Keep heading south on the Lancashire England coast, from Royal Birkdale and Hillside on the way to Formby, and you will pass the Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, one of the first Ryder Cup venues, having hosted the international competition in 1933  and again in 1937. This grand old links at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club means business right from the first tee shot and will not stop challenging the golfers. Indeed if you not miss one of the countless bunkers you will know why Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is on the short list of homes to the most menacing individual bunkers in England. Always an Open Final Qualifying venue when held at Royal Birkdale, Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is another gem not to be missed in this incredible cluster of the country’s  best golf courses in Northwest England.