What we say
The Golf Coast in the north west is England’s best golfing region and is the home of some amazing links courses including a trio of Open venues (Royal Liverpool, Lytham and Birkdale)...and wonderful Wallasey.
Wallasey is a former Open qualifying venue and you can experience it in all its glory exactly a week after the 2014 Open has been decided at nearby Hoylake (Royal Liverpool). There is plenty going on here – and a lot of it costs shots. It is fair, but so well designed that you aren’t always sure as to what you need to do, with lots of angled drives and approaches as well as naturally-sculpted greens which create a good deal of head scratching.
It has plenty of history of its own and is where Wallasey member Dr Frank Stableford created a points-based scoring system – probably a result of his frustration at tackling the demanding early holes capable of ruining the card of even the strongest players.
Golf’s Stableford scoring system was devised by Dr Frank Stableford, a former member of Wallasey Golf Club.
Visitors will be able to see the famous painting of Bobby Jones, by artist and Wallasey member JAA Berrie - the golfing maestro sat for the painting during his 'Grand Slam' year of 1930, when the Open was held at nearby Hoylake and qualifying at Wallasey Golf Club.
Wallasey Golf Club is a classic links, originally designed by Tom Morris Snr, but with many later alterations influenced by such illustrious names as Hilton, Hawtree and Braid. Recent improvements were designed by Donald Steel. Wallasey Golf Club was a Final qualifying course for the Open Championship when it returned to Hoylake in 2006.
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- Players Rating
- Address Bayswater Road, , WIRRAL
- Tel 0151 691 1024
- Website www.wallaseygolf.com
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £75 (round). Sat-Sun: £85 (round)|
|Course Length||6,572 yards (6,009 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course does not have: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
A truly great links course that plays differently due to changing wind conditions. A great variety of shot making is required, it has the lot, pot hole bunkers, undulating and flat subtle contours on the greens, elevated tees and greens. One of the true greats along the engllish golfers coast.
This is a must play course. Practise area is its only let down but when the course is 10/10 and you can enjoy a beer in the sun overlooking the 18th green then it can be forgiven!!!
This course is up there with the likes of Birkdale and Lytham an absolute must play
Great courseand Putting green pitty about the dated practice ground. Greens are fast and smooth and tees were in superb condition.