• Overview

    The hotel for the three days of warm weather golf in Southport is the Bold Hotel, which is a super boutique hotel, full of charm and character, and well located on Lord Street in the centre of Southport.  Dinner is included within the tour price on the Sunday and Tuesday nights, and for the Monday night Barney, your host for the tour, will book a Restaurant in Southport to provide some variety to the dining experience.

    Playing golf along ‘England’s Golf Coast’ in October, may not be quite the same experience as playing in the Algarve or on the Costa’s, but in terms of the golf experience, there surely can be none better.

    The Bold Hotel

    The Bold Hotel is one of Southport’s most iconic hotels.  It is a beautifully styled modern boutique hotel with a real a passion for exacting standards. The hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment in 2020, with a new style Restaurant and Bar, and with all 23 en-suite rooms having had a stunning make-over.  The result is a hotel full of character and charm, where guests can relax in style.  The hotel is the perfect complement to the Golf Clubs being played during the tour and forms the ideal evening retreat to recount the golfing experiences of the day just gone.

    Hillside Golf Club

    Hillside Golf Course is a true championship links, overhauled in the 1960’s by renowned architect Fred Hawtree, and is regarded as probably the finest links golf course not to have hosted The Open Championship. Hillside has hosted many amateur and professional tournaments in its illustrious history and was recently selected by the European Tour to stage the 2019 British Masters. The layout of the course is balanced in two halves with the opening holes heading south westward along flat ground beside the railway line. The flatter nine holes of the opening half whet the golfer’s appetite for the contrast that awaits on second nine. Here you will find valleyed corridors through some of the highest and wildest dunes found anywhere. Each hole occupying its own unique site never shared with another.  Quite simply, once played, never forgotten.

    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

    Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is testing championship links course with first class facilities.  S&A, as it is widely and affectionately known, was founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century. Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained.  The Club hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships including The British Ladies’ Open and The British Amateur. It remains a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and it has been voted by one golf magazine as among the top 50 courses in Great Britain.  The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze and profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide a challenging and immensely enjoyable day.  The spectacular Clubhouse creates a splendid setting for unwinding after a round.

    Royal Birkdale Golf Club

    Situated on the golden links of the North West coast in Southport, Royal Birkdale is possibly the finest of all courses in England.  Royal Birkdale has held more Championship and International events since World War 2 than any other course in the world.  Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Women’s British Opens, Senior Opens, Amateur Championships, Walker Cups and Curtis Cups to name but a few.
    Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been voted the number one golf club in England, one of the top five clubs in the UK and amongst the top 35 in the world. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome on and off the course delivering a golfing experience second to none. Not every sport allows amateurs to play on the same venue as the professionals, and yet Royal Birkdale is proud of its association with the greatest golf tournament in the world, The Open Championship, and allowing amateur golfers to follow in the footsteps of the greatest golfers in the world and recreate some of the most iconic moments in the history of the game.

  • Itinerary

    Sunday 11th October:

    – Check in to the Bold Hotel, Southport

    – Meet with Barney in the Hotel Bar for an introduction and welcome

    – Dinner at the hotel

    Monday 12th October:

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Hillside Golf Club

    – Dinner at the hotel

    Tuesday 13th October:

    – Breakfast

    – 18 holes Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

    Wednesday 14th October:

    – Breakfast

    – Check out of the hotel

    – 18 holes Royal Birkdale Golf Club

  • Booking Procedure

    To book a place or places on any of the David Short Golf events, please just use the Enquire Now button and complete the Online Enquiry form.

    Iain and his team will then book your place(s) and send your confirmation details within 24 hours. With the initial confirmation details, will come a request for a deposit, which is £50.00 per person for UK events, £150.00 per person for European overseas events and £250.00 per person for longer haul holidays.

    Two months prior to the commencement of each event, you will be sent an invoice for the balance of your booking, with an acknowledgement of the payment once received. Two weeks prior to commencement of the event itself, you will be sent a Travel Pack, which will include the contact details for David or Barney, the transport arrangements where applicable, the itinerary for the event, contact details for the accommodation, as well as the names of the other members attending the event.

    David or Barney will then meet you on the day of arrival.

    Please feel free to contact Iain at any time with any queries or amendments that you may have.

Price Per Person



Single Room Supplement:

£40.00 per person per night

Notes on the Prices:

The price includes services of your PGA Golf Professional Host, Barney Puttick, accommodation, breakfast, two dinners, golf, prizes and VAT

Barney will book a Restaurant in Southport on Monday night, but which should be paid for on an own expense basis ie the Monday night dinner is not included in the tour cost.