Hesketh Golf Club

Well used and respected by the R&A, it is often overlooked by visitors because of its neighbours.

Hesketh Golf Club

Merseyside, England

Overview

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

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As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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At a glance

Architects

  • Morris, J.F.
  • Strath, George
  • Hesketh, Charles H.B.
  • Lowe, George Jr.
  • Hawtree, Martin
  • Hawtree, Fred

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Contact Details

Merseyside, PR9 9QQ, England

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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