Hlliside Golf Club
Hastings Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LU, England
Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, the home of “Englands Golf Coast”.
It is widely regarded as the finest British golf course not to have staged an Open Championship and there are those who believe that it presents a tougher challenge than many of the courses on the current rota.
The course played today has evolved dramatically in the last 60 years, with Fred Hawtree re-routing the original 18 hole layout and creating the fabled back nine, set amongst some of the highest and wildest dunes found on any links. More recently Martin Ebert has set about modernising and refreshing the course, concentrating on the front nine. The results are spectacular.
Since the ’60s, Hillside has hosted several major amateur events, including The Amateur Championship and the Ladies’ British Amateur, the course hosted The Amateur Championship in 1979 and 2011. It has also staged the 1982 PGA Championship, won by Tony Jacklin, and the 2003 English Seniors’ Open, won by Carl Mason. In 2014, Hillside was chosen as one of the courses to host the final qualifying rounds of the Open Championship for a run of 4 years.
Hillside is a regular host to the DP World Tour (European Tour) and R&A and receives visiting golfers from all over the world. One of the friendliest places to visit, the members are extremely proud of their inclusive and welcoming Club.
Most recently it held the British Master 2019, with local lad Tommy Fleetwood hosting the event and playing to sell-out crowds. it showed the quality of the course to the world.
A round of golf at Hillside is a truly memorable experience and many visitors consider the course equal to anything the Open Championship venues have to offer. To sample links golf at its finest, ensure Hillside is on your schedule.