Hesketh Golf Club

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  • Architects:
    • Morris, J.F.
    • Strath, George
    • Hesketh, Charles H.B.
    • Lowe, George Jr.
    • Hawtree, Martin
    • Hawtree, Fred
  • Holes of Merit:
    1, 2, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


Hesketh Golf Club was founded as Southport Golf Club in 1885. Located on the seafront and Southport Beach, the course overlooks the Ribble and Alt Estuaries.

The best holes at Hesketh Golf Club are the opening and closing stretch. Once you cross the road the terrain becomes flatter and less inspired.

The original course was designed by Old Tom Morris' son, James. He was Tommy's little brother.

Fred Hawtree made changes to the 17th. Dr Martin Hawtree redeveloped the 3rd, 5th and 12th holes in 2005.

Henry Cotton is rumoured to have said the 16th was the best short hole in Lancashire.

Hesketh Golf Club is the birthplace of the English Golf Union.

Hesketh is the home of the controversial Hitler Trophy. It was won by a member of the club, Arnold Bentley, in 1936 in Germany. More information can be found by clicking here.

Hesketh Golf Club Videos

The club's promo video can be seen here


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Visitor Information

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