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Childwall Golf Club is situated in Naylors Road, Gateacre, Liverpool 27. 
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If you're using Sat Nav, our post code is L27 2YA

Directions from the M62 traveling towards Liverpool
Leave the Motorway at Junction 6 (A5080/A5300/M57). At the roundabout take the 4th exit, A5080 (signposted Huyton). Go straight through the first set of traffic lights (turn left being the only other exit) and, about half a mile later, at the second set of traffic lights, turn left (signposted Netherley). Go under the Motorway. The entrance to CGC is a few hundred yards further down this road, on the left. The entrance comes on you quickly so take it easy and look for the signpost on the right pointing to the drive on the left.

Directions from the M62 traveling away from Liverpool
Leave the Motorway at Junction 5 (A5080) and at the roundabout take the 1st exit, A5080 (signposted Huyton). Go straight on to a roundabout and take the second exit (signposted Motorway M62, Cronton). Travel for about half a mile and turn right at the first set of traffic lights (signposted Netherley). Go under the Motorway. The entrance to CGC is a few hundred yards further down this road, on the left. The entrance comes on you quickly so take it easy and look for the signpost on the right pointing to the drive on the left.

Directions from the Runcorn Bridge
Cross River Mersey using the Runcorn Bridge in the direction of Liverpool. Keep straight on for about 3 miles. Branch left at the Junction with the A5300 (signposted Liverpool, Southport) and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit, A5300. After about 3 more miles, branch left at the Junction with A5080/M57/M62 (signposted Liverpool) and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit A5080 (signposted Huyton). Go straight through the first set of traffic lights (turn left being the only other exit) and, about half a mile later, at the second set of traffic lights, turn left (signposted Netherley). Go under the Motorway. The entrance to CGC is a few hundred yards further down this road, on the left. The entrance comes on you quickly so take it easy and look for the signpost on the right pointing to the drive on the left.

Directions from the M57
Travel down the M57 in the direction of the M62 Motorway. Leave at Junction 1 (signposted Huyton) and at the roundabout take the 6th exit, A5080 (signposted Huyton). Go straight through the first set of traffic lights (turn left being the only other exit) and, about half a mile later, at the second set of traffic lights, turn left (signposted Netherley). Go under the Motorway. The entrance to CGC is a few hundred yards further down this road, on the left. The entrance comes on you quickly so take it easy and look for the signpost on the right pointing to the drive on the left.

Office Staff

If you have a query, need clarification about information contained in this Web Site or, in deed, any matter related to the Golf Club, our Office Staff will be readily willing to help you, answer your problem or point you in the right direction. 

Gavin Brown
is CGC's Manager
Tamsin is CGC's 
Assistant Club Secretary
 Gavin Brown  Tamsin


To contact Gavin or Tamsin, go to the contact us page

To download CGC's Membership application form and other on-line documents go to the download page

A brief History of CGC

Information in this section is printed with the kind permission of Mr A.J. Rawlinson to whom we are indebted. His History of Childwall Golf Club books, Part one: The Early Years,  Part Two.:A fresh Start and Childwall Golf Club The First Hundred Years, make fascinating reading and provide a much more comprehensive account of events than it is possible to display here.

From 1912 to 1921
The precise origin of Childwall Golf Club poses something of a mystery due to a lack of documentary evidence from the time.

It appears that sometime between 1908 and 1910 a hotel called Woolton Hall Hydro (occupying the 18th century Woolton Hall) first developed and opened The Hydro Links, a 9 hole inland course on the Southeast aspect of Woolton Hill, to attract people looking for golfing breaks.

Subsequently, in late 1911 or early 1912 and possibly because of under use of The Hydro Links, the course was leased to an organisation called The City Golf Club.

Later in 1912 it is probable that a splinter group of disaffected members from Woolton Golf Club joined The City Golf Club which then became The Woolton Hall Hydro Golf Club.

Initially the land on which the course was built was rented from its owners, the McGuffie trust. In 1916 a more formal five year licence agreement was negotiated and in 1917 the Club relaunched itself with its new licence and its third name in five years as The Woolton Hall Golf Club. A cottage on the land was used for the Clubhouse.

The formative years of running the 9 hole course must have been difficult. In addition to pre existing sheep grazing rights, the Agricultural Board insisted on cattle having grazing rights. 20 to 25 cows and some horses grazed the land. Fences had to be built to protect the greens. Also, at this time, some of the land was sublet to the Woolton Allotment Association.

In 1920, Captain Peter McGuffie, on behalf of the McGuffie trust, tried to renegotiate the terms of the licence agreement for use of the land on which the course was set out. Issues such as a proposed rent for using of part of Woolton Hall as a club house and proposed charges for damages caused to the grazing land by mowing it to create fairways and greens became stumbling blocks.

In April 1921, after months of failed negotiation and inertia, the owners announced their intention to sell the land. By the December of that year, not being able to determine the owners position regarding selling or renewing the licence (which was to expire in days), an EGM was called to consider winding up the Club affairs. It was resolved to vacate the Woolton Hall Golf Course but that the Club as a Club should continue.


From 1922 to Today.
So it was that the Club moved in 1922 to Childwall Hall and finally in 1938 to the present excellent site at Gateacre.

The Club owes much to four gentlemen, all ex Captains, who found the 200 acres in Gateacre, purchased it for just 8,000 Pounds and agreed to sell it back to the Members for the same price. The four wise men were Messrs Treneman, Sloss, Green and Foreman. A very fine Clubhouse was then built, designed by Alderman Shennan and it should not surprise anyone that he was also responsible for the Royal Birkdale Clubhouse.

The course design was based on the recommendation of James Braid has, over the years, undergone some alterations, mainly to increase the length.

Today, Childwall is a very tough test of Golf and can match any course in the area. The course is not undulating and is very pleasant to walk. However, some holes do rise and this can affect the run of the ball.

The Clubhouse is extremely attractive, serves excellent food and has a friendly, hospitable atmosphere.

Childwall ranks with the very best of courses in this area of very fine Golf Clubs.

Captains and President

Our 2019 Captains and President hope you will enjoy our challenging parkland course with our excellent Art Deco designed Clubhouse where you will find a warm welcome, good food and excellent 19th hole refreshments.

 

Club Captain
Patrick Donnelly
Ladies Captain
Jane Wellings
President 
Marilyn Worsley
Junior Captain
Oliver Duck
Patrick Donnelly Jane Wellings Marilyn Worsley Oliver Duck

 

About Us

Childwall ranks with the very best of courses in this area of very fine Golf Clubs. The course design was based on the recommendation of James Braid and has, over the years, undergone some alterations, mainly to increase the length. Childwall Golf Club is a very tough test of Golf and can match any course. The course is not undulating and is very pleasant to walk.

The Clubhouse is extremely attractive, serves excellent food and has a friendly, hospitable atmosphere. It was designed by Alderman Shennan and it should not surprise anyone that he was also responsible for the Royal Birkdale Clubhouse.

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For map click here

Office Staff
If you have a query, need clarification about information contained in this Web Site or, in deed, any matter related to the Golf Club, our Office Staff will be readily willing to help you, answer your problem or point you in the right direction.
More.....

Captains and President
Our Club Captain, Ladies Captain and President all hope you will enjoy our challenging parkland course with our excellent Art Deco designed Clubhouse where you will find a warm welcome, good food and excellent 19th hole refreshments.  
More.....

History
The precise origin of Childwall Golf Club poses something of a mystery due to a lack of documentary evidence from the time. It appears that sometime between 1908 and 1910 a hotel called Woolton Hall Hydro (occupying the 18th century Woolton Hall) first developed and opened The Hydro Links, a 9 hole inland course on the Southeast aspect of Woolton Hill, to attract people looking for golfing breaks.
More.....

      
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