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Must Play Golf Courses in the North West

This is the Golfshake 2022 Must Play golf courses for the North West based from the data of the Golfshake rating and review system which features over 280,000 reviews from over 50,000 golfers.

Golfshake rates and ranks golf courses using a unique algorithm which analyses data from 1000s of average golfers reviewing courses within the UK and throughout the world. The Golfshake reviews/ratings are based off the expectations of every day golfers and our Must Play list features courses selected from the Golfshake data, our network of Golfshake ambassadors and additional partners.

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Wallasey Golf Club

4.7

 

1Wallasey Golf Club

Wallasey Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6558 yard), private, links golf course designed by Tom Morris in 1891.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6558 yards | Private | Links

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.73 from 60 reviews


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Eaton Golf Club

4.7

 

2Eaton Golf Club

Eaton Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6,580 yard) golf course, private, parkland golf courses designed by Donald Steel.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6580 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.7 from 27 reviews


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Vicars Cross Golf Club

4.6

 

3Vicars Cross Golf Club

Vicars Cross Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6446 yard) course. Friendly and inviting set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside close to the city centre of historic Chester.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6446 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.65 from 82 reviews


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Fairfield Golf and Sailing Club

4.6

 

4Fairfield Golf and Sailing Club

Fairfield Golf & Sailing Club, Audenshaw, Manchester is a parkland course that’s set around a reservoir. 18 hole, par 70 (6058 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1892.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6058 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Greater Manchester | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.65 from 61 reviews


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Chorley Golf Club

4.6

 

5Chorley Golf Club

Chorley Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6269 yard), private, moorland golf course, established in 1897

18 holes | Par 71 | 6269 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.63 from 63 reviews


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Blundells Hill Golf Club

4.6

 

6Blundells Hill Golf Club

Blundells Hill Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 71 (6366 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1994.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6366 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.62 from 162 reviews


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Sandiway Golf Club

4.6

 

7Sandiway Golf Club

Sandiway Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6404 yard), private, woodland / heathland golf course, and is widely regarded as one of the finest golf clubs in the north west of England

18 holes | Par 70 | 6404 yards | Heathland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.62 from 44 reviews


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Delamere Forest Golf Club

4.6

 

8Delamere Forest Golf Club

Delamere Forest Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6348 yards), private, heathland golf course designed by Herbert Fowler.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6348 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.61 from 42 reviews


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Appleby Golf Club

4.6

 

9Appleby Golf Club

Appleby Golf Club is renowned for offering the best, all year round, greens in Cumbria and the friendliness of the welcome to all.

18 holes | Par 68 | 5993 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Cumbria | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.6 from 60 reviews


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Lancaster Golf Club

4.6

 

10Lancaster Golf Club

Lancaster Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6512 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by James Braid in 1932.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6512 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.6 from 52 reviews


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Preston Golf Club

4.6

 

11Preston Golf Club

Preston Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71, (6312 yard) private, parkland golf course established in 1892.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6312 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.59 from 62 reviews


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Carden Park - Nicklaus Course

4.6

 

12Carden Park - Nicklaus Course

De Vere Carden Park - Nicklaus Course is an 18 hole, par 72 (6302 yard), resort, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6302 yards | Resort | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.59 from 117 reviews


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Stockport Golf Club

4.6

 

13Stockport Golf Club

Stockport Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6392 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6392 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.58 from 49 reviews


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Hartford Golf Club

4.5

 

14Hartford Golf Club

Hartford Golf Club, Cheshire is a 9 hole, par 69, (5518 yard), private, parkland golf course.

9 holes | Par 69 | 5518 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.5 from 115 reviews


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Davenport Golf Club

4.5

 

15Davenport Golf Club

Davenport Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (6034 yards), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 69 | 6034 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.5 from 92 reviews


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Formby Ladies Golf Club Limited

4.5

 

16Formby Ladies Golf Club Limited

Set amongst pine trees & sand dunes the course is 5,356 yards with an SSS of 71; tight fairways & well-guarded greens demand skill and precision from golfers of all levels.

18 holes | Par 71 | 5356 yards | Private | Links

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.48 from 36 reviews


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Stand Golf Club

4.5

 

17Stand Golf Club

Stand Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6409 yard), private, parkland / heathland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6409 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.47 from 170 reviews


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Fairhaven Golf Club

4.5

 

18Fairhaven Golf Club

Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 73 (6787 yard), private, inland links golf course established in 1895.

18 holes | Par 73 | 6787 yards | Private | Inland Links

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.46 from 34 reviews


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Windermere Golf Club

4.5

 

19Windermere Golf Club

Windermere Golf Club, Cumbria is an 18 hole, par 67 (5132 yards), private heathland golf course designed by George Lowe.

18 holes | Par 67 | 5132 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Cumbria | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.46 from 102 reviews


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Aldersey Green Golf Club

4.5

 

20Aldersey Green Golf Club

Aldersey Green Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 71, 6165 yard, private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6165 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.46 from 104 reviews


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Heswall Golf Club

4.5

 

21Heswall Golf Club

Heswall Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6882 yard), private, parkland golf course, established in 1902.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6882 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.46 from 38 reviews


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Penwortham Golf Club

4.4

 

22Penwortham Golf Club

Penwortham Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 69 (5694 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1908.

18 holes | Par 69 | 5694 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.44 from 45 reviews


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Leigh Golf Club

4.4

 

23Leigh Golf Club

Leigh Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (5904 yards), private, parkland golf course designed by James Braid.

18 holes | Par 69 | 5904 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.44 from 72 reviews


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Manchester Golf Club

4.4

 

24Manchester Golf Club

Manchester Golf Club, Lancashire is.an 18 hole, par 72 (6491 yard), private, moorland / parkland golf course designed by Harry Shapland Colt in 1882.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6491 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.44 from 76 reviews


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Vale Royal Abbey

4.4

 

25Vale Royal Abbey

Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6,465yards), private, parkland golf course designed by Simon Gidman.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6,465 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.44 from 92 reviews


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Reddish Vale Golf Club

4.4

 

26Reddish Vale Golf Club

Reddish Vale Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (6086 yards), private, moorland golf course designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie

18 holes | Par 69 | 6086 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.43 from 90 reviews


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Brookdale Golf Club

4.4

 

27Brookdale Golf Club

Brookdale Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 68 (5864 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1896

18 holes | Par 68 | 5864 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.43 from 88 reviews


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Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club

4.4

 

28Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club

Ashton-under-Lyne Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6207 yard), private, gently undulating, moorland golf course with a parkland set-up established in 1913.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6207 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.43 from 52 reviews


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Disley Golf Club

4.4

 

29Disley Golf Club

Disley Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6002 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1889.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6002 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.41 from 101 reviews


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Turton Golf Club

4.4

 

30Turton Golf Club

Turton Golf Club, Greater Manchester is an 18 hole, par 70 (6119 yard), private, park / moorland golf course established in 1908.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6119 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Greater Manchester | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.37 from 59 reviews


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Burnley Golf Club

4.4

 

31Burnley Golf Club

Burnley Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 68 (5943 yard), private, moorland golf course designed by George Lowein 1905 and redesigned by Alec (Sandy) Herd in 1908 and James Braid in 1929.

18 holes | Par 68 | 5943 yards | Private | Moorland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.37 from 53 reviews


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Breightmet Golf Club

4.4

 

32Breightmet Golf Club

Breightmet GC straddles the borders of Bolton and Bury in Greater Manchester. It is an 18-hole, par 72 parkland course established in 1911. A friendly, private club that is warmly open to the public.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6,427 to 5,306 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Greater Manchester | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.36 from 76 reviews


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Childwall Golf Club

4.4

 

33Childwall Golf Club

Childwall Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72, (6607 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by James Braid in 1912.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6607 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.35 from 60 reviews


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Penrith Golf Club

4.4

 

34Penrith Golf Club

Penrith Golf Club, Cumbria is an 18 hole, par 69 (6149 yards), private, heathland golf course.

18 holes | Par 69 | 6149 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Cumbria | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.35 from 56 reviews


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Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club

4.3

 

35Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club

Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6611 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by European Golf Design in association with Michael King.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6611 yards | Resort | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.35 from 316 reviews


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Hart Common Golf Club

4.3

 

36Hart Common Golf Club

Hart Common Golf Club, Lancashire is a 27 hole complex with the 18 hole, par 72 (6307 yard) course and 9 hole Academy course. A private, parkland golf course.

27 holes | Par 72 | 6307 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££ | Rated 4.35 from 451 reviews


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Bromborough Golf Club

4.3

 

37Bromborough Golf Club

Bromborough Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6547 yard), private, parkland golf course on the borders of both Cheshire and Merseyside.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6548 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.35 from 46 reviews


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Haydock Park Golf Club

4.3

 

38Haydock Park Golf Club

Haydock Park Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6073 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by James Braid in 1877.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6073 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.33 from 70 reviews


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Ulverston Golf Club

4.3

 

39Ulverston Golf Club

Ulverston Golf Club, Cumbria is an 18 hole, par 71 (6261 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6261 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cumbria | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.31 from 29 reviews


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Helsby Golf Club

4.3

 

40Helsby Golf Club

Helsby Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6265 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by James Braid.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6265 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.31 from 70 reviews


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Onneley Golf Club

4.3

 

41Onneley Golf Club

Onneley Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (5740 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 5740 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.29 from 59 reviews


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Deane Golf Club

4.3

 

42Deane Golf Club

Deane Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 68 (5677 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1906.

18 holes | Par 68 | 5677 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.29 from 94 reviews


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Nelson Golf Club

4.3

 

43Nelson Golf Club

Nelson Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 70 (6006 yard), private, heathland golf course first established in 1902.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6006 yards | Private | Heathland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.28 from 33 reviews


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Withington Golf Club

4.3

 

44Withington Golf Club

Withington Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 71 (6388 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1892.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6378 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.27 from 144 reviews


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Northenden Golf Club

4.3

 

45Northenden Golf Club

Northenden Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6460 yard), private, parkland golf course with USGA greens established in 1913.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6460 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.27 from 111 reviews


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Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club

4.3

 

46Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club

Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 70 (5936 yards), private parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 70 | 5936 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.26 from 71 reviews


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Fleetwood Golf Club

4.2

 

47Fleetwood Golf Club

Fleetwood Golf Club, Lancashire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6558 yard), private, links golf course designed by James Steer in 1932

18 holes | Par 72 | 6558 yards | Private | Links

Location: Lancashire | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.25 from 65 reviews


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Lee Park Golf Club

4.2

 

48Lee Park Golf Club

Lee Park Golf Club, is an 18 hole, challenging parkland golf course - "The Friendliest Club on Merseyside" 5 awards in 8 years - 2nd to Royal St David's and Carnoustie in 2015/16 A hidden gem.

18 holes | Par 70 | 6012 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.24 from 127 reviews


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Prenton Golf Club

4.2

 

49Prenton Golf Club

Prenton Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 71 (6429 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1905.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6429 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: ££££ | Rated 4.23 from 48 reviews


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Pryors Hayes Golf Club

4.2

 

50Pryors Hayes Golf Club

Pryors Hayes Golf Club, Cheshire is an 18 hole, par 69 (6111 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by John Day.

18 holes | Par 69 | 6111 yards | Private | Parkland

Location: Cheshire | Price guide: £££ | Rated 4.2 from 272 reviews


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Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

4.1

 

51Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

Formby Hall Golf Club, Merseyside is a 27 hole club with the 18 hole, par 72 (7081 yard) Old Course and PGA Par 3 Course. A parkland style course with a links feel.

27 holes | Par Old Course 72 | Old Course 7081 yards | Private | Links

Location: Merseyside | Price guide: £££££ | Rated 4.05 from 225 reviews


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