Gathurst Golf club is located very close to Jct 27 of the M6 motorway, an 18 hole parkland course with a variation of hole designs to challenge golfers of all abilities. Work is continuous around the course, the new open ditch on the 11th hole was added recently, the 5th, 8th and 10th tees have been re-laid and raised. Golfers will have an altered view, as they survey the pond to the left and out of bounds to the right, where the white stakes of the practice ground loom for the over cautious.
The first six holes were added in recent years and have now blended in well with the existing course. The 4th and 6th greens are only separated by a pond and, when the ground is firm and if the ball is running, you may need to think twice about your shot, when the pins are set close to the pond.
The course has memorable views, in particular when playing down to the green on the second hole, where the verdant and picturesque backdrop is a sight to behold on any day.
Although the 15th, 16th and 18th holes run adjacent to the M6 motorway, its presence is hardly noticeable once you have left the 14th Green, where it comes into view for the first and last time. The 14th green at Gathurst can be seen to the left of the M6 motorway when travelling north and around a mile from and approaching junction 27.
The 18th Hole is a long par 4, even longer in wet conditions, and a good second shot will land you on the green, situated in front of the clubhouse and patio where, afterwards, you can have a relaxing drink, either on the patio or in the friendly atmosphere of the bar.
Gathurst Golf Club is a private, year-round, member-owned Club located in Shevington, Wigan. The Club strives to provide a quality golf course and facilities with a high level of professional services to enhance the enjoyment of the golf, dining and social activities offered to its Members, their families, guests, and the wider local community. While always looking to continually improve, developing new opportunities for existing and new golfers of all genders and ages.
Gathurst Golf Club strives to provide a challenging yet enjoyable golf experience for all levels of golfer. To be a Member of the Club is to be part of an friendly community, a place to make and sustain enduring friendships. The Club provides its Members with social activities and events and prides itself on becoming a destination for excellent dining.
Gathurst Golf Club values quality without extravagance and casual elegance ahead of formality. It delivers ongoing value and fosters tradition in all its endeavours. The Club recognizes the importance of its members, employees and the local community and promotes an atmosphere of respect, trust, enthusiasm and commitment. It is a custodian of the natural environment and strives to protect and enhance it whenever possible.