Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club
Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club is situated near the Merseyside (formerly Lancashire) towns of Southport and Ainsdale on the north west coast of England, not far North of the city of Liverpool. It has an 18-hole Championship course set amongst ranges of tall sandhills and smaller sand dunes.
It was founded in 1906 and hosted the Ryder Cup in 1933 and 1937. It has also staged many other notable tournaments, including the 2005 Amateur Championship, and is on the roster for Final Qualifying tournaments for The Open Championship. As of 2009 the club professional is former European Tour golfer Jim Payne.