Cockle Dick's Lane (off Cambridge Rd),
Southport, Lancashire PR9 9QQ
18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Marshland (of Liverpool Bay), open countryside and residential.
21 miles N of Liverpool
From the centre of Southport head north on the A565 direction Preston. After approx 1 mile following the Preston road turn left into Cambridge Road. After o.3 miles turn left into Cockle Dick's Lane. After o.1 mile turn left into golf club.
Hesketh Golf Club: Hesketh's first two holes and final five, are characterised by sizeable sand dunes that give plenty of contour and character to the opening and closing stretches of the course. These holes effectively encircle the impressive clubhouse.
In the middle section of the course the terrain becomes considerably flatter, promoting more of a parkland and less of a coastal duneland feel to proceedings. The 6th and 7th holes run alongside an area of marshland, which stretches far into the distance, and is home to a well-known bird reserve. The sea itself is too far across the marshes to be a visible feature from the course, but with trees, water and deep rough bordering both sides of many holes you'll need to keep your full attention on the course itself.
Although not overly dramatic in terms of scenery, Hesketh is nonetheless a very pleasant and natural golf course, excellently maintained and a regular venue for prestigious regional amateur events.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends (after 2:40 pm on Saturdays).
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course.
Hesketh is situated at the northern end of south-west Lancashire's sand dune system, which is home to many great golf courses.The course is used for many prestigious regional and national amateur competitions, and for final qualification whenever The Open Championship is played at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
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