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Address: Southport, England
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In between Royal Birkdale GC and Southport & Ainsdale GC is Hillside GC. Perhaps not as well known but certainly the equal to all these great courses. Hosted the final round... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In between Royal Birkdale GC and Southport & Ainsdale GC is Hillside GC. Perhaps not as well known but certainly the equal to all these great courses. Hosted the final round qualifier several times when the Open is hosted by Royal Birkdale. While not readily apparent from the Clubhouse and 1st tee, there are significant sand dunes to be worked... More 

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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A former colleague and I had been highly recommended to play Hillside and finally agreed on a date early in October. From my initial enquiry to having to say our goodbyes the service we received was welcoming, professional and friendly. Even after hitting traffic en route to the course which meant arriving over 30 mins late it was no problem... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I played here a couple of weeks ago with friends and what a course this is. It is common for people to talk about the back 9 but they do the front 9 an injustice. Course was in excellent condition and the terrain was made for golf. This course is as good as anything you will play anywhere. It was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great day of golf had by all at Hillside, and the facilities and golf course impressed us all. Best of all, the back nine at Hillside is as good of a 9 hole stretch as you can find anywhere in the world of links golf!

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1 Thank Hilly B
London
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely course, some great holes, some of which have almost a Turnberry-like feel. Great staff and the members were both welcoming and very friendly. Definitely a cut above formby. Only reason not 5* was the cost which was high (over £100/round) but all the courses on this coast are overpriced imo. It's worth playing - we played it twice... More 

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1 Thank LondonRjp
Faro, Portugal
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

well thought out course with lots of history just let your imagination run away.you wont be disappointed just don't hook left you may need to catch a train for your ball on 1st tee..ha ha ha.BC

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Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have played this Course on many occasions and each time I prepare I get excited because I know what a treat I am in for. This Course is outstanding, the presentation has always been immaculate and the back 9 are truly spectacular, thats not to say that the front 9 does not hold its own. The Course would,without doubt,be... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

On a recent tour of the north west we were fortunate to be able to play Hillside. Although an early tee time we were able to get some coffee served by a really accomodating steward. The first few holes arn't to inspiring and there is a very usefull halfway house wich gives you time to reflect on your performace so... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Forget the other golf clubs in the town of Southport, this is the best. The course is immaculate even in December. What was that famous comment about the back nine. It has ambiance. The clubhouse staff are friendly. The chef, Jason, a joy. The club are very lucky to have him. As a member, I suppose I am a little... More 

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3 Thank Christopher S
Churchtown uk
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

perhaps a better course than R Birkdale. more user friendly. Great club house , great food and nice snooker tables

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