West Lancashire Golf Club
Hall Road West, Blundesllsands,
Liverpool, Merseyside L23 85Z
Tel : +44 (0)151 9241076 Fax : +44 (0)151 9314448golf@wlgc.lancastrian.co.uk

West Lancashire Golf Club proudly claims the distinction of being the pioneer of golf on the North West Coast, being formed in 1873. In 1885 the Club was one of twenty four who contributed to the cost of the Amateur Championship Trophy, played for to this day and still bearing the names of those pioneering clubs. It was won by Alan Macfie, a member of The West Lancashire Golf Club, so the club played its part at the outset of golfing history and is still doing so today. Ladies have always been welcomed to this, the first Ladies Club founded in South West Lancashire. However West Lancashire's proud tradition and standards endure to the modern era. It is used an Open qualifying course and has recently hosted several national tournaments.

The clubhouse at West Lancashire Golf Club has spectacular views from the first floor of the 9th and 18th greens with vistas of the course stretching out to the North. Few clubhouses anywhere can boast of the view that you have from the balcony overlooking the Mersey Estuary towards the hills of North Wales. With its location, comfortable surroundings and excellent catering and bar facilities the clubhouse is a haven for the tired and hungry golfer.

The refurbished locker room and changing facilities with security entrance and excellent parking facilities will enhance a fine day's golf.

Between Liverpool and Southport, off A565. 9 miles from Liverpool town centre.

Further Information
For more information on West Lancashire Golf Club see
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Course Details

Course Name: West Lancashire Holes: 18 Yardage: 6800 SSS: 73
The West Lancashire golf course is situated on natural seaside terrain, overlooking Liverpool Bay, with immaculate greens making the historic West Lancashire links a must for all enthusiastic golfers visiting the North West. A pleasing feature of the course is that several elevated tees now provide a splendid view of the river.

The present course, designed by C K Cotton is laid out on some 200 acres of land and succeeds in carrying out the ideal layout of a golf course - 2 loops of nine holes with the 9th and 18th greens being in front of the Clubhouse.

From the back tees, with eleven holes of more than 400 yards, West Lancashire is a true Championship test by any standards. Peter Alliss includes West Lancashire in his list of top courses. In particular Mr Alliss considers the four par 3's and the 4th, 14th and 15th holes to be quite outstanding.

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  • Dr Allan Mac Fie

    Allan Mac Fie wrote on: Aug 19, 2012

    Hello, I just wondered if anyone out there knows anything about this amazing guy who won the very first amateur Open championship at Hoylake near Liverpool as it would be such a thrill for me if by any chance we were related in any way.thanks..


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Dave Blunsden H'cap 6 04/99

    Dave Blunsden H'cap 6 wrote on: Mar 31, 1999

    The West Lancashire Golf Club is perhaps the least well known of the many Championship Courses in area of linksland stretching from Hoylake to Lytham. Founded in 1873 the course was completely revised in 1962 when a modern clubhouse was also built.
    The 6,800-yard course (Par 72) covers 220 acres of wind-swept natural sand dunes, which requires only a handful of blind shots. The prevailing wind, together with firm smallish greens conspire to make West Lancs. The sternest test for players of all abilities. The test the course provides is consistently underlined in the winning scores of amateur tournaments and Open Championship Qualifiers which are always 2 or 3 shots per round higher than those recorded at Hillside, Formby, S+A etc.
    The course comprises of 11 holes of over 400 yards in length, one of which is the 430 yard last hole which requires a 200 carry from the elevated tee to find the fairway, which is itself guarded by dunes and a pond on the right and thick rough on the left. On the highlights are the bowl shaped 3rd par 3 and the 12th hole, measuring 178 yards into the prevailing wind, often requiring a well struck long iron or even a wood to find a plateau green with very deep sand traps at the front.
    West Lancs. is extremely underrated as a result of the praise (and indeed hype) heaped upon it's near neighbours, and compares well to all of them - Royal Birkdale included.
    Visitors prepared to make the effort to look a couple of miles beyond Birkdale and Formby will be well rewarded with a tough but fair day's golf - if you can play to your handicap at West Lancs. you will leave feeling very pleased.