The West Lancashire Golf Club
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West Lancashire Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (6772 yard), private, links golf course.18 holes | Par 72 | 6772 yards | Private | Links
Tee Time Information
Midweek Guide: £95.00 per round £120.00 per day *
Weekend Guide: £110.00 per round £140.00 per day *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
Address: Hall Road West, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 8SZ United Kingdom
Tel: 0151 924 1076
Golf Pro: Gavin Abson
The West Lancashire Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.71 ... Overall Rating
4.83 ... The Course
4.96 ... Course Cond.
4.60 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.14 ... VFM
4.56 ... Pace of play
4.81 ... Hospitality.
4.44 ... Prac. Facil.
4.44 ... Food + Drink
54 ratings & 48 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 55 out of 2183.
HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: The renowned golf course architect Donald Steel said "Only in Britain can one sample the true flavour of seaside golf of which West Lancashire is a perfect example"
West Lancashire has been a final qualifying course for The Open in 1976, 1983, 1991, 1998, 2006 and most recently in 2008. In 1976 four young professionals competed in the final qualifier at West Lancasire - Nick Faldo, Berhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and Ian Woosnam - all went on to win the coveted "Green Jacket" of the US Masters.
The Club's place in history is assured as it has its name on The Amateur Championship trophy, one of the 24 clubs that contributed to the cost of the trophy when the competition was first established in 1885. The first winner was Alan Macfie a West Lancashire member. The club also has a notable record for ladies golf too, for in 1891 The West Lancashire Ladies Club was formed, the first of its kind in South West Lancashire.
Golf Course Reviews for The West Lancashire Golf Club
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A classic links courseThis was my second visit in 9 months and won't be my last. Enjoyed the visit by train after staying at dormy in Formby and what a great fun way to experience this wonderful links.
We'd just had 2 days at Formby and my playing partner is a 4 handicap member of a links course on the south coast (Littlehampton) and on the first nine turned to me and just said 'This is the best links I've ever played!' QED
Can't wait to go for my 3rd visit and conquer the SI 14th as it has killed me both times now!
Love this place.
(Round played: Jul 2021 - Score: 92 Handicap: 11.3)
Superb courseA1 conditions course is the best I've seen a must play worth every penny stay out the rough and stay straight ball will run and run
(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13.8)
Amazing course!Amazing course and I played the best round of my life so very happy! Even when I have played awful there it is still an amazing place to play golf
(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 89 Handicap: 19.5)
Fantastic CoursePlayed for the first time - warm welcome and great banter with the starter (as well as some handy tips). Brilliant golf course, all aspects of a true links course encountered ; stunning views and course in great condition. Rivals its more esteemed local courses, yet I felt plays a bit more forgiving allowing a more pleasurable experience. If I could afford to, I'd be there every week.
Was as good as been toldLooked forward to the visit, didn?t disappoint. If you like links you will love it here. Lovely greens and fairways holes look good to the eye. Loved it so much rebooked to play again. Lucky not too windy and didn?t get in many bunkers I imagine it would be really difficult in windy weather
Exceptional course - a definite top 100 UK courseVery welcoming, friendly staff. Ray the starter is great fun and full of information. Gavin Abson is a true gent and very expereinced working at Loch Lomond and Troon before this.
Good practice facility with room for around 10 players at a time.
Best greens I have played on - beautiful quality, interesting, fair to read and run so true. No stones on the greens either due to the quality of the bunker sand.
Fairways are sooo firm and downwind the ball will fly and run and run!
3 or 4 nice elevated tees with really great views over the sea - fav was 13th.
Really enjoyed my round. Would go back in summer as I imagine the sunsets are incredible over the sea, and having a pint on the amazing balcony of the club house.
Great value £260 for a 4 ball this winter including bacon roll and coffee £65 each). Might consider using the train as Hall Road Merseyrail station is right outside and connects to Southport and Liverpool (you could even stop at Formby!)
If Tommy Fleetwood uses this as his favourite course (especially through winter when he is in the UK) then its good enough for me!
"Truest links on the English golf coast"...... I'd agree 100%
Look out for my full course review
PS 3 hour 45 is the expected pace of play which is very good, helped my minimal green to tee walking......well laid out course!
40 minutes from the M6/M62 intersection so very accessible
(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 90 Handicap: 11.9)
Superb courseWell worth a visit but keep it low and straight that rough is nasty
Some superb view on every hole
A must try for all golfers
(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 11.7)
Beautiful course.This course is used as an Open qualifier course event at times and it shows. You feel like you are playing a real links course and it is up there with the best courses I have ever played!
(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 106 Handicap: 21.6)
Real Championship CourseExcellent challenging , especially if the wind gets up , but fair course .
Definitely recommend it .
(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 112 Handicap: 25)
(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 112 Handicap: 25)
Disappointed but goodNumber 71 in the top 100 !!! Well not in mine, I little bland and only the 13th and 14th remotely made any of the 4 of us, get excited, its an excellent course but I have seen many many more that are better, I truly don't understand the top 100 lists, and it does start to make you wonder how they come to their assessments, don't get me wrong, it is not a bad course at all, and was in good condition, but I left hardly remembering any of it, and that is what disappoints me
Top, top courseA proper links course, I’ve played here a few times and it is always in top condition. Highly recommended.
(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 106 Handicap: 20)
Fantastic as everCourse is currently recovering from the summer heat, but as ever, greens immaculate
(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 12)