Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club Est. 1906

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Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club: A links golf course designed by the incomparable James Braid is always likely to be an enjoyable and challenging experience; in these respects Southport & Ainsdale will certainly not disappoint. On this occasion the undulations and twists and turns of the links terrain have fashioned a sometimes tricky and constantly testing layout.

The opening hole, a par-3, serves notice that good course management and accuracy from the tee will serve you better than flailing away with the driver at every opportunity. Straight hitting is at a premium if you want to stay out of the rather punishing rough and multitude of pot bunkers that line the fairways and literally surround many greens.

Just across the railway track that borders the west side of Southport & Ainsdale, you can look into the adjoining Hillside Golf Club and its towering sand dunes, beyond which lie two other notable attractions (the Irish Sea and Royal Birkdale).

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Making Contact

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club
Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale,
Southport, Merseyside PR8 3LG
England
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Office   +44 (0)1704 578 000
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1704 577 316
Fax

  +44 (0)1704 570 896

Email   secretary@sandagolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.sandagolfclub.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Coastal links.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Hillside GC (on the west side across the small railway), open countryside and limited residential.
 
Designer: James Braid and James A. (Jim) Steer.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6836 6396 5683
Par 72 71 74
SSS or Slope 74 72 74
 
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How2Get There?

15 miles N of Liverpool
From the centre of Southport, head south on the A565 direction Liverpool. After 3.2 miles, at Southport & Ainsdale sign, turn right into Bradshaws Lane. After 200 yards golf entrance is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £105; weekends £130. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap may be requested.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Five miles of coastal duneland separate the seaside towns of Southport and Formby. Lying within these naturally created sand dunes are four of England's top rated links golf courses. Royal Birkdale is closest to Southport. A small pathway separates this revered Open Championship venue from Hillside GC, which adjoins it to the south. Across the railway track to the south and east of Hillside, lies Southport & Ainsdale - the furthest from the sea of this links triumvirate. Just two miles further south, is Formby GC. | Southport & Ainsdale has hosted many top level competitions, not least the Women's British Open (1979) and the second and third Ryder Cups to be contested on European soil (1933, 1937) (see our Tournaments section > by Venue > Southport & Ainsdale).

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 90th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (53.605468)
Longitude: (-3.034308)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Scarisbrick Hotel 3-star
Lord Street, Southport, Lancs PR8 1NZ
+44 (0)1704 543 000
www.britanniahotels.com

The Scarisbrick Hotel is set in a central location on Lord Street, Southport's main shopping boulevard. It is close to all Southport's main attractions, and a short drive from the area's many top level golf courses.

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Golf within 5 miles Hesketh; Royal Birkdale; Hillside
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Golf within 20 miles Southport & Ainsdale; Formby; Formby Hall; West Lancashire
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Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa 4-star
Southport Old Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 0AB
+44 (0)1704 875 699
www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

With 62 bedrooms, Formby Hall combines all the charm and individuality of a boutique hotel, with the facilities of a 4-star luxury spa and golf resort. Located just 30 mins from Liverpool, it is an ideal base from which to explore the fabulous golf courses on the Lancashire coast.

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Golf within 20 miles Hillside; Royal Birkdale; Southport & Ainsdale; West Lancashire; Hesketh; Wallasey; Royal Liverpool.
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