Finnigan Fairways England
Royal Lytham & St Anne’s
This is a wonderful course where everything about it oozes quality. The club is packed with history. A word of warning- Stay out of the 200+ bunkers, they are killers.
Royal Birkdale is regarded as one of the toughest, fairest and finest links in the UK. Some of the most impressive, towering dunes in the country can be found here, which frame the holes beautifully at the same time as creating excellent vantage points for spectators. A great test of golf, in perfect condition, with a historic, yet relaxed clubhouse with an assortment of open and Ryder cup memorabilia.
Walton Health Golf Club – Old Course
Walton Heath commands the very best of your golfing skills if you’re to score well. The awe-inspiring clubhouse is steeped in history and you are unable to walk two yards without being transfixed by photograph or memorabilia from the 1981 Ryder Cup, featuring what is largely considered the finest ever American team assembled for the biennial competition.
It is a rollercoaster in many ways! Some of the greens are vast and have really significant tilts to them – something that may catch you out more than once! You will not for forget the beauty of this course for a long time.
Against the backdrop of the distant Welsh hills, Royal Liverpool is a fine place to sense the history and traditions of the game and walk in the fairways of famous men. The Open Championship has produced two mighty champions in Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on this course.
Formby is a challenge, but it is fun, and the views are fantastic, as he holes are thrilling and hard at the same time. This is a unique course- it’s a links course with fast-running fairways, deep bunkers and firm greens.
Hillside has justifiably earned a reputation as one of England’s finest links, it is beautifully framed by towering trees and views of the Lake District. The front nine are steady but the back nine really shine. Greg Norman has described the holes on the run for home as, “the best in Britain”.
Southport & Ainsdale
This challenging links course has stood the test of time. Set amongst the sand dunes and heathland of the north west coastline, this two-time host of The Ryder Cup was designed by James Braid – one of the great figures that dominated British professional golf in the early part of the 20th century.