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Issue 23 ¡ 2017

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

The Open Edition The 2017 Open. History in the making at Royal Birkdale.

Plus North Wales, Cumbria & Costa del Sol

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Welcome Issue 23 · 2017

008 News & Features 030 Cheshire 056 Greater Manchester 068 Lancashire 082 Merseyside 102 Cumbria 114 North Wales 129 Travel

Cover image & left Royal Birkdale Welcome to our Open Edition of the North West Golf Guide. The Golf Guide is a leading golf and lifestyle publication distributed across many parts of the UK and Europe, with digital copies found online at www.thegolfguide.co.uk We provide our readers with a top quality printed lifestyle magazine aimed at golfers of all levels, ranging from professionals to your casual society golfers. The Golf Guide series of magazines can be found in further regions such as Yorkshire & North East, Spain, our new magazine in Ireland and a Midlands edition coming soon. This North West Golf Guide is split into 5 regions in alphabetical order, with a map highlighting where each feature course can be found and a comprehensive listing of all the golf courses at the back of each region. The Golf Guide provides an opportunity for golf clubs to feature their course, products and services they provide. The aim of the magazine is to provide enough information for any golfer or party planning a visit to the area to select courses they wish to play. Each golf course page provides images and details about the course, full contact details and any current special offers. Our 2017 Golf Guide Tour is now in its 6th season, with over 100 golfers experiencing the Finals in Spain. 2015 & 2016 saw our first winners of the Race to Mauritius sponsored by Chaka Travel. This year, we believe The Golf Guide Tour has stepped up a level, featuring six Open Qualifying venues, a Ryder Cup venue, and our penultimate rounds being played at the Home of Golf - St Andrews. In addition to all the superb prizes you can win at each event

courtesy of our sponsors Callaway, Mashie, Druh Belts, Devel Golf and Hole in One Club, 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 2017 or February 2018 on the 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 tour events. The four round stableford points total will be entered into an order of merit. The leading 10 pairs at the end of the St Andrews event will qualify for a UK final at The Open Final Qualifying venue at Hillside for a winner takes all shoot out and a trip to Mauritius for the winners for the World Final. As a business, our products and services continue to develop at a rapid rate. Our digital platform provides an interactive web platform that complements the magazine and allow readers to access our information 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 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”. We hope you enjoy the magazine and welcome your feedback.

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Winners Team Bentley with Rhyanna Morris of the Claire House fund raising team

Helen Searle

Alex & Elle

Alfie

Claire House Chairty Golf Day First of all, a huge thank you to all of you that played on the day and also to all our kind friends and associates that donated raffle prizes, bought raffle tickets and helped us to raise lots of money for this fantastic charity - Claire House Children’s Hospice. Also to Heswall Golf Club for their great hospitality on the day. The day started with bacon & coffee before the teams took on this Championship course with its breathtaking views across the Dee Estuary. The sight of a Renault Kadjar being driven across the course to the 14th hole ready for the Beat the Pro competition certainly caused a stir (not quite as much as when the driver got lost trying to get the car off the course at the end of the day though!). With great prizes to win including a trip to Spain for the winning team, it was all to play for in the 4 Ball Am Am competition. The weather was perfect and the 14 teams were all ready to have a great day and make money for charity. The Claire House Team got proceedings under way and tee’d off just after 10am. The course was in magnificent condition and certainly did not disappoint. Helen Searle from SK Events hosted a Beat the Pro competition on the 14th Hole for the prize of a Renault Kadjar for a week donated by Group Renault. Only 15 competitors managed to beat Helen with Steve Langley putting his ball very close and winning the prize. Steve then very kindly donated the prize back to the raffle as he didn’t feel it was appropriate to turn up to work where he owns a Citroen dealership in a Renault!

Another thank you to Group Renault who also donated 2 Take That tickets which raised another £100 for the charity. Two young people who sometimes stay at Claire House came along in the afternoon. Elle and Alfie really enjoy the time they spend at the hospice and it also provides invaluable respite time for the families. Alfie certainly showed off his putting skills on the putting green whilst Elle made sure she had her picture taken with her favourite man from Claire House - Alex. As the scores came rolling in, it was very tight at the top for a while with some great rounds. The eventual winners - Team Bentley with 3 of the team having single figure handicaps posted a score of 97 points. In second place, with 92 points was Team Incentivise. Matt Leach’s Team came 3rd after a back 9 countback also with 92 points. Please see full list of results below.

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Jez Mellor Phil Jones Matt Leach Mark Wasley Anton Johnson Eric McNicol Ian Appleton Richard Brookes Simon Wheeler John Hughes Lee McMahon Steve Roberts Alex Wheeler John Woodhouse

Leon Llewellyn Gavin Clafton Steve Bond Brian Hurst Russ Johnson Malcolm Wells Neil Stableford David Moores Barry Jones Curtis Clarkin Ian Geogarty Tim Stokes Andrew Pickering Dan Fosberg

Between us, we have raised a whopping £3,500 - with a couple of items still left to bid on!!! This will make such a difference to those children (including Alfie & Elle) and their families who need the help and care of Claire House. To help this total get even higher, you can sponsor Paul our Golf Guide MD who is donning his lycra again for the Prudential Ride London 100 challenge - 100 miles in a day! We will spare you the pictures for now but please if you can, sponsor a few pounds that will all go towards Claire House - www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/paul-lambert9 Thank you to our Hole Sponsors Sofology - www.sofology.co.uk Bespoke Complete Services - www.bcs-l.com Incentivise - www.incentivise.co.uk Roberts Bakery - www.robertsbakery.co.uk

Paul Llewellyn Duncan Lloyd Graham Jolley Clive Newton Steve Langley Jimmy Murphy Phil Housley Robert Armitage Michael Cliff Alex Ashworth Stephen Paterson Chris Doran Simon Dodd Lewis Bani

Matt Bialozorski Matt Darlington Steve Nicholson Paul Hennin Mike Osborne Mark Steele Terry Chaplin James Turner Carl Parle Charlie Ellis Andrew Walker Phil Hales Craig Dobson Paul Swire

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Royal Birkdale Welcome from the Captain On behalf of all the members of The Royal Birkdale Golf Club, it is my privilege to welcome all competitors, spectators and officials to The 146th Open; the tenth to be played over our links.

This is the first Open since the death of Arnold Palmer. He brought golf to the masses and was beloved by all in the game; he won The Open here in 1961. A plaque commemorates the 6-iron that Arnie hit into the heart of the 15th green (Now our 16th Hole); many at the time considered a wedge back onto the fairway the best option. Three other memorable shots spring to mind. Firstly in 1983 Tom Watson’s magnificent 2-iron to the green on the 72nd hole. Secondly Justin Rose, the Olympic Gold Medallist, chipping in from 50 yards at the last hole of the 1998 Open on his way to winning the Silver Medal as the

leading amateur. Finally, who will forget Padraig Harrington’s 2nd shot at the 17th the last time the Championship was played here when he hit his 5-wood 272 yards to make an eagle in the final round. Chris Whittle, our Course Manager, and his team have worked tirelessly to present the course in magnificent condition. I hope that you all have a most enjoyable week and from a truly international field we witness some spectacular golf and see a worthy champion hold the Claret Jug aloft. Mike Burns


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Pictured Above: Hole 3, Par 4, 406 yards. The drive needs to favour the left side of the fairway to give a clear second shot to the green but with two bunkers on the left this requires the most accurate of drives. Bunkers protect the green and the re-contoured surround will leave a challenging recovery from any wayward approach. Pictured Left: Hole 12, Par 3, 181 yards. A very attractive short hole, long enough to make the green look quite tiny. Deep bunkers and banks of rough grass protect the target. The hole is the 3rd par three and is one of the finest holes on the course due to the subtle contouring and extremely small target in the distance. Pictured Below: Hole 17, Par 5, 527 yards. Drives have to be hit between two large sand dunes avoiding the two bunkers on the right of the fairway. With the ground here firm the correct drive will normally get some run, shortening the hole. The two-tier green is well protected with hazards both left and right.

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Royal Birkdale A winning history By Nick Kevern

The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale will be the 10th time that the course has played host to the oldest Golf Championship. If it had not been for the second World War, Royal Birkdale would be celebrating its 11th hosting of the event. It was scheduled to host the event in 1940 but the war changed everything. It would have to wait another 14 years until the honour of hosting the Open would finally arrive. When that time had finally come, Birkdale Golf Club would become Royal Birkdale following the Royal Command issued in November 1951. Now Royal Birkdale was firmly placed as one of the finest clubs in Great Britain. The war might have prevented them from hosting their first Open but now it was firmly prepared to host the 1954 Championship complete with its new name. Prior to the 1954 Open Championship, the name of Peter Thomson was beginning to become well known. He had finished in second place at the previous two championships and was aching to hold the claret jug. So close, just so far. However, 1954 would become his year

as he beat Dai Rees, Bobby Locke and Syd Scott by one shot at Royal Birkdale. Thompson would later go on to dominate the tournament over the next two years. In fact, if a decade of the Open Championship belonged to any player, then it was Thomson. He would win the Open four times in the 1950’s. Legends are often made at Royal Birkdale. For Thomson, it was created on the dunes of Southport. He would win the Open for the fifth time when the Championship returned to Royal Birkdale for a third time in 1965. It would be his final Open victory. Perhaps it’s fitting that his first and also his final triumph came at the same venue. A venue entwined with his greatness. However, there was also another legend of the game who tasted Open victory for the first time at Royal Birkdale.

The 1961 Open Championship saw an influx of American interest take to the course. The journey across the Atlantic was now seen as a must. Arnold Palmer may have already won the Masters and the U.S Open by the time he arrived in Southport but he came to England with victory on the mind. Battling the gales, rains and dunes of Royal Birkdale he would win by one shot over Dai Rees who once again finished in the runner-up position in Southport. “I wanted this championship more than anything in my life,” Palmer said when it was all over, “but anything you want real bad is awfully hard to get.” By the Seventies, the Open Championship was becoming a truly international affair. Lee Trevino was fresh from his U.S Open victory as


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approached the dunes of Southport in his bid to hold two major titles in a matter of months. “It will be a miracle, but I believe in miracles,” Trevino said. The miracle happened as he won The Open by one shot over Lu Liang-Huan from Taiwan. The 1976 Open Championship introduced us all to a young 19-year-old Severiano Ballesteros. He entered the final day of The Open with a two-shot lead but experience beat youth on the day as Johnny Miller won by six shots. For Ballesteros, it proved to be a valuable lesson that he was able to learn from as he lifted the Claret Jug three years later at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Royal Birkdale was quickly becoming the home of legends and even, legends in the making. The stern test of the links may have proved too much for some but for others, it was the place to test their game and mental strength. Close finishes are usually guaranteed and in the case of the 1983 Open Championship it came down to the final shot. Tom Watson split the fairway with his drive on the 18th. His second hit the green giving him two putts from 18 feet to win. He made no mistakes. Cool, calm and collected, Watson retained the Claret Jug that he won the previous year at Royal Troon. Sometimes the big names don’t have it all their own way. Royal Birkdale can often throw up a few surprises. It certainly did in 1991 as Ian

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Baker-Finch produced a flawless third round 64, He would win by two shots as the big names fell victim to the unpredictable weather that the Lancashire coast can bring. Experience can come in handy as was proved by 41-year-old Mark O’Meara. Winning the 1998 Masters in Augusta, O’Meara added The Open Championship to his brilliant season. A playoff against Brain Watts showed that age is no factor when it comes to the Open. Royal Birkdale also

introduced the world to a new British hope for the future. His name was Justin Rose, you may have heard of him. It would be a ten-year wait until The Open would once again come back to Royal Birkdale. Padraig Harrington entered the 137th Open Championship with the Claret Jug in his hands. He made sure it returned to Ireland as he became the first European since James Braid to successfully defend his title.

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The LET For the future of golf it has to be saved and we all have to play our part By Nick Kevern

Marked as confidential, it was an email that was never meant to enter the public domain. However, for whatever reason, the message got to The Times. A whistleblower decided to leak that email and what has emerged is that the Ladies European Tour is looking fragile. For many within the game, the sense of shock has been somewhat diluted. The LET has seen a reduction in tournaments over the years. Back in 2014, the tour hosted 22 events excluding any majors on European soil. Now that figure stands at 15 following five cancelled events. One of those remaining events has been co-sanctioned by the LPGA. Even more concerning is the lack of events in the first part of the year. Since the start of 2017 LET players have taken to the course only four times. To make matters worse, one of the recent events cancelled is the tour’s flagship event, The Ladies European Masters. Yet, the loss of events is something players are becoming all too familiar with. Last season there were 18 events excluding the majors. It has been tough, gradual and painful. Whilst most tours experience the ups and downs of events and sponsorships, the LET, in particular, is stalling. As a freelance writer, I can empathise with the players. The knowledge of not knowing where the next paycheck might come from is one particular concern. Having spoken to players I have been told stories of budget travel and room sharing just to save much-needed funds. Then there is the schedule itself. It’s sporadic nature often means that the players have to resort to other means of financing themselves such as pro-ams and corporate golf days. Some even have a part time job that they have to juggle in order to make ends meet. Plans and schedules are made to revolve around the tour. Now they face the prospect of gaps in the schedule that potentially won’t be filled. Then there is the money. As we all know golf is a cut throat profession. Miss the cut and take home nothing. It really is as simple as that. Then there is the gulf in prize money, not only between the men and women but also between tours. The LPGA is the where the money is and they all know that. Yet, when LPGA Q-School comes around there are LET players who may not qualify due to the lack of golf they have faced whilst on tour. It is not the best situation for them as they aim to break into the biggest tour for women’s golf.

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However, there is hope. We seem to forget that the LPGA faced a similar situation in the days before Michael Whan. The LPGA was in trouble back in 2009 following the economic recession. The tour had only attracted 23 events, the fewest number since 1972. The LPGA at this time was going backwards quickly. In the end, it was a player revolt that saw then Commissioner, Carolyn Bivens, head to the exit. Since taking over as Commissioner, Whan has increased events, prize money, sponsorship and television deals. The golfing media in the United States has also been a massive part of the project. The formula has been perfect. This is why the LPGA is the tour every female player wants to play on. So yes, the LET can be saved there is no question about that. However, the LET will need to take a long hard look at itself in order to prevent a player revolt of the same scale that the LPGA endured. With no tour, the players can not play. With no players, there is no tour. So how can we ensure the future of the LET?

The solution is relatively simple but ultimately challenging. It involves everyone getting behind it. From fans attending events, sponsors supporting it and an increased media presence. All have to participate. After all, why would a sponsor stump up the cash if their products are not getting the attention? How do fans even know about events and players if media outlets don’t write about them? It will take all of us to make it thrive once more. We often use the phrase “growing the game”, in fact, we use it so much that the value of the statement is beginning to lose its impact. Yet, the game is actually growing and in particular, among women. Young girls are picking up clubs inspired by the players they see. I often see it when I go to events. There I see players taking selfies and signing autographs and in that moment, young girls around the world have new role models to aspire to be like. Little do they actually know that with each blow such as a cancelled event, their role models are feeling the pain. The tour is far too important to lose not only for the future of golf but also for your daughters, nieces and every young child who wants to be the next Charley Hull. It’s never too late to save something as important as that now is it? I only hope that now the lid has been lifted, it gives us all a chance to do everything in our power to do just that.


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Aberdovey Golf Club To host Welsh Amateur Championship 2017

Aberdovey Golf Club will host the Welsh Amateur Championship from 30th July to 4th August. Open to male amateur golfers, The Championship is decided by both stroke play and match play. 18 holes of stroke play on day one and day two, followed by match play stages on day three, four and five. The 32 players returing the lowest gross scores over the 36 holes stroke play stage will qualify for the match play stage of the Championship.

Ulverston Golf Club The perfect venue for golf ‘away days’ Located just thirty minutes from the M6 in South Cumbria, Ulverston is the ideal place to indulge in great golf and fantastic food in comfortable surroundings. Our professional staff and extensive list of facilities make Ulverston Golf Club a perfect location for your golf day. With spectacular views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells, Ulverston Golf Club is lucky enough to boast one of the most beautiful and stunning golf courses in Cumbria. Set in the Furness Hills on mature, undulating, part-wooded parkland it was redesigned in

1924 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. We understand how time consuming it can be to organise golf days so let us do the hard work for you. Find out more on our website at www.ulverstongolf.co.uk or contact the Club Secretary on 01229 582824 or via email at enquiries@ulverstongolf.co.uk.


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Davyhulme Park Golf Club

Open Dates Seniors Summer Open Thursday 20th July 4 Person Team (Gents) Ladies Summer Open Wednesday 6th September 3 Person Team (Ladies)

2017 Pro-Am

Seniors Autumn Open Thursday 7th September 4BBB (Gents)

Limited team places available. Enter your team before it’s too late! Following the great success of the Pro-Am we ran in 2015, we have secured another date with the PGA in 2017 to run a similar event. The Pro-Am will be held on Friday 28th July and will be a 1.00pm shotgun start. Entry forms are available in the pro-shop or by contacting Martyn. Those who enter a team will have a fantastic day as the course will be excellent, particularly at that time of the year.

Ladies Autumn Open Wednesday 4th October 3 Person Team (Ladies) Seniors Xmas Turkey Trot Monday 4th December 4BBB (Gents)

Golfathon - thank you On Friday 16 June, the Captain survived his golfathon and managed to complete all 72 holes!! The day went very much according to plan with the Captain teeing off with our pro Martyn at 5am followed by rounds thereafter with the President, Lady Captain and Junior Captain. 383 shots later at 7.50pm the challenge was completed and the Captain came off the course to be welcomed by a number of members on the 18th/72nd green to celebrate the day. We could not have asked for better conditions with it being fine and dry, but nothing like the heat of this glorious weekend! The Captain and Lady Captain would like to thank all members who helped support the day through sponsorship, the correct score tote and

the fund raising on the night as well as more practical support such as Paul Clutterbuck’s on course bacon sandwiches at 6:30am, Don Connor’s strawberries mid morning and caddying from Pauline Holroyd and Andrea Shepherd! Special thanks also to Warren, the President and everyone else who provided raffle prizes. With all your support along with friends, family and colleagues from the Captain’s workplace, Bruntwood, we managed to raise a magnificent £7,000. This will really help our charity, Delamere Special Needs School in creating the new Sensory room they are looking to provide. It was a memorable day made all the more special by the support we received. Many, many thanks once again!


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High Legh Park Golf Club Introduce new Pathway for beginners and intermediate golfers For a number of years the staff and management at High Legh Park Golf Club have always looked for new ways to introduce the sport to a new generation of golfers, which has attracted the attention of some of the sports most influential bodies including England Golf. Major players within the sport including American Golf - Europe’s largest golf retailer, The Lee Westwood Golf School, and an array of top European Tour coaches are now based at the prestigious club in Cheshire, and it has just been announced that a new ‘Player Pathway’ is being introduced to provide a clear and enjoyable pathway for new and intermediate golfers to progress in the sport. The key to the new scheme is the array of facilities at players disposal including the state of the art facilities of the American Golf National Academy, 6 hole short course, 9 hole Academy course and our jewel in the crown 18 hole Championship course. This gives golfers a clear pathway from beginner to accomplished golfer using facilities designed to accommodate individuals level of play. The club are now refining the membership to reflect this pathway. Included within the initiative are : • Allowing golfers complimentary use the 6-hole course, with clubs included Free of Charge if required, to try the game out. • All youngsters under the age of 11 will be eligible to membership Free of Charge when accompanied by an adult membership. • A reduction to the 9-hole membership for adults to just £468 per annum. • Provision of low cost group lessons by PGA qualified tutors. The 9 hole membership provides great value for a course that boasts USGA quality greens and some of the most idyllic holes in Cheshire. The new structure will include being able to obtain a new type of club handicap for the 9-hole course, enabling beginner/intermediate players to enjoy weekly competitions in the same way that more accomplished players are able to enjoy today.

The club’s Managing Director Andrew Vaughan commented: “When Vaughan Leisure acquired High Legh Park G.C. some 6 years ago our vision was always to provide a unique and friendly atmosphere with superb facilities for all levels of golfers to enjoy. As a novice golfer myself not so long ago, I realise the need to provide bespoke facilities which allow new and often nervous golfers to enter the sport and receive the support they need to reach a level where they can enjoy playing.

The 9 hole membership, and in particular the new club handicap system allows players with a handicap of up to 54 (rather than 28 for men/36 for ladies adopted at most clubs) to play in 9 hole competitions designed for their level of play. This enables members to meet and enjoy playing with like minded people and develop friendships and a camaraderie that is such an important part of the sport.” Anyone interested in learning more about the new initiative is more than welcome to call into the club or telephone High Legh Parks Director of Golf Gavin Beddow on 01565 830888.


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Join the Hole In One Club by playing on The Golf Guide Tour There’s nothing quite like bagging a hole in one, but beyond the bragging rights there’s never anything tangible to help you celebrate hitting the perfect shot. Until now. Five Golfers from the North of England including four thanks to membership of the Golf Guide Tour are set to enjoy the trip of a lifetime to TPC Sawgrass courtesy of the Hole In One Club a unique membership scheme that rewards golfers from the UK and Ireland who score that dream ace. It is the brainchild of four golfers, one of whom recorded that dream ace only to be disappointed with how little there was out their to acknowledge the achievement. With that in mind, the group set out to reward fellow golfers with the ultimate trip to play the most iconic Par 3 in the world - the 17th Hole on the Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Members have from April 1, 2017 to the September 30, 2017 to score that all important Hole In One. Aces will only count whilst competing in official singles or doubles club competitions (Strokeplay, Stableford or Bogey), Club Team Events, Club Open Events or PGA Pro-ams. (Hole In Ones will only be accepted if accompanied by verification from your club captain, secretary or manager). Players achieving that perfect result, simply follow the website information and register to book your place in the Grand Final at the Marriott Sawgrass. In the event of more than 12 Hole In Ones being scored and registered, competitors will compete in a national qualifier, enjoying complete hospitality at a top destination in the UK or Ireland, with at least 12 lucky members winning through to the Grand Final in Sawgrass USA in February 2018.

For an annual membership fee of just £5, all members will be in with a chance of winning a seat on the plane to TPC Sawgrass for the Hole in One Club Grand Final. The only requirement? They need to hit a hole in one during the season which runs from April 1st to September 30th. Talking about the Club, Director Graeme Lisle said: “Hitting a hole in one is no mean feat, and whatever your age or ability, it can happen anytime you play. You can spend every single day of the season on the course and there’s no guarantee you’re going to bag one. When they do occur it’s something to be celebrated, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the trip of a lifetime TPC Sawgrass.” This year, ten winners plus friends and family are winging their way to Florida, however not all of them scored a hole in one. Membership

WHAT DO YOU WIN? • International return flights from the UK to Orlando, Florida • Two tournament days of competition at the TPC Sawgrass Resort • Amazing Hole in One Prizes on offer and fantastic prize table • 3 night’s accommodation with breakfast at the amazing Sawgrass Marriott Resort • Welcome Golfers Gift Pack • Prize giving Gala Dinner • 4 nights accommodation at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando • 2 additional rounds of Golf at two of Orlando’s finest courses • Entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame

also includes the chance to win a Golden Ticket - a seat on the plane to Sawgrass regardless of whether you hit an ace or not. Graeme said: “You might have a few bad days, an unlucky bounce, or maybe you just don’t have the opportunity to play as much as you want during the summer. The Golden Ticket makes sure that everyone has the chance of winning, but the easiest way to get to Florida is still to bag an ace.” For the first time in 2017, the very first hole in one of the season will go to Sawgrass regardless of how many are scored during the rest of the year, giving members even greater incentive to to get out on the golf course come April. Join today for just the price of two coffee’s and get ready for the beginning of the season on 1st April 2017. You can sign up hio-club.com.

WHAT THE WINNERS SAY “Brilliantly organised creating an unforgettable experience for all golfers. World class courses and winter sun, what more can you expect for £5?” Andrew Cheese “Simply the best holiday I have ever been on, so well organised, the excitement of playing at Sawgrass was the ultimate golf experience anyone could ever ask for.” John Hext We have a number of Northern Grand Finalists this year... Peter Fraser (Carlisle GC) John McBride (Eaglescliffe GC) Bryce Kelly (Lochmaben GC) Richard Ashmore (Waterton Park) and Kevin Taylor (Oulton Hall) They all signed up and scored a Hole In One thus winning a trip to play the most iconic Par 3 in Golf the 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass in our 36 Hole Final.

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The Golf Guide in partnership with MASHIE We are pleased to announce MASHIE Golf will be our clothing brand partner for The Golf Guide 2017 Tour. MASHIE Golf & Lifestyle Apparel aim to bridge the gap between tradition and contemporary design using the materials of the highest quality and the latest technology. We feel is the perfect fit for our ever-evolving Tour bringing premium events to club golfers with the feel of a Main Tour environment. As part of the partnership, MASHIE are offering every member of the Golf Guide Tour an exclusive introductory discount on all clothing

on their website. They are also offering prizes at every event during 2017 so we are sure this is a perfect chance for our clients to win and become part of the MASHIE Golf family. If you’d like the chance to benefit from these offers, sign up to one of our events now! Despite being launched in 2016, MASHIE is already creating waves in the golf industry and we have no doubt they will become one of the most prominent golf clothing brands in the UK market over the next few years. For more information about the Brand, please visit their website www.mashie.online

MASHIE are looking for keen golfers to become Brand Ambassadors We believe the MASHIE “Gold Ambassador” package is the best clothing deal available in the golf market today. This fantastic offer provides any professional or amateur golfer the chance to become a Brand Ambassador and receive £500 worth of clothing for only £250. As well as this fantastic saving on their clothing, you also receive a large number of other benefits including; • 50% OFF all MASHIE products for life • FREE Entry to a 2017 MASHIE Ambassador Golf Day (which includes 18 holes at a Championship course, 2 course dinner and prizes)

• FREE Delivery on all UK orders • A full satisfaction guarantee with 30 day return & refund on all orders • Direct access to our MASHIE Ambassador Manager, who will help you with any questions or comments you have about this offer or our clothing • Lots of other exclusive benefits, product news and special offers throughout the year For more information, please contact us today on 01285 720111 or email kier@mashie.golf


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Vale Royal Abbey A Unique and Breathtaking Experience

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


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“A new, state of the art Swing Studio is fitted out with the latest equipment and technology, including a GC2 Launch Monitor to capture that all important data on ball flight.� Since joining Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club last October 2016 Ben Derbyshire has introduced a new state of the art Indoor Swing Studio catering for both members and guests. The Swing Studio is fitted out with the latest equipment and technology, including a GC2 Launch Monitor to capture that all important data on ball flight, plus a projector with the FSX Software allowing golfers to see their flight in front of their eyes, plus play a number of Championship golf courses from the comfort of the Swing Studio. The Swing Studio is also heavy utilised for fittings and golfers can come in and try out the latest hardware to see if they can make any improvements, the numbers speak for themselves and we guide the golfers down the correct path. Ben has also introduced a new Vale Royal Abbey Junior Golf Academy catering for children aged

from 4-18, the Junior Academy is currently in its first season and Ben already has a total of over 40 children enrolled and enjoying weekly golf lessons with competitions to boot. The Junior Academy is split into 3 developmental age brackets and children take part in lessons tailored to their current development age and golf level. Many of the VRA members have also been involved and are supporting the programme as the club aims to build a thriving Junior Golf Section. For more details on the Junior Golf Academy or Indoor Swing Studio please contact Ben on any of the details below: Ben Derbyshire 07542540273 / 01606-301291(4) www.bdgolf.co.uk @bdgolf1

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Lancaster Golf Club hits the mark with national golf award

Lancaster Golf Club, which is backing the drive to grow the game, has earned a national award from England Golf. The 18-hole course, which can be found at Ashton Hall near Lancaster, has just received the GolfMark award. GolfMark is an official seal of approval for clubs which successfully work to develop the game in four ways: • By attracting new members and encouraging existing members to play more • Using practical business planning to develop the club • Offering coaching and playing opportunities for all golfers • Ensuring safeguarding policies are in place Lancaster has used the GolfMark award as a platform to encourage more women into the sport. The club is hosting a special ladies taster session on July 16, from 2.30pm-4pm, with PGA professionals John Barclay and Tom Pearle. To book a place contact proshop@lancastergc. co.uk It follows the success of a previous open day which attracted 20 ladies to join in fun golf games and activities, as well as a tour of the club with refreshment. The day was supported by members of the ladies section who provided a warm welcome and introduction to the health and social benefits of playing golf. Fourteen of the group have signed up for follow up coaching. The course at Lancaster is described as one of the jewels in the county crown and staged this year’s Men’s County Championships, while next year it will host the Ladies’ County Championships in its centenary year. September 2018 will also see Lancaster as the setting for the 43rd annual Schools Home Internationals. Designed by James Braid, the par 71 course

offers stunning views of the Lakeland Hills, Trough of Bowland and the Lune estuary. The clubhouse is situated in the impressive Ashton Hall, that dates back to the 14th century, while the club’s performance centre offers the most modern technology around to help you improve your game. General Manager Bryan Davies said: “We are delighted to have received GolfMark and would like to thank the group of members who have devoted a lot of time and effort in achieving this award. “A special mention to Jill McGhie, our Junior Organiser, who works tirelessly in developing the junior section and Captain Tony McMunn, whose wealth of experience with the County and England Golf has been a huge help. “Achieving GolfMark and the appointment of John Barclay, who is a County Coach, as the Director of Golf here at Lancaster fills me with great optimism for the future as we aim to grow membership for the third year in a row. “The investment in the Golf Performance Centre, including swing studio, physio facilities and practice range, has helped us attract new

people to golf in all categories of membership and with the new initiatives we have planned - including the ladies taster days - the future is bright.” Adam McAlister, England Golf’s Club Support Officer for the Lancashire Golf Development Group, said: “I’m delighted that Lancaster Golf Club has achieved GolfMark as a fitting reward for the work it does in bringing more people into the game of golf “The club has earned itself a reputation for the warm and friendly welcome it offers for golfers of all ages and abilities, and the recent drive to help more women into the sport has been reflected nationally with the success of a number of projects aimed at ladies and girls.” The GolfMark award was developed by England Golf and also integrates Sport England’s Clubmark award - a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country. GolfMark brings a number of benefits to clubs including raising awareness, access to funding, business and marketing support and training opportunities for staff and volunteers. To find out more visit www.golfmark.org

Pictured Top: Lancaster Golf Club receives their award for GolfMark (left to right) Adam McAlister (Lancashire Golf Development Group Club Support Officer) and Tony McMunn (Captain, Lancaster Golf Club) Pictured Bottom: One of the fun golf activities at the free ladies taster session – a second event is to be held on July 16.


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Cheshire Introduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cheshire Introduction

M-6 M-62 1

10

M-53

13

M-56

Warrington

Lymm

7 8

Runcorn

Wimslow Knutsford

Frodsham

Ellesmere Port

16

6 Macclesfield

Northwich 14

M-56

12

5 15

11

Chester

Winsford 9 Congleton

Tarporley

3

Sandbach

Crewe

4

Nantwich 2

Malpas

17 M-6

Whitchurch

1. Birchwood 2. Brookfield 3. Carden Park 4. Crewe 5. Delamere Forest 6. Hartford 7. Hazel Grove 8. High Legh Park 9. Portal

10. Poulton Park 11. Pryors Hayes 12. Sandiway 13. Stockport 14. Vale Royal Abbey 15. Vicars Cross 16. Wilmslow 17. Wychwood Park

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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 812992 wragolf@hotmail.co.uk www.brookfieldgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

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

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

PAR

• 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

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.

Brookfield Golf Club pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest clubs around, situated in the quiet village of Hankelow, on the A529 Nantwich to Audlem Road approximately 5 miles from market town of Nantwich. The privately owned 6,073 yard 18 hole Par 70 course opened in 2002 with greens constructed to USGA standard and as a result are playable throughout the year. With a 586 yard par 5 and 6 par 3’s our course is both enjoyable and challenging! There is also a 16 bay floodlit Driving range and Golf Academy run by resident PGA Advanced Professional Robert Ashbrook. Brookfield has been honoured by hosting a number of Cheshire County events and

is home to the European Junior Tour. The Club membership includes both a healthy Ladies and Juniors sections. The Juniors Golf Academy is very popular on Saturday mornings. Visitors and Societies are always welcome with packages tailored to suit every need. The Clubhouse has a function room, The Oak Suite, which can seat 120 guests. There is also a spacious lounge, perfect for having a drink and bar meal. Catering is of the highest standard and our resident Chef Neil Gerrard is available to satisfy all culinary tastes. So, if you are a member, visitor or attending a function you will always be assured of a warm welcome at Brookfield.


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Carden Park Hotel - Cheshire’s Country Estate Nr Chester, Cheshire CH3 9DQ Telephone: 01829 731 007 reservations@cardenpark.co.uk 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 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

Midweek golf from £25.00 per person Includes All Day Breakfast & 18 Holes of Golf To book quote MWUGOLF17

T&Cs apply.

Carden Park Hotel, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ 01829 731007 www.cardenpark.co.uk


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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 4½ hours.

Carden Golf Membership Join the membership you truly deserve... Play the two championship golf course seven days a week Enjoy reduced green fees for up to three friends 20% discount on food and drink when dining 10% discount on Pro-shop purchases Carden Park Hotel, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ 01829 731007 www.cardenpark.co.uk

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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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.

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.

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

466 158 488 246 125 247 172 340 353

Club Fitting Offer in our State of the Art Fitting Studio ½ Price until Nov 31st 2017 Quote Golf Guide when booking

We also have a 26 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, open til 9pm every night and a friendly bar to keep you replenished!


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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 • 6111 • 5541 • 4990 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

426 482 223 434 438 336 122 383 163

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4

361 340 440 390 163 360 191 503 356

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.


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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

After 4pm Twilight golf from only £18 each inc weekends Contact the professionals shop on 0161 4837272 to book your day with us!


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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

Complimentary 50 balls at the American Golf National Academy Driving Range When you are paying to play golf on the Championship Course at High Legh Park Golf Club. Hand this voucher to golf reception to redeem your practice balls, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, Expiry date 01/12/2017.


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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

Pay & Play Online Green Fee Rates from £15 No booking fees No pairing up Telephone: 01829 734 160 - golf.portal@macdonald-hotels.co.uk - www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk


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

PORTAL

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

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

Premier Course 18 holes, Par 71 • 6582 • 6293 • 5688 HOLE PAR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4

YARDS

306 591 292 336 152 340 152 367 387

HOLE PAR

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5

YARDS

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

414 421 335 404 408 157 519 160 476

Society Summer Sizzler From Only £19 FREE - Srixon Z355 Hybrid worth £120! (Min Numbers 16) Telephone: 01829 734 160 - golf.portal@macdonald-hotels.co.uk - www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

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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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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Stockport Golf Club Renowned as one of the finest layouts in the North of England, we maintain an enviable reputation for producing a fantastic, championship-standard golf course. With off-course facilities to match, we have worked hard to ensure you enjoy your Stockport Golf Club experience.Â

Founded in 1905 and designed by the former Open Champion Sandy Heard, our beautiful and challenging golf course is an 18 hole, Par 71, 6,373 yards long, played through picturesque tree lined parkland, with a lay-out that is the envy of many. The course has hosted The Open Regional Qualifier as well as many other major amateur events in recent years and is well known as one of the golfing jewels of the North West. We are well known for our exceptional catering and hospitality, and the Club offers a very special and warm welcome to all its members and visitors. Whether a passing visitor or member guest, playing in a society or corporate event, or playing in an open competition or club match, we want to exceed your expectations. Stockport is without doubt one of the premier clubs in the North West of England.


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Stockport Golf Club, Offerton Road Stockport, SK2 5HL Telephone: 0161 427 8369 (option 2) pro@stockportgolf.co.uk www.stockportgolf.co.uk

How to Find

STOCKPORT

M56 M60 Leave at J27 A560 A626 to Ollerton Road

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Golf Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6373 • 6106 • 5518 (72) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

445 339 330 403 159 457 312 198 478

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4

392 155 498 364 366 379 156 320 355

MEMBERSHIP Now available for ladies and gents See website for details or call us on 0161 427 8369

“Stockport is without doubt one of the premier clubs in the North West of England.” Presented in excellent condition throughout the year, Stockport is a challenging test of golf. Each hole provides a different and interesting test playing into well protected and treacherous true running greens. All parts of your game will need to be in good working order to score well. At just under 6,400 yards in length with a par of 71 the course might seem to be a little on the short side for the modern game, yet it has

proved robust enough to withstand the regular onslaughts of powerful fields of professionals and amateurs in five Open Championship Regional Qualifying Tournaments. The club, in conjunction with Wilmslow GC hosts the Cheshire Cat tournament. The Cat is a World Amateur Golf Ranking event and is played annually in July attracting some of the country’s best amateur players.

2017 OPENS Sunday, 30 July - Gents Amateur Open £60 per pair Sunday, 3 September – Mixed Open £50 per pair Monday, 2 October – Seniors Autumn Open £50 per pair Book now to avoid disappointment


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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

PAR

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

Open Championship offer Join during the period from the 9th to 23rd July, pay £200 for gold membership up to the end of October, and receive membership for the month of November free. Anyone that takes up full membership paying £600 in December when offer is over with nothing further to pay until April 2019.

www.poultonparkgolfclub.co.uk


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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.

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

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

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


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

Vicars Cross Golf Club is a mature tree lined parkland course set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, close to the city centre of historic Cheshire.

We cater for a wide range of functions, including weddings, parties, conferences etc.

The 18-hole course measures 6,446 yards and has a par of 72 with standard scratch of 71, and with USGA standard greens,offers a true and challenging test of golf. There is a driving range and separate areas for pitching, a full green for chipping and bunker play as well a putting area.

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.

Our clubhouse provides comfortable and smart surroundings after your round of golf, either for drinks in the lounge or a meal in the dining room.

Signature Holes:

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.

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

s, ding Wed nces r o f e ater nfer We c ties, co r a p

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

Visitors and Societies always welcome Society Packages from £31.00 Contact the Professional, Martin O’Connor (Ex 4) 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

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

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

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.

Selected morning and afternoon rounds normally £70.00pp

Wilmslow Crow – Friday 21st July Junior Open - Tuesday 1st August Ladies Open – Wednesday 9th August Seniors Open – Tuesday 2nd October

Monday £135 - 3 ball / £160- 4 ball

Friday and Sunday £165 – 3 ball / £200 – 4 ball

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.

OPEN COMPETITIONS

JULY & AUGUST GREEN FEE OFFERS

Tuesday & Thursday £150 – 3 ball / £180 – 4 ball

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.

JULY & AUGUST TWILIGHT ROUNDS Monday to Friday £99 – 3 ball / £120 – 4 ball

All open now to book online via www.wilmslowgolfclub.co.uk


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Wychwood Park


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Wychwood Park Golf Club Weston, Crewe Cheshire, CW2 5GP Telephone: 01270 820955 wproshop@deverevenues.co.uk www.devere.co.uk How to Find

WYCHWOOD PARK

From the M6 Junction 16, take the A500 toward Nantwich. At the roundabout take the A531 towards Keele and Nantwich. At the next roundabout turn left on to the A531 towards Keele. Wychwood Park is on the right hand side and the entrance is at the right exit on the next roundabout. From Chester take the A51 to Nantwich. Follow this road until you reach the Burford Crossroads (Junction with A534) where you turn left, signposted to Stone A500. Stay on this road through Shavington and Hough. Go over a railway bridge and at the next roundabout take 3rd exit on to the A531 towards Keele. Wychwood Park is on the right hand side and the entrance is at the right exit on the next roundabout. Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Clubhouse, Driving Range, Food, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Leisure & Spa, Onsite Accommodation Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7213 • 6736 • 6320 • 5618 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

524 139 332 440 365 175 519 347 369

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5

321 127 512 388 331 376 396 188 471

Wychwood Park Golf Club nestles serenely among the Cheshire countryside, with its immaculately manicured greens and rolling fairways this fantastic venue offers a bespoke test to all golfers. The facilities include  a welcoming and modern clubhouse, pro shop stocking some of the best brands  in golf, plus a 108 bedroom hotel with stunning views overlooking the course. The grass tee full length driving range gives golfers the opportunity to fine tune their swings before they take on the challenge of a championship course. The green and tee sites are USGA greens which allows golf to be played all year round. Ask golfers to name their favourite hole and at some point all 18 would be mentioned. It’s this variety that makes the course such an enjoyable golf experience. Take the 6th hole for example, a long picturesque par 3, downhill over a brook to an inviting green that torturously slopes toward the water. Followed by a par 5, where the fairway

splits and runs either side of a stream towards the green giving golfers the ultimate risk-reward dilemma. The variation from hole to hole and the fantastic facilities on offer is what makes Wychwood Park a complete golfing destination. The course is no stranger to holding professional tournaments having held multiple European Tour & PGA Europro Events and once again welcoming the EuroPro back in August; Wychwood Park remains one of the best in Cheshire. After you have enjoyed 18 holes of fresh Cheshire air, the Claret Jug offers the perfect way to end the day either with the warm welcoming clubhouse interior or, if you prefer, the large patio overlooks the 18th green. So, if you’re thinking of becoming a member, or you’re organising a good day out either with a society or simply with friends, come and try Wychwood Park for yourself, have 9 holes on us and meet the welcoming team.

Wychwood Park PGA Europro Tournament 9-11 August 2017 TELEVISED ON

FREE ENTRY

Come and join us to watch the future Ryder Cup players


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North West Golf Guide

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 2208 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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M-6

M-61 Rochdale

M-66

Bury

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M-62

Oldham

Wigan & Leigh

3

M-60 Salford

2 6

M-58

Tameside

M-602 Manchester

1

M-67 4

Trafford

M-62

M-60 Stockport

M-56 M-6

1. Davyhulme Park 2. Ellesmere 3. Hindley Hall 4. Northenden 5. Wigan 6. Worsley Park

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

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

DAVYHULME PARK

How to Find From South: Use the M56 / M60 / A5081 to Urmston, Trafford park. Then take the B5158 to Golf Club From North: Use M62 / M60

Set within spectacular grounds, providing beautiful landscaped greens and the home to some of the most interesting and challenging holes in the North West. Our aim is to provide our members with the best and our visitors with a warm welcome, great facilities and a challenging course you will want to re-visit time and time again. Davyhulme Park Golf Club’s clubhouse and facilities are some of the best in the area. Comprising of a large comfortable bar with satellite television,(includes Sky sports and BT Sport), lounge and restaurant on the ground floor, which can easily accommodate 100+ guests.

The upstairs bar area includes a separate but open plan TV room (again with Sky sports & BT Sport) bar and lounge containing two snooker tables. Our bars are well stocked, including best quality local beers and some fine top-shelf malt whiskies for that special celebration. You can be sure you will have a day out to remember at Davyhulme Park Golf Club. In addition, we have car-parking for 90 cars, with security barrier entry and coded exit systems, an external lawned area to the rear of the clubhouse overlooking the course and an excellent stocked professional shop provided by our resident professional, Dean Butler.

Facilities Bar, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Putting Green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6172 • 5881 • 5524 H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Reward, Entertain and Excite Your Guests

Premium Corporate Hospitality Opportunities Available Up to 400 rounds per year Own corporate golf day* Discount on food, beverages, buggies and trolley hire Private clinic sessions with PGA Pro

Telephone: 0161 748 2260

PAR

3 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

147 465 309 416 415 468 229 385 156

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5

385 280 308 463 141 331 392 122 469

2017 PRO-AM

Friday 28th July - 1.00pm shotgun start Limited team places available. Enter your team before it’s too late! Following the great success of the Pro-Am we ran in 2015, we have secured another date with the PGA in 2017 to run a similar event. Entry forms are available in the pro-shop or by contacting Martyn. Those who enter a team will have a fantastic day as the course will be excellent, particularly at that time of the year.


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Ellesmere Golf Club Old Clough Lane, Worsley Manchester, M28 7HZ Secretary’s Office: 0161 799 0554 Pro’s Shop: 0161 790 8591 Steward/Stewardess: 0161 790 2122 honsec@ellesmeregoflclub.co.uk www.ellesmeregolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

ELLESMERE

Situated adjacent to the A580 East Lancashire Road & from the North junction 15 on the M60 & south junction 13 on the M60.

Established in 1913, Ellesmere Golf Club is situated adjacent to the A580, East Lancashire Road, prior to the eastbound junction of the M60, and only 10 minutes from Manchester City Centre. The golf club provides some of the most interesting holes, surrounded by mature trees, in the Manchester area. The golf course is always carefully manicured and very well presented all year round.

Facilities Well stocked bar, great food, Clubhouse overlooking the 18th green, which can also be used for functions. Pro shop, practice area, putting green, buggy hire. Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6273 • 6084 • 5392 (72) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

162 401 504 257 371 418 349 437 178

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 3

416 428 203 407 148 543 387 507 157

This beautiful parkland course measures 6287 yards and is a testing par 70. Along with this well established golf course, Ellesmere also has great practice facilities, which consist of a 330 yard practice ground, pitching area,

chipping / bunker green, practice net and putting green. The facilities off the course are of the same excellent standard. Our PGA Professional, Anthony Millar is an accomplished Class A PGA Golf Coach; he offers a great service in all aspects to members, their guests and visitors to the club. He has a well-stocked shop offering all the leading brands at discount prices, together with an excellent same day repair service, Tuition is available to Members and the Public on the Clubs superb practice facilities.

Seniors Open - 1st August 2017 Over 55’s Stableford competition AM AM - 13th August 2017 4 Person Team, Stableford, 2 Score to count Any combination Male/Female Visit our website www.ellesmeregolfclub.co.uk for the latest news & offers

Please contact our Pro - Anthony Millar - telephone 0161 790 8591


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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

Open Special Available 10-24 July 2017

Bacon Barm & 18 Holes of Golf £20 Check for availability via the pro shop on 01942 255991


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

How to Find

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Putting Green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6029 • 5772 • 5275 (71) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

3 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

192 401 357 134 349 300 454 163 321

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4

499 378 162 518 322 141 327 315 439

WIGAN

From M6 Motorway: From M6 junction 27 take road to Standish (A5209). After 600 yds turn left (A5209). After 1 mile take inside lane at 2nd lights to go straight on. At mini roundabout turn right (A5106) Chorley Road, after 300 yds turn left on to Red Rock Lane (B5239). Turn left into Arley lane immediately before traffic lights. DO NOT go over the humpback bridge.

Wigan Golf Club lies in the heart of Lancashire, between Wigan and Bolton. This delightful 18 hole parkland course threads its way through magnificent mature trees and provides a challenge that is mastered by few. The Club dates back to 1898 and the historic Club House, Arley Hall, is surrounded by a 12th Century moat. As you leave Red Rock Lane and drive down Arley Lane, you know that you are arriving at a special place. Manicured fairways, beautiful greens, fantastic views, abundant wildlife, and the tranquility. The moment you catch a glimpse of the Club House you will be aware that Wigan Golf Club is unique in the golfing world.

“A hidden gem in a fantastic setting”

Wigan Golf Club is as premier golf should be, an outstanding location, great challenge and an unrivalled atmosphere on and off the course. The course and club are here to be enjoyed whenever you wish. Our policy is to restrict membership numbers to ensure that members have no need to book a tee time, they just turn up and play whenever there is no official competition. This also means that visitors will be welcomed and treated to the Wigan experience. The Club is not just about playing golf though, it is an excellent social club. We are proud of our traditions and extend a very warm welcome to members and visitors alike.

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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 close co-operation of our insurers, Zurich, we now have a superb new clubhouse which was officially opened by the Ryder Cup golfer, Jamie Donaldson, in July 2016. 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 USGA greens in particular generating much positive comment. Membership The club continues to attract new members and is keen to increase its Ladies’ and Juniors’ sections. Our ‘Taster Sessions’ and Trial Memberships proved successful in 2016 and are being repeated in 2017.


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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

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).

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

NGC has an extensive programme of competitions, and provides excellent opportunities for social golf.

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

• 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

Professional Services Our Professional staff have good stocks of clothing and accessories as well as offering a state of the art Swing Studio. Individual and group lessons are available in addition to Junior coaching sessions. New Clubhouse The new clubhouse provides excellent facilities for both golf and non-golfing events. On the ground floor there are modern changing facilities, and the Busby Bar offers a firstclass food and beverage service in convivial surroundings with open access to a pleasant

patio area looking out onto the 18th green. The first floor has an extensive function suite and private boardroom. We are able to cater for weddings, private parties, business meetings and medium-sized conferences. The main suite has a dining capacity of 100, but can seat 120 in theatre style, whereas the boardroom, with full AV facilities, seats 12. The whole upper floor has access to a superb balcony with panoramic views of the golf course. Our Food and Beverage team, headed by Carolyn Page, has already established a reputation for providing fine food with warm, friendly and welcoming service. We look forward to welcoming societies, individual golfers and non-golfing guests to our splendid course and clubhouse.


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Worsley Park 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.


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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.

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 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.

GOLF ONLY MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE NOW!

MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES START FROM JUST £85 PER MONTH! Membership Benefits:

Facilities:

20% discount on Food & Beverage

Practice Putting Green

20% discount in the Golf Shop (excludes Hardware)

Driving Range (members receive discount)

Discount tuition with Head Professional David Screeton

Halfway House

Complimentary reciprocal Golf usage across the Marriott estate within the UK Excludes Hanbury Manor

Trolley Hire Buggy Hire

Discounted Buggy Hire NO Temporary Greens or Tee’s NO Matts

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CALL 0161 975 2031 OR EMAIL steven.webster@marriotthotels.com


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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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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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M-6

Morecambe Lancaster 4 6

Fleetwood

Poulton-Le-Fylde

2

Colne Nelson

M-55

Blackpool

Burnley 1

3

Preston

7

Lytham

Blackburn

M-65 Leyland

Eccleston

Chorley

5 M-61 M-6 Skelmersdale

1. Royal Lytham & St. Annes 2. Clitheroe 3. Fairhaven 4. Heysham 5. Hurlston Hall 6. Lancaster 7. Lytham Green Drive

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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. 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.

Championship. The Club has also 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

In 2015 the Club hosted its fifth successful Regional Qualifying event for the Open Championship, the Lancashire Ladies Championship and the Northern Seniors

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

Company Golf Day - Friday 22nd September 2017

Tel: 01200 422292 or email: secretary@clitheroegolfclub.com to enter a team or for more information

What’s included: Gift bag for each competitor Coffee and bacon roll on arrival 18 holes of golf Complimentary half way house 2 course carvery meal Chance to win one of 3 team prizes Nearest the pin and straightest drive competition Win a car - Hole in one prize sponsored by Greenacre Honda Putting competition On course sponsorship / banner promotion of your company

A great way to promote your business and entertain customers and friends

GRAND CHARITY RAFFLE (in aid of the Captains’ charity)

Format: 4-Person Team Event White tees - men • Red tees - ladies Stableford - best scores to count Tee Times available form 10.30am - 3.00pm Presentation after the last team comes in

£275.00 per team + VAT


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

How to Find

HEYSHAM

Heysham Golf Club is now easy to find and access via the new Bay Gateway Bypass. From J34, M6 follow signs for Bay Gateway (A683)/Heysham Port. At 6th roundabout on A683 take 1st exit onto Middleton Rd. Go over small bridge and Golf Club is on the right.

Facilities Bar, Restaurant, Function/Conference Rooms, Extensive Practice Facilities, Trolleys, Lessons, Pro Shop, Golf Simulator Room, Video Room, Driving Range, Junior Academy, Short Game Practice Facility

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6332 • 6105 • 5613 (73) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

438 336 166 512 177 442 392 346 343

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 3 5 3 5 4 3 4 4

425 175 480 206 484 465 168 341 436

Winter Opens 4BBB Series Thursday 19th October 2017 Saturday 18th November 2017 Friday 8th December 2017 Thursday 18th January 2018 Friday 16th February 2018 Saturday 10th March 2018 Play 3 events from 6 to become the Series Champion team

Welcome to Heysham Golf Club a parkland course situated near to the historic village of Heysham. This North Lancashire course is within easy reach of the M6 motorway and near to the coastal resort of Morecambe and the city of Lancaster. The Par 70 course has stunning views across Morecambe Bay to the Lakeland Hills in the North, the Pennines to the East and across the Lune Estuary to Blackpool in the South. The Art Deco Clubhouse has panoramic views of the course from all the lounges and is host to a licensed bar, catering facilities and games room. The welcoming nature of the club and its members mean that visitors and guest can always be sure of a friendly welcome and social

atmosphere. At Heysham we are always happy to accommodate visiting groups and societies. We can accommodate any size of party and we can either tailor your visit to your requirements or we can offer our Visiting Party Packages. Heysham Golf Club in partnership with ClubFitGolf provide some of the best practice facilities in the area. With a floodlit 6 bay driving range, state of the art training facilities, a golf simulator room and extensive grass and all weather short game practice areas, it makes Heysham Golf Club the ideal place to spend time golfing. Heysham Golf Club hosts a number of opens during Summer & Winter and participates in the Morecambe Bay Festival every September.

Visiting Party/ Society Packages 18, 27 and 36 holes

from £32

Ring: 0154 851011 or online at www.heyshamgolfclub.co.uk

Stay & Play Stay & Play packages available from £99 Play 2 different and challenging courses with one nights B&B. Check out the website for further details


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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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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.

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

The greens are small by modern standards, and very well bunkered. This parkland course also has links-like undulating fairways that can fool the eye when it comes to judging distance. Despite its modest length, the course demands a wide variety of golf shots and will make you use just about every club in your bag, with its assortment of different challenges and

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

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View our website for information on Society Packages for 2018. Open Competitions for 2018 go live on 1st October 2017. www.lythamgreendrive.co.uk

We are very pleased to announce that Lytham Green Drive Golf Club has appointed a new Professional. Simon Jowitt joined us in July 2017.


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Lancaster Golf Club 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.”

Venue for the England Team Championship 2016 & Lancashire County Amateur Championship 2017. 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 en-suite rooms. Residential golf packages, weddings and functions can be booked at the golf club. Our Head Chef, Dean Sawyer and his team will provide you with a locally sourced hearty meal after your golf or enjoy one of his tasty bar snacks from our clubhouse menu. 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.


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Lancaster Golf Club Ashton Hall, Ashton-with-Stodday Lancaster, Lancashire LA2 0AJ Telephone: 01524 751247 gm@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

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 415

10

4

390

2

5 486

11

5

476

3

4 422

12

4

385

4

3 156

13

3

141

5

4 352

14

5

496

6

3 166

15

4

391

7

4 347

16

4

296

8

4 385

17

4

426

9

4 373

18

3

166

LANCASTER

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

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 en-suite rooms.


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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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7 Southport 1

9 6 M-58

11

M-6

10

Crosby

Ashton-in-Makerfield

Knowsley

Bootle

St. Helens

Newton-le-Willows M-62

Prescot Wallasey 12

M-6

M-57

Liverpool

Birkenhead 2

Widnes

3 5 4 8 Ellesmere Port M-53

1. Royal Birkdale 2. Royal Liverpool 3. Allerton Manor 4. Bromborough 5. Caldy 6. Formby

7. Hesketh 8. Heswall 9. Hillside 10. Houghwood 11. West Lancashire 12. Wirral Ladies

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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 and the Senior Open Championship the Club will be hosting The Open Championship for the tenth time in July.

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 were 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.


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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)

The growing stature of the club was acknowledged in 1951 when the King gave his permission for the club to be known as The Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The course has been the stage for many great golf championships including the Amateur Championship, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Women’s British Open. On nine occasions the greatest championship, the Open, has been played here and it will return in 2017. 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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Allerton Manor Golf Club Established in 1924, Allerton Manor Golf Course is a mature tree-lined course located in Allerton, an affluent, leafy suburb in South Liverpool. It is a strategically challenging golf course that requires golfers to plot their way around in a mature arboreal setting.

Only a 10-minute drive from both Liverpool City Centre and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we are ideally located to cater for golfers from across Merseyside, The Wirral and Cheshire who want to play golf in a beautiful setting without the restrictions held in most of the regions private membership based golf clubs. Here at Allerton we welcome all standards of golfer, from juniors and novices to the more senior golfer and we can also cater for golf societies and golf breaks. It is our aim to give golfers a private golf course experience in terms of standards of the golf course and the off-course facilities, but on an inclusive pay and play basis available to everyone, and at affordable prices. Allerton Manor Golf Club is now under new ownership and a comprehensive investment programme to both the course and clubhouse is well underway. We are hoping to complete


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Allerton Manor Golf Club, Allerton Road, Allerton, Liverpool L18 3JT Telephone: 0151 428 7490 proshop@allertonmanorgolfclub.com www.allertonmanorgolfclub.com

ALLERTON MANOR

How to Find From the M56, take the A557 and Speke Road / A562 to Springwood Ave, drive to Allerton Road, arrive at the golf club.

Facilities Restaurant, Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Pro shop, Putting Green, disabled access. For 2017: Function room, lessons, sports bar

Course Information 18 holes, Par 67 • 5494 • 5333 • 5162 (70) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

439 417 461 174 340 269 330 123 233

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3

284 353 182 299 350 338 340 331 230

the clubhouse refurbishment for August 2016, with several course improvements planned, mainly to the tees and greens over the coming months too. We hope all of our existing and new golfers will enjoy the new facilities and improved standard of course. 9 Hole Academy Course - Par 34 At 1,841 yards the 9 hole Academy course is one of the best facilities of this type in the UK offering a great place for experienced golfers to improve their skills, for new golfers to learn to play or for juniors to feel comfortable on a golf course and learn the etiquette. Definitely not to be mistaken for a pitch and putt, (the shortest hole being 130 yards whilst the longest is a par 4 309 yards long) it provides all players with a relaxed, enjoyable place to learn to play or improve their game. The Championship Course - Par 67 Our 18 hole Championship course is 5,494 yards long from the white markers and is a challenge for golfers of all standards. The

Championship course enjoys a fabulous mature tree lined setting and is considered to be one of the finest pay and play golf courses in the region. The biggest test on Allerton can often be considered the starting holes, 3 consecutive par 4s which even the more advanced players are happy leaving with a par or bogey. Whilst Allerton is a relatively flat golf course our signature 8th hole, aptly named the Valley, requires golfers to tee off over a valley directly onto the green with little margin for error. Another of our feature holes is the 16th, which requires a carefully placed drive to avoid being blocked out from approaching the green by a lone pine tree. Once this has been negotiated most golfers will only need a short iron to hit into the green which has an amazing backdrop lined with stunning Cedar, Oak, and Yew trees. A great course for golfers of all abilities and ages, much improved in recent years and playable all year round. Golf buggies are now available to rent for all golfers over the age of 18 too.


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

How to Find

BROMBOROUGH

Approaching from the North – leave the M53 at junction 4 take the fourth exit from the roundabout (B5151) towards Clatterbridge Hospital. Continue along this road for 1.5 miles and take the second left turn, Mere Road, which will quickly turn into Raby Hall Road. Continue over the M53 and Bromborough Golf club is a further quarter mile on the right hand side.

Located in a mature part of the Leverhulme Estate at the heart of the Wirral Peninsula, Bromborough is renowned as a hidden gem of a Golf Course; “Wirral’s Parkland Jewel®”. For over 100 years golfers have been tackling the distinctive 18 holes that play between 6300 and 6600 yards depending on tees used. The quality of the course can be evidenced by its selection to host the English Amateur Matchplay Championship in 2005, English Men’s Seniors Championship 2003 and Cheshire Matchplay 2010 and also the Cheshire County Strokeplay 2017 and Cheshire Senior Ladies Championship 2017.

The course is notable for its many species of trees, copses and ponds that all add to the visual appeal. USGA standard greens and the year round equable climate provide good playing conditions 12 months of the year with temporary greens very rarely in use. The holes have been carefully fashioned utilising the natural contours of the land that are gently undulating rather than excessively hilly, with the holes around the turn providing a particularly good test for golfers of all abilities.

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Professional Shop, Putting Green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 6548 • 6308 • 5591 (74) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

305 423 516 149 429 173 540 378 377

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

153 476 350 327 452 445 154 486 415


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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

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CALDY

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

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

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


FORMBY

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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

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

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.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

Hesketh Golf Club

Co-host of the 2018 English Amateur Green Fee no price increase in Open Week £65 mid-week £85 weekend rate Phone regarding Twilight golf during Open Week 17- 23 July Still places in Festival Week 6-12 August. Mixed 4BB Stableford Competitions, Gent & Ladies 4BB Stableford Competitions


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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

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

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

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

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

Heswall Golf Club Over a Century of Challenges

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


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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

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.

The partnership that began in May between Houghwood and Playmore golf has been a great success, 58 new members are now enjoying the scheme that gives flexibility, affordability and all the benefits of being a full member. New PMG members are gaining handicaps and playing in both midweek and weekend competitions. They can enjoy the food and drink discounts offered only to members. Houghwood also offers a nine hole qualifying course allowing members to hold a handicap from just playing in the nine hole comps.

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.


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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

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.

Summer rates: £95 midweek, £125 weekend per person


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Hillside Golf Club Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, the home of “England’s Golf Coast.” The course forms part of England’s finest stretch of coastal links nestled between Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale with Formby Golf Club a few miles down the road.


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Hillside Golf Club The Clubhouse, Hastings Road, Southport, PR8 2LU Telephone: 01704 567169 manager@hillside-golfclub.co.uk www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk Twitter: @Hillside_GC How to Find

Facilities

In 2014 Hillside was chosen to stage Open Championship Final Qualifying for a run of four years.

Bar, buggy, clubhouse, driving range, food, practice area, pro shop, putting green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 72 • 7029 • 6849 • 6558 • 6160 • 5888 (75) H OLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

PAR

4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4

HILLSIDE

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.

YARDS

H OLE

PAR

YARDS

396 526 397 195 562 444 170 393 419

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 4

172 509 400 402 419 421 218 547 439

A true championship links, overhauled in the 1960’s by renowned architect Fred Hawtree, Hillside is regarded as probably the finest links golf course not to have hosted the Open Championship. The club has a track record of staging some of the highest profile professional and amateur tournaments including the 1982 PGA Championship (Tony Jacklin’s final professional victory) and twice the Amateur Championship, in 1979 and more recently in the Club’s centenary year 2011. In 2014 Hillside was chosen to stage Open Championship Final Qualifying for a run of four years. The layout of the course is balanced in two halves with the opening holes heading westward along flat ground beside the railway line. The flatter nine holes of the

opening half whet the golfer’s appetite for the contrast that awaits on second nine. Here you will find valleyed corridors through some of the highest and wildest dunes found anywhere. Each hole occupying its own unique site never shared with another. Double Open Champion Australian Greg Norman graciously wrote an unsolicited note to the Club after playing in the PGA tournament at Hillside in 1982 stating the: ‘The back nine holes are the Best in Britain.’ Jack Nicklaus described the course as ‘…a wild looking links’ and added that ‘…within the second nine are some of my favourite holes.’ Hillside remains a private members golf club with a welcoming attitude to the visitors we attract from around the world.


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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 2017 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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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

Kirby Valley Golf Club Telephone: 0151 546 5435 www.liverpool.gov.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

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

Lee Park Golf Club Telephone: 0151 498 4666 www.leepark.co.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 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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A7

A69

Carlisle

6

1

A595

A596

M6

A595

A66 A66 M6

A591 A685 A595 2 A6 7 Windemere M6 A590 4

A65

5

8 3

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

1. Carlisle 2. Carus Green 3. Furness 4. Grange Over Sands 5. Kirkby Lonsdale 6. Silloth on Solway 7. Windermere 8. 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 office@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 Burneside. On reaching Burneside, turn right through the village and the course is situated approx 1 mile on the left hand side.

Carus Green Golf Club is situated in the charming market town of Kendal, on the fringes of the Lake District. Widely regarded as offering some of the best golfing facilities in the North of England, Carus Green features a challenging 18-hole parkland golf course aside the River Kent, with recently remodelled USGA specification greens. The Gary Wolstenholme Golf Academy features a 16 bay top specification driving range, two bespoke flightscope fitting rooms, an indoor putting lab, chipping and putting green, outdoor all weather short game practice area and state of the art GC2 golf simulator, featuring courses such as Blue Monster, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. Carus Green breaks the golf club mould in so many

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

ways and is renowned for its friendly welcome to all visitors. Its award winning contemporary clubhouse houses a luxurious function suite with stunning views overlooking the picturesque 18th hole to the Lake District fells beyond, making it the perfect venue for weddings, conferences, parties and other celebrations. The Lounge Bar and Grill Restaurant, with the same views over the course, is open to Golfers and non Golfers and offers some of the best cuisine in the area. With on-site accommodation for more than 50 people in their Townhouses, Lodge, Cottage & Golfers Apartments, and Kendal within easy reach, Carus Green is an ideal location for short breaks and golfing holidays in the Lake District.

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

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6064 • 5666 • 5269 (72) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

3 123

10

3

140

2

4 387

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

181


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Furness Golf Club Central Drive, Walney Island Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3LN Telephone: 01229 471232 furnessgolfclub@btconnect.com www.furnessgolfclub.co.uk

How to Find

This fine links course runs parallel to the Irish Sea on the west coast of Walney Island, which is joined to the mainland at Barrow-in-Furness by the Jubilee Bridge. From the majestic peaks of the Lakeland hills to the sparkling waters of Morecambe Bay, panoramic views greet the eye on every tee.

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Professional Shop, Putting Green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6259 • 5959 • 5367 H OLE

PAR

FURNESS

The club is situated on Walney Island in the South of Cumbria. For visitors coming from the M6 leave at Junction 36 following the signs from Barrow and South Lakes along the A590. On reaching Barrow follow the signs to Walney Island, stay in the left hand lane over the bridge to Walney and go straight across the traffic lights. The club is 500 yards on the right.

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

5 521

10

3

177

2

3 151

11

4

398

3

4 275

12

4

320

4

4 290

13

4

394

5

5 497

14

4

368

6

3 138

15

4

315

7

4 405

16

4

259

8

4 369

17

4

348

9

4 397

18

4

337

From the majestic peaks of the Lakeland hills to the sparkling waters of Morecambe Bay panoramic views greet the eye on every tee. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Man on the sea’s horizon. But the weather can be capricious. Play two rounds on Furness and, with the vagaries of the prevailing west wind,

by the end of the day you may believe you have played two different courses. Whether the hills are wearing a covering of white on a clear frosty day or the summer heat haze dazzles on the water, playing Furness “Old Links” Golf Club always creates an unforgettable memory. On the westernmost of the Cumbrian peninsulas your Furness experience awaits. Opened in 1872, Furness Golf Club is the 3rd oldest links and the 6th oldest golf club in England and one of the hidden gems of Cumbria, offering a fair but challenging test of golf for all abilities.

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


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Grange-Over-Sands Golf Club Meathop Road Grange over Sands, LA11 6QX

GRANGE OVER SANDS

Office: 015395 33180 Professional: 015395 35937 office@grangegolfclub.co.uk www.grangegolfclub.co.uk

How to Find Just 15 minutes from M6 Junction 36. From M6 Junction 36 follow the A590 for approximately 3 miles. Take exit for Barrow (still the A590) for a further 5 miles and you come to a large roundabout. Take 1st exit (straight on) onto the B5277 for Lindale & Grange. As you enter grange the course is on your left hand side. Turn next left into Meathop road and our car park is 250 yards on the left.

A level but challenging course set in beautiful surroundings by Morecambe Bay since the early 1920’s. Originally designed by Dr Alister McKenzie it has been extended in recent years and is always praised for its’ fantastic greens. The water courses, ponds and trees add to this very friendly club’s attraction to visitors and societies of all standards who are welcome 7 days a week but in particular on Friday afternoon and Sunday’s. The course offers a challenge to all standards of golfers. It provides a true test of golf in a beautiful setting. Never underestimate the

course – first impressions can be deceptive! Although it appears very flat the natural features and cunning dog-legs has been known to catch out even the most experienced golfer. Its flatness is a particular attraction to golfers “of a certain age” or whose mobility is in someway impaired. Buggies are also available for hire, as are trolleys – electric and push trolleys. (It is advisable to book buggies in advance to avoid disappointment.) Grange-over-Sands Golf Club offers a spacious clubhouse with a lounge/ dining room and well-stocked bar. There is also a separate meeting room available (for up to 20 people).

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Golf Lessons

Course Information 18 holes, Par 70 • 6065 • 5872 • 5296 (72) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 319

10

4

405

2

3 188

11

3

168

3

4 381

12

5

505

4

4 283

13

3

185

5

4 396

14

3

172

6

4 336

15

4

386

7

4 301

16

4

391

8

3 129

17

4

335

9

5 484

18

5

508

Charity Golf Day SUNDAY 23RD JULY 2017

Registration from 12 noon

Best score of pair to count on each hole

2 players per team (2 teams per 4 ball)

Presentation of Prizes for highest scoring pair

18 hole shotgun start at 1pm

EXCELLENT VALUE GREAT GOLFING DAY OUT

Stableford format

Bacon Bap & Coffee on arrival

2 course meal at 6pm followed by

JUST £25 PER PLAYER BOOKING ESSENTIAL


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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.

please see our website www.kirkbylonsdalegolfclub.com for details of current offers


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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

Why not stop off and play on at Silloth your way up to the Open Championship? Midweek £49 per day - Weekends £58 per round

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

4-Ball for £20pp

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.

Please call 015394 43123 or visit www.windermeregolfclub.co.uk


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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

The perfect venue for golf ‘away days’

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 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 West Golf Guide

North Wales Introduction

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Rhyl

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4 Anglesey A55

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A55 Chester

Llanberis A5

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7 A470 10

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1. Aberdovey 2. Abersoch 3. Bull Bay 4. Conwy 5. Holywell

6. Nefyn & District 7. Porthmadog 8. Prestatyn 9. Pwllhelli 10. Royal St.David’s

A494

A494

A483 Wrexham

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Contact Details

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Aberdovey Golf Club Station Road, Aberdovey Gwynedd, LL35 0RT Telephone: 01654 767493 sec@aberdoveygolf.co.uk www.aberdoveygolf.co.uk

How to Find

ABERDOVEY

From the Midlands take the M54 to Shrewsbury. From the Shrewsbury ring road follow the A458 West to Welshpool, Machynlleth and then the A493 coastal road to Aberdovey From Northern Wales take the A470 South and then either the A493 coastal road going South West or the A487 South towards Machynlleth followed by the A493 coastal road to Aberdovey. The Club is ¼ mile West of Aberdovey village, near to the railway station.

Members and visitors alike appreciate the true links experience the course has to offer and, together with the beautiful surroundings and the warmth of the welcome in the clubhouse, have realised the hidden gem that our course represents. There can be few better places to taste what golf was once like than at Aberdovey - links golf at its most traditional. Aberdovey is without doubt a living testament to the unique characteristics of links golf. Playing golf here is much more than just a social and sporting activity. It can be considered a journey where you can lose yourself in

Twilight golf after 4pm only £25 per person Stay & Play from £70 per person Contact sec@aberdoveygolf.co.uk or 01654 767493

the beauty of the game nurtured within the beauty of the landscape. Even if you are playing poorly - you will still be uplifted and energised by the golf experience. Three of the legendary architects of the early 20thC; Colt, Braid & Fowler have all had a hand in shaping Aberdovey as it stands today. However, it is the untamed elements of the natural rolling links that has had the greatest role in creating the course. Re-built in 1998, we have a large, modern clubhouse for the enjoyment of our Members and visitors.

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Club Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Golf Lessons, Onsite Accommodation

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6535 • 6091 • 5849 (74) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 443

10

4

416

2

4 335

11

4

411

3

3 167

12

3

150

4

4 399

13

5

538

5

3 201

14

4

398

6

4 402

15

5

504

7

5 508

16

4

289

8

4 335

17

4

430

9

3 160

18

4

449

Welsh Amateur Championships from 30th July to 4th August September Opens Seniors Individual – 21st Ladies’ Greensomes – 22nd Men’s Betterball – 23rd Texas Scramble – 24th


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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

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

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.

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

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.

Visit www.abersochgolf.co.uk for more details.


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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

OPEN WEEK : 29 July - 4 August Amlwch Town Cup Round 1 Ladies Challenge Cup Round 1 Amlwch Town Cup Ladies Challenge Cup Round 2 Team Comp E Humphreys Cup Jessie Andrews Cup Gents Ladies OPEN Texas Scramble Mixed Better Ball

Gents medal Ladies medal Gents medal Leading Challenge Cup Gents/Ladies team of 4 Gents Single stableford Ladies Single stableford Better ball stableford Better ball stableford Gents/Ladies team of 4 Mixed Four Ball Better Ball Stableford

Saturday 29th July Saturday 29th July Sunday 30th July Sunday 30th July Monday 31st July Tuesday 1st August Tuesday 1st August Wednesday 2nd August Wednesday 2nd August Thursday 3rd August Friday 4th August

Open Week Presentations: Sunday, Wednesday & Friday evenings after close of play.


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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 7 years Conwy has hosted the prestigious 2009 European Amateur Team Championship, the 2010 S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe, its third European Senior tour event in 2012, the 2015 R&A Boys

Home Internationals and the Welsh Ladies Open Strokeplay and the LGU Ladies and Girls Home Internationals in 2016. We are also hosting the Mens’ Home Internationals in 2018 and the Curtis Cup, the pinnacle of ladies amateur golf, in 2020. 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 £655 and no joining fee 2nd Club membership ONLY £355 and no joining fee Discounts for groups >15 and/or catering packages

Conwy Golf Club 12-14th June 2020 GB&I v USA

Telephone: 01492 592423 Email: secretary@conwygolfclub.com

www.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

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.

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. Coupled with the warm welcome that has always been here, we promise that you will enjoy every aspect of a visit to Holywell Golf Club.

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

SOCIETY PACKAGES

MEMBERSHIP OFFERS

PACKAGE A – 18 HOLES OF GOLF, FOLLOWED BY HOT DISH OF THE DAY MIDWEEK = £25, SUNDAY = £30

LADIES DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP NOT JUST A FIRST YEAR SPECIAL = £420.00 REFURBISHD LOCKER ROOM

PACKAGE B – BACON BAP TEA/COFFEE, ROUND OF GOLF FOLLOWED BY A 2 COURSE MEAL MIDWEEK = £32.50 - SUNDAY = £37.50

18-29 YEARS OF AGE - FROM £250.00 NEW 2 GOLF - £150.00 2 MONTHS TRIAL MEMBERHIP - £99.00

END OF THE WEEK SPECIAL – FRIDAYS, 11AM-12NOON FULL BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY A ROUND OF GOLF £20.00 PER PERSON

JUNIORS - SILVER ACADEMY COURSE, MEMBERSHIP FROM £30 FOR BEGINNERS INCLUDES LESSONS AND SUPERVISED GOLF SUNDAYS


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Porthmadog Golf Club Club House, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9UU Telephone: 01766 512037 Info@porthmadog-golf-club.co.uk www.porthmadog-golf-club.co.uk

How to Find

PORTHMADOG

From North Use M56 and North Wales Expressway / A55 to Gwynedd. Take Exit 10 from A55. Follow A487 to Porthmadog Golf Club. From South Use M6, M54 and A5 to B4396 Shorpshire. Continue on B4396 to B4391 to Stations Road / A494 in Bala. Follow A487 to Porthmadog Golf Club.

Porthmadog course is situated in Morfa Bychan, 3 miles away from the harbour town of Porthmadog and was established in 1905 by James Braid, the genius course designer of his day. This is a traditional links course, friendly, challenging and not to be missed.

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Practice Area, Professional Shop, Putting Green

Course Information 18 holes, Par 71 • 6322 • 6011 • 5399 (72) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 351

10

4

369

2

3 169

11

3

199

3

5 515

12

4

275

4

4 436

13

3

187

5

4 377

14

4

378

6

3 141

15

4

342

7

5 495

16

4

312

8

5 462

17

5

464

9

3 158

18

4

381

The front nine is predominantly heathland and the back nine links, with stunning views of the Cardigan Bay coastline and Snowdonia mountain range. In 2005 we celebrated 100 years of links golfing excellence. We have buggies, electric trolleys and pull trolleys available to hire from our Professional Gary Kilmister. We have 2 practice grounds, a

practice net and a putting green on site to help you prepare for your round. After your game you are welcome to enjoy all areas of the clubhouse. The area also offers other activities away from golf. Visit the famous Portmeirion Italian Village or ride the Ffestiniog and Highland Railway steam trains.


NEFYN & DISTRICT

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Nefyn & District Golf Club

Where Par is Excellence


Contact Details

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Nefyn & District Golf Club Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli Gwynedd, LL53 6DA Telephone: 01758 720966 secretary@nefyn-golf-club.co.uk www.nefyn-golf-club.co.uk

NEFYN & DISTRICT

How to Find From the North West A55 from Chester to Bangor. Take the A487 exit to Caernarfon / Llanwnda, at the roundabout in Llanwnda take the A499 to Pwllheli / Llanaelhaiarn. On reaching Llanaelhaiarn (careful not to miss the turning) take the B4417 to Nefyn via Llithfaen and Pistyll. On reaching mini round about in Nefyn follow the B4417 turning right to Morfa Nefyn.

Facilities Spacious lounge with bar, 90 seater restaurant, Spike bar with Sky TV and adjoining snooker room. Modern, well stocked ProShop, Driving Range (covered and open bays) with Titleist Fitting Centre Short game practise area and 2 putting greens.

Course Information 27 holes Front / New, Par 71 • 6520 • 6307 • 5850 (74) Front / Old, Par 68 • 5672 • 5411 • 5013 (71) New / Old, Par 69 • 5864 • 5622 • 5185 (71)

“A spectacularly small peninsula where tees and greens sit perched precariously on rocky outcrops.” A 27 hole championship golf course, including the world-famous ‘Point’ - 9 ‘risk and reward’ holes on a spectacularly small peninsula where tees and greens sit perched precariously on rocky outcrops, often close to the waters’ edge and small coves and bays tantalisingly cut their way into the fairways. This is Nefyn and District Golf Club, a must-play course on the northwest coast of Wales that every year plays host to golfers from all over the world. But don’t just come to play the ‘Point’. Nefyn’s other 18 holes offer the golfer an equally challenging test of golf with some testing opening par 4s and par 3s that can play 9 iron or 5 wood depending on the prevailing conditions! And all of this set against the backdrop of the Snowdonia range.

Nefyn prides itself on offering visiting golfers a quality experience both on and off the course, so after the round they can enjoy the comfortable surroundings of the clubhouse with the same stunning views, maybe sometimes even as far away as Ireland. Naturally, we hope they’ll also stay and sample our wide menu selection along with the excellent beers and wines on offer. Come and ‘Play and Stay’, because at Nefyn we’re happy to arrange your golf and accommodation in local hotels where you’re also guaranteed a warm welcome and quality service. We have packages to suit everyone’s playing preferences and budget! Put Nefyn Golf Club on your must-play list or join the many golfers who return every year to re-live a very unique golfing experience.

July and August ONLY “Tee up with a Dawn Chorus” Play before 9am SunThurs £34pp.

Where Par is Excellence

“Hot Deals on Tees” Play after 2:30pm Sun-Thurs £100 per tee (4 people)


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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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Royal St.David’s Golf Club A ‘Magical’ Setting... Nationally and internationally renowned, Royal St David’s is one of Wales’ premier golf courses. It provides a challenging test of golf in a breathtaking setting in the most beautiful and scenic part of the Principality and dominated by the brooding presence of Harlech Castle.

Established in 1894, Royal St David’s Golf Club is the home of one of the finest traditional links courses in the world. The undulating fairways and fast true greens are all that would be expected of a championship links course. The Club hosts National and International Tournaments, including the Ladies European Tour and the European Seniors Tour. In 2013 the Club hosted the prestigious R&A sponsored Jacques Leglise Trophy between GB&I Boys and the Boys of Continent of Europe. In 2016 we host the British Girls Open Amateur Championship. The Par 69 course has been increased to a challenging 6,629 yds from the Championship Tees following the extension of the practice ground and the reconfiguration of the 17th hole in 2008. It is noted for a succession of long testing par 4 holes and 5 par 3’s, which vary in length and direction. A feature is the large size of the greens. The last 5 holes form a loop through the dunes that provides ‘a finish the equal of any’.

The comfortable Clubhouse, furnished to reflect its original Edwardian character, is a mine of history and tradition, but with all the convenience of modern facilities. “Croeso Cynnes”, a “Warm Welcome” is offered to all our members, visitors and guests in the spacious and comfortable lounge and dinning area’s. The bar has a large screen television, for those who wish to follow the sport whilst the lounge bar offers an area to relax and chat. There are panoramic views of the 18th green and the dunes that separate the course from the shores of Cardigan Bay. Royal St. David’s provides the traditionally warm Welsh welcome to all its visitors and will be able to cater for all your needs. If dinners or special meals such as early breakfasts are required it is necessary to inform our caterers in advance and the lunch time service will be quicker if players let the staff know their choices before going out to play. The meals may be accompanied by a choice from a modestly priced but varied and stylish wine list or the well-stocked bar.


Contact Details

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Royal St.David’s Golf Club Harlech North Wales, LL46 2UB Telephone: 01766 780361 sales@royalstdavids.co.uk www.royalstdavids.co.uk

How to Find

ROYAL ST.DAVID’S

Use North Wales Expressway A55 / A487 / A496

Facilities Bar, Buggy Hire, Clubhouse, Food, Lessons, Onsite accommodation, practice area, putting green, Pro Shop

Course Information 18 holes, Par 69 • 6629 • 6403 • 6225 • 5783 (74) H OLE

PAR

• YDS

H OLE

PAR

• YDS

1

4 440

10

4

415

2

4 344

11

3

144

3

4 467

12

4

434

4

3 187

13

4

455

5

4 376

14

3

221

6

4 367

15

4

427

7

5 483

16

4

352

8

5 497

17

4

431

9

3 172

18

3

201

“Ranked No.2 in Wales & 62nd in Great Britain & Ireland, Royal St David’s is a classic championship links set in the heart of beautiful Snowdonia. The stunning Harlech Castle overlooks the 18th green as if protecting the course yet it is the challenge of St David’s that earns its reputation as the world’s toughest par 69. It is noted for a succession of long testing par 4 holes and five par 3’s which vary in length and direction, another feature of the course is the large size of the greens. The last five holes

form a loop through the dunes that provides ‘a finish the equal of any’ yet as challenging as the course may be Royal St David’s is accessible & very welcoming to visitors. With green fees from £40 & stay & play packages from £95 the splendour of its dramatic setting can be enjoyed easier than you may think. With a course so fine & yet great value to play, the majestic views & warm Welsh welcome makes Royal St David’s quite simply…Links golf as it should be.” Golf World

Our championship greens are protected by Harlech Castle, and you don’t have to pay a King’s ransom to play...

...Links golf as it should be.


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Aberdovey Golf Club Tel 01654 767493 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


Travel Spain > Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol Spain The Costa del Sol lies in the province of Andalucia in the south of Spain. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This ‘Sun Coast’ runs for 150 km from Malaga to Estepona, with skies predominantly blue all year round and brilliant sunshine. Costa del Sol offers a series of large beaches, coves hidden amongst cliffs, famous leisure marinas such as ‘Puerto Banus’ and tranquil fishing ports. In the provincial capital, Malaga, stands the military fortress of the Alcazaba, built by the Moors in the 11th century. At the far end of the Costa del Sol is the geographical & political oddity Gibraltar, with visits to see the Barbary Apes and abundant military history. This great diversity means that it has something to offer just about everyone, with enough entertainment and variety to please all types of visitor. The Mediterranean sea is warm and safe and the hills and high mountains shelter the coastline, these elements allow for an all year micro climate making it the perfect location for golf. Known to many as the ‘Costa del Golf’ due to the outstanding choice of luxury golf courses set along this coastline, with over 50 to choose from you will have to keep returning to experience them all.


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CostaLessGolf S.L

CostaLessGolf S.L offices are based in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain and our company has been established since 2005. CostaLessGolf S.L prides itself on having an extensive knowledge of the very best golf courses and green fees at greatly discounted rates, 3*, 4* & 5* accommodation, car hire with fare fuel policies, luxury airport and golf transfers and club hire. Our services are provided not only along the Costa del Sol but throughout all of mainland Spain including the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, Portugal, Italy, France and Turkey. CostaLessGolf S.L is a member of IAGTO (The Global Golf Tourism Organisation) and strives to develop the very best working practises within the golf industry and develop good working practises within all areas of the global golf tourist industry.

With over 10 years of experience, CostaLessGolf has an outstanding proven track record and excellent working relationships with the resorts, golf courses, hotels, transfer, car hire and golf club rental services, which in turn give you the client the very best package for the lowest price available. We guarantee to provide our clients with the best value for their individual budget, especially in these difficult economic times, but without compromising on quality and very high standards. With flexible conditions clients are able to reserve a single green fee to a complete golf holiday package. We cater for individuals, couples and large groups of golfers with handicaps at all levels of ability, including ladies, gentlemen, professionals, juniors, academies, societies, residents and even non- golfers.

Our Mission Statement “Here at CostaLessGolf. com we guarantee to provide the best for less� is important to us and with the long established number of satisfied clients who regularly return we are confident you will not find better value golf holidays. CostalessGolf S.L is a Spanish Registered Travel Agency fully licensed, bonded and insured via AXA. We invite you to become part of the CostalessGolf holiday experience please contact us today for a free no obligation quote and be amazed what you can save. For more information please visit our website at www.costalessgolf.com / email: enquiries@costalessgolf.com / Tel:0034 952 661 849 where a member of our team will assist with your enquiry.


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El Chaparral Golf Club

Enjoying nature in all its glory while playing golf, breathing in the fragrance of the pine trees, listening to the songs of the birds and allowing yourself to be enchanted by the beautiful panoramic views - this is just one of the many attractions of El Chaparral, the Costa del Sol golf club set in the municipality of Mijas, and neighbouring the municipality of Marbella.

The personalised, courteous and professional attention offered by all of our employees is another characteristic which distinguishes El Chaparral. Equally outstanding is its club house, built in the Andalusian style and overlooking the sea, which provides additional services including a restaurant, live music, a golf shop, club repair, a conference room, a beauty parlour and a hairdresser. The club house is elegantly decorated and is equipped with luxury facilities with different atmospheres as well as a spacious terrace with unbeatable views of the golf course and the sea. Spectacular would be the word that best defines the sensation of playing at El Chaparral, which is capable of hosting any kind of top-level event, whether amateur or professional. The course consists of 18 holes set in unique and privileged surroundings on the Costa del Sol. Close to the sea (700 metres from the beach) and surrounded by vast woods of Canary Island pines and native Mediterranean

woodland, El Chaparral offers players what all golfers are searching for: peacefulness. Designed by Pepe Gancedo, this is the only course on the Costa del Sol with six par 5’s, six par 4’s and six par 3’s. It is not a very long course (5,800 metres) and it includes a wide variety of holes which can be enjoyed by players of all levels. It is a demanding circuit which requires skill and precision, with greens which provide outstanding conditions throughout the whole year. Its ease of access, at just 700 metres off the N340 highway, places it right at the head of Golf Valley in Mijas, which is a world-famous destination for golfers. El Chaparral has a top-class international golf school with highly qualified PGA professionals, each with their own teaching method, as well as the latest video and computer technology, whether for teaching beginners or for helping advanced players who wish to perfect their swing.

The floodlit driving range is open every day of the year until nine o’clock in the evening. It was designed with all kinds of professionals in mind, who, due to a lack of time, can only enjoy their free time once they have finished work for the day. It has a practice tee made of wood, with two heights and space for 32 players. There is also a 1000-square metre practice green for approach and putt, making this one of the best practice areas in Mijas Costa. El Chaparral has become a benchmark for golf courses on the Costa del Sol thanks to its delightful surroundings, its impeccable facilities, its high quality of service and its good value for money. Contact Details El Chaparral Golf Club, Urb. El Chaparral N-340, Km 203, 29648 Mijas Costa Tel.: (+34) 952 587 733 reservas@golfelchaparral.com www.golfelchaparral.com


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The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa is a five star resort ***** Tucked at the heart of the renowned Marbella’s golf valley, escorted by the hills of the Sierra Blanca, lays this resort. A true oasis within the Costa Del Sol. Nestled by the green fairways of La Quinta, guests are within easy reach from the vibrant Puerto Banus Marina Harbour, just 20 minutes, and the picturesque settings of the old town of Marbella, about 15 minutes

Located just 45 minutes away from Malaga International Airport (AGP), the resort enjoys a convenient direct access from the highway that links the major cities within the south of Spain. Marbella enjoys an average temperature of 18.7 degrees centigrade together with 320 days of sunshine throughout the year. La Quinta Golf & Country Club At our Golf Club you can enjoy the experience of playing golf in one of the best golf courses in the Costa del Sol. Situated in the heart of the Golf Valley, only 5 minutes from Puerto Banús. It’s designed by one of the most important ambassadors of the last 30 years in Spanish golf: Manuel Piñero. La Quinta Golf has a 27 holes golf course integrated in the natural surroundings of the area, from which one can view the Mediterranean Sea

and the mountains that encircle Marbella, whilst playing one of its three 9 holes option. In our Golf Club you will encounter a balance between modernity, tradition, nature and good ambience for playing golf. Pro-shop is available. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa Our spacious 170 rooms and suites have been recently renovated in an ambiance of modernity and genuine hospitality. Guest rooms feature private balconies that offer captivating views over the pool, fairways and Mediterranean Coastline. There is a complimentary shuttle service to Marbella City Centre and Puerto Banús- subject to availability and season. The resort also has two restaurants, three bars and a Spa.


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The Main Restaurant focuses on International Mediterranean cuisine. Delight yourself in a relaxed ambiance with its vast variety of special dishes, themed evenings, and gastronomic events. Everything accompanied with the best selection of wines. The Club House Restaurant is a place to enjoy a splendid cuisine whiles overlooking panoramic views offered by our extraordinary surroundings. Enjoy our menu of mouthwatering and varied Mediterranean dishes with local products 3 Bars Dream1001 Arabian nights in our cozy Aljama Bar, ideal for an aperitif, snack or just after-dinner drink. A vibrant setting

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for social interaction and relax at the end of the day. The perfect place to try our artisanal cocktails, Crafted at Westin, with natural ingredients and fresh local flavors. El Mirador snack bar is the poolside bar with a terrace overlooking the garden and La Quinta golf course where Westin Fresh by The Juicer and tasteful cocktails and small snacks are served whilst enjoying the microclimate of Marbella. Hole 19 Bar Located on the golf course, it´s the ideal point for a short break during your game. Amazing golf views are presented while enjoying cold drinks and tasty refreshments or just having a cup of coffee during a golf day.

Spa Heavenly Spa by Westin™ features 1.500 m² which include: reception and changing rooms, beauty room, eight treatment rooms, wet treatment rooms with Hammam, Mediterranean Sauna, Aromatic Steam Room, Cascade Shower, Two Sensorial Showers, Hydrotherapy Pool and Refreshing Basin. Contact Details La Quinta Golf & Country Club Club, Urb. La Quinta Golf, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella Tel.: (+34) 952 762 390 Fax: (+34) 952 762 399 reservas@laquintagolf.com www.laquintagolf.com

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Cabopino Golf Marbella Cabopino Golf is situated on the border between Marbella and Mijas Costa, opposite the charming little marina of Cabopino. The course was designed by Juan Ligues Creus. The layout presents spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding pine forest.

Cabopino Golf allows all categories of handicap golfers to enjoy a day out. At the entrance to Cabopino Golf we find the excellent facilities of the golf Academy and driving range. The driving range has a capacity for 60 players, with a depth of 250 mts, and 160 mts, wide distance markers, bunkers, and the natural layout amongst the pine forest make an interesting and challenging practise session. The academy offers classes for individual ladies and gentlemen, groups of children, and corporative groups. Amongst the many spectacular holes, the par 4, third would be one to mention. Your tee box perched on the side of the cliff, presents you with a tee shot that has a drop of nearly 80m to the fairway, you then face an elevated green protected by a large bunker. Holes thirteen and fifteen are also attractive, with streams and lakes. The tenth tee provides a magnificent view of the back nine and the Mediterranean Sea. Contact Details Cabopino Golf Marbella Urb. Artola Alta S/N, Apdo 2135, 29604 Marbella Tel.: (+34) 951 607 004 Mob: (+34) 638 927 271 reservas@cabopinogolfmarbella.com www.cabopinogolfmarbella.com


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Alhaurin Golf Resort

Alhaurin Golf is a beautiful and entertaining Seve Ballesteros designed course composed of 5 par fives, 8 par fours and 5 par threes and is surrounded by Mediterranean forestry and magnificent views over the Costa del Sol. Friendly staff, superb value for money, good quality course, complete with training area including an academy course, spacious natural grass driving range, putting green and chipping

green. Continuous improvements have been made to Alhaurin Golf, making it a must for all golf and nature lovers. It is located in Alhaurin el Grande, just above Fuengirola and mid way between Malaga and Marbella. The trees and plants within the course are typically Mediterranean with plenty of pine trees, Spanish oaks, cypress, orange trees, palms and olives plus a wide range of aromatic plants like thyme and rosemary.

Signature Hole The signature hole is number six, a par five dog-leg right with the most amazing tee positions and views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The drop in height from the tees is absolutely unique, and leaves most players with two more shots to reach the green, well protected by bunkers but not difficult to putt. This is one of those holes every golfer must play.

Contact Details Alhaurin Golf A-7053 Fuengirola/Coin, Km 15, 29120 Alhaurin el Grande Tel.: (+34) 952 595 800 Fax: (+34) 952 594 586 reservasgolf@alhauringolf.com www.alhauringolf.com

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