Southport Golf Club dates from 1924.
In the early days the club boasted a sporty little 9 hole course.
In 1948 the course expanded to 18 holes under the guidance of club captain E. F. Doyle.
Southport is a busy member's course, and has much to recommend it.
The course is very walkable, with tree lined fairways, and a dash of elevation change through the property.
It is beautfully bunkered, and has a liberal sprinkling of water hazards to keep you on your toes.
It is a good combination and makes for a most enjoyable round.
There are 5 par 3's at Southport and they dominate proceedings!
But the winding par 5 'hourglass hole' at hole 13 is the standout.
It is a ripping hole!
Notable holes include:
- hole 2, a short par 3 over water
- hole 3, a dogleg par 4 protected by water and sand
- hole 7, a short, pretty , well bunkered par 3
- hole 13, a winding tree lined par 5, with an hour glass figure- water both sides of the fairway mid way down the hole narrows the playing corridor, before opening up again to a well bunkered green..
- hole 14, another delightful par 3 protected by water
I enjoyed my day at Southport.
It is a lovely walk, and an interesting course with plenty of variation.
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