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Sefton Council is hosting a fabulous festival of golf to coincide with the British Masters European Tour at Hillside Golf Club.

As the borough prepares to welcome thousands of golf fans for the Masters tournament (May 8-12), a week of golfing activities is taking place at Southport Golf Links and Bootle Golf Course from May 4-12.

The festival is to appeal to golfers of all ages and abilities and is supported by the European Tour and former Southport Golf Links junior member, Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy, a Ryder Cup winner, is hosting the British Masters and his career began nearly 20 years ago at Sefton Council's Municipal Golf Course on Park Road West, Southport.

Included in the festival is free junior golf, foot and disc golf, free junior coaching and a longest putt challenge. All of this activity will centre on Southport Golf Links but the free junior golf will also run at Bootle Golf Course during the week.

There is also the unique opportunity for individuals to get involved in ‘lonely hearts golf’ where solo golfers can find a partner to play a round with. All the fun competitions will be free to enter.

And we have the top 5 picks for you to give a try whilst you are here!

  • 1. Come and have a go at our own longest putt competition with the chance to win fabulous prizes including tickets to the British Masters and the fantastic Southport Air Show.
  • 2. Play golf for free – Children can play golf for free on either Southport Golf Links or Bootle Golf course – what is even better, if they turn up during the festival Under 16’s can receive a membership for the remainder of the year (until the end of March 2020) worth £80!
  • 3. Have a go at some exciting new activities including Disc Golf which is a form of golf played with frisbees or Foot golf which is golf played with footballs! We are looking to run regular sessions on the course so what better way to try it and see if you like it?
  • 4. Competitive golfers can take part in the 3-club challenge around Southport Golf Course. This event is running on 6th and 12th and is free to enter. This has some great golf prizes on offer. To book a tee slot please contact the shop on 01704 535286
  • 5. Listen to the professionals – we have some professional golfers on had to give some advice to budding golfers. Some excellent professional golfers started their careers on Southport Golf Links including Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Slattery, could you be the next?


Hillside Golf Club
Golf Course
Hillside Golf Club

Neighboured by Royal Birkdale and set within sand hills, a challenging layout with a back nine that lingers long in the memory.



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