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Southport And Ainsdale Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 54 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Southport And Ainsdale Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6836 yard), private, links golf course designed by James Braid in 1906.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6836 yards | Private | Links


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Address: Bradshaws Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3LG United Kingdom

Tel: 01704 578000

Golf Pro: J Payne

Website: http://www.sandagolfclub.co.uk


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction

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

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Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.9

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.9
(based on 54 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

100%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.9

The Course

4.8

Course Conditions

4.5

Value For Money

4.3

Pace of Play

4.8

Facilities & Service

4.8

Hospitality

4.2

Practice Facilities

4.6

Food & Drink

What the club says: Set amongst the sand dunes and heathland of the north west coastline, this two-time host of The Ryder Cup was designed by James Braid - one of the great figures that dominated British professional golf in the early part of the 20th century. The course is not incredibly long but the narrow fairways, bordered by sandy dunes and channels require application and accuracy off the tee.

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Shane D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 6 2022

A must play if in area.

A stunning course that asks lots of questions from tee to green. Then once you find the putting surface you are confronted by humps and hollows galore. An absolute pleasure to play, in such fine condition.

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 7 2022

Fantastic condition

Fantastic condition, rough which was without gobbling balls and great greens.

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Michael B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 22 2021

"Fantastic course worth visiting"

"Fantastic course worth visiting"Fantastic course worth visiting"Fantastic course worth visiting"

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 91 Handicap: 23.5)

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Andy C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 10 2019

Beautiful course

Great links course, very tough for an average golfer especially in the wind which was 30mph +. Enjoyed the round and great company with two members . Definitely a day to remember, if not for the golf!

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 17.7)

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Richard N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2019

Every hole’s a beauty!

Absolutely outstanding golf course, beautifully presented. Heavy rain in prior days didn’t spoil it at all, green staff sponging the greens thru the morning to keep it. If I have to find a fault, it’s that the bunkers are a little lacking in decent sand.....but honestly if you get a chance to play this course,do it

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15.1)

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Paul W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 18 2019

Magnificent

A course that has held two Ryder Cups, albeit back in the day, does not disappoint. From the very tricky opening par three, "Trial" to the weird and wonderful "Gumbleys", this is a place that begs you to go hit a golf ball round it.
Magnificent fairways and brilliantly maintained greens.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 14.9)

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Gordon N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 23 2018

Incredibly brilliant

What a fabulous links course with so many challenges and so many interesting holes in perfect condition. Absolutely loved it and can't wait for someone to invite me again

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Andy H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 9 2018

Superb Southport and Ainsdale

Played in early April after prolonged poor weather, but the course played superbly. 4th hole is undergoing work, so the tee is well forward, but a really minor point. The greens were quick and rolled beautifully, Fairways in excellent condition given the weather and will definitely go back.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 79 Handicap: 9.2)

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Ron H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 18 2017

Bit wet on back 9 but overall good for November

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Marek L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 27 2017

Home of the Ryder Cup -Great Course

Long drive to get there but definitely worth the visit. Well Maintained and best bunkers played this year and proper bunkers - deep!! Greens looked fast but played a lot slower than they seemed esecially and borrows!! Almost a links type feel but plenty of goorse to remind you not to stray too far off the beaten track. Would love to visit again one day.

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 14.7)

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Chris N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2017

Up there in my top 5 ever experiences.

Played with a member for an extremely good rate midweek. The full green fee is quite a pricey one but as a one off i'd recommend it. Teed off late so didn't come across anyone in front the whole round.

Fantastic setting, great condition, interesting holes with amazingly positioned bunkers............where the stroke saver came to good use! Only used driver on 5 holes, so more of a plotter's course..........which is my preference.

Thankfully didn't visit the rough much, but when did, it's actually quite easy to find the ball. The whole course is playable for higher handicappers too.

Always helps sway your view of a course when you shoot a good score (79, HC11) however loved every minute of this, helped greatly by the amazing levels of friendliness and welcome. Often hard to find at exclusive, historical clubs such as this, so congratulations S&A.

Hillside has one of the best back 9's ever, so tricky to compare the two, but S&A is consistently good on all fronts, except one........the on course signage isn't great and it was a relief I was playing with a member. Would be a little awkward for a group of all visitors.

No real wind or rain always helps the score too, but this place is one of my favourites of all time, with the OC, Gullane, Belle Dune and Hillside.

Get it on your list.

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Mike H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 26 2017

A Bucket List Venue

A challenging links in great condition. Is a tough but fair test requiring you to keep it straight off the tee and out of the heather as well as numerous bunkers. Greens were quick and true but with subtle borrows. Top quality catering and well trained staff provide high levels of service and a very welcoming atmosphere. Bar very well stocked and run. Definitely one for the "Must Play" list.

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Michael H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 14 2017

Top drawer course

Fantastic traditional coastal links course, twice former Ryder cup venue!

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Mike F rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 22 2017

Brilliant course and very challenging. I'm not a big fan of Links courses as I find them dry and a bit dull but S

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Paul K rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 12 2017



(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 11.5)
Great course in great condition. Green were getting treated but still played well.

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