Best Golf Courses in The UK - North West England
November 30, 2018
This time we are putting out focus in England's North West where you will find England's Golf Coast, the finest stretch of links and in the country, which runs from Cheshire Wirral peninsula in the south to the golden beach of Lancashire’s coastline in the north.
Here are the top golf courses that the North West can offer you.
The Birkdale is an 18 hole golf course located at Birkdale Hills. The course truly is widely recognised for its fairness and if you for the fairways, very rarely will the ball be thrown off course. The fairways are laid out in the flat-bottomed valleys between the towering dunes where these dunes, in turn, provide superb viewing platforms for spectators. However Royal Birkdale is a very tough cookie to master, with the greens being re-built prior to the 1998 open and also despite their young age, they are still extremely difficult to read.
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St Annes is the most northerly of the English championship links courses. This is definitely a links course which itself is extremely tough. The trouble besides the rough grass and pot bunkers consists of sandhills, both natural and artificial. To build an artificial sandhill is not a light task and it is characteristic of the wholehearted enthusiasm of the golfers of St Anne’s.
Royal Liverpool Golf Club
The open championship returned to Royal Liverpool Golf Club in 2006 after a 39-year gap. Hoylake as its called by those who know it well has a long and illustrious history of playing host to the Open, and it has now played 12. Without a doubt, Royal Liverpool is a tough link. Only six holes are in the dunes otherwise there is very little protection from the ever-changing wind. There is nothing artificial about this course and it represents a traditional, genuine test of golf.
Formby Golf Club
Formby is by far very pretty course which is located between the seaside town of St Annes and the big city of Liverpool. It is bordered on three sides by pine trees, giving the links a decidedly softer, heathland feel than the others. Set in 470 acres on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) Formby Golf Club is one of the few places left in England where you might catch a glimpse of the native Red Squirrel.
Silloth On Solway
You will have to make an extra special effort to get to Silloth due to it being located in one of the most remote and isolated places in England, at the mouth of the Solway Firth. When you go get to Silloth, it’s a real surprise to see the nearby industry that slightly blots an otherwise perfect landscape. It’s well worth the time and money, however, to get to Silloth and once you do get there, you won't want to leave.
Hillside Golf Club
Today’s layout of the course is very different from the original hillside that was founded back in 1911. The club acquired some new land in the 60’s and the course was extensively remodelled. The front 9 holes have always been highly regarded and play over the relatively flat ground, but it's the homeward nine that is really special.
Whatever course you opt for in you are bound to have a good game of golf. But always remember that you should have a golf umbrella to hand for any of those unexpected showers that may occur and could end up ruining your golf game.