Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale,
Southport, Merseyside PR8 3LG
Tel : 01704 578000 Fax : 01704

Twice held the Ryder Cup, 1933 and 1937, when it was considered the toughest course in Britain by the professionals of the time. Held the Dunlop professional tournament several times in the 50's. It is one of the four Final Qualifying tournaments any time The Open is in Lancashire. An undulating links course with practice ground, practice chipping green & bunkers plus a putting green. Full bar and restaurant facilities available.

3 miles south of Southport just off the A565 on Bradshaw's Lane

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 9 July 1998, further updated 9 March 2001, updated July 2001.. For more information on Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club see

Course Details

Course Name: The 18 Hole Holes: 18 Yardage: 6687 SSS: 73
Starts with a 200 yard par 3 with a green surrounded by 9 bunkers before wending its way through the sand dunes with no two holes being alike. The signature hole is the 16th, 'Gumbleys' which has a sleepered sand dune guarded by two deep bunkers which catch poor second shots on this par 5 that normally plays in to the prevailing wind. .

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Chris Lakey 05/00

    Chris Lakey wrote on: Apr 30, 2000

    I have played at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club on numerous occasions. Each time I have played I found the course to be extremely challenging but most enjoyable.
    I particularly enjoy the 7th, 8th, 16th and the 18th as all these holes require a good judgement of distance and pinpoint accuracy in order to make par or birdie.
    I myself play off a handicap of 14 and each time I have played I have played to well within my handicap.
    This excellent course is complemented by a brilliant clubhouse, which has excellent changing facilities and a warm, welcoming, atmospheric lounge, which holds a vast amount of memorabilia.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Steve Ross 03/00

    Steve Ross wrote on: Feb 29, 2000

    An exciting and daunting prospect for any golfer, the course plays both gently and (when the wind blows) viciously. Several blind tee shots and the infamous gorse bushes make it necessary to have more than one spare ball in your bag. The clubhouse and changing facilities are superb and the walls of the bar filled with memorabilia from past years providing the visitor with a strong sense of the history of the club.