Course Open
Captains' Welcome

Captains' message

On Behalf of the members and staff we extend a warm welcome to The West Lancashire Golf Club website and trust you will have the opportunity this year to visit our classic links course. 

Apart from the truly well maintained course, the member’s club house offers excellent bar and catering facilities together with a well-stocked professional’s shop run by our Head Professional, Gavin Abson. All are enhanced by the caring staff and the opportunity to browse the history of the oldest club in the county and the 9th oldest in the country.

Proud of our heritage The West Lancashire Golf Club, founded in 1873, continues to host prestigious amateur and professional championships.

This year sees the club hosting regional qualifying for the 2017 Open, possibly your chance possibly to see at close quarters a future Open Champion in the making!!

The links are positioned alongside the Mersey estuary and give magnificent ever changing views, depending on the weather, over the river towards Snowdon and North Wales. Following the laying out of the original 9 holes, the course underwent substantial redesign first by James Braid in 1921 and secondly by CK Cotton in 1961 and, over time, the course has been further improved to reflect modern demands.

Of our course, Donald Steel wrote: Only in Britain, can one savour, the true flavour of seaside golf, of which the West Lancashire is a perfect example. He went on to say of the Club House and the view from the balcony ‘On summer evenings as the sun casts its shadows on the links, the shipping slips quietly by on the Mersey and there is time to reflect on the distant beauty, the realisation occurs that the West Lancashire enjoys the best of all worlds’.

Ian Douglas & Pauline Hurst

Captain & Lady Captain 2017