• West Lancashire Golf Club
    West Lancashire Golf Club

Golf on England's West Coast

England is long known for its golfing pedigree and this stretch of coastline is unprecedented in its concentration of top-class golf. 
From the Wirral region, home to Royal Liverpool up through Merseyside to Royal Lytham & St. Annes, this is golf heaven.
Home to 12 of the finest golf courses in Britain. With no less than seven courses in the ‘Top 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland’, this region full of history and culture is a must-visit for any golfing fanatics.

Open Host Venues, hidden gems and the home of the Beatles! 
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With so many top-quality courses all within a short-drive of each other, you could play golf in this region for a month - have a look at one sample itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to England 

Play Formby Golf Club

Arrive into Manchester International Airport where you driver will be waiting or collect your rental car. Drive west to Formby and get over your jet-lag by getting straight onto the links! 

Formby Golf Club, founded in 1884, is bordered on three sides by pine trees. This is unusual for a links course, and offers a perfect "sheltered" introduction to links golf in England. Superb strategic bunkering and the trees make this a visually very appealing course.

After golf, check into your hotel in town for the next 4 nights. 

Stay in Southport at The Vincent Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Play Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

Only a few minutes away from your hotel, Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a relatively new course to the region, having only been founded in 1907!

Blind shots, dunes and snarly heather, make this course a real challenge. Its challenge was deemed difficult enough to have hosted two Ryder Cups in the thirties and even today it remains a must play alongside its more famous regal neighbours. 

Stay in Southport at The Vincent Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Play Hillside Golf Club

Separated only by a foot-path from Royal Birkdale, Hillside Golf Club is perhaps the best of the non-royal clubs on this stretch of coastline. 
Its undulating fairways, especially on the back-nine, often remind people of Ballybunion in Ireland. 
It has hosted professional events such as the 1982 PGA Championship (European Tour) where Tony Jacklin beat Bernhard Langer in a play-off.

Stay in Southport at The Vincent Hotel or similar

Day 4 - Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Relatively flat and surrounded by red-brick houses on three sides and a railway line on the fourth, one would be forgiven for thinking that it might be a little easier than others - not so. This is a monster and a true championship test for amateurs and professionals alike. 
The fact that this course has hosted the Open ten times is testament to its prowess and ranking amongst the R&A. Ernie Els last won here in 2012.

Stay in Southport at The Vincent Hotel or similar

Day 5 - Play Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Extended to 18 holes in 1897, Royal Birkdale has also hosted the Open Championship 10 times, most recently in 2017 when Jordan Speith won over this hallowed ground. 
Flat-bottomed fairways, give the course a fairness to the errant drive or two and while all are great, some of the memorable holes include the par-3 12th and the par-5 15th. As well as the Open, Royal Birkdale has hosted The Ryder Cup,  The Walker Cup, The Curtis Cup and the Ladies Open Championship. Its simply a classic "Must-Play".
After golf today, drive south to Liverpool and check into your new hotel for the next 3 nights.

Stay in Liverpool at the Hope Street Hotel or similar

Day 6 - Play West Lancashire Golf Club

Nine miles north of Liverpool, West Lancashire Golf Club, was founded in 1873 and its designer is not known. 
What is known, is that Robert Rock and Tommy Fleetwood amongst many many others, are massive fans of this course. Donald Steel wrote "Only in Britain can one savour the true flavour of seaside golf, of which West Lancashire is a perfect example". 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.

Stay in Liverpool at the Hope Street Hotel or similar

Day 7 - Play Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Founded in 1869, Royal Liverpool is the second oldest course in England. The course has hosted the Open Championship twelve times, most recently in 2014 when Rory McIlroy won. 

This is a classic links where only 6 of its holes will offer any protection in dunes, otherwise, your skills will be tested fully by the ever-present wind.

Stay in Liverpool at the Hope Street Hotel or similar

Day 8 - Depart from Manchester International Airport

All good things must come to an end...unfortunately!
Time to begin the process for your next trip to the Britain, Ireland or beyond.

Tour Costs

Due to a number of variables, the cost for this tour is flexible and will be determined once we create a customized tour proposal for your group.

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