Final Qualifying

Final Qualifying at Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

The Championship Commitee is proud to have the splendid Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club as the venue for final qualifying of the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open, that takes place on Monday 7th July, 2014.

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a true championship links course, with first class facilities to match.  The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer, James Braid’s great creations.

S&A (as it is widely and affectionately known), was founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century. Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course but the traditional feel of a cchampionship links has been retained.

The club has hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships including The British Ladies Open and The British Amateur. It remains a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and it has been voted by one golf magazine as among the top 50 courses in Great Britain.

All the holes are of championship standard and no two are the same. However, if one had to be singled out it would, be the sixteenth. This famous hole has a great hill and bunkers, lined with railway sleepers and is a cunning trap, catching poor second shots. It is called ‘Gumbleys’, after the gentleman who spent some time in there!

The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide you with a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience.

The recently refurbished clubhouse also provides a splendid setting for unwinding after your round. The main lounge and patio to the front of the clubhouse provide stunning views across the course, including the 18th green and 1st tee.

For more information onSouthport and Ainsdale Golf Club please visit the official website:

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Contact Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club

Club House: 01704 578000
Secretary: 01704 578000
Professional: 01704 577316


Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club,
Bradshaws Lane,

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