West Lancashire Golf Club
The West Lancashire Golf Club was formed in 1873 and proudly claims to have pioneered the take up of golf on the North West Coast.
No visit to this part of the country would be complete without playing a round of golf on this superb links course.
If you can play well at the West Lancashire Golf Club, then you can play well anywhere.
A slice of golfing history
As is the case with many long established golf clubs, West Lancashire owes its origins to Scottish influence. As the shipping industry boomed on the river Mersey in the second half of the 19th century, along with ship building and insurance, Scottish businessmen swept South.
Many of them were also golfers in Merseyside, and they had a lasting impact on the game in the North. They were also among the first members of the West Lancashire Golf Club.
In 1885, the club was one of the twenty four clubs which contributed to the cost of the Amateur Championship Trophy, played by golfing professionals visiting the North West to this day, and still bearing the names of those pioneering clubs.
The course itself is situated on natural seaside terrain, with immaculate greens, making the historic West Lancashire links a must for all enthusiastic golfers. A pleasing feature of the course is that several elevated tees now provide splendid views over the river.
The present course, designed by C. K. Cotton, is laid out on some 200 acres of land and succeeds in carrying out the ideal layout of a golf course – two loops of nine holes with the ninth and eighteenth greens in front of the clubhouse.
It has played host in the past to the Open Championship, the British Youths Championship, the English Seniors Championship and the English Ladies Championship.
From the first floor of the clubhouse there are spectacular views of the 9th and 18th greens, with vistas of the course stretching out to the North. Few clubhouses anywhere can boast the view that you have from the balcony overlooking the Mersey estuary towards the hills of North Wales.
With its location, comfortable surroundings and excellent catering and bar facilities, the clubhouse is a haven for the tired and hungry golfer.
By partitioning the dining room, the club is able to accommodate small or large functions seating up to 180 people. Whether you are relaxing with a drink or enjoying a meal, the aim of the staff is to ensure that your visit to the 19th is every bit as memorable as the other 18 holes you will surely have been.
Ladies have always played an active part at West Lancashire and are always welcome.
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