Fairhaven, Heswall & Wallasey

Home to the Stableford scoring system and more, England's historic coastline is waiting for you...

  • Fairhaven, Heswall & Wallasey 4 Nights

    Our suggested 4 night vacation package includes:

    • 4 nights B&B at Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa 3*
    • 3 rounds of golf at Fairhaven Golf Club, Heswall Golf Club & Wallasey Golf Club
    • Car rental (self drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $675 USD pp

  • Fairhaven, Heswall & Wallasey 7 Nights

    Our suggested 7 night vacation package includes:

    • 7 nights B&B at Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa 3*
    • 5 rounds of golf at Formby Hall Golf Course, Heswall Golf Course, Hesketh Golf Course, Fairhaven Golf Course and Wallasey Golf Course
    • Car rental (self-drive)
    • Our prices include all taxes and surcharges

    from $1035 USD pp

  • The accolades in the area tend to go to the Royals, but don’t be fooled in thinking there aren’t any more hidden gems and Open qualifying golf courses to savour. Southport & Ainsdale has hosted two Ryder Cup matches (1933 & 1937) whilst Wallasey is where a certain member by the name of Dr Frank Stableford first developed the Stableford points system.  Heswall Golf Club has the fortune of a Jack Morris designed course and Fairhaven has been blessed by the keen eye of Donald Steel with new bunkering and subtle course changes. Royals or no Royals, you will not be disappointed with the abundance of great golf courses in this area.

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  • A 4 night suggested itinerary from $675pp

    • Day 1 – Arrive at Manchester Airport and travel straight to Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa 3* in Southport (Manchester Airport to Royal Clifton Hotel = 56mins drive)
    • Day 2 – Play golf at Fairhaven Golf Course (20 mins drive from Royal Clifton Hotel)
    • Day 3 – Play golf at Heswall Golf Course (1hr 47 mins drive from Royal Clifton Hotel)
    • Day 4 – Play golf at Wallasey Golf Course (1hr 36 mins drive from Royal Clifton Hotel)
    • Day 5 – Return to the USA

    Includes car rental (self-drive)

    Not quite what you're looking for? Speak to one of our golf specialists TOLL FREE on (+1) 844.676.GOLF to tailor your own golf vacation

    • 8hrs 25mins

      Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL)

      Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

    • 8hrs 20mins

      Miami International (MIA)

      Airlines: Thomas Cook/Condor

    • 7hrs 15mins

      New York John F Kennedy (JFK)

      Airlines: Finnair/American Airlines/US Airways/Iberia

    • 7hrs 20mins

      Newark Liberty International (EWR)

      Airlines: United

    • 8hrs 05mins

      Orlando International (MCO)

      Airlines: Virgin Atlantic

    • 7hrs

      Philadelphia International (PHL)

      Airlines: American Airlines/US Airways

    • 7hrs 30mins

      Washington Dulles (IAD)

      Airlines: United

  • Attire in Golf Clubhouses
    Most golf clubs allow visitors to use their clubhouse facilities, including the locker rooms and dining areas. Over the last decade, golf clubs have relaxed their dress codes, however we recommend taking a pair of street shoes (not sneakers) to avoid any issues.

    Caddies and Carts
    The majority of the links courses have caddies available because, traditionally, they are walking courses, however we will often need to book them in advance for you. Caddies are self-employed and supply can change on a daily basis.

    With regards golf carts, these can be hard to come by on the traditional links courses and in some cases do not even exist! As with caddies, please request carts at the time of booking with us and we will do our best to reserve them for you.

    Tee Times
    Many of the golf courses you will wish to play are private golf clubs and therefore have limited tee times and restrictions on visitor play. Often demand outstrips supply, so it is never too early to begin planning your golf vacation.

    Practice Facilities
    These are not quite as abundant as they are at US golf courses, and you may struggle to find a practice range (or a conveniently located one) at the great, classic links courses in the UK and Ireland. Even if you do manage to find one, don’t be surprised if you have to purchase range ball tokens from the Pro Shop and self-serve!

    Handicap Restrictions
    Many of the golf courses have handicap restrictions for visiting golfers and will require to see official proof of your handicap. The primary reason for this is to ensure only seasoned golfers visit these courses and don’t hold up play.

    Halfway Houses and Beverage Carts
    Most of these great links golf courses were designed to play nine holes out (away from the clubhouse) followed by nine holes back, with no halfway house. Be prepared to carry refreshments in your golf bag to keep you going for the whole round. Similarly, there are very few (if any) beverage/refreshment carts at these courses as it is not customary to drink alcohol whilst playing golf in the UK and Ireland.


David McKevitt

UK & Ireland Product Manager

“There are so many wonderful golf courses to choose from in this area, and if you are on a budget then it doesn’t have to be all about the 3 Royals. West Lancs, Southport & Ainsdale, Wallasey, Hesketh and St Annes Old Links are all fantastic championship courses in their own rights”

David McKevitt

UK & Ireland Product Manager