Aerial view of the sand bunkers and thick rough at West Lancashire Golf Club
Aerial view of the sand bunkers and thick rough at West Lancashire Golf Club

Lancashire - West Lancashire Golf Club

A gorgeous links course on the Lancashire coast

Opened in 1873, West Lancashire is the oldest club in the country and has been deemed good enough to host Final Qualifying for The Open on several occasions.

As well as a great golf course, which is currently ranked 28th In Golf World Top 100 in England; 47th in Golf World Top 100 in England; 49th in Golf World Top 100 Links GB & Ireland; and 23rd in National Club Golfer Top 100, the Club itself is very welcoming of new members, and there will certainly be a golf competition or group for you to join.

The links are positioned alongside the Mersey estuary and give magnificent views over the river towards Snowdon and North Wales. Following the laying out of the original 9 holes, the course underwent substantial redesign, first by James Braid in 1921 and secondly by CK Cotton in 1961. The course has continued to be refined and altered over recent years and provides a very pleasing round with just the right level of challenge.

The club also has a wide range of practice facilities, all within 100 yards of the clubhouse. The practice ground, situated 40 yards from the 1st tee, is approximately 300 yards long, with both a formal grass tee and a Huxley Range Mat to play from. Range balls are available for hire from the Pro Shop. Just outside the clubhouse, situated between the clubhouse and the 9th green, is a large practice putting green. There is also a chipping area with 3 practice bunkers.

The members’ clubhouse has excellent bar and catering facilities together with a well-stocked pro shop.