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Hillside Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 50 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Hillside Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (7029 yard), private, links golf course established in 1911.

18 holes | Par 72 | 7029 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Hastings Road, Hillside, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LU United Kingdom

Tel: 01704 567169

Golf Pro: Brian Seddon | Tel: 01704 568360

Website: http://www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

See website for a full breakdown of green fees.
No visitors on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.

Midweek Guide: £115.00 per round (Summer); £60.00 per round (Winter) *

Weekend Guide: £140.00 per round Sun (Summer) *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £115.00 per round (Summer); £60.00 per round (Winter) *

Weekend Guide: £140.00 per round Sun (Summer) *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.94

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AVERAGE RATING 4.8
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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.8

The Course

4.5

Course Conditions

4.2

Value For Money

4.5

Pace of Play

4.7

Facilities & Service

4.7

Hospitality

4.4

Practice Facilities

4.5

Food & Drink

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Ty Webb rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2019

The Best

Played the course many times, always in fabulous conditions, the layout is exceptional with no weaker holes on the entire course. The back 9 is unbelievable.
The club oooozes quality and class, friendly welcome, immaculate facilities what a place.

Having played over 650 courses now worldwide this is at the top of the list, without doubt for me above any other course ion the area

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 24 2019

One of the best links courses in the country

Much better than its illustrious neighbour (royal Birkdale) in my view, more visually beautiful and seriously challenging. Very friendly people at all turns. definitely the best course on the English golf coast in my view and one of the best in the country

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 77 Handicap: 4.4)

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Richard M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 3 2022

Love this course -a touch of class

Read so many of the reviews Birkdale v Hillside and all 3 of us agreed.....Hillside pips its neighbour, and yo can see wh DP World is bringing the European tour here. It is more attractive, more trees to frame the holes (just love that on 7,8,10,11) -it is such a feature of the area (like at Formby too). The way the flower beds around the opening hole, and gorse bushes (esp on 15th) are used has you reaching for your camera.

We squeezed in on the last day of the winter rate at £130....well worth it having played Birkdale the day before for £185.

The wind was up on this our 2nd day which made a tighter course than Birkdale all the more challenging. None of us are bad players but we all had some big misses off the tee with balls lost on the wind.

There are so many stand out holes at Hillside. I judge a course by the number of unique holes and Hillside has so many and so varied too. Everyone raves about the back 9 and I agree there are no weak/ordinary holes but even the front nine is right up there. I think 8 is my favourite hole on the course.

I played in January off temp tees, but we decided to take on the blue this time. I'd recommend it as some of the the tee shots are just stunning being that little bit further back.

Again the practice area is well worth a use for 30 mins before your round with free balls.

We used the catering and recommend the sausages....and full breakfast (£10) so good value for a beautiful club house. It can't be bad as Alan Hansen was sat at the table beside us tucking into a club sandwich before his round. Alan did the voice over for the course video. And the fact he is a regular says it all..........and testament to the friendliness he even said 'hello' to our party as we got our gear ready in the car park recognising that we were visitors!

A touch of class - like the golf club. We're defo coming back!!

Finally, on the Hillside v Birkdale. Hillside course wins for us but the hospitality/friendliness of Birkdale wins. The Hillside pros are very nice guys (9 out of 10), but the Birkdale welcome is exceptional and they even get one of the marshals to guide us to the practice facility (11/10!)

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Malcolm J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2014

great course in great condition. would recommend the course to anyone

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.8)

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Ben J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 14 2008

Hillside, the sister course of Royal Birkdale, host of the Open in the summer of 2008. Also sister course to S&A (Southport and Ainsadale), also a great course to play. Obviously being a member of such a great course, I would put my course in front of anybodys. But to be perfectly honest, if Hillside had the spacious grounds of Royal Birkdale, The OPen would be played at Hillside.
The Course meaders through the dunes of Southports fantastic coastline whilst the trees are blown from side to side by the wind. The wind makes the course challenging and I would advise anyone playing there who hasn't played a links course to think and play wiseley as the fairways are tight and the rough is extremely thick.
The back 9 of Hillside is said to be one of the best 9's in the whole world, and i wouls vertainly agree.
If you ever do have the chance to play such a wonderful course; the members, the course and I would welcome you to one of Englands finest courses
Thankyou

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Melvyn D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 27 2022

As Good As It Gets

Visited here a few years ago for the British Masters and fell in love with it straight away.
An absolutely stunning layout from start to finish and they've even made a few improvements since then.
Every shot has you thinking. Bunkers well positioned and of the highest quality you're likely to see, thankfully I only visited one. Greens were amazing and very very tricky. The views when playing the course are at times simply breathtaking??I could have taken so many pictures?.
Great facilities including a grass range. Food was gorgeous and the drinks were very well priced.
It's one ticked off on my bucket list of courses but also one I will endeavour to play again.
Definitely worth the visit for any golfer. Easy to get to by road or rail too.

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Neil P rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 25 2022

golf by the sea.

WOW...What a fantastic golf course. Would love to play this course again one day, enough said.

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Stephen M rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 7 2022

Love the place.

I’ve played all the open courses along the north west and hillside tops the lot, the back 9 is glorious.

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Andrew H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 18 2022

Great golf course in excellent condition. Lovey set up with great practice facilities

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 20 2021

Superb layout

Superb layout and scenic along with difficulty, excellent in every way.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 20 2021

Top class

Condition, prestige, clubhouse and facilities top class, members very welcoming, staff provided great hospitality and most of all just a wonderful golf course.

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Andrew M rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2021

Wow

Treated myself to a special day , treated like members loved it
Course wow
Weather great

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 90 Handicap: 8)

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Ulf D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 15 2021

Exceptional Links course. Great variety and a real challenge. Tight fairways.

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Kieran W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 3 2021

Expensive but class

Brilliant course next to Royal Birkdale. Beautiful fairways to hit off but rough very penal. Lucky 40mph winds had dropped to 20mph when we teed off but still testing, greens can catch you out too.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 95 Handicap: 9.8)

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Stuart S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 14 2020

Really nice course but the work being undertaken during our round was detrimental to the greens and the fairways.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 102 Handicap: 15)

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