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Seve Ballesteros

Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club

Where: Lancashire, England
Times hosting: 11 (last in 2012)
You know it as: "That course with a lot of bunkers" (205 to be exact).
Unique features: Only Open course to start with a par 3; 206 bunkers; Closes with six-straight par 4s.
Noteworthy moments: In 1979, Seve Ballesteros (left) deliberately drove his ball into a parking lot on the 16th hole and made birdie on his way to a three-shot victory over Jack Nicklaus. Ballesteros would also win the 1988 Open here. Bobby Jones won his first of three Opens here in 1926 and David Duval won his only major the last time the Open was held here in 2001.
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