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Royal Lytham & Saint Annes Golf Club

(5 reviews)

Lancashire, England

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This course may not boast seaside vistas, but it delivers top quality golf. Its origins as farmland are evident in the even, furrowed fairway. More than two hundred bunkers, deep if not large, make a dropped shot an ever-present danger at driving distance, and are evidence of Harry Colt's influence. A low score on the first nine holes (par 35) is necessary if one is to have a satisfying total coming back (par 36) in the face of the wind, though choices in regard to distance are limited. A drive and iron are usually enough for the two par 5s on the front nine; the one par 3 on the back, to a small, raised green, is the longest. The wind makes the final five holes the most difficult finishing stretch in championship golf, the seventeenth being famous for the shot that won Bobby Jones the Open in 1926.

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Total of 5 reviews for Royal Lytham & Saint Annes Golf Club

Hands down my favorite links course ! :) Nothing but amazing memories. If the wind is off the right on 9, will you start it over the houses?


Not my favourite Open venue but still a great links course.


One of my favourite "Royal" courses and underrated in terms of The Open courses. Course is very difficult if your long game isn't on point, then you better hope your short game is at its best to sa...

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James Whiteley

11 Hcp2 courses played

After a gentle introduction on the 1st hole, you then start playing the longer holes where the wind direction plays a massive part in how you can play the holes. Without doubt one of the toughest t...

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Max Biwer

1 Hcp126 courses played

One of 3 Open courses I have played during my trip to Liverpool a couple of years ago. The main difficulty of the course are the numerous pot bunkers (over 200!). You really have to avoid them with...

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26 Jun 2015