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Address: Southport, England

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Hillside great welcome and superb course

Played a 2 ball on a glorious afternoon after driving up from a very wet London . Good to say hello to members with genuine smiles on their faces and you know why when you take on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
JCM7105
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London, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Been a few times for lunch. The main bar area has just been repainted and is very comfortable. Coffee worst I have ever had. Not sure why. Food average and does not live up to golf club.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Played a 2 ball on a glorious afternoon after driving up from a very wet London . Good to say hello to members with genuine smiles on their faces and you know why when you take on this course . Front nine builds nicely with some challenging but very playable holes which hopefully gets you ready for a back nine... More 

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168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

One of 3 top links courses on a single stretch of quality links land, a foot path separates it from the most famous neighbour, Royal Birkdale, while on the other side, across the train line is Southport & Ainsdale (S&A). Welcome from members, pro, buggy master & secretary were all enthusiastic and honest. The facilities were as to be expected,... More 

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England
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is a "Must not miss" course, I love the welcome from it's members who are not above them selves, as you may expect from such a prestigious course. For my money this course is better than its neighbour Royal Birkdale in many ways.

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Berkeley, California
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236 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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134 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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London
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78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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Faro, Portugal
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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