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Captains' Welcome

Captains' message


On behalf of the members and staff we extend a warm welcome to The West Lancashire Golf Club website and we hope you find time to visit us in person on our fine true-links course.

The West Lancashire Golf Club, founded in 1873, is proud of its heritage and continues to host prestigious amateur and professional championships. Last year we hosted the R&A's 117th Women's Amateur Championship in August and in spite of all the difficulties the pandemic presented, it was extremely successful. The golf course was challenging as the players experienced all four seasons during the event and the winner was Aline Krauter from Germany.

This year we are delighted to be hosting the Opening Event of the 2021 Rose Ladies Series in April, again ‘behind closed doors’ under strict Covid restrictions. This is a ladies’ professional golf tour started in 2020 by Justin Rose and his wife Kate when the pandemic affected the Ladies European Tour. It is being repeated this year due to its resounding success.

In June, West Lancashire Golf Club is a Regional & Final Qualifying

venue for the 149th Open Championship to be held at Royal St. Georges in July 2021. This is a huge honour and we thank the R&A for again giving us this opportunity.

The well-maintained course has been refined and altered in recent years and we are sure you will enjoy the experience of playing here. The members’ clubhouse offers excellent bar and catering facilities together with a well-stocked professional’s shop run by our Head Professional, Gavin Abson, and it is all enhanced by the friendly and helpful staff.  We recommend when you visit that you take the opportunity to browse the history of the oldest club in the county and the 9th oldest in England.

The links are positioned alongside the Mersey estuary and give magnificent views 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.

Donald Steel wrote of our course: “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”.

Andrew Selby & Jane Hughes

Captain and Lady Captain 2020 & 2021