The West Lancashire is a pioneer of the golf in the Northwest, the oldest golf club surviving in the county of Lancashire and among the top ten oldest clubs in England. Founded in 1873, it is twinned with Royal Montreal Golf Club, Canada’s oldest golf club, founded in the same year. West Lancashire has been a final qualifying course for The Open in 1976, 1983, 1991, 1998, 2006 and most recently in 2008, when Padraig Harrington triumphed at Royal Birkdale. This great links course measures 6,964 yards, and is set in natural seaside terrain with immaculate greens. Eleven of the holes measure over 400 yards so by any standards it is a true championship course.