Golfers can feel at home in West Lancashire - there are a number of excellent golf courses.
Up Holland, Skelmersdale
Tel: 01695 622700
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This 18-hole golf course is a picturesque testing ground set high above the Lancashire plain. The 5,996 yard course has a par of 72. Golfers can just turn up and play without needing to be a member. Just phone in advance to book a tee time.
The course has bar and restaurant facilities which can cater for individual groups, private functions and golf societies.
Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, WN8 OQZ
Tel: 01695 622219
Web: Dean Wood Golf Club (external link)
This is a parkland course set below the village of Up Holland alongside Dean Brook. The par for the 18-hole course is 71 and the length is 6,137 yards. It is an excellent course, in top class condition with some challenging holes. Visitors and societies are welcome (some restrictions).
Hurlston Hall Golf Club, Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick
Tel: 01704 840400
Web: Hurlston Hall Golf Club (external link)
This 6,746 yard, par 72 course occupies 135 acres of gently undulating land - including several water hazards - at Scarisbrick, between Ormskirk and Southport on the A570.
The Clubhouse has a restaurant, function room, and three bars. Bar meals are served daily. Weddings and private parties are welcome. The Golf Centre has an 18 bay floodlit driving range with separate teaching bays. Visitors and societies are welcome.
Mossock Hall Golf Club, Liverpool Road, Bickerstaffe, L39 0EE
Tel: 01695 421717
Web: Mossock Hall Golf Club (external link)
Since it was opened in 1996, the Mossock Hall golf course has undergone some major alterations, making it slightly longer and more enjoyable. This is no 'monster', however, rather a challenging parkland course with splendid views over the West Lancashire countryside.
Built to the highest USGA standards, the course is certainly challenging but can also be handled by players of all abilities. The course was granted its first major county tournament in 2000, bringing top golfers from all parts of Lancashire to the club. Off-course, the clubhouse offers bars on both levels, a superb restaurant and other leisure facilities.
Cranes Lane, Lathom, Near Ormskirk, L40 5UJ
Tel: 01695 572112
Web: Ormskirk Golf Club (external link)
The course, originally just nine holes, was first opened in December 1899 by the Earl of Lathom who drove the first ball and was then presented with a driver. The now 18-hole course was opened in 1903 and covers 125 acres. It is a par 70 of 6,480 yards, a test for golfers of all handicaps.
The Clubhouse was opened in 1914 and has hosted many regional qualifying tournaments and events.
Leisure Lakes Golf Complex, The Gravel, Mere Brow, Tarleton, PR4 6JX
Tel: 01772 815842
Web: Southport Golf Academy (external link)
A golf club for members situated at the Leisure Lakes Golf Complex at Mere Brow. It is part of the Southport Golf Academy which specialises in providing golf teaching for all ages. The nine hole flat short course is designed for improvement to short game but still provides a real challenge. The course is particularly suited to ladies and the retired.
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