Overview of golf course named Hillside Golf Club

Hillside Golf Club

Southport, England

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1923

Type

Links Course

Architect

Hawtree Ltd, Donald Steel

Access

Visitors welcomed

Hillside faces some stiff competition from the many renowned courses in the area, including Formby, Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham and St. Annes, and Southport and Ainsdale. Even so, the club has attracted Open Championship play. The original layout was done over a century ago, and then in the 1950s Fred Hawtree was brought in to carry out extensive renovations that give the course its present character; Hawtree had already collaborated with James Braid in the creation of Birkdale during the Thirties. What distinguishes Hillside from that club are the groves of evergreens that help to define a number of the holes, and the extent to which the sand that Hawtree imported onto the site is utilized. Yet while Birkdale has hosted some big-name championships, Hillsdale has as mentioned managed to host a number of high-profile tournaments, in particular the last time that Tony Jacklin claimed the PGA Championship, in 1982.

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Royal Golf Club of Belgium - Ravenstein
Pro 50 courses played
Fabulous
8 May
The course here can be described as a traditional Links format and is located literally right next door to Royal Birkdale which was host of the 2017 Open Championship. The front and back nine holes actually differ quite dramatically since the opening nine are laid out across relatively flat ground whereas the second half of the course leads us right out and amongst the sand dunes. Thick rough stays consistent across the whole course though and there are a decent amount of hazards appearing in the form of water and pot bunkers too.
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Golf Club Grand-Ducal
Hcp 1 123 courses played
Very good
July 17, 2017
I really enjoyed playing Hillside Golf Club. The course is very well designed and in perfect shape. My favorite hole is the par 3 seventh. A fantastic mid-range par 3 well protected by bunkers and a double plateau green. The green-fee is not as expensive as on The Open courses in the region, but the quality is (almost) as great. You should really play Hillside GC while travelling to the Liverpool area.
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