Location & Directions

Porters Wood Golf Course is located on Gathurst Road, Orrell. It is adjacent to St. John Rigby College and the Vale Royal restaurant.

By Car

From J26 of the M6 – turn left onto Orrell Road (A577). At traffic lights (Orrell Post) turn right onto Gathurst Road (B5206). Continue for approximately 1 mile. Golf course is on the right hand side adjacent to the Vale Royal restaurant.

From J27 of the M6 – at roundabout take the first exit onto the A5209. At T-junction turn right onto the A5209 heading towards Shevington. After 1 mile pass through the village of Shevington, continuing straight at the 3 mini-roundabouts. Continue straight onto Gathurst Road (B5206), passing St. John Rigby College and the Vale Royal restaurant on left hand side. Golf course is on the left, directly adjacent to the restaurant.

From Wigan wallgate – continue onto the A49 keeping in left hand lane. At saddle junction roundabout take 1st exit onto the A49. Immediately afterwards get into right hand lane. At Saddle junction traffic signals turn right onto the A577 (signposted Preston, Skelmersdale, Orrell). Continue forward for approximately 2.5 miles passing through Pemberton. At traffic lights (Orrell Post) turn right onto Gathurst Road (B5206). Continue for approximately 1 mile. Golf course is on the right hand side adjacent to the Vale Royal restaurant.

Public transport

Bus

There are 2 bus services which stop within 100m of the golf course.

639 – Wigan – Wrightington hospital – Standish circular
641 – Wigan – Standish – Bradley Mills circular

Train

Gathurst train station is located on the Manchester to Southport line. Exit station and turn left onto Gathurst Road. It is a 5-minute walk to the course.

Porters Wood Golf Course

Situated on the outskirts of Wigan, Lancashire, Porters Wood 9-hole golf course is set in natural, undulating parkland between the villages of Shevington and Orrell. The course operates on a ‘pay and play’ basis.