Bolton Old Links Win 2018 MDGA Archie Preston final

A bright and sunny Sunday greeted the finalists from Bolton Old Links and Hindley Hall golf clubs in the Manchester & District Golf Alliance Archie Preston Trophy. Held at Shaw Hill Golf & Country Club nerves were evident as the players were presented to the officials from Shaw Hill and MDGA in front of the gathering competitors and supporters on the 1st tee. Close fought games for Bolton Old Links played in great spirit and etiquette against Warrington, Stand, Shaw Hill, Rochdale and Brookdale had seen our team reach the final. The golf on display from both teams was as bright and sparkling as the day, with birdies, pars, holed chips and great putts made in all the games, particularly as we go to the closing stages. All the players could be proud of their golf on the day.

A strong display saw the Bolton Old Links team emerge victorious with every game going to the last few holes. Even when the win was assured it took some persuading for the final pairing of Ash and Kookie to head to the clubhouse, such was their determination in coming from 3 down to be 1 up on the 17th. Pictured is the exuberant winning team and some of our supporters on the day. Just a small part of the 32 person squad, managed by Duncan and Carol, that helped deliver the Archie Preston Trophy back to Old Links after a 10 year gap. Thanks to all those who played and made this possible and those who came along to cheer the team on in the matches. Roll-on next year and the defence of the title.




Welcome To Bolton Old Links Golf Club

This fantastic championship golf course, measuring a testing 6432 yards, par 72 (white tees), 6042 yards, par 70 (yellow tees) and 5503 yards, par 73 (Ladies red tees) is a true test of golf. Bolton Old Links has 18 uniquely challenging holes, an impressive professional shop occupied by our full time Resident PGA Professional Sean Owen, buggy hire and electric trolley hire service is available, golf societies, golf days and visitors are most welcome.

Bolton Old Links has been selected as a venue for numerous professional tournaments, including the European Satellite Tour, the Wilson PGA Championship, Exel Golf Tour, 1836 Tour and most recently the Lancashire PGA fourball championship and currently home to the PGA North Region Championship.
A warm welcome awaits you in the clubhouse from our catering and bar staff and where you are invited to enjoy a drink, a snack or an exceptionally tasty meal in very relaxing and comfortable surroundings

Functions and Events at Bolton Old Links Golf Club




The Montserrat Suite is our large function room on the first floor, seating around 125 guests. It has stage, dance floor, bar and separate toilet facilities and is very flexible with a variety of possible seating arrangements available and any size of function can be catered for such as Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Party Nights,Anniversaries, Sportsmans Dinners, Presentation Nights, Company Seminars & Meetings as well as Training Courses.

The services of Wedding Specialists for extra items such as room dressing, table dressing, entertainment can also be arranged for you. The MacKenzie Suite is situated on the ground floor with use of the main bar and can seat around 60 diners. This room is ideal for the smaller function, Business Meetings, Funeral Lunches, smaller Private Parties and even Pre-Wedding Breakfast Champagne and Canape reception followed by the the “Main Event” in the larger Montserrat Suite.

Function Room Hire

The hire periods are listed below, please contact the Club if you wish to hire a room.

01204 842307


Montserrat Suite

Function Room All Day and Evening until midnight
Day Time Function from 12pm to 6pm
Evening Function from 6pm until midnight



McKenzie Suite

Funeral, Christenings and Other Functions

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