Royal Lytham St Annes Golf Club


Par: 71 Weekday Round: ££££
Yards: 6334 Day Ticket: ££££
Type: Links Weekend Round: N/A
Holes: 18 Day Ticket: N/A

Hole White Yards Par Yellow Yards Stroke Index Ladies Yards Par Stroke Index
1 180
3





2 396
4





3 433
4





4 373
4





5 163
3





6 466
5





7 544
5





8 389
4





9 144
3






3088
35





10 320
4





11 460
5





12 155
3





13 324
4





14 431
4





15 450
4





16 340
4





17 395
4





18 371
4






3246
36






6334
71






























This is definitely a links course, but it is no longer beside the sea.  It now lies about one mile inland but there is evidence that the sea is nearby because you can spot Blackpool tower in the distance. The links is positioned – rather unusually – surrounded by red brick houses and flanked on the west by the railway line while the guardian Victorian clubhouse watches sternly over the course. The conditioning of the course is exceptional and not as rough and ready as many of its contemporaries. The ground is relatively even, except perhaps on a couple of holes, where the land is slightly wrinkled.

The course itself is extremely tough, only Carnoustie (on the British Open circuit) is thought to be tougher. Bernard Darwin describes Lytham’s challenges in his book, The Golf Courses of the British Isles: “The trouble, besides the rough grass and pot-bunkers, consists of sandhills, both natural and artificial. To build an artificial sandhill is not a light task, and it is characteristic of the whole-hearted enthusiasm of the golfers of St Anne’s that they have raised several of these terrifying monuments of industry.”  At this stage we should remind ourselves that Darwin penned this in 1910, and, in those days, it was highly unusual to build anything other than bunkers, talking of which, the bunkers at Royal Lytham are many and annoyingly magnetic.


Address

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Links Gate, St Annes on Sea, FY8 3LQ

Contact

Tel: 0044 (0) 1253 724206
Fax: N/A

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Address

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Links Gate, St Annes on Sea, FY8 3LQ

Contact

Tel: 0044 (0) 1253 724206
Fax: N/A

Green Fee Key
£1 - £15 = £ 
£16 - £30 = ££
£31 - £50 = £££
£50+ = ££££