Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club
Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a true championship links course with first class facilities to match. The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer James Braid’s great creations.
S&A (as it is widely and affectionately known) was founded in 1906, as part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century.
Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained.
All the holes are of championship standard and no two are the same. However, if one had to be singled out it would be the sixteenth.
This famous hole has a big hill and bunkers lined with railway sleepers, making it a cunning trap for catching poor second shots. It is called ‘Gumbleys’, after the gentleman who spent some time in there!
The Merseyside golf course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience.
In the past, the club has hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships, including The British Ladies Open and The British Amateur.
It remains a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and it has been voted by one golf magazine as among the top 50 courses in Great Britain.
The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide you with a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience.
In 2012, Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club will be used for the Local Final Qualifying of the 2012 Open.
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