Hesketh could be your only option if you are looking for links golf on a week-end morning in the Southport area. Do you get out of bed or not?
Having read reviews on this site, my expectations were quite low. The weather on the day was not great either. However, I was very positively surprised. The course has a bunch of very good holes, not only on the clubhouse side (holes 1-2 and 14-18).
In fact, many of the holes across the road (3-13) are very cleverly planned, with obstacles and narrowing fairways exactly where you would land your tee-shot. As a result, I played 3-wood or hybrid off the tee on several occasions and probably would do on a couple more on my next visit.
Not in the class of Birkdale, Hillside, S&A, Formby or West Lancs but not as far behind as I thought beforehand.
Definitely worth playing on an extra day in the area and to play twice (or with a member of similar ability who knows the course well) if you have not played it before.
Date: June 03, 2019