West Lancashire

7054+

Yardage

1873+

Founded

72+

Par

West Lancashire

History

The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded in 1873 by seven members of Royal Liverpool Golf Club who were keen to expand the “Scottish national game” by bringing it across the River Mersey. As such, the West Lancashire Golf Club is the oldest in the county of Lancashire and one of the earliest golf clubs in England.

Royal Liverpool’s Harold Hilton was a member at West Lancashire when he won his two Open Championships in the early twentieth century. The architect of the first course layout in 1874 is unknown, but later, Tom Dunn, Hilton himself and James Braid all played their part in developing the course’s characterful layout.

Course Rankings

World’s Top 100: –
Britain’s Top 100: 94
England’s Top 100: 41

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West Lancashire

The sheer quality of the course has led to West Lancashire being used as a Final Qualifying venue for The Open and many prestigious amateur tournaments. Former Masters champions Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle all qualified here for the 105th Open Championship at nearby Royal Birkdale in 1976.

West Lancashire is a fantastic test of golf with many superb holes. Like all links golf courses, driving the ball straight and true is vital to post a good score, especially when the wind is blowing off the Mersey. This course will give you a real challenge but is one you will relish taking on. This traditional links is a real joy to play.

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