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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7029 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hawtree Ltd (1965) Donald Steel (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 30
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
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Incredible back nine

This was the final leg of our English adventure, and boy, did we end on a high note. Our entire group struggled on the opening few holes, which meandered through tall rough and (seemingly) a million bunkers. We started to find our groove at about the same time that the holes got more visually appealing. Nos. 7-9 presented fun and contrasting challenges, and then we made the turn to the back nine, a nine-hole stretch that Gary Player called one of the best he has ever played. The par-3 10th is stunning -- 140 yards, up the hill, with a green the size of a placemat. That was followed by the long par-5 11th, which plays drastically downhill and on this day was into a three-club wind. Though I'm not sure it's the best nine-hole stretch I've ever seen, the entire course was spectacular and a must-play for any golf nut.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 100
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Good weather
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Don't overlook Royal Birkdale's beautiful neighbor

This was the fifth round in 3 1/2 days and I could hardly get out of bed. I was tired and my body ached. Glad I found a way to solider on.

Hillside is right next to Royal Birkdale and many locals in these parts consider it a better course. I haven't played Birkdale so I can't officially weigh in, but it'd be hard to imagine it could be better than this beauty.

That par 3s are great, and make you think. The real fun starts on the back nine, which is more beautiful than the front. We played the first 12 holes in relatively benign conditions but the wind started to blow down the stretch. We had our hands full.

I'm a big fan. Pleased that I got my act together. It needs to be near the top of your list if you visit the Southport area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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