You are spoilt for choice for local golf courses – Southport is on England’s ‘Golf Coast’ so there are no shortage of fantastic courses to play in the area!

We love golf too, so we’ve included a purpose-built golf locker room in Lynwood House. You can store your clubs, carts and other kit, and rinse the dirt off your shoes as well, if you need to! Below are some of the local courses and their contact details, so that you can book a round, whilst you book your accommodation at Lynwood House!

Here are some of the fabulous Championship Courses that are near to Lynwood House:

Royal Birkdale

Formed in 1889, this course now measures 7,180 yards – a real challenge, especially with that coastal wind!


Open Champion Greg Norman once said that Hillside’s back nine was “the finest in Britain” and it’s considered to be one of the finest courses in Britain to have never hosted an Open Championship.


Firm greens and undulating fairways make up this tough course – you’ll need to bring your concentration and focus with you!


This is the oldest golf course in Southport – established in 1885.  Part links and part parkland, you’ll find the closing holes nestled between sand dunes and the Clubhouse, making for a fantastic finish.

Southport & Ainsdale

The S&A, as it’s known, was founded in 1906 and hosted the Ryder Cup twice in the 1930’s.  Pit yourself against the Sixteenth hole, aka ‘Gumbleys’ which has a great hill and bunkers designed to trap a poor second shot!

West Lancashire Golf Club

One of the ten oldest clubs in England the West Lancashire Golf Club has hosted final qualifying for The Open since 1976.  The course has stunning views over the Mersey Estuary and Welsh mountains as you play this challenging links.

Royal Lytham & St Anne's

Founded in 1886, Royal Lytham & St Anne’s is one of the premier links courses in the world and has hosted 11 Open Championships and 2 Ryder Cups (amongst many others!).  Although inland, there is still a challenge from the sea breeze and so careful and accurate shots are essential!


Just seven miles from the Southport coast, Ormskirk is a 6,533 course with a par 70.  The course has an ‘off the beaten track’ feel as well as a rich history, including an hollow near the sixteenth where, in 1644, Oliver Cromwell’s forces reputedly lay siege to a house which was built on the site at the time.

Secure your stay

Book Lynwood House