Hesketh Golf Club
Liverpool & Southport, England
Hesketh Golf Club overview
Hesketh Golf Club was founded in 1885 and is the oldest club in the seaside resort town of Southport in North West England. Located just 4 miles from Royal Birkdale, which incidentally the members of Hesketh formed, this wonderful club has an absolute gem of a golf course.
Originally known as the Southport Golf Club, Hesketh moved a few times before settling where it is now, and it is down to the design work of George Lowe (who also designed Royal Lytham and Royal Birkdale) and the legendary James Braid that we enjoy such a great layout today.
Visitors at Hesketh are always extremely welcome and will enjoy both the friendliness of the members as well as the impressive 1902 clubhouse.
Hesketh Golf Course overview
Laid out on a wonderful stretch of links land at the northern end of the Merseyside sand dune system, Hesketh also boasts a parkland feel and sits beside a nationally renowned nature reserve.
Split by a road, the holes that surround the clubhouse are the better ones (1 & 2 plus 14-18) and more linksy than on the other side of the road. Holes 6 & 7 are the ones that border the nature reserve and have an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna on display.
Hesketh is a par-72 measuring just over 6700 yards off the tips and regularly hosts Open Championship Qualifying.
The par-3 16th measures 188 yards off the tips and was considered by Henry Cotton to be the best short hole in the area. Playing back towards the imposing clubhouse, and typically into a prevailing wind, a long iron or hybrid wood is required to find the surface of an extremely well-bunkered green, whilst avoiding the road on the right is a must!
Did You Know?
The English Golf Union has its roots at Hesketh, with the initiative coming from a former Club Captain who went on to become the Union’s first president.
Accommodation near Hesketh Golf Club
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Perfectly located for exploring the world-famous city of Liverpool and accessing all of the incredible links courses along this coastline, the Jurys Inn is a clean and modern 3-star hotel.