Cheshire

Covering an area of just under a thousand square miles, and with a population of around one million people, Cheshire is a largely rural county that sits between the hills of North Wales and the Peak District of Derbyshire. Due to the proximity of Liverpool and Manchester, a sizeable number of Cheshire residents commute to these big cities from affluent areas in the county.

Over 100 golf clubs are members of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs, which itself is affiliated to the Northern Counties Group, a body comprising the six most northerly golf unions in England, along with the Isle of Man. The Cheshire Union does a fine job organizing annual competitions for boys, men and senior men within the county and its representative men’s team has won the Northern Counties league on four occasions since 1990.

The Cheshire County Ladies’ Golf Association came into being in 1949, some twenty-nine years after male golfers in the county formed their golf union. Today, the association organises a number of competitions throughout the season for members of its 99 affiliated clubs. It also selects representative teams for inter county matches as well as running a busy Junior section which is geared to developing young female talent in the county.

There are many fine inland courses to be found in Cheshire – including Delamere Forest and Sandiway – but the Royal Liverpool links at Hoylake on The Wirral is far and away the top track in the county. One of only nine courses currently on the Open rota, it first hosted the famed championship back in 1897. Following a 39-year absence, the event returned to Hoylake for the 11th time in 2006 and it was held over the links again in 2014.

Our Cheshire Best in County rankings were updated in August 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Cheshire

Royal Liverpool

1st Cheshire - Best in Area

Without doubt, Royal Liverpool Golf Club is a tough links. Only six holes are in the dunes – otherwise there is little protection from the ever-changing Hoylake wind.

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Description: Without doubt, Royal Liverpool Golf Club is a tough links. Only six holes are in the dunes – otherwise there is little protection from the ever-changing Hoylake wind. Rating: 4.875 out of 6

Delamere Forest

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area

Delamere Forest Golf Club is a delightful Herbert Fowler designed course. Fowler made full use of the natural, undulating heathland.

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Description: Delamere Forest Golf Club is a delightful Herbert Fowler designed course. Fowler made full use of the natural, undulating heathland. Rating: 5.5625 out of 6

Wallasey

3rd Cheshire - Best in Area

Wallasey Golf Club, world famous as the "Home of Stableford". An undiluted links course with its undulating fairways framed with spectacular dunes.

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Description: Wallasey Golf Club, world famous as the "Home of Stableford". An undiluted links course with its undulating fairways framed with spectacular dunes. Rating: 5.1363636363636 out of 6

Sandiway

4th Cheshire - Best in Area

Sandiway Golf Club holds your interest right from the off with the opening seven holes having a different par to the last.

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Description: Sandiway Golf Club holds your interest right from the off with the opening seven holes having a different par to the last. Rating: 5.1739130434783 out of 6

Prestbury

5th Cheshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1920, Prestbury Golf Club has matured and developed into a fine parkland course - it's a real Cheshire jewel.

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Description: Founded in 1920, Prestbury Golf Club has matured and developed into a fine parkland course - it's a real Cheshire jewel. Rating: 4.75 out of 6

Stockport

6th Cheshire - Best in Area

Stockport Golf Club was founded in 1905 and designed by former Open Champion, Sandy Herd. It's a fine golfing test and has been regularly used for Open Championship Regional Qualifying.

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Description: Stockport Golf Club was founded in 1905 and designed by former Open Champion, Sandy Herd. It's a fine golfing test and has been regularly used for Open Championship Regional Qualifying. Rating: 4 out of 6

Wilmslow

7th Cheshire - Best in Area

The opening hole at Wilmslow Golf Club is a simple, but strategic par four that nicely sets the tone for the round as it’s one of many subtly doglegged holes to be faced.

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Description: The opening hole at Wilmslow Golf Club is a simple, but strategic par four that nicely sets the tone for the round as it’s one of many subtly doglegged holes to be faced. Rating: 4 out of 6

The Mere

8th Cheshire - Best in Area

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is an underrated layout. Home to the annual Howard Keel Celebrity-Am and sometimes described as the "Wentworth of the north".

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Description: The Mere Golf Resort & Spa is an underrated layout. Home to the annual Howard Keel Celebrity-Am and sometimes described as the "Wentworth of the north". Rating: 3.1666666666667 out of 6

Caldy

9th Cheshire - Best in Area

Caldy Golf Club has a delightful mix of seaside and inland holes. It provides a good test for the low handicapper and is enjoyable for the average golfer.

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Description: Caldy Golf Club has a delightful mix of seaside and inland holes. It provides a good test for the low handicapper and is enjoyable for the average golfer. Rating: 3.9 out of 6

Dunham Forest

10th Cheshire - Best in Area

Situated close to the old market town of Altrincham, the 18-hole course at Dunham Forest Golf Club enjoys a woodland setting that was once part of the Earl of Stamford’s estate.