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Southport & Ainsdale GC

AGE Destination Team visit April 2022​

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a true championship links course, with first class facilities to match. The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer James Braid’s great creations.

S&A (as it is widely and affectionately known), was founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century. Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained.

The club has hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships including The British Ladies Open and The British Amateur. The club has acted as a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and is a fixture in any ranking of the Top 100 courses in the Great Britain & Ireland.

All the holes are of championship standard and no two are the same. However, if one had to be singled out, it would be the sixteenth. This famous hole has a great hill and bunkers, lined with railway sleepers and is a cunning trap, catching poor second shots. It is called ‘Gumbleys’, after the gentleman who spent some time in there!

The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide you with a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience.

The recently refurbished clubhouse also provides a splendid setting for unwinding after your round. The main lounge and patio to the front of the clubhouse provide stunning views across the course, including the 18th green and 1st tee.

Complemented with a warm welcome and excellent catering, everything is in place for you to enjoy a memorable day.​

After a long slap from our base in Buckinghamshire including an hour sitting on the M6 near  Stoke we had the most amazing welcome from Richard, Charlotte & the team. The club has spent a serious amount of money on the course and surrondings and it really shows and fits seamlessly into the landscape. The new back tee boxes are a challenge but great for the low & mid handicap player and all the tee box steps are new plus planting of new grasses in the dunes. Most importantly the greens are great for  this time of year and will push on into Spring & Summer.

The clubhouse has superb facilities and the Ryder Cup Room is a must visit and we suggest you stay for the fine dining meal after your round which is only available to golfers amd members.

Our advice is definately add this experience to your package when visiting Englands Golf Coast.

For reservations contact admin@agolfingexperience.com  There is only very limited space for 2022  so contact us early and be as flexible as possible on dates as possible.

AGE Destination Team April 2022

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