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Address: Ainsdale, Southport, England
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Hosted 1933 and 1937 Ryder Cup

Could be overlooked with Open Championship Courses as well as others so close. The opening par 3 may not be for everyone but, absent significant wind, provides relatively easy... read more

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

Could be overlooked with Open Championship Courses as well as others so close. The opening par 3 may not be for everyone but, absent significant wind, provides relatively easy access to the rest of the course. This is a very attractive course which varies between shorter shot challenges to holes requiring significant length. The Clubhouse is quite welcoming both by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

S & A is a wonderful course with a wide variety of holes, memorable landmarks and topography. It is tough but fair and less penal than many in the area. The course is well conditioned. The clubhouse is very nice with a great view of the course from the bar. this is a must play course in the area

Thank beentheretooo
Hobe Sound, Florida
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Lovely course; well maintained; former Ryder Cup venue with many historic photos; the staff was very welcoming and the bar was a great place to stop after the round!

Thank Rcdown78
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Played Southport & Ainsdale with two friends on Monday 27th July 2015. Excellent Links course which requires you to be on top of your game. Great layout with some very interesting holes. Well manicured, only negative on the day was that there were lots of worm casts on the greens which spoilt putting. Greens had either not been cut that... More 

Thank JangoSwansea
Churchtown uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A difficult golf course, but a little non user friendly for a visiter. average catering, won't rush back as not cheap

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Classic links golf - challenging and always interesting. Food in the bar was cheap and very good. Pumpkin soup, steak and ale pie and a black pudding salad with poached egg all delicious.

Thank JoWhitehead
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I were privileged to play Southport & Ainsdale (S&A) Tuesday 22 July. The golf course was superb in every respect and in excellent condition. The professional staff were highly accommodating, including the starter who introduced us to the lady captain and her golf partner who were playing two groups ahead of us. The course is most interesting,... More 

Thank Herndon O
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Very friendly club from the moment we arrived until we staggered out. The course is an excellent test of golf.

Thank vonireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After playing Royal Birkdale and Lytham earlier in the week, I can firmly say that S&A is equal if not better when it comes to a links course. Like Lytham, this course starts off with a fun par three, and then you are off to the races. #17 is a monster, and you better make sure your drive is deep... More 

Thank tenwiz
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The course was in great shape and the people in the clubhouse and bar area were really nice and welcoming. Went with the golf society and everyone agreed it was the best course of the three we played

Thank Rob W

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