Designer: Fred Hawtree
Length: 7,029 yards
Founded in 1911 but remodelled in the 1960's, Hillside is an underrated gem right next door to Royal Birkdale. The front nine has always been highly regarded and plays over relatively flat ground, however the back nine with holes framed by giant dunes is regarded as one of the finest in the game.
Hillside has staged numerous major events, both amateur and professional. In the 1982 PGA Championship, Tony Jacklin tied with Bernhard Langer. Jacklin went on to win at the first play-off hole; this was to be his last professional title and Hillside’s most recent major event.