Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885.
Part links, part parkland sculpted through mature sand dunes, the club is set amongst the Victorian villas of the residential area of Churchtown, Southport.
Course designers have included George Lowe, the designer of the original Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham courses as well as the illustrious James Braid.
Hesketh sits beside a nationally renowned nature reserve and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Seabirds and other wildlife provide an added attraction for visitors.
Professional Championship golf has been played at Hesketh from the early days. In addition to being regularly chosen as a Qualifying venue when The Open is played at nearby Royal Birkdale, Hesketh has hosted County Championships, National Championships and top events in women's golf. These include the Lancashire Amateur Open, the Lancashire Ladies' Amateur Open and the British Senior Amateur Championship.
The course, situated at the Northern end of the Merseyside sand dune system, presents a challenge to golfers of all standards. Whilst predominantly a links course, changes over recent years have led to the course now having a slightly more diverse landscape for seaside golf.
Two holes to the extreme west of the course (6 & 7) border on a nationally renowned bird reserve where Winter Visitors are rewarded by seeing great flocks of migrating geese, swans and wading birds. All year round though there is an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna for all golfers to enjoy.
The holes surrounding our imposing clubhouse are the core part of the original course. They include the Par 3 16th, that welcomes visitors on their drive up to the clubhouse, which was described by Henry Cotton – who was a regular visitor – as the best short hole in Lancashire
Hesketh Golf Club, Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport, Merseyside PR9 9QQ, UK