What we say
Wallasey Golf Club more than stands its own in England’s Golf Coast – a place area blessed with more of the nation’s best golf courses than any other area.
Wallasey Golf Club is famously where Dr Frank Stableford – who invented the eponymous scoring format – was a member.
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While the yarn that he created the system as a result of being fed up with a ruined scorecard as early as the 2rd tee gives a flavour of Wallasey’s exacting start, it perhaps obscures the quality of this links.
This is proper stuff, make no mistake. It is a fixture in the ‘Next 100’ of our GB&I ranking and has bags of character and history.
Founded in 1891, it is a traditional links overlooking Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea that was laid out by Old Tom Morris and later revised by James Braid.
It easily satisfies the most discerning links connoisseur with rippling fairways, hefty dunes, pot bunkers and an almost ever-present north-westerly breeze.
An Open qualifier, it is frequently in rock-hard but tremendous condition, so requires precise striking to control the ball.
The closing quartet are especially tough – but not so much so that you won’t be vowing to return as you walk off the green of the terrific 18th.
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In addition to Dr Frank’s inventive nature (the first Stableford was played at here in May 1932 and a plaque notifying visitors of the club’s part in history sits by the 2nd tee) Wallasey also has a fine collection of oil paintings – including an original portrait of Bobby Jones, who qualified at Wallasey for the 1930 Open he won at Hoylake. Jones had a copy painted for him and it hangs at Augusta.
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- Address Bayswater Road, , WIRRAL
- Tel 0151 691 1024
- Website www.wallaseygolf.com
|Course Length||6,684 yards (6,112 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.