Season Sixteen Final - Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club
Located on the golf rich North West coast, Southport and Ainsdale is a testing championship standard course with first-class facilities.
S&A – as it is widely and affectionately known, 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. In fact, only the Belfry has hosted more Ryder Cups on European soil so it really is a venue steeped in history.
Originally formed in 1907, the course is essentially a Braid design, and everything you expect of a links – undulating dunes and rich heathers, with the fairways winding and weaving their way in between to challenging undulating greens.
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. The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze and profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide a challenging and immensely enjoyable day. S&A is regarded as one of Braid’s finest seaside courses and even with such illustrious neighbours, it stands out as one of the best.
A former Swingers society day venue, S&A will host our first day foursomes and final day singles. Currently the Ryder Cup matches played at the venue stand at one win to GB & Ireland and one win to the USA. Which way will it go this time?
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