Hillside Golf Club

Southport, Merseyside

Hastings Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2LU, England

Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, the home of "Englands Golf Coast".

It is widely regarded as the finest British golf course not to have staged an Open Championship and there are those who believe that it presents a tougher challenge than many of the courses on the current rota

Since the '60s, Hillside has hosted several major amateur events, including The Amateur Championship and the Ladies' British Amateur, the course hosted The Amateur Championship in 1979 and 2011. It has also staged the 1982 PGA Championship, won by Tony Jacklin, and the 2003 English Seniors' Open, won by Carl Mason. In 2014, Hillside was chosen as one of the courses to host the final qualifying rounds of the Open Championship for a run of 4 years.

Most recently it held the British Master 2019, with local lad Tommy Fleetwood hosting the event and playing to sellout crowds. it showed the quality of the course to the world.

A round of golf at Hillside is a truly memorable experience and many visitors consider the course equal to anything the Open Championship venues have to offer. To sample links golf at its finest, ensure Hillside is on your schedule.


Hillside is widely regarded as the finest British golf course not to have staged an Open Championship and there are those who believe that it presents a tougher challenge than many of the courses on the current rota. From the white tees the course at Hillside measures just over 7,000 yards meandering through majestic sandhills and tranquil pinewoods. From the blue tees the course is a more manageable 6,558 yards. Many of the holes have elevated tees with fantastic views over the Irish Sea. None other than two-time Open champion, Greg Norman, once opined that Hillsides back nine was "the best in Britain" and, in similar vein, compatriot Rodney Pampling described it as "the toughest course I have ever played" after competing over the Open qualifying course in 1998.Hillside lies a stones throw from Royal Birkdale, amid a stretch of sandhills on the outskirts of Southport, and has many of the attributes of its neighbour. The start, like Formby, is dominated by the railway line that runs parallel to the opening holes. The back nine was re-designed in the 1960s and features a series of holes that linger in the mind long after a visit is over.

  • Number of holes: 18 holes
  • Par: 1
  • Yardage: 7029


Southport Golf Tour

Experience a good mix of all that Southport has to offer. The tour includes 5 top quality links courses to test all levels of golfers.

Championship Special

Play four Championship Courses in the Southport area and stay three nights Bed and Breakfast at The Waterford.

Premier Package

All the best Southport has to offer. Golf at Hillside, Formby and Royal Birkdale - Stay at the exclusive 4 star Vincent Hotel.

Fore Links

Formby, Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale and West Lancashire, with accommodation in the town centre at The Stamford in Southport - the perfect golf break.

What's Nearby

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