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How to find... Directions for locating the regions best golf courses and their seasonal offers

Featured Course Abersoch Golf Club, located on the Cambrian Coast in Snowdonia

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THE RACE TO

MAURITIUS 2015 FIXTURE LIST

13th August Wynyard GC

4th September Preston GC

11th September Shipley

17th September Alnmouth

25th September Handsworth Golf Club

11th & 12th October The Duke’s Course, St Andrews

Midlands and Southern events to be announced shortly Book online at www.thegolfguide.co.uk/events or email competitions@thegolfguide.co.uk to secure your place


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Rules The format for the competitions is pairs betterball Stableford. Winners from each event qualify for the european final in Spain in either Nov15 or Feb16. To enter the race to Mauritius, competitors need to play in a minimum of 4 out of the 15 tour events in 2015. The pair with the highest aggregate 4 round stableford total will qualify for the world final in Mauritius in 2016. All tour events apart from the tour final in Spain count towards the race to Mauritius. All golfers must have an active CONGU handicap to win any of the prizes at the events. T&C’s apply. (Spanish final includes: Flights, 3 nights B&B, 3 rounds of competitive golf, transfers in Spain) Go to www.thegolfguide.co.uk/events to book your place at any one of our 2015 events

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THE RACE TO

MAURITIUS RESULTS FROM

SILLOTH ON SOLWAY GOLF CLUB

Very seldom does a course of the quality of Silloth on Solway throw so many different challenges at a golfer on the same day. Last Friday’s event was proof beyond doubt, that you can never take our great game for granted. The course was presented to a standard often only seen for professional tournaments; from the quality of the teeing areas, the brutal but fair rough and the amazing putting surfaces are something that all associated with Silloth should be hugely proud of. The morning group’s enjoyed beautiful sunshine, firm greens, very little wind and perfect scoring conditions. By 1pm, the weather had changed to the extent it was blowing a small gale off the Solway estuary and it was more a test of attrition for the afternoon groups. Only in this type of weather can you fully appreciate what an amazing golf course this is. If it were served by better transport links, without doubt it would be a final open qualifying course. The EQITUS challenge hole went from being a 110 yard wedge into a slight breeze in the morning to a 7, 6 or even 5 iron shot for some players. The lucky winner of the watch on this occasion was Ian Oldfield from Malton and Norton GC. The scoring on the day reflected favourably for the morning group with 7 out of the top 10 groups recording scores in the better weather. Scoring was back to a more sensible level after

the previous two events saw scores that nobody predicted. It was great to see so many new faces at the event and even better that the top two places went to golfers who have only joined the tour this year. Winners on the day were Craig Gardner & Graham Sowerby from Sedburgh GC with a very good 44 points who qualify for the end of season final. Pipped to the post and a place in the European final in Spain were Chris Kippax & Damien Bowles who also scored 44 points but lost on a back 3 CPO. Third place went to Jason Seddon & Jimmi Mac with 43 points. The Formby boys have now finished 3rd twice and have a plentiful stock of Callaway Golf Bags to enjoy. Fourth place went to SIlloth locals Craig Wilson & David Barton who also had 43 points, but again lost on a CPO. The top 10 places were separated by only 3 points. One group recorded 41 points with 2 no scores. It’s a game of very small margins at this level. Many thanks go to secretary Alan OLiver and his team for ensuring the day went so smoothly; The level and quality of service is a credit to the club and its members and the tour will definitely be back in the near future. The tour wouldn’t be the success it is without our Partners, so a big thank you to Mark, Tim and Nick from Chaka Travel, Martin and Gary from Callaway, Simon from Druh Belts, Gary from ETIQUS and Rob and Fiona from Break90.

Full List of Winners and prizes 1st Place Wins Place in the Spanish Final – Craig Gardner & Graham Sowerby 2nd Place Wins and Odyssey Putter each – Chris Kippax & Damien Bowles 3rd Place Wins a Callaway Stand Bag each – Jason Seddon & Jimmi Mac 4th Place Wins a Callaway Prize Pack each – Craig Wilson & David Barton NP on the 6th Wins a Druh belt – Allan Hacking NP on the 9th ETIQUS Watch voucher – Ian Oldfield NP on the 12th Wins a Druh belt – Martin Roberts NP on th 16th Wins a Druh belt – Garry Winstanley NP in 3 on the 5th Wins a Callaway Prize Pack – Russ Jacques NP in 3 on the 13th Wins a Callaway Prize Pack – Rob Miekle NP in 3 on the 14th Wins a Callaway Prize Pack – S Kippax NP in 3 on the 17th Wins a Druh belt – Craig Wilson


THE RACE TO

MAURITIUS RESULTS FROM

VALE ROYAL ABBEY GOLF CLUB

The fourth Race To Mauritius event got underway last Friday 19th June at the stunning Vale Royal Abbey Golf club in Cheshire. This is the third year in a row that the tour has visited here and it was presented in the best condition ever. The first tee was a picture and the course was set up tough but fair. The challenging parkland course and impressive clubhouse set within the 16th century Royal Abbey with views across the Cheshire countryside really is one of the North West’s hidden gems. DSC_0040 80 eager golfers teed up in a bid to secure their place in the European Final in Spain in November and take one step closer to the world final in Mauritius. The weather was dry but the swirling wind and firm course conditions proved to be a demanding test. The winning pair of Paul Ridgway and Lee Bailey posted an impressive 44 points in an early group that enjoyed the best of the weather. Paul and Lee had already secured their place in Spain courtesy of an earlier win, therefore the 2nd place pairing of Steve Hulse and Steve Dinning have booked their seat on the plane to Spain this November with an excellent 41 points. Third place went to Malcolm Crowson and Kevin Taylor. DSC_0020 To highlight the standard of play and how close the scoring was; the 17th place team had 37 points – its a game of fine margins. Just a small

mention to Jack Carroll and Ben Smith who returned 39 points on the day with a blob on the last (with a shot) this cost them the trip to Spain and they were beaten on a CPO for 4th spot! ETIQUS Challenge Our lady tour professional Charlotte Wild, proved tough to beat in her challenge on the par 3, 6th hole as only 8 players managed to beat her on the day. Many thanks to all the golfers who took part and helped us take a step closer towards raising £5000 for the Golf Foundation. Many thanks go to General Manager Ian and his team for ensuring the day went so smoothly; The level and quality of service is a credit to the club and its members and the tour will definitely be back in the near future. The tour wouldn’t be the success it is without our Partners, so a big thank you to Mark, Tim and Nick from Chaka Travel, Martin and Gary from Callaway, Simon from Druh Belts, Gary from ETIQUS and Rob and Fiona from Break90.

Full List of Winners and prizes 1st Place Wins Place in the Spanish Final – Paul Ridgway & Lee Bailey, who have already qualified so 1st and 2nd places prizes swap (44 points) 2nd Place Wins an Odyssey Putter each – Steve Hulse & Steve Dinning (41 points) 3rd Place Wins a Callaway Stand Bag each – Malcolm Crowson & Kevin Taylor (40 points) 4th Place Wins a Callaway Prize Pack each – Tim Barnes & Mark Roberts (39 points, CPO with 20points on back 9) NP on the 6th ETIQUS Watch voucher – Neil Stableford NP on the 10th Wins a Druh belt – Martin O’Keefe NP on the 16th Wins a Druh belt – Martin Wild NP in 3 on the 2nd Wins a Callaway Prize Pack – Jack Carroll NP in 3 on the 15th Wins a Callaway Prize Pack – Michael Pates NP in 3 on the 18th Wins a Druh belt – Gary Winstanley Longest drive wins a Callaway Prize Pack – Gary Winstanley


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Welcome Issue 20 · 2015

010 News & Features 026 Cheshire 054 Greater Manchester 068 Lancashire 084 Merseyside 102 Cumbria 112 North Wales

Welcome to the North West, North Wales & Cumbria Golf Guide Welcome to our latest edition of the North West, North Wales and Cumbria Golf Guide; a must read for all golfers. The North West, North Wales and Cumbria Golf Guide is brought to you by Golf Guide Digital Media limited. The Golf Guide is a leading golf and lifestyle publication distributed across many parts of UK, Spain and Ireland. We provide our readers with a unique combination of a complimentary top quality printed lifestyle magazine and leading edge digital media products. In addition to this publication, further additions have been released in Yorkshire, The North East, The Midlands, the South Central Region, Ireland and Spain – with plans to extend into new areas over the next 12 months. This magazine is split into 6 areas, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Gtr Manchester, Cumbria and North Wales. At the start of each area, you will find a map highlighting where each feature course can be found. At the end of each section you will find a comprehensive list of all the golf courses in that region. The Golf Guide magazine provides an opportunity for golf clubs and complimentary sponsors to showcase their course, products and services in a high quality lifestyle magazine. The magazine showcases the courses by using superb photography and providing enough information to whet the appetite of any golfer or party planning a visit to the area. Each Golf course page provides images and details about the course, full contact details and any special offers, some of which are exclusive to the Golf Guide. The Golf Guide is aimed at golfers of all levels ranging from Professionals to your casual society golfers. We hope you will find this free publication an enjoyable read and a valuable source of information when planning your golfing trips in the region. Our magazine’s aim is simple “you’ll be lost without it”.

In this edition, we welcome our clubs from the North Wales region for the first time. From the stunning links course of Bull Bay, Royal St Davids and Abersoch, to the classic parkland courses of Wrexham, Northop and Vale of Llangollen; The Wales region offers golfers all kinds of challenges with a backdrop of amazing scenery. Our 2015 Golf Guide tour has been re-designed and elevated to a whole new level this year and is now “The Race to Mauritius” in conjunction with our brand new travel partner, Chaka Travel. In addition to all the superb prizes you can win at each event courtesy of our Sponsors Callaway, Druh Belts and ETIQUS watches, we have devised an order of merit competition whereby one lucky pair will qualify for the World pairs final in Mauritius. The individual tour events are a stableford pairs competition with each winning pair on the day qualifying for our European final in either November 2015 or February 2016 in Costa del Sol, including flights, accommodation and 3 rounds of competitive golf at top quality Spanish courses. To qualify for the Race to Mauritius, each pair must play in a minimum of 4 regular tour events. The four round stableford points total will be entered onto an order of merit. The leading pair at the end of the 2015 season will qualify for the World final. As a business, our products and services continue to develop at a rapid rate, our new digital platform provides a content rich, interactive web platform that complements the magazine and allow readers to access our magazine from anywhere in the world and book their visits on-line via the Golf Guide. From now on, whether you are reading this in printed format or online, the best golf directory in the UK is never far away. We hope you enjoy the magazine and welcome your feedback.

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NEWS & FEATURES

Big things are happening at Formby

2016 sees some exciting events coming to Formby Golf Club, with both the Arnold Palmer Cup and senior Amateur Championship coming to the North West. Formby is no stranger to large amateur golf events, having hosted the amateur championship four times, the English Amateur and Brabazon trophies and even the Curtis Cup. The recent announcement of Formby as the host venue for the transatlantic contest between the USA and Europe, and also the arrival of the best of the world’s senior amateur golfers, means a busy year for the Lancashire club, which is renowned as one of the world’s great links courses. The Arnold Palmer Cup sees teams of players from the US College Golf system representing Europe and the USA, to an exceptionally high standard. Past venues for the event are the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down, Baltusrol, Royal Liverpool, Prestwick and Whistling Straits, and past competitors in this event include Luke Donald, Rory Sabbatini, Russell Henley, Charles Howell, III, Jonas Blixt, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Curtis, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, Bryce Molder, 2010 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell, Ricky Fowler, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J.B. Holmes, and Dustin Johnson. Not only is the list of past hosts illustrious, but you can be sure that there will be future major winners playing. In fact, for the 2014 event at Walton Heath, there were no less that 38 past players in the 2014 US Open and

29 in our own Open Championship. The competition days will be the 24th – 26th June 2016, where there will be fourball, foursomes and singles matches, as per its professional counterpart, the Ryder Cup with some spectacular golf anticipated over a course always rated highly by the players as a true championship challenge but fair. In addition to this, there will be a college am the day before the matches, where teams of three can enter to play with one of the team players, so a chance to play with the next generation of superstars, and team places will be available to purchase from Monday June 22nd after this years match at Rich Harvest Farms concludes, and there will also be a chance to “play the Arnold Palmer Cup Course” off the same tees and to the same pin positions on Monday 27th June 2016. Details and prices for both these will be posted on the Formby Club website, www.formbygolfclub. co.uk on the 22nd June. As part of a legacy for the event, Arnold Palmer insists that the players interact and engage with all, so the atmosphere created is something special. There is also a high focus on younger golfers, so juniors will be caddies in the event for the players, and there is also a junior clinic hosted by the players and four of the top coaches in America to help and inspire the next generation. Following on from this, August sees the R&A bring their flagship seniors event to Formby, with some of the top amateurs aged over 50 in the world coming to the region known as

England’s Golf Coast. The event will be held on the 2nd – 5th August 2016 and as with the Arnold Palmer Cup the standard will be very high and all are welcome to come along as spectators. In addition to these two events, Formby has recently been announced as the host venue for the 2018 English Amateur Championship, so these are exciting times for the Club. In addition to these major events in the future, the Club has been making great strides to establish itself as one of the most special places in the UK to go to for members and visitors alike. The surroundings are certainly idyllic and unique, and with the refurbished Clubhouse interior adding to one of the most iconic Clubhouses in golf, the fine cuisine, friendly service and renowned course, the Club is certainly achieving this. Not content with golf events, Formby played host recently to a very special evening of snooker with the stars, welcoming John Parrott and Steve Davis, with seven world titles between them. The evening included fine cuisine, a best of seven frames challenge match, a special frame where two members partnered the professionals, and culminated in a trick shot show by Steve Davis. There are certainly few clubs who can boast of holding an evening like this, and most importantly, well over £2000 was raised for Woodlands Hospice charity fund. Who knows what other exciting things the future holds for this great club...


The ‘Hole In One Club’ is launching a new membership in 2015 aimed at all amateur golfers who regularly take part in club competitions throughout the golfing season. In previous years when scoring an ace, amateurs would receive adulation from their playing partners and then have to buy a round of drinks. But now the ‘HIO Club’ is buying UK amateur golfers the trip of a lifetime.

The lucky final 12 will receive this amazing package... • International return flights from the UK to Jacksonville, Florida • Practice day plus 3 days of competition at TPC Sawgrass • Amazing Hole in One Prizes on offer and fantastic prize table • 7 night’s accommodation with breakfast and evening dinner included at the amazing Sawgrass Marriott Resort • Welcome Golfers Gift Pack • Prize giving Gala Dinner

A maximum field of 12 golfers will be taken on an all-expense paid trip of a lifetime to TPC Sawgrass, Florida, USA, to compete in the Grand Final for fabulous prizes. Regional Finals will be applicable if more than 12 Hole In Ones are scored. Amateur golfers have the whole 2015 competitive season to score that elusive shot from April 1st to September 30th whilst playing in official club competitions including Open events, PGA Pro Am’s and our very own Golf Guide Tour Events. Membership costs just £5 per season which is the equivalent of 83p per month for the opportunity to win this fantastic trip of a lifetime. At all stages the successful golfers scoring a Hole In One will be featured on the HIO website, with updates, blogs and stories being widely publicised through extensive social media campaign. To get involved, amateur golfers should register at www.hio-club.com... and prepare themselves for the excitement that lies ahead.


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FEATURED COURSE

Abersoch Golf Club Gwynedd, North Wales

Described by some visitors as “The Friendliest Golf Course in Wales” “A Jewel on the Welsh Riviera” and “Fantastic Golf Course with Stunning Views” the golf club at Abersoch is one to put on your North Wales golfing list.


FEATURED COURSE

The original course layout by Harry Vardon offers a challenging mix of 18 holes on traditional links and parkland, and is a must for golfers of all abilities. The coastline offers a fabulous choice of golf courses and Abersoch is a definite to put on the list. Take for example the signature 246 yard par 3, 3rd hole with elevated tee and panoramic views requiring an accurate drive downhill over both gorse and a water hazard to a sloping green with a bunker waiting at the back. Follow that with links holes hugging the coastline and contoured over a century ago through huge, natural sand dunes, accuracy is key here as wayward drives can be punished. Holes 7,8 and 9 combine to create a fantastic stretch of links golf and come off these with three pars and you have done really well. The 11th has been described by many, including the legendary Peter Allis, as possibly the toughest par 4 links hole around, 440 yards from tee to green with the undulations, encroaching gorse and protective bunkers making a GIR really difficult to achieve. The finishing hole is only a short par 3 of 144 yards, with a couple of bunkers on the right of the green. But it’s the water on the left that can cause all the problems. That water, with its seemingly magnetic quality, has ruined many a great medal score. Following 12 holes of pure links golf comes 6 holes of parkland golf to ease you back into the

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bar and on sunny days, the patio area where food and drink can be taken in a wonderful setting. The Clubhouse is very welcoming to golfers, walkers, visitors and guests and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The Abersoch village then beckons the satisfied golfer with its unique range of quality restaurants, shops and bars.

Contact Details Abersoch Golf Club Links Golf Road, Abersoch Gwynedd, LL53 7EY Telephone: 01758 712622 manager@abersochgolf.co.uk www.abersochgolf.co.uk

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NEWS & FEATURES

Q&A with Anthony Roberts General Manager, Sandiway Golf Club Describe your role at Sandiway and what is involved in running such a prestigious club. As the General Manager of Sandiway Golf Club my responsibilities are to manage the whole club. From overseeing the work of the course manager, managing the club house and liaising with our professional. Sandiway is a private members club with over 700 members and catering for their needs is a challenging task. The modern manager needs to be experienced in all areas of the Club including agronomy, rules and tournament administration, marketing, IT, health and safety and be a competent player.

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

What is your background? Past experience, role, qualities that are needed for being a general manager. I started off my career as an assistant professional at Hoylake in the mid-eighties. I qualified as a full golf professional at the age of twenty one and by the age of twenty two I was the head professional at Belton Woods Hotel and Country Club in Lincolnshire. I have held various positions over the years including being the Head Professional at Hawkstone Park, but more recently I diversified and became a Club Secretary. My first post was at Chiltern Forest and then I progressed to Bath Golf Club and three months ago became the General Manager of Sandiway Golf Club. I always had an ambition

to relocate back to Cheshire and Sandiway gave me the perfect opportunity. What plans do you have for Sandiway in the next 12 - 18 months? Course developments, refurb, new competitions etc Sandiway Golf Club is already a first class venue and is considered as one of the finest courses in the North West. However, I have extremely high ambitions and my the goal is for the Club to be rated in the Top 100 in the UK. Hobbies and pastimes outside of work? Cooking, Rugby Union, Movies, Conspiracy Theories Favourite golf course? Loch Lomond Who will win the US Open? Jordan Speith, Jason Day, Jimmy Walker


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Kilgrimol Trophy Monday 31st August 2015 Holder: R Parsisson (Chevin)

18 hole Medal Competition For Players (Handicaps 10-18) Entry limited to members of recognised Golf Clubs

Entry Fee: £25 Closing date 23rd August 2015 Entry on-line available at www.stannesoldlinks.com Or you can send a SAE to The Competitions Secretary, St Annes Old Links GC, Highbury Road East, St Annes on Sea, FY8 2LD Applications will only be accepted if accompanied by the appropriate entry fee, thereafter a draw will determine acceptance if oversubscribed.

Nett Prizes: 1st receives - Prize value £100 2nd receives - Prize value £90 3rd receives - Prize value £80

4th receives - Prize value £70 5th receives - Prize value £60 Best Gross - receive prize value £50


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“There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory...” Unknown True, but most of us simply don’t have six to seven hours a day to spend working on our full swing and practicing our short game. The reality is the majority of us are lucky to grab a quick warm up before a round. But it’s a fact, practicing undoubtedly improves our success ratio on the course. So we know with more practice we can significantly improve but also its how we practice that leads to actual improvement. We’re all unique and what we need to work on whilst practicing will be unique and bespoke to us. Rather than taking to the range and just beating balls we need to focus on making our practice productive by using props-shafts, yard sticks and other devices to check our alignment, ball position, swing position and putting path. And of course it’s not only the practice but the equipment we use that can help, so many golfers are still using the wrong clubs which simply aren’t suitable to them and their style. HGC are uniquely positioned to help you, they offer a ‘one stop’ golf experience - shop to buy, lessons to learn, practice on the range then play on the course... all this under one roof! ...for kids and adults. Their summer golf clinics offer one to one or small group sessions with one of their experienced in house pros using their state of the art teaching studio opening directly onto the range, complete with both GC2 Foresight and Trackman systems designed to evaluate your game using video analysis. With this they can create a bespoke practice

programme to help you going forward and ultimately improve your game. Golf Clinics = getting better and playing better and they also look at the clubs you are using and those you should be using and assess and analyse your technique. The on-site shop, one of the regions biggest and well stocked, has a vast range of the lastest clubs, bags and clothing. The experienced and knowledgable team are always on hand to assist with clubs and fittings and of course at Hartford you can even try before you buy by trying out on the range. Once armed with the right tools and knowledge from our team then there’s no excuse but to take to one of our 26 floodlit, electric tee bays for some practice. You can then head out with these new improved skills onto our beautiful 9 holes Golf Course nestled in mature woodland, with wonderful lush tees and interesting water features to challenge any level of golfer. HGC is open seven days a week, three hundred and sixty four days a year from 8am until 9pm... so there’s no excuse to not practice and the good news is golf studies show that even a few hours of smart practice a week will lead to better shots, lower scores and the glory you deserve! For more information on our golf clinics, the range, shop or the course please call 01606 871162 or visit us at www.hartfordgolf.co.uk or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

SPECIAL OFFER Cut out and bringing this voucher to Hartford Golf Club and get a FREE BASKET OF RANGE BALLS! Offer limited to one basket per customer. Offer expires end of August 2015.


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Classic Cars at Formby Golf Club Visitors to Formby Golf Club on a recent Saturday could be forgiven for thinking that they had strayed into the Goodwood Festival of Speed by mistake. Members and friends with classic cars put on a stunning display, described as “the best of motoring down the ages, from ancient to modern.” Amongst the 36 classics that adorned the car park were a 1927 Bentley Speed 6, of the type that won Le Mans five times, a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB 4 Cam, a 1973 Ferrari Dino, two 1967 Aston Martin DB6s, one being a Vantage Volante of which only 29 were manufactured, a 1959 Bentley Continental, a Lamborghini Countach and an array of classic Jaguars that included a 1952 XK120, a 1955 XK150, two pristine E Types and a Mark 2 saloon. MGs and Triumphs had a whole row to themselves with a Triumph TR6 that looked showroom fresh, a Stag, MG TD, two MGA Twin Cams, one a convertible, the other a coupe, and an MGC. Two classic Mercedes Pontons from the late 1950s, a Jensen Interceptor, a Fiat Spyder, a 1951 Cadillac, a little Wolseley Wasp from 1937 and a 1960 Volkswagen Campervan

completed the line up. There were modern supercars too, including three McLaren 650S models, a Ferrari FF, Bentley Continental, Aston Martin Vanquish, Morgan Plus 4, Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxter. Stuart Leech, Formby GC’s Secretary Manager, said: “We knew that a number of our members and some members and friends of our sister club, Formby Ladies Golf Club, owned classic motor cars and we thought it would be nice if they were to bring them along to show to other members. “We didn’t expect such a stunning array of machinery, representing the pinnacle of motoring and motor sport from the 1920s through to the present day with the three McLarens, the modern Aston Martins and Porsches and the Ferrari FF. “It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, not spoiled by some light rain in the morning which thankfully gave way to an afternoon of blue skies and sunshine, enabling us to enjoy a barbecue on the lawn. For members of both golf clubs and their families and friends it will live long in the memory.”


ST. ANDREWS 1 1 TH & 12 TH OC TOBER 2015 1 night B&B in the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 36 hole pairs competition on The Duke’s Course

Photos courtesy of Kohler Co.

• 1 night B&B in The Old Course Hotel St Andrews • Golf on Sunday Duke’s Course shot gun start • Golf Monday Duke’s course 2 tee start • 36 hole pairs better ball competition • Winners receive a 3 night stay on the Costa del Sol, Spain, staying at the 4 star Tamisa Hotel Mijas including Breakfast, return flights, all transfers and 3 competitive rounds of golf at Calanova, El Chaparral and La Cala in February 2016 • Daily prizes from Callaway and Druh Belts • £50 non-refundable deposit to secure place • Limited to 84 places.

ONLY £275 PER PERSON Extra night stay, single supplement and hotel only deals available on request

To enter email: info@thegolfguide.co.uk

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Cheshire Introduction

Photos courtesy VisitBritain

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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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Contact Details

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Birchwood Golf Club Ltd Kelvin Close, Birchwood Warrington, WA3 7PB Telephone: 01925 818819 Professional: 01925 825216 enquiries@birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk www.birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

BIRCHWOOD

Birchwood Golf Club is ideally located less than a mile from Junction 11 of the M62. Leaving the M62 at Junction 11 proceed to the first roundabout and take a right. You will then come to a series of roundabouts, go straight over the next 3 roundabouts, passing Birchwood Business Park on your left hand side. At the next roundabout the Golf Club is signposted taking a Right turn. Birchwood Golf Club is located next door to Carphone Warehouse.

Welcome to Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington one of the finest and friendliest golf clubs in the county of Cheshire. Our very picturesque 18 hole championship standard course was designed and built in the 1970’s on 240 acres of rolling parkland. It has an abundance of unique features, the various lakes, water hazards, bunkers and tree lined fairways adding to the golfing challenge. The fantastic undulating greens that have a reputation for being the best in the area adding further to a very pleasurable golfing experience. Birchwood offers a challenge to all levels of golfer with a par of 71 and a standard

scratch of 72 off the white tees the 6596 yards course provides the player with a variety of shot making opportunities which will test the use of all fourteen clubs in the bag. Our course provides a fair test of golf where course management and not just shot making ability is the secret to a good round. The club is forward thinking with a terrific atmosphere in the clubhouse on competition days, yet also respecting the traditions of the game of golf. It is also an excellent venue for weddings, parties and conferences whatever your need, please dont hesitate to contact the club to see what we can do for you.

Visit www.birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk for the latest news & offers

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Practice Ground, Chipping Green, Golf Simulator Studio, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Lessons, Pro Shop, Buggies available March- October Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6596 • 6242 • 5682 (74) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 353

10

3

179

2

5 557

11

5

521

3

4 461

12

3

163

4

3 191

13

4

293

5

4 378

14

4

415

6

4 355

15

4

461

7

3 141

16

4

457

8

5 532

17

3

211

9

4 433

18

5

495


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Brookfield Golf Club Hankelow, Audlem, Nr Nantwich Cheshire, CW3 0JE Telephone: 01270 812991 info@brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk www.brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

The 18 hole 6,128 yard par 70 course first opened in 2002. Built in one hundred and twenty seven acres of Cheshires Finest countryside, the course is fast maturing to become one of Cheshire’s premier golf venues and features all the elements needed for a player’s maximum enjoyment.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 16 Bay Floodlit Range, Golf Academy, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

The course with tees and greens of USGA standard offers a real challenge to golfers of all levels. Brookfield has been honored by hosting a number of Cheshire County events and in 2004 was the venue for the Tamsel Professional Tour.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6128 • 5825 • 5154 H OLE

PAR

BROOKFIELD

From M6, exit at Junction 16: At the roundabout, take the exit onto A500 heading to Crewe/A5020/Nantwich/ Chester/A51/Weston. At A525, take the 1st exit onto A531. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit. Turn left onto Cobb’s Ln. Turn right onto Wrinehill Rd. Turn left onto Main Rd/B5071. Continue to follow B5071.Slight right onto Wybunbury Ln/B5071. Turn right onto London Rd/ A51. Take the 1st left onto Crewe Rd/ B5071. Turn left to stay on Crewe Rd/ B5071. Slight left onto Audlem Rd/ A529. Turn right onto The Nook.

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 366

10

5

474

2

5 450

11

4

434

3

4 392

12

3

161

4

3 192

13

4

374

5

4 329

14

3

174

6

3 205

15

4

366

7

4 330

16

3

168

8

5 594

17

4

431

9

3 206

18

5

482

The Clubhouse has a function room which can seat 120 guests, in addition there is also a spacious lounge, and the premises is licensed to perform civil marriage ceremonies. Catering is of the highest standard with our resident chef available to satisfy all culinary tastes and requirements. Signature Hole The Ninth hole at Brookfield Golf Club is regarded by many as our feature hole. It is one of six challenging par 3s, measuring 195 yards off the yellow tees and 205 yards from the competition tees, all of which is carry over a large lake.


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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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

155 542 365 338 389 524 374 206 432

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

383 285 138 479 373 305 358 120 515

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

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

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, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Lessons, Pro shop

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

305 422 421 329 148 363 317 145 371

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4

410 382 284 483 174 322 540 393 414


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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

How to Find From M6 Junction 19 take the A556 and head in the direction of Chester and after approximately 15 miles look for J & S Accessories. 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).

Facilities Driving range, Putting green, Golf Lessons, Buggies, Restaurant The original clubhouse built over 100 years ago to the Cheshire ‘black and white’ design has been substantially improved in recent years providing excellent facilities for members and visitors.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6580 • 6326 • 6101 • 5588 H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

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

Founded in 1910, Delamere Forest was the fifth golf course designed by the distinguished architect Herbert Fowler. It is widely regarded as one of the finest traditional heathland golf courses in England. The club’s current rating as the best inland course in Cheshire and 56th in England by Top 100 Golf Courses is well deserved. Situated in the heart of rural Cheshire but with easy access, Delamere features rolling fairways interspersed with heather and gorse, crowned by fast, subtle greens which are typical of Fowler’s early designs. As a result the course offers a fair but tough challenge to visitors and members alike.

Casual Golfers, Societies & Groups - All Welcome. Sample our excellent course and facilities.

In 2012 the club took the momentous decision to strengthen the course and reinstate its original heathland character. The renowned golf architects Mackenzie and Ebert who had recently completed the remodelling of Royal Lytham and St Anne’s for the Open Championship were commissioned to carry out the task. Every bunker has been returned to the original Fowler design and all greens have been increased in size to provide additional options and run-off areas. As a result the century-old character of Delamere has been reinstated and a new Blue Course of over 6600 yards including 8 new tees is available for County and National events.

Please book with the Professional, Martin Brown on 01606 883800. Email: delamerepro@btconnect.com


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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

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 • 6714 • 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

431


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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

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.

Facilities Teaching and Training Studio, Fitting Suite, Trackman Launch Monitor, Foresight GC2 Launch Monitor Driving Range, Clubhouse, Putting Green, Bar, Catering, Function rooms Course Information 9 holes, Par 35 • 2770 • 2602 • 2309 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

5 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4

YARDS

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. 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.

466 158 488 246 125 247 172 340 353

Flexible Membership

This is simple and ideal for the golfer who wants more flexibility from their club whilst still competing in competition golf and retaining a handicap. Simply pay £200 and re-ceive 200 points on your membership card. You decide when you play, and how often. You receive all of your rounds at a reduced rate that is easily deducted from your card. Your card can be topped up at any point or if you decide to upgrade your points are converted into cash against your new membership

Annual Subscription

If you wish to run a handicap and compete in competition, you must join the appropriate male or female golf union, incurring the additional fees listed below. Male: CCGU £12.25 Female: CLGA £14.75 The chart represents the points each round of golf costs. If you run out of points throughout the year you can top your points up in £50 increments that give you an extra 50 points on your card.

18 hole individual points cost... Mon - Thu 12 Points Mon - Thu 9 Holes 9 Points Mon - Thu after 3:00 8 Points Fri - Sun 16 Points Fri - Sun 9 Holes 10 Points Fri - Sun after 3:00 12 Points


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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

How to Find

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 the 2013 Centenary course and clubhouse enhancements completed, the beautiful and well-appointed Alister MacKenzie parkland course at Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire, 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.

both for its degree of difficulty and picturesque layout. With so many outstanding holes, it’s hard to highlight any one as a ‘signature’ hole. However, the fifteenth, dominated by a large sweeping lake, which runs along the left hand edge of the fairway, and across the front and down the left of the green, must take the honour. At 285 yards, this par 4 represents the ultimate risk or reward hole.

The course has a number of feature holes each presenting its own individual MacKenzie challenge. The par 5 third is as testing as any and ranks amongst the best in Cheshire, while the best of the par 3’s is arguably the eleventh,

Golfers who enjoy and appreciate the challenge of MacKenzie Courses will love the welcome they get at Hazel Grove and we trust they will leave saying “Golf in Cheshire just doesn’t get any better than this!”

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

1

4 351

10

5

514

2

3 164

11

3

162

3

5 524

12

5

481

4

4 376

13

3

203

5

3 161

14

4

371

6

4 377

15

4

262

7

5 480

16

4

324

8

4 332

17

4

309

9

3 176

18

4

366

4ball for £60 Monday to Friday Quote UK Golf Guide. Valid until end of February.

Contact the pro shop on 0161 483 7272 to book


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

HIGH LEGH PARK

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.

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

There are few more glorious natural settings in Cheshire than this stretch of parkland surrounded by woodland of pine, oak and birch; the vibrant rhododendrons adding a splash of colour. The great architects Mark James and Steve Marnoch took full advantage of these many attributes when they created High Legh Park. Fairways turn both ways and there is a wonderful flow and variety to the course, with different length par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. It is a design that will stand the test of time. 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.

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

MEMBERSHIP OFFER This month we are offering a special deal to anyone wanting to take out any of our fantastic memberships. If you join High Legh Park in July you will receive six golf lessons from our resident PGA Professional free of charge and will be able to practice for free during the month of August. Whether you’re looking to obtain, maintain or improve your handicap, High Legh Park have the staff, facilities and members to make sure you play the best golf of your life.


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The Mere The 18 hole, 6,882 -yard, par-71 course at The Mere was created out of 150 acres of Cheshire parkland in 1934. Today, the Championship course holds the reputation as one of the best maintained and highest quality golf courses in the North of England.

Surrounded by mature trees, flowering banks and with stunning views over the Mere Lake, the course offers the charm of the Cheshire countryside, coupled with a range of challenging features to test your precision and driving skills! Water, ravines and thick vegetation have been incorporated into the landscape, demanding care and accuracy whilst navigating the course. Since creating a number of wild flower meadows, The Mere has become home to kingfishers, sparrow hawks, kestrels, buzzards, grebes and Egyptian geese, along with a multitude of other more well-known species. The team work hard to protect the natural habitats of these species, as well as maintaining the Mere Lake, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, thanks to a number of rare aquatic plants living within it. To prepare for the challenges of The Mere’s golf course, the resort offers players a unique floating golf ball driving range, two-tier pitching green, putting green and bunker practice area where players can warm up before a round.


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The Mere Golf Resort and Spa Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford Cheshire, WA16 6LJ Telephone: 01565 830 155 golfshop@themereresort.co.uk www.themereresort.co.uk 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 Unique floating golf ball driving range, Chipping green, Putting green, Short game practice area, Expert Golf tuition, Golf Shop, Luxurious Club Lounge & Bar, Unique 11th Green Bar, Golf buggies and electric trolleys available to hire, Tee times available throughout the year, Golf accessories available to hire Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6882 • 6566 • 6330 • 5718 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

530 409 174 370 428 437 437 195 531

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5

427 401 188 484 169 393 441 371 497

Expert golf tuition is available, with personal sessions provided by a resident professional golf instructor. Stop off for a drink and a light bite at the 11th Green Bar, famous throughout Knutsford and Cheshire as the best Halfway House. Enjoy a range of hot snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks to refuel and refresh. Or wind down after your game in the contemporary Club Lounge & Bar, serving drinks, lunch and offering panoramic views over the lake. To ensure you work your way around the 150 acres with ease, golf buggies are available

to hire. There is also a Golf Shop, displaying a selection of golf apparel, accessories and hardware. Over the years, The Mere has hosted several high profile championship tournaments. Thanks to the high standard of the golf course, and the efficiency of event management from the resort team, they have yet again been selected to host the R&A Open Qualifier for the seventh consecutive year. Once you enter the arches, you’ll find a haven of fine food, great company and world class golf.


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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley Cheshire, CW6 0DJ Telephone: 01829 734 160 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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

275 321 557 524 197 344 383 387 340

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4

425 411 507 382 125 379 176 379 392


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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 18-hole 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

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5

YARDS

414 421 335 404 408 157 519 160 476

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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Poulton Park Golf Club Crab Lane, Cinnamon Brow Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 0SH Tel : 01925 822802 E-mail: online form www.poultonparkgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

POULTON PARK

From M6 At junction 21, take the A57 exit to Warrington (Ctr & East)/Irlam. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Woolston Grange Ave/ B5210 heading to Warrington (East)/Birchwood/Leigh/A574. Go through 4 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Crab Ln. Turn right onto Locking Stumps Ln. Take the 1st left onto Dig Ln. Course will be on the right

We are a hidden gem, tucked away on the outskirts of Warrington. The nine holes of narrow tree lined fairways offer a great test to any standard of golfer. Our members have learned to be arrow straight as a well placed tee shot can offer great rewards. We can also provide a golfer with the best short game practice facilities around. Back in 2008 the club was awarded a grant from Sport England which was used to construct the Chip & Pin Short Game Centre. This consists of two large greens, one that is a synthetic pitching green and the other which can be used to improve your chipping and bunker play.

You will always be well looked after when you visit Poulton Park from when you first arrive at the club to when you travel home, our aim is to make you smile! Signature Hole: Hole 7, Par 4, 417 yards. This is our signature hole and what a hole it is, destroying many a good scorecard. Hitting the fairway is essential if you are to hit the green in regulation. Many play this as a par 5 laying up in to leaving a short pitch over the hidden front ditch onto a green that’s slopes from back to front.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Chip & Pin Short Game Centre, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Lessons, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 68 • 5650 • 5399 • 5188 (70) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

GREEN FEE OFFER £20 18 holes + chip butty and a Pint

Large marquee perfect for Christenings, funerals, parties and small weddings Poulton Park Am – Am August 15th 4 man team event £15 per person Tee times all day

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4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

250 190 429 340 313 193 417 515 177

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3

314 144 520 386 289 182 348 440 203

MEMBERSHIP DEALS Under 28’s only £360 Student fees - £195 Juniors from £40

Society dates available Aug 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Sept 3rd, 10th, 26th From £20 per person with coffee and bacon butty


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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.co.uk 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 WINNER OF GOLF CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010.

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.

WINNER OF BEST CLUB FOR SOCIETIES 2009. WINNER OF BEST CLUB IN THE NORTH 2009. Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 5961 • 5524 • 4996 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

445 478 223 434 448 336 122 380 163

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4

361 333 398 352 163 313 181 494 337

alike. Pryors Hayes is a golf club with a modern outlook on how golfers should be looked after.

With the addition of a state of the art teaching facility, marquee & celebration garden makes it one of the most complete facilities in Cheshire.

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.

With a recent refurbishment the overall look of the club is warm and homely with very welcoming staff to both members and visitors

Membership is open all year round with no joining fees or waiting lists and with various different offers available throughout the season.

Flexible Membership

This is simple and ideal for the golfer who wants more flexibility from their club whilst still competing in competition golf and retaining a handicap. Simply pay £200 and re-ceive 200 points on your membership card. You decide when you play, and how often. You receive all of your rounds at a reduced rate that is easily deducted from your card. Your card can be topped up at any point or if you decide to upgrade your points are converted into cash against your new membership

Annual Subscription

If you wish to run a handicap and compete in competition, you must join the appropriate male or female golf union, incurring the additional fees listed below. Male: CCGU £12.25 Female: CLGA £14.75 The chart represents the points each round of golf costs. If you run out of points throughout the year you can top your points up in £50 increments that give you an extra 50 points on your card.

18 hole individual points cost... Mon - Thu 12 Points Mon - Thu 9 Holes 9 Points Mon - Thu after 3:00 8 Points Fri - Sun 16 Points Fri - Sun 9 Holes 10 Points Fri - Sun after 3:00 12 Points


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Sandiway “Sandiway is what you make it, an oasis, a gem, a golfing retreat. I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I have� Peter Alliss (International broadcaster and golf world legend)


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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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4

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.

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

385 499 169 478 361 150 391 326 393

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 3

455 197 405 123 393 350 498 283 164

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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The Oaks at Mollington Townfield Lane, Mollington Chester, CH1 6NJ Telephone: 01244 852805 info@theoaksmollington.co.uk www.theoaksmollington.co.uk

How to Find

THE OAKS

From Chester: Take the A540 for Hoylake and the Wirral. After driving over the canal bridge you will pass the Mollington Banastre Hotel on your left and then Mollington Grange Retail Park on your right. Take the next turn to your right, signposted for Mollington, and the entrance to the golf club will be found immediately (100 yds) on the right.

We offer a modern open access facility, and want to play an important role in the lifestyle of our members, guests and visitors. The Oaks is known for its warm and friendly welcome from everyone involved with the club and we look forward to welcoming you. The re-furbished contemporary clubhouse allows golfers and friends of the club to relax in comfortable surroundings that have a touch of elegance. Pull up a chair in the Club bar and enjoy the big sports event of the day or settle in the Main bar with its panoramic views over the course and enjoy any of the fine meals that are on offer in the restaurant.

The course is a par 72, 6478 yard parkland layout accepted as one of the county’s best, staging events for the EuroPro Tour in both 2005 and 2006. The course has since added family tees making it accessible to the novice golfer whilst still delivering a demanding test for the lower handicapper and professional. The club currently has one of the fastest growing memberships in the country, whilst The Oaks offers great value green fees seven days per week, and is the perfect venue for corporate and society golf days.

Facilities Bar and restaurant, Elegant clubhouse, Practice ground, short game area and putting greens, Golf academy, Golf cars, trolleys and equipment hire

Course Information 18 holes Par 72 • 6478 • 6097 • 5030 (73) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

352 189 351 291 504 159 642 394 437

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4

447 531 345 164 490 384 269 146 383


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The Tytherington Club Dorchester Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JP

THE TYTHERINGTON CLUB

Telephone: 01625 506 000 tytherington.info@theclubcompany.com www.thetytheringtonclub.com

How to Find One of the major strengths of The Tytherington Club is it’s location. Just 30 minutes from M6 Junction 17 south, Junction 19 north By Rail, 5 minutes from Macclesfield Railway Station. By Air, 30 minutes from Manchester Airport

Facilities Full practice area, Trolleys, Buggies, Halfway house, Shop, Lessons, Clubhouse restaurant & bar, Conference facilities, Gym, Spa &Tennis courts.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6765 • 6451 • 6172 • 5669 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

438 489 147 392 185 352 296 318 468

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 4

382 199 512 139 427 395 523 407 382

Opened in 1986, The Tytherington Club was one of the UK’s first custom-built golf and Health & Fitness clubs. Our 18 Hole Championship Course was designed by Patrick Dawson and Dave Thomas with the lush backdrop of the Pennines. Set within gently rolling parkland in the heart of Cheshire, the course winds through mature woodland and follows the natural contours of the land. With close to 85 bunkers and a host of water features, it is not difficult to see why The Tytherington Club is considered one of the finest Golf Courses in the North West. An enjoyable challenge for any calibre of golfer.

Our elegant Clubhouse is the perfect place to wind down after a workout or round of Golf, and its vibrant and friendly environment is the perfect place to meet new golf partners, bring your Families, and meet new likeminded friends in exquisite surroundings. Our state-of-the-art health & fitness gym, along with the unique personalised service provided by our Wellness Team, are unrivalled in the industry. Our team promise to create and monitor tailormade programmes to meet your bespoke goals. The Club also boasts a beautiful Swimming Pool and Relaxation Spa area, 2 Tennis courts and a timetable of studio classes for group exercise.

Join Now! Full 7day Membership for less than £26 a week NO joining fee FREE health club access FREE golf at 10 other courses


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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

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. 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.

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

372 493 248 364 355 165 449 326 377

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5

191 289 417 294 307 570 134 409 463

A UNIQUE & BREATHTAKING GOLF EXPERIENCE

Memberships applications invited. Visitors & Societies welcome. We offer a range of packages to suit your needs. Contact General Manager, Ian Embury or visit the website www.vra.co.uk 01606 301291

www.vra.co.uk

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Vicars Cross Golf Club Tarvin Road, Great Barrow, Chester Cheshire CH3 7HN Telephone: 01244 335 174 manager@vicarscrossgolf.co.uk www.vicarscrossgolf.co.uk

How to Find

VICARS CROSS

From M6 junction 19 take A556 (Chester). After 15 miles A556 turns into A51 Tarvin Road and course is on the right hand side after 2 miles. Four miles east of Chester City Centre on A51 Tarvin Road.

Facilities Bar, Clubhouse Restaurant, Putting Green, Driving Range (covered and open bays), Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Function/Meeting Rooms

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6446 • 6191 • 5641 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

311 513 371 508 358 411 403 161 254

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 3

336 393 335 155 533 172 387 460 130

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Vicars Cross Golf Club is a mature 18 hole parkland course of almost 6500 yards from the white tees and has a par of 72. In recent years many improvements have been made including extensive tree planting, improving fairway drainage and rebuilding the greens to USGA standards. Members and visitors alike can now enjoy year-round golf on one of Cheshire’s most attractive courses. The golf course architect Ken Moodie designed and oversaw the entire project using all his knowledge and experience. He introduced some very interesting, not to mention challenging, putting surfaces with bunkers

strategically placed in just the right places in order to encourage accurate approach shots. The USGA standard greens are now well established and receive many compliments. Signature Holes: Hole 7. One of the harder par 4’s on the course, this dogleg right carries an abundance of hazards. Trees threaten the drive whilst a stream crossing the fairway and left of the large, undulating green demand an accurate approach. Hole 18. A short par 3 in front of the clubhouse to finish. The steeply sloping green means you have to land on the correct tier avoiding the 3 large bunkers.

2015 Opens Events 11th August - Junior Open and Team Event 14th August - Ladies Team Open 18th August - Club Captains Team Open 1st September - Senior Men’s Open 13th September - Men’s Texas Scramble 9th October - Senior Ladies Open

Visitors and Societies always welcome Contact the Secretary on 01244 355174 (Ext 1) for further details


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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

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.

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.

Facilities 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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

SUMMER OFFERS on 3 balls, 4 balls & Societies Contact the General Manager’s office 01565 872148 (Option 4)

THE WILMSLOW GOLF CLUB

4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

357 426 489 389 359 163 451 416 124

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5

346 318 400 484 147 407 397 158 480

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Cheshire Directory

Alder Root Golf Club Telephone: 01925 291919 www.alderrootgolfclub.com

Chester Golf Club Telephone: 01244 677760 www.chestergolfclub.co.uk

Hazel Grove Golf Club Telephone: 0161 483 3217 www.hazelgrovegolfclub.com

Alderley Edge Golf Club Telephone: 01625 586200 www.aegc.co.uk

Congleton Golf Club Telephone: 01260 273540 www.congletongolf.co.uk

Heaton Moor Golf Club Telephone: 0161 432 2134 www.heatonmoorgolfclub.co.uk

Aldersley Green Golf Club Telephone: 01829 782157 www.alderseygreengolfclub.co.uk

Crewe Golf Club Telephone: 01270 584227 www.crewegolfclub.co.uk

Helsby Golf Club Telephone: 01928 722021 www.helsbygolfclub.org

Alsager Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01270 875700 www.alsagergolfclub.co.uk

Davenport Golf Club Telephone: 01625 876951 www.davenportgolf.co.uk

Heyrose Golf Club Telephone: 01565 733664 www.heyrosegolfclub.com

Altrincham Municipal Golf Club Telephone: 0161 928 0761 www.altrinchamgolfclub.org.uk

Delamere Forest Golf Club Telephone: 01606 883264 www.delamergolf.co.uk

High Legh Park Golf Club Telephone: 01565 830888 www.highleghpark.com

Alvaston Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01270 624341 www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Disley Golf Club Telephone: 01663 762071 www.disleygolfclub.co.uk

Hooton Golf Course Telephone: 0151 339 7689 www.brioleisure.org

Antrobus Golf Club Telephone: 01925 730890/730900 www.antrobusgolfclub.co.uk

Dukinfield Golf Club Telephone: 0161 338 2340 www.dukinfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Houldsworth Golf Club Telephone: 0161 442 1712 www.houldsworthgolfclub.co.uk

Ashton-On-Mersey Golf Club Telephone: 0161 973 3220 www.ashtononmerseygolfclub.co.uk

Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club Telephone: 0161 928 2605 www.dunhamforest.com

Knights Grange Golf Club Telephone: 01606 552780 www.brioleisure.org/knights-grange

Astbury Golf Club Telephone: 01260 272772 www.astburygolfclub.com

Eaton Golf Club Telephone: 01244 335885 www.eatongolfclub.co.uk

Knutsford Golf Club Telephone: 01565 633355 www.knutsfordgolf.com

Birchwood Golf Club Telephone: 01925 818819 www.birchwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Frodsham Golf Club Telephone: 01928 732159 www.frodshamgolf.co.uk

Leigh Golf Club Telephone: 01925 763130 www.leighgolf.co.uk

Bramhall Golf Club Telephone: 0161 439 6092 www.bramhallgolfclub.com

Gatley Golf Club Telephone: 0161 437 2091 www.gatleygolfclub.com

Lymm Golf Club Telephone: 01925 752177 www.lymm-golf-club.co.uk

Bramall Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 485 3119 www.bramhallparkgolfclub.co.uk

Gorstyhill Golf Club Telephone: 01270 829166 www.gorstyhillgolf.co.uk

Macclesfield Golf Club Telephone: 01625 423227 www.maccgolfclub.co.uk

Brookfield Golf Club Telephone: 012708 12991 www.brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Hale Golf Club Telephone: 0161 980 4225 www.halegolfclub.com

Malkins Bank Golf Course Telephone: 01270 765931 www.malkinsbankgolfclub.co.uk

Carden Park Golf Club Telephone: 01829 731000 www.devere.co.uk/golf

Hartford Golf Club Telephone: 01606 871162 www.hartfordgolf.co.uk

Marple Golf Club Telephone: 0161 427 2311 www.marplegolfclub.co.uk


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Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club Telephone: 0161 427 9700 www.mellorgolf.co.uk

Ringway Golf Club Telephone: 0161 980 2630 www.ringwaygolfclub.co.uk

Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club Telephone: 01606 301291 www.vragc.co.uk

Mere Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01565 830155 www.meregolf.co.uk

Romiley Golf Club Telephone: 0161 430 2392 www.romileygolfclub.org

Vicars Cross Golf Club Telephone: 01244 335174 manager@vicarscrossgolf.co.uk

Mersey Valley Golf Club Telephone: 0151 424 6060 www.merseyvalleygolfclub.co.uk

Runcorn Golf Club Telephone: 01928 572093 www.runcorngolfclub.co.uk

Walton Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01925 266775 www.waltonhallgolfclub.co.uk

Mobberley Golf Club Telephone: 01565 880188 www.mobgolfclub.co.uk

Sandbach Golf Club Telephone: 01270 762117 www.sandbachgolfclub.co.uk

Werneth Low Golf Club Telephone: 0161 368 2503 www.wernethlowgolf.co.uk

Moorend Golf Course & Driving Range Telephone: 0161 440 7788 www.moorendgolf.com

Sandiway Golf Club Telephone: 01606 883247 www.sandiwaygolf.co.uk

Westminster Park Golf Course Telephone: 01244 680231 www.brioleisure.org/westminster

Mottram Hall Hotel Golf Club Telephone: 01625 828135 www.devere-hotels.com

Shrigley Hall Hotel & C C Telephone: 01625 575757 www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk

Widnes Golf Club Telephone: 0151 424 2440 www.widnes-golfclub.co.uk

Portal Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01829 733933 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Stamford Golf Club Telephone: 01457 832126 www.stamfordgolfclub.co.uk

Wilmslow Golf Club Telephone: 01565 872148 www.wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk

Portal Premier Golf Club Telephone: 01829 733884 www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Stockport Golf Club Telephone: 0161 427 2001 www.stockportgolf.co.uk

Woodside Golf Club Telephone: 01477 532388 www.woodsidegolf.co.uk

Poulton Park Golf Club Telephone: 01925 812034 www.poultonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Styal Golf Club Telephone: 01625 531359 www.styalgolf.co.uk

Wychwood Park Telephone: 01270 820336 www.deverevenues.co.uk

Prestbury Golf Club Telephone: 01625 829388 www.prestburygolfclub.com

Sutton Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01928 790747 www.suttonhallgolf.co.uk

Pryors Hayes Golf Club Telephone: 01829 741250 www.pryorshayes.com

The Oaks Mollington Telephone: 01244 852805 www.theoaksmollington.co.uk

Queens Park Golf Club Telephone: www.gczcg.co.uk/queenspark

The Tytherington Golf Club Telephone: 01625 506000 www.theclubcompany.com

Reaseheath Golf Club Telephone: 01270 625131 www.reaseheath.ac.uk

The Warrington Golf Club Telephone: 01925 261620 www.warringtongolfclub.co.uk

Reddish Vale Golf Club Telephone: 0161 480 2359 www.reddishvalegolfclub.co.uk

Upton-By-Chester Golf Club Telephone: 01244 381183 www.uptonbychestergolfclub.co.uk

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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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Greater Manchester Introduction

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M-61 Rochdale

Bury

M-66

M-62

Bo Oldham

Wigan & Leigh

HH

M-60 Salford

WP

M-58

Pr Tameside

M-602 Manchester

M-67 No Trafford

M-62

Wi M-60 Stockport

M-56 M-6

Bolton Hindley Hall Northenden Prestwich Withington Worsley Park

“The past, the present and the future are intertwined in this city; historical landmarks complement bold, contemporary designs.�

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Bolton Golf Club Lostock Park, Chorley New Road Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 4AJ Telephone: 01204 843067 Email enquiries via website www.boltongolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

BOLTON

From Manchester & M60 ring road: Exit M61 at Junction 6 and turn right on the roundabout and head towards the stadium. Travel down the dual carriage way going over the first roundabout with the stadium on the left. You will pass a large Tesco then the next major roundabout turn right onto Chorley New Road towards Bolton. The golf club is a 1/2 mile on the left hand side.

Bolton Golf Club offers the finest, friendliest, golf facility in the North West of England. Ideally situated for easy access, just a couple of miles from Bolton town centre and just off Junction 6 of the M61. With the Championship Golf Course, large practice ground and excellent short game area there is something to suit everyone from the seasoned veteran, to the aspiring young golfer in your family! Founded in 1890, the golf course offers outstanding views of South Lancashire and the Cheshire plains and enjoys an enviable reputation for a manicured layout with fast consistently smooth putting surfaces.

The depth of our golf facilities, mouth watering food, spacious clubhouse and value for money makes us the perfect club to become a member. It also makes us a big favourite with societies and company days. We offer excellent food, freshly prepared by our in house chefs so you can be assured of quality dining. The course, home to the PGA North Region, offers a fine challenge to players of a high calibre whilst remaining a fair test for golfers of all abilities. From the moment you arrive until departure you will enjoy the first class facilities of the club both on and off the course, ensuring a day out to remember.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6174 • 5972 • 5496 (73) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

289 349 395 165 415 328 358 335 412

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4

165 422 420 301 155 481 397 384 403


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Hindley Hall Golf Club Hall Lane, Hindley, Wigan Greater Manchester, WN2 2SQ Telephone: 01942 255 991 Email enquiries via website www.hindleyhallgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

HINDLEY HALL

Leave M61 JUNCTION 6 at roundabout. Follow signs for A6, 1st exit at next roundabout, again A6, sign posted Westhoughton. At lights turn right onto Dicconon Lane B5239, 1 MILE left at mini roundabout into Hall Lane. Club is on the right after 1 mile.

Located one mile from Hindley in Lancashire, Hindley Hall is a mature parkland course in a peaceful and tranquil setting. The club was founded in 1905 and the par 69 course is highly regarded in the North West, stretching to 5926 yards and providing a fair but challenging test of golf for players of any handicap. Many holes are tree lined, with the lake coming into play on the first and eleventh holes. A number of major developments and improvements have taken place in recent years. All 18 greens have been re-laid, new tee’s

added, trees planted and drainage improved. The club house has also benefited from significant renovation to the lounge and dining room and is ideal for post-round refreshments with magnificent views across the course. A warm greeting is always extended to our visitors and our catering staff are on hand to provide a wide selection of food on a daily basis.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Electric Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop, Extensive conference and private function facilities for any occasion

Course Information

Our resident club professional, David Clarke, along with his staff, provide a fully stocked and comprehensive range of golf equipment and is also available for tuition.

18 holes, Par 69 • 5926 • 5764 • 5271 (70) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

361 190 480 133 415 151 404 266 358

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4

515 418 375 196 450 297 161 340 416

Visit our website www.hindleyhallgolfclub.co.uk for the latest news & offers


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Prestwich Golf Club Hilton Lane, Prestwich Manchester, M25 9XB Telephone: 0161 773 1404 Email enquiries via website www.prestwichgolf.co.uk

How to Find

Directions from M60 Junction 19: Take the A576 (signposted Manchester City Centre) for approximately 1 mile until reaching A6044 junction. At the traffic lights turn right onto A6044 Sheepfoot Lane (signposted Swinton). Continue on the A6044 for 2 miles. Prestwich Golf club is approximately 1/2 mile past the A56 junction. Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function Room, Putting Green, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 65 • 4794 • 4554 (69) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

364 184 313 151 363 312 326 329 131

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4

253 158 422 207 257 201 279 214 330

PRESTWICH

Directions from Manchester: Leave the city centre on the A56 sign posted for Bury. Continue on the A56 for approximately 3.5 miles until you reach a sign for the A6044. Turn Left following the signs for Swinton. Prestwich Golf Club is approximately 1/2 mile on the left.

Prestwich golf club is a par 65 Parkland course situated on the North side of Manchester and easily accessible from the Motorways 5 minutes (Jnct 17 M60). All visitors to Prestwich are welcomed and treated as friends. After a great deal of work and investment members and visitors are reaping the benefits. The change in the course layout has been a success with members and visitors alike, and seems to flow more smoothly than before. If you want to try something different then Prestwich offer Footgolf (as seen on the BBC). We are the home of Footgolf in the Northwest,

Green Fees £15 (Monday - Friday). £20 (Saturday - Sunday) Offers on all memberships available Contact us for more information Visit: www.prestwichgolf.co.uk Email: info@prestwichgolf.co.uk or call: 0161 773 1404

already enjoyed by 100s of people from school groups to stag parties and football groups. Also our clubhouse function room and Balcony area has been refurbished and is reaping the benefits of a brighter decor and is available for Weddings, Birthdays etc. and Business seminars.


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Northenden The club celebrated its centenary in 2013 and since its inception has undergone a variety of changes. However nothing could have prepared us for the events of October 19, 2014. In the early hours the clubhouse was totally destroyed by fire and with it went much of the club’s history.

With the support of the members and hard work by the staff a sense of partial normality returned within a matter of a few days. Temporary facilities were put in place and regular play recommenced. We are now looking to the future with renewed confidence. The Course A number of improvements have been made - New tee signage - Bunker definition - Buggy routes - Woodland management programme The condition of the course has prompted many plaudits with the greens in particular generating much positive comment. Clubhouse Facilities An excellent temporary clubhouse has been erected which seats up to 80 and has bar and catering facilities (Photo). Separate changing rooms with showers have also been installed.


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

How to Find

Planning approval for a new permanent building is expected at the end of June and building work should commence shortly thereafter. The new clubhouse is expected to open in Spring 2016. This will provide enhanced facilities for both members and visitors and a function suite with seating for 120 people. This will enable the club to host a wide range of events such as business meetings/presentations, weddings and other parties.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Electric Trolleys, Buggies for hire, Lessons, Pro shop

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4

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).

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

442 486 389 142 347 581 395 161 349

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4

351 345 209 541 326 173 508 390 325

Recent Events In January and March the club demonstrated its year round playability by hosting two excellent Pro-Am events in conjunction with the 1836 Tour organised by Jon Cheetam. Further such events are planned for later in the year. Both the annual Norton Barrie Golf Classic in aid of The Christie hospital and the Association of Manchester United Former Players Charity Golf Day were held in June and attracted over 350 players. The feedback has been excellent. Membership Over the last six months the club has successfully recruited approximately 120 new members. We are keen to increase membership of the Ladies

section and are offering a range of opportunities to suit starters as well as experienced players. Our special offer of free membership for Junior golfers (under 18s) has been well subscribed but we would be happy to see more young people joining us. Professional Services Our Professional staff have good stocks of clothing and accessories as well as offering a state of the art Swing Studio. The club is forward looking, friendly and has a stunning course. We would be happy to welcome you!


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Withington Golf Club 243 Palatine Road, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2UE Telephone: 0161 445 9544 secretary@withingtongolfclub.co.uk Pro Shop: 0161 445 9544 x 2 stevemarrgolf@btinternet.com

WITHINGTON

How to Find Next to the M60 and M56, on the B5167 (Palatine Road) from Northenden to Manchester

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.

Facilities Buggies, Trolleys, Putting green, Pro shop, Golf lessons, Bar and catering

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6388 • 6072 • 5692 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Open Events 2015

Summer Golf Package

Withington Salver August 9th 2015 Greensome stableford

Soup & Sandwich Lunch 18 holes of Golf 3 Course Evening Meal £40.00 Please quote SGP15

Quad Am September 2nd 2015 4-Man Team Stableford Ladies Open September 3rd 2015 Stableford, teams of 3

PAR

3 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

130 387 396 162 492 290 333 176 460

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4

147 316 314 343 446 302 550 411 417

Fantastic Offer for Young Players & Lady Members 18 – 20 : £176 21 – 24 : £264 25 – 27 : £441 28 – 30 : £661 31 – 34 : £705 Full Lady Members £325 Junior Girls join free


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Worsley Park A Marriott® Hotel & Country Club Walkden Road, Worsley, Manchester, M282Q Telephone: 0161 975 2043 Email enquiries via website www.marriott.co.uk

How to Find

Facilities Rental Clubs, Golf Cart Rental, Pull Cart Rental, Driving Range, Putting Green, Chipping Area, Food Service, Bar Service, Accommodations: Onsite Marriott - 158 Rooms Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6611 • 6307 • 5914 • 5352 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

409 360 434 166 529 515 169 399 180

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 5

389 188 311 522 153 406 389 284 504

WORSLEY PARK

From the South: From the M6 northbound, exit at second junction marked 21A (M62 Manchester). Follow M62 Leeds and exit junction 12 onto M60. Exit first junction marked 13, Worsley. At the end of the slip road take second exit off the roundabout onto A575. Entrance is on the left hand side.

Widely acclaimed as one of the finest inland courses in the North of England, Worsley Park Country Club is a classic championship design that uses the full potential of the natural terrain including seven water hazards. The course is set on gently rolling parkland, formerly the Duke of Bridgewater’s estate. Worsley Park has played host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2004 and the European Challenge Tour from 2005 to 2007. Designed by European Golf Design in association with Michael King, the course meets the highest standards with greens and

SUMMER PACKAGE GOLF SUMMER PACKAGE FROM £59 PER PERSON Includes arrival tea and coffee, bacon rolls, 18 holes on our Worsley Park championship course followed by chef’s dish of the day. Call 0161 975 2043 and quote: GSS15 Offer and tee times subject to availability. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/voucher. Tee times must be requested at time of booking. Course terms & conditions apply. Offer valid from 1st June until 1st October 2015.

tees created to USGA specifications. The strategic positioning of the bunkers with clearly sighted tees demands careful thought on how to play each hole Worsley Park Country Club also features comprehensive practice facilities including a long game practice area, short game facility, and putting green. Signature Hole: 7th, Par 3, 177 yards Hole 7 is the course signature hole, a par 3, and requires a precise tee shot to negotiate the two water hazards that make this both a challenging and picturesque hole. An allweather buggy path is a recent addition to further enhance the playing experience.


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Greater Manchester Directory

Ashton-Under-Lyne Golf Club Telephone: 0161 330 1537 www.ashtongolfclub.co.uk

Cheadle Golf Club Telephone: 0161 428 2160 www.cheadlegolfclub.com

Flixton Golf Club Telephone: 0161 748 2116 www.flixtongolfclub.co.uk

Blackley Golf Club Telephone: 0161 643 2980 www.blackleygolfclub.com

Chorlton-Cum-Hardy Golf Club Telephone: 0161 881 3139 www.chorltoncumhardygolfclub.co.uk

Great Lever & Farnworth Golf Club Telephone: 01204 656137 www.greatleverfarnworthgolfclub.co.uk

Bolton Golf Club Telephone: 01204 843067 www.boltongolfclub.co.uk

Crompton & Royton Golf Club Telephone: 0161 624 2154 www.cromptonandroytongolfclub.co.uk

Greenmount Golf Club Telephone: 01204 883712 www.greenmountgolfclub.co.uk

Bolton Old Links Golf Club Telephone: 01204 842307 www.boltonoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk

Davyhulme Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 748 2260 www.davyhulmeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Haigh Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01942 255991 haighhallgolfclub.users.btopenworld.com

Boysnope Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 707 6125 www.boysnopegolfclub.co.uk

Deane Golf Club Telephone: 01204 61944 www.deanegolfclub.com

Hart Common Golf Club Telephone: 01942 818445 www.hartcommongolfclub.co.uk

Brackley Municipal Golf Club Telephone: 0161 790 6076 Website n/a

Denton Golf Club Telephone: 0161 336 3218 www.dentongolfclub.com

Harwood Golf Club Telephone: 01204 522878 www.harwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Breightmet Golf Club Telephone: 01204 527381 www.breightmetgolfclub.co.uk

Didsbury Golf Club Telephone: 0161 998 9278 www.didsburygolfclub.com

Heaton Park Golf Centre Telephone: 0161 654 9899 www.heatonparkgolfclub.co.uk

Brookdale Golf Club Telephone: 0161 681 4534 www.brookdalegolf.co.uk

Dunscar Golf Club Telephone: 01706 643818 www.dunscargolfclub.co.uk

Hindley Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01942 255131 www.hindleyhallgolfclub.co.uk

Bury Golf Club Telephone: 0161 766 4897 www.burygolfclub.com

Ellesmere Golf Club Telephone: 0161 790 2122 www.ellesmeregolfclub.co.uk

Horwich Golf Club Telephone: 01204 696980 Website n/a

Castle Hawk Golf Club Telephone: 01706 640841 www.castlehawk.co.uk

Fairfield Golf & Sailing Club Telephone: 0161 370 1641 www.fairfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Lowes Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 764 1231 www.lowesparkgolfclub.co.uk


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Greater Manchester Directory

Manchester Golf Club Telephone: 0161 643 3202 www.mangc.co.uk

Rochdale Golf Club Telephone: 01706 643818 www.rochdalegolfclub.co.uk

Westhoughton Golf Club Telephone: 01942 811085 www.westhoughtongolfclub.co.uk

Manor Golf Club Telephone: 01204 701027 www.manorgolfclub.co.uk

Saddleworth Golf Club Telephone: 01457 873653 www.saddleworthgolfclub.org.uk

Whitefield Golf Club Telephone: 0161 351 2700 www.whitefieldgolfclub.co.uk

Marland Golf Club Telephone: 01706 649801 www.spgc.org

Sale Golf Club Telephone: 0161 973 3404 www.salegolfclub.com

Whittaker Golf Club Telephone: 01706 378310 www.whittakergolfclub.co.uk

Northenden Golf Club Telephone: 0161 998 4738 www.northendengolfclub.com

Stand Golf Club Telephone: 0161 766 2388 www.standgolfclub.co.uk

Wigan Golf Club Telephone: 01257 421360 www.wigangolfclub.co.uk

North Manchester Golf Club Telephone: 0161 634 9033 www.northmanchestergolfclub.co.uk

Swinton Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 794 1785 www.spgolf.co.uk

William Wroe Golf Club Telephone: 0161 748 8680 www.traffordleisure.co.uk

Oldham Golf Club Telephone: 0161 624 4986 www.oldhamgolfclub.co.uk

Tunshill Golf Club Telephone: 01706 342095 www.tunshillgolfclub.co.uk

Withington Golf Club Telephone: 0161 445 3912 www.withingtongolfclub.co.uk

Pennington Golf Club Telephone: 01942 682852 www.penningtongolfclub.co.uk

Turton Golf Club Telephone: 01204 852235 www.turtongolfclub.com

Worsley Golf Club Telephone: 0161 789 4202 www.worsleygolfclub.co.uk

Pike Fold Golf Club Telephone: 0161 766 3561 www.pikefold.co.uk

Valynette Golf Club Telephone: 01257 480485 Website n/a

Worsley (Marriott) Park Golf Club Telephone: 0161 975 2000 www.marriott.co.uk

Prestwich Golf Club Telephone: 0161 773 2544 www.prestwichgolf.co.uk

Walmersley Golf Club Telephone: 0161 764 1429 www.walmersleygolfclub.co.uk

Regent Park (Bolton) Golf Club Telephone: 01204 844170 www.regentparkgolfclub.co.uk

Werneth Golf Club Telephone: 0161 624 1190 www.wernethgolfclub.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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Lancashire Introduction

M-6

Morecambe Lancaster

La

Fleetwood

Poulton-Le-Fylde

Cl

Colne Nelson

HR

Blackpool

M-55 Burnley

Pr

St RL

Fa

Preston

Ly

Blackburn Pl

Lytham

M-65 Leyland SH Eccleston

Chorley

HH M-61 M-6 Skelmersdale

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Clitheroe Fairhaven Herons’ Reach Hurlston Hall Lancaster

Lytham Green Drive Pleasington Preston Shaw Hill St Annes Old Links

Accrington

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Royal Lytham & St. Annes Venue for The Open Championship 18-22 July 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.

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


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Photographs by Alan C. Birch

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

Handicaps Handicap Certificates must be produced and permitted handicaps are 21 (Men and Boys) and 30 (Ladies and Girls). Juniors must be accompanied by an Adult.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 7118 • 6731 (71) • 6360 (71) • 5854 (75)

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 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’.


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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 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, Driving range 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. To the east is Pendle Hill, scene of many witch trials so legend states. 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. The Club has just hosted its fifth successful Regional Qualifying event for the Open Championship

and this year has also hosted the Lancashire Ladies Championship and the Northern Seniors Championship. The Club has also previously hosted the England Golf County Champions Tournament and next year will welcome the English Stroke Play Championship Northern Qualifying event. 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.

Regional Qualifying Course 2010-2014 Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6531 • 6379 • 6159 • 5632 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

466 361 444 293 140 345 441 168 391

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5

372 417 447 518 182 398 317 151 528

Visit our website for the latest news and offers: www.clitheroegolfclub.com


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Herons’ Reach Golf Club East Park Drive, Blackpool Lancashire, FY3 8LL Telephone: 01253 832 505 Email enquiries via website www.heronsreachgolf.co.uk

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 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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 5 3 5 5 4 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

348 241 490 146 472 473 353 152 381

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

461 353 149 296 353 399 154 259 439

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

August society offer

Groups of 12 or more £30pp includes Tea, Coffee & bacon rolls and range balls. 1 in 12 go FREE. To Book call 01253 832581 / 832512. T’s & C’s – New bookings only, Subject to availability available 7 days a week. Offer ends 31st August 2015. Deposit required.

Green Fee offer

£30pp throughout August. To book call 01253 832505. T’s & C’s – Pre payment required. Subject to availability.

numerous PGA North Region Championship events over the past decade, with previous winners such as Paul Eales and Phillip Archer. 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.


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Fairhaven Golf Club Recognised by the hierarchy of golf as one of the best courses in Northern England, Fairhaven has much to offer visiting golfers, whatever their handicap. Fairhaven is not only a beautiful place to play golf but fully lives up to its designation as a ‘Championship’ course originally designed by James Braid.

Professional golf at Fairhaven started back in 1934 when the course played host to the ‘Penfold’ Tournament. The course is an unusual blend of links and parkland which is relatively flat. This makes it not too strenuous to walk around and allows complete vision of each hole from tee to green. It is consistently maintained and presented to the highest standard, presenting a fair challenge to golfers of all abilities, featuring the ‘risk & reward’ elements of negotiating the 118 deep revetted bunkers for which Fairhaven is famous. 1st, Par 5. Listed and described in ‘Golf World’ as one of the top ten opening holes in Great Britain & Ireland. In many ways this past Open Championship final qualifying course’s opener is the perfect par 5. 18th, Par 5. A classic finishing hole, it can reward the brave and punish the nervous. For long hitters a good line is over the right edge of the left-hand bunkers.


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Fairhaven Golf Club Oakwood Avenue, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4JU Telephone: 01253 736 741 info@fairhavengolfclub.co.uk www.fairhavengolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

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

FAIRHAVEN

From the M6, exit junction 32 to M55/ Blackpool. Leave M55 at junction 4, take the A583 exit. At roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A583/Preston New Rd, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lytham Saint Annes Way. At 2nd roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto School Road. Turn left at B5261 onto Common Edge Road at lights. At next traffic lights turn right at B5261 onto Blackpool Rd. Turn left, immediately after zebra crossing, at Forest Drive. Turn 1st left at Oakwood Ave. Turn 1st right into Fairhaven Golf Club.

Professional golf at Fairhaven started back in 1934 when the course played host to the ‘Penfold’ Tournament.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 73 • 7015 (72) • 6787 • 6562 • 6002 (75) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

510 177 500 436 179 366 335 387 351

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 5 4 3 5

181 483 349 345 364 485 471 146 497

Looking for a special venue for your golf day – look no further! Contact Lindzi for further information and to arrange your special day Tel: 01253 736741 | Email: info@fairhavengolfclub.co.uk | Web: www.fairhavengolfclub.co.uk


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

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.

Designed by the famous Donald Steel, this young course has matured way beyond its years.

If you choose to play cautiously or aggressively, your round at Hurlston is bound to be enjoyable.

Additional bunkers placed expertly by Open Championship designers Mackenzie and Ebert mean whether you are an amateur or experienced golfer, you will find you are faced with ‘risk and reward’ shots on many of the 18 holes.

Pre-round warm-ups have been catered for with the 15 bay power-tee equipped driving range and putting green, and the pro-shop staff are always on hand to help you with any items you may need to re-stock with before your round.

The presence of water is never far away, which is ready to swallow up any wayward shots. However a personal best can be reached by treating the lakes, ponds and streams with the respect they deserve.

Before you leave try to take in the spectacular sunsets from the spike bar, which have to be seen to be believed, and the friendly staff will ensure that you do not make your journey home with an empty stomach!

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6585 • 6328 • 5882 (75) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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

PAR

4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

403 156 331 362 399 454 137 483 385

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5

408 523 181 358 343 407 156 359 483


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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

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

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• YDS

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4 415

10

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5 486

11

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476

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12

4

385

4

3 156

13

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141

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4 352

14

5

496

6

3 166

15

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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 the 2014 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

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.

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 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

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.

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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

383 382 329 348 510 177 335 336 392

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5

450 343 336 152 442 142 397 200 505

To celebrate the Walker Cup coming to Lytham St Annes this September, Lytham Green Drive Golf Club are offering all visitors throughout August and September 2015 special green fee rates of £30pp. 1913

To receive this special rate, bookings need to be made via the Pro Shop quoting Walker Cup or by booking online. There are limited spaces available on the remaining Open Competitions which can also be booked online www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk


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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

How to Find

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.

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

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.

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 5

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.

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

378 341 318 423 335 346 507 149 468

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4

169 531 156 449 379 352 147 353 376

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

Contact us or visit our website for the latest news & offers www.pleasington-golf.co.uk Professional: 01254 201630 Office: 01254 202177

6 years from 2004. Pleasington can cater for the small, medium or large visiting party. Set in 142 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 Hole: Hole 7, Par 5 “Mill” A wonderful par 5; drive it on the top fairway and leave yourself a difficult second shot or drive the ball down onto the lower fairway and give yourself a chance of a birdie or even an eagle. It is a hole that the more you play the better you get to know it’s marvellous design.


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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

How to Find

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.

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 • 6278 • 5973 • 5155 (73) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

STAY AND PLAY PACKAGES (Sun afternoon/Mon am) One night B&B and 1 round From £65 pp

3 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

140 340 439 440 378 513 495 173 319

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4

362 361 128 311 199 341 417 537 385

PRESTON GOLF CLUB

FESTIVAL WEEK

VISITING PARTY PACKAGES from £32

16-21 Aug 2015

One night B&B and 2 rounds From £85pp Enquiries to: stayandplay@prestongolfclub.com Tel No: 01772 700011

PAR

Seniors, Mens, Ladies and Mixed Competitions Just a few places remaining.

Green Fees from £20

Ring: 01772 700011 or book online at www.prestongolfclub.com


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SHAW HILL GOLF & SPA HOTEL

Shaw Hill Hotel, Golf & Country Club Preston Road, Whittle le Woods Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7PP Main Hotel: 01257 269221 ext 201 Pro Shop: 01257 279222 Daily Course Info line: 01257 226822 golf@shaw-hill.co.uk www.shaw-hill.co.uk How to Find From M6: Leave the motorway at Junction 28 and follow the signs for Chorley A6, at the traffic lights (The Hayrick Pub) turn right on to the A49 following the signs for Wigan. Turn left after Leyland Golf Club following signs for M61 down ‘Dawson Lane’ (BUCKSHAW DEVELOPMENT) go straight at the first roundabout and turn left at the traffic lights, keep on the road until it eventually stops at a T Junction (A6) turn right towards Chorley and SHAW HILL 20 yards on the right. The wonderful Georgian Manor House now lovingly restored and owned by the Stokes family, is a breathtaking sight, one which dominates the landscape as you make your way around the challenging and undulating par 72 course laid out on luxurious, undulating and verdant parkland.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6283 • 5965 • 5417 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

257 212 366 478 331 156 310 464 525

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4

476 337 198 358 402 377 143 498 395

The course was designed by Laurence Allamby, a young golf professional who had studied Golf Architecture and Course Design under the world famous course architect Dr. Alistair McKenzie. Whatever you do don’t rush straight off afterwards. Vardons restaurant and the VP bar in the hotel are great places to eat and

drink with fine cuisine, extensive wine cellar and a delightful atmosphere. A Corporate Golf Day at Shaw Hill is a favourite way to unwind and network. Our professional team can arrange a full Corporate Golfing Day that is guaranteed to keep your guests talking for months to come. Signature hole Finishing off your round with the with the beautiful backdrop of the stunning Georgian mansion, the 18th is a challenging par 4. Drive to clear the lake and set up an approach shot to the green which is well guarded by bunkers.

Society Golf Days from £29 per person Corporate Golf Days from £49 per person Mini Breaks from £85 per person 1 in 16 stays and plays free and 10% drinks discount for parties over 16. Subject to availability T&C’s Apply For more details or to book please call 01257 269211 or email golf@shaw-hill.co.uk


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St. Annes Old Links Since 1901, St Annes Old Links Golf Club has offered the purest of links experiences, its fairways nestled between dunes and subject to the unpredictable weather.


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St Anne’s Old Links Golf Club Ltd Highbury Road East, St Anne’s On Sea Lancashire FY8 2LD

ST. ANNES OLD LINKS

Telephone: 01253 723 597 secretary@stannesoldlinks.com www.stannesoldlinks.com

How to Find From the M55 direction of Airport Progress Way to Squires Gate Lane (A5230) At 3rd set of Traffic Lights turn left for Lytham St Annes you are now on the A584. Take the 3rd road on the left (Highbury Road), over the Railway Bridge, Old Links Golf Club is situated immediately on your left.

Facilities Clubhouse with restaurant, bars, snooker and full conference facilities. Large practice ground, chipping and putting green, Golf Shop and Studio, Buggies and Trollies for hire.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6684 • 6410 • 6177 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 3 4 5 5 4 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

332 389 163 404 533 509 432 354 157

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 5

312 328 398 189 363 367 166 526 488

As early as 1910, Golf Gossip spoke of the club’s “atmosphere of hospitality” - and little has changed to this day. The quintessential links course has hosted many high profile events over the years including Local Final Qualifying for The Open in 2012 and the 2015 English Women’s Open Amateur Championship. Golfers of all levels will be put to the test by the westerly winds, as well as four ponds which influence six of the course’s holes. St Annes Old Links is a demanding course and as traditional and historic as they come. The Professional

shop at St Annes Old Links Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the best stocked golf outlets in the North West. Every hole has its own characteristics, of which the par 3, 9th is perhaps the best known. Bobby Jones, when playing here (and winning) in the 1926 Open, was so impressed with this hole that, according to reports of the day, took detailed measurements in order to reproduce a hole of similar nature in America. The green is 46 yards long and 15 yards at its widest point, surrounded by sand dunes and 8 pot bunkers.


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Lancashire Directory

Accrington & District Golf Club Telephone: 01254 350112 www.accringtongolfclub.com

Chorley Golf Club Telephone: 01257 480263 www.chorleygolfclub.co.uk

Gathurst Golf Club Telephone: 01257 252861 www.gathurstgolfclub.co.uk

Ashton & Lea Golf Club Telephone: 01772 735282 www.ashtonleagolfclub.co.uk

Clitheroe Golf Club Telephone: 01200 422292 www.clitheroegolfclub.com

Ghyll Golf Club Telephone: 01282 842466 www.ghyllgolfclub.co.uk

Bacup Golf Club Telephone: 01706 873170 www.bacupgolfclub.com

Colne Golf Club Telephone: 01282 863391 www.colnegolfclub.com

Great Harwood Golf Club Telephone: 01254 884391 www.greatharwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Baxenden & District Golf Club Telephone: 01254 234555 www.baxendengolf.co.uk

Darwen Golf Club Telephone: 01254 701287 www.darwengolfclub.com

Green Haworth Golf Club Telephone: 01254 237580 www.greenhaworthgolfclub.co.uk

Beacon Park Golf Club Telephone: 01695 627500 www.beaconparkgolf.com

Dean Wood Golf Club Telephone: 01695 622219 www.deanwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Herons Reach Golf Club Telephone: 01253 832505 www.devere.co.uk

Bentham Golf Club Telephone: 01524 262455 www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk

Duxbury Park Golf Club Telephone: 01257 265380 www.glendale-golf.com

Heysham Golf Club Telephone: 01524 851011 www.heyshamgolfclub.co.uk

Blackburn Golf Club Telephone: 01254 51122 www.blackburngolfclub.com

Fairhaven Golf Club Telephone: 01253 736741 www.farhavengolfclub.co.uk

Hurlston Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01704 840400 www.hurlstonhall.co.uk

Blackpool North Shore Golf Club Telephone: 01253 351017 www.blackpoolnorthshoregolfclub.com

Fishwick Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01772 798300 www.fishwickhallgolfclub.co.uk

Knott End Golf Club Telephone: 01253 811365 www.knottendgolfclub.com

Burnley Golf Club Telephone: 01282 421045 www.burnleygolfclub.org.uk

Fleetwood Golf Club Telephone: 01253 773573 www.fleetwoodgolf.co.uk

Lancaster Golf Club Telephone: 01524 751247 www.lancastergc.co.uk

Charnock Richard Golf Club Telephone: 01257 470707 www.crgcc.co.uk

Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club Telephone: 01995 600100 www.garstanghotelandgolf.com

Lansil Golf Club Telephone: 01524 39269 www.lansilgolfclub.org.uk


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Lancashire Directory

Lobden Golf Club Telephone: 01706 343228 www.lobdengolfclub.co.uk

Penwortham Golf Club Telephone: 01772 744630 www.penworthamgc.co.uk

Standish Court Golf Club Telephone: 01257 425777 www.standishgolf.co.uk

Leyland Golf Club Telephone: 01772 436457 www.leylandgolfclub.co.uk

Pleasington Golf Club Telephone: 01254 202177 www.pleasington-golf.co.uk

Stanley Park Golf Course Telephone: 01253 302613 www.mackgolf.co.uk

Longridge Golf Club Telephone: 01772 783291 www.longridgegolfclub.co.uk

Poulton-Le-Fylde Golf Club Telephone: 01253 892444 www.poultonlefyldegolfclub.co.uk

St. Annes Old Links Telephone: 01253 723597 www.stannesoldlinks.com

Lytham Green Drive Golf Club Telephone: 01253 737390 www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk

Preston Golf Club Telephone: 01772 700011 www.prestongolfclub.com

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club Telephone: 01254 826478 www.stonyhurstpark.co.uk

Lytham St Annes Mini Links Complex Telephone: 01772 895289 www.LythamStAnnesMiniLinks.com

Rishton Golf Club Telephone: 01254 884442 www.rishtongolfclub.co.uk

Towneley Golf Club Telephone: 01282 451636 www.towneleygolfclub.co.uk

Marsden Park Golf Club Telephone: 01282 661912 www.marsdenparkgolfclub.co.uk

Rossendale Golf Club Telephone: 01706 831339 www.rossendalegolfclub.net

Whalley Golf Club Telephone: 01254 822236 www.whalleygolfclub.com

Morecambe Golf Club Telephone: 01524 418050 www.morecambegolfclub.com

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Telephone: 01253 724206 www.royallytham.org

Wilpshire Golf Club Telephone: 01254 248260 www.wilpshiregolfclub.co.uk

Mytton Fold Golf Club Telephone: 01254 240662 www.myttonfold.co.uk

Shaw Hill Hotel G & C C Telephone: 01257 269221 www.shaw-hill.co.uk

Nelson Golf Club Telephone: 01282 611834 www.nelsongolfclub.com

Silverdale (Carnforth) Golf Club Telephone: 01524 701300 www.silverdalegolfclub.co.uk

Ormskirk Golf Club Telephone: 01695 572112 www.ormskirkgolfclub.com

Staininglodge Golf Course Telephone: 01253 891336 www.staininglodge.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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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, The Senior Open Championship and on nine occasions the Open Championship.

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 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. 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. The growing stature of the club was acknowledged in 1951 when the King gave his permission for the club to be known as The


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Photographs by Alan C. Birch

Contact Details Royal Birkdale Golf Club Waterloo Road, Birkdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LX Telephone: 01704 552020 secretary@royalbirkdale.com www.royalbirkdale.com 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.

Requirements Handicap Certificates will be required from all visiting golfers. Reservations must be made in advance by telephone, letter, fax or email to the Secretary’s Office.

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6817 • 6381 • 5793 (75)

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 2014. 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. 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.


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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. It has been the host for both The Walker & Curtis Cups in the past together with 12 Open Championships, and welcomed The Ricoh Women’s British Open for the first time in 2012.

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


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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 How to Find The 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 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. Handicaps All visitors are expected to be competent golfers who hold a current Club or Society handicap. As the Links provide a difficult test of golf, maximum handicaps allowed for visitors are: Men - 21, Ladies - 32. Proof of playing ability is required prior to play. Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7350 • 6933 • 6466 • 5896 (74)

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 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.


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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 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

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

1

4 373

10

4

365

2

4 416

11

4

450

3

5 494

12

4

349

4

3 197

13

3

177

5

4 383

14

4

368

6

4 378

15

3

165

7

3 157

16

4

456

8

4 380

17

5

496

9

4 304

18

4

297

Golf Society Packages Available Tailored to your requirements

Monday 4 Ball Offer ONLY £80 PER 4 BALL

Limited Membership now available

For more information please contact The Manager, Garry Lacy on 01942 719330


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

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 • 6714 • 6336 • 5823 (70) • 5798 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

369 152 346 331 532 384 479 142 404

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 5

179 509 425 337 372 334 401 145 495

1907

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 on the right and out of bounds on the left over the cliff make the tee shot tight.

Please visit our website for the latest offers www.caldygolfclub.co.uk Telephone: 0151 625 5660. Email: golf@caldygolfclub.co.uk


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Formby Golf Club Set in the links between the arable land of the Lancashire plain and the Irish sea, Formby is blessed with the combination of sand dunes and towering pine forest as the backdrop to this great course. The natural terrain ensures that accuracy is always at a premium.

Heather and unforgiving rough protect the well bunkered course and caution is definitely required whether playing off the tee or approaching the quick and true greens. The course voted 77 in the world by golf course architects is challenging, idyllic and an unforgettable course of contrasts. Formby has always supported the highest standards in amateur golf and the Amateur Championship has been held here on four occasions, the most recent being in 2009. The winner then, Matteo Mannassero is the youngest ever winner of the championship at 16 years of age and has now gone onto win 4 professional titles. The Open championship has also used Formby as a qualifying venue in 1924, 1971 and 1996. Hole 12, Par 4, 385 yards (yellow tee) Regarded as one of the best holes on the course. There is a large bunker on the left side of the green and the main trouble is short.


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

How to Find

Facilities 2 bars, restaurant, Dormy accommodation, snooker room, putting green, chipping area, practice ground, trolleys, lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7031 • 6725 • 6489 • 6048 (70) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

394 372 449 310 153 385 368 470 444

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

178 376 385 370 411 393 120 477 384

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.

Formby Golf club prides itself on its course and its hospitality, the “Formby Experience” being the cornerstone of everything we do. The club, founded in 1884, is steeped in history and rightly proud of its place at the top of the golfing globe. Formby upholds the highest standards of the amateur game, the course testing the very best amateur talent. It has held 4 Amateur championships, 5 English Amateur championships, 4 Brabazon trophies, numerous R&A championships for boys, Mid-Amateur and Senior events and has hosted many EGU and County championships. The iconic club house which was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1901 is a fine example of architecture of the period. The snooker room is home to two snooker tables dating back to 1903 and the recently refurbished club room and dining room provide incredible panoramic, elevated views across the course. Visitors can also stay here at the club using the Dormy accommodation which is an integral part of the clubhouse and allows access to the course at weekends with reserved tee times.

Our clubhouse offers history of our glorious past, comfortable surroundings to while away a few hours, or simply a place to relax pre or post round. Our Hall Bar, with large screen television, showing major sporting events, is one area to enjoy and our Golf Lounge with its homely, yet comfortable surroundings overlooking the 18th hole, is extremely popular with members and visitors alike, offering snacks, real ales, and fine wines, all available for your enjoyment. Upstairs we have our Club room, steeped in history, yet thanks to our recent refurbishment, feels light and fresh, and our Dining Room is the perfect way to complete your day here at Formby, offering carefully and lovingly crafted cuisine by our team of chefs with what can only be described as “stunning” views over what is without question one of the world’s best links courses. The golf club is steeped in history and folklore and this is visible around the clubhouse, from our famous Hippo’s head, gifted by the widow of a member, which spent the war kidnapped on a navy frigate, to the clock tower gifted to the club by Charles Bruce Ismay, the then Chairman of the White Star Line of Titanic fame.

Book your team for the Arnold Palmer Cup College -Am Thursday 23rd June 2016.

Visit our website for the latest news & offers: www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Teams of three to play with one of the top amateurs in the world. Contact Stuart Leech, Secretary Manager on 01704 872164 or e-mail manager@formbygolfclub.co.uk to reserve your place.


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Haydock Park Golf Club Golborne Park, Newton Lane Newton-Le-Willows Merseyside WA12 0HX Telephone: 01925 228525 secretary@haydockparkgc.co.uk www.haydockparkgc.co.uk 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 70 • 6073 • 5826 • 5390 • 5097 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

404 166 484 110 503 317 303 170 424

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3

354 370 140 434 282 493 320 369 183

Visitors and Societies welcome with golf packages tailored to suit your needs. For more information please contact the Secretary on 01925 229525 option 6.

Haydock Park Golf Club Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside, WA12 0HX

www.haydockparkgc.co.uk


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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

How to Find

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.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Indoor Teaching Facility, Chipping Area, Practice Ground, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6718 • 6239 • 5639 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 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.

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

383 158 444 183 372 450 516 349 439

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 5

340 186 422 515 392 382 187 520 480

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 has been regularly used as a final qualifying course

Date 9-Aug 10-Aug 10-Aug 11-Aug 12-Aug 13-Aug 14-Aug 15-Aug

Hesketh Festival Week

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.

Competition Mixed 4BBB Stableford Junior Open Ladies 4 Person Stableford Gent’s Team of 4 Stableford Gent’s Senior 4BBB Stableford Gent’s Team of 4 Stableford Gent’s Team of 4 Medal Gent’s 4BBB Stableford

Entry fee 25.00 12.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 30.00

Anyone interested should contact the Secretary Manager, Paul Corker, on 01704 536897 or secretary@heskethgolfclub.co.uk


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

How to Find

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.

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

421 393 351 209 545 335 158 330 511

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4

431 350 509 450 136 460 183 518 334

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

How to Find

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function/Conference Room, Putting Green, Buggies, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6374 • 5990 • 5341 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 71 and 6374 yards for men, and 5341 yards 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

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. Societies Welcome.


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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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

3 5 4 4 4 4 5 3 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

185 504 385 313 400 372 478 147 447

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 4

158 426 407 145 380 333 490 430 339

Open Competitions now available to book online – Gents, Ladies and Seniors Visit www.sandagolfclub.co.uk/competition.php

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


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The West Lancashire Golf Club Hall Road West, Blundellsands Liverpool, L23 8SZ

THE WEST LANCASHIRE

Telephone: 0151 924 1076 golf@westlancashiregolf.co.uk www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk

How to Find From M6. At junction 21A, exit onto M62 toward Liverpool/Warrington (N)/ Southport/M57. At junction 6, exit onto M57 toward Docks/Prescot/Southport. Turn left onto Dunnings Bridge Rd/A5036. Turn right onto Copy Ln/A5207. Turn left onto Quarry Rd/A565. Go through 1 roundabout. Turn right onto Coronation Rd/B5193. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cooks Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Manor. Turn left onto Hall Rd E. Turn right, destination will be on the left Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Putting Green, Trolleys, Indoor Teaching Room, Lessons, Pro shop, Buggies, Short Game Area, Practice Ground, Snooker Room The Open Final Qualifying Course 2012, Regional Qualifying 2015 -2018 Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7055 • 6772 • 6239 (70) • 5834 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

436 489 159 411 478 156 358 446 403

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4

358 561 179 371 447 395 530 167 428

Visit our website for the latest news & offers: www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk

The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded in 1873 and is among the ten oldest golf clubs in England, and boasts one of the most natural and testing links in the British Isles. Imaginative and varied in layout, the course has so much more to offer than simply a wonderful experience of classic links with stunning views of the Mersey Estuary, and the Welsh Mountains. Our recently refurbished modern clubhouse offers state of the art facilities. In its comfortable bars, dining rooms and lounges you can relax after your round on the links and

take in the spectacular views while enjoying a drink and sampling our excellent food. At West Lancashire we are proud of our history and challenging championship links where visitors are most welcome throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you for a round in the near future. Signature Hole Hole 14, ‘Bell’. Par 4, 447 yards (Blue Tee) The most difficult hole on the course. The tee shot needs to be in the order of 300 yards to give an unobstructed view of the green. If you cannot see the green, play short and left. No bunkers around this green, you will see why.


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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

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

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. 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.

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.

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

PAR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

378 120 344 292 343 357 330 132 261

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4

274 322 173 422 343 352 256 163 318

4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4

For visitor offers and details of our 2015 opens, please visit the website

www.wirral-ladies-golf-club.co.uk BOOK VIA PRO SHOP: 0151 652 2468 Membership now open for ladies’, men & juniors - no joining fee. Society enquiries welcome


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Merseyside Directory

Ashton-In-Makerfield Golf Club Telephone: 01942 727267 www.ashton-in-makerfieldgolfclub.co.uk

Formby Golf Club Telephone: 01704 873090 www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Prenton Golf Club Telephone: 0151 608 1636 www.prentongolfclub.co.uk

Aintree Golf Centre Telephone: 0151 523 5157 www.aintree.co.uk

Formby Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01704 875 699 www.formbyhallgolfclub.co.uk

Royal Birkdale Golf Club Telephone: 01704 552020 www.royalbirkdale.com

Allerton Park Golf Club Telephone: 0151 428 7490 Website n/a

Formby Ladies Golf Club Telephone: 01704 873 493 www.formbyladiesgolfclub.co.uk

Royal Liverpool Golf Club (Hoylake) Telephone: 0151 632 6737 www.royal-liverpool-golf.com

Arrowe Park Golf Club Telephone: 0151 677 1527 www.arroweparkgolfclub.com

Grange Park (St Helens) Golf Club Telephone: 01744 28785 www.grangeparkgolfclub.co.uk

Sherdley Park Golf Club Telephone: 01744 815516 www.sherdleyparkgolfclub.co.uk

The Bidston Golf Club Ltd. Telephone: 0151 638 3412 www.bidstongolf.co.uk

Haydock Park Golf Club Telephone: 01925 228525 www.haydockparkgc.co.uk

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club Telephone: 01704 577316 www.sandagolfclub.co.uk

Blundells Hill Golf Club Telephone: 0151 4300100 www.blundellshill.co.uk

Hesketh Golf Club Telephone: 01704 536897 www.heskethgolfclub.co.uk

Southport Municipal Golf Club Telephone: 01704 535286 Website n/a

Bootle Golf Club Telephone: 0151 928 1371 Website n/a

Heswall Golf Club Telephone: 0151 342 7431 www.heswallgolfclub.com

Southport Old Links Golf Club Telephone: 01704 228207 www.southportoldlinksgolfclub.co.uk

Bowring Golf Club Telephone: 0151 480 8685 www.mackgolf.co.uk

Hillside Golf Club Telephone: 01704 568360 www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk

The North West National Golf & Country Club Telephone: 01744 885808 www.thenorthwestnational.co.uk

Brackenwood Golf Club Telephone: 0151 608 3093 www.brackenwoodgolf.co.uk

Houghwood Golf Club Telephone: 01744 89 47 54 www.houghwoodgolfclub.co.uk

Wallasey Golf Club Telephone: 0151 638 3888 www.wallaseygolfclub.com

Bromborough Golf Club Telephone: 0151 334 4499 www.bromboroughgolfclub.org.uk

Hoylake Municipal Golf Club Telephone: 0151 632 6823 www.hoylakegolfclub.com

Warren (Wallasey) Golf Club Telephone: 0151 639 5730 www.wirral.gov.uk

Caldy Golf Club Telephone: 0151 625 1818 www.caldygolfclub.co.uk

Huyton and Prescot Golf Club Telephone: 0151 489 2022 www.huytonandprescotgolf.co.uk

West Derby Golf Club Telephone: 0151 220 5478 www.westderbygc.co.uk

Childwall Golf Club Telephone: 0151 487 9871 www.childwallgolfclub.co.uk

Leasowe Golf Club Telephone: 0151 678 5460 www.leasowegolfclub.co.uk

West Lancashire Golf Club Telephone: 0151 924 1076 www.westlancashiregolf.co.uk

Eastham Lodge Golf Club Telephone: 0151 327 3008 www.easthamlodgegolfclub.co.uk

Lee Park Golf Club Telephone: 0151 498 4666 www.leepark.co.uk

Wirral Ladies Golf Club Telephone: 0151 652 2468 www.wirral-ladies-golf-club.co.uk

Eccleston Park Golf Club Telephone: 0151 493 0033 www.ecclestonepark@crown-golf.co.uk

Liverpool Municipal Golf Club Telephone: 0151 546 5435 www.liverpool.gov.uk

Woolton Golf Club Telephone: 0151 486 2298 www.wooltongolfclub.com

Formby Golf Centre Telephone: 01704 875 952 www.redteegolf.co.uk

Mossock Hall Golf Club Telephone: 01695 421717 www.mossockhallgolfclub.co.uk

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Cumbria Introduction

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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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Very few places in Britain can hope to compete with the undeniable beauty and romance offered by the county of Cumbria.


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Cumbria Introduction

A7

A69

Carlisle

SS

A595

A596

Ca

M6

A595

A66 A66 M6

A591 A685 A595 CG A6 Wi Windemere M6 A590 A65

KL

Ul

“Cumbria and the Lake District is one of the great golfing areas of England, offering quality courses for the discriminating golfer in magnificent settings.�

Carlisle Carus Green Kirkby Lonsdale Silloth on Solway Windermere Ulverston

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CARLISLE

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Carlisle Golf Club Carlisle Golf Club was founded in 1908 with the original layout being designed by Mr Theodore Moon. The course was then remodelled after the second world war by Mr Philip Mackenzie Ross.

The club is less than ½ a mile from M6 J43. It is situated amongst mature trees in gently undulating parkland and is one of the most attractive courses in northern England providing a test for any golfer. The R & A brought Regional Qualifying to Carlisle on 6 occasions commencing 1996, the first Club in Cumbria to be so honoured. The English Golf Union also holds the Club in high esteem bringing the English Seniors Championship to Carlisle in 2010. Many other Championships, Amateur & Professional, have been held over the 100 years history of the Club. The course is Par 71 (73 for Ladies) with tree lined fairways and many memorable holes. Many regard Carlisle as one of, if not the finest inland course in the North of England. The course presents a tough challenge to the proficient golfer whilst not being fiendishly difficult for the higher handicappers. The status of the Course is augmented by a reputation for having magnificent greens and well manicured fairways.


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Carlisle Golf Club Aglionby, Carlisle Cumbria, CA4 8AG Telephone: 01228 513029 secretary@carlislegolfclub.org www.carlislegolfclub.org

How to Find Carlisle Golf Club is conveniently situated less than 1 mile from junction 43 of the M6.

Facilities Bar, restaurant, driving range, swing studio, practice nets, buggy hire, trolley hire, well stocked pro shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6273 • 6021 • 5581 (73) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 374

10

4

383

2

3 186

11

4

384

3

4 420

12

5

480

4

3 143

13

3

137

5

4 289

14

4

352

6

4 353

15

5

558

7

4 420

16

4

432

8

4 373

17

3

151

9

5 491

18

4

347

CARLISLE

From the North and South: From the East follow A69 through Warwick on Eden, on seeing signs for Aglionby to the right prepare to turn left. The road drops downhill into a dip prior to becoming a dual carriageway. The entrance to the club is well signposted at the bottom of the hill.

“Marvellous course. Great friendly welcome and excellent food served throughout our day there. When can we return? Soon I hope.” A warm welcome awaits in the spacious and well furnished clubhouse. Relax with a drink in the comfortable bar area with spectacular view across the course or enjoy the contemporary dining experience with all meals freshly prepared to order. Carlisle Golf Club warmly welcomes visitors

throughout the year from individuals and smaller groups to large corporate events, for more information contact secretary@carlislegolfclub.org Carlisle Golf Club boasts a well stocked and splendidly presented professional shop and state of the art covered practice facilities.


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Carus Green Burneside Road Kendal, LA9 6EB Telephone: 01539 721097 info@carusgreen.co.uk www.carusgreen.co.uk

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 Golf Course in Kendal, Cumbria is one of Northern England’s top golf destinations that includes a challenging 18 hole parkland golf course with recently remodelled PGA greens. It also features an award winning contemporary clubhouse with a luxurious function suite and a spacious restaurant, a club shop with all the best golf brands, a 16 bay top specification driving range. The newly installed Gary Wolstenholme Golf Academy features two bespoke Flightscope fitting rooms, indoor putting lab, chipping green, outdoor all weather short game practice

Visit our website www.carusgreen.co.uk for the latest offers

area and state of the art golf simulator which features courses such as Augusta, Pebble Beach and The Belfry all available to play indoors. Carus Green breaks the golf club mould in many ways and is recognised for it’s friendly welcome to all visitors. The bar and restaurant offer varied menus and are very popular with visitors and locals. They are famed for their beautiful views overlooking the picturesque 18th hole and the Lake District fells beyond. The Carus Suite function room also benefits from the same views and has a 180 capacity making it the perfect venue for weddings, conferences, parties and other celebrations.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, 16 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, Putting Green, Lessons, Fitting Service, Buggy Hire, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6031 • 5718 • 5190 (72) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

3

23

10

3

128

2

4

79

11

5

527

3

3 175

12

4

415

4

4 396

13

4

341

5

4 414

14

4

359

6

4 318

15

3

179

7

4 267

16

5

466

8

5 482

17

4

394

9

5 500

18

3

168


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Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club Scaleber Lane, Barbon, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2LJ Telephone: 01524 276365 info@kirkbylonsdalegolfclub.com www.kirkbylonsdalegolfclub.com

How to Find

Facilities Driving Range, Pro Shop, Practice Ground, Putting Green, Chipping Green, Driving Net, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trollies Buggies available, Clubhouse, Bar & Catering Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6542 • 6244 • 5737 (73) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 333

10

5

484

2

4 372

11

4

353

3

3 154

12

4

370

4

5 476

13

3

157

5

3 190

14

5

554

6

4 381

15

4

337

7

4 347

16

4

366

8

5 498

17

3

138

9

4 357

18

4

377

KIRKBY LONSDALE

From the A65 at Kirkby Lonsdale, turn onto the A683 towards Sedbergh. Passing through Casterton Village, you will find Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club after 1 mile on your left.

Welcome to Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Lune Valley, we are one of the finest courses in Cumbria. Dramatic views, lush fairways and a natural undulating terrain presents a new and different challenge on each hole. Our course provides a fair test of golf for everyone and a most enjoyable experience for all.

Beck and the Lake waiting to take their victims, this definitely ensures a round to remember.

For the more competitive golfers; measuring at a vast 6542 yards from the white tees, our par 72 parkland course will certainly test your skills, finishing off your round with our signature trio; 16th, 17th & 18th. Don’t let the stroke index’s fool you on the 17th & 18th – with the Barbon

We pride ourselves on being a very hospitable club with a fantastic friendly atmosphere. We welcome societies, visitors, corporate parties and functions 7 days a week. Our catering is of the highest standard with our stewards providing a first class menu throughout the year.

With the introduction of our beginner friendly Blue Tees last year, we have opened out the golfing experience to the whole family. If you are new to the game, or a returning golfer, our Blue Course can ease you into the game with style.

2015 MEMBERSHIP Only £55.00 Per Month Until 1st March 2016


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Silloth Golf Club The Club House, Station Road Silloth, Wigton, CA7 4BL Telephone: 01697 331304 office@sillothgolfclub.co.uk www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk

SILLOTH ON SOLWAY

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.

The Silloth golf course has been a major visitor attraction ever since Davy Grant laid it out it in 1892 over the linksland west of the docks. It has evolved continuously since then, including contributions from two of the great classic designers: Willie Park Junior and Dr Alister MacKenzie. A number of blind holes still remain, architecturally-incorrect in the modern era, but a source of uncertainty, surprise and occasional delight to successive generations of members and visitors. Some of the original sandy wastes remain as heroic hazards, but the course is mostly clad in mature dune flora that is ideal for presenting the great challenge of links golf. The fairways are covered in the

springiest of Cumbrian turf, inviting crisp iron shots and courageous woods. Shoreward holes on the way out are mostly framed by high sandhills covered with heather and bent; gorse prevails on the back nine. The fairways are never generous in width, but always more rewarding than first appearance from the tee. The great golf writer Bernard Darwin wrote about his first visit to the course in 1925. Ever the traditionalist, and never one to hide his enthusiasms, he wound up his account: ‘I never more violently fell in love with a course at first sight.’

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

Come and play the best value golf course in Britain Only £49 midweek for a day’s golf

016973 31304 www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk Follow us on social media. Facebook – Silloth on Solway golf club Twitter - @silloth golf club


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Windermere Golf Club Cleabarrow, Windermere, LA23 3NB Telephone: 015394 43550 office@windermeregolfclub.co.uk www.windermeregolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

WINDERMERE

Windermere Golf Club is sited on B5284 between Bowness-on-Windermere and Crook/Kendal. (approx one and a half miles from Bowness-on-Windermere). Approaching from the M6: Leave the M6 at junction 36. Join the A590 (after approximately four miles on the road, the number changes to A591). Stay on the dual carriageway for approximately ten miles. Leave the A591 at the first roundabout and join the B5284. After approximately four miles, the Club is on the left hand side.

Facilities Bar, restaurant, putting green, chipping green, practice nets, Trolleys available year round, fully stocked Golf shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 67 • 5122 • 4881 • 4548 (70) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 310

10

3

199

2

3 225

11

4

263

3

4 249

12

4

363

4

4 380

13

4

317

5

4 316

14

3

143

6

4 355

15

3

186

7

4 372

16

5

459

8

3 159

17

4

355

9

4 270

18

3

201

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells; the scenery is breath taking. We are sure you’ll agree that the outlook matches that from any golf course in the UK. Windermere Golf Club has been referred to as a “miniature Gleneagles” by the golfing press. A truly friendly welcome always awaits you at Windermere Golf Club. So, whether you wish to play the course, soak up the friendly atmosphere in the bar or enjoy the stunning scenery whilst eating in our restaurant, we look forward to seeing you. In 1891 a group of golf enthusiasts from the Windermere area invited George Lowe, the

professional at Lytham St Annes Golf Club, to visit the Lake District to examine a site in the area known as Cleabarrow Fells, near Bowness-on-Windermere, for the purpose of creating a golf course. Windermere is one of the most scenic golf clubs in the country. In recent years we have replaced all our greens and rebuilt them to U.S. PGA specifications. The course is maintained in superb condition by our head Greenkeeper John Baines and his loyal team, and our new greens are probably the best in Cumbria (if not the North West). Our course is not long but a good test of golf - why not come and give us a try - you will definitely not be disappointed.


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Ulverston Golf Club Bardsea Park, Ulverston, LA12 9QJ Telephone: 01229 582824 enquiries@ulverstongolf.co.uk www.ulverstongolf.co.uk

How to Find

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.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Room, Extensive Practice Areas, 4 Bay Driving Range, Swing Room, 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 Golf Club Visit our website for the latest news & offers: www.ulverstongolf.co.uk


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Cumbria Directory

Alston Moor Tel: 01434 381354 www.alstonmoorgolfclub.org.uk

Furness Tel: 01229 471232 www.furnessgolfclub.co.uk

Silloth on Solway Tel: 01697 331304 www.sillothgolfclub.co.uk

Appleby Tel: 01768 351432 www.applebygolfclub.co.uk

Grange Fell Tel: 01539 558513 www.grangefellgolfclub.co.uk

Silverdale Tel: 01524 702074 www.silverdalegolfclub.co.uk

Barrow Tel: 01229 831358 www.barrowgolfclub.co.uk

Grange-over-Sands Tel: 01539 533754 www.grangegolfclub.co.uk

St Bees Tel: 01946 824300 www.stbeesgolfclub.org.uk

Brampton Tel: 01697 72255 www.bramptongolfclub.com

Kendal Tel: 01539 733708 www.kendalgolfclub.co.uk

Stoney Holme Tel: 01228 33208 www.carlisleleisure.co.uk

Brayton Park Tel: 01697 322517 www.braytonpark.net

Keswick Tel: 01768 779324 www.keswickgolfclub.com

The Eden Tel: 01228 573003 www.edengolf.co.uk

Carlisle Tel: 01228 513029 www.carlislegolfclub.org

Kirkby Lonsdale Tel: 01524 276365 www.kirkbylonsdalegolf.co.uk

Ulverston Tel: 01229 582824 enquirires@ulverstongolf.co.uk

Carus Green Tel: 01539 721097 www.carusgreen.co.uk

Maryport Tel: 01900 812605 www.maryportgolfclub.co.uk

Whitehaven Tel: 01946 591177 www.whitehavengolfclub.com

Casterton Tel: 01524 271592 www.castertongolf.co.uk

Penrith Tel: 01768 891919 www.penrithgolfclub.co.uk

Windermere Tel: 01539 443123 www.windermeregolfclub.co.uk

Cockermouth Tel: 01768 776941 www.cockermouthgolf.co.uk

Seascale Tel: 01946 728202 www.seascalegolfclub.co.uk

Workington Tel: 01900 603460 www.workingtongolfclub.com

Dalston Hall Tel: 01228 710165 www.dalstonhallholidaypark.co.uk

Sedbergh Tel: 01539 621551 www.sedberghgolfclub.com

Dunnerholme Tel: 01229 462675 www.thedunnerholmegolfclub.co.uk

Silecroft Tel: 01229 770467 www.silecroftgolfclub.co.uk

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North Wales Introduction

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North Wales North Wales is Welsh through and through. This is a holiday region that’s passionate about language, music and history, with magnificent castles, railways and festivals. The scenery is superb: fine beaches, tumbling rivers and of course the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Snowdonia. For all you golf lovers, picture yourself lining up your golf shot under the shadow of a medieval castle. Or surveying the green with the Irish Sea either side of you. Its magical moments like these

that make golf in North Wales so special. Home to over 60 golf courses, North Wales has been a popular destination for golfers for some time. These historic, unique and diverse golf courses have welcomed golf players from all over the world. No matter what level of golf you’re at, North Wales has a number of courses ranging from beginner to experienced – and what’s better, you will be in some fantastic company as you enjoy a post-golf drink at the clubhouse.

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For all you golf lovers, picture yourself lining up your golf shot under the shadow of a medieval castle.

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North Wales Introduction

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Rhyl

Pr

Co Anglesey A55

Ho

A55 Chester

No

Llanberis A5

Pw A470 Ab

BY

Abersoch Borth & Ynyslas Bull Bay Conwy

Holywell Northop Prestatyn Pwllhelli

A494

A494

A483 Wrexham

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Abersoch Golf Club Links Golf Road, Abersoch Gwynedd, LL53 7EY Telephone: 01758 712622 manager@abersochgolf.co.uk www.abersochgolf.co.uk

How to Find

ABERSOCH

Proceed through the village of Abersoch taking the left lane out of the one way system. Take the next left into Golf Road and turn right down the lane before the beach car park. Ample car parking available.

Described by some visitors as “The Friendliest Golf Course in Wales” “A Jewel on the Welsh Riviera” and “Fantastic Golf Course with Stunning Views” the golf club at Abersoch is one to put on your North Wales golfing list. The original course layout by Harry Vardon offers a challenging mix of 18 holes on traditional links and parkland, and is a must for golfers of all abilities. The coastline offers a fabulous choice of golf courses and Abersoch is a definite to put on the list. Take for example the signature 246 yard par 3, 3rd hole with elevated tee and panoramic views requiring an accurate drive downhill over both gorse and a water hazard to a

Golden Green Fee Offer Play 28 consecutive days at any time of the year for just £160. 14 days for £125 and 7 days for £95. Ideal for the holiday golfer.

sloping green with a bunker waiting at the back. Follow that with links holes hugging the coastline and contoured over a century ago through huge, natural sand dunes, accuracy is key here as wayward drives can be punished. Following 12 holes of pure links golf comes 6 holes of parkland golf to ease you back into the bar and on sunny days, the patio area where food and drink can be taken in a wonderful setting. The Clubhouse is very welcoming to golfers, walkers, visitors and guests and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The Abersoch village then beckons the satisfied golfer with its unique range of quality restaurants, shops and bars.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Electric Trolleys, Pull Trolleys, Buggies, Club Hire, Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 5847 • 5622 • 5268 (71) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 377

10

4

331

2

5 470

11

4

440

3

3 246

12

4

317

4

4 289

13

4

367

5

5 506

14

3

167

6

3 176

15

4

312

7

4 459

16

3

161

8

4 355

17

4

392

9

4 338

18

3

144

Summer green fees from £30 per person or £100 per fourball. Visit www.abersochgolf.co.uk for more details.


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Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club Aer- Y- Mor, High Street Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JS Telephone: 01970 871 202 secretary@borthgolf.co.uk www.borthgolf.co.uk

BORTH & YNYSLAS

How to Find Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club is situated 7 miles north of the University Town of Aberystwyth on the West Coast of Wales. Borth is easily accessible by road. Whichever way you’re approaching from you will experience beautiful scenery. From the east the A44 climbs through the Cambrian Mountains and down to the coast, and from the north and south the A487 offers spectacular views over Cardigan Bay Borth also has a Railway Station and there are regular train services from the Midlands and North Wales. Facilities Bar, restaurant, putting green, chipping green, practice nets, Trolleys available year round, fully stocked Golf shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6086 • 5717 • 5362 (72) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 382

10

4

407

2

4 454

11

3

170

3

4 357

12

4

326

4

5 513

13

5

478

5

4 343

14

3

201

6

4 341

15

4

314

7

3 193

16

3

180

8

5 517

17

4

349

9

3 175

18

4

385

The game of golf has been played at Borth since 1876 when the boys of Uppingham School, Rutland, were evacuated here because of an outbreak of typhoid. Uppingham school history tells us that the teachers laid out some holes for the playing of golf at that time, and by 1885 an eighteen hole golf course was established and the Club of Borth and Ynyslas came into being. The links were created on a storm bank running along the shore of Cardigan Bay, protected in places by ancient sand dunes. On the sandy beach stumps of a petrified forest remain silent witness to a bygone age. The miracle at Borth is that despite inundation by the sea twice in the last 25 years, the course

is playing better than ever. The gently undulating terrain offers a rewarding challenge , whatever your handicap. The Welsh Inter Counties Championship has been an annual event, the SSI of 70 on a course of 6250 yards proving a good test for the scratch player, and a fair and ‘doable’ target for the rest of us who live in hope . Golf at ‘breezy’ Borth is the ultimate antidote to work! All members of the golfing family are made welcome and if not already intoxicated by the sheer beauty of the location between sea and distant mountains then the 19th hole promises to put that right! A day at Borth will not break the bank, but will provide a great day out and the best of experiences.

For the latest news and offers visit www.borthgolf.co.uk


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Bull Bay Golf Club Amlwch Anglesey, LL68 9RY Telephone: 01407 830 960 Email enquiries via website www.bullbaygc.co.uk

How to Find

BULL BAY

From the mainland: Cross the Britannia Bridge on the A5 and take the second exit for the A5025,(signposted to BENLLECH and AMLWCH). Follow the A5025 through BENLLECH and AMLWCH. Bull Bay Golf Club is on the left, 1 mile after passing through AMLWCH. From HOLYHEAD: Take the A5 to VALLEY. Turn left on to the A5025 at the traffic lights at the crossroads in VALLEY. Follow the A5025 signposted to AMLWCH. Bull Bay Golf Club is on the right, 1 mile before reaching AMLWCH. Few places can rival the spectacular setting of Bull Bay Golf Club, an 18 hole championship course. Laid out above the rugged coastline on the beautiful holiday island of Anglesey, every tee commands panoramic views over the Isle of Anglesey to the mountains of Snowdonia, or over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man, or even to the distant hills of the Lake District. This Herbert Fowler designed course climbs and falls, twists and turns, through valleys and onto plateaus, between rocky outcrops and areas of gorse - a spectacular setting for a memorable game of golf. The nature of the land and the mild climate offers around-the-year golf whilst the modern

Clubhouse has superb facilities. We guarantee every visitor a very warm welcome and excellent value for money. The club motto is “Her Deg ar Hen Dir” meaning a fair challenge on ancient land, and with a blend of traditional and modern, lush fairways and superb greens, visitors to Bull Bay are assured of an experience to remember. Less than 2hours drive from Liverpool & Manchester & the Midlands, and with excellent ferry connections to Ireland, - why not visit a “genuine hidden gem of a course well worth seeking out as much for its setting as its challenge”. Once played you are certain to return.

Facilities Bar, restaurant, full sized snooker table, putting green, chipping green, practice nets, Trolleys and buggies available year round, fully stocked Golf shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6276 • 5991 • 5299 (73) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 370

10

3

195

2

4 392

11

5

505

3

3 220

12

3

197

4

4 383

13

4

317

5

3 175

14

4

425

6

4 310

15

5

486

7

4 426

16

3

174

8

5 475

17

4

433

9

4 347

18

4

446


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Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club Beacons Way, Conwy Conwy, LL32 8ER Telephone: 01492 592423 secretary@conwygolfclub.com www.conwygolfclub.com

How to Find

CONWY

Take Junction 17 off the A55 Expressway and follow signs for Conwy marina and Conwy Golf Club. Only 1 ¼ hours from Manchester airport or an hour from M6.

Facilities Driving Range, Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Practice Nets, Chipping Practice Area, Practice Putting Greens

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6936 • 6647 • 6394 • 5822 (74) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 375

10

5

537

2

3 147

11

4

385

3

4 335

12

5

503

4

4 393

13

3

174

5

4 442

14

5

499

6

3 177

15

3

153

7

4 441

16

4

363

8

4 435

17

4

389

9

5 523

18

4

376

Imagine a championship Golf Course that not only provides stunning views from its advantageous position along the coast in North Wales, but this 18-hole, Par 72, course, which measures 6,476 yards, also offers a combination of classic pot bunkers and huge greens, making it a testing course for golfers of all abilities. This is just what you can experience at Conwy Golf Club. Playable all year round, this must play golf course on the North Wales coast is the only Open Qualifying venue in Wales. Over the past six years Conwy has hosted the prestigious European Amateur Team Championship in 2009, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of

Europe in 2010 and its third European Senior tour event in 2012. Next year we host the R&A Boys’ Home Internationals and in 2016 we host the LGU Ladies’ Home Internationals. These links provide a great test of golf all year round, as one would expect of an Open Qualifying course and whilst we strive to maintain these high standards, our objective is also to ensure that our members, visitors and societies enjoy their golf here. Warm up on the excellent practice facilities with a driving range, chipping and practice putting areas before you enjoy your round. The Club is also rightly proud of its modern Clubhouse, with its friendly Bar & Restaurant.

FULL membership only £627 and no joining fee 2nd Club membership ONLY £325 and no joining fee Discounts for groups >15 and/or catering packages Telephone: 01492 592423, Email: secretary@conwygolfclub.com

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Holywell Golf Club Brynford, Holywell, CH8 8LQ Telephone: 01352 710 040 secretary@holywellgc.co.uk www.holywellgc.co.uk

How to Find

Facilities Bar, restaurant, full sized snooker table, putting green, chipping green, practice nets, State of the Art Golf Simulator Studio, Trolleys and buggies available year round, fully stocked Golf shop Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6091 • 5813 (69) • 5122 H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 397

10

5

480

2

4 368

11

4

300

3

4 404

12

3

168

4

3 188

13

4

317

5

4 374

14

5

521

6

3 165

15

3

134

7

4 445

16

4

340

8

4 364

17

4

333

9

4 373

18

4

420

Memberships Household - Two new members from same address, pay only one full fee

HOLYWELL

From East or West: Leave A55 at junction 32, Take A5026 signposted Holywell Turn left on to B5121 at traffic lights, Signposted Brynford. Follow signs for Holywell Golf Club.

Holywell offers a unique golfing challenge in a delightful part of North Wales within easy reach of Chester, Merseyside and the North West. Situated on Brynford common this inland links style course is a fair and sporting test for golfers of all abilities. It’s one of the highest courses in Wales and, at 800 feet above sea level, its invigorating air (and unpredictable breezes!) enhance the quality of the experience. Add in the warmth of the welcome, the glorious views to the Clwydian Range and Snowdonia, the competitive fees, the first class professional service, the excellent catering and its accessibility just off the A 55 and you really have something to savour.

Green Fees from £15 per person

Then, of course, there’s the fascination of the course itself. Established over a hundred years ago, the softness of the turf and the limestone subsoil combine to provide an arena which is never fatiguing. There are no tiring uphill holes and it’s full of variety and interest with many natural hazards. Holywell has developed around the existing natural features, grass bunkers, lime kilns, quarries and old spoil mounds. Each hole has its own individual characteristics. Plus fours, mashies and niblicks would not be out of place here, it is golf as it is meant to be played. This is a Marmite course, you hate it or you’ll absolutely love it!! You won’t know until you’ve tried it.

Societies

Trial Membership - from £99 for 3 months

(5 players or more) BACON ROLL & COFFEE, 18 HOLES, HOT DISH OF THE DAY Up to end September from £23/person

We are also now offering Full Membership on a pro-rata basis

Autumn Package (October) - from £20/person Winter Packages – from £18/person

New members - 18–30 yrs old £200


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Northop Golf Club Sinclair House, Northop Country Park Northop, CH7 6WA Telephone: 01352 840440 northopgolfclub@btconnect.com www.northopgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

NORTHOP

Coming from Manchester/Chester area exit at junction 33A signposted for Connah’s Quay and entrance to golf club is 200 yards on your left hand side.

Set in stunning 247-acre parkland course and designed by former Ryder Cup player John Jacobs, the Northop Golf Club, located in the heart of Northop, Flintshire, is among the most celebrated golfing venues in Wales. Founded in 1994, the Northop Golf Club has hosted numerous amateur national events, the Welsh PGA Championship, the British PGA Championship, the Welsh Ladies Championship, and the first-ever European Challenge tour event to be held in Wales.

Well-known for its fantastic views, brand new clubhouse and top class golf and practice facilities, the course retains all the ingredients that brought about this success; USPGA greens that result in 365 day a year 18 hole golf, championship tees that provide a stern challenge of the golfers abilities. The Club’s extensive tee complexes, however, mean that Northop can accommodate golfers of all abilities.

Facilities Clubhouse, Pro-Shop, Bar, Restaurant & Driving Range

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6394 • 6052 • 5421 H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

5 540

10

4

354

2

3 178

11

5

553

3

4 357

12

4

348

4

4 290

13

4

347

5

4 270

14

3

189

6

3 158

15

5

519

7

4 420

16

4

402

8

5 502

17

3

154

9

4 385

18

4

428

Full Membership special offer £500 per year – less than £10 per week!! Summer Green Fees from £15 per person Summer Golf Societies Packages start from £20 per person and are available 7 days per week Telephone Tony Godden on 01352 840440 or email: northopgolfclub@btconnect.com. Visit: www.northopgolfclub.co.uk


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Prestatyn Golf Club Marine Road East, Prestatyn Denbighshire, LL19 7HS Telephone: 01745 854320 enquiries@prestatyngolfclub.co.uk www.prestatyngolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

PRESTATYN

The Club is located off the A458 (Marine Road), 9 miles from the North Wales Express Way (Junction 31) situated on the north east outskirts of Prestatyn, adjacent to Barkby Beach. Approximate distances and journey times to the property are: Liverpool: 40 miles, 60 mins Chester: 30 miles, 45 mins Manchester: 70 miles, 1 hr 30 mins Birmingham: 120 miles, 2 hrs 30 mins Cardiff: 170 miles, 4 hrs Central London: 240 miles, 4 hrs 30 mins

Facilities Societies Welcome, Clubhouse, Driving range, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Buggy Hire, Golf Simulator, Restaurant

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6825 • 6568 • 6222 • 5691 (75) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 307

10

4

450

2

4 382

11

3

143

3

5 516

12

5

507

4

4 468

13

3

175

5

4 404

14

4

434

6

3 176

15

4

335

7

5 490

16

4

414

8

4 412

17

3

150

9

4 311

18

5

494

The championship links course at Prestatyn is set in 150 acres of superb unspoilt links land. Voted in the top ten winter links, the stunning course, welcoming clubhouse, and challenges like no other, combine to provide for exceptional golfing and socialising. Prestatyn Golf Club enjoys a temperate climate and its seaside nature ensures that golfers can play all 18 greens, the year round on superb turf. Prestatyn Golf Club is a championship course, 6808 yards off the championship blue tees and 6564 yards of the medal white tees. The prevailing south west winds are a feature of the course and the low punched shot is often a very useful addition to the player’s repertoire.

The clubhouse has extensive members’ and visitors’ facilities including a lounge bar and full catering. The course features in the Welsh Golfing Union calendar and their national championships are held here at the club. Visitors enjoy the challenge of playing a links championship course as well as the excellent social facilities. Hole 15 is the signature hole with its low rambling dunes adjoining the flat fairway. The tee shot has you facing the out of bounds of the railway but the courageous fade or cultivated draw will put you well down the fairway. A wedge over the Eyes bunkers to the reverse MacKenzie green will give you a chance of par.

For the latest news and offers visit www.prestatyngolfclub.co.uk


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Clwb Golff Pwllheli (Pwllheli Golf Club) Lon Golff, Pwllheli, LL53 5PS Telephone: 01758 701 644 info@clwbgolffpwllheli.com www.clwbgolffpwllheli.com

How to Find

PWLLHELI

From The North West: Clwb Golff Pwllheli is located at Lon Golff, Pwllheli, North Wales. Head towards North Wales on the A55 until you reach the turning for Caernarfon and the A487. Continue on the A487 and head for Pwhelli and Abersoch until you reach the A499. The A499 takes you into Pwhelli town centre and the Golf Club is signposted from there. To find us via ‘SatNav’ please type in our postcode - LL53 5PS.

Set on the south facing coastline of the spectacular Cardigan Bay, Clwb Golff Pwllheli is one of the finest golf courses in North Wales. Designed as an initial 9 hole course by Tom Morris in 1900, the course was extended to an 18 hole course in 1909 in line with the designs of 5 times British Open Champion James Braid.

After a testing but enjoyable round of golf, unwind in our clubhouse which is within yards of the sea with balconies that boast fantastic views over the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay, the beautiful landscape that is the Llyn Peninsula and of course, the world class mountain ranges of Snowdonia.

At 6,100 yards, don’t be fooled by our par 69 course. The course is unique in that it combines tree-lined parkland golf with links golf. The course will challenge even the best of golfers as well as ensuring that you get to experience golf in a fantastic setting.

Here at Pwllheli, we have the course, location and clubhouse to make your visit an experience to remember

Facilities Bar, restaurant, full sized snooker table, putting green, chipping green, practice nets, Trolleys and buggies available year round, fully stocked Golf shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6108 • 5881 • 5224 (71) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 382

10

3

197

2

4 423

11

4

291

3

3 154

12

3

146

4

4 377

13

4

422

5

4 317

14

4

342

6

4 339

15

4

455

7

4 441

16

4

347

8

4 350

17

4

374

9

4 400

18

4

351

For the latest news and offers visit www.clwbgolffpwllheli.com


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Aberdovey Golf Club Tel 01654 767493 Fax 01654 767027 www.aberdoveygolf.co.uk

Hawarden Golf Club Tel 01244 531447 www.hawardengolfclub.co.uk

Plassey Golf Club Tel 01978 780020 www.plassey.com

Abergele Golf Club Tel 01745 824034 Web www.abergelegolf.co.uk

Henllys Hall Golf Club Tel 01248 811717 www.henllysgolfclub.co.uk

Porthmadog Golf Club Tel 01766 514124 www.porthmadog-golf-club.co.uk

Abersoch Golf Club Tel 01758 712622 www.abersoch.co.uk

Holyhead Golf Club Tel 01407 763279 www.holyheadgolfclub.co.uk

Prestatyn Golf Club Tel 01745 854320 www.prestatyngolfclub.co.uk

Aberystwyth Golf Club Tel 01970 615104 www.aberystwythgolfclub.com

Holywell Golf Club Tel 01352 710040 www.holywellgc.co.uk

Pwllheli Golf Club Tel 01758 701644 www.pwllheligolfclub.co.uk

Anglesey Golf Club Tel 01407 811127 www.angleseygolfclub.co.uk

Llandudno Golf Club Tel 01492 876450 www.maesdugolfclub.co.uk

Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club Tel 07773 606517 www.rhosgolf.co.uk

Bala Golf Club Tel 01678 520359 www.golffbala.co.uk

Llanfairfechan Golf Club Tel 01248 680144 Website n/a

Rhuddlan Golf Club Tel 01745 590217 www.rhuddlangolfclub.co.uk

Bangor St Deiniol Golf Club Tel 01248 353098 www.bangorgolf.co.uk

Mold Golf Club Tel 01352 741513 www.moldgolfclub.co.uk

Rhyl Golf Club Tel 01745 353171 www.rhygolfclub.com

Baron Hill Golf Club Tel 01248 810231 www.baronhill.co.uk

Moss Valley Golf Club Tel 01978 720518 www.mossvalleygolf.co.uk

Royal St David’s Golf Club Tel 01766 780361 www.royalstdavids.co.uk

Betws-y-Coed Golf Club Tel 01690 710556 www.golf-betws-y-coed.co.uk

Mountain Park Golf Club Tel 07513 485251 www.mountainparkgolf.co.uk

Royal Town of Caernarfon Golf Club Tel 01286 673783 www.caernarfongolfclub.co.uk

Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club Tel 01970 871202 www.borthgolf.co.uk

Nefyn & District Golf Club Tel 01758 720966 www.nefyn-golf-club.co.uk

Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Tel 01824 702296 www.ruthinpwllglasgc.co.uk

Bull Bay Golf Club Tel 01407 830960 www.bullbaygc.co.uk

North Wales Golf Club Tel 01492 875325 www.northwalesgolfclub.co.uk

St Melyd Golf Club Tel 01745 854405 www.stmelydgolf.co.uk

Clays Golf Club Tel 01978 661406 www.claysgolf.co.uk

Northop Country Park Golf Club Tel 01352 840440 www.northoppark.co.uk

Storws Wen Golf Club Tel 01248 852673 www.storwswen.org

Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club Tel 01492 592423 www.conwygolfclub.co.uk

Old Colwyn Golf Club Tel 01492 51558 www.oldcolwyngolfclub.com

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club Tel 01978 860906 www.vlgc.co.uk

Criccieth Golf Club Tel 01766 522154 www.criccietehgolfclub-northwales.co.uk

Old Padeswood Golf Club Tel 01244 547401/550414 www.oldpadeswoodgolfclub.co.uk

Welshpool Golf Club Tel 01938 850249 www.welshpoolgolfclub.co.uk

Denbigh Golf Club Tel 01745 816669 www.denbighgolfclub.co.uk

Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club Tel 01244 550537 www.padeswoodgolfclub.com

Wrexham Golf Club Tel 01978 364268 www.wrexhamgolfclub.co.uk

Dolgellau Golf Club Tel 01341 422603 www.dolgellaugolfclub.com

Penmaenmawr Golf Club Tel 01492 623330 www.pengolf.co.uk

Flint Golf Club Tel 01352 732327 www.flintgolfclub.co.uk

Pennant Park Golf Club Tel 01745 563000 www.pennant-park.co.uk

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