Wallasey Golf Club

Bayswater Road

Wallasey

Merseyside

CH45 8LA

0151 691 1024

Average rating

8.5

Course

9

Greens

9.2

Facilities

8.2

Value

7.6

Hospitality

8.6

    Wallasey is a classic links, originally designed by Tom Morris Snr., but with many later alterations influenced by such illustrious names as Hilton, Hawtree and James Braid. Recent improvements were designed by Donald Steel. Most of the course is played through sand dunes, with few flat lies on tight, running fairways. The greens are firm and fast, and constant sea breezes make clubbing difficult. Wallasey provides a stern but fair challenge, and is a superb test of golf for players of any standard.

    Wallasey was a Final Qualifying course for the Open Championship when it returned to Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) in 2006.

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    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Average

    8.8

    The date of play for us was 1st July and we had hoped that the famous "Wallasey Winds" would be minimal. However, as Englishmen, we know that seasons mean nothing and the weather has a mind of its own. So it was, that we found ourselves arriving at the club in glorious sunshine and as the spikes of the first group hit the opening tee box the heavens absolutely opened.

    The rain came in prolonged patches and at times was peppering us sideways, with gusts of winds touching 30mph in parts and coupled with rough that was as tough and penal as you will find – it was a long old day for some people.
    I think a total of 3 umbrellas were laid to rest during the 18 holes with them being battered in the elements – Steve Bradshaws dragging his bag along the floor a good few metres. The sight of him wrestling with it down the fairway as he tried, in veign, to fold it away. Bin located, it was dispatched with disgust.

    The greens – despite the weather – were an absolute joy to put on. Quick, true and with subtle breaks, they were above anything else we have played on so far this year and we have played on some beauties.
    The course itself is simple majestic with stunning views out over the coastline in parts and the definition between the rough and knitting needle width fairways being easy on the eye. The bunkers were well stocked and the tee boxes were like table tops and a pleasure to play from. Comments were made post round about not seeing a divot or pitch mark all round and that has to be a credit to members and groundstaff alike.

    Despite this being a very traditional club everyone was extremely welcoming and we received a warm welcome from members in the clubhouse. The bar prices were also very good value and several of us enjoyed a delicious full breakfast before play for a very reasonable £7 including tea/coffee.

    At £50 for the round on a Friday afternoon, it isn’t cheap and will price out a lot of visitng golfers – but Wallasey can afford to put itself in this price bracket given its history and heritage and ultimately the conditioning of the course [It’s an Open qualifying final venue]. It would be nice to get a snack included for that price midweek to entice visiting groups.

    In summary, Wallasey is a course that any avid golfer should make a real effort to visit. It ranks right up there with places on this famous golf coast and offers a real challenge for even the most able of golfer. If you are someone who is wayward off the tee or struggle in inclement conditions, then possibly look elsewhere - but any golfer who welcomes a true challenge GET IT BOOKED!

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    Stunning

    Average rating

    9.4

    2nd July, 2017, by The Housewife

    I play off 20. Played with Bunkers Golf Society.
    Course is stunning. Tough conditions with the wind made this course very tough. Tee boxes perfect and greens stunning. The rough was very tough and the first cut difficult to get out. Not much room for error so keeping the ball in play is a must .... easier said than done !!! Some stunning views around this course.
    Plenty of practise facilities and very traditional clubhouse. Good shower facilities with all the usual provided.
    Food was very good (breakfast menu). Bar prices fair.
    This course is up there with the best around this area.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Superb links golf challenge

    Average rating

    8.6

    2nd July, 2017, by Brad67

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Superb course - very tough in the wind !

    Average rating

    7.8

    1st July, 2017, by IanSm

    I visited Wallasey on Friday 30th June with Bunkers Golf society.

    I'll start by saying that when the society schedule was published this venue was top of my list to play given it is links golf which I haven't had much experience of playing, it's on a high quality course, plus the date was at the end of June meaning we'd all enjoy a lovely sunny summer's day right ? .. I'll move on ..

    Despite a dismal weather forecast it didn't actually rain (thank the lord) but the wind on the coastal side of the course made this a very tough experience. I'm a mid handicapper at best and I'll be honest enough to say that the course is currently too tough for me but that isn't the course's fault - just don't visit expecting to shoot anything near your handicap or you could have your confidence shattered !

    Anyway to summarise , the course was everything I expected it to be from a links course ...fantastic greens, some elevated tee's, deep bunkers ( which I did in the main manage to avoid) & some coastal holes /views.
    Would I return for more punishment ? .. absolutely but I'll ensure I'm better prepared mentally next time & my game is in good shape.
    Finally thanks to Bunkers for arranging this event & to my playing partners for experiencing my mid round struggle !

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    8

    fantastic course rough too penal

    Average rating

    8.2

    1st July, 2017, by jonnymorro

    Course

    7

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Breathtaking course in great condition

    Average rating

    7.8

    1st July, 2017, by sseddon8

    Another great day of golf at truly magnificent golf course. The fairways and greens are beautifully kept and the course is blessed with some beautiful views. Loose tee shots will be penalised but steady golf will be rewarded. A real test for any level of golfer. Clubhouse is lovely and traditional and may I add they do a tremendous full breakfast.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Exception, very tough Golf course!

    Average rating

    8.6

    1st July, 2017, by Kevblue

    I played here as part of the visit of Bunkers Golf Society.

    This is a superb links golf course in magnificent condition. Several of the holes are breathtaking as you look at them from the teebox. Fabulous, undulating fairways and immaculate greens on every hole and just about every hole having plenty of character about them. The fabulous pot bunkers litter the course giving you food for thought about club selection.

    Beware though, this is a very, very tough golf course. In true traditional links style, the wind BLOWS here and can often be a 4 club wind. The fairways are narrow and the rough extremely penal. If you manage to find your ball, advancing it forward can, at times, be no mean feet!

    At £50 on a Friday afternoon without any soup/sandwiches etc, I thought it was a little bit pricey.

    All in all though, this is a true test of links golf for any serious golfer.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    7

    Tough but beautiful

    Average rating

    8

    1st July, 2017, by Roper1592

    I visited Wallasey Golf Club on 30th June 2017 as part of Bunkers Golf Society and I play off a handicap of 11.

    The first thing to say is....Wallasey Golf Club is hard. Its as simple as that. There is very rarely a day you will visit where the wind is still and this is what links golf is all about. However, in conjunction with this wind is the brutal rough set up at the course. I`ve played links golf all over the U.K and at lots of the top venues we have to offer [including Birkdale, Hillside, Hoylake, Conwy and around Scotland. However, Wallasey is right up there with the very toughest.

    Theres no two ways about it, Wallasey is a fabulous golf club. Steeped in history and tradition [after all it is the founding place of Stableford scoring] and the course is absolutely immaculate and a real beautiful setting. The greens were probably the finest I have played on this year, and that includes all three courses at Gleneagles.
    Bunkers were lush and well maintained and the course was in pristine condition. Tee boxes were all flat, well tendered and in good order and in terms of the course appearance - it couldn`t be faulted.

    My only real criticism was the length of the rough and the proximity of the longer rough to the edge of the fairways. I am a lover of links golf and I appreciate that its biggest defence on a still day is the rough. You need to be accurate and plan the course to score well. However, in my fourball we had several shots that landed literally 3-6 feet form the edge of the fairway and were lost forever. In that group, I was the highest handicap on 11 and the lowest was 6...so I would consider it a fair and experienced group of amateurs. Yet, we all commented in the round that we spent far too much time searching [often without success] for balls that in all truthfulness, should have been found. It extends the length of the round [in terms of time] and it made me feel a little disheartened if truth be told. There really is no necessity for it to be so penal.

    That said, it is without doubt one of the best links tracks in the area and the reception from the club and staff was friendly and welcoming - as indeed were the members who all seemed to say "hello" and welcome us to the club. Prices in the club were fair and the food was ample and tasty.

    I believe £50 for golf only during a midweek round is a touch on the expensive side. But I appreciate that Wallasey are competing with clubs that also charge in that region [or higher]. However, it would be nice to see clubs stagger their green fees dependant on numbers attending - and thus awarding discount for groups attending in larger numbers and putting greater funds into the club. But thats a criticism of golf clubs the length and breadth of the UK.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    5

    Hospitality

    9

    Challenging link course a must play

    Average rating

    10

    26th September, 2016, by jjmefc86

    Played a society golf day here September 2016. What a fantastic day we had. Club house is great. Good food, decent pint. Nice staff. Club pro was great with help before booking,on day of event and with his after service. Course was in great condition. We had a lovely sunny Sunday with mild wind. Fairway in great shape, rough at good length difficult but not unplayable. Green and pin positions testing. Bunkers some deep but that's a link course style and very well keep. Good test for any golfer. Course is a must play. Had a great day and will be booking again next year for a society day.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Great course, great challenge

    Average rating

    7.4

    25th July, 2016, by jwright03

    For the Bunkers Golf Society day on 1st July, you'd expect sunny skies, light breezes and the sun tan lotion to be lathered on...instead it was torrential and the only thing that was needed to be lathered on was the layers on waterproofs. Nonetheless, the course was in great condition and surprisingly held up very well even with the onslaught of rain. The greens were true, there was no standing water to be seen and its got a great feel about it. This course in the dry weather would pose a challenge to the accomplished golfer, but to the average golfer like myself this was a real tough test. Throw in wet grips and it meant I was teetering on the brink of a losers medal but the back 9 came to my rescue and I escaped dreaded 'toilet seat'.

    Highly recommend this course if you want a challenge but try to pick a day that not going to leave you wet for 3 days!

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Up There with the best...Play

    Average rating

    8.4

    4th July, 2016, by Brad67

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Bunkers Golf Society

    Average rating

    8.8

    3rd July, 2016, by SMOGGER1

    Wow, what a day we all had at Wallasey. The 1st of July was more like an October day. Wet and windy for most of the round. The course, Greens, Bunkers and Fairways where in great condition despite the awful weather. A great links course, one you have to visit. The greens where fast and true, some of the best I have played on. The Bunkers where in good condition, the Fairways where also excellent, just not wide enough for me in those conditions, spent a lot of time looking for balls, come off the fairways at your peril. Like most people have commented, £50 on Friday afternoon was a bit expensive for a 20+ society, it should of had some food included for the price.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Fabulously tough!

    Average rating

    8.4

    2nd July, 2016, by Roper1592

    Visited Wallasey GC on a very wet and windy Friday afternoon with Bunkers Golf Society. At £50 for golf only midweek, its a bit on the expensive side for a large visiting group but it is a wonderful venue.

    The course has everything you would look for as a keen golfer. Greens that are true and quick, great drainage throughout that ensures you have deliciously fluffy fairways and well cared for bunkers and tee boxes.

    It is a very difficult course, especially if the wind is up. There were lads in our group who had to hit a 3 wood from an elevated tee at a 170 yard par 3 as they were playing directly into the wind!!! The rough is absolutely brutal with fairways at times being only 10-15 metres wide and then knee high rough just off that.....but this is links golf at its finest, and as long as you know what to expect you can adjust your game style accordingly.

    Accuracy and course management are key to score well here - as well as an amount of luck.

    A beautiful course and one I would have no hesitation in returning to, and recommending to friends.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Take a box of Provisional Balls with you!

    Average rating

    8.4

    2nd July, 2016, by ParkEndBobby

    What a golf course. Steeped in history, it is a quality track. Keeping your Driver straight is a must as any wayward shots (if found!) will be severely punished.. We played on a blustery and wet day and many of the Bunkers Society lads commented on it being the toughest golf challenge they had ever experienced.. As with many Links Courses you are rewarded for a straight shot as they will run out an extra 30/40 yds. The bunkers were well prepared and the greens were excellent and a joy to putt on..

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Special Golf course

    Average rating

    9

    2nd July, 2016, by Kevblue

    I played here with Bunkers Golf Society.

    This is a fantastic golf course. A lot of breathtaking holes all in absolutely immaculate condition.

    The greens were faultless. Very fast and offering a perfect roll. The fairways were stunning to look at from the elevated Teeboxes and barely a divot mark to be found on the course.

    Beware though, this is a very, very tough course (especially in the high winds and heavy rain that followed my 4 ball round!) the rough is absolutely brutal and will mean many a lost ball should you not be arrow straight during your round. If you do manage to find your ball, advancing it forward more than 30 yards is no mean feat.

    Despite he difficulty, I would recommend any keen golfer to play at Wallasey Golf club.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    8

    Gruelling test of golf!

    Average rating

    9.8

    2nd July, 2016, by d1ashley

    Playing this magnificent course was an incredible experience and despite the brutal weather conditions which prevailed for most of the afternoon it was a privilege to be blown around this excellent layout!
    Playing with 22 other pals from Bunkers Golf Society I was impressed initially with the splendour of the spacious, elegant clubhouse even though it is quite unusual to find locker rooms on the first floor. Arriving early to the venue gave me an opportunity to sample the full breakfast from an impressive menu with all options providing very good value for money. (Full delicious breakfast inc tea/coffee and plenty of toast was a very reasonable £7 per head).
    The course itself was immaculate. I had expected the heavy rain which had fallen throughout the previous night to have had a significant effect on the course, however I was very surprised to find that there was hardly any sign of standing water and the greens were still fast and true.
    It may sound a little churlish then, you may think, for me to suggest that the green fee (golf only) of £50 per head for a party of 23 players was a little expensive. Had that fee included the breakfast or even a bacon roll with coffee I would have felt that the fee was fully justified.
    The weather conditions were truly horrendous for virtually the whole of our round yet in the sanctuary of the clubhouse bar the verdict was unanimous....this is a superb links course which is not to be missed.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Four seasons golf

    Average rating

    8.4

    1st July, 2016, by benjaminchef7

    I played this course on what was a very wet and windy afternoon with bunkers golf society.
    which after 3 holes blew itself out and led to a windy, mainly wet rainy but then sunny experience.
    We were aware of its history apropos Bobby Jones with the original picture in pride of place at the Club plus being the home of the Stableford scoring system.
    The Course is awesome and in my opinion is more interesting than Hoylake (Royal Liverpool) just down the road. (Not the open set up)
    There are great courses in this area but this course is one not to miss if you enjoy the challenges of Links Golf at its best.
    The most beautiful golf course I've ever played on in the Wirral. The greens were fantastic and the fairways were in excellent condition and the rough has a large number of my recently purchased golf balls which is nice to find to cheer you up if you've missed the fairway.
    A magnificent links course offering a stern golfing challenge. Merciless rough and bunkers.
    My favourite hole on the course was the 17th as on my second shot there was a magnificent rainbow overlooking the green
    WOW!!!!
    I feel the price was extremely good value for money but for a Friday afternoon tee of at 1.36pm at £50 a person with no food is extremely
    Hard to justify with the society with 20+ members there. having a drinking before play and after play.
    I feel more Prestidge golf clubs need to accommodating to the elite golf society like bunkers golf society.
    Overall a fabulous day of golf
    KR
    Ben

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    6

    Never lets you down

    Average rating

    8.4

    6th January, 2016, by Sandy

    I am a member here so slightly biased!

    This course is a real pleasure and is playable all year round, the greens are superb in the summer months and wont find better, can be really tough when the rough gets up.

    A real test of golf but a course that will not disappoint you.

    When are you doing a video here Teeuplo?

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Classy links course

    Average rating

    8.4

    30th September, 2015, by SteveG

    Played here on a lovely sunny day in late September 2015.

    The course has the look and feel of a classic links layout, with some great elevated tees and views of the coastline at the start and end of the round. The middle section if anything is a little flatter and weaker.

    Keeping it on the fairway is a must, with the rough being mainly thick and tangly. Bunkering is sensible unlike many links courses which can have a tendency to surround most greens with sand. Here you are usually offered a safe route in on one side, so a course planner is a good idea.

    I thoroughly.enjoyed my round, and would recommend a visit if in the area.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    You need to play this one

    Average rating

    9.2

    22nd September, 2015, by Ashton11

    What a course. True links golf at its best. Beware the wind, stay out of the rough stuff or prepare to dig deep in your bag for yet another ball. Played it twice now and it just gets better. Great views of the 18th when you finish.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    8

    Good test

    Average rating

    8

    19th June, 2015, by Val999

    A great course and a fair test of all parts of your game. A few absolute stunning golf holes with a great finishing hole from an elevated tee to a green in front of the clubhouse. Definitely worth saying if visiting it's more famous neighbour Royal Liverpool

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    9

    Worth a Visit

    Average rating

    9.2

    19th June, 2015, by derekmedley

    One of the bsest links courses you will ever play when the wind blows take plenty of balls

    Course

    10

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Society visit.

    Average rating

    8.6

    30th March, 2015, by bluesimo

    Played Wallasey quite a few times and the course is a joy to play. For £40 on a Sunday during winter offers excellent value for money. The course can be a challenge especially if the wind is blowing strong. The greens are always in top class condition. Finally the members and people in the clubhouse are very welcoming.

    Course

    10

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Very testing

    Average rating

    8.2

    24th March, 2015, by Lexo

    A tough course that did not give away many birdies to our 4 ball, it was very fast running and the greens a joy to putt on. The opening 5 holes and closing 3 holes are set in lovely links land whilst the other holes are set in flatter ground more inland. The Par 5 13th proved difficult back into the wind! The clubhouse sits right behind the 18th green and inside there are some great paintings of Bobby Jones and Dr Stableford

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    8

    Recommended

    Average rating

    8.4

    28th July, 2014, by Drp2002

    A lovely course, challenging and a good test of golf. Avoid the rough in the summer months !
    The final 4 holes are tough, ending with an awesome 18th back towards the club house, where a nice cold beer & snack awaits you :-)

    Course

    8

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    One tough course!

    Average rating

    7.6

    5th March, 2014, by Han123

    This course is tough! Played last week and the wind comes in of the sea and some holes are a real test, a proper links gem, firm fairways and fast greens, I imagine they are lightening quick in the summer, great course a bit pricey as a visitor.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    8