Hesketh Golf Club
Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885. The course is pre-dominantly links in nature. A previous qualifying venue when The Open was played at nearby Royal Birkdale, the club has hosted many other professional and amateur championships, most recently, the Junior Open in 2008 and co-hosted the Amateur Championship with Hillside in 2011. Hesketh is also home to the ‘Golf Prize of Nations Trophy’, an important piece of the Club’s history that celebrates the exploits of member Arnold Bentley and Bridlington’s Tommy Thirsk who won the Baden Baden golf event played in association with the infamous 1936 Munich Olympics.