West Lancashire Golf Club
Dating back to 1873, West Lancashire Golf Club is the oldest, still in use, golf club in Lancashire. The club has enjoyed a rich history of both amateur and professional golf including having Harold Hilton who was one of the greatest golfers of his era. Hilton won both The Open Championship and Amateur Championship, a feat achieved by only a select few in the history of the game.
Golfers heading to West Lancs can expect a championship experience that has not only been a regular stop for Open Qualifying but numerous regional and national events for over 100 years. A regular feature within The Top 100 Golf Courses in The UK & Ireland, West Lancs measures 6,992 yards against a par of 72 the course isn’t the longest by modern standards but due to tight driving holes, well-placed pot bunkers and a strong wind most days provides ample protection for the course. Past greats have experienced the course, most notably in 1976 where Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam all competed in Final Qualifying for The Open and in more recent times where Italian European Tour star Matteo Manassero got the amateur course record (65) in The 2009 Amateur Championship.