"In my eyes Silloth is a golf course that has the ability to transcend your typical ‘championship links’. It has charm, character, intrigue and an identity all of its own but at the same time presents the truest, and quite often, stiffest of challenges to the golfer. It's an inspirational golf course with an endless collection of brilliant golf holes."
Golf Course Reviews - North West
Golf Course Reviews in the North West of England.
Below you will find our golf course reviews from venues in the North West of England including Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Isle of Man.
"Royal Birkdale is a golf course which is incredibly hard not to like but at the same time it’s not an easy one to truly love. If it were a football team it would probably be the Arsenal side that won multiple trophies under George Graham in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the phrase, “One-nil to the Arsenal” was coined."
"A recent visit to Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club completed the trio of Open Championship courses on England's West Coast for me. As you would expect from a club that has seen the Claret Jug contested over its links on no less than eleven occasions it didn't disappoint."
"Southport & Ainsdale offers everything that the other famous links courses on this fabled stretch of Lancashire coastline can… and the golfing connoisseur would perhaps argue it delivers even more than this. S&A (as it is widely known) mixes charm, challenge and cunning into a perfect blend of championship links golf."
"Playing at Formby was one of my earliest links golfing experiences and I will therefore always have fond memories of what is undoubtedly a hugely memorable and top quality golf course. It’s also a club steeped in history and tradition with a strong connection to the amateur game."
"It could be argued that no golf club has had a greater influence on the amateur game of golf than Royal Liverpool, the second oldest links in England behind only Royal North Devon. Open Champions and prolific amateur golfers, Harold Hilton and John Ball, learnt their trade on this important links."
"If you’ve got an itch sometimes you’ve just got to scratch it… even if it’s in a hard-to-reach place! And in my personal quest to play all the true links golf course in the British Isles that was exactly the case with Castletown."
"They say you only get one chance to make a first impression and I was well and truly mesmerised when I first set sights on Wallasey. I can still vividly remember several years ago walking from the car park round to the back of the clubhouse and casting my eye over the 18th green and the narrow, turbulent fairway leading towards it."
"The West Lancashire Golf Club was founded in 1873 and is among the ten oldest golf clubs in England. It boasts one of the most natural and testing links in the British Isles, of which Donald Steel wrote "Only in Britain can one savour the true flavour of seaside golf, of which West Lancashire is a perfect example."
"Hillside is one of several first-class championship links in prime golfing territory on the West Coast of England. Located tight between Birkdale to the North and Southport & Ainsdale to the South it makes a tasty filling for what is a delicious sandwich of links golf."
"Delamere Forest must go down as the biggest surprise of the year for me, and a very pleasant one at that. Living less than an hour and half away from this Cheshire course I had heard it was impressive but it wasn’t until October this year that I got to experience just how good it actually is."
"A round at Sandiway, on a glorious spring afternoon, completed my playing of all the recognised top inland golf courses in Cheshire. And this one pushes my personal favourite, Delamere Forest, very close to topping the list. There are so many good things to say about Sandiway but I’ll start by saying why it didn’t quite displace its near neighbour as my number one choice in its county."
"Saint Annes Old Links sits amongst distinguished guests along England's North West coast. It holds its own. However, this is a different type of course compared to some of the big names in this part of the country. It is flatter and more expansive than its neighbours but is still a true test of your game and must be respected."
"It always puzzles me why Prestbury doesn't feature, either higher or even at all, in the numerous 'top 100' golf course rankings. I've certainly played many courses that are regularly included in the lower third of the listings and I would place Prestbury above many of them."
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