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Address: Ainsdale, Southport, England

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This club has a great reputation so I was interested to form my own opinion. The course is exceptional. Intimidating drives to narrow fairways indicate what a tough challenge you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
DodgetheViper
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Telford, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This club has a great reputation so I was interested to form my own opinion. The course is exceptional. Intimidating drives to narrow fairways indicate what a tough challenge you face. If you can avoid the bunkers the greens still present a test. You will find out what level of golfer you really are! Relief can be found in the... More 

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Southport. Uk
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times as a guest of a member. The selection of food is pretty varied. There is a good selection of real ales as well as the usual drinks at the bar. Nice pot of coffee is served. Will definitely be going again. They serve a good all day breakfast.

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Thank Charlie111111
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159 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

S&A as it's known has a long and distinguished history as testified by the photos in the clubhouse. A pretty course, playing over prime links land, relatively level, with plenty of gorse & heather and wildlife (saw pheasants, a fox & several birds of prey) A tough interesting course, the routing is a little unusual but the quality is in... More 

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Berkeley, California
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207 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Newport Beach, California
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261 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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!

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

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Thank JangoSwansea
Churchtown uk
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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40 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.

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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 

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