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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 will wish to find time to visit us in person on our fine true-links course. Your tee time may be booked from this website or by contacting our office, details in Contact Us section. 

The West Lancashire Golf Club, founded in 1873, is proud of its heritage and this year we are celebrating our 150th anniversary with several special events. These include members’ formal dinners, a 150th Grand Summer Ball and a number of events on the Links. We continue to host prestigious amateur and professional championships. This year we will be hosting Final Qualifying for The Open Championship (from 2023 to 2026), and, for the third year, staging the first leg of the very successful  Rose Ladies Series 2023 in April. This is a ladies’ professional golf tour event started in 2020 by Justin Rose and his wife, Kate, when the pandemic affected the Ladies European Tour.

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 Clubhouse has recently undergone extensive refurbishment to the lounges, dining room, a Pro shop refit,  renewed golfers’ entrance with heritage timeline, new outdoor seating area and upgraded practice area. The excellent bar and catering facilities will enhance your visit before and after your round. The modern well-stocked professional’s shop is run by our Head Professional, Gavin Abson, and his team of friendly and helpful Assistant Pros.  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 located alongside the Mersey estuary and have 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”.


Eric Wright and Jackie Rooney

Captain and Ladies’ Captain 2023