Commit to this one!

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Electric Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6460 • 6169 • 5626 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

442 486 389 142 347 581 395 161 349

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

351 345 209 541 326 173 508 390 325

4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4

4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4

Summer Fourball Special Offer £80 (Quote NWGG)

Great Deals for new members

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North Manchester

North Manchester Golf Club Rhodes House, Manchester Old Road Middleton, Manchester, M24 4PE Telephone: 0161 643 9033 Professional: 0161 643 7094 Email enquiries via website www.northmanchestergolfclub.co.uk

06. How to Find From the South on the M60 Junction 19: Exit at Junction 19 and take the last exit towards Middleton. Stay in the right hand lane to go through the lights and follow the road for 1 mile. When the road bends to the right in an ‘S’ with a fishing lake on the right hand side, the entrance to the Club is on the left opposite the lay-by. For those who input the post-code into their sat-nav’s, be aware that they will try and turn you to the left one road earlier into Armitage Close. Ignore this and take the next left turning into the driveway.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Electric Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Buggies available during the main season (May to September)

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6443 • 6246 • 5587 (73) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

319 438 449 521 252 380 380 454 189

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

446 157 359 396 412 264 371 480 176

4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 3

4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 3

North Manchester Golf Club is a visiting golfers’ delight, noted for its undulating nature, with accommodating greens and wide fairways offering golfers a good walk and a challenge at every turn.

value for money, home-cooked food; fully stocked bar for that indulgence at the end of your round; and best of all it won’t cost you the earth giving you a day to remember that will make you want to come back again and again.

It is easily accessible, only 1 mile from junction 19 of the M60; is on a main road, the A576, not hidden away down side roads; has ample secure free parking; is a good length, 6443 yards par 71 for men and 5545 yards par 73 for ladies; drains well and so is open for play more often than not; has a fully stocked Pro shop with the latest clothing and equipment at reasonable prices; in-house caterers producing quality,

Signature Hole: Hole 18, Par 3, 176 yards This has to be one of the great finishing holes in golf. The green sits imperiously above the lake on a “hog’s back” with the prevailing wind of the water. Stand on this tee with a good card in your pocket and strike the ball to the centre of the green. Most courses have a card wrecker, but when it is the 18th and as picturesque as this one, there’s something special about it.

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Sale Golf Club Sale lodge, Golf Road, Sale Cheshire M33 2XU Telephone: 0161 973 1638 mail@salegolfclub.com www.salegolfclub.com

07. How to Find

Sale

Exit M60 at Jct 6 and head for Sale, Old Hall Rd (A6144). After 0.3 mile turn left into Wythenshawe Rd (B5397). After 0.2 mile the road bends to the right. Turn left on this bend into New Hall Close and after 75 yds straight on at mini roundabout, onto Fairy Lane. Cross over the Motorway and next left at the roundabout onto Golf Rd. After 0.2 mile the clubhouse entrance is on the right.

Sale Golf Club, founded in 1913, is a well established parkland course with a standard scratch of 70. The lodge of Sale Old Hall circa 1830, is steeped in tradition and has a wellearned reputation for good food and hospitality.

a gently undulating parkland course that presents an enjoyable challenge to both high and low handicap golfers. Providing ‘year round’ play, the course is maintained to the highest standards using the latest equipment.

Famous for our ‘Open Champion’, Richard Burton, who was the last ‘Club Professional’ to win the Open Championship, we have been home to many great golfers including Joanne Morley, currently on the Ladies professional circuit.

Signature Hole: 4th, Par 4. “Bridle Path”. With the tee only a few feet from the river Mersey and the green right next to the bridle path, this hole demands accuracy, judgement and great nerve. A drive left of centre will leave a pitch to one of the smaller well bunkered greens on the course. A tough shot especially when the ground is firm in summer time.

Set in an idyllic rural location next to Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Golf Club offers

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Practice Areas, Buggies, Trolleys, Custom fitting, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6301 • 5944 • 5488 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4

486 423 186 297 431 327 318 292 381

4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4

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Harwood Golf Club
 Roading Brook Road,
Harwood
 Bolton BL2 4JD Telephone: 01204 522878 secretary@harwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.harwoodgolfclub.co.uk

08. How to Find

Withington

From Bolton: Take the A676 road (signposted Burnley). At Bradshaw church keep straight on through the village. Climb the hill for approximately 1 mile and turn left into Roading Brook Road. The entrance is approximately 250 yards on the left. From Bury: Follow the signs for Bolton (A58) and bear right at Ainsworth Road. Follow this for approximately 3 miles through Ainsworth Village. Bear right towards Harwood and turn right into Roading Brook Road. The entrance is approximately 250 yards on the left. Facilities Bar, restaurant; putting green, buggy hire, snooker room, proshop, brand new washrooms and locker room

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5915 • 5651 • 5237 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

158 273 291 178 394 475 257 335 409

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

143 329 403 346 474 544 197 139 306

3 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4

3 4 4 4 5 5 3 3 4

A splendid parkland course located along the winding and very picturesque River Mersey, just 5 miles from the City centre with easy access from the motorway system and Manchester International Airport. A par 71 at 6,388 yards in length it offers a challenge to the most discerning player and at the same time is a pleasure for the higher handicapper. The lush tree lined fairways and manicured greens have been described as the best in the Greater Manchester area. Withington Golf Club is a perfect venue for Society and Company Days or even a day away from your own club with your usual Four-

Ball. Packages can be tailored to suit all your requirements, however large or small. Help and advice is available with regard to the format of your golf competition, your catering and even the services of our PGA Professional. The first hole is a moderately short but tricky par 3 of 156 yards followed by two longish par 4s. The par 5 fifth is considered one of the finest golf holes in the North West which requires a combination of skill & accuracy. The daunting stroke index 1, 14th is where Withington begins its sting in the tail. The 16th is one of the longest par 5s in Cheshire and the 17th & 18th are two particularly good par 4s to finish.

Memberships available

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Golf Societies in 2011

Subscriptions frozen since 2009. No joining fee

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Book your Golf Society or Corporate Golf Day Monday to Thursday and receive a free 4 Ball Voucher. Please quote SGP11

Half Price Subscription for Ladies When two Ladies join together, they pay just 50% each of the normal subscription.

Seniors’ Open - Monday 6th June Seniors’ Mixed Open - Tuesday 5th July Withington Salver. Mixed Greensome Stableford Sunday 7th August

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Greater Manchester Directory

Ashton-Under-Lyne Golf Club Gorsey Way, Hurst, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL6 9HT Telephone: 0161 330 1537 info@ashtongolfclub.co.uk www.ashtongolfclub.co.uk

Blackley Golf Club Victoria Avenue, Manchester, M9 6HW0 Telephone: 0161 643 2980 office@blackleygolfclub.com www.blackleygolfclub.com

Brookdale Golf Club Medlock Road, Woodhouses, Failsworth, M35 9WQ Telephone: 0161 681 4534 Email enquiries via website www.brookdalegolf.co.uk

Davyhulme Park Golf Club Gleneagles Road, Davyhulme, M41 8SA Telephone: 0161 748 2260 info@davyhulmeparkgolfclub.co.uk www.davyhulmeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Bury Golf Club Unsworth Hall, Blackford Bridge, Bury, BL9 9TJ Telephone: 0161 766 4897 secretary@burygolfclub.com www.burygolfclub.com

Deane Golf Club Off Junction Road, Deane, Bolton, BL3 4NS Telephone: 01204 61944 sandy@deanegolfclub.com www.deanegolfclub.co.uk

Castle Hawk Golf Club Chadwick Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3BY Telephone: 01706 640841 Email enquiries via website www.castlehawk.co.uk Bolton Golf Club Lostock Park, Bolton, BL6 4AJ Telephone: 01204 843067 secretary@boltongolfclub.co.uk www.boltongolfclub.co.uk Bolton Old Links Golf Club Charley Old Road, Monsterrat, Bolton, BL1 5SU Telephone: 01204 842307 secretary@boltonoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk www.boltonoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk

Denton Golf Club Manchester Road, Denton, M34 2NU Telephone: 0161 336 3218 info@dentongolfclub.com www.dentongolfclub.com Cheadle Golf Club Shiers Drive, Cheadle Road, Cheadle, SK8 1HW Telephone: 0161 428 2160 cheadlegolfclub@msn.com www.cheadlegolfclub.com

Boysnope Park Golf Club Liverpool Road, Barton Moss, Eccles, Manchester, M30 7RF Telephone: 0161 707 6125 boysnope@btconnect.com www.boysnopegolfclub.co.uk

Didsbury Golf Club Ford Lane, Northenden, Manchester, M22 4NQ Telephone: 0161 998 9278 golf@didsburygolfclub.com www.didsburygolfclub.com

Brackley Municipal Golf Club Bullows Road, Little Hulton, Worsley, M38 9TR Telephone: 0161 790 6076 Email n/a Website n/a

Chorlton-Cum-Hardy Golf Club Barlow Hall, Barlow Hall Road, M21 7JJ Telephone: 0161 881 3139 chorltongolf@hotmail.com www.chorltoncumhardygolfclub.co.uk

Dunscar Golf Club Longsworth Lane, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9QY Telephone: 01706 643818 dunscargolfclub@uk2.net www.dunscargolfclub.co.uk

Breightmet Golf Club Red Bridge, Ainsworth, Bolton, BL2 5PA Telephone: 01204 527381 secretary@breightmetgolfclub.co.uk www.breightmetgolfclub.co.uk

Crompton & Royton Golf Club High Barn, Royton, Oldham, OL2 6RW Telephone: 0161 624 2154 secretary@cromptonandroytongolfclub.co.uk www.cromptonandroytongolfclub.co.uk

Ellesmere Golf Club Old Clough Lane, Worsley, Manchester, M28 7HZ Telephone: 0161 790 2122 honsec@ellesmeregolfclub.co.uk www.ellesmeregolfclub.co.uk

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Fairfield Golf & Sailing Club Booth Road, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5GA Telephone: 0161 370 1641 manager@fairfieldgolfclub.co.uk www.fairfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Manor Golf Club Kearsley, Bolton, BL4 8SF Telephone: 01204 701027 Email enquiries via website www.manorgolfclub.co.uk Harwood Golf Club Springfield, Roading Brook Road, Bolton, BL2 4JD Telephone: 01204 522878 info@harwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.harwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Marland Golf Club Springfield Park, Bolton Road, Rochdale, OL11 4RE Telephone: 01706 649801 Email n/a www.spgc.org

Heaton Park Golf Centre Middleton Road, Prestwich Manchester M25 2SW Telephone: 0161 654 9899 secretary@heatonparkgolfclub.co.uk www.heatonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Northenden Golf Club Palatine Road, Manchester, M22 4FR Telephone: 0161 998 4738 manager@northendengolfclub.com www.northendengolfclub.com

Flixton Golf Club Church Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 6EP Telephone: 0161 748 2116 flixtongolfclub@mail.com www.flixtongolfclub.co.uk Great Lever & Farnworth Golf Club Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0LQ Telephone: 01204 656137 Email enquiries via website www.greatleverfarnworthgolfclub.co.uk

Hindley Hall Golf Club Hall Lane, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 2SQ Telephone: 01942 255131 Email enquiries via website www.hindleyhallgolfclub.co.uk Greenmount Golf Club Greenmount, Bury, BL8 4LH Telephone: 01204 883712 secretary@greenmountgolfclub.co.uk www.greenmountgolfclub.co.uk

Horwich Golf Club Victoria Road, Horwich, BL6 5PH Telephone: 01204 696980 Email n/a Website n/a

Haigh Hall Golf Club Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE Telephone: 01942 255991 secretray@haighhall-golfclub.co.uk haighhallgolfclub.users.btopenworld.com

Lowes Park Golf Club Hilltop, Lowes Road, Bury, BL9 6SU Telephone: 0161 764 1231 secretary@lowesparkgc.co.uk www.lowesparkgolfclub.co.uk

North Manchester Golf Club Rhodes House, Manchester Old Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4PE Telephone: 0161 634 9033 tee@nmgc.co.uk www.northmanchestergolfclub.co.uk

Oldham Golf Club Lees New Road, Oldham, OL4 4EN Telephone: 0161 624 4986 info@oldhamgolfclub.com www.oldhamgolfclub.co.uk Hart Common Golf Club Wigan Road, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 2BX Telephone: 01942 818445 secretary@hartcommongolfclub.co.uk www.hartcommongolfclub.co.uk

Manchester Golf Club Hopwood Cottage, Rochdale Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2QP Telephone: 0161 643 3202 secretary@mangc.co.uk www.mangc.co.uk

Pennington Golf Club Pennington Country Park, Leigh, WN7 3PB Telephone: 01942 682852 info@penningtongolfclub.co.uk www.penningtongolfclub.co.uk


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Pike Fold Golf Club Hills Lane, Pole Lane, Unsworth, Bury, BL9 8QP Telephone: 0161 766 3561 Email enquiries via website www.pikefold.co.uk Prestwich Golf Club Hilton Lane, Prestwich, M25 9XB Telephone: 0161 773 2544 prestwichgolf@btconnect.com www.prestwichgolf.co.uk

Tunshill Golf Club Kiln Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale, OL16 3TS Telephone: 01706 342095 tunshillgolfclub@btconnect.com www.tunshillgolfclub.co.uk

Whittaker Golf Club Littleborough, OL5 0LH Telephone: 01706 378310 admin@whittakergolfclub.co.uk www.whittakergolfclub.co.uk

Regent Park (Bolton) Golf Club Links Road, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL2 9XX Telephone: 01204 844170 regent.park@btopenworld.com www.regentparkgolfclub.co.uk

Turton Golf Club Wood End Farm, off Hospital Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9QD Telephone: 01204 852235 info@turtongolfclub.com www.turtongolfclub.com

Wigan Golf Club Arley Hall, Haigh, Wigan, WN1 2UH Telephone: 01257 421360 info@wigangolfclub.co.uk www.wigangolfclub.co.uk

Rochdale Golf Club Edenfield Road, Bagslate, Rochdale, OL11 5YR Telephone: 01706 643818 Email enquiries via website www.rochdalegolfclub.co.uk

Valynette Golf Club Grimeford Road, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5LD, Telephone: 01257 480485 Email n/a Website n/a

William Wroe Golf Club Pennybridge Lane, Flixton, Manchester, M31 3DL Telephone: 0161 748 8680 info@traffordleisure.co.uk www.traffordleisure.co.uk

Walmersley Golf Club Garrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Close, Walmersley, Bury, BL9 6TE Telephone: 0161 764 1429 Email enquiries via website www.walmersleygolfclub.co.uk

Withington Golf Club 243 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2UE Telephone: 0161 445 3912 secretary@withingtongolfclub.co.uk www.withingtongolfclub.co.uk

Saddleworth Golf Club Mountain Ash, Uppermill, Oldham, OL3 6LT Telephone: 01457 873653 secretary@saddleworthgolfclub.org.uk www.saddleworthgolfclub.org.uk

Sale Golf Club Sale Lodge, Golf Road, Sale, M33 2XU Telephone: 0161 973 3404 mail@salegolfclub.com www.salegolfclub.com

Werneth Golf Club Green Lane, Garden Surburb, Oldham, OL8 3AZ Telephone: 0161 624 1190 secretary@wernethgolfclub.co.uk www.wernethgolfclub.co.uk

Stand Golf Club The Dales, Ashbourne Grove, Whitfield, Manchester, M45 7NL Telephone: 0161 766 2388 Email enquiries via website www.standgolfclub.co.uk

Westhoughton Golf Club Long Island, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3BE Telephone: 01942 811085 Nonsec.wgc@btconnect.com www.westhoughtongolfclub.co.uk

Worsley Golf Club Stableford Avenue, Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester, M30 8AP Telephone: 0161 789 4202 secretary@worsleygolfclub.co.uk www.worsleygolfclub.co.uk

Swinton Park Golf Club East Lancashire Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5LX Telephone: 0161 794 1785 info@spgolf.com www.spgolf.co.uk

Whitefield Golf Club Higher Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7EZ Telephone: 0161 351 2700 enquiries@whitefieldgolfclub.com www.whitefieldgolfclub.co.uk

Worsley (Marriott) Park Golf Club Worsley Park, Manchester, M28 2QT Telephone: 0161 975 2000 Email enquiries via website www.marriott.co.uk

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Lancashire Introduction

Lancashire With two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty full of dramatic scenery and quiet lanes, the summer months provide the perfect opportunity to explore Lancashire’s undiscovered countryside.

restaurants and inns with brilliant beer gardens. From Morecambe Bay potted shrimps to Bowland beef, Lancashire’s skilled chefs know how to make the most of the abundant store cupboard on their doorstep.

This Royal Duchy is full of ancient castles and picturesque stone-built villages. It’s also home to some of the country’s favourite seaside resorts, including Blackpool - Europe’s biggest and brightest, and the perfect destination for families. Make sure you work up an appetite too, as Lancashire is packed with award winning

Just six miles from the bright lights of Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes-on-Sea, Fylde, are worlds apart in both character and atmosphere. The dual seaside towns are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with well tended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks. The rolling sand dunes of St Annes-onSea and the Ribble Estuary adjacent to Lytham

make a safe haven for more than 250,000 migrating birds that flock here in winter. Some of the world’s most famous golf tournaments take place at Lancashire’s celebrated Links Courses, which stretch along the renowned Lancashire Golf Coast. Luckily for any golf enthusiasts out there, many of the best courses are also open to the public, so you can test your ability with the challenges that links courses are famous for – tricky winds, sand dunes, small, deep bunkers, uneven fairways and thick rough.


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Open Championship Course Royal Lytham & St. Annes

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club Venue for The Open Championship in 2012 and the Walker Cup in 2015, Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club sits between the two seaside resorts of Lytham St Annes and Blackpool, and is one of the most unique venues to host the British Open. A truly magnificent course situated in the heart of a stunning Victorian estate, and one which locals are extremely proud of.


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Open Championship Course Photographs by Alan C. Birch

The layout of Royal Lytham & St Annes has remained faithful to the original created by the clubs first professional, George Lowe, over a century ago. The only significant changes were made in 1919 when the club asked Harry Colt, the pre-eminent course designer of the time to make recommendations for improvement. Over the next four years he repositioned some of the greens and tees added numerous bunkers and lengthened the course. It is not a conventionally beautiful golf course, surrounded as it is by suburban housing and flanked by a railway line, but it has a charm all of its own. It is a Links course that is a long way from the sea yet close enough for the sea breeze to have an effect on one’s game and was aptly described by Bernard Darwin, the leading golf writer of the thirties, as ‘a beast of a course, but a just beast’. He went on to say that ‘no one could fail to be impressed by its difficulties, which sets a golfer just about as ruthless as an examination as any course of my acquaintance’. Ryder Cup Captain Mark James wrote “ And Lytham was set up magnificently in 2001 (for the Open Championship), perfect for the world’s premier golfing event. I do not think they could have prepared that course better. It was a perfect combination of width of fairways, length of rough and pace and quality of greens. It should be used as a model for future Opens. Everyone who knows

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Lytham knew that it would be the one course where Tiger Woods would not have a big advantage because of the distance he hits, as there are relatively few holes where you can carry the trouble. Tiger could not tame it”. It is renowned as a course on which it is hard to scramble a good score, after all, there are 200 bunkers peppering the fairways and

surrounding the greens. It may not be the longest of courses but it is one where careful thought and accurate shots are required. As Darwin wrote, ‘hit your ball to the right place and the way to the hole is open to you, but hit your ball to the wrong place and every kind of punishment, whether immediate or ultimate, will ensue’.

Contact Details Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Links Gate, Lytham St Annes, FY8 3LQ Telephone: 01253 724206 bookings@royallytham.org www.royallytham.org 01. How to Find From the M55 direction of Airport Progress Way to Squires Gate Land (A5230) At 3rd set of Traffic Lights turn left for Lytham St Annes you are now on the A584 proceed past Pontins Holiday Centre, at the 3rd set of traffic lights (St Thomas Road) turn left over railway bridge, Royal Lytham situated on your right at next junction.

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Blackpool North Shore Golf Club Ltd Devonshire Rd, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 ORD

Blackpool North Shore

Telephone: 01253 352054 office@blackpoolnorthshoregolfclub.com www.blackpoolnorthshoregolfclub.com

02. How to Find From Blackpool: Make your way on to the Promenade and head North. Go past the Tower and North Pier - two miles down there is a roundabout (the only one on the promenadae) continue along the Queens Promenade heading north and take the 7th right into Shaftesbury Avenue (Castle Casino on the corner). Go to the top of this road (about ½ mile) crossing all junctions, and turn left at the T junction into Devonshire Road. BNSGC is the first on the left BEFORE you go down the hill.

Just 500 yards from the North Promenade, this links course is relatively flat compared to most as it uses natures elements to make the rolling fairways and large greens testing to all handicappers. It has been used as an Open Championship qualifying course on more than one occasion and is a real gem of the north. The renowned H S Colt designed the course in 1920 with very few changes being made since to this entertaining track.

course when The Open has been held at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Currently it is the venue for the Lancashire PGA Championship.

Since 1920 the course has hosted the Great Britain match with the Rest of the World in 1963, the PGA Penfold Tournament in 1967 and a number of occasions has been a qualifying

The green at the closing hole, just over 400 yards, is approached through a narrow neck of fairway and has bunkers to protect it on each side.

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Signature Holes The three par-five holes are all in excess of 500 yards, with the 10th green being closely guarded by a pond. There are many testing par-4s which use the undulations to good effect and the par-3s all play long off the back tees.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Pro shop, Golf Teaching Academy, Sky Sports, WIFI, Function Room, Practice Ground, Buggy Storage Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6431 • 5878 • 5657 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3

436 400 524 367 429 385 175 303 196

5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4

533 435 178 296 341 537 309 172 415

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP £195 Management of their handicap and provision of an official handicap Certificate. Entry into 6 Mid Week Competitions during the golfing season, providing the member with the opportunity to play in a competitive environment and maintain their handicaps for the following year.

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Clitheroe Golf Club Whalley Road, Clitheroe Lancashire BB7 1PP Telephone: 01200 422292 Pro Shop: 01200 424242 secretary@clitheroegolfclub.com www.clitheroegolfclub.com 03. How to Find

Clitheroe

From Preston Clitheroe Golf Club is situated just off the A59 1mile to the west of Clitheroe. When proceeding from Preston take the first exit to Clitheroe by turning left at the roundabout. Take the first road on the left and the Club will be seen on your right.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function/ Conference Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop Clitheroe Golf Club was formed in November 1891 and moved to its present site when ninety six acres of land were purchased for £5,000 at Barrow Gardens in 1932. The generosity of the Southworth family made possible the erection of a fine clubhouse building, as well as the establishment of a full 18 hole course rather than the 9 holes originally planned.

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying Course 2010-2014 Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6504 • 6337 • 6124 • 5585 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4

448 352 432 286 134 337 421 161 365

4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5

360 384 433 506 176 373 310 140 506

4 Ball Summer Offer Monday - Thursday £120.00 available until 30th September 2011 Visiting Pary Packages Summer 2011 18, 27, & 36 HOLES

Ring: 01200 422292 Email: secretary@clitheroegolfclub.com

Clitheroe is a beautiful 18 hole parkland golf course located in the heart of the Ribble Valley. The Club hosted the Regional Open Qualifying for the first time in 2010 and will continue to do so until 2014. Designed by the legendary Scottish designer, James Braid, the course

has been on its present site since 1932. The course is a challenge to all levels of golfer with a premium on straight driving without being too demanding physically. The views from the course are quite spectacular, with Longridge Fells and Waddington providing the backdrop to Stonyhurst College and Mitton Church. To the east is Pendle Hill, scene of many witch trials so legend states. Clitheroe is a course of considerable prestige and regarded as one of the top 10 courses in Lancashire. The County Championship has been hosted three times in the last 29 years and twice in the last 8 years. At national level, the Club has hosted the EGU County Champions Tournament and most recently the Schools Team Championship. Societies: Clitheroe Golf Club welcomes visitors either as Golf Club away days, company days or organised parties. The Club caters for visiting parties Monday to Friday (subject to availability) and can accommodate from small groups to large corporate golf days throughout the year. Contact the Secretary who can provide details of packages available to meet your needs.

OPEN COMPETITIONS 2011 Gents Spring Open Fourball Ladies Open Team Event Seniors Open Fourball Gents Open Team Event Mixed Open Fourball Open Competition Sir Michael Bonallack Seniors Open Fourball James Braid Mens Singles Gents Open Fourball Mixed Open Team Event Junior Open Gents Open Team Event Ladies Open Team Event Seniors Mixed 4Ball Pendle Witch 36 Hole October Winter Fourball

17th May 19th May 25th May 5th June 12th June 22nd June 27th June 12th July 16th July 31st July 28th August 30th August 11th Sept. 14th Sept. 20th Sept. 25th Sept. 19th October

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Herons’ Reach Golf Club East Park Drive, Blackpool Lancashire, FY3 8LL Telephone: 01253 838 866 Email enquiries via website www.devere.co.uk

04. How to Find

Herons’ Reach

Herons’ Reach is easy to find from the M6. Take junction 32 for the M55 and then exit at junction 4 for Blackpool North (A583). Beware of speed cameras on this 30mph dual carriageway. Follow the signs for Blackpool Zoo into South Park Drive and East Park Drive and keep an eye out for the hotel on the right.

Facilities Set amongst 236 acres of Parkland and lakes and designed in 1994 by former Ryder Cup player and current BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss and former Ryder cup player and course architect Clive Clark. A true test of golf. A par 72 with narrow fairways and USGA specification greens with subtle breaks and borrows. The course also boasts 12 water features and has three tee colours to challenge every level of player. Located just 4 miles from Blackpool’s town centre and the famous Blackpool Tower can be seen at various points of the course – with the best view when playing the 14th hole. Herons’ Reach has held numerous PGA

North Region Championship events over the past decade, with previous winners such as Paul Eales and Phillip Archer. It will also see a return of the championship in 2010. Although just a Par 3, the course signature hole is the start of the final 3 holes that could make or break a great score. The 16th is 167 yards off the medal tees and normally played into the prevailing wind. There is out of bounds on the left and right and a lake that is situated down the entire left side of the hole. Two bunkers also guard the green, front right and mid left. The 40 yard long, undulating green slopes quite severely down towards the lake.

Memberships Available, Society Golf, Corporate Golf Days, Professional Tuition, USGA Standard, Practice Facility, PGA Golf Academy, 17 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Chipping and Putting Greens, Buggy and Trolley Hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6628 • 6205 • 5848 • 5289 (71) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 5 3 5 5 4 3 4

348 241 490 146 472 473 353 152 381

£30 per person or £100 per fourball (subject to availability)

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5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

461 353 149 296 353 399 154 259 439


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Heysham Golf Club Trumacar Park, Middleton Road Heysham, LA3 3JH Telephone: 01524 851011 secretary@heyshamgolfclub.co.uk www.heyshamgolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Heysham

From M6: Leave the M6 at junction 34 and take the A683 to Lancaster/ Lonsdale/Morecambe/Heysham. Turn right at Caton Rd/A683 (signs for Heysham). Continue onto Greyhound Bridge Rd/A589, keep left at the fork. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Morecambe Rd/A589. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A683. At roundabout, take first exit onto Middleton Road.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 6 bay driving range, State of the art professional teaching building, Practice putting greens, Chipping & pitching practice greens, Well stocked golf shop, Golf buggies available for hire

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6355 • 6090 • 5637 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4

434 321 144 503 166 432 381 335 331

4 3 5 3 5 4 3 4 4

Heysham Golf Club is a parkland course situated at the extreme west of the Morecambe/ Heysham boundary close to the coast and covers an area of approx. 130 acres and is within easy reach of the M6 motorway. Long holes and open fairways characterise our course together with the introduction of a number of water features to complement the extended 6360 yard par 70. The elevated part of the course has stunning views across Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland Hills in the North and the Pennines to the East. Heysham Golf Club has an active membership

with mens, ladies and junior teams in many local and club competitions. The Art Deco Clubhouse has panoramic views of the course from all the lounges and is host to a licensed bar and games room. With a floodlit driving range, state of the art training facilities and practice areas, it makes Heysham Golf Club the ideal place to spend time golfing and socialising. For more information, and to find out about our Open Competitions for 2011, please visit our website at: www.heyshamgolfclub.co.uk

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Summer Packages 18 Hole Package: Coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf followed by a delicious 2 course meal

Package A: 27 Hole Weekday Visiting Party Minimum party of 8 - £47.50 pp Package B: 18 Hole Weekday Visiting Party Minimum party of 8 - £37.50 pp Package C: 18 Hole Weekend Visiting Party Minimum party of 8 - £55.00 pp

We offer 10% discount to bookings made for Mondays or Thursday throughout the summer. Packages available until 30th September 2011


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Hurlston Hall Golf & Country Club Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Lancashire, L40 8HB Telephone: 01704 840 400 info@hurlstonhall.co.uk www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

06. How to Find

Hurlston Hall

From M6, exit at junction 26 onto M58 Skelmersdale/Liverpool. Exit junction 3 to St Helens/Southport. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A570/ Rainford Road heading to Southport/ Ormskirk. Turn left at A577/Park Road. Turn left at A577/Church Street. Continue onto A570/Southport Road, turn right at Hurlston Lane.

Classical golfing values underpin the philosophy of Hurlston Hall designer Donald Steel. His desire to blend his courses imperceptibly into the surrounding landscape is never more evident than here. The emphasis of this 18 hole, 135 acre, par 72 course is enjoyment. The strategic use of natural elevation, well placed traps and the finely sculptured contours of the greens present an inspiring challenge. There is always the opportunity to card a personal best, however the slightest hint of a hook or slice could result in a battle for respectability. The beautifully manicured practice putting area and a driving range fully

equipped with Power Tee© capability provide the perfect pre-match limber up. To satisfy your undoubted appetite the clubhouse provides a diverse range of dining options with which to round out the perfect day of golf. 10th, Par 4. An extremely difficult par 4 with a pond down the right hand side of the fairway and then a pond in the middle of the fairway which you have to carry for your second shot. The green has two tiers with a huge bunker on the right hand side. One to remember! 15th, Par 4. From the tee the views are rather special. Down the gentle slope this fairway goes right and then left into the largest green on the course.

Facilities Spa, Leisure Club, Bar, Restaurant, Spike Bar, Bistro, Floodlit Driving Range, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6561 • 6328 • 5882 (75) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4

403 156 331 362 399 454 137 483 385

4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5

408 523 181 358 343 407 156 359 483

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For further information telephone: 01704 840400 Email:info@hurlstonhall.co.uk. – www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

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Lancaster Golf Club Ashton Hall, Ashton-with-Stodday Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 0AJ Telephone: 01524 751247 enquiries@lancastergc.co.uk www.lancastergc.co.uk

07. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Dormy House(sleeps 18), Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6512 • 6269 • 5791 H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4 415

10

4

390

2

5

486

11

5

476

3

4

422

12

4

385

4

3

156

13

3

141

5

4

352

14

5

496

6

3

166

15

4

391

7

4

347

16

4

296

8

4

385

17

4

426

9

4

373

18

3

166

Lancaster

From M6, junction 33. At Junction 33, exit toward Lancaster(South) / A6. Proceed through traffic lights at Galgate and continue on A6 past Lancaster University. At Traffic lights (Boot & Shoe public house & Booths supermarket) turn left along Ashford Road. At next roundabout turn left onto Ashton Road (A588). Continue along Ashton Road, Lancaster Golf Club is 1 mile on the right.

Designed by James Braid, the renowned golf course architect, Lancaster Golf Club has built a reputation of being one of the finest courses in the north west of England. Stunning views of the Lakeland hills, Trough of Bowland and the Lune estuary add to the enjoyment of the “Lancaster experience.” With two loops of 9 holes and a par of 71 Lancaster is a fair test of golf for both the accomplished & intermediate golfer. Lancaster has recently hosted the Lancashire County Championship and is a popular venue for the annual Pro-Am held in June. Enjoy the impressive grade 1 listed clubhouse that dates

back to the 14th century and hosts a Dormy house that caters for up to 18 guests, all in ensuite rooms. Residential golf packages, weddings and functions can be booked at the golf club. The Caterers, Bowland Village Inns, provide 1st class cuisine using fresh local produce. Hole 18, Par 3, ‘Ashton Home’, 178 yards Much admired in Braid’s day when it was 25 yards shorter. However the problem remains the same. How best from a high tee, to carry a ravine of rough, water and sand, to the green below which lies under the Clubhouse windows. It’s not surprising that this gem merits inclusion in any anthology of the best holes in Britain.

Five minutes from the city centre... ...a million miles from the office.

18 & 27 hole golf packages for societies. Residential Dormy Packages. Membership available for 2011 season. TEL: 01524 751247

Lancaster Golf Club


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Lytham Green Drive Golf Club Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4LE

Lytham Green Drive

Telephone: 01253 737390 secretary@lythamgreendrive.co.uk www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk

08. How to Find Exit the M55 motorway at junction 4, signposted North Shore and A583. Keep left and move into the inside lane. Go straight over the roundabout (pass a B & Q store on the right), at the first set of traffic lights turn right, then immediately left down Peel Road. Continue until you reach a T-junction, turn right onto Ballam Road, and the club is 1½ miles on the left.

Laid out by 1902 Open Champion, Alex Herd, and re-designed by James Steer in the 1940’s, at first sight Lytham Green Drive is a pleasant tree-lined course, which although within a mile of the Irish Sea still retains parkland characteristics. The greens are small by modern standards, and very well bunkered. This parkland course also has links-like undulating fairways that can fool the eye when it comes to judging distance. Despite its modest length, the course demands a wide variety of golf shots and will make you use just about every club in your bag, with its assortment of different challenges and

approaches to most greens. This formidable little test was officially recognised when it was used as a Final Qualifying course for the 1974, 1979 and 1988 Open Championships held at nearby Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. The first hole could start the round off on the wrong foot. This 398-yard gentle dog-leg has an out of bounds on the right, trees to the left and a well-bunkered green with a pond at the rear. Two well-placed bunkers on the right of the fairway will catch any crooked drives. The 13th hole is named “Harold’s Beck” after the club’s famous professional and renowed club maker Harold Beck.

Junior Girls’ Green Drive Trophy

Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Clubhouse, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6305 • 6159 (69) • 5750 (74) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4

383 382 329 348 510 177 335 336 392

4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5

450 343 336 152 442 142 397 200 505

PRO-AM, Friday 26th August 2011

MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2011

Teams of 4 including Professional

Shotgun Start 10:00. Entry: £10 per person

Maximum Handicap Allowance 24 3 scores aggregate to count

Stroke Play Competition for Under 20 Hcp & Stableford Competition for 20-35 Hcp

Prize fund for a full field will be in excess of £3600

The Competition will be run in conjunction with the Lancashire Ladies’ Golf Association. Entry forms for this Competition and all other Open Competitions may be dowloaded from our website www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk

Facilities

1913

Entry Fee: £150 per team To include: Pre-game Bacon Barm and Coffee Pie & Peas and a Pint afterwards For further information please contact either Ian or Gill on 01253 737390 Option 4


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Morecambe Golf Club Limited The Clubhouse, Bare Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 6AJ Telephone: 01524 412841 secretary@morecambegolfclub.com www.morecambegolfclub.com

09. How to Find

Morecambe Golf Club is a private members club situated on the north-west tip of the Lancashire coast. The course is just over a mile from the centre of the popular coastal resort of Morecambe, over-looking magnificent Morecambe Bay and 3 miles from the historic city of Lancaster.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Lounges, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Wheelchair access

Course Information 18 holes, Par 67 • 5791 • 5551 • 5391 (72) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4

330 432 136 422 187 361 379 343 360

3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

MOReCAMBE

From M6: Leave the M6 at junction 34 and head into Lancaster on the A683. Follow the signs for Morecambe and carry straight on through two large roundabouts. At the 3rd “shrimp” roundabout(Toby Pub) bear right onto Broadway. Keep straight on until you reach the promenade at the Broadway Hotel. Turn right onto promenade for half a mile until you see the clubhouse elevated on your right.

Justifiably recognised as the gateway to the English Lake District, Morecambe offers the ideal stopping off point for visitors to this picturesque corner of the British Isles. As a golfing destination, Morecambe Golf Club has gained an enviable reputation for both the quality of its clubhouse facilities

and 18 hole golf course offering visiting golfers a wholehearted welcome. Time after time visitors comment that “...they never realised this little gem of a course existed!” 4th, Par 4, 440 yards (competition tee) Morecambe’s signature hole. A testing double “dog-leg” with out-of-bounds all the way down the left. A good drive will carry the corner to give a better line into the green but hit it too well and two sand traps await. The green is very tight, sandwiched between the out-of-bounds and a steep bank. Four hungry bunkers collect any unfortunate kicks from the right hand banking.

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Ring: 01524 412841 or E.Mail: secretary@morecambegolfclub.com

4 Man Team Event: Sunday, 7th August

Men’s Medal: Sunday, 29th May Mixed Greensome Medal: Monday, 30th May

Play Golf on this superb Alister MacKenzie designed course

Midweek Seaside Special £100 PER 4 BALL. Includes one course meal

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Pleasington Golf Club Pleasington, Blackburn Lancashire, BB2 5JF Telephone: 01254 202 177 secretary-manager@pleasington-golf.co.uk www.pleasington-golf.co.uk

10. How to Find

Pleasington

From M65 Junction 3 Follow signs to Blackburn. Turn right at traffic lights. Follow A674 for 1 mile. Take lane on left signposted to Pleasington Priory and Railway Station. Pleasington Golf Club is located on left hand side, at 400 yards.

Formed in October 1890, Pleasington is without doubt one of the best tests of golf in the NorthWest of England, with a superb layout, being part heathland in character with some heather. This beautiful and picturesque golf course is within 2 miles of exit 3 of the M65 Motorway in Pleasington, a rural village area on the outskirts of Blackburn, with magnificent country views. The course is a regular venue for County matches and has hosted numerous prestigious competitions. These include top class amateur events and The Open Regional Qualifying returning annually again to Pleasington for 6 years from 2004. Pleasington can cater for

Win a 4 day trip to Spain NW GOLF GUIDE TOUR OPEN Pleasington Golf Club 20th May 2011 £75 per pair (incl: Tea/Coffee and Bacon roll on arrival

the small, medium or large visiting party. Set in 140 acres of rolling wooded countryside and with many holes in individual valleys, this most picturesque of courses offers a tough challenge of golf, even to the best golfers. Signature Holes: Hole 6, Par 4. “Priory”. This fine golfing hole is full of interest and character. One drives over rough ground to a sloping fairway. The green is guarded by deep bunkers in front and on both sides, whilst the ground slopes away behind. The approach shot must be well pitched up with plenty of stop. It is a difficult shot and one prone to disappointment.

Contact the professional on 01254 201630 or the office on 01254 202177 www.pleasington-golf.co.uk

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Practice Ground, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6562 • 6402 • 6177 • 5807 (74) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 5

378 341 318 423 335 346 507 149 468

3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

169 531 156 449 379 352 147 353 376

“Spring Special” 2 Ball £80 3 Ball £100

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Preston Golf Club Fulwood Old Hall, Fulwood Hall Lane Fulwood, Preston PR2 8DD Telephone: 01772 700011 Ext 1 secretary@prestongolfclub.com www.prestongolfclub.com

11. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function/Conference Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Video room for all players, Junior academy with after school classes and holiday activities Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6312 • 6029 • 5378 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 4

137 340 420 430 332 508 491 162 310

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4

Preston

Leave M6 at junction J31 in direction PRESTON. From the roundabout leave at the 1st exit onto Preston New Road (A59). Enter the roundabout and turn right by leaving at the 2nd exit onto Blackpool Road (A5085). Leave Blackpool Road (A5085) and turn right into Sir Tom Finney Way (B6241). Turn left into Watling Street Road. Turn right into Duchy Avenue. Turn right into Fulwood Hall Lane. Proceed along Fulwood Hall Lane, past Preston Barracks on the right. Turn left into Preston Golf Club.

Preston Golf Club, a must play Lancashire gem, is situated in the Fulwood District of Preston. It was established in 1892 and modified by famous designers such as James Braid, Harry Vardon, Alistair Mackenzie and Sandy Herd over the years. It is a very testing parkland course where water hazards, treelined fairways and about 75 bunkers provide many challenges to play to your handicap.

Signature Hole The 17th is a truly remarkable hole and a real test of the golfing brain. An elevated tee provides excellent views of the first 300 yards.

Added to this are excellent dining and drinking facilities in the Clubhouse, a very well-stocked pro’ shop and a 16 bay, 250 yard flood-lit driving range where you can warm up before beginning your round.

Most golfers can swing their entire bag at the second shot, but “long hitters” be warned, water is looming! Once past the fairway cross bunker there is 198 yards to the green. Lay up or go for it?

With the fairway bending left to right and sloping gently the same way, care must be taken to find the left of the fairway to avoid being blocked out.

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2011 OPENS Mon 9th May Sun 15th May Sun 22nd May Mon 13th Jun Fri 17th Jun Sun 2nd Oct

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Stanley Park Golf Course North Park Drive, Blackpool Lancs FY3 8LS Telephone: 01253 302613 spbookings@macktrading.net www.mackgolf.co.uk

Stanley Park

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12. How to Find From M55 Head onto M55 toward Blackpool/ Fleetwood/Preston (North) At junction 4, take the A583 exit to Blackpool/N’Shore At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Preston New Rd/A583 heading to Blackpool/N’Shore Turn right at S Park Dr/A587

Stanley Park Golf Course is a picturesque Championship standard golf course situated in the scenic grounds of Stanley Park. The course was opened in 1925 having been designed by the famous golf course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie who also designed such well known Courses as Royal Melbourne, Cypress Point and Augusta National, home to the US Masters.

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The course is an undulating parkland layout with a variety of natural hazards, dykes and grassy swales to negotiate as well as carefully placed bunkers. It is a Course that requires thought as well as skill to be able to walk off the 18th with a good score.

The course has always been run as a municipal facility and the private members club attached to the course provides clubhouse facilities. Signature Holes Hole 1, Par 4, ‘Saddle Entry’, 416 yards. The first is often described as the most difficult starting hole on the Fylde. The tee shot is over a grassy pit to a sloping fairway. The ideal line is up the left edge as everything will run to the right here but beware the OB which runs all the way up the left of this hole. The approach is a long uphill shot to a “Classic MacKenzie” two-tier green protected by bunkers left and right.

Stanley Park Golf Course Golf Societies in 2011: Organiser plays free with groups of 16 or more Two free places for a second booking in the same season. Green Fee Special: 4 for 3 or 3 for 2 Just cut out this voucher and redeem in the Pro-shop. Please quote SPGG when enquiring

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Golf shop, Hire Equipment, Junior Academy

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6130 • 5781 • 5188 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

399 185 467 274 150 427 414 312 466

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

124 317 346 404 428 350 139 253 326

4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 5

3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4

Silver Niblick (Open) 12/06/11 An opportunity to come and play our enjoyable golf course. The experience is more than just golf. For information and booking call 01253 302613 or email spbookings@macktrading.net


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Accrington & District Golf Club West End, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 4LS Telephone: 01254 350112 info@accringtongolfclub.com www.accringtongolfclub.com

Burnley Golf Club Glen View, Burnley, BB11 3RW Telephone: 01282 421045 Email n/a www.burnleygolfclub.org.uk

Dean Wood Golf Club Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, WN8 0QZ Telephone: 01695 622219 secretary@deanwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.deanwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Charnock Richard Golf Club Preston Road, Charnock Richard, near Chorley, PR8 5LE Telephone: 01257 470707 Email n/a www.crgcc.co.uk

Duxbury Park Golf Club Duxbury Hall Road, Duxbury Park, Chorley, PR7 4AS Telephone: 01257 265380 customerservice@glendale-services.co.uk www.glendale-golf.com

Chorley Golf Club Hall O’ Th’ Hill, Heath Charnock, Chorley, PR6 9HX Telephone: 01257 480263 secretary@chorleygolfclub.freeserve.co.uk www.chorleygolfclub.co.uk

Fairhaven Golf Club Lytham Hall Park, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4JU Telephone: 01253 736741 secretary@fairhavengolfclub.co.uk www.farhavengolfclub.co.uk

Ashton & Lea Golf Club Tudor Avenue, Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston, PR4 0XA Telephone: 01772 735282 info@ashtonleagolfclub.co.uk www.ashtonleagolfclub.co.uk Bacup Golf Club Maden Road, Bankside Lane, Bacup, OL13 8HN Telephone: 01706 873170 secretary@bacupgolfclub.co.uk www.bacupgolfclub.com Baxenden & District Golf Club Wooley Lane, Baxenden, Accrington, BB5 2EA Telephone: 01254 234555 baxgolf@hotmail.com www.baxendengolf.co.uk Beacon Park Golf Club Beacon Lane, Dalton, Up Holland, WN8 7RU Telephone: 01695 627500 proshop@beaconparkgolf.com www.beaconparkgolf.com

Fishwick Hall Golf Club Glenluce Drive, Farringdon Park, Preston, PR1 5TD Telephone: 01772 798300 fishwickhallgolfclub@supanet.co.uk www.fishwickhallgolfclub.co.uk Clitheroe Golf Club Whalley Road, Clitheroe, BB7 1PP Telephone: 01200 422292 secretary@clitheroegolfclub.com www.clitheroegolfclub.com

Blackburn Golf Club Bearwood Brow, Blackburn, BB2 7AX Telephone: 01254 51122 info@blackburngolfclub.com www.blackburngolfclub.com

Blackpool North Shore Golf Club Devonshire Road, Blackpool, FY2 0RD Telephone: 01253 351017 office@blackpoolnorthshoregolfclub.com www.blackpoolnorthshoregolfclub.com

Fleetwood Golf Club Golf House, Princes Way, Fleetwood, FY7 8AF Telephone: 01253 773573 secretary@fleetwoodgolf.co.uk www.fleetwoodgolf.co.uk Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club Bowgreave, Garstang, PR3 1YE Telephone: 01995 600100 reception@ghgc.co.uk www.garstanghotelandgolf.com

Colne Golf Club Law Farm, Skipton Old Road, Colne, BB8 7EB Telephone: 01282 863391 colnegolfclub@hotmail.co.uk www.colnegolfclub.com

Gathurst Golf Club Miles Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8EW Telephone: 01257 252861 secretary@gathurstgolfclub.ltd.uk www.gathurstgolfclub.co.uk

Darwen Golf Club Winter Hill, Darwen, BB3 0LB Telephone: 01254 701287 admin@darwengolfclub.com www.darwengolfclub.com

Ghyll Golf Club Ghyll Brow, Barnoldswick, Colne, BB8 6JH Telephone: 01282 842466 webmaster@ghyllgolfclub.co.uk www.ghyllgolfclub.co.uk

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Great Harwood Golf Club Harwood Bar, Great Harwood, BB6 7TE Telephone: 01254 884391 Email n/a www.greatharwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Knott End Golf Club Wyreside, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 0AA Telephone: 01253 811365 louise@knottendgolfclub.com www.knottendgolfclub.com Lytham Green Drive Golf Club Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4LE Telephone: 01253 737390 secretary@lythamgreendrive.co.uk www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk

Green Haworth Golf Club Green Haworth, Accrington, BB5 3SL Telephone: 01254 237580 enquiries@greenhaworthgolfclub.co.uk www.greenhaworthgolfclub.co.uk

Lancaster Golf Club Ashton Hall, Ashton-With-Stodday, Lancaster, LA2 0AJ Telephone: 01524 751247 enquiries@lancastergc.co.uk www.lancastergc.co.uk

Marsden Park Golf Club Townhouse Road, Nelson, BB9 8DG Telephone: 01282 661912 Email n/a www.marsdenparkgolfclub.co.uk

Lansil Golf Club Caton Road, Lancaster, LA4 3PE Telephone: 01524 39269 secretary@lansilgolfclub.org.uk www.lansilgolfclub.org.uk Herons Reach Golf Club East Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8LL Telephone: 01253 832505 golf@devere.co.uk www.devere.co.uk

Morecambe Golf Club Bare, Morecambe, LA4 6AJ Telephone: 01524 418050 secretary@morecambegolfclub.com www.morecambegolfclub.com

Heysham Golf Club Trumacar Park, Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe, LA23 3JH Telephone: 01524 851011 secretary@heyshamgolfclub.co.uk www.heyshamgolfclub.co.uk

Lobden Golf Club Whitworth, Lancashire Telephone: 01706 343228 golf@lobdengolfclub.co.uk www.lobdengolfclub.co.uk

Mytton Fold Golf Club Whalley Rd, Langho, Blackburn, BB6 8AB Telephone: 01254 240662 golfshop@myttonfold.co.uk www.myttonfold.co.uk

Hurlston Hall Golf Club Hurlston Lane, Southport Road, Scarisbrick, L40 8HB Telephone: 01704 840400 info@hurlstonhall.co.uk www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

Leyland Golf Club Wigan Road, Leyland, PR5 2UD Telephone: 01772 436457 manager@leylandgolfclub.co.uk www.leylandgolfclub.co.uk

Nelson Golf Club Kings Causeway, Brierfieid, Nelson, BB9 0EU Telephone: 01282 614583 info@nelsongolfclub.com www.nelsongolfclub.com

Longridge Golf Club Fell Barn, Jeffrey Hill, Longridge, Preston, PR3 2TU Telephone: 01772 783291 secretary@longridgegolfclub.co.uk www.longridgegolfclub.co.uk

Ormskirk Golf Club Cranes Lane, Lathom, Ormskirk, L40 5UJ Telephone: 01695 572112 mail@ormskirkgolfclub.com www.ormskirkgolfclub.com


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Rossendale Golf Club Ewood Lane, Head Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 6LH Telephone: 01706 831339 admin@rossendalegolfclub.net www.rossendalegolfclub.net

Stanley Park Golf Course North Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8LS Telephone: 01253 302613 spbookings@macktrading.net www.mackgolf.co.uk

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Links Gate, Lytham St Annes, FY8 3LQ Telephone: 01253 724206 bookings@royallytham.org www.royallytham.org

St. Annes Old Links Highbury Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 2LD Telephone: 01253 723597 secretary@stannesoldlinks.com www.stannesoldlinks.com

Penwortham Golf Club Blundell Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AX Telephone: 01772 744630 secretary@penworthamgc.co.uk www.penworthamgc.co.uk

Pleasington Golf Club Pleasington, Blackburn, BB2 5JF Telephone: 01254 202177 secretarymanager@pleasingtongolf.co.uk www.pleasington-golf.co.uk Poulton-Le-Fylde Golf Club Myrtle Farm, Breck Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde, FY6 7HJ Telephone: 01253 892444 greenwood-golf@hotmail.co.uk www.poultonlefyldegolfclub.co.uk

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club Stonyhurst, Hurst Green, Blackburn, BB6 9QB Telephone: 01254 826478 Email n/a www.stonyhurstpark.co.uk Shaw Hill Hotel G & C C Preston Road, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7PP Telephone: 01257 269221 info@shaw-hill.co.uk www.shaw-hill.co.uk Silverdale (Carnforth) Golf Club Redbridge Lane, Silverdale, Carnforth, LA5 0SP Telephone: 01524 701300 info@silverdalegolfclub.co.uk www.silverdalegolfclub.co.uk

Preston Golf Club Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 4DD Telephone: 01772 700011 secretary@prestongolfclub.com www.prestongolfclub.com Rishton Golf Club Eachill Links, Hawthorn Drive, Rishton, BB1 4HG Telephone: 01254 884442 Rishtongolfclub.co.uk www.rishtongolfclub.co.uk

Towneley Golf Club Towneley Park, Todmorden Road, Burnley, BB11 3ED Telephone: 01282 451636 secretary@towneleygolfclub.co.uk www.towneleygolfclub.co.uk Whalley Golf Club Long Leese Barn, Clerkhill, Whalley, Blackburn, BB7 9DR Telephone: 01254 822236 secretary@whalleygolfclub.com www.whalleygolfclub.com

Staininglodge Golf Course Chain Lane, Staining, Blackpool, FY3 0DE Telephone: 01253 891336 enquiries@staininglodge.co.uk www.staininglodge.co.uk Standish Court Golf Club Rectory Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0XD Telephone: 01257 425777 golfprostu@hotmail.com www.standishgolf.co.uk

Wilpshire Golf Club 72 Whalley Road, Wilpshire, Blackburn, BB1 9LF Telephone: 01254 248260 admin@wilpshiregolfclub.co.uk www.wilpshiregolfclub.co.uk

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Merseyside Introduction

Merseyside Merseyside comprises of the boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, Sefton and St Helens, and as the name suggests straddles the River Mersey. The county has been the birthplace of many famous names throughout its history, with Liverpool’s bustling port at its heart Merseyside was always a cosmopolitan place for both artist and artisan. From TV legends Cilla Black and Tom Baker, to sporting heroes like Wayne Rooney and Stephen Gerrard, the area has long been a cultural hotbed and no-one typifies this more than its biggest export: The Beatles. To this day a source for much of the area’s tourism,

The Beatles went from humble beginnings at The Cavern Club to global acclaim in the 60’s and many favourite spots for tourists today owe their fame to The Fab Four: the original Cavern was demolished in the 70’s but an exact replica was built in 1984 even using some of the bricks from its predecessor and this houses The Beatles museum; Strawberry Fields cemetery also lies within the city. Historically Merseyside has grown from a rural community to a bustling urban sprawl, and much of this growth is down to the county’s docks. The city of Liverpool, Birkenhead and Bootle docks were all

massively enriched by the slave-trade in the 18th century and by ship-building until more recent times, as well as being the first step on the road to America in the 19th and early 20th centuries: the ill-fated Titanic was constructed in Liverpool’s ship-yards. With Liverpool’s Capital of Culture status the area has seen large investment recently, which can only add to its draw for tourists; although a county that can boast the biggest band in history, two of the nation’s biggest football clubs, the world’s largest Anglican cathedral, Tate Liverpool and Wayne Rooney probably needs little help.


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Area Map 08 Southport 01 10 12

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Open Championship Course Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Royal Birkdale, one of Britain’s finest golf clubs has been voted the No 1 course in England and is among the best in the World. Having previously hosted two Ryder Cups, the Walker and Curtis Cups, the Women’s British Open and on nine occasions the Open Championship, they will be hosting the RICOH Women’s British Open again in 2010.


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Open Championship Course Photographs by Alan C. Birch

Royal Birkdale

The stunning coastal resort of Southport is host to the finest links courses in England. This is the home of Royal Birkdale, for many golfers, quite simply, the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship. Among the many great courses along the Northwest coast, Royal Birkdale stands out as a perfect example of links golf. It is currently voted by Golf Monthly as the best course in England and the 4th best course in the British Isle and in a survey commissioned by Planet Golf for Golfing Digest it was listed as the 18th best courses outside of the United States.

The growing stature of the club was acknowledged in 1951 when the King gave his permission for the club to be known as The Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The course has been the stage for many great golf championships including the Amateur Championship, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Women’s British Open. On nine occasions the greatest championship, The Open, has been played here, the most recent in 2008. In 2005, the club was the venue for both the Amateur Championship and the Women’s British Open which Royal Birkdale will host again in 2010.

The Club was formed in 1889, starting life as a nine hole course. In 1897 the decision was taken to move to Birkdale Hills where an 18 hole course was constructed. The course underwent considerable changes in the mid 1930’s when the current Clubhouse was built. There was further restructuring in the 1960’s and in the early 1990’s all of the greens were reconstructed and redesigned. In preparation for the Open Championship in 2008 and as a part of the Club’s on going improvement there have been some significant alterations carried out from 2005 to 2007 which have enabled the Club to retain its position as one of the finest links courses.

The Championship Course now measures 7.180 yards. Visitors generally play the yellow tees which at 6.381 yards is a test in itself even for the most accomplished golfer. The wind, whistling down the fairways when it comes from the sea, adds to the challenge. Each hole runs through a landscape of high dunes, the fairways are flat and fair and from the tee there is generally a clear view of the task ahead. Each hole is memorable, from The Open Championship tee the 13th measure 498 yards, one of the longest par 4s in championship golf.

Even in the early days, the Birkdale Club was forward-thinking, with the members voting in favour of allowing ladies to use the links from 1889. Indeed, one of the first tournaments held was the 1909 Ladies’ British Open Match play Championship.

Visitors to the course can walk in the footsteps of many of golf’s legends, among them Open Winners, Peter Thomson, a double winner at Royal Birkdale, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson. On the 16th hole, a plaque commemorates Arnold Palmer’s great shot in appalling weather conditions, on the way to his Open win 1961.

The clubhouse was designed to resemble an Ocean Liner cruising through the sand hills of Birkdale. It too has undergone significant changes over the years but it has retained its distinctive art-deco style. The balconies and handrails have been replaced with enormous bay window in providing spectacular views of the 18th green and it is the only place to be on the last afternoon of The Open. Contact Details Royal Birkdale Golf Club Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LX Telephone: 01704 568857 secretary@royalbirkdale.com www.royalbirkdale.com 01. How to Find The club is one and half miles south of Southport town centre on the A565 - Waterloo Road between Southport and Ainsdale.Drivers approaching from the North should use the M6, exit at Junction 29, Leyland, to the A582, A59 and A565. Drivers from the South, via the M6, M62, M57 and A5147. Traffic from Central Lancashire should use the M58, exit at Junction 3, Rainford, to the A570. Traffic from Wales and the Wirral should use the M53, Queensway Tunnel to the A565.

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Open Championship Course Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool Golf Club The Hoylake links can be, by turns, beautiful, uplifting, awe inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying. They were created to be a demanding test of golf and remain so, and they lie at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Great Britain.


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Open Championship Course Photographs by Alan C. Birch

Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is the oldest of all the English seaside courses with the exception of Westward Ho! in Devon, which was established just a few years earlier. Robert Chambers and George Morris were commissioned to lay out the original Hoylake course, which was extended to 18 holes in 1871. This was also the year in which the Club was granted its Royal designation thanks to the patronage of His Royal Highness The Duke of Connaught. For the first seven years of its life the land still performed its original function, doubling as a golf course and a horse racing track - indeed, echoes of this heritage can be found today in the names of the first and eighteenth holes, Course and Stand, while the original saddling bell still hangs in the club house. Once the horses had been dispatched to pastures new Hoylake began to take its place in the history of golf in general and of the amateur game in particular. In 1885 the links hosted the first Amateur Championship; in 1902 the first international match between England and Scotland, later to become the Home Internationals; and, in 1921, the first international match between Great Britain and the United States of America, which we now know as The Walker Cup. In fact, it is Royal Liverpool Golf Club’s contribution to the amateur game that has set it apart from all other clubs in England. Although, at the end of the nineteenth century, it was the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews that took on the role of the governing body in golf as the game developed, it was at Hoylake that the rules of amateur status were laid down. Ironically it was John Ball, who was to become the Club’s greatest player, who almost fell foul of them. In 1878, when he was just sixteen years old, Ball had finished tied for 4th place in the Open Championship with Bob Martin of St Andrews. Although Ball lost the play-off for fourth place the following day there was still a money prize due to him from the purse. The sum involved was only one pound but John Morris advised the young John Ball to put the money in his pocket. It was this incident, recalled seven years later, that came back to haunt

Royal Liverpool

Ball when he wanted to enter the Amateur Championship. Ball had accepted prize money and therefore was technically a “professional”. The rules were, however, diplomatically but conveniently adjusted to enable Ball to play. John Ball’s influence on amateur golf, together with that of Harold Hilton who was also a Hoylake player, cannot be over emphasised. Between them they dominated the amateur game of that era and the pair was also a major influence on the professional game, each of them winning the Open Championship as amateurs. John Ball won the Amateur Championship eight times between l888 and l9l2 and was runner-up twice. He won the Open Championship in l890, the first Englishman and the first amateur to do so, and also took the amateur title the same year. Harold Hilton’s record was just as impressive. He won the Open twice, in l892 (the first year the Open was played over 72 holes) and again five years later, making him the only amateur apart from John Ball and Bobby Jones to win the title. His victory at Hoylake in 1897 was marked 100 years later by the creation of a new, annual Harold Hilton Medal tournament open to amateur golfers aged 30 or more and handicap 5 or less. Hilton also won the Amateur Championship four times, was runner-up on three occasions and won the US Amateur Championship in 1911, the year in which he also held the British title. The man was obviously no slacker - in the same year he still found time to become the first editor of the new Golf Monthly magazine. No history of Hoylake would be complete without mention of the legendary Bobby Jones. In 1930 the club was privileged to host his winning of the Open Championship, a victory that would become the second leg of his remarkable Grand Slam - the winning in the same year of the Amateur and Open Championships of both Great Britain and the United States. Shortly afterwards, a mere twenty-eight years old, Bobby Jones found himself with no golfing peaks left to conquer and he retired from the game. Much time has passed since then, but the Hoylake links, despite their at first glance flat

and benign appearance, are still very much among the toughest and most demanding tests of golf. Work is currently ongoing and almost finished on the links to improve the playability of the same for players of all standards. This work is being carried out under the direction of the eminent Architect Dr. Martin Hawtree. In July 2006 the fabled mighty winds did not blow. But there was no denying that another mighty champion was born... in the shape of one Eldrick “Tiger” Woods.

Contact Details Royal Liverpool Golf Club Meols Drive, Hoylake Wirral CH47 4AL Telephone: 0151 632 3101 bookings@royal-liverpool-golf.com www.royal-liverpool-golf.com 02. How to Find Royal Liverpool Golf Club is situated on Meols Drive (A540) between Hoylake and West Kirby, 10 minutes from Junction 2 of the M53 and less than 1 hour from Manchester International Airport. Leave M53 at Junction 2, follow A551 to Moreton and then A553 to Hoylake. Continue straight ahead at the roundabout in Hoylake (railway station is on the left) and the Club is 300 yards along Meols Drive on the right.

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Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club (Established 1902) Garswood Park, Ashton in Makerfield Wigan, WN4 0YT

Ashton-in-Makerfield

Telephone: 01942 727267 secretary@ashton-in-makerfieldgolfclub.co.uk

www.ashton-in-makerfieldgolfclub.co.uk 03. How to Find From The North M6 exit at junction 24. Turn right at top of slip road. At next set of lights (Ashton Cross) turn 180° left into the Golf Club drive.   From The South & East M6 exit at Junction 23. Follow signs for Ashton / Wigan. Pass entrance to Haydock Park Race course. At the next set of lights turn left onto theA58 to St Helens. Through the next set of lights over the M6 & at the next set of lights (Ashton Cross) turn 180° left into the Golf Club. Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club is a great 18 hole course, famous not only for its welcome to first time visitors, but for its striking panoramic views towards Manchester and beyond. The inward nine holes are particularly demanding (especially on a windy day) with some difficult driving holes through heavily wooded areas. Special care should be taken on the 5th, 11th and 16th holes. The course was founded by long time cricketing pals Tom Mayall and Andrew Molyneux, and celebrated its Centenary back in 2002. Ashton-in-Makerfield Golf Club has certainly taken giant steps in the quest to produce a

top quality golf course, with excellent facilities and staff to deliver those aspirations. Facilities The developments range from 2 new holes being designed and constructed to enable the club to play 18 holes during a United Utilities pipeline project, a Professional who ‘went back to school’ and achieved full playing privileges on the Senior European Tour and a Manager with almost 30 years County playing experience. All of this adding to the existing assets of a vibrant Club which welcomes Societies, visitors, wedding and anniversary functions and provides a wide range of entertainments.

Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6205 • 5918 • 5306 H ole Par Yards

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304

18

4

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OPEN DAY

Sunday 8th May 2011 - 11 am to 3 pm

A superb opportunity for you and your family to become members of a friendly and unique golf club. Arrival at the Club to be met by the Captain and members of the club; Drinks and light refreshments; Introduction and tour of the Club facilities; Membership opportunities: Full playing, Junior/Colt and Social Membership; Anyone interested in playing memberships will be provided with a free round voucher to be arranged at a later date. . For full information please contact the manager, Garry Lacy: 01942 719330


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Caldy Golf Club Limited Links Hey Road, Caldy, Wirral Merseyside, CH48 1NB Telephone: 0151 625 5660 golfcaldygc@btconnect.com www.caldygolfclub.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities 2 Lounges, Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Practice Range, Buggies, Trolleys, Club Hire, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6707 • 6324 • 5792 (70) • 5798 (74) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4

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Caldy

Exit Jct. 2 from the M53 and follow the Upton By-pass (A5027) onto Frankby Road (B5139) before turning left onto Hillbark Road (B5140). Turn right onto Montgomery Hill (B5141), this road leads onto Caldy Road (B5140). Then turn left onto Croft Drive East and left again onto Links Hey Road.

Playing at Caldy is one of the most rewarding golfing experiences one can enjoy on the beautiful Wirral Peninsula. Golfers from the UK and abroad are always welcome to share the Club’s challenging course, vast Practice Ground and Excellent Clubhouse facilities. From the often breezy cliff top holes, breathtaking views can be enjoyed over the River Dee Estuary towards the three Hilbre Islands and the mountains and coastline of Wales. In contrast, the heathland inner holes offer a more tranquil rural vista towards Thurstaston Hill and adjacent farmland. This glorious combination of links

and inland holes make for a memorable game for golfers of all standards. Hole 3. Par 4, “Sands of Dee” A superb dog-leg right. The fairway sweeps around two sets of bunkers well placed to catch both short and long hitters. A good tee shot will leave a demanding approach to a well guarded green and a stunning backdrop over the Dee Estuary. Hole 6. Par 4, “Donga” An extremely challenging hole, the last one along the cliff edge. Rough and out of bounds over the cliff on the left make the tee shot tight.

179 509 425 337 368 334 401 145 495

Contact the club for the latest offers. Call: 0151 625 5660 golfcaldygc@btconnect.com · www.caldygolfclub.co.uk


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Formby Golf Club Golf Road, Freshfield Liverpool, L37 1LQ Telephone: 01704 872164 teetimes@formbygolfclub.co.uk www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

05. How to Find

Formby

From the Motorway Network at the junction of the M57/M58 take the signposts to Formby.  On the A565 from Liverpool turn left at the 2nd roundabout (with BP station) towards Formby Golf Club, Formby Point and Freshfield station. Immediately after the station turn right into Golf Road and enter the club through the automatic barrier.

Set in the sand dunes and pinewoods of Formby the terrain ensures that accuracy is always at a premium. Heather protects much of the rough and caution is definitely required whether playing off the tee or in approaching the well protected greens. This is a course of contrasts. Formby has always regarded itself as a top amateur course though it has been used for the Open Championship on 3 occasions (1924, 1971 and 1996). The Amateur Championship has been held here on four occasions, the most recent being 2009. The winner Matteo Manassero is the youngest ever winner of the championship at 16 years of age.

Hole 7, Par 4, 368 yards (yellow tee) This is such a great hole but needs some thought. To hit a good approach to this sloping green your tee shot ideally needs to be central at the top of the hill. With your approach we’d advise trying to leave yourself below the flag stick giving you an uphill putt. Hole 12, Par 4, 385 yards (yellow tee) Regarded as one of the best holes on the course. A left of centre tee shot will leave a good angle to approach the green. There is a large bunker on the left side of the green and the main trouble is short, so make sure you take enough club to allow you a possible birdie opportunity.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Accommodation, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7028 • 6698 • 6505 • 6052 (70) H ole Par Yards

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4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4

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3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

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April 2011 Special £180.00 per tee time. Available from 1.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) May, June, July 2011 Monday - Friday £110.00 per person, 18 or 36 holes Saturday & Sunday £130.00 per person, 18 hole only, after 3.30 pm Summer Twilight: May, June, July & September 2011 £40.00 per person, after 5pm. Available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.

GREAT DEALS for 2011

Gentleman’s Dormy £45.00 per person per night to include bed and breakfast. Dormy guests have the added benefit of playing in members tee times and playing 36 holes over two days. Greenfee dependant upon time of year. Sleeps up to 10 people. Four twin rooms and two single rooms.


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Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa Southport Old Road, Southport Merseyside L37 OAB Telephone: 01704 875699 Email enquiries via website www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

06. How to Find

Facilities 4 star Hotel & Spa, Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar, 9 hole par 3 course, PGA Golf Academy, Driving Range, Putting Greens, Short Game Area, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Club Fitting, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7081 • 6833 • 6462 • 5577 (73) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

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Formby Hall

From M62: Exit towards M57/ Southport. Turn left at A5036/Dunnings Bridge Road. Turn right at A5207/ Copy Lane. Take 2nd right at A5207/ Northern Perimeter Rd, turn right at Lydiate Lane and right again at A565/ Park View. At roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Southport Old Road. From Liverpool: (14 miles) Head West on A580 towards A59/Byrom Street. Turn left at Leeds Street. Turn right at A565/Great Howard Street. Turn right at A565/ The By-pass. Take 3rd exit at roundabout to Southport Old Road. Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa, opened in 1996, is one of the newest golf facilities on England’s Golf Coast but has already built an enviable reputation, for its two golf courses, its state-of-the-art PGA National Golf Academy and its luxurious 4-star hotel. Hewn from marshland, six miles south of Southport and at the heart of England’s Golf Coast. Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa features a fine 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course which is ideal for experienced golfers and beginners alike. The 18-hole course hosted two events on the Challenge Tour, the 2004 ADT English Seniors’ Open, and

in 2009 staged its first EuroPro Tour event. Formby Hall’s 18-hole lay-out features a series of testing holes protected by water and well-placed-bunkers. Water, in fact, can be found on 16 out of the 18 holes. The 16th is a picturesque yet extremely testing par 3, with a 170-yard carry over water, and 6 well placed greenside bunkers waiting to catch any errant tee shot leaves very little margin for error, and a Par-3 on the card is true reward for selecting the right club. The Resort enjoyed a £15 million development in 2008 which has resulted in the completion of a stylish new 4-star 62-bedroom hotel and luxury Spa.


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Haydock Park Golf Club Golborne Park, Newton Lane Newton-Le-Willows Merseyside WA12 0HX Telephone: 01925 226 944 secretary@haydockparkgc.co.uk www.haydockparkgc.co.uk 07. How to Find

Haydock Park

From M6, Junction 23 Exit junction 23 towards St Helens/ LiverpoolA580. Road merges onto E Lancashire Rd/A49 (signs for Manchester/A580). At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto A580 heading towards M6/St Helens, turn left at Newton Lane, golf club is on your left.

Founded in 1877, Haydock Park Golf Club is a well-established golf course situated near Haydock Park Racecourse. It is a mature parkland course of just over 6,000 yards. The course was designed by the famous golf course architect James Braid. Haydock Park is one of the North West’s premier golf clubs; it’s tree-lined fairways and well bunkered greens make scoring well a real challenge, for both high and low handicappers. We welome visitors every day during the week except Tuesdays (Ladies Only) and weekends. The Club is an excellent friendly venue for a day’s golf offering superb

catering and clubhouse decor. Being very convenient to the M6/A580 junction, the Club is readily accessible from all directions. Signature Hole Rated by many members as the feature hole on the course, the par 4, 6th has a daunting drive down a funnel of trees from a magnificent three tiered tee. With out of bounds all the way down the right and two bunkers placed perfectly to catch the slightest fade a drive to the left center is ideal as this fairway also slopes from left to right. A very large and high cross bunker 29 yards from the green makes distance judgement difficult.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6073 • 5826 • 5390 • 5097 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 4

404 166 484 110 503 317 303 170 424

Host of the Lancashire Seniors Championship on 13th & 14th June 2011

‘Ladies Intro to Golf’ Day on 16th April from 12 noon

HAYDOCK PARK

4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3

354 370 140 434 282 493 320 369 183


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Hesketh Golf Club Cockle Dick’s Lane Southport, PR9 9QQ Telephone: 01704 536897 Email enquiries via website www.heskethgolfclub.co.uk

08. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6764 • 6691 • 6115 • 5639 (74) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 4

363 158 317 155 360 438 433 377 411

4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4

Hesketh

Hesketh is at Cockle Dick’s Lane which is off Cambridge Road. Cambridge Road is the A565, the main road between Southport and Preston. The turn off to Cockle Dick’s Lane is almost 2 miles North of Southport Town Centre along the A565. To get to Southport from the M6, take J26 exit and continue along M58 until the Southport exit. Follow the A577 and then the A570 through Ormskirk to Southport.

Hesketh Golf Club in Southport is set amidst the towering Victorian villas of Southport’s premier residential area - Hesketh Park, & is the town’s oldest golf club, founded in 1885. Standing alone on the crest of a tall sandhill, the clubhouse dominates the golf course, and the surrounding district. The course is at the northern end of southwest Lancashire`s sand dune system, which is the home of so many great golf courses. Professional championship golf has been played on these famous old links from the club`s earliest days, and the course is regularly used as a final qualifying course when The

Open is played at Royal Birkdale. The course sets a unique challenge with half of the holes threaded through tall sand dunes; whilst the other holes border the Ribble estuary. 15th, Par 4. A blind tee shot over a large sand dune looks imposing. The ideal line is the church spire. With large sand dunes covered in rough on the right and left a straight tee shot is a must. An accurate approach shot is then needed to avoid the pot bunker which guards the right side of the green.16th. Without doubt the most picturesque par 3 on the course. A long iron is usually needed to a green surrounded by bunkers and sand dunes.

298 163 380 466 375 358 174 479 450

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Heswall Golf Club Cottage Lane, Gayton Wirral, CH60 8PB Telephone: 0151 342 1237 secretary@heswallgolfclub.com www.heswallgolfclub.com

09. How to Find

Facilities Lounge, Bar, Catering Facilities, Putting Green, Indoor Teaching Facility, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6882 • 6624 • 6272 • 5773 (74) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

421 393 351 209 545 335 158 330 511

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

431 350 509 450 136 460 183 518 334

4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5

4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4

Heswall

Exit Jct. 4 from the M53 and take the 2nd turning on the left marked “Heswall 4 miles”. Follow the A5137 to the roundabout, where you will see the Devon Doorway pub on the right. Bear right and follow the signs for “Gayton / Heswall Golf Club”.

Situated on the Wirral Peninsula, nestled between North Wales and the English Golf Coasts, Heswall Golf Club is a distinguished and beautiful 18 hole, 6,882 yard parkland course. It is within easy reach of the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester with breathtaking views of the Welsh hills from the banks of the Dee Estuary, overlooking one of the United Kingdom’s premier RSPB World Bird Sanctuaries, providing an unrivalled and peaceful environment for any golfer to enjoy this wonderful venue. The course presents a variety of challenges for short and long handicap players and has been the venue for a number of national

championships in recent years. The club has a very active playing membership and in recent years, has hosted the Wirral Classic and a number of county, national and international fixtures. Whether you are visiting Heswall Golf Club as an individual visitor or as a guest of a member, with a society or corporate event, our recently renovated clubhouse will provide you with a place for unparalleled relaxation as you enjoy a drink, snack or full restaurant facility whilst taking in the fantastic panoramic views of the course and Dee Estuary from the comfort of our open glass fronted extended patio.

Heswall Golf Club Over a Century of Challenges

Visiting Parties and Societies welcome - contact General Manager Graham Capewell to discuss your requirements. Please visit our website: www.heswallgolfclub.com for latest details and offers.


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Hillside Golf Club The Clubhouse, Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport, PR8 2LU Telephone: 01704 567169 secretary@hillside-golfclub.co.uk www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk

10. How to Find

Hillside

Hillside Golf Club is located to the south of Southport Town Centre, just off the A565 (Waterloo Road). From the M6 turn off at Junction 26 onto the M58. Follow the A570 Southport signs off the M58. From the A570, follow the A565 south, then turn off onto Hastings Road by Hillside Train Station.

A round of golf at Hillside is a truly memorable experience and many visitors consider the course equal to anything the Open Championship venues have to offer. To sample links golf at its finest, ensure Hillside is on your schedule. From the white tees the course at Hillside measures just over 7,000 yards meandering through majestic sandhills and tranquil pinewoods. From the blue tees the course is a more manageable 6,558 yards.  Many of the holes have elevated tees with fantastic views over the Irish Sea. After playing

the course, Greg Norman wrote to the Club saying that “The back nine were the best in Britain”, while Jack Nicklaus described the course as “A wild looking links”. 11th, Par 5. Many regard this as Hillside’s signature hole, certainly the view from the tee is worth lingering over, on a clear day the fells of the Lake District can be seen to the North. But it’s also a stern test that’s often played into the wind. 16th, Par 3. This is one of the best par 3’s you will play in England. It’s quite a long way but is often played down wind. A Mackenzie splits the green into two tiers - no bunkers required!

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Driving range, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7029 • 6558 • 6160 • 5888 (75) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4

386 493 340 175 482 344 143 365 376

3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

135 493 357 336 344 359 149 491 392


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Houghwood Golf Billinge Hill, Crank Road, St Helens, WA11 8RL     Telephone: 01744 89 44 44 houghwoodgolf@btinternet.com www.houghwoodgolfclub.co.uk

11. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function/Conference Room, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6283 • 5870 • 5341 (71) 16th, Par 3. 204 yards (white tee) “Little Cinder”. The view from the tee is worth the green fee alone. A 50ft drop in elevation from tee to green & unpredictable wind directions make club selection here a little tricky. A large undulating green which is protected by a large left hand side bunker accepts a well struck tee shot with anything from a 3 wood to a wedge and two putts gives the golfer a great sense of achievement.

HOUGHWOOD

Leave M6 at Junction 23 - Follow signs for A580 Liverpool At 3rd set of lights turn right onto A571 to Wigan (Waterside Inn on your right) Follow this road to Billinge till you reach a mini roundabout. Turn left into Rainford Road Proceed for approx 1 mile till you approach a right fork on a left hand bend (Gores Lane). Take this fork to a T junction. Turn right into Crank Road, go over a hump back bridge and start to climb the hill. The golf course is now on your right hand side The entrance is located on the right between a stone barn and a bungalow. Houghwood was constructed during 1994/95, amidst some 132 acres, and has magnificent panoramic views over the Lancashire plain and the Welsh hills which makes Houghwood an interesting course to play. At par 70 and 6283 yards for men, and 5341 yards par 71 for ladies, it provides a stimulating and enjoyable test for golfers of all handicaps. The large greens built to USGA specification are probably the finest in the area and a permanant track allows the use of the large fleet of buggies and trolleys the whole year round. The specially designed stone clubhouse

Summer Deals Tee Times from £20 per person GOLF – BAR – RESTAURANT Open to Non Members

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compliments the parkland surroundings and features a spacious Spike bar and terrace overlooking the 18th green. Houghwood provides quality facilities, friendly, professional service and superb value for money. Corporate Golf Whether a corporate member or visitor to Houghwood we aim to offer a personal service with a professional approach. With our superb venue and convenient location we can ensure that your corporate golf not only promotes your business but is enjoyed and remembered by colleagues and clents alike.


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Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3LG

Southport & Ainsdale

Telephone: 01704 578000 Email enquiries via website www.sandagolfclub.co.uk

12. How to Find From M6, exit junction 26, take the M58 to Liverpool/Southport. Exit at junction 3 to A570/St Helens/ Southport. Turn left at A577/Park Rd, then left at A577/Church Street, continue onto A570 Southport Rd. Turn left at A5147. Turn right at Carr Moss Lane. Continue onto Segars Lane. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A565/Liverpool Rd. Turn left at Bradshaws Lane.

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a true championship links course, with first class facilities to match. The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer, James Braid’s great creations. 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, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide you with a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience. Hole 16, Par 5. “Gumbleys”. Certainly the feature hole on the course. A straight tee shot is required towards the sleepers some 300 yards away. A good drive leaves a blind second shot over a 20ft high bank of sleepers. On reaching the brow of the hill, you will see a long narrow green in front of a high links dune. This very picturesque hole demands respect, offering a birdie opportunity – but many cards have been wrecked here.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6768 • 6339 (71) • 5912 • 5676 H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 4 5 3 4

185 504 385 313 400 372 478 147 447

3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club. Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, PR8 3LG. Telephone: 01704 578000. www.sandagolfclub.co.uk

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Wirral Ladies’ Golf Club 93 Bidston Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 6TS Telephone: 0151 652 1255 wirral.ladies@btconnect.com www.wirral-ladies-golf-club.co.uk

13. How to Find

Wirral Ladies’

Exit the M53 at junction 3 and follow the signs for Birkenhead. Follow Woodchurch Road (A552) and turn left onto Storeton Road (B5151) which merges into Ingestre Road then Talbot Road and finally Bidston Road.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop. The Clubhouse has a well known reputation for delicious home made cakes and confectionary; lunches, daily specials and afternoon teas are also available.

Wirral Ladies’ is a delightful, undulating heathland course combining heather, gorse and natural woodland. At around 5,000 yards this compact course can be played in a little over three hours, making it a perfect venue for a half day outing, corporate day or for those with limited time to spare.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 5180 • 4954 (70) H ole Par Yards

H ole Par Yards

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4

378 120 344 292 343 357 330 132 261

4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4

This historic venue was originally created in 1894 for the wives and families of Royal Liverpool members. The course was designed by local lad Harry Hilton, twice a winner of the Open including at his home club Royal Liverpool in 1897. His clever design offers a subtle challenge which is about so much more than how far

you can hit the ball. The course was recently given a four star review and described as “a short but fine test of golf” in a national golf publication. The course occupies the highest land on the Wirral Peninsula with sandstone bedrock and this geological feature, together with the considerable investment made by the club in drainage improvements, means that the course drains quickly after heavy rain and the full greens are normally in use all year round. The recently refurbished locker and bathroom areas have improved facilities for members and visitors alike and a warm welcome awaits in the clubhouse bar and dining room.

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Offer valid until end September 2011

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Merseyside Directory

Bowring Golf Club Bowring Park, Roby Road, Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L36 4HD Telephone: 0151 489 1901 Email enquiries via website www.bowringgolfclub.com Ashton-In-Makerfield Golf Club Garswood Park, Liverpool Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, WN4 0YT Telephone: 01942 727267 secretary@ashton-in-makerfieldgolfclub.co.uk www.ashton-in-makerfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Brackenwood Golf Club Brackenwood Park, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, L63 2LY Telephone: 0151 608 3093 secretary@brackenwoodgolf.co.uk www.brackenwoodgolf.co.uk

Aintree Golf Centre Melling Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS Telephone: 0151 523 5157 Email enquiries via website www.aintree.co.uk

Bromborough Golf Club Raby Hall Road, Bromborough, Merseyside, CH63 0NW Telephone: 0151 334 4499 enquiries@bromboroughgolfclub.org.uk www.bromboroughgolfclub.org.uk

Allerton Park Golf Club Allerton Manor Golf Estate, Allerton Road, Liverpool, L18 3JT Telephone: 0151 428 7490 Email n/a Website n/a

Formby Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LQ Telephone: 01704 873090 info@formbygolfclub.co.uk www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Formby Hall Golf Club Southport Old Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 0AB Telephone: 01704 875 699 Email enquiries via website www.formbyhallgolfclub.co.uk

Arrowe Park Golf Club Woodchurch, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH49 5LW Telephone: 0151 677 1527 webmaster@arroweparkgolfclub.co.uk www.arroweparkgolfclub.com

Caldy Golf Club Links Hey Road, Caldy, Wirral, Merseyside, CH48 1NB Telephone: 0151 625 1818 secretarycaldygc@btconnect.com www.caldygolfclub.co.uk

Formby Ladies Golf Club Golf Road, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 1YH Telephone: 01704 873 493 secretary@formbyladiesgolfclub.co.uk www.formbyladiesgolfclub.co.uk

Bidston Golf Club Bidston Link Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, L44 2HR Telephone: 0151 630 6650 info@bidstongolf.co.uk www.bidstongolf.co.uk

Childwall Golf Club Naylors Road, Gateacre, Liverpool, Merseyside, L27 2YB Telephone: 0151 487 9871 Email enquiries via website www.childwallgolfclub.co.uk

Grange Park (St Helens) Golf Club Prescot Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3AD Telephone: 01744 28785 secretary@grangeparkgolfclub.co.uk www.grangeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Eastham Lodge Golf Club 117 Ferry Road, Eastham, Wirral, Merseyside, L62 0AP Telephone: 0151 327 3008 easthamlodge.g.c@btinternet.com www.easthamlodgegolfclub.co.uk Blundells Hill Golf Club Blundells Lane, Rainhill, Merseyside, L35 6NA Telephone: 0151 4300100 enquiries@blundellshill.co.uk www.blundellshill.co.uk Bootle Golf Club 2 Dunnings Bridge Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 2PP Telephone: 0151 928 1371 Email n/a Website n/a

Haydock Park Golf Club Newton Lane, Newton le Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HX Telephone: 01925 226944 secretary@haydockparkgc.co.uk www.haydockparkgc.co.uk Eccleston Park Golf Club Rainhill Road Rainhill, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 4PG Telephone: 0151 493 0033 ecclestonparkgolf.co.uk www.ecclestonepark@crown-golf.co.uk

Hesketh Golf Club Cockle Dicks Lane, Off Cambridge Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9QQ Telephone: 01704 536897 secretary@heskethgolfclub.co.uk www.heskethgolfclub.co.uk


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Heswall Golf Club Cottage Lane, Gayton, Heswall, Merseyside, L60 8PB Telephone: 0151 342 7431 secretary@heswallgolfclub.com www.heswallgolfclub.com

Liverpool Municipal Golf Club Ingoe Lane, Kirkby, Liverpool, L32 4SS Telephone: 0151 546 5435 paul.thomas@liverpool.gov.uk www.liverpool.gov.uk

Southport Old Links Golf Club Moss Lane, Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 7QS Telephone: 01704 228207 secretary@southportoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk www.southportoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk

Prenton Golf Club Golf Links Road, Prenton, Birkenhead, Merseyside, L42 8LW Telephone: 0151 608 1636 Email enquiries via website www.prentongolfclub.co.uk

Wallasey Golf Club Bayswater Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, L45 8LA Telephone: 0151 638 3888 wallaseygc@aol.com www.wallaseygolfclub.com

Hillside Golf Club Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LU Telephone: 01704 568360 secretary@hillside-golfclub.co.uk www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk

Warren (Wallasey) Golf Club Grove Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, L45 0JA Telephone: 0151 639 5730 Email enquiries via website www.wirral.gov.uk Royal Birkdale Golf Club Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LX Telephone: 01704 568857 secretary@royalbirkdale.com www.royalbirkdale.com

Houghwood Golf Club Billinge Hill, Crank Road, Crank, St Helens, WA11 8RL Telephone: 01744 89 47 54 enquiries@houghwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.houghwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Royal Liverpool Golf Club (Hoylake) Meols Drive, Hoylake, Merseyside, CH47 4AL Telephone: 0151 632 6737 secretary@royal-liverpool-golf.com www.royal-liverpool-golf.com

West Derby Golf Club Yew Tree Lane, West Derby, Liverpool, L12 9HQ Telephone: 0151 220 5478 pmilne@westderbygc.freeserve.co.uk www.westderbygc.co.uk

Hoylake Municipal Golf Club Carr Lane, Municipal Links, Hoylake, Merseyside, L47 4BG Telephone: 0151 632 6823 Email n/a www.hoylakegolfclub.com

Sherdley Park Golf Club Sherdley Road, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 5DE Telephone: 01744 815516 Email n/a www.sherdleyparkgolfclub.co.uk

West Lancashire Golf Club Hall Road West, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 8SZ Telephone: 0151 924 5662 golf@westlancashiregolf.co.uk www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk

Leasowe Golf Club Leasowe Road, Moreton, Merseyside, L46 3RD Telephone: 0151 678 5460 secretary@leasowegolfclub.co.uk www.leasowegolfclub.co.uk

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3LG Telephone: 01704 577316 secretary@sandagolfclub.co.uk www.sandagolfclub.co.uk

Wirral Ladies Golf Club 93 Bidston Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Merseyside, L43 6TS Telephone: 0151 652 2468 wirral.ladies@btconnect.com www.wirral-ladies-golf-club.co.uk

Lee Park Golf Club Childwall Valley Road, Gateacre, Liverpool, L27 3YA Telephone: 0151 498 4666 office@leepark.co.uk www.leepark.co.uk

Southport Municipal Golf Club Park Road West, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0JR Telephone: 01704 535286 Email n/a Website n/a

Woolton Golf Club Speke Road, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 7TZ Telephone: 0151 486 2298 golf@wooltongolf.co.uk www.wooltongolfclub.com

Huyton and Prescot Golf Club Hurst Park, Huyton Lane, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 1UA Telephone: 0151 489 2022 secretary@huytonandprescotgolf.co.uk www.huytonandprescotgolf.co.uk

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Cumbria The County of Cumbria includes the old counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and part of North Lancashire.

Much of its appeal stems from the magnificent Lake District National Park and a range of steely mountains that stand guard over a veritable treasure trove of crowd-pleasing attractions.

riding, walking, heritage sites, attractions, gardens and stunning coastal scenery.

England’s second largest county – and its least populated – has a sense of wonder unequalled elsewhere thanks to its inspirational landscape, which can smile, brood or blaze depending on the season.

Cumbria is especially famous as the home of Beatrix Potter and Lake District has been the inspiration for generations of poets, the most famous of which is Wordsworth. This unique County has something to suit everybody’s taste - great outdoor pursuits including waters sports, climbing, horse

This dazzling region covering almost 900 square miles contains no less than 16 ‘great’ lakes, as well as tarns, glacier-gouged valleys, chocolate-box villages – and even some marvellous beaches. It also boasts England’s five highest mountains and the country’s deepest lake. Cumbria and the Lake District is one of the great golfing areas of England, offering quality courses for the discriminating golfer in magnificent settings.

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Carus Green Burneside Road Kendal, LA9 6EB Telephone: 01539 721097 info@carusgreen.co.uk www.carusgreen.co.uk

01. How to Find

Carus Green

From M6 Turn off the M6 at junction 36 heading towards Windermere. At the roundabout, follow signs for Windermere, then take the first right towards Burnside. On reaching Burnside, turn right through the village and the course is situated on the left hand side.

Carus Green is a beautifully situated par 70 parkland course with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. At times testing with the rivers kent, mint and sprint meandering through the course, it offers challenges to every level of golfer. Carus is renowned for many things but above all it is the friendliness of the club that keeps people coming back. 

 As the club grows, the course improves, the facilities advance and the driving range is built, the key constant for us is that the welcome for members and visitors alike is as warm as ever.
Come find out for yourself. A state of the art 16 bay floodlit Driving Range

with all the modern range facilities you would expect. The range has sculpted targets, greens and bunkers and with its friendly atmosphere is an ideal place to practice or learn new skills. Each bay has automated tees allowing you to develop your driving without having to retake your stance. These are ideal to try out adjustments with your swing, safe in the knowledge that your set up remains constant. 5th, Par 4, “Kents Bank”. A great golf hole. The river on the right lends to a 3-wood off the tee to leave 160 yards to a difficult green. Anything long will give you a really tough chip back.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 16 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Putting Green, Lessons, Fitting Service, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 5817 • 5625 (70) • 5158 (72) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

3

135

10

3

168

2

4

374

11

5

506

3

3

165

12

4

415

4

4

394

13

4

332

5

4

380

14

4

353

6

4

325

15

3

191

7

4

236

16

4

386

8

5

480

17

4

408

9

4

394

18

3

175

READER OFFER 50 RANGE BALLS AND 18 HOLES AT CARUS GREEN only £20.00


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Sedbergh Golf Club Catholes-Abbott Holme, Millthrop Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5SS Telephone: 015396 21551 info@sedberghgolfclub.com www.sedberghgolfclub.com

02. How to Find Sedbergh Golf Club is ideally located just 5 miles from Junction 37 of the M6.

Sedbergh

From M6 junction 37 take A684 to Sedbergh. Upon entering Sedbergh follow the signs for Dent for approx. 1 mile and find Sedbergh Golf Club on your right hand side.

Sedbergh Golf Club is set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside and with the howgill fells forming a magnificent backdrop, the course has been described by many as one of the most scenic and tranquil in the north of England.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Functions, Putting Green, Pro shop, Practice Area, Buggy Hire, Trolley Hire

On the course you can enjoy views of Dentdale, the Lune Valley and Holme Fell, as well as views over the quiet market town of Sedbergh, which nestles in the shadows of the Howgill fells.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 5834 • 5512 • 5087 (71) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

283

10

4

303

2

3

118

11

3

143

3

5

500

12

5

495

4

4

369

13

4

369

5

4 427

14

3

154

6

3

164

15

4

340

7

5

484

16

3

164

8

4

425

17

5

504

9

3

167

18

4

425

The course itself has been professionally designed and constructed, making the most of the naturally undulating parkland.

With several tree lined holes and fairways crossing or running alongside both rivers, the emphasis is placed upon accuracy, rather than distance. Well guarded greens (made to USGA specifications) and water features aplenty ensure that Sedbergh Golf Club provides a test for golfers of every ability. The first of our feature holes is the 2nd, a lovely par 3 played over the river Dee. It is more demanding than the length (118 yards) suggests, with a huge Mountain Ash tree sat on the far side of the river bank, obscuring most of the green and two greenside bunkers catching anything short.


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Silloth Golf Club The Club House, Station Road Silloth, Wigton, CA7 4BL Telephone: 017687 79324 office@sillothgolfclub.co.uk www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk

Silloth on Solway

03. How to Find Location travelling from the South. M6 Junction 41. B5305 to Wigton. BB5302 to Silloth Location travelling from the North/ East. M6 Junction43. A69 Carlisle. A595/A596 to Wigton. B5302 Silloth. Approx travelling time from the M6 45 minutes.

Situated on the north west coast of Cumbria, Silloth on Solway Golf Club is blessed with stunning views of the Galloway Hills to the north, and south to the Lakeland fells and the distant Isle of Man.

invite courageous fairway woods and crisp iron shots. Greens are subtle, firm, fast, and deadly true. The links has been used as an open qualifying course and will host the English Amateur Championship in 2012.

The Championship links of over 6,641 yards has been laid out over the sand-hills west of town, touched by some of the great classical golf architects, but mostly moulded by Nature herself. Hazards consist of heather and bent; whin and broom; heroic bunkers and sandy wastes. Fairways are always wider than they seem from the tee, and having been laid with springy Cumberland turf,

Hole 13, ‘Hogs Back’, Par 5, 468 yards This ‘short’ par 5 is thought to be Silloth’s signature hole. The drive across heather and gorse is to a flat fairway. The second is through a narrow gully to an elevated ridge, which falls away sharply to heather on the right and left. The angled slope up to the plateau green deflects all but the most accurate approaches. A four is a delight; a five is an invariable relief.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Snooker Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Buggies, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6641 • 6408 • 6151 • 5806 Visitors play from Yellow Tees H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

371

10

4

283

2

4

311

11

4

402

3

4

352

12

3

191

4

4

352

13

5

450

5

5

499

14

5

462

6

3

172

15

4

390

7

4

363

16

3

169

8

4

348

17

5

488

9

3

121

18

4

427

Silloth on Solway Golf Club - Cumbria’s hidden gem Play and experience the challenge of this superb championship links course. Enjoy the comfort and excellent catering within our traditional refurbished clubhouse.

April weekday four ball offer. Book within two weeks of play only £120 Weekday round rates £45. Weekends £56 Hosts to 2012 Amateur Championship. R&A Open Qualifier


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Ulverston Golf Club Bardsea Park, Ulverston, LA12 9QJ Telephone: 01229 582824 enquiries@ulverstongolf.co.uk www.ulverstongolf.co.uk

04. How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Room, Extensive Practice Areas, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6261 • 6060 • 5720 (74) H ole Par

• YDS

H ole Par

• YDS

1

4

341

10

3

139

2

4

315

11

5

523

3

4

414

12

4

351

4

5 505

13

5

484

5

3

153

14

3

188

6

4

408

15

4

390

7

4

368

16

4

352

8

3

161

17

4

379

9

4

358

18

4

432

Ulverston

The Club is situated close to the delightful village of Bardsea in the south of Cumbria. For visitors coming from the M6 leave at Junction 36 following the signs for Barrow and South Lakes along the A590. Follow the A590 to Ulverston upon which you should turn left on the A5087, 300 yards after Booths Supermarket situated by the Shell garage. After a few miles take the right turning just after you pass the Manjushri Institute. The club is 400 yards up on the right.

With spectacular views over Morecambe Bay, and the Lakeland Fells in the background, Ulverston Golf Club is lucky enough to boast one of the most picturesque golf courses in Cumbria. Set in the Furness Hills, it is surprisingly quite flat and easy on the legs, although it measures a considerable 6261 yards with a par of 71 from tee to pin over eighteen holes, so stamina is a useful quality to have. It is set on mature, undulating, partwooded parkland, and was redesigned by H.S. Colt, a World renowned leading golf course architect and part of the famous triumvirate of course designers, so visitors

are assured of a most enjoyable, challenging and hopefully rewarding round of golf. Signature Hole: Hole 18, Par 4 ‘Conishead’ The final tee is close to the highest point on the course and offers splendid views. The Old Man of Coniston can be seen in the north, Conishead priory to the east, with Morecambe Bay and Blackpool Tower to the south. This dogleg right requires a good drive with sufficient carry to reach a plateau beyond the marker post. Any shot right of the trees could be OB. The second shot is just as difficult to a severely sloping green, with a pair of bunkers on the right, which often gather in the short ball played to the pin.

Ulverston Golf Club Visit our website at www.ulverstongolf.co.uk for the latest offers


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Cumbria Directory

Alston Moor The Hermitage, Middleton in Teesdale Rd Alston, CA9 3DB Tel: 01434 381354 secretary@alstonmoorgolfclub.org.uk www.alstonmoorgolfclub.org.uk

Carlisle Aglionby Carlisle, CA4 8AG Tel: 01228 513029 secretary@carlislegolfclub.org www.carlislegolfclub.org

Dunnerholme Duddon Rd Askam-in-Furness, LA16 7AW Tel: 01229 462675 Email n/a www.thedunnerholmegolfclub.co.uk

Appleby Brackenber Moor Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6LP Tel: 01768 351432 enquiries@applebygolfclub.co.uk www.applebygolfclub.co.uk

Carus Green Burnside Rd Kendal, LA9 6EB Tel: 01539 721097 info@carusgreen.co.uk www.carusgreen.co.uk

Furness Central Drive, Walney Island Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3LN Tel: 01229 471232 enquiries@furnessgolfclub.co.uk www.furnessgolfclub.co.uk Grange Fell Fell Rd Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6HB Tel: 01539 558513 Email n/a Website n/a

Barrow Rakesmoor Lane, Hawcoat Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 4QB Tel: 01229 831358 barrowgolf@supanet.com www.barrowgolfclub.co.uk

Casterton Sedbergh Rd, Casterton Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2LA Tel: 01524 271592 info@castertongolf.co.uk www.castertongolf.co.uk Cockermouth The Clubhouse, Embleton Cockermouth, CA13 9SG Tel: 01768 776941 Email n/a www.cockermouthgolf.co.uk

Grange-over-Sands Meathorp Rd Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6QX Tel: 01539 533754 grangegolfclub@tiscali.co.uk www.grangegolfclub.co.uk

Dalston Hall Dalston Hall, Dalston Carlisle, CA5 7JX Tel: 01228 710165 Email n/a www.dalstonhallholidaypark.co.uk

Kendal The Hights Kendal, LA9 4PQ Tel: 01539 733708 Email n/a www.kendalgolfclub.co.uk

Brampton Tarn Rd Brampton, CA8 1HN Tel: 01697 72255 secretary@bramptongolfclub.com www.bramptongolfclub.com Brayton Park Lakeside Inn, Brayton Aspatria, CA7 3PX Tel: 01697 322517 Email n/a www.braytonpark.net


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Cumbria Directory

Keswick Threlkeld Hall, Threlkeld Keswick, CA12 4SX Tel: 01768 779324 secretary@keswickgolfclub.com www.keswickgolfclub.com

Sedbergh Sedbergh LA10 5SS Tel: 01539 621551 info@sedberghgolfclub.com www.sedberghgolfclub.com

The Eden Crosby-on-Eden Carlisle, CA6 4RA Tel: 01228 573003 info@edengolf.co.uk www.edengolf.co.uk

Kirkby Lonsdale Scaleber Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale Carnforth, LA6 2LJ Tel: 01524 276365 klgolf@dial.pipex.com www.kirkbylonsdalegolf.co.uk

Silecroft Silecroft Millom, LA18 4NX Tel: 01229 770467 Email n/a www.silecroftgolfclub.co.uk

Ulverston Bardsea Park Ulverston, LA12 9QJ Tel: 01229 582824 www.ulverstongolf.co.uk enquirires@ulverstongolf.co.uk Whitehaven Red Loning Whitehaven, CA28 8UD Tel: 01946 591177 Email n/a www.whitehavengolfclub.com

Maryport Bankend Maryport, CA15 6PA Tel: 01900 812605 Email n/a www.maryportgolfclub.co.uk

Silloth on Solway The Clubhouse, Silloth Wigton, CA7 4BL Tel: 01697 331304 office@sillothgolfclub.co.uk www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk Silverdale Redbridge Lane, Silverdale Carnforth, LA5 0SP Tel: 01524 702074 info@silverdalegolfclub.co.uk www.silverdalegolfclub.co.uk

Penrith Salkeld Rd Penrith, CA11 8SG Tel: 01768 891919 secretary@penrithgolfclub.co.uk www.penrithgolfclub.co.uk

St Bees Peckmill, Beach Rd St Bees, CA27 0EJ Tel: 01946 824300 stbeesgolfclub@btconnect.com www.stbeesgolfclub.org.uk

Seascale Seascale CA20 1QL Tel: 01946 728202 sgc.bookings@googlemail.com www.seascalegolfclub.co.uk

Stoney Holme St Aidans Rd Carlisle, CA1 1LS Tel: 01228 33208 stephenli@carlisle-city.gov.uk www.carlisleleisure.co.uk

Windermere Cleabarrow Windermere, LA23 3NB Tel: 01539 443123 office@windermeregolfclub.co.uk www.windermeregolfclub.co.uk

Workington Branthwaite Rd Workington, CA14 4SS Tel: 01900 603460 secretary@workingtongolfclub.com www.workingtongolfclub.com

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Travel Spain > Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Spain

The Costa del Sol lies in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This ‘Sun Coast’ runs for 150 km from Malaga to Estepona, with skies predominantly blue all year round and brilliant sunshine. Costa del Sol offers a series of large beaches, coves hidden amongst cliffs, famous leisure marinas such as ‘Puerto Banus’ and tranquil fishing ports.

In the provincial capital, Malaga, stands the military fortress of the Alcazaba, built by the Moors in the 11th century. At the far end of the Costa del Sol is the geographical & political oddity Gibraltar, with visits to see the Barbary Apes and abundant military history. This great diversity means that it has something to offer just about everyone, with enough entertainment and variety to please all types of visitor.

The Mediterranean sea is warm and safe and the hills and high mountains shelter the coastline, these elements allow for an all year micro climate making it the perfect location for golf. Known to many as the ‘Costa del Golf’ due to the outstanding choice of luxury golf courses set along this coastline, with over 50 to choose from you will have to keep returning to experience them all.


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Incredible Offer Hotel & Golf Package for 3 days stay Bed & Breakfast sharing twin or double room with terrace and golf views. 2 rounds of golf at the following courses: Mijas Golf, Los Lagos, Los Olivos or Calanova Golf. All with free transfers from Airport and Golf Courses included free of charge.

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Hotel Tamisa Golf Camino Viejo de Coin, km 3.3, 29649 Mijas Costa (Malaga), Spain Tel.: (+34) 952 585 988 Fax: (+34) 952 663 893 Email: reservas@hoteltamisagolf.com

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Luxury Villa for Sale, Los Arqueros This unique contemporary residence, situated in Los Arqueros Golf and Country Club, occupies a fantastic south

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west facing frontline golf position with outstanding views to Zagaleta, the Mediterranean and beyond. The property benefits from a tranquil position and boasts the largest private gardens Los Arqueros Golf has to offer. Designed by a well known Architect and completed in 2011, the concept was to create a light and spacious family home that interacts with its environment through the use of open spaces, natural stones, water and glass. The result is a warm, practical and above all inspiring home ideally suited to modern day living. The property boasts an impressive entrance with off-street parking, and is accessed via zen-inspired pools in order to reach the front door. Once inside the eye is taken through the house to maximise the impact of its stunning position and views. The main living room, one of three, with its 5 metre high pivoting windows, stainless steel and iroko wood bridge, modern fireplace and a breath-taking retractable door helps further the feeling of light and space. A fully equipped Siematics kitchen with spacious double height dining room fully opens onto the main terraces and gar-dens of the house, ideally suited to summer outdoor living. The main terrace situated on the edge of the golf enjoys stunning views, a large decked infinity -edged swimming pool, fully integrated bar and barbecue installations, dancing flame remote outdoor fire, and full installations for sound and vision. In total the property has seven covered terrace spaces and three

Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Built area: 740 m2 Plot area: 2400 m2 Infinity pool Frontline golf Sea views Domotic controls

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