HESWALL GOLF CLUB
Heswall Golf Club is five miles from Bromborough and has also staged its centenary. The original course was designed by Jack Morris. the professional at Hoylake. The Club’s founders were an enlightened lot and declared that, “One of the objects of the Club is the abolition of golfing widows in the district.”
Many holes have changed over the years but you will experience a fine course played in two halves: eleven holes by the clubhouse, and the other seven down by the banks of the Dee estuary, which ensure some excellent views throughout your round.
There are some really good par threes, one very long par five along the shoreline, and, in my view, two wonderful par fours on the 13th and 15th holes. I played recently with their Centenary Captain, Judge John Roberts, a fine player with his own style, a sort of thumping motion as the club approaches the ball, then a sort of whang! after the assault. Idiosyncratic but highly effective.
Heswall is a fine, testing course, and with the number of trees it boasts it is hard to believe one is so close to the sea. After the round a few beers on the terrace are recommended. The elevation gives you a great view of the course, the estuary and then onto the Welsh hills, quite, quite marvellous. But do ask to go upstairs as the view is even better.
Many say that Heswall has one of the finest balconies in golf. I would not disagree.