Description

The Club

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

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

Location

Hesketh Golf Club, Cockle Dick's Lane, Southport, Merseyside PR9 9QQ, UK

  • Andy Bower
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    Great test of golf in superb condition.
    Highly recommended👍

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  • Gary morgan
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    I had the privilege of playing Hesketh golf course in the golf guide tour on Friday.. I play at cavendish in the high peak so quite a travel.. I was blown away how good Hesketh was, greens and tees perfect(so true) best me and my playing partners have played this year.. The back 9 was tough but brilliant too. And not to disappoint the service, food and friendliness from the staff second to none.. Will definitely be back next year.. Thanx for having us . Gary Morgan

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  • Chris Unsworth
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    A fantastic day had by all when we visited Hesketh GC last Friday 4th June. I hadn’t played the course since I was a junior and had forgotten what a gem it was. The best greens I had putted on all year. Will defiantly be back soon.

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  • Paul
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    Had a great day here on the recent Golf Guide Pairs competition, the course was in great condition, it looked fantastic in the bright sunshine. Sat outside after our round in the COVID safe tabled area and was well serviced by friendy stall. Well worth a visit. 10 out of 10.

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  • David shering
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    Played Hesketh last Friday in th Golf Guide event, course in excellent condition and on a nice day was a very enjoyable test off the white tees. We play this event every year because it is top quality. Looking forward to next year.

  • Rob Lee
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    1st time I’ve played Hesketh,good course in good condition,will definitely return.
    Another well organised event by GG.
    Love my golfing days out 😍

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  • Neil Williamson
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    Had a great day on the golf guide tour at hesketh on 4th June
    The greens were fantastic,the course in tremendous condition a truly great challenge of golf on a lovely links course
    Hope golfguide are back next year
    Neil Williamson 😁⛳️🏌️‍♂️

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