can feel at home in West Lancashire - there are a number of
excellent golf courses.
Beacon Park Golf Course
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.
There is also an all-weather driving range with 24 bays and a fully
stocked golf shop. Professional advice is always
available. The course also boasts bar and restaurant
facilities which can cater for individual groups, private functions
and golf societies.
Dean Wood Golf Club
Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Skelmersdale, WN8
Tel: 01695 622219
Web: Dean Wood Golf Club (external
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 Hall Golf Club, Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick
Tel: 01704 840400
Web: Hurlston Hall Golf Club (external
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
Mossock Hall Golf Club
Mossock Hall Golf Club, Liverpool Road, Bickerstaffe, L39
Tel: 01695 421717
Web: Mossock Hall Golf Club
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
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.
Ormskirk Golf Club
Cranes Lane, Lathom, Near Ormskirk, L40 5UJ
Tel: 01695 572112
Web: Ormskirk Golf Club (external
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.
Southport Golf Academy
Leisure Lakes Golf Complex, The Gravel, Mere Brow, Tarleton, PR4
Tel: 01772 815842
Web: Southport Golf Academy (external
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 9
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