36 Hole Comp - Mon 14th Oct - Hillside, Tues 15th Oct S&A
2024 The Golf Guide Tour - The events are played as a pairs better ball, playing off 75% of club handicap. We run an Order of Merit throughout the year with the Top 10 pairs being invited to the European Finals.
Our first event (St Andrews) and the last event of the Tour ( Formby / Formby Ladies) will also have direct places into the finals but all the remaining events will be point based order of merit events ( 1st 10 pts - 2nd 9 pts and so on) Players will also receive 2 pts for each event they attend with the four best scores from the events counting towards the year end figure.
Finals 3 Nights B&B - 36 hole competition golf inlc flights & transfers ( Venue TBC )
Grand Finals winners receive 7 Night all Inclusive overseas trip courtesy of our travel partners
All players must have active current playing handicap with 12 rounds completed within the last 12 months of which 4 must be competitions at your home club - Full T&C's are available.
A true championship links, which was overhauled in the 1960’s by renowned architect Fred Hawtree, creating the spectacular back nine we see today.
More recently, Martin Ebert undertook a full review of the links in 2018 and three full phases of work (2019-21) have greatly elevated the front nine holes. The layout of the course is balanced in two halves with the opening holes heading along flatter ground beside the railway line. The much improved nine holes of the opening half whet the appetite for the drama that awaits on second nine. Here you will find valleyed corridors through some of the highest and wildest dunes found anywhere. Each hole occupying its own unique site creating a wonderful sense of isolation.
Southport & Ainsdale GC
Situated centrally at the heart of Englands Golf Coast, Southport and Ainsdale (S&A) has twice hosted the Ryder Cup. It is a majestic and challenging championship course with undulating fairways, rolling dunes, heathland shoulders, and more often than not a steady sea breeze. All this supports it’s reputation as a formidable TOP 50 golfing challenge, and adds support as to why it hosts other major competitions and the R&A Amateur Championship. S&A was described as one of the best designed links courses ever, however one of the most famous quotes about Southport and Ainsdale GC was made by Walter Hagen, who after leading the USA and winning the Ryder Cup, Hagen openly stated ‘ I have just had the greatest thrill of my golfing life.’ The course today remains a magnificent test of golf and this remains a highly sought after and respected destination for travelling golfers. It’ pedigree is high and during 2023 it will host the professional Ladies Rose Series, the R&A Amateur Championship and the England Golf County Finals. S&A continues to deliver on both the desire for modern distance and those who seek original James Braid architectural features. Upon completing 18 holes golfers will always feel a true sense of achievement.
Cost - £280 per person
Hillside Golf Club Hastings Rd Southport PR8 2LU