Hillside Golf Club, Southport
Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, 'England's Golfing Capital'. The course forms part of England's finest stretch of coastal links courses, and is adjacent to Royal Birkdale and Southport & Ainsdale golf club, with Formby Golf Course a few miles down the road.
From the white tees, the Southport golf course at Hillside measures just over 7,000 yards and meanders through majestic sandhills and tranquil pinewoods.
From the blue tees, this Northwest golf course is a more manageable 6,558 yards. Many of the holes have elevated tees with fantastic views over the Irish Sea.
After playing the course, Greg Norman once wrote to the club and said: "The back nine were the best in Britain". Jack Nicklaus described the course as: "A wild looking links."
The Hillside Golf Club was founded in 1911, taking its name from its location at Hillside Farm. The first major change to the course took place in 1923, when new land was leased from the Weld Blundell estate to construct a new 18 hole course.
The most radical change to the course was started in 1956 with the appointment of Fred Hawtree as course architect. His plans were finally realised in 1967 with the opening of the new improved course.
A round of golf at Hillside is a truly memorable experience and many visitors consider the course equal to anything the Open Championship venues have to offer.
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