A testing championship course with first class facilities, S&A – as it is widely and affectionately known, was founded in 1906, 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.

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.

The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze and profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide a challenging and immensely enjoyable day.

The spectacular clubhouse creates a splendid setting for unwinding after a round. The main lounge and patio to the front of the clubhouse provide stunning views across the course, including the 18th green and 1st tee.

Complemented with a warm welcome friendly lounge/bar and exceptional catering, everything is in place for a truly memorable experience.

Pro Shop

Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is proud to offer its members and visitors the services of one of the areas most experienced and respected Professionals Jim Payne.
He has an extensive coaching background and has achieved one of the most honoured goals in golf by playing in The Open Championship, four times, as well as winning many events including the Italian Open.
In 1992 Jim was Rookie of the Year on the European Tour. He won two European Tour events, the 1993 Turespana Iberia Open de Baleares and the 1996 Italian Open.

A fine repair service is available for all makes of club. You can be assured that your club is left in the hands of craftsmen when you seek this service.
We offer gift voucher service as well as trophies and prizes to clubs and societies using the Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club. Trolleys, including electric models are available for hire together with buggies in the summer season.

The clubhouse
S&A takes great pride in its catering and bar operation, with an experienced and friendly team on hand to cater for every taste and occasion. Our caterers can be contacted in advance to discuss your menu preference.
The new and superbly appointed locker rooms form an integral part of the clubhouse refurbishment and include superior bathroom facilities. A locker room attendant is on hand throughout the day.
For those eager to continue with the sporting theme beyond 18 holes, there is a Billiards / Snooker room with two beautifully kept tables. If snooker is not your game, why not relax and enjoy the surroundings. The club’s memorabilia display cabinets and photographic archives are of real historical interest.

Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup was played at S&A in 1933, 1937 it also meant to be played here in 1941 but because of World War II the event got cancelled until 1947.
1933 Ryder Cup was won by Great Britain 6 ½ - 5 ½
1937 Ryder Cup was the first time the away team we victorious.

Golf Club packages:
We are now taking bookings for Twilight golf in 2021. The price is £420 for a 4 Ball (this can't be split down in to smaller group sizes), playing after 3.00pm on a weekday. The offer is subject to availability.
Sunday Driver
Sunday Driver Offer 1 - Fancy playing two of the finest links courses in Britain on a Sunday and Monday.

Our Sunday Driver Package involves 2 rounds of golf. One round of golf at S&A GC (Host venue of the Ryder Cup 1933 & 1937) one round of golf at Hillside GC (Host of The British Masters 2019) with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Bliss Hotel in Southport from £357 per person, based on two people sharing a room. (Limited Availability). Alternatively you can pay for the golf separately and make your own arrangements for accommodation.

To enquire, please contact our Golf Co-Ordinator Charlotte Pilkington - 01704 578000 ext 2 or email

Sunday Driver Offer 2 - Fancy playing one of the finest links courses in the UK, playing on a Sunday and Monday

Two rounds of golf at S&A GC (Host venue of the Ryder Cup 1933 & 1937) with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Bliss Hotel in Southport from £317 per person, based on two people sharing a room (subject to availability). Alternatively you can pay for the golf separate and make your own arrangements for accommodation.
Ryder Cup Experience
£800 per 4 ball for a single day Ryder Cup experience.
To include breakfast, golf and meal after playing
(this can't be split down in to smaller group sizes)


Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Southport, United Kingdom

  • Ian Stewart

    A wonderful golf course that will always be calling you back. A great test of your skills and a layout that never repeats itself throughout the round. A golfers course and clubhouse that does not disappoint.

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