Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

96%
Rating

About the Club

 

It opens, unusually, with a relatively benign par three but if you think that this is a reflection of the course overall, then think again.

Lytham is a true test of links golf and if you want to record a good score, above all else you must avoid the bunkers, of which there are 206 (which equates to an average of 11 per hole).

Although laid out over typical undulating linksland, the course is not on the coastline – there is a railway line, housing and roads between you and the sea.

Nevertheless, the feel, atmosphere and challenge is classical links, with the strength and direction of the capricious wind playing a significant part in the course’s defences.

Lytham sets a truly demanding examination of your game, as you would expect from an Open Championship venue.



 

Directions

St Annes 1 mile A584
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Royal Lytham Golf Course
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Royal Lytham Golf Course

The layout of Royal Lytham & St Annes has remained faithful to the original created by the clubs first professional, George Lowe, over a century ago. The only significant changes where made in 1919 when the club asked Harry Colt, the pre-eminent course designer of the time to make recommendations for improvement.

Over the next four years he repositioned some of the greens and tees added numerous bunkers and lengthened the course.

It is not a conventionally beautiful golf course, surrounded as it is by suburban housing and flanked by a railway line, but it has a charm all of its own. It is a Links course that is a long way from the sea yet close enough for the sea breeze to have an effect on one's game and was aptly described by Bernard Darwin, the leading golf writer of the thirties, as 'a beast of a course, but a just beast'. He went on to say that 'no one could fail to be impressed by its difficulties, which sets a golfer just about as ruthless as an examination as any course of my acquaintance'.

Ryder Cup Captain Mark James wrote " And Lytham was set up magnificently in 2001 (for the Open Championship), perfect for the world's premier golfing event. I do not think they could have prepared that course better. It was a perfect combination of width of fairways, length of rough and pace and quality of greens. It should be used as a model for future Opens. Everyone who knows Lytham knew that it would be the one course where Tiger Woods would not have a big advantage because of the distance he hits, as there are relatively few holes where you can carry the trouble. Tiger could not tame it".

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71/75
PAR
71
SSS
6882
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
3
4
13
174
2
4
4
5
399
3
4
4
1
432
4
4
4
9
371
5
3
4
15
170
6
5
5
7
474
7
5
5
3
539
8
4
4
11
389
9
3
4
17
144
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
10
320
11
5
5
4
465
12
3
4
14
157
13
4
4
18
324
14
4
4
6
429
15
4
4
2
446
16
4
4
16
343
17
4
4
8
413
18
4
4
12
371

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