The top courses in Merseyside

The golf courses in Merseyside are some of the best in the world. Championship links golf courses at Royal Birkdale, and Royal Liverpool are famous for hosting the Open Championship, but other superb golf courses in Merseyside include those at Wallasey, Hillside, and Southport & Ainsdale. The county is bordered by Lancashire, and Cheshire. The region is hugely popular as a golfing holiday destination with other superb golf courses in Merseyside including Formby, and a number of golf courses near Liverpool. The abundance of links golf courses in Merseyside steals the headlines, but there are some excellent parkland golf courses worthy of praise. These include Prenton, Haydock Park, and Blundells Hill. There is definitely something to suit all levels with some public golf courses In Merseyside attracting many beginners

Merseyside Golf Courses

 Wallasey Golf Club at Wallasey Golf Club in Merseyside

Wallasey Golf Club

Located on the Wirral Peninsula, Wallasey Golf Club is one of England's best rated golf courses. An Open Championship Qualifying course and Home to the famous 'Stableford' Point System, golfers from around the world are keen to visit this classic links with its panoramic sea views. Wallasey is a classic links.Most of the course is played through sand dunes, with few flat lies on tight, running fairways. The greens are firm and fast, and constant sea breezes make clubbing difficult. Wallasey provides a stern but fair challenge, and is a superb test of golf for players of any standard. Wallasey is a friendly Members Club, open throughout the year.

 Hillside Golf Club at Hillside Golf Club in Merseyside

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 being adjacent to Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale with Formby Golf Club a few miles down the road. The start is dominated by the railway line that runs parallel to the opening holes. The back nine was re-designed in the 1960's by Fred Hawtree and features a series of holes that linger in the mind long after a visit is over. Greg Norman once described Hillside's back nine as 'the best in Britain'. Hillside has hosted several major amateur events, including the British Amateur Championship in 2011.

 Formby Golf Club at Formby Golf Club in Merseyside

Formby Golf Club

Formby is a true Championship links course unlike any other. Running through the mature sand dunes and pinewoods of Formby the course will challenge you at every shot. Accuracy is always at a premium here. The combination of well protected greens, heather bordering rough, and challenging tee shots means Formby is a course of magnificent contrasts. The traditional Clubhouse offers you comfort and relaxation in the Golfers' Bar and Hall Bar. Upstairs, the panoramic views of the course from the lounge and dining room are a truly unique feature and add a real 'wow' factor not to be missed.

 Hesketh Golf Club at Hesketh Golf Club in Merseyside

Hesketh Golf Club

Founded in 1885, Hesketh is the oldest of Southport's five golf clubs. A welcoming and impressive clubhouse sits on a dune overlooking the equally impressive 18 hole championship course and we are proud to have staged a number of prestigious events including the 2011 R&A Amateur Championship. The course is at the northern end of south-west Lancashire`s sand dune system, which is the home of so many great golf courses. Visitors enjoy a warm welcome, and the Club would be pleased to assist you in organising what is certain to be a memorable golfing experience.

 Royal Birkdale Golf Club at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Merseyside

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Royal Birkdale, one of Britain’s finest golf clubs, has been voted the No.1 course in Britain and is undoubtedly among the best in the world. Located in the coastal resort of Southport, home to many of the finest links courses in England, Royal Birkdale is for many golfers, quite simply, the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship. Visitors to Royal Birkdale are assured a warm welcome. Their famous clubhouse boasts excellent facilities to sit back and relax after a day of golf. Every hole will evoke great memories but none more so than playing the 18th hole with its distinctive art deco clubhouse as a backdrop.

 Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake has staged major tournaments throughout its long history including eleven Open Championships and many amateur events. The Club is proud that The Open Championship made a successful return to Hoylake in 2006 when Tiger Woods achieved his third victory. The Club is always pleased to welcome visiting golfers to the Links and to the Clubhouse where our impressive heritage collection is on display. The Open Championship will return to Royal Liverpool in 2014.

 Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club in Merseyside

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club, or S&A as it is commonly known, was the proud host of the 1933 and 1937 Ryder Cup matches. The Clubhouse, which boasts a stunning collection of memorabilia from the matches, affords a stunning view across the links from the panoramic conservatory. Set amongst ranges of tall sandhills and smaller sand dunes, the course is renowned for its true and fast greens, punishing rough and entertaining layout. It has a variety of tees to ensure the course is enjoyable and challenging to both professional and amateur alike. Often celebrated for its attention to detail and service culture, S&A is a true gem in all aspects.

 West Lancashire Golf Club at West Lancashire Golf Club in Merseyside

West Lancashire Golf Club

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, Anglesey and the Welsh Mountains. The course has hosted Final Qualifying for The Open Championship, and co-hosted The Amateur Championship in 2009. Our 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.

 Caldy Golf Club at Caldy Golf Club in Merseyside

Caldy Golf Club

Playing at Caldy Golf Club is one of the most rewarding golfing experiences one can enjoy on this beautiful Wirral Peninsula. 1906 saw Jack Morris, the nephew of the famous Old Tom Morris draw up a plan for the club's first nine holes. The Course opened for play the following year. The first layout of 18 holes, designed by five times Open Champion James Braid, came into play in 1931. Caldy served as the final qualifying venue for the 2012 Ricoh Women's British Open held at Royal Liverpool.

 Formby Ladies Golf Club at Formby Ladies Golf Club in Merseyside

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Formby Ladies Golf Club, founded in 1896, is situated at the heart of "England's Golf Coast", a thirty mile stretch of fabulous Lancashire coastline. The course lies at the centre of the magnificent tract of sand hills and pine forest that is the property of Formby Golf Club. With tight fairways, heathery rough and well protected greens, the course provides visitors with a varied challenge and rewards accurate golf. All visitors, both male and female are assured of a warm welcome at Formby Ladies, on the Course and in the Clubhouse.

 Blundells Hill Golf Club at Blundells Hill Golf Club in Merseyside

Blundells Hill Golf Club

Blundells Hill Golf Club is the perfect venue for your Society or Company Day Out. Unlike some clubs, we realise that societies have a major role to play in the continuing success of our Club, so our staff are always on hand to ensure that your day goes with a swing. The original turf farm that makes up part of the course had really good grasses, mainly fescue, and the remaining land was undulating farmland that had only one really steep uphill climb, and with most of the course having a sandstone base it drained quite well. Along with these assets Steve Marnoch cleverly used the natural lie of the land to create his course, shaping the fairways around the clusters of mature trees that stood on the site which brings bunkers into play.

 Eccleston Park Golf Club at Eccleston Park Golf Club in Merseyside

Eccleston Park Golf Club

Over recent years Eccleston Park has developed a reputation as a friendly and vibrant golf club, with a constantly improving course which provides an enjoyable and testing challenge for all. While not extensively long, the course plays far from easy. Course management and position off the tee is often more important than distance, with links style wispy rough waiting for that wayward shot. Water comes into play on a number of holes and the tricky prevailing wind makes club selection vital. But the club offers much more than just a great golf course. The recently modernised 18th century clubhouse provides two excellent function rooms which can be combined to provide the ideal venue for your conference, wedding, or other celebration.

 The Old Course at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa in Merseyside

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa

Formby Hall is quite simply one of the finest golf resorts on England's Golf Coast. The challenging 72-par Old Course boasts an excellent pedigree and is an established venue on the European Challenge Tour, while the 9-hole par three course has been described as the best in the UK. For a corporate golf day, visitor golf open day, weekend golf break, golf society day, or even a golf lesson at the UK’s first PGA National Residential Golf Academy, Formby Hall is the ideal place to improve your game. And for those who would prefer to combine a round of golf with some site seeing, whether it be in Liverpool or Southport, why not combine your game with a stopover in our newly completed 62 bedroom 4 star luxury hotel.